BURNED OUT: Leigh Begs Media to Stop Talking About GamerGate

BURNED OUT: Leigh Begs Media to Stop Talking About GamerGate

Yesterday, Leigh Alexander came out and said that the media should stop talking about GamerGate. She got really worked up about it, too. She seemed to be frustrated that almost a year later, the group that smashed her career and exposed her abhorrent behavior is still going strong. The media can’t resist talking about us because the name is established and the lies they want to tell are important to them. Using GamerGate as some boogeyman is a way to get to their ultimate agenda, which is the elimination of anonymous posting online, speech codes, all that good shit.

Here it is straight from Liquored Up Leigh’s mouth keyboard:DfjVyghCIn-2ZaUEAAnx-6

I gotta admit, I understand her motivation. We showed the world what an abusive bully she was. Her recklessness is well documented. Former colleagues have spoken against her. Old friends have testified about her, and it wasn’t sunshine and rainbows. Stories about her notorious boozing sprees are now the stuff of legend. All this happened because of GamerGate. Would you want people to keep talking about us if you were Leigh Alexander? Maybe she figures everyone will forget what a piece of shit she is if the volume dies down. I’m pretty sure she’s wrong, and that she’s fucked regardless. Still, it’s not a bad thought if you’re her.

She might also be pissed that she hasn’t figured out a proper way to leverage cash out of this situation. I don’t see a fat Patreon or solid fundraising schemes. In fact, I would say that Leigh has almost assuredly lost money since this all started. Look at how she was begging recently. Selling your book is one thing, but she was really putting it out there in an almost pathetic way:CBS9KHiUwAA0e_w (1)

Poor Leigh. My how far The Megaphone has fallen. Keep begging, you lush. In all likelihood, GameGate will outlast your flameout of a career. You’ll be in a drunken stupor somewhere mumbling about how you “used to be games journalism” until someone peels you off the pavement. Your friends need us for clicks and so they’ll have a ready-made monster to invoke. You can tell them to stop talking about us all you want, but it’s not going to happen. Just pour another round. Everything will be alright.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • Hawk Hopper

    She probably drinks herself to sleep thinking about how thoroughly she and her brain-dead cohorts failed at killing gamers.

  • Duce Ralli

    Ah The first to totally fall. beautiful thing. Also how should we celebrate our upcoming 1 year anniversary? Also wonder how all the aGGros will react? I look forward to seeing. hope you record it Ralph!

  • hurin

    I’m guessing the fallout from Sunrise and the closure of Tale of Tales, who had hired her as a consultant, was the straw that broke the camels back.

    She has finally realized, she will never get enough money to buy booze by attacking GamerGate.

    • BlueLight

      I think she honestly understood that talking about GG doesn’t help her goals for awhile now. In fact she sent a letter to i believe the guardian telling them to avoid the subject.

    • Terry “Death to Equality” Xu

      the endgame of all equalist activistm is ruin

  • I still don’t see her beg for mercy.

    Let her burn.

  • Wodka

    Poor Leigh…but not really. GamerGate mostly talks about her more so than any of her ilk. Shit, we’re the reason why she still is kind of semi-quasi relative. If we just turned our backs on the boozehound, she’d have nothing. No friends. No foes. And no money for that cheap bottle of Thunderbird.

  • ☆ Cyborgwolf ☆

    I’d write “I drink leigh tears” but I wanna be sober

  • MKFenris

    Sounds like she’s not liking the fact their precious narrative is falling apart.

  • MoreEqualThanYou

    Um….her first post said we aren’t organized. The last one said we are. Meh, must be the booze.

  • Sand Ripper

    How the mighty have fallen, and so quickly.

    Remember how she used to brag about ending other peoples’ careers? That will be hard to do from a McDonald’s drive-through window.

    • BasedLink

      I doubt Micky D’s would allow her to sling burgers, let alone operate a drive-thru. She’s known to insult consumers.

      • dirtysteve

        You can’t get drunk working at McD’s.

  • Nohbody

    While “stop showing what an idiot I am” is certainly nothing to ignore, I can’t help but wonder if her pleas to stop covering GG are also another attempt at trying to flush GG down the memory hole, in the (mistaken) belief that if no one’s talking about it, it doesn’t exist.

  • masterninja

    She could have prevented us from lasting this long if she wasn’t so arrogant at the beginning…

    She wanted to use us as a stepping stone for her agenda/career and she failed…in a unbelievably epic way…

  • Mr0303

    Unfortunately for Leigh GG already is in popular gaming culture. We don’t need people to agree with us or be on our side – just be aware of us as was proven by the Deus Ex developer. When he got unjustly attacked by the SJW nutters he went to KIA to express his feelings about it. GG has become a watchdog for industry discretions and a starting point in the culture war against censorship.

    Hell, in the recently released Arkham Knight there is a mention of GG. In one of the stories the Riddler tries to slander Batman online using #KnightGate, but fails miserably stating that people on the internet are only willing to fight white knights, but when you attack the based Dark one you get called a faggot. I personally don’t think Rocksteady and WB are taking a side, but they are aware of the movement.

    • ThatGuy

      LMFAO! That’s freaking hilarious. Good on them for that.

    • Angus66

      If I can ever get Arkahm Knight to run on my PC I’ll have to look for that…

  • Nicholas Tan

    It’s called Natural Selection, Ms Alexander.

    Your 60’s-style identity politics are no longer a viable adaptation. Evolve, or join the mammoths.

  • Mr. Saturn

    How is she “games journalism”? I never heard of her before Gamergate. Is she the reason why it is so shit?

    • BlueLight

      She was the editor of Gamasutra which is a website based around game development.

  • KLLRFRST

    “OMG GUISE, STOP TALKING ABOUT GAMERGATE! IT’S, LIKE, TOTALLY A BUMMER THAT EVERYONE KEEPS BRINGING IT UP! GAMERGATE HAS NO POWER, WHICH IS WHY I’M CONSTANTLY WHINING ABOUT IT! SERIOUSLY, LIKE STOP TALKING ABOUT GAMERGATE ALREADY! I CAN’T EVEN! UGH, I NEED A MERLOT ENEMA.”

    • Fatherless

      Merlo enema. When is that coming out?

  • Nils Jørgen Helgø
    • Stefan Hansson

      “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate.. to rehab”

  • Zach Puckett

    In some weird twisted way I sort of agree with her. If the mainstream media would stop focusing on Gamergate that would be great. There are more important issues than a group of people wanting ethics in games journalism (that is not an insult to us, there is a lot of messed up shit that the media glosses over because it is inconvenient).

    • Jesus Zamora

      Problem is that we’re being used to gloss over that shit. By calling us sexists, racists and homophobes, games blogs can keep the clique tight and “news” media can keep from focusing on their political cliques. It’s not like they don’t know we’re going after them next once the last vestiges of anti-gamer games media is purged.

  • GuitarAnthony

    Leigh, if they say ‘fuck the panels’, how is Briana supposed to get paid? She can’t live on just her Patreon! How can she make the motorcycle payments???

    • Sand Ripper

      Kickstarter?

    • Angus66

      I was thinking the exact same thing.

      What WOULD Wu do???

  • shinningprodigy

    Somewhere, right now, I bet Leigh is drinking to herself and mumbling the following… “I could’ve done porn”.

    Right before passing out in a mountain of empty cheap grain alcohol bottles.

  • Locutor

    “I need more Patreon for my Patron!”

  • Social Justice Whitey

    ,,,

  • Sheba

    I remember watching with mild disgust that XOXO video on youtube where she was on stage, prancing like she was the most important voice in the industry with Shigeru Miyamoto and Richard Garriott. I said to myself, “Oh boy, she dont realize how fragile her position is. Her fall gonna be hilariously glorious.”

    And it is!

    • Angus66

      Was that the “god-awful paisley pajama bottom” video?

      I can’t seem to get that one out of my head… BLECKHH

  • LG

    Really hard to stop talking about something to which you helped create. Guess that website is tanking hard and is also running out of booze money. Poor poor, with pun intended, Leigh. Talking so big and loud to an audience that yells louder than her.

    But hey, she made a bad decision to shit on the main audience/consumer and now she’s paying for it. So in all honesty to Leigh Alexander, good luck with your future endeavors in the unemployment line.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lztcbnscjd1r0wkhpo1_500.gif

  • Fail Burton

    “The real issues.” The real issues to this idiot is the intersectional feminist racist fraud that created Gamergate. I’m stunned by how many naive idiots never notice how much Moosa did nothing but talk smack about whites and then wrap himself in social justice. It’s a con game neo-Nazis and the KKK must look on with admiration.

    • Mr. Saturn

      Considering they stole the Klan’s playbook, they’ve certainly managed to improve on it.

      Well ‘improve’ might not be the right word for it but you know what I mean.

  • Philip Weigel

    Poor, poor Megaphone-chan. Why, if she was somewhat likable, this whole situation would be almost pitiful.

  • Guest

    Ralph, when you write about someone featured on DeepFreeze, link to their page.

    http://www.deepfreeze.it/journo.php?j=leigh_alexander

  • A Real Libertarian

    “Shit bigots”.

    Clearly she’s disgusted with us for being shit at the whole “hate movement” thing, she’s just trying to help us out by teaching us how to be a hate movement the correct way, e.g. stop talking about ethics, start screaming at the niggers, that sort of thing.

    Leigh Alexander is so thoughtful.

  • Botiemaster

    She’s right, it could happen in other fields, and is happening. ComicGate and MovieGate is just around the corner, for example. People are beginning to notice the hack frauds for what they are as they inject personal beliefs into their reviews, and start doing more and more “opinion pieces” for their audiences. People are realizing “professional” reviews are filled with agenda pushing views. They are becoming aware that these people are bloggers, nothing more. This is no longer a gaming or culture war. It’s now an entertainment war. A world war, so to speak.

  • Dave The Sandman

    awwwww poor ikkle Drunky The Fuck Clown

  • Sevuz

    May she be buried in her own BS

  • Shogun1x

    Go home Leigh, you’re drunk. (As usual)

  • Steven

    She is actually partially right. Turning us into the devils of the internet with lies and slander WAS a poor choice. Not only because it was morally wrong and blatantly false, but also because it gave us notoriety: we are the boogieman, the monster under the bed, the enduring evil. The “myth” of GamerGate hurt our public image, but it gave dissidents a banner to rally around and gave radical progressives something to decry. The disproportionate response of journalists and social commentators cemented us into an enduring and lasting force on the internet.

    But she is wrong about one thing, it is far too late to sweep GamerGate under the rug now. It was too late after the first #OpSKYNET. We are self-propagating. We are immortal. What is dead may never die.

  • mbits

    She literally started gamergate. Now she wants to “end it”, because god fucking damn it — IF LEIGH ALEXANDER CAN’T GET RICH OFF GAMERGATE THEN NEITHER CAN ANY OF YOU OTHER MOTHER FUCKING ASSHOLES — amiright?

  • ThePete

    Not so smug now. Just another rent-seeking sjw.

  • Terry “Death to Equality” Xu

    Tauriq was rightfully attacked and guess what, he fled like a coward

    Are we surprised?

    No folks, never stop attacking equality. Its very existence is grounds enough for criticism

  • Talby

    “Will” outlast? It already has. Unless you consider running a glorified blog to be a career.

  • Kellen Joel

    I, for one, actually agree with her, but not in the way she’s expecting. She’s right, there are real issues, but the feminists are too busy going about video games and comics. For instance (if I’m correct), they started the ban-bossy campaign, meanwhile in Iraq, they made a law that legalized rape. You know, the thing that feminists rant on all the time!