It’s been a couple weeks since we’ve heard from our old friend Sam Biddle. Just like Arthur Chu, he can’t seem to quit GamerGate. I guess it’s not as bad as ole Artie, who wrote a column saying he was done with us, went on Twitter and said it, but who nonetheless disregarded both proclamations to instead devote every waking hour to thwarting our cause. This post has nothing to do with Chu. I just wanted to remind you what a flake he is.

As I was saying, the last time we saw the notorious bully Biddle, he was handing a propaganda victory to ISIS terrorists. What does he have in mind for the encore? More propaganda of course, although this time, it’s the anti-GamerGate variety. 

I’ll let Biddle speak for himself. There’s not much text in the post, so I’ll just put it all right here. There’s also a quote from Anita The Fraud in there:

Anita Sarkeesian became an involuntary protagonist of the GamerGate saga (and one of its top targets) after merely criticizing the way women are portrayed in videogames. That was last year. Today, one single week’s worth of Twitter for her is a horrible, menacing hell.

It’s hard to believe that this is only seven days of vitriol, but it’s also never been so easy to try to harass someone out of existence:
Ever since I began my Tropes vs Women in Video Games project, two and a half years ago, I’ve been harassed on a daily basis by irate gamers angry at my critiques of sexism in video games. It can sometimes be difficult to effectively communicate just how bad this sustained intimidation campaign really is. So I’ve taken the liberty of collecting a week’s worth of hateful messages sent to me on Twitter. The following tweets were directed at my @femfreq account between 1/20/15 and 1/26/15.
Sarkeesian includes a very, very long list of screenshots. I’m only including some of them here—go to her post for the full (dreadful) experience.

He goes on to show a bunch of horrible screenshots with all kinds of hate and violence directed towards Ms. Sarkeesian, but there’s one thing the Biddle the Bully forgot to mention: not one of those tweets had the GamerGate tag. I can also tell you, as someone who monitors the GamerGate community on Twitter every single day, that no one on that list looked at all familiar to me. The entire premise of the article (titled Criticize GamerGate as a Woman, and Your Twitter Mentions Look Like This) is a complete fabrication.

So we have a Gawker entry dedicated to what your Twitter looks like if you are a female and criticize GamerGate that shows a shitload of harassment, but zero evidence that any of it was perpetrated by GamerGate. I guess I should be used to this by now, but Biddle and his wretched company have provided one of the more stunning examples of misinformation that I’ve seen over the last five months. Gawker hates gamers, and they prove it day after day. 

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    1. I had, only via Internet Aristocrat’s video about her (and I only saw that a few months before GamerGate started,) otherwise I wouldn’t have known about her either.

    2. It felt like gaming news sites were constantly spamming articles about her, ever since her first video. They’ve jumped at every opportunity to clickbait anything related to her. She even won an award from the Game Developer’s Conference for “promoting games” and they seriously believe she deserves it more than anyone else.

      She is literally a human cash cow. She intentionally creates hate as fuel to drive her “business”. All she has to do is upset people and play the victim for everyone to shower her with cash and attention.

  1. As TotalBiscuit mentioned, the harassment she got was akin to what he receives for supporting #GamerGate. But of course, you’re not going to read about that in the media, ’cause he’s not a woman.

    Do they honestly want more women developing games? Then two things need to be done. First, encourage promotion of the career path at the school level; let young girls know that the option is available, and provide resources for young people to learn basic code skills.

    Second, FOR FUCK’S SAKE STOP SAYING THE INDUSTRY HATES WOMEN!!!! There are plenty of successful women working in the industry, most of whom have said that they received no harassment, or in fact received special treatment because men were fearful of offending. There are exceptions of course, but the majority is clear.

    Of course, this is if they “honestly” want more women developing games; I have a sneaking suspicion that what they actually want is power, with diversity being the front with which to mask their power grab.

    1. We really need industry women to stand up for themselves. Hell arguably the biggest studio, easily one of the most important is run by multiple women. 343i does games, tv/movies, comics, books, online stuff..the list goes on and on. Jade Raymond directing one of the biggest franchises in history and ran MULTIPLE studios concurrently.

    2. Exactly. They cite that women are too scared to speak up or join the industry as “proof” of it being sexist and misogynist. Of course women are scared; these people are FEARMONGERING.

      1. That’s what makes me doubt their motives; if they were truly dedicated to diversity they wouldn’t set out to scare a generation of young women away with tales of the boogeymen coming to harass you for daring to sit in front of a computer.

        They’re basically feminism’s version of the “Fire and Brimstone” preachers, claiming everyone’s going to Hell and there’s nothing you can do unless you swell their coffers, ’cause only they have the direct line to God/the media.

        And like the crazy preachers, once you look beyond the bullshit you find they are the worst offenders of the lot.

  2. Sarkeesian is gonna get trolled no matter what. I highly doubt she actually gives 2 shits about negative tweets. I doubt she reads them at all except to post stories about how awful they are. I never bought into the whole professional victim thing until gamergate came along. I hadn’t been exposed to this generation of feminists either but since gg started I’ve done a ton of research and what I found has been truly disturbing. The fact that the media is supporting these scam artists and damaged people and allowing them to stereotype and attack others is sickening. Hipster culture at its finest

    1. AlphaOmegaSin’s most recent video on Sarkeesian highlights how she’s blaming male youtube personalities for her harassment now. Apparently, out of all the people on youtube criticizing her, she was only able to find 4 examples, and all of them JUST happen to be white males….. Disgusting.

  3. They’re harassing Anita.

    -Sam Biddle on GamerGate.

    Freaking Adorable.

    -Sam Biddle on ISIS child soldiers.

    Bring it back.

    -Sam Biddle on bullying.

    There’s nothing immoral about kicking them.

    -Sam Biddle on puppies.

    Why would anybody listen to this dude?

    -Me on Sam Biddle.

  4. Sam Biddle is incredibly pathetic. He thinks #gamergate supporters are the scum of the earth… but he on the other hand was completely owned by the scum of the earth.

  5. All I see in these kind of articles at this point is desperation. Folks like Biddle are doing their damnedest to keep the same tired narrative alive, and it’s only driving people who are neutral on the matter closer to GamerGate. There’s only so many times that one can cry foul before people just don’t give a shit.

    Anita isn’t doing herself any favors either. The more and more times she focuses on the harassment angle, more and more people will begin to see through her bullshit. If she would simply focus on her work (you know, the series that she’s failed to deliver after two years), not as many people would question her motives. But nope, she would rather take the time to collect tweets and post them to prove what we all already know… trolls will be trolls.

  6. Combine “click bait” with “Fear Porn” and the result is the shit these people push. They’ve probably done more to scare people, women in particular, from the industry peddling this crap than the “rampant misogyny” they think exists could ever do.

  7. For someone supposedly against the “damsels in distress” trope Anita does quite a lot of it herself. All she needs are some lazy & stupid journalists (which are in abundance) like Sam Biddle to broadcast her “distress” signal.
    But I guess when you’re onto a good thing, why not stick with it. And when you can charge $5k plus expenses for a speaking event, & make earnings of $440k for 2014, you know you’re onto a good thing.

  8. “Harassment” is when you repeatedly receive disturbing messages from the same person. It isn’t when you receive lots of disturbing messages from a lot of different people.

  9. I first heard about Anita through an internet podcast (whose name I will not mention) 2-3 years ago. Back then she disabled the ratings and comment section on her YouTube channel and assuming she disabled them long before that and always wondered why. After doing a little more digging I realize that she absolutely cherry picks information, and her videos take things WAAAY out of context, and that so called “Pop Culture Critic” and propagandist extremist Jonathan McIntosh does all the work for her. I thought she just some troll click baiting people to watch her videos. I didn’t like her content or what she was saying so I just ignored her and never heard for her since.

    Also, I don’t condone death threats, but hey that’s the internet for you. I don’t hate AS or wish her harm, but she seriously needs a good slap upside the head. And not because she’s a woman or a 3rd wave radical feminist, but mainly because she was full of SHIT as well as that trust fund man baby Jonathan McIntosh. And two years later I was browsing the web reading random articles and that’s when I saw an article saying Anita Sarkeesian was driven from her home. Ever since a person who went by the name “Kevin Dobson” on Twitter doxxed AS home address and said some other creepy shit to her. And that’s what lead me from AS to Thunderf00t, to Internet Aristocrat videos, the gamer are dead articles and finally GamerGate.

    This woman literally hijacked a conversation that was suppose to be call for ethics in journalism which has been building up for years and the Zoe Quinn affair sparked that revolt. Then AS comes into the fray and turns it into a feminist issue. And now she got the ears of the MSM telling them that were out to get her and drive women out the industry?! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDIND ME!? What about recent vitims like lizzy and other people who were doxxed huh?! Which was either done by 3rd party trolls or the anti-GG. I’m sorry, didn’t mean to lose my cool. Actually I”ll leave this video here because this guy really hits the nail on the head. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mhFCdQjthxo

  10. Im not sure how many of you are familiar with the concept of social engineering, in the malicious manner and not the actual science. This is a prime example of one of the processes that goes into such a endeavour. You all know what it is, its the false narrative. Creating a narrative by presenting a single side to the case, being horribly biased and having an orgy of evidence to support your case. Normally, most people would see that this was one sided, but, when there is money to be made, all of that morality goes out of the window.

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