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Gawker: Itís Cool to Punish OTHER People for Their Words, Just Not Us
free beacon ^ | 10/23/14 | Sonny Bunch

Posted on 10/23/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT by Nachum

As I’ve 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 don’t quite understand the world they’ve created. They think it’s the worst thing in the whole world for Internet Tough Guys to make death and rape threats* and also that it’s cool to joke about Bristol Palin actually being physically assaulted by a man. Because stoopid Rethuglicans, you know? Most amusingly, they don’t even seem to understand the contradiction. So they get really butthurt when someone else whips up an Internet rage mob against them. “Don’t you understand?” they seem to be crying. “We’re the good guys here! We only take on bad people! Those Other people. That aren’t 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, let’s 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. It’s a genius move, in a way, one that allows Gawker to tell the companies it relies on for revenue that it’s really and truly sorry while also doing nothing to alienate its core readership of angry progressive know-nothings.

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1 posted on 10/23/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Who is Gawker?


2 posted on 10/23/2014 12:25:50 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Nachum

We should do the same thing to Obama and Mooch that the libs did to Sarah and her family.


3 posted on 10/23/2014 12:32:02 PM PDT by robert14 (cng)
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To: mrsmel
Gawker is a network of websites including:

Gawker.com
Deadspin
Screamer
The Concourse
Valleywag
Gizmodo
Sploid
io9
Jalopnik
Truck Yeah!
Jezebel
Kotaku
Lifehacker

4 posted on 10/23/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT by Wayne07
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To: mrsmel

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.

Cink – Hungarian
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


5 posted on 10/23/2014 12:34:26 PM PDT by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: Nachum

Why does any of that blog matter?


6 posted on 10/23/2014 12:34:34 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: tcrlaf; MrShoop

Thank you both, I know that I can continue to live my life without them.


7 posted on 10/23/2014 12:39:49 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: robert14
We should do the same thing to Obama and Mooch that the libs did to Sarah and her family.

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.

8 posted on 10/23/2014 12:40:37 PM PDT by Mark17 (MAs & PAs Broke busted, disgusted, liberals can't be trusted, throw the bastards into the sea)
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To: Nachum

Muslims make threats, bomb and murder.

But Gawker never makes condescending articles about them.

Why?


9 posted on 10/23/2014 12:41:31 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: mrsmel

“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.


10 posted on 10/23/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t doubt it. Yet I get chided here at FR for my cynicism.


11 posted on 10/23/2014 12:47:35 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: tcrlaf
You can, but to tens of millions in the under 40 crowd, they are BIBLES.

But anyone who happens to listen to Rush Limbaugh now and then is a the mind-numbed robot.

12 posted on 10/23/2014 12:47:59 PM PDT by caligatrux (They always said that the living would envy the dead.)
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To: Sasparilla

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.


13 posted on 10/23/2014 12:54:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart ("Refusing to vote against unprincipled people made Obama President. " - agere_contra)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I went and read the entire article. I get the gist of hypocrisy. But, what is *Gamergate*?


14 posted on 10/23/2014 1:01:16 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal

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.


15 posted on 10/23/2014 1:09:53 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart ("Refusing to vote against unprincipled people made Obama President. " - agere_contra)
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To: mrsmel
I don’t doubt it. Yet I get chided here at FR for my cynicism.

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.

:-)

16 posted on 10/23/2014 1:12:41 PM PDT by Mark17 (MAs & PAs Broke busted, disgusted, liberals can't be trusted, throw the bastards into the sea)
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To: Mark17

LOL. Hi, I’m Melanie, and I’m cynical. Freeping is my enabler :)


17 posted on 10/23/2014 1:16:01 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

:-)


18 posted on 10/23/2014 1:26:52 PM PDT by Mark17 (MAs & PAs Broke busted, disgusted, liberals can't be trusted, throw the bastards into the sea)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“.....massive campaigns AROUSE online....”? Sounds scintillating. Where?


19 posted on 10/23/2014 1:36:27 PM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and politics.)
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To: Tucker39

My Freud hath slipped ;)


20 posted on 10/23/2014 1:39:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart ("Refusing to vote against unprincipled people made Obama President. " - agere_contra)
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