Friday, September 16, 2016

"Hide It Hillary" Offensive, "Punch Trump" Okay, Apple Decides

                A new game called “Hide it Hillary” was originally denied access to Apple’s App Store because company officials said it “includes content that could be considered defamatory or mean-spirited.” Apple has allowed the obviously non-defamatory, anything-but-mean-spirited games called “Punch Trump,” “Slap Donald Trump,” and “Smack a Trump” access to the App Store marketplace.
                Heat Street- a conservative website- recently reported that “Hide it Hillary” does not condone violence or even feature the former secretary of state’s image. Players simply attempt to put documents into a “laptop, server, shredder, or closet,” according to the Washington Times. “Hide it Hillary” is now available on Google Play for Android devices.
                Independent game/app developers said getting approved with Google took less than one hour, while Apple’s denial came after an eight-hour wait. (The app was available for 99 cents at the iTunes store one day after the Heat Street report and has received many five-star reviews).
                “I absolutely believe there’s a double standard with Apple in the sense that they have defamatory and mean-spirited Trump games available for download but none for Hillary,” developers Ansem Omega Solutions told the site. “I can’t imagine we are the first developers to experience this type of bias. In fact, one of the main reasons we chose to develop a Hillary app is because there were no Hillary apps whatsoever in the store 6-months ago when we began developing.”
                        The Clintons have hidden- or attempted to- an almost inconceivable amount of information potentially damaging to them in the last 25 years or so, while playing fast and loose with information potentially damaging to their country. Yet a game (relatively gently) poking fun of them for it is banned by Apple?
                The left is always bleating on (and on and on and on…) about tolerance and inclusion, and decries physical violence above all things, but “Punch/Slap/Smack Trump” games are perfectly okay?

                What are they hiding? It certainly isn’t their hypocrisy.

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