Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

March 17, 2009 -

Labour MP Keith Vaz, a frequent critic of video games, finds himself the focus of a lengthy expose in the Daily Mail.

As GamePolitics reported last September, Vaz attempted to intervene in a court case on behalf of a political donor, Shahrokh 'Sean' Mireskandari.

Accordinging to yesterday's newspaper report, Mireskandari also lavished Vaz and his family with gifts. A former colleague of Mireskandari's told the Mail:

Vaz was frequently in Sean's office and was always after freebies. He loved the high life; football, concerts, black-tie dinners. It was really undignified for such a senior politician.

While the allegations concerning Vaz's intervention into his friend's court case are not new, the Daily Mail has assemled a staggering amount of detail concerning the relationship between Vaz and Mireskandari.


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Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

*shock*

 

However in true Vaz style rather than wait for any facts I shall jump on the news report alone and declare the man clearly guilty.

 

For those that don't know how amazingly ill informed this mouth piece is, he stated there was rape in modern games. A few others in parliament (including the BBFC) told him 'no there isn't' so he dusts off an old Atari 2600 game 'Custer’s Revenge' that was never released in this country to 'prove' there was rape depicted in games.

 

He also recently stood up and used 'Rapelay' as another example, as if it vindicated him, however it actually only goes to prove how stupid and media led the man is.

 

Nothing against him personally, I just have a problem with anyone who completely ignores the facts to push an agenda that doesn’t really exist outside the pages of a sensationalist media.

 

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

The best definition of a corrupt moralist is a dog who barks to much to distract people from seeing who tiny and insignificant he is.

 


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Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Now let's get some fact straight.

Keith Vaz has been emboiled in controversy a long time before he decided to become a critic of games. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1137974.stm See the controversy over the Hinduja's passports. So the fact that Vaz is dodgy is no news to me or anyone that has followed British politics for some time.

Gamers it seems like to have their bogey men, and I imagine Vaz is hated more in the US than in the UK (even though he has now role in American politics) such is the way gamers focus on gamaphobes. He's probably been subject to more criticism over a few of his comments on games than he has over his actual corruption. Perhaps it even shows a weakness in gamer's arguments if the only way these critics can be beaten is not by raising excellent counterpoints to their arguments but to rather attack their credibility.

At the end of the day, Vaz has been corrupt (and publically known to be) longer than he has been anti-games.

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Just what I was going to say. Vas is a disgrace and has been for ages.

Gift.

To GP: Editing note

There's a typo in the above article:

"... the Daily Mail has assemled a staggering amount ..."

Just letting you know.  Cheers!

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Ever notice howthe anti-videogame people are usually shown to be corrupt?  It's almost like crusading against video games makes you a corrupt person.

 

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

It's probably the other way around: a corrupt person seeks to draw attention away from their misdeeds, and seeks an easy target to attack. Video games fit the bill.

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Now that you mention it... ponder.  Wonder if the adverse is true then.  Maybe those are play the games are more honorable and upright citizens. 

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Methinks it is wise to know that all men have their vices.

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Keith Vaz joins Elliott Spitzer, Jack Thompson, Blagoyavich (sp?), etc.  They all seem to be creeps looking to cover up their own personal failings.  I can't wait to find out what Leland Yee is hiding...

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

 

Or he we could find that's he a communist agent supporting the Chinese government.  I'll explain, Yee is supposed to be a defender of children, right??  How come he turned down a bill that would ban or prevent lead or dangerous chemical in children's toy.  Does that sound suspicious for a children defender to not accept the bill that prevent children's toy with dangerous chemical.  I think Yee has something to hide (I'm not racist, I'm Asian just like him).  But I hope we find something on Yee.

 

Oh by the way, Let see what Vaz is hiding since they question his ethics.

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Isn't Yee a Republican? if so then that is no surprise Republicans love to deregulate industries even if that deregulation harms little Timmy so long as businesses make more money they don't care. 

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

 

Republican, yes.  A possible spy, a high possibility.  I still think Yee could be a communist agent from China.  It's my theory, I don't have strong evidence, but I do recommend a FBI and NSA surveillance on him.

Yee turn down a bill that ban or prevent lead in children's toy.  What kind of defender of children and also a child psychologist turn down that bills  (come on, Yee is not that dumb that lead can harm children)?? Doesn't that sound a bit suspicious to you, to me that is a big red flag.  Where do all the toy fill with lead come from?  China, and so does Yee.  I think Yee is using video game criticism just to divert all the attention from him.  I'm telling Yee is hiding something.  I don't know what.  But I know this guy support communist China when it comes to communist China (if Yee did accept the bill, then communist government in China would not trust him hence why he didn't accept the bill)

If Yee is what I think he is, another critics down (also another communist off the street).  

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Female underwear?

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Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

a large sexual device for 13 year old kids? (wink wink) you ever watched to catch a predator?

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so die for him instead or the other way around so he can sue your ass back to the stoneage (oooh upgrade!)

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Sadly, they don´t broadcast that show here in Mexico.

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Look at it on YouTube

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Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

 What a surprise. An ethics member shouting as loud as he can about the immorality of others gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar. 

Here's hoping this is the end of his career. And that he ends it in disgrace.

 

Re: Game Critic Keith Vaz Faces Ethics Questions

Heh, those who call out the game industry on ethics having none themselves.

So the pattern continues.

 
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