Fox News has grabbed up the headlines again this week, this time for stealing a logo image from the highly popular BioShock Infinite game. Fox News staff rewrote the words within the logo to suit their own needs, replacing the BioShock Infinite name with “Defending the Homeland.” The Fox segment was focused on illegal immigration and how to stop undocumented refugees from coming into America.
The irony in the theft lies in the game itself. BioShock Infinite centers around a vast, flying city run by a religious zealot and psychopath named Zachary Hale Comstock. Within the city are people who worship the founding fathers of America, though they make up their own beliefs on what these founding fathers wanted. Blatant racism and a hatred for anyone who isn’t like them fills the streets of this flying community, viewing those outside the city as heathens that need to be eradicated from the face of the planet. Comstock touts his severe right-wing agendas with a flag, a bible, and a finger on the killing button, which matches well the opening of the Fox News segment that paired the bombing of Iraq by the U.S. in 2003 with an American flag waving in the background.
The funny part about it? Fox News never seemed to realize the connection between the death-lusting maniac the game offers and the death-lusting programming they were putting out.
Ken Levine, creator of BioShock, appeared to be more humored than upset over the blatant theft.
“Glad to help, Fox. Glad to help,” Levine posted on his Facebook account.
While the cast of actors at Fox News have clammed up about the incident and, in typical Fox fashion, have quietly tried to sweep this little mishap under the rug, many outside the Fox News studio speculate it was caused by a highly disgruntled employee who just got tired of the abuse and decided to let a cat out of the bag.
Regardless, the irony between the game and the show is as thick as molasses and it looks like Fox News is stuck in the own goo once more… though this time only hilarity ensues.
Fox News appears to quite like the BioShock Infinite logo, by the looks of things: http://t.co/21izAtuCX9 | pic.twitter.com/gHC1vgFDBI
— IGN (@IGN) July 3, 2014
Fox News graphic looks an awful lot like the logo of a popular video game http://t.co/9kVcusU371
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) July 4, 2014
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) July 4, 2014