Watchdog website creates critical online game

How much can Rupert Murdoch and his media empire rile people?

Enough for a watchdog org to create an online game called “Whack-a-Murdoch,” in which players try to stop Rupe from buying up more media properties by swinging a digital hammer onto his computer-generated head as it pops up on a U.S. map

“We’ve had an amazing response,” says Jen Howard, spokeswoman for Freepress.net.

Indeed, traffic on the site was so heavy on Oct. 17 that the game overloaded and shut down temporarily.

Whack!

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