Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

December 29, 2008 -

Last week GamePolitics reported on Holiday Snowball Fight, an online game which lampooned, among other celebrities, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Apparently the game, created by PETA, provoked a bit of a dust-up between Palin's people and the animal rights organization. Although details are sketchy, a PETA blog claims that the group was threatened with legal action over the game:

This morning, PETA's Policy Department received a Scrooge-like phone call from someone purporting to be from Gov. Sarah Palin's office threatening legal action against us if we don't play ball...

In real life, the moose and other animals Ms. Palin blows to smithereens don't stand a chance... Though this game is just a bit of harmless payback, Palin's real-life hunting habit is no joke...

The Alaska Report has more, including transcripts of a nasty e-mail flame war between Palin spokeman Bill McAllister and PETA president Ingrid Newkirk. From the e-mail exchange, it appears that the Palin camp claims no knowledge of the alleged legal threat.

GP: Thanks to reader Raymond Martineau for the tip!


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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Why are respectable news outlets like gamepolitics repeating PETA's lie?

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

For some reason i find it funny that on the Alaska Report website half of their adds are for trips to get away from Alaska

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Am I the only one hoping for a thunderdome to come into play during this argument? i mean both enter, only one leave, everybody wins!

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Someone forgot to tell PETA that they got Punk'd...

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

PETA probably wouldn't get much attention if it wasn't for the attention whores that are abundant within there...

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

PETA is alot like Jesus, when you stop giving it publicity it will disappear into the shameful annuls of human history.

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

No Peta is a lot like that virginia tech game for the same reason.

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Yeah, but when PETA's gone it'll stay gone, not reappear 3 days later pass the torch and go back to Dad's house.

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Yes, yes, we all know Jesus hacks. sv_cheats is equal to 1 when your dads the sysops.

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

If this were true... who the hell am I supposed to cheer for here? Palin Vs Peta?

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Both Mangled and Killed.

You also hope the right to parody doesn't get compromised in the process.

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

That's easy. No matter how evil Palin is, PETA can always one up her.

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

You know, for every website that posts about Peta, 300 dogs get gassed by those assholes.  I hate to be a head in the sand kind of guy but let's face it.  This is an organization that has YET to do something productive and prefers to get you to think about change by pissing on your McNuggets then handing you a pamphlet as you're winding back your fist.  I mean hell, evidence of this is enough as they basically mock Charleton Heston and Colonel Sanders in their graveyard level.

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Oh they do distribute pamphlets. Horribly graphic pamphlets, and to children.

http://www.rightwingnews.com/graphics/yourdaddykills.jpg

(Sorry for the biased source, it's really old news and so the only site I could find).

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Sum Up of Email Exchange ...

Hey Peta who called you ...

FUCK YOU thats who called us ...

Umm Ok What the hell ....

More like what the hell to you ...

End Email Exchange.

Seriously the guy just asked who called ... he was looking for a name and title so he could do some investigation to see if it was his office or not ... after all it has ramification if people in his office are calling people and threating legal action.

 

I have to agree with the guy ... sounds like Peta got a random threat attributed it to the govenor's office and then got called out on it.  But you have to expect this from Peta I mean they are after all the first group to call foul when animals are being killed yet they are one of the largest killers of dogs and cats in this nation sounds about right to me.

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

From looing at the exchange, I would actually guess that someone from Palin's office did indeed do the call since the office seemed to have been monitoring the blog, though it's also possible they were simply 'informed' about it.

And then, of course PETA screws it up by being pointlessly billigerent.  Your summary of the email exchange is spot on.  The only thing I would add is that the Palin office escelated the insults pretty quickly and seem to have gone in pretty hostile themselves.

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

After reading the exchange for myself, I agree. The guy was only asking for information so he can find the person responsible, and the PETA rep was being an ass.

And then the ass got spanked.

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Sounds to me like PETA is placing itself in line for a liable suit. They blamed Palin's office and refuse to back up the information.

Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Good, someone needs to take PETA down a notch.


Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

I hope she is going after PeTA, they are a cult like joke, but so is her religion...  No seriously, you should see the youtube video...  Watch Here

I am surprised that didn't get more attention...  I wouldn't mind seeing her battle it out with PeTA though.

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Guess that means she WON'T be in Operation: Anchorage. That sucks, I even had a cool achievement name for when you take her out; "Nailin' Palin".

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

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Re: Did Sarah Palin Bite Back at PETA's Online Game?

Where do you think I got the idea from?

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