Right wing freaks out over ‘Tea Party Zombies’ video game
A New York-based video game developer has set his virtual crosshairs on Republican and conservative political figures in a game called “Tea Party Zombies Must Die”
The gruesome game, created by StarvingEyes Advergaming, is billed as “first-person shooter” featuring “Tea Party zombies” to be targeted with an “arsenal of weapons,” including multiple firearms and a crowbar. Notable politicians depicted in the game include current and previous presidential hopefuls like Palin, Bachmann, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. Several Fox News personalities are also featured, including Huckabee, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Brit Hume.
Lesser-known targets include “factory made blonde Fox News Barbie who has never had a problem in her life zombie” or the “Koch industries Koch Whore lobbyist pig zombie.”
This article comes from Fox and the spin on it is incredible. Only a few paragraphs in we get treated to this:
Attention to the game’s release has heightened after violent rhetoric from Teamsters President James P. Hoffa, who in a speech over the weekend told President Obama that his supporters would “take out the son-of-a-bitches” in the Tea Party who were waging “war” against unions.
“The liberal media have been preaching for years that conservatives are the ones who invoke violent imagery and rhetoric. Yet in the space of two days, the radical, pro-Obama left calls us ‘son-of-a-bitches’ and says they want to ‘take us out.’ And they follow that with a hideously violent game where they do just that — depicting ways of shooting prominent conservatives, presidential candidates and journalists,” said Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center. “The news media would be in an uproar if violence had been incited against liberals. Their silence disgusts me.”
I have no words. Really, I want to say something here, but my brain just broke.
The game’s developer has made controversial games before…
The game’s developer, Jason Oda, of Brooklyn, N.Y., did not respond to foxnews.com requests for comment. But the 32-year-old Connecticut native is no stranger to violent, politically-themed video games.
In 2008, he created “Kung-Fu election,” which invited players to choose their favorite candidate to take them into battle against a political adversary. Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards and Bill Richardson were pitted against Republican counterparts like Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain.
The real money quote though comes at the end from Mike Huckabee:
“Will Pepsi, Motorola, and NASCAR among others cease to advertise on the website that promotes this violent and hate-filled bigotry or will there be the usual double standard?” Huckabee asked.
Yes you read that right, Fox News berating someone viciously for “violent and hate filled bigotry”.
That’s got to be one of the biggest pot/kettle moments I’ve ever seen.
A report on the same story at National Review has some interesting comments, including these gems:
I hope this video game gets disseminated around the entire country. The more people who see it, the better.
I believe that when pure idiocy is exposed to the light of day, it has much less chance to be convincing. Such is the case with socialism. When leftists let their guards down, and honestly portray themselves for who they are and what they think, it presents quite an ugly picture for people.
This video game is a case-in-point. Therefore, I hope millions upon millions of people see it. Thank you, Mr. Foster, for helping these left wing flee bags reveal their inner selves.
As the left continues to lose more and more of its power, their shrills will only get louder and meaner. So let’s all get used to it, and realize that their venom increases in opposite proportion to their popularity.
You’d never see something like this coming from the right. People on the right generally don’t harbor murderous fantasies about silencing their political opposition—oh, there are plenty of fantasies about fighting in a second American Revolution to free this country of the leftist peril—but even that is in response—not to speech, but to action.
The right doesn’t fear leftist speech. Sure, it slows things down, but, being based on lies that require behaviors contrary to human nature, they know it cannot win. The left, on the other hand, needs to ensure that it’s adherents never hear things that might sway them from the delusional precepts the left foists upon it’s often captive followers. The left needs to keep the truth away from the light….and so you get things like shouting down speakers, demonizing of contrary opinion…and games that not only silence the opposition—but also allow you to kill them, even after they’ve been silenced.
The disconnect here is just unbelievable. I could go on and on about this but I think you can judge it for yourself easily enough.
Here’s the link to the National Review piece if anyone is interested. There are additional screenshots there for the curious.