Apple bans ‘Hide it Hillary’ app, approves ‘Punch Trump’

Apple app store bans "Hide it Hillary," approves "Punch Trump"
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Does Apple want violence against Donald Trump?  It sure looks like it.  On Friday, the Washington Times reported that Apple’s App Store seems to be protecting Hillary Clinton from satirical political games while approving titles like “Punch Trump.”

Douglas Ernst wrote:

A new game called “Hide it Hillary” was denied access to Apple’s App Store because company gatekeepers said it “includes content that could be considered defamatory or mean-spirited.” The same vetting process allowed titles like “Punch Trump,” “Slap Donald Trump,” and “Smack a Trump” into the marketplace.

Wait a minute.  “Hide it Hillary” is “mean-spirited,” but games advocating violence against the GOP nominee isn’t?

He added:

The conservative website Heat Street reported Friday that “Hide it Hillary,” which is now available on Google Play for Android devices, does not condone violence or even feature the former secretary of state’s image. Instead, users are tasked with putting documents into a “laptop, server, shredder, or closet.”

“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 website. “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 independent developers said getting approved with Google took less than one hour, while Apple’s denial came after an eight-hour wait.

“Double standard” doesn’t even begin to describe this.

A post at the American Lookout correctly noted:

This is part of what Andrew Breitbart meant when he said all politics is downstream from culture. Liberals are allowed to lampoon and bash Trump in games like this and on TV shows, etc. but Hillary is protected.

Why not?  After all, liberals are allowed to physically assault Trump supporters in real life under the watchful eye of police, as we’ve seen time and again.

So what’s next, Apple?  A game where players can murder Trump and his supporters?


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