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UK Tabloid Journalist Reaches New Low – Inventing Games for Shocks

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If you’re unaware of the story of Raoul Moat, one that’s dominated the headlines in the UK earlier this month, I’ll fill you in. Raoul Moat, spurred on by jealousy, stupidity and quite possibly, years of torment from being a ginger shot his ex-lover and her new partner -killing him. He also blinded a police officer by shooting him in the face with the a sawn-off shotgun.

A week-long manhunt ensued, coming to a head with the burly psychopath taking his own life after a stand-off with police in the Northumbrian town of Rothbury. The Daily Star – paragons of journalistic integrity as they are – are reporting on the development of a Grand Theft Auto based on these events, using a poorly photoshopped game cover as “evidence.” It gets worse.

GTAR The Daily Star attributes the doctored image to several ‘games websites’, which it said ‘showed the cover of Grand Theft Auto Rothbury’, a game I’m pretty damned sure isn’t in the pipeline. Even worse is they, not happy with just making stuff up, questioned the 69 year old-grandmother of Moat’s wounded ex-lover what she thought of the game concept.

Unsurprisingly, she’s aghast! “It is sick – it’s blood money,” she said. “The game is beyond belief.”  Damn right it is, because it’s completely fabricated! This is, quite frankly, the most irresponsible, reprehensible and depraved “journalism” that’s been exacerbated by the “journalist” in question Jerry Lawton’s repugnant response to the backlash he’s received.

“Baffled by the fury of adult gamers,” wrote Lawton on hid Facebook page. “These are grown (?!?) men who sit around all day playing computer games with one another who’ve today chosen to enter the real world just long enough to complain about my story slamming a Raoul Moat version of Grand Theft Auto! You would think I’d denied the Holocaust!!! Think I’ll challenge them to a virtual reality duel….stab….I win!!!”

You sir, are a giant cock-bag.

Source : CVG

Last Updated: July 22, 2010


  1. Q121

    July 22, 2010 at 12:21

    I must admit… would make a great game 🙂

    can call it “Chav’s Life”


  2. Gavin Mannion

    July 22, 2010 at 13:02

    I am horrified by his ignorance… idiots like that should be struck from the industry… or just struck… either way


  3. Uncle

    July 22, 2010 at 15:23

    Its ignorance and old views of the video game industry. It used to be for devil spawn. Now people need to realize than every game they play on Facebook, cellphone etc are all video games.

    When all these people die, and we replace them, there will be no more uninformed sensational nonsense. :angry:


  4. GougedEye

    July 23, 2010 at 08:22

    Actually this is quite good journalism based on The Daily Star’s usual standards.


  5. James

    July 26, 2010 at 20:54

    Speaking of irresponsible journalism, why you consider it acceptable or indeed necessary to have a go at ginger people? Cheap shot – not very funny.


  6. Thomas Hobbes

    July 26, 2010 at 21:40

    It’s a serious point and one we should never, ever forget – gingers are not acceptable in ANY social situation.


  7. Squirrel

    July 26, 2010 at 21:48

    Cept an ice age maybe :face:


  8. eltonriley

    July 27, 2010 at 08:43

    Because they not actually journalists, they are bloggers. And pretty poor bloggers at that.


  9. Gavin Mannion

    July 27, 2010 at 10:57

    Always awesome to see you coming back to insult us :happy: we love all our loyal readers equally :wub:


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