Mike Cernovich, "based lawyer", as the GamerGaters call him, recently launched an attack on Anil Dash in an attempt to wrangle PR against the likes of Gawker Media for making jokes about bullying. He's since risen to prominence in their ranks.
Ugggghhhh! Gamersgate is not an attack on women! So sick of these site saying "look evil gamersgate mehsogynists" we want fair gaming journalism and for people not to get their ideologies in the way. No real Gamersgate supporter condones attacking women, especially here on N4G. So sick of these people hiding behind "gamers are sexist" instead of presenting any real talking points. Of course this has always been the way liberals seem to operate. This Mike guy does not represent all are opinions!
"This Mike guy does not represent all are opinions" He came into it late aswell, I mean he only got involved recently so his past opinions now hurt all of GG which has been going for months now....yeah I don't think so.
This guys a moron! Are we sure he's not an undercover troll trying to destroy gamersgate from the inside out?
Question, Is cernovich actually rising among the ranks of GG as this article claims? I remember reading a couple of those tweets before, but I thought he just associated himself with GG to get attention, and the SJW just pointed out this as an example of the GG mentality. As I recall, people at the time weren't on board with his attitude. I'm genuinely curious, because I wasn't aware that GG really had ranks, or that this guy had risen among them, and I have never seen a single GG ever post him as a voice of the movement.
This dreck is written by Stillgray, aka Ian Miles Cheong. The man who was kicked from Reddit for being corrupt and also known for being a notorious neo-nazi. Ignore and move on. And also; not defending the guy for what he's said or anything but he's admitted to being vitriolic and using Gawker style writing back in the day a couple of days ago and said he's sorry for them but not gonna be silenced because of it. So, this isn't anything new.
Gaming media is doing everything they can to make Gamergate go away. Lying about its true purpose and objective, because no matter how much we scream about the true purpose of it, they will have the upper hand since they control the media. Edit: Also, I think they are trying to point out one guy (which is obviously a troll, probably appointed by one of the news sites) as a self appointed GG anti-Bully, which he isn't. His obviously there for the sh*ts and giggles (or because he was obligated to by one of the media sites).
I think you need to read the tweets that are posted on the article. Not saying Gamergate is an attack on women. This article is about a piece of scum/ moron named Mike Cernovich.
While this may be true, the article very clearly tries to associate pro gamersgaters with Mike Cernovich
Seriously, Gamersgate is about proper journalism, NOTHING else. Simple as that people. Lol on the Liberal comment, so true.
Oh and Matt Binder isn't doing this for his own selfish, non gaming, reasons Another guy hopping on the anti GG train because it will make him look all noble and give him a "man of the people" vibe like what he tries to do with his Public Shaming tumblr The fact he thinks this is about hating women shows you how clueless he is
Apparently a number of 3rd party groups are getting into the argument for "s***s and giggles" sadly.
You think that's bad I see people joining the anti GG side just because, and I quote, "I'm sick of GamerGate". So they are sick of it, they don't seem to want to side with anyone since they apparently cba with it yet they say shit like that which puts them on the anti GG side. I mean your "sick of it"...Gamers are doing this FOR YOU as another gamer so you don't get screwed over by corrupt journalists.
Just looking at his smug look that he has on his twitter picture tells you all you need to know.
"The truth about #GamerGate's anti-bullying hero Mike Cernovich" WHO????
Exactly what I was thinking.
A well said bubble was never more deserved.:)
Who the hell is this (due to N4G rules I'm not allowed to use the word I'd like to) and where the hell has he come from? He's an absolute disgrace to people in general. How the hell can any sane human being agree with what he has said?! And as for implying this is the view of all GG supporters, all I have to say is troll harder.....
He's a lawyer. What do you expect?
Pretty funny. But nowhere near as good as his post about Milo. https://storify.com/x_glitc...
Can someone explain to keep what the he'll those gamergate nonsense is?
Gamergate, the real gamergate is about pushing for ethics in gaming journalism. If you have been around here within the last say 2 years or so, you may have noticed tons of hate based articles, ridiculous review scores (eg Battlefield 4 was rated on average 8.0 for a broken game), and basically a ton of really poorly written sensationalist "articles." Gamergate really came to a head when it was revealed that game reviewers were giving higher scores in return for money, sex, etc. What gamergate isn't: A silly agenda about misogyny as defined by Anita Sarkeesian and her little band of worshippers.
If gamers let up for even a second, journalists will bury gamergate. It's funny: somehow, they think slandering the campaign will win gamers over, when the movement is all about journalism being more transparent. Not one of them is siding with the gamers, and that just doesn't look good. Seems like they don't care if they regain any credibility.
Okay thanks...Ive known these sites get paid for reviews...I mostly go on Ign and they are a huge culprit..when I was researching the topic all I found was crap about women and was confused...thqnk you for explaining
It's a call for more accountability from so called game journalists. Many of them have been caught mixing business with pleasure and instead of owning up to it, the so called game journalists are saying "no big deal", calling gamers misogynists and also declaring gamers to be dead, which is not only ironic, but extremely pretentious on their part. I just wish people showed the same level of concern for journalism in general, considering how interconnected politicians and companies are with regular journalists. Maybe if GamerGate is a success, they can move on to the rest of journalism.
I wouldn't even consider people who write on gaming sites journalists...do you even need a journalist degree to write on them? Gaming journalists are like fantasy football experts...just throwing out opinions..with little to not facts on a subject
@Tankbusta40 Maybe they should start having requirements like journalism degrees. Considering the issues that exist within modern journalism as a whole though, I doubt if that would fix the problem. I agree with your comparison of them in relation to fantasy football experts, but maybe the issue in relation to that is that fantasy football experts are not paid as much, listened to by the NFL, or considered to be the voice of their medium like gaming journalists have somehow done. In other words, if they were as insignificant as fantasy football experts, there wouldn't be an issue here. I say we make them as insignificant by ignoring them.
Are any 'gamers on the street' really surprised that gaming journalists are attacking a movement directed against gaming journalists?
This is the question that is going unanswered by those who are not in favouyr of gamergate. The VG journalism doesn't want to give press to a movement that is critical of their very industry.....big surprise there. And this is coming from somebody who runs their own gaming website...
Yup. To accept the legitimacy of the movement is to admit the propriety of the question. No - or very few - journalists want to open that door. Hence the endless stream of articles attacking the movement for its sexism, immorality, and so on. Same tactics used in politics - divert the audience from the question by means of emotional and moral manipulation. Incredible how much leverage people can get from such empty concepts as 'sexism' and 'racism'. Not to say genuine sexism and racism don't exist - they do - but these words as used today are essentially empty. They are whatever the accuser wants them to be.
Click less, be happy.
Anyone that actually cares about "gamergate" is kinda sad LoL Stop bringing politics and "social activism "into video games
I wish GG'ers would realize that the well was poisoned a long time ago and find a different banner to unite under. I keep hearing people say it's about journalistic integrity, then the next #gamergate I read has some nonsense about feminist conspiracies or secret media cabals. To the mainstream, gaming press and many of us regular gamers, gg has been far too often linked to ridiculous and hateful lunacy to ever be taken seriously. There are things in the world of gaming media that are bad, but this hashtag is not the one to fix those problems.
I've been following gamergate since it started. This is the FIRST time I've heard.of this guy. Definitely not involved at all.
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