Deceitful New York Times Disregards Facts About GamerGate

Deceitful New York Times Disregards Facts About GamerGate

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Earlier this evening, my respect for the New York Times died. I know some already hated it, but I, personally, still had some respect for the supposed “Newspaper of Record.” After reading their one-sided shit piece a few moments ago, I can no longer support such an institution. Only once did they quote a GamerGate supporter, and it was Adam Baldwin defending us against false charges of abuse. How is that being unbiased? It’s a sad state of affairs when HuffPost Live has more journalistic integrity than the fucking Times. I’m almost embarrassed for them.

Well, I would be, if I wasn’t so enraged with the reporting. You see, The Times decided to perpetuate the lie that GamerGate was behind the recent threats against Anita Sarkeesian. The shameful reporter, Nick Wingfield, goes all out in trying to smear us. Big Media is on the case now, and they really know how to run a hatchet-job.

The threats against Ms. Sarkeesian are the most noxious example of a weekslong campaign to discredit or intimidate outspoken critics of the male-dominated gaming industry and its culture.

They spend precious paragraph space describing a threat that the school she was due to speak at, said never existed. Here’s a piece of their statement on the matter:

Following a disturbing email received late Monday evening, Utah State University police and administrators have been working throughout the day to assess any level of risk to students or to a speaker scheduled to visit. USU police, in conjunction with several teams of state and federal law enforcement experts, determined that there was no threat to students, staff or the speaker, so no alert was issued.

The safety of our students and visitors is always the university’s first priority. At no time was there any imminent threat.

Basically, they’re saying Anita is a drama queen who’s full of shit. It’s hard to argue with them. She takes some troll email, blows it up into something it isn’t, and gets the hapless NY Times to play along. They even gave her one of those feature pics, like the New Yorker gave Zoe Quinn. At least she isn’t pouting in hers.


The rest of the article is spent recycling old lies from the SJW propaganda factory. The only other noteworthy point, is the appearance of of IGDA Executive Director, Kate Edwards. Not only is the biased Edwards quoted extensively here, she also appears in a similar bogus story in the Washington Post. If I didn’t know any better, I would say that paid PR flacks arranged these two hits to drop simultaneously Perhaps right around the time they’re starting the #StopGamerGate2014 tag? They’ve done it before with the “gamers are dead” article flood. I’m smelling yet another rat.

There’s no need to get discouraged, though. The media doesn’t matter to us. We’re talking to other gamers. They don’t care about these mainstream outlets, for the most part. Yea, it’s nice when we get some good PR, like yesterday. But, we can’t get discouraged when our enemies use their media apparatus to punish us. It hasn’t worked so far. It’s not going to work in the future, either. It’s only going to swell our ranks even further.


UPDATE: Oh yea, there was one other thing. They asked the big boy publishers to comment on GamerGate, and they refused. They knew better than to piss off the people who actually spend money with them.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.


    They’re really shitting their pants now. They’re trying to spread their crap all over the news with LW2 and LW3, C-List celebs like Patton Oswalt and Chris Kluwe are spewing their mind diarrhea all over Twitter, Kotaku already got their sister sites Gawker, Jezebel, and Deadspin to chime in about it (despite none of those sites having to do with games), and now this StopGamerGate bot-fest bullshit.

    Funny how Anti GamerGate is flailing about over a bunch of “whiny pissbabies” that are supposed to be dead.

    • I love it when Patton Oswalt said it only takes “two clicks” to find out that Gamergate is full of misogyny. I think doing any actual research would probably take many more clicks than that.

      • KLLRFRST

        One click for Kotaku, another click for Gamasutra.

        There – fully infrommed!

      • A Real Libertarian

        it only takes “two clicks” to find out that Gamergate is full of misogyny.

        It also only takes two clicks to find out Jews did 9/11, but I’m not going to believe that either.

      • Roland Bjorkman

        It cracks me up when guys like Oswald, Joss Wheedon, That Guy with the Glasses come out as whole hearted supporters of the SJW crowd. I mean, have they seen their own stuff? You really want to support that mentality? Maybe they’ll want to start picking apart their stuff at some point. I’m sure SJWs could find plenty to disapprove of, if they tried. Wheedon likes to use women as heroes, but they are really attractive women dressed in pretty sexy, form fitting stuff; they look like they came straight out of the comic books that feminists are constantly complaining about. And how about that story about getting shitfaced and then sleeping with a fan who was at least as drunk as you are, Patton. Drunk woman, drunk guy – being drunk is no excuse for rape, Patton.

    • Roland Bjorkman

      Really sad to see Patton Oswald going this direction. I was a fan.

      He got in trouble with the SJW a few months ago while actually trying to slam people who weren’t buying into the feminist take on Elliot Rodgers. He wrote some really idiotic stuff, one of them was a series of tweets where he basically implied that the people disagreeing with him didn’t understand that rape was bad and that he had to explain it to them with some really stupid comic book analogy.

      Not too surprisingly, he got jumped on by the feminist/SJW crowd who thought he was making light of rape. The simpering and explaining that followed was probably some of the funniest stuff to come out of him in a while. He went on a Twitter hiatus after that.

      • KLLRFRST

        I love the Justice League one-shot he did 2003, but now it seems like he’s trying to hard to suck up to the cool kids in hopes that they don’t bully him for not adding to the echo chamber. It’s so sad that people are now afraid to express a different opinion from extreme leftists in order to not be harassed, doxed, or lose their jobs.

        I’m going to check out his Twitter so I can enjoy seeing how SJWs easily turn on someone for not towing the line. It’s like Mean Girls, but without the laughs.

  • ninjaclown

    The media are collectively organizing tomorrow to unleash a barrage of anti-gamergate articles that will make Aug. 29 look like a cakewalk. LET THEM COME. The sheer willingness of almost all media to engage in dishonesty for PR rewards and clickbait ratings means all these companies NEED TO DISAPPEAR. This is Jack Thompson war number 2, moral outrage war number bazillion. When the dust settles, everyone will remember who lost their integrity and who stood up for the rights of the public. It’s reckoning day for the so called media.

    • Ryan Lawson

      This time the consumers being smeared have a way to amplify our voices.

  • C G Saturation

    NYT has always been a joke.

  • Reggie Anderson

    Here is something to take a look at.

  • NorBdelta

    What an unacceptable level of conduct from The New York Times, bearing in mind they are not in my country, the level (lack) of investigation and biased is truly worrying. This is the issue we face where the gaming press has been slating us for harassment at every turn, now when actual mainstream media look into our movement all they see is articles from Kotaku spreading the harassment and misogyny story constantly. They have no insight so they go with the flow of the gaming sites, at least I hope this is what has occured.

  • LongLiveGamerGate

    Well of course corrupted journalists won’t write about the corruption in journalism. They don’t care about the truth, they just want their clicks.


      Expecting game journos to be upfront about their own corruption is like asking a fox to guard the henhouse.

      • Ryan Lawson

        John Oliver “dingo”.

  • GuitarAnthony

    The New York Times. All the news that’s printed to fit.

  • Thomas Fährmann

    How to put in a few simple words of meaning… Fuck them! thank you Ralph for reminding us what these people are. Liars! forked tongue assholes!

  • the red army

    i saw that trash piece yesterday… i still read paul krugmans articles but there is little else of value coming from that rag of a newspaper… what pissed me off the most is that the NYT pulled sarkeesians greatest trick to avoid being totally owned they DISABLED COMMENTS on the fucking article… i guess we should expect this shit by now…

    • Jay

      I’ve always found Krugman too technical. Hell, I like logic in my economics, but he tries to make it too damn difficult for the layman to understand what’s going on. He gets stuck on values and numbers and hyping up Piketty and I’m like “this isn’t hard…”

      It’s one of the reasons I moved to Richard D Wolff and his stronger assessments of the economy.

  • Pooch Nasty

    Damn glad the devs/pubs knew better than to wade into that shitfest.

  • Ryan Lawson

    Crediting HuffPo with integrity is a bit presumptuous. Ricky tried like hell to get the conversation onto sexism and misogyny, the ladies were having none of it.

  • HisShadowX

    Most Game Bloggers are not real journalists. In fact they couldn’t get a job in the real media so what do they do? Go into an industry they know nothing about or dislike. At this point they are being honest they are writing about hating gamers because they truly hate this field.

    Some are using this as a prop to get into the mainstream.

  • moebius2249

    It’s sad that it takes people having a topic meaningful to them to be unfairly maligned, for them to realize how biased all media is (not just Fox News).