Politics John Edwards and the Feces Spewing Obscenity
posted by March 2 at 13:38 PMon
Besides being a great name for the official Edwards ‘08 children’s book, the title above actually refers to something that really happened, although it didn’t really happen, it virtually happened.
In any case, there was a thing. Here it is:
Being as determined as any candidate to be bleeding-edge hip and completely clueless at the same time, the John Edwards campaign set up a “headquarters” inside the weird, scary, and freakishly popular virtual universe of Second Life.
Of course it wasn’t long before a small band of Republican Second Lifers came along and totally trashed the place.
(click image for a bigger, more gloriously detailed version)
Now witness the breathless response from the Edwards campaign blog:
Shortly before midnight (CST) on Monday, February 26, a group of republican Second Life users, some sporting “Bush ‘08” tags, vandalized the John Edwards Second Life HQ. They plastered the area with Marxist/Lenninist posters and slogans, a feces spewing obsenity, and a photoshopped picture of John in blackface, all the while harrassing visitors with right-wing nonsense and obsenity-laden abuse of Democrats in general and John in particular.
I witnessed this event, taking names and photos, including the owners of the pictures. I also kept and saved a copy of the chat log. I have filed an abuse report with Linden Labs, and am awaiting their investigation.
This is the internet, John. You want to stick your toe into the most vast concentration of filth and bad feelings ever created by man, you better be prepared to be sprayed with feces. At least.
Next up, Obama and Clinton in a prime-time fight to the death inside Worlds of Warcraft. You just watch.
Via Table of Malcontents.