Have you ever fantasized about punching Glenn Beck in his big, fat, stupid face? Of course you have. I mean, who hasn’t, right? Well now a new video game will allow you to take your smoldering partisan political hatred to another level!
Yes, a Brooklyn-based gaming company called StarvingEyes Advergaming has created a game called “Tea Party Zombies Must Die” that allows users to meander through a post-apocalyptic Fox News studio to kill off right-wing zombies like, in addition to Beck, Bill O’Reilly and Newt Gingrich zombies (shown above), Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann — basically every modern right-winger lefties love to hate. No, this isn’t gonna cause any controversy. None at all.
Other characters in the first-person shooter include the “Generic Pissed Off Old White Guy Zombie,” the “Pissed Off Stupid White Trash Redneck Birther Zombie” and the “Express Racist Views Anonymously On The Internet Modern Klan Zombie,” who dons the remains of a KKK robe as he wonders around with a sign that describes President Barack Obama as a Muslim.
According to National Review Online, players get “informative tidbits” between levels about how Obama’s health care plan lowers the deficit, and “how most Republicans think the president is a Muslim.”
Here’s a demo of the game…
While I do find this simultaneously amusing and repulsive, I almost feel like it’s a bit of misdirection trickery secretly bought and paid for by Fox News or some other financier of right-wing propaganda — something designed to drum up conservative passions and offset criticism of inflammatory Tea Party rhetoric at the same time. Can’t you just hear it: “Oh yeah, well while you libs are crying about Sarah Palin targeting Democrats on a map, what about that video game, huh?” I mean, StarvingEyes Advergaming is basically handing right-wing talking heads a big, juicy steak on a silver platter. Am I the only one thinking this? Then again, maybe they’re just trying to tap into fears and hatred to make a buck — the good ole American way!
With that said, I’d admit that I find the Sarah Palin zombie disturbingly hot…