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Yesterday, Twitter rolled out some changes that are coming to the service. You will no longer be able to see someone’s timeline if one, or both you, have each other blocked. Third parties will be able to report “abuse” they witness. They’re also talking about making it harder to make multiple accounts with the same IP in the future. It was all just a bunch of bullshit, basically. You can just log out and see any account you need to see, VPNs exist, and I’m not worried about 3rd parties reporting abuse, because like the rest of GamerGate, I don’t abuse anyone.

Now “abuse” might be a different story. Saying things SJWs don’t like, insulting them, ridiculing them…that’s not abuse to me. Twitter is supposed to work like this. People insult me all day long. If they get too tedious, I block them. I try not to use it too often, but I do in rare circumstances. However, I keep the comments down here 100% censorship free, other than stuff that might get me put in jail. So if they want to shitpost me bad enough, they can come here and do it. It does happen, from time to time, as you saw with Robin Gething the other day. That’s fine. I don’t mind.

But what I do mind, is The New York Times’s blatant lies. In an article recapping the Twitter changes, they explicitly tie GamerGate to harassment. Here’s the relevant passage:

“The new procedures won’t do anything to curb some of the most prominent Twitter abuse, like GamerGate, a long campaign that has included harassment of people critical of video gaming’s misogynistic culture.”

I still keep waiting to see this harassment from GamerGate. I have seen some fucked up shit posted by unaffiliated parties. I’ve also seen some over-the-top shit from trolls. But GamerGate hasn’t been involved in any harassment. The New York Times cited an article about Anita Sarkeesian cancelling her appearance at Utah State due to disagreements with the school over security, after a threatening letter was sent warning her not to appear. This has never been linked to GamerGate in any way, whatsoever, yet the Times continues to try make people think we had a hand in it. What do you call a media outlet like that? Liars.

I used to respect The New York Times, but GamerGate has opened a lot of eyes. They still have some valuable foreign reporting, etc, but their brand is severely tarnished for me now. They continue to make it worse with their campaign of misinformation against GamerGate. They’ve thrown their lot in with the SJW hivemind, and they don’t mind using Zoe Quinn style-tactics to achieve their goals. I’m not saying they didn’t get dirty before, but the recent coverage of us has really exposed them as hacks. Their best days are long behind them, and I don’t think we’ll see a triumphant return, at this rate.

    1. Yea, but you could say that about almost every major media outlet. What I mean here, is they have news bureaus and reporters all over the world, and we don’t have a lot of places like that anymore. Of course, with the way the Times has been falling off lately, I could see someone discounting that as well.

      1. Dude, have you forgotten Judith Miller? She colluded with Cheney aide Scooter Libby to publish disinformation and outright lies to bolster support for the invasion of Iraq-he ended up in prison and was forced to testify against him (or join him in prison). She lost any credibility and her job as a result. What about plagiarist Jayson Blair? Editor Bill Keller was complicit in all of this and these “reporters” led to his departure from the Times.

        These articles smack of the Times desperate attempts to stay relevant with its new focus on digital content. We need to write polite and intelligent letters to Margaret Sullivan, the Public Editor, whose position was created in response to the Blair and Miller debacles, pointing out how one-sided and deceptive, not to mention inaccurate such characterizations of GG are.

          1. I knew the NYT was always an establishment mouthpiece but their blatant shilling for the invasion of Iraq was disgusting.

      2. I do say the same thing about every major media outlet. And that’s why I get as much of my news as possible from small blogs and independently run news sites.


        1. Yup. The vast majority of the MSM are statists. It’s the very thing Fox News and the NYTimes have in common. Fight their bullshit, fight for liberty.

  1. A lot of the media issues around #Gamergate have actually brought the entire financial crisis and fallout into focus for me. When you see what even the NYT is prepared to do to smear gamers and support con-artists, and worst of all support the intimidation of game developers, you begin to understand why the media was “silent” during the financial crisis and why it hasn’t investigated anything there either.

    The mainstream media is not interested in the truth, or the public trust. They are interested in propaganda, their megaphones, and the place in society that both afford them. They are also interested in helping their friends if it gets them ahead. Personally, I think the main driver of media stories is simple, tech-free backroom cronyism.

  2. Same narrative as usual then. Good vs. evil. The underdog women story.

    I’m reading Dr. Sommers’ book from 1992, “Who Stole Feminism?”. It’s crazy how much it feels like it was written today. From 1992 to about 2010, I didn’t know that she had a point, or that feminism was irrational almost all the time lately.

    So yeah, this is bigger than GG. My advice is to not write off the NYT, or anyone who falls for this simplistic narrative. Try and sincerely appeal to them to broaden their perspectives. The “narrative” in this case literally encompasses almost all of society, academia, and the press. I’d definitely recommend the book. It’s eerily relevant.

    1. I think we’re getting to the point when most people think modern feminism is literally “middle-aged first-world white girl problems” and a joke. Once enough people are of the opinion that it has been hijacked by extremists, it is possible media coverage will change. This will happen when large numbers Democrats who are “progressives” start disowning it, but not before. (Which will be soon, as a lot of people are upset that modern feminists are acting like extremist religious puritans)

  3. We all knew that this rabbit hole went deep. We all knew that it went very deep.

    But what we didn’t know, is HOW deep it went. And it goes even deeper than we originally anticipated.

  4. A media guy with decades of experience told me to look at the financial structure of the entity to see how they behave. What do they depend on? How do they stay viable? Print journalism knows its dying and there are too many technologies to easily circumvent the revenue stream from online publications (for as long as open platforms like Linux, Android or Windows exist as they are). So it’s not surprising that the Gray Lady is buckling and resorting to clickbait, nor is it surprising that they’re towing a line that won’t affect their remaining advertisers.

    He thought I was wasting my time writing the CBC Ombudsman or editors. It’s not just that you have people from similar journalism programs running things, but that the news outlets end up effectively trading staff and homogenizing in terms of management. He thinks the only answer for #GamerGate is to hold out long enough for the narrative to crack, but thought we’d be better off building our own media and keeping it as clean as possible– since he thinks it can take almost a decade for the narrative to lose hold.

  5. “critical of video gaming’s misogynist culture” – oh, I see the entitled cunts have moved into the phase of stating opinion of fact. #applause I’m curious to see what the prolonged impact bullying and degrading a consumer base will have. I’m sensing an unpleasant holiday season ahead for Indie games and devs. I’d love to hear a AAA studio come out and stand against these faux-moral con-artist sociopaths; hope that Gold Bat thing develops more.

  6. The scariest part of #Gamergate is that, like a medical probe, you can extend the same complaints it has against media almost indefinitely, in America and elsewhere in the west, and you will still find the same rot and filth that #Gamergate has been fighting against, everywhere. It’s quickly turning into #Mediagate.
    If they lie about gamers, do they ever say the truth about anything?

  7. “They still have some valuable foreign reporting, etc, but their brand is severely tarnished for me now.”

    Not even valuable foreign reporting anymore either. They’ve propagandized Anti-Muslim stories many times in recent days – So much so that they claimed a young middle-eastern girl who was raped was to be executed for being raped, when her rapist was the one who got the death sentence. There are other issues with their foreign news, and I dunno if it is just bad translators or on purpose, but either way it is terrible.

  8. It’s adorable that you think the NYT had any concept of ethics or neutrality. There’s a reason it’s called ‘the fishwrap of record’ or ‘the New York Slimes’, after all.

    And nothing’s going to change. It’s currently owned by Arthur Sulzberger Jr, who was an SJW before the term even existed. Total leftard.

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