Recently, I wrote a column here on the site that has concerned a few people I actually like, and a whole lot of people I don’t like. For the assholes who are actually pushing this as a PR ax to grind against me: get fucked. For the ones I actually respect, or even call friend, let me explain my position. 

I write hard-hitting fare here on this site. I comment on current happenings in GamerGate, regardless of who they might involve. When I wrote the piece the other day, I knew it would cause backlash. I knew my enemies would use any comments on the suicide attempt against me. But I talked about it anyway, because it was in the chat log leak, and it was big news within GamerGate.

I cover the news. No one can say “Don’t write about me. I’d rather you didn’t.” The person I covered was a prominent poster on KotakuInAction, created one of the GamerGate Facebook groups, and is active on Twitter. Randi Harper and GamerGazi members were recorded in the logs talking about it. I make no apologies for covering it. I comment on news events. I give my opinion on them.

As for the actual conjecture put forth, I apologize if some people I respect took that the way. I could have worded my thoughts a little better, as I was just trying to get across the mental anguish that Randi Harper puts people through. I also apologize to the person in question. I’m sorry if my work here has caused you any unnecessary pain. This is a dirty job, and I knew that going in. Some of you won’t like me, and many of you will even hate me. I can’t let that interfere with what I do, but I wanted to address this issue, given the gravity of it. Usually, I would just ignore these types of complaints, but I feel like this is a special circumstance.

Regardless, thank you for reading, and I hope you continue to enjoy TheRalphRetort.com.

27 comments
  1. We can’t seek ethics in journalism and then turn around on people because the news and the truth we seek isn’t what we want to hear.

    The world isn’t nerfed for you and shouldn’t be.

    Stick to your guns Ralph! If those you like don’t understand that, they aren’t really worth liking in the first place!

  2. the truth is often a disgusting thing

    tyrants and whole governments and religions are dedicated to obscuring it

    never forget that ralph

  3. Ralph, I think it’s important to note that her suicide attempt had absolutely nothing to do with Gamergate. She has made this publicly known and does not want either side to use it as ammunition. Can you put it into either this article or the original, please?

  4. It’s gotta be a lot of work to sift through a ton of bullshit to put a half decent article together. I have respect for you for the crap you go through to put this together.

    As much as I would like to do something similar to this or videos like IA used to do, I just don’t have the patience for it myself. Besides, there’s not enough hours in the day and there’s other things I want to do, too.

    Keep up the great work.

  5. What a world we live in, where the tabloid writer is more dedicated to reporting sourced info than the mainstream news writers.

  6. While your earlier article was one of the reasons I don’t agree with you, thank you for posting this clarification. I’m not opposed to clickbait itself, as long as you recognise your impact and apply corrections as and when needed.

    Carry on your work. I still support http://TheRalphRetort.com

    PS: Change the f***ing theme.

    1. I have a new theme, but I’m worried about implementation. The site will be down for a minute, and I have to get the webmaster to help me install it due to all the security he has going. There’s also a few technical things due to the way I had to move my site (after srhbutts got it shutdown). But it’s going to happen sometime this spring, I hope.

      And thank you for your continued support!

  7. Wow, what a faggot. How dare you talk about things people don’t want you to, that’s so callous! It’s people like you that make people think Tennesseans are all incestuous retards.

    Thanks for proving them right :^)

  8. Sometimes i don’t like your style of writing and sometimes i feel you condemn the other person a bit too quickly, but despite that i still read your site because the facts are here with proof as well. And i like that. so keep up the Good work.

  9. Stuff like this is why I have faith in Ralph being a good person acting on good intentions, even when I disagree or roll my eyes at an article 😀

    Keep on trucking bud. You cant always come up Aces, and part of the job is putting work up there even if it isn’t as great as you’d like it to be. Goodness knows every commenter is a backseat article writer. Takes guts to take the leap of publishing your opinions, editorials, thoughts and investigations knowing the whole internet can and will pick them apart at will.

    Think we can all add our voices to hoping Meow is well (even if I shudder at some of the lewds in my feed when she’s active :P)

  10. The whole reason GamerGate exists is not just because of the MSM lying, it’s also because of selectively dishonest reporting. Reporting the facts and pulling no punches might not always earn friends but the fact that you’ll always report the news as it is keeps me coming back to this site. I have huge respect for what you do here and on twatter, don’t let the haters keep you down.

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