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NY Times Takes Money From Violent Video Game Maker, Puts Bullet-Riddled Ad On Op-Ed Page
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/22/2011 5:22:30 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

There I was this morning at the New York Times online op-ed page, the scene of so much self-righteous hand-wringing in recent weeks over the violence in our culture and rhetoric. I was deciding whether to subject myself first to Gail Collins or Charles Blow, when my eye was drawn to the ad you see here for something called "Project Blackout." A busty babe wields an assault rifle the Times surely wouldn't want in private hands. And look: the ad is peppered by bullet holes.

Click through to learn more about the violent video game, and you'll see the image [after the jump] of a man . . . in a crosshairs.

Note also the legend under the ad image that appeared on the op-ed page "Advertise on NYTimes.com".

View images after the jump.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; newyorktimes; videogames


1 posted on 01/22/2011 5:22:34 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Hypocrisy, thy name is The New York Times. Gray Lady puts bullet-riddled ad for violent video game on online op-ed page. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/22/2011 5:24:10 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What hypocrites...

Hollywood liberals, in particular, are also hypocrites when they blame Sarah Palin for violence. Hollywood puts out violence on an unprecedented scale.


3 posted on 01/22/2011 5:30:12 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If political free speech is responsible for Jared Loughner, can you imagine what an Islamic call to prayer will do to NYC five times a day at a Ground Zero mosque???
4 posted on 01/22/2011 5:31:24 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'm fluent in three sections, actually -- bias, propaganda and hypocrisy.
5 posted on 01/22/2011 5:43:08 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: BinaryBoy

LOL: perfect!

PS: I’ll trade you the Magazine section for a violent video game. Deal!


6 posted on 01/22/2011 5:45:31 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The NYTimes has more disrespect for people than I thought.


7 posted on 01/22/2011 5:47:00 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This bullsh1t is a joke, right?
It CAN’T be an actual article.


8 posted on 01/22/2011 5:47:02 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: Flintlock

As the author of the original article, I can vouch that it’s real.


9 posted on 01/22/2011 5:49:26 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This week Chris Matthews called for the assasination of all conservative Congressmen.


10 posted on 01/22/2011 6:30:00 AM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic is on Kindle now)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t see how continuously playing these violent games could not seriously dull your emotions when firing an actual weapon and actually killing real human beings.

There lies my consternation. I am against government censorship and have strong beliefs regarding parental controls.

My child would not be permitted to play these videos. No questions, no argument. If you live under my roof and I pay the bills then you had better expect that I am going to make the rules.


11 posted on 01/22/2011 7:51:49 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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