Colbert Anita SarkeesianFor those who have followed GamerGate, Wednesday was a great day. Stephen Colbert interviewed feminist Anita Sarkeesian and, ironically, treated her like a delicate little flower. For the entire interview he offered up softballs down the middle of the plate, which Ms. Sarkeesian only managed to hit for singles instead of home runs.

Regardless, the most telling moment came when Mr. Colbert attempted to discredit what GamerGate is all about — an industry of liberal activist journalists who are so buddy-buddy with one another that they ultimately hurt the gaming community they’re supposed to support.

Colbert: “What about the accusations of collusion between designers, feminists and journalists? Do you understand how important it is? Why are talking about ethics in gaming journalism. Do you understand how huge that is? What if there was no ethics in Hollywood journalism? If we can’t trust Entertainment Tonight or TMZ, where would we be? Is that what you want for gamer journalism?”

Anita Sarkeesian: I think that is a compelling way to reframe the way that this is actually attacks on women. Ethics in journalism is not what’s happening in any way. It’s actually men going after women in really hostile aggressive ways. That’s what GamerGate is about. It’s about terrorizing women for being in this industry, for involved in this hobby.

The reason why Colbert tries to tear down accusations of media collusion is because he too is an activist who has made a nice life for himself saying the right things, making the right friends, ignoring inconvenient truths and sending out marching orders as prescribed by his powerful liberal friends in media and politics.

Like clockwork, Ars Technica, Gawker, Salon, The Huffington Post and all of the usual suspects were there to write fawning stories over the segment. Indeed, if one were to believe Ms. Sarkeesian, then the GamerGate community is all about men who want to “terrorize” women.

In the real world, most fair-minded individuals know that if you take to social media and say really dumb things to instigate people (e.g., calling Rainbow 6 misogynistic because it has a female hostage), then out of the millions upon millions of gamers, some of them will respond in a rude — or possibly threatening — manner.

Taking heat from random internet jerks, many of them teenagers, is completely different than, say, having the director of big-budget Marvel Studios films liken you to a member of the KKK because you disagree with him. Yes, that’s right, Joss Whedon lumped the GamerGate community together with one of the most infamous racist organizations of all time. Stay classy, Mr. Whedon.

Joss Whedon GamerGateIn the real world, having to suffer the slings and arrows of immature jerks online is expected. What isn’t expected is that a writer for Gawker would call for those who disagree with him to be bullied. Yes, that’s right, that was Sam Biddle who wanted to “bring back bullying” like Justin Timberlake wanted to bring sexy back.

Sam Biddle GamerGateIf Colbert wasn’t a liberal activist, then he would talk about women like Helena Horton — a writer who has worked for Ampp3d, Vice, The Guardian, The Mirror, and Gay Times —who thinks society needs to “kill all men.” But he doesn’t. He gives feminists like Ms. Sarkeesian the floor to talk about all the mean, nasty, and sexist men out there who live to “terrorize” her.

Helena Horton GamerGateHow many gamers grew up idolizing Stephen Colbert, only to find out yesterday that he has utter contempt for them? How many Joss Whedon fans thought that they were liberal until they found out that liberal “tolerance” is only extended to those who parrot the precise talking points of the day without question. Disagree with the likes of Joss Whedon, and you’re a racist. Disagree with Ms. Horton, and you apparently need to die. Disagree with Ms. Sarkeesian, and you’re a terrorist.

If you are a gamer who has suddenly found yourself on the receiving end of personal attacks from the so-called “journalists” that you trusted for years, then take note: Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, The Huffington Post, and most of the websites you’ve relied upon to stay abreast of world events are of the same mold as Joss Whedon. If you are a gamer who now realizes that gaming “journalists” lie to you on a regular basis, then it is time to think long and hard about the worldview you’ve been shown by men like Stephen Colbert.

Editor’s Note: If you want to get an honest appraisal of GamerGate, then check out The Main Event’s YouTube page. His coverage of the issue since the very beginning has been superb.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

50 comments

    1. If Joss Whedon were a painter, then I would never pay for his artwork. Since he’s an artist who works on collaborative projects, it’s a bit different. If I were to boycott movies every time a liberal activist celebrity said really mean things, then I’d live a pretty lonely life.

      Should I penalize Robert Downey Jr. because Joss Whedon says really mean things? Should I penalize Chris Hemsworth because Joss Whedon calls people who disagree with him racists? I think not.

      Also, I’m a blogger who reviews movies on occasion. It would be hard to write about culture if I divorced myself from it. I believe that the best way to change the culture is to expose guys like Whedon — not by crawling into a little ball in the corner and wishing that his fans magically saw just how disgusting his comments are.

    2. I’m not a fan of bootlegging, whether it’s music, movies or video games. It’s stealing. I’m not going to say that I’m as pure as the driven snow in that regard, but I’m also not going to lie to myself, either. As much as I didn’t want to buy the last three issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, I bought them. I could have acquired them illegally, but I did not. My thought process is that if I can buy three issues and convince 30 people to think long and hard about doing the same thing, then it was money well spent.

    3. Bootleg copies are illegal, Emmanuel. I’m still gonna see Avengers: Age of Ultron as well. Doug is right: if I boycotted every entertainer I disagreed with, I’d be a sad, lonely man. Sean Penn (and a few others) is the exception to that rule.

    4. I’d personally rather obtain movies the legal way. I really don’t want to download a few movies and have the FBI busting down my door at 4:00 a.m. The last place I want to be is in prison for anything.

    5. @Douglas Ernst

      Considering what you did in Greece, I I’m not sure if that’s ironic or not, since I don’t think even Galactus himself quite grasps the concept, but it sure is funny. 😛

      Also, who said you had to download it? Couldn’t you just buy it off the street?

    6. Considering what you did in Greece, I I’m not sure if that’s ironic or not, since I don’t think even Galactus himself quite grasps the concept, but it sure is funny. 😛

      Also, who said you had to download it? Couldn’t you just buy it off the street?

      A bootleg is a bootleg. Speaking of the Baltics, if you want every bootleg known to man, then just go to Macedonia…

      Side note: For those who don’t know, my friend and I crawled on top of a restaurant rooftop in Greece and stole an American flag that was blatantly flown upside down. The owner mocked us for asking him to display it the right way. I was 19 years old at the time. I’m 36 now.

      Quite frankly, if I was with my buddy James and it happened tomorrow, then I may very well do it again. Let’s just say we “liberated” the American flag many years ago. But I would have to be with James. 😉

  1. ….Is what Helena Horton tweeted for real, not shopped or anything? THERE IS A THING CALLED #KILLALLMEN?! Lord almighty there are some fucked up extremists in the world. Also on the point of GamerGate, is it really impossible to consider that there might be women in there too who hate people like Anita and are there just to enjoy the thrashing of her name and life? It is a faceless movement, don’t put a fucking face TO it and create false information.

    1. It is a faceless movement…

      Faceless movements end up like the “Occupy” movement — nowhere. Whether you like it or not, there are distinguishing features to the movement. In any movement, lines are drawn. Colbert, The Huffington Post, Gawker, Joss Whedon, Hollywood celebrities, etc. have all drawn their lines. What is the common denominator? If you can’t see that, then it’s probably because you choose not to.

  2. Ya know the greatest thing about this Gamergate scandal? I DON’T CARE ENOUGH ABOUT IT!

    But when I feel like I HAVE to weigh in….

    I mean on one hand sure, no female deserves death and rape threats over cyberspace period, especially for liking a video game. On the other hand? Anita Sarkeesian’s approach to how one should portray women in video games is slanted at best, especially in an age where there are many games where you have the ability to create your own character from scratch and play out the story from a female perspective, especially in MMOs and games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Fable and so on. MY problem with overt left wing politics is this:

    Everybody wants to be included, except that definition means colourless, bi-sexual transgender and you can’t be white or even slightly male. I mean do I vote equality? Do I believe women should be able to go outside and not get catcalls and rape threats over the internet? Sure. But there’s a line, and too many people cross it. I am proud to be a straight, white male, and I won’t apologize for it. I am proud that I can go out and want to write a traditional superhero comic and not some “brony hipster pansexual female vampire who flies in a time machine with her gay best friend.” I mean shit, why do we need to overcomplicate the simple things in life?

    The only thing I DO side with her on in this scandal is this: NOBODY, notice I am using non-gender specifics, NOBODY, deserves to feel threatened and uncomfortable because of:

    1. Fat
    2. Balding
    3. Bottom Feeding
    4. Basement Dwelling
    5. 40-year-old
    6. B/O’d to the point it makes a Skunk’s ass smell like the latest line of Chanel
    7. Nasally
    8. Speech-impedded
    9. Greaser than a McDonald’s cheeseburger
    10. Virgins

    OR

    1. Uneducated
    2. Un-cultured
    3. -insert race here-
    4. wannabe street hood
    5. who ACTUALLY lives somewhere in the suburbs in some complex
    6. living entirely on welfare benefits
    7. probably virgins too (or if not, have fathered 6 kids to 6 baby mamas)

    being able to walk around and run their mouths thinking they are the be-all-end-all of humanity and that THEY deserve the good stuff in life without having to earn it. Because these are the fuckers that started this crack of scattis in the first place because suddenly “OMG! She has a vagina! Treat her like shit because she won’t screw us!!!”

    THAT part I am against vehemently. The whole “we need to change everything about video games.” when over half the gaming industry is female themselves with many female protagonists (“apparently it’s wrong to want to look sexy while kicking ass,” – my own gf (displayed in my picture) not so much.

    1. The only thing I DO side with her on in this scandal is this: NOBODY, notice I am using non-gender specifics, NOBODY, deserves to feel threatened and uncomfortable because of … [insert undesirable trait here]”

      Yep. But the thing is, she’s publicly posting things on social media sites and then acting as if the random losers are the rule instead of the exception to the rule. Anyone who has an online presence who writes on controversial topics is going to get negative feedback. Some of it will be downright weird and scary. Google my name and “America” and you’ll find a blog that existed for awhile that is rather interesting. Normally I wouldn’t point a reader in its direction, but in this case I’ll make an exception.

      We get it, Anita: There are immature guys out there. There are mean guys out there. There are scary guys out there.

      I’m not sure how that turned into guys somehow not wanting women represented in games. It’s bizarre.

    2. what was the saying? Silent majority; Vocal minority?

      The internet is just an extension of that. Those who have nothing to piss about typically don’t. I always like to use the Star Wars prequels as a good analogy for this:

      Statistically speaking, they are mediocre though Episode III is actually considered by most a better film than Return of the Jedi and was the highest grossing film of 2005 and even won Saturn Awards and Golden Globe nods. But would you know that by looking at the thousands upon thousands of commenters and “YouTube celebrities” like Redlettermedia running their gobs? FUCK NO!

    3. Yes, but another saying is “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” There is a small number of people who have some pretty loud megaphones. Anita has Colbert, Hollywood celebrities, The Huffington Post, Ars Technica, Gawker, etc. all on her side. In many ways they control the framing of the story. One of the reasons why these people are going ballistic is because guys like The Main Event have a platform to push back. One of the reasons Dan Slott stalked me around the internet was because he knows people read my posts when I write on Spider-Man. The gatekeepers don’t like it that there are outsiders who can bust through the castle walls.

      Regarding Episode III, you’re right. I thought that was the strongest of the prequels. Unfortunately, the other two left such a bad taste in my mouth that by the time it rolled around I was just glad it was over with. I’m looking forward to the new movies, though. I think JJ Abrams will do a great job. I’m confident that he knows what he’s doing.

    4. Nobody is excusing harassment, least of all me. However, people like Sarkeesian think that random losers on social media are the rule instead of the exception and like the media does to gun owners whenever there’s a mass shooting, lumps them all together into the same boat and declares them evil. And the media defends her, while demonizing her critics as “anti-women.” It’s the like the nonsensical “War on Women” BS that allowed Obama to be reelected.

      There are a few instances where the so-called “harassment” directed at her…. were sent by either Sarkeesian herself, or some of her fans using sock puppet accounts on Twitter. She is a professional victim. Nothing more. Plus, from what I’ve heard, she didn’t even play video games nor was she involved in that community prior to becoming famous for making videos on YouTube.

      Video gamers have always been diverse, united by their common interest in gaming. They could care less about race or gender or whatever. What they don’t like is when whiners like Sarkeesian and other liberals decide it’s not good enough, so they want to force their agenda onto others and those who oppose them are labelled “sexist,” “privileged,” “racist” and any other ad hominem they can come up with.

      Check out this idiotic Tweet from her, regarding that recent school shooting in Washington:

      You can’t make this s*** up.

    5. So she says this:

      “Not a coincidence it’s always men and boys committing mass shootings. The pattern is connected to ideas of toxic masculinity in our culture.”

      And then she wonders why she gets negative feedback. Most rational people probably ignore her because they can see that she’s out to lunch. So what you’re left with is the few people who engage her who think they could break through the armor of ignorance she wears, and the lowest common denominator — guys who call her all sorts of nasty names. Of course she latches on to the random trolls as “proof” that men are out to “terrorize” her. Yawn.

    6. Thanks for the share!

      “As a Mormon and a professional writer, it offends me that my church owns a newspaper that sucks this badly. […] Common sense suggests that it is a lot harder to commit mass murder when your targets can shoot back.”

      Ha! He’s spot-on. Unfortunately, there are a lot of smart people who don’t have much common sense.

      Side note: I’ve been engaged by a “max level social justice wizard” on Twitter. I suggested that she come to the comments section. My experience has been that “social justice wizards” aren’t so hot when they can’t make hit-and-run comments in 140 characters or less.

    7. Episode III is the best of the prequels, I agree. I also think Abrams will do a good job and hopefully revitalize Star Wars the way he revitalized Star Trek.

      And I really don’t pay any attention to internet “celebrities” like Redlettermedia or That Guy with the Glasses anymore. I think a lot of them are blowhards. I stopped watching Atop the Fourth Wall after its “Holy Terror” review and the Nostalgia Critic because the show is dull these days and because he resorts to cheap anti-conservative “humor.”

      I like the Main Event. I don’t always agree with him, but makes salient points and he’s not afraid to speak his mind.

    8. I like the Main Event. I don’t always agree with him, but makes salient points and he’s not afraid to speak his mind.

      I agree. The Main Event and I don’t see eye to eye on all issues in some of the videos I’ve seen since I first ran across his site, but the dude doesn’t mince words. He doesn’t B.S. He calls it like he sees it. I respect that.

  3. Our old pal Suey watched the Colbert episode too, and she isn’t happy:

    The longer GG goes on the funnier it gets, and I say this as a supporter..

    1. “Ironic @StephenAtHome has @femfreq on his show…when his fans caused so much harassment I had to leave home and cancel dozens of events.” — Suey ‘Only white people can be racist’ Park.

      I’m glad you saw that too, Starfire. 🙂 I actually wanted to mention that, but I figured I’d be shoehorning it in there.

      These activists are big babies. Conservative speakers get all sorts of threats when they want to go to college campuses. It’s pretty well documented how they’re treated in bastions of liberalism… I’m not saying that anyone deserves to get threats — they don’t — but that is reality.

      Jerks who try and censor thought they don’t like are usually content to just throw pies or glitter…but it’s still rather scary. A pie could just as easily be a knife.

    2. Quick question: How come I have to approve your comments every time you post? With everyone else WordPress just knows the IP address, etc. and it’s all taken care of. Is it because you don’t fill in the email field? Do you have a junk email account? I don’t mind that much, but I’d rather just have your stuff show up since you’ve shown that you’re not a troll.

    3. Yeah, that’s a little annoying. I changed my display name, but it didn’t show up, so I had to change my username too. Not sure why you can’t change it again.

  4. Nice to see you hopped on the #GamerGate controversy, we’re the train that never stops. I posted a link to this article in the GG hashtag, so hopefully some of my GG compatriots might read this.

    Let me tell ya, This entire thing has just been one wild ride. I mean SHIT, I even personally got branded as a member of a “hate group” over Twitter by my favorite cartoonist. His reason? I told him to talk to the GG crowd before condemning them. He then used his webcomic as a soapbox and claimed that GG was plotting to murder women or some BS.

    It’s more than a little hilarious so see people claiming GG to be made up of “fat, neckbearded white teenagers with fedora”. I’ve been with them since early September, calling GG a rainbow coalition is an understatement.

    Anyway, that was a great read, but stay tuned in to GG happenings. More is sure to come, and the GG community ain’t leaving anytime soon.

    1. I posted a link to this article in the GG hashtag, so hopefully some of my GG compatriots might read this.

      Thanks!

      I mean SHIT, I even personally got branded as a member of a “hate group” over Twitter by my favorite cartoonist. His reason? I told him to talk to the GG crowd before condemning them.

      It’s strange when artists we admire show just how truly “tolerant” they are of opposing points of view. As my own political identity began to take shape it stung when Pearl Jam went out of its way to alienate conservative fans. You never really look at them the same way again…

      It’s more than a little hilarious so see people claiming GG to be made up of “fat, neckbearded white teenagers with fedora”. I’ve been with them since early September, calling GG a rainbow coalition is an understatement.

      Ahhh, but to Colbert and his friends, women and minorities who agree with white gamers are just too stupid to realize that it’s really all about “terror.” Agree with psychokinetcex, and you’ve been brainwashed by the KKK — according to Joss Whedon. I really do hope this is an eye-opener for people. At the heart of liberalism there is a totalitarian core. Conservatives and libertarians just want to leave people alone. You want to make games with big-boobed, scantily glad women? Okay. You want to make a video game with a transgender hero who slays aliens? I hope it’s fun. But the liberal activist can not tolerate that. You must conform to his or her worldview, or they’ll a.) seek to destroy your reputation, and b.) find a way to force you into compliance. They’re the only people whose best ideas are so incredibly awesome that they have to make them mandatory.

    2. “Ahhh, but to Colbert and his friends, women and minorities who agree with white gamers are just too stupid to realize that it’s really all about “terror.” Agree with psychokinetcex, and you’ve been brainwashed by the KKK — according to Joss Whedon. I really do hope this is an eye-opener for people. At the heart of liberalism there is a totalitarian core. Conservatives and libertarians just want to leave people alone. You want to make games with big-boobed, scantily glad women? Okay. You want to make a video game with a transgender hero who slays aliens? I hope it’s fun. But the liberal activist can not tolerate that. You must conform to his or her worldview, or they’ll a.) seek to destroy your reputation, and b.) find a way to force you into compliance. They’re the only people whose best ideas are so incredibly awesome that they have to make them mandatory.”

      Which is pretty insulting. It’s the soft racism of the left showing its ugly head again. They believe they know what’s best for women and minorities and that they’re “stupid” if they disagree with them.

    3. Just wanted to let you guys know that GamerGate will eventually win its war. Why? Well, part of it is because it’s a very diverse community of people who are united in the effort to clean up the industry they love. And the other part is because the opposition is batshit crazy. Look at this guy for example;

      http://theralphretort.com/fail-king-geordie-tait-gives-us-laugh/

      And that’s just one of the many crazies who would gladly see us die in a fire despite never meeting us in real life.

      I’d have completely lost my faith in humanity if GamerGate supporters didn’t balance it out by being awesome and positive people.

    4. I think a lot of these guys say ridiculous things like that because they secretly hope that by endearing themselves to crazy feminists they’ll be able to hook up with a few of them. I’m not sure what his motivation for such over-the-top rhetoric can be otherwise. I think that once a political activist plays the “Nazi death camp card,” he’s either a.) completely lost it, or b.) he’s getting older and has never been alone in a room with a woman who is attracted to him (i.e., on the verge of going off the deep end).

    1. That one sort of speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Heh.

      I guess if you want me to say something on Ms. Dunham, I can do that. Her “fame” (if you want to call it that) is a stunning example of just how far the media will go to prop someone up if they have the right connections, the right pedigree, politics, etc. The right parents can say “Hey, make my kid a star” to their buddies and, to an extent, the entertainment industry has the power to will it into existence. She has the right friends, so her career is buoyed. To me, it’s fascinating.

      Also, I find it interesting that she’s the type who makes fun of traditional conservatives and tea party types because, deep down, you can see that she wishes she had that upbringing. “Hahaha, look at those dumb religious kids going to church on Sunday, learning about Jesus and who knows what else. I get to stay home and look at my father’s pornographic art!”
      Perhaps in some weird way her politics are a defense mechanism. She must mock guys like us because if she were really acknowledge the merits of growing up with conservative parents, then she’d also have to acknowledge how detrimental her own parents’ behavior was to her mental and spiritual health.

    2. It’s rather ironic that those who whine about “white/male/straight/whatever privilege” often come from privileged backgrounds themselves, not unlike Ms. Dunham, who due to her background has likely never held down a real job in her life. Did you know that she’s writing for Archie Comics now? It’s pathetic.

    3. One hilarious comment I got on Facebook a few years ago is when I mentioned that the leader of a secret agency tasked with combating alien threats (in the universe of my book, that is; not the main team, which is a superhero team not unlike Marvel’s New Warriors or the Teen Titans, although college-aged) was a half-black/half-Hispanic woman from a rich background. This idiot I went to high school told me that because of my “straight white male privilege,” I wasn’t “allowed” to include such a character. Even though her race is incidental to the character, this clown told me that “unless you’ve consulted with leaders of that background, that isn’t your story to tell. Please check your straight white male privilege.” it was unintentionally hilarious, but it illustrates a disturbing mindset identical to that of the Sarkeesians and Parks of the world. It was definitely eye-opening.

      So as a straight white man, I’m not “allowed” to feature such characters? Nonsense. I can feature whatever characters and situations I choose, if I think they can figure into an interesting story.

  5. The thing that gets me about Gamergate is how shocked and surprised everyone seems to be that journalism is corrupt, in bed with their subjects, has nothing but contempt for their audience and will do anything to cover each others’ backs rather than deign to offer competing editorial viewpoints.

    “Gambling? I’m shocked! Shocked!”
    “Your winnings, sir.”

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Cirsova. I appreciate it. I think a lot of younger don’t realize how much collusion is going on because, on so many issues, they’ve only been given one point of view their entire lives. Young people who have only had their heads pumped with Colbert talking points — who at the same time aren’t all that politically active — would have no reason to question him. By default they become Colbert-liberals because when you’re younger so many issues seem off on the horizon (e.g., actually paying taxes instead of getting a refund, health care).

      GamerGate threw off the plan. Suddenly, gamers who weren’t supposed to be in direct confrontation with guys like Colbert are — and they must be destroyed. The curtain has been lifted, and now they see “The Wizard’s” so-called tolerance for what it truly is — phoney.

    2. ” I think a lot of younger don’t realize how much collusion is going on because, on so many issues, they’ve only been given one point of view their entire lives. Young people who have only had their heads pumped with Colbert talking points — who at the same time aren’t all that politically active — would have no reason to question him. By default they become Colbert-liberals because when you’re younger so many issues seem off on the horizon (e.g., actually paying taxes instead of getting a refund, health care).”

      Exactly. Too many people have grown up with just one point of view, espoused by Colbert-esque ideologues and instead of thinking on their own they just regurgitate what he says as fact.

      “GamerGate threw off the plan. Suddenly, gamers who weren’t supposed to be in direct confrontation with guys like Colbert are — and they must be destroyed. The curtain has been lifted, and now they see “The Wizard’s” so-called tolerance for what it truly is — phoney.”

      They’re finding out what conservatives such as you and I have known for a long time, Doug: Liberals are only tolerant of those who agree 100% with them. Otherwise, they try to silence, bully and destroy anyone with a dissenting view.

    3. They’re finding out what conservatives such as you and I have known for a long time, Doug: Liberals are only tolerant of those who agree 100% with them. Otherwise, they try to silence, bully and destroy anyone with a dissenting view.

      As I said before on this blog, I did not always consider myself a conservative. I didn’t really care too much about politics when I first went to college. I just wanted to write screenplays and make movies. But then 9/11 happened, and my professors went off the deep end with anti-American rhetoric. Their behavior prompted me to look into different points of view, and the rest is history.

    4. Probably one of my favorite responses I’ve seen come out of gamergate was some reddit thread where the phrase “sorry, conservabros” came up, after the mail-list was dumped by Milo. Nice to know it’s not just us paranoid constitutionalists who recognize that there’s rampant media collusion going on!

      Scales are falling off the eyes right and left these days.

    5. It’s really nice to see that some of these younger gamers are realizing a.) media collusion is real, and b.) that the vast majority of the media are of the same ideological mold.

      If the media will turn apolitical gamers into racist, sexist, and bigoted monsters over a disagreement, why would they not use the same tactics to skew the news when covering those who are openly conservative? I don’t know how any gamer who has had to live through the attacks dished out by Colbert, MSNBC, Gawker, The Huffington Post, etc. can now go back to believing that these people honestly disseminate the news. My guess is that there will be a lot of gamers who have shifted into the libertarian and conservative camps before this is all over with.

    6. Sarkeesian’s latest nonsense:

      She’s certifiable. And look at some of the disgusting comments left by her sycophants.

    7. That’s the thing: Someone like Suey Park gets the opportunity to write pieces for Time and The Washington Post. Ms. Sarkeesian gets to go on The Colbert Report. These women are radical kooks, but they’re treated by many mainstream media outlets as if they’re moderates. When you keep parading the weirdo in front of people for a long enough time, the weirdos start to become normalized. And in the case of Colbert, etc., the weirdos are held up as individuals we should all try to emulate.

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