Apple App Store rejects satirical Hillary Clinton game, despite offering dozens of anti-Trump games

“Apple has refused to publish a political satire game criticizing Hillary Clinton’s email deletion, after branding the game as ‘offensive’ and ‘objectionable,’ despite many graphic Trump games remaining on the platform,” Charlie Nash reports for Breitbart Tech. “‘Capitol HillAwry,’ created by Base 10 Games, describes itself as ‘a political satirical game where the objective is to collect as much money through email donations as possible while maintaining a decent approval rating in the polls.'”

 
Once you have booted up your server you will begin to receive various emails and spam. It is your objective to delete any confidential information off of the server by swiping the emails to the right. Removing confidential emails will improve your poll rating. You will also receive political donor emails, which will help earn you money. Be sure to swipe those to the left to respond. The more donations you take, the more your poll rating will go down and if you do nothing with the emails, they will eventually expire and have consequences. – “Capitol HillAwry” game description

 

Screenshot of "Trump Dump" game for iPhone (via Apple's App Store)
Screenshot of “Trump Dump” game for iPhone (via Apple’s App Store)
“There is nothing offensive about the game, we have played it. However Apple has rejected the game not just once, but twice, after the developers appealed the first decision and even hired a ‘professional satire writer’ for the project after being advised to by an employee at Apple,” Nash reports. “Despite labeling the Clinton email satire game as ‘mean spirited’ and ‘offensive,’ dozens of anti-Donald Trump games can be seen on the app store featuring highly graphic content.”

“‘Trump Dump’ is a game where the Republican presidential candidate is literally portrayed as a giant lump of faeces,” Nash reports. “‘Dump on Trump Twisty Wheel Edition’ and ‘Dump on Trump Bird’ are also published on the store, both featuring Trump being coated in bodily fluids one way or another… Another app where you can punch the presidential candidate in the face are also available to download.”

 
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MacDailyNews Take: Is this really Apple Inc.’s official position or just another example of an individual App Store reviewer’s arbitrary decision?

Some people have said that I shouldn’t get involved politically because probably half our customers are Republicans – maybe a little less, maybe more Dell than ours. But I do point out that there are more Democrats than Mac users so I’m going to just stay away from all that political stuff because that was just a personal thing. — Steve Jobs, August 2004

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

56 Comments

  1. All you people who are complaining about Apple being liberal and should leave or boycott, then go. The company doesn’t care. It’s THEIR company, they can do what they want. What do you expect from Apple? A corporation founded by the great Steve Jobs, a hippy, and now Tim Cook, who has always stated his liberal beliefs.

    Regardless of Apple being liberal or conservative, I buy their products because they are great, functional, and lead the way in computer standards. Though, still waiting for an updated Mac Pro.

    1. I know. Bill can’t wait to get back into the White House – whole new batch of interns to rape!

      Don’t worry about Bubba, though, Hillary will cover for him by attacking and trying to publicly destroy his victims as usual.

      You don’t have any good answers, Dems. You lose.

    2. I am embarrassed that my party, which I have supported for most of my life, has nominated a man who has openly called for surrendering Eastern Europe to Russia notwithstanding our NATO treaty obligations. His price, well let’s see today’s quote:

      “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing,” Trump said, in an apparent reference to Clinton’s State Department emails. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be next.”

  2. Anyone notice that First 2014, Then 2016 always responds to political post within minutes? Is there some way of setting up a notice every time MDN post something political, or could it be that Steve Jack, MDN’s one and only employee and First 2014, Then 2016 are one and the same?

    1. Dear Conspiracy Theorist,

      “Is there some way of setting up a notice [for] every time MDN post something?”

      Two ways:
      1. MacDailynews app’s push notifications
      2. Follow MacDailyNews via Email (right column under the poll)

      I get notice of every article as it’s posted with its headline. I assume others do as well and they comment on articles that interest them as I do/

  3. I always appreciate MDN’s openness to the more conservative end of politics vis-à-vis Apple, rather than just repeating the usual tech/SV echo chamber of liberalism.

  4. I saw a great tweet the other night after Bill Clinton gave his speech about Hillary, the woman, if she is so great, he had stepped out on what? A dozen times. Anyway, all the usual suspects of the Pro Hillary Super Pac known as the mainstream media were fawning all over themselves, as well as late night shows, clamoring over themselves to give Bill glowing endorsements of a prized speech. To which a woman took to Twitter and posted, “Good Lord, CBS. At least try and hide that erection.” Oh. My. God. It brought me to tears laughing.

    So, this has now become my go to tag line to the blatant disparaging one sidedness of actors, singers, TV hosts, newspaper & TV journalists/reporters, etc, oh and businesses… ‘Good Lord, Apple. At least try and hide that erection.’

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