I just got through watching the latest David Pakman GamerGate interview. Today, he spoke to former Jeopardy champion, Arthur Chu. We’ve talked about Arthur a lot here on the site, and for good reason. Over the course of time, my opinion of him has changed. At first, I might even agreed with those who said we shouldn’t discuss such a trivial person. He was a clown. But, the more I’ve learned, the more I’ve come to believe that Mr. Chu is a truly disturbed individual. 

He openly speaks of channeling Elliot Rodger. He says that rape is a normal part of life, and refuses to report the crime to police because he hates lawyers (huh?). What kind of man is this? I used to like to laugh about him, and I still do. But, in reality, his character is no laughing matter. He’s a dangerous, demented person, with sociopathic tendencies.  He also happens to be a lot dumber than he thinks he is. He’s the classic case of a blowhard who overestimates his own abilities.

How did David Pakman put this bastard to rest? With a calm and reasoned hand, that’s how. He never lost his cool, and gave Arthur all the time in the world to speak. This turned out to be a great strategy:

The more Arthur talked, the more he revealed himself to be an empty suit. Memorization may have served him well on Jeopardy, but his lack of contemporaneous speaking ability sunk him today. He never had a chance. Pakman took him apart like a skilled surgeon.

Chu kept talking about Zoe Quinn, over and over again. It was almost like he was trying to deflect attention away from his abhorrent behavior. Quinn has absolutely nothing to do with Chu ignoring a rape. Zoe doesn’t come up when discussing  his past advocacy of doxing. Well, she does, because Arthur keeps bringing her up.

When he wasn’t bringing up Zoe Quinn, he was busy trying to discuss my story from yesterday. It was a little too hot to handle, so Pakman wisely decided to avoid it. But that didn’t stop Chu. He was determined to bring it up. But, David did talk about my story on Chu’s love of doxing. Chu stood by his original, pro-doxing stance. The man has absolutely no shame. When offered chances to make up for his past, he repeatedly turns them down. Just like yesterday, when he could have called the authorities and perhaps helped bring a rapist to justice. No, it’s always all about Arthur Chu, his ego, and the advancement of his career.

When all else failed for Mr. Chu, he turned to his old standby: insulting the members of NotYourShield. Instead of apologizing for his horrific race-baiting style attacks, he instead doubled down on them. He then told one of the biggest lies I’ve yet seen from the other side. NotYourShield was started explicitly because of the SJW denial of our minority support. But, according to Chu, it was started in order to ignore the SJW minorities.

How does that even make any fucking sense, Arthur?

This was just about his last gasp, other than ludicrously slandering one of our moderate members. Based Pakman kept a cool head thoroughout the proceedings. He took Chu apart. Pak-Man played the role of Floyd Mayweather. Every shot Chu tried to throw, was deftly swatted down. Every time he came with some more lies, he was calmly and effectively rebutted. He lost his composure on several occasions, and looked like he had just gotten out of bed with a hangover. All in all, it was one of the worst performances I’ve seen yet. You could even make an argument that Brianna Wu did better on Pakman.

When you’re being compared unfavorably to Wu, you know you fucked up. This pretty much ends Arthur Chu’s GamerGate run (unless some other malfeasance of his comes to light). I have a hard time seeing anyone taking him too seriously after this. We should all send David Pakman a nice Christmas gift, or maybe just sponsor his show. He’s not on our side, but he’s the fairest journalist I’ve seen in years. People should support that. As for Arthur? Well, I’m sure Jeopardy will drag his sorry ass back sooner or later.