I mentioned this news at the end of the last column, but I wanted to wait until after I had seen the actual segment from John Oliver’s show, Last Week Tonight. I’d already heard that Brianna Wu and Anita Sarkeesian had both been cited, due to Wu trumpeting the news from her Twitter account (and the KiA thread on it). She of course spun it as an attack on GamerGate itself, which isn’t the case. Still, I won’t say I’m happy with him using the Nightline footage, simply because I already know how these liars are going to portray things, with the help of a compliant gaming press. Despite the fact that there is zero evidence tying us to any kind of death threats or violence, the SJWs keep trying to spread their bullshit narrative.

The video is up here, if you want to watch it. I would embed it, but I’m pretty sure HBO would raise hell. Also, I’m not sure how long that will be posted, so you may want to go watch it now. The actual segment itself talks about a wide variety of issues, including revenge porn. I don’t co-sign that sort of thing, obviously. Death threats aren’t something I support either. But by citing notoriously unstable and unreliable people like Wu & Sarkeesian, you undermine the whole effort. They’ve told too many lies about too many things, even if some of the harassment they cite is real.

UPDATE: From YouTube…

Here’s how Wu (UPDATE: & Anita) is portraying the segment:

Well, you may have said a lot of things, but none of that was in the fucking episode. The only thing they showed from you was a brief clip from the Nightline piece. I’m sure you were talking their ear off, though. There’s no doubt in my mind. They probably had to fake an outage (or hostage situation) just to get your kooky ass off the line.

Let me know what you think after giving it a watch. It’s not the biggest deal in the world, but I don’t like giving these two clowns any mainstream airtime like that, even if it’s old clips. They just spin it as an attack on GamerGate, which the segment really wasn’t. They were careful not to mention GamerGate, actually. So maybe they wanted to cite those two, but without going in on us. Either way, it would have been a lot better to have just left them out altogether.