When a listener called into the conservative radio host’s show and shared the details of the upcoming Schwarzenegger VS Entertainment Merchants Association case ready to hit the Supreme Court, Limbaugh adamantly defended videogames as an art form, and more importantly a form of free speech.
“Join me any time the government tries to impinge on anybody’s speech,” he said. “Join me when the government tries to tell you can’t eat trans fat. Join me when the government gets involved in all these other behavioral and speech things that they try to tell you and control us we can’t do: What kind of car we have to drive, whether or not we’re responsible for global warming, the kind of lightbulb we have to have, where our thermostats are. Get on board, my buddy. If it’s taken a video game to get you interested and have the light go off, to have you see what liberalism is all about, I’m glad to have you on our side, ’cause I agree with you. Leave your game alone. The people that put together these videogames are artists in their own right. If you’re gonna start saying that video games are raunchy, then how the hell do you leave cable television alone?”
The full transcript of the conversation can be found on the game’s website. The Schwarzenegger bill hits the Supreme Court next week. Stick with Blast for all of the up to date info.