British Politician Defends His Call For Medal Of Honor Ban

The UK's Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox has called for the ban of the "tasteless" Medal of Honor. The only defence he is doing now is of his remarks.

"I am disgusted and angry," Fox initially said. "It's hard to believe any citizen of our country would wish to buy such a thoroughly un-British game. I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product."

The Medal of Honor series was created by filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and the upcoming entry in the series features multiplayer that allows player to play as Taliban fighters. Fox's comments seem to be prompted by a YouTube clip that shows a Taliban fighter on a multiplayer map in Helmand province, where is where UK forces are stationed.

Thing is, there are no British troops in the game. According to Electronic Arts, Medal of Honor "does not allow players to kill British soldiers". So how could Medal of Honor be "thoroughly un-British"? Oh right, it can't.

A spokesperson for Fox says the politician "stood by" his comments. "The point remains that part of this game allows you to play the part of the Taliban attacking ISAF troops in the area of central Helmand where British troops are operating."

The most worrying part about this? Fox is shooting his mouth off about something he clearly misconstrued. He didn't know what he was talking about. He didn't have all the facts. Total cowboy stuff.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the UK's Secretary of State for Defence, Liam Fox.

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Comments

    "He didn’t know what he was talking about. He didn’t have all the facts. Total cowboy stuff."

    You mean just like the Afghanistan and Iraq wars?

    Right... and this is unbiased reporting too, is it?

      Calling out bullshit? Yes, yes it is, and from what I've read about this in old media, very few 'real' reporters are doing it.

    To be honest he's on about the real world and there's british soldiers fighting and die'ing over there right now. Obviously when i first read this i total agreed with you, but for you not to understand frustration he may possibly have, even tho he doesn't realise that its not british soldiers being simulated, seems quite crass.

    im all in favor for games that allow for a perspective that would seem taboo to some but to say that theres no apparent similarities even if its ISAF being killed.
    Also ISAF is a multi national force so there could be british, aussie, american, whoeva in nato fighting.
    I dont Agree with Fox but i can see why he might be offended.

    Surely it has to be COMPLETELY un-british if there's no british people in the game whatsoever. It sounds to me like Fox is actually correct (there's a phrase you don't see often)

    Also, the tag "Shut Up"? Excellent choice

    this fox fella sounds like he could be in aussie politics, what a tool

    Liam Fox? Fox News? I smell an international conspiracy!

    Nah its a bit tasteless. I mean our fellow country men are dying over there for what? We just had an election where this wasn't even a consideration. The country is at war but who would know it, except for the poor buggers sent there. I think this game does hit too close too home imo.

    First Jack Thompson, then Michael Atkinson, now Liam Fox.

    Do they buy their TOOLS in bulk or something?

    The joke of it is that there are lots of guys on the front line who love FPS games and are sure to play this one.

    Aren't people in his position supposed to be focusing on much more important issues?

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