Skip to comments.Gawker: Itís Cool to Punish OTHER People for Their Words, Just Not Us
Posted on 10/23/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT by Nachum
As Ive noted elsewhere, the most amusing aspect of the whole #GamerGate phenomenon (background here and here and here) has been the angry progressive media types confusedly looking around trying to figure out how we got to a point where they would be targeted for boycotts and the like for casual comments they have made. As Varad Mehta noted,
Crazy, right? They dont quite understand the world theyve created. They think its the worst thing in the whole world for Internet Tough Guys to make death and rape threats* and also that its cool to joke about Bristol Palin actually being physically assaulted by a man. Because stoopid Rethuglicans, you know? Most amusingly, they dont even seem to understand the contradiction. So they get really butthurt when someone else whips up an Internet rage mob against them. Dont you understand? they seem to be crying. Were the good guys here! We only take on bad people! Those Other people. That arent good. Like us!
This is how you get to a place where Gawker Media is forced to talk out of both sides of its mouth, on the one hand callowly apologizing to readers (and, lets be honest, advertisers) for one of its writers launching a disgusting pro-bullying attack on a marginalized group while simultaneously apologizing for the apology and denouncing anti-Gawker campaigns as little better than fascism in order to maintain their street cred with their bros. Its a genius move, in a way, one that allows Gawker to tell the companies it relies on for revenue that its really and truly sorry while also doing nothing to alienate its core readership of angry progressive know-nothings.
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Who is Gawker?
We should do the same thing to Obama and Mooch that the libs did to Sarah and her family.
Gawker.Media is the parent company for several different weblogs: Gawker.com, Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, io9, Kotaku, Jalopnik, and Jezebel.
They are “New Age” and very progressive news sites, with millions of followers.
Deadspin Sports Screamer Deadspin’s soccer hub
The Concourse Music, food, sports-related pop culture
Gawker.com New York City media and gossip, tabloid
Valleywag San Francisco, Silicon Valley and tech gossip
Gizmodo Gadget and technology lifestyle
Sploid News, futuristic ideas and tech
io9 Science/Science Fiction
Jalopnik Cars and automotive culture Truck Yeah! Trucks and truck culture
Jezebel Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for women
Kotaku Video games and East Asian pop culture
Lifehacker Productivity tips
Why does any of that blog matter?
Thank you both, I know that I can continue to live my life without them.
You know who we have never heard from, or at least not that we know of, is Todd Palin. Bad mouthing Sarah is one thing, but the daughter is something else. I wonder if he is chomping at the bit to beat knobs on someone's head.
Muslims make threats, bomb and murder.
But Gawker never makes condescending articles about them.
“I know that I can continue to live my life without them.”
You can, but to tens of millions in the under 40 crowd, they are BIBLES.
I don’t doubt it. Yet I get chided here at FR for my cynicism.
The whole gamergate thing is so important because it is turning millions of young people against the liberal media and they have realized that they are being lied to about a lot by their leaders in game media. And that is something they are taking to real world media as well.
I went and read the entire article. I get the gist of hypocrisy. But, what is *Gamergate*?
A liberal feminist whackjob that tried game development slept with 6 or 7 of the main journalists to get her game project reviewed well. They did at the expense of slamming her competitors.
When word leaked, she raised a liberal army screaming that the industry was anti woman and mysogynist. Massive campaigns arouse online and the truth fully came out. Rather than slink off, in typical lib manner, she ramped up and all the libs went after the gamers and companies who got screwed by the yellow journalism/pay for play in the magazines/blogs/main coverage outlets.
They even called it an evil right wing/racist plot.
It is a multi million dollar issue that has gone into areas well outside politics and it is going badly for the libs.
Look it up and grab a beer. Fascinating reading.
You won't get chided by me. I thought no one was more cynical about government than me. Maybe we should start a club. We can call it Cynicals Anonymous. Hello, my name is Mark, and I am cynical.
LOL. Hi, I’m Melanie, and I’m cynical. Freeping is my enabler :)
“.....massive campaigns AROUSE online....”? Sounds scintillating. Where?
My Freud hath slipped ;)
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