GSN Yanks ‘Hang Saddam’ Game from Site
January 4, 2007 12:15 PM
Well, here’s something I just stumbled across in my battle with keeping bi-coastal hours. GNC, which has brought us many online game diversions like the wildly popular “Throw The Book at OJ,” decided on 12/30, the date of Saddam Hussein’s hanging, to yank its own short-lived game, “Hang Saddam.”
Bummer, never got to play it. GSN spokesperson Cindy Ronzoni said the net never intended for its game to coincide with an actual event. “Based on the way things occurred in Iraq, we determined it was appropriate to remove the game from our site," she said.
Good move. Given the subsequent, heavy tomes from the New York Times and other news-gathering orgs that decided the USA and media screwed up the whole Saddam mess.
I’m not getting rabies here. Just sending you all a little FYI, not to go to GSN to try to play the game, which I suspect not many of us actually played. It was up for only a New York minute.
Now that I have stayed up so late to write this, did anyone actually figure out how to play the GSN “Hang Sad am” game? It was beyond my aptitude.