Joe Biden Insults Game Developers, Calls Them "Little Creeps"

Former Vice President Joe Biden probably threw away any potential voters who play video games after insulting Silicon Valley game developers. Biden is currently in the hunt for the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020, and as part of it, he's been talking to the press at any chance he gets. Recently he participated in an interview with the New York Times in which he went after Silicon Valley. Here's a few of the quotes from the article, which you can read the full piece they come from here.

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"And you may recall, the criticism I got for meeting with the leaders in Silicon Valley, when I was trying to work out an agreement dealing with them protecting intellectual property for artists in the United States of America. And at one point, one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was a multi- — close to a billionaire — who told me he was an artist because he was able to come up with games to teach you how to kill people"

"And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know, 'We are the economic engine of America. We are the ones.' And fortunately I had done a little homework before I went and I said, you know, I find it fascinating. As I added up the seven outfits, everyone's there but Microsoft. I said, you have fewer people on your payroll than all the losses that General Motors just faced in the last quarter, of employees. So don't lecture me about how you've created all this employment."

"The fact is, in every other revolution that we've had technologically, it's taken somewhere between six years and a generation for a government to come in and level the playing field again. All of a sudden, remember the Luddites smashing the machinery in the Midlands? That was their answer when the culture was changing. Same thing with television. Same thing before that with radio. Same thing, but this is gigantic. And it's a responsibility of government to make sure it is not abused."

Depending on the poll you're looking at during the time this article was written, Joe Biden is either in the lead or neck-and-neck with Bernie Sanders. The opinion piece in the NYT called for Biden to get out of the 2020 election and pass the torch onto a younger generation.

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