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Sunday, August 16, 2015

How media SJWs spin the anti-GG narrative

Matt Sullivan explains Gamedropping: How Journalism Outlets Reinforce a False Narrative Without Fact:
What does GamerGate have to do with traveling to Mars, Drake’s music, and George R.R. Martin?

You’d expect the answer to be nothing, because well, it shouldn’t have anything to do with any of those things. However over the past year we have seen many organizations, some of them Pulitzer Prize winning organizations, try desperately to make the claim that they are indeed linked.

We call this GameDropping.

GameDropping is a phenomenon wherein an author of an article mentions GamerGate even though the article contains nothing even remotely related to the movement. A few examples of this are The Guardian’s article “How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism?”, Pitchfork’s “It’s Time to Break Up With Drake”, and PC Magazine’s “George R.R. Martin: The Internet Is Toxic”.

Now one may think that GameDropping is rather harmless. Yes these articles have nothing to do with GamerGate, but the problem comes from the fact that when these articles reference GamerGate, there is either no source provided to what GamerGate actually is, or the source is a heavily biased opinion piece with little to no factual content.

In fact two of the above examples don’t reference sources at all, and the third references another article from the same publication which appears to be an interview wherein the author is interviewing themselves.

Now when readers of these publications read these stories, whether they be fans of Game of Thrones, or people critical of Drake, having no idea what GamerGate is, they now associate the name with something negative, having not been provided the facts, or a balanced article on exactly what the controversy is to make up their own minds. That information is conveniently left out, but the narrative is inserted.
The SJW's first priority is always to push the Narrative.

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24 Comments:

Anonymous The Original Arrogant Steelers Fan August 16, 2015 12:13 PM  

Can't wait for the ebook to come out. I will boldly predict that it will be even more of a blockbuster than anticipated considering the hype surrounding gamergate and the Hugo awards. controversy.

Blogger Salt August 16, 2015 12:24 PM  

The book comes out on Hugos day. To bad. Would have been fun to have some copies to leave lying about, here and there.

Anonymous Viidad August 16, 2015 12:32 PM  

I've had to deal with this "pushing the narrative" stuff in dealing with narcissistic sociopath relatives. Once they get an idea in their head "ah-ha, he's like this!" then they spread it insidiously and any protestation on the victim's part just shows more guilt.

It's really a pain to deal with, particularly when you can't completely isolate from the nonsense.

Basically, you have to pick sides and nothing is neutral. Everything is political and posturing and trying to gain an upper hand. Hate this nonsense.

Anonymous Satan's Hamster August 16, 2015 12:48 PM  

“How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism?”

Populate them with white males?

After all, you'll need competent people able to build, maintain and repair technology in order to live in such a hostile environment. SJWs would be tossed out the airlock within a week, just as they had no place in past frontier societies, like the American West. And the future will be frontier societies, until we reach the far side of the universe and come back around again.

As for the Narrative, the more, and more rapidly, we point out the journalists' new tricks, the less trust any sane person puts in journalistic babbling. SJWs are just the new Boy Who Cried RACIST!

Anonymous The other robot August 16, 2015 1:08 PM  

I think that GamerGate will be seen as uninteresting to the media now that Trump has become worse than Hitler.

He is reported to have said that undocumented immigrants have got to go.

Blogger Student in Blue August 16, 2015 1:42 PM  

@The other robot

GamerGate will remain interesting as long as it remains personal for some SJWs. They won't let it go because in a sense it's become their world. But yes, I could definitely see the furor dying down over GG thanks to Mein Fuhrer Trump.

Anonymous Godfrey August 16, 2015 1:42 PM  

We're fast approaching the point of complete "MSM" irrelevancy. Its only relevancy at this point is using the opposite of what it reports as a starting point in one's quest for the truth.

Anonymous PA August 16, 2015 2:02 PM  

I used to think that legion of older voting folk are impervious to new media's end-around of the MSM, but now, at least iny obseration, they too are passing meme and alt-media articles on Facebook.

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Anonymous The other robot August 16, 2015 2:25 PM  

But yes, I could definitely see the furor dying down over GG thanks to Mein Fuhrer Trump.

Do you think he should revert to his German name: Drumpf?

I commented elsewhere that I think the more different shiny objects for SJW's attention the less they will be able to coalesce around one thing and the less effective they will be, so I agree that we should push on all fronts possible.

Blogger Groot August 16, 2015 2:43 PM  

@3. Viidad:
"I've had to deal with this 'pushing the narrative' stuff in dealing with narcissistic sociopath relatives."

In all seriousness, narcissistic sociopathy (nowadays called Antisocial Personality Disorder) is a path to libertarian conversion. Think of it as a gift, tactically. There is no one more meritorious than that sort, in their own minds, so a meritocracy seems very right.

@8. PA:
"I used to think that legion of older voting folk are impervious to new media's end-around of the MSM, but now, at least iny obseration, they too are passing meme and alt-media articles on Facebook."

This is the age, retirement, when the meme-passing goes into overdrive. My father-in-law spends hours upon hours daily reading, watching and passing along the various outrages, cute things, and whatnot.

Blogger Jack Ward August 16, 2015 2:53 PM  

@Salt [2]
I thought the Sasquan happened 19 to 23 Aug. and, that, VD posting recently that the sjw attack manual would be released about the 27/28th. If its coming out earlier, then GOOD.

Anonymous Jim Milo August 16, 2015 3:35 PM  

Not the first person observing this, but this feels like Peresroika all over again. Every Russian knew that if Pravda called the sky blue, something was seriously wrong.

Blogger Salt August 16, 2015 3:45 PM  

Jack, I'm probably screwed up on the dates being as it's all SJW. Be great in any way to leave some about at Sasquan. See who'd dare to even touch one.

Blogger VFM bot #188 August 16, 2015 3:59 PM  

The SJW's first priority is always to push the Narrative.

Could it be? A 4th Rule of SJW's?

Blogger ray August 16, 2015 5:21 PM  

"A few examples of this are The Guardian’s article “How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism?”, Pitchfork’s “It’s Time to Break Up With Drake”, and PC Magazine’s “George R.R. Martin: The Internet Is Toxic”."


What America endured the past forty years, and endures still, is a version of the Cultural Revolution enforced by Mao Zedong and his satanic commie factions. Once their foothold was assured by the '45 Sino-Japanese 'war' the dragon was again established in S.E. Asia. After military hegemony, the cultural re-education began.

At end of WW2 these forces knew that America couldn't be conquered militarily, like Manchuria, so by increments they took over America's institutions (academy, media, government etc.) via feminism, racialism, identity politics, secular humanism, false environmentalism, 'civil rights' etc. All appeals to false, collectivism morality.

'Fighting sexism and racism" has been cover for gradual totalitarianism, and they inject their propaganda (narrative) constantly, at every opportunity, public or private. It's Maoism without the happy little uniforms.

Now the Neo-Coms of New Amerika are staking out a psychic beach-head beyond Earth. 'Her' future colonies on Mars must be free of those great evils of humanity, sexism and racism. Meaning, American colonies in space must be free of the influence of white males, Christ, Christianity, fatherhood, masculinity, and anything else the Neo-Coms deem offensive to endless predatory 'empowerment' via their Politburo. All they want of course is to 'protect the environment' and 'save the women and children'. And etc.

It seems to be about Internet Gaming but the stakes are far greater. The mention of colonies on Mars needing 'freedom from Sexism and Racism' is not casual or accidental. If you don't stop them somewhere, if you don't stop them now, they absolutely will impose their God-hating, male-hating, family/personal relationship destroying Global Maoism on the entire universe. A hundred thousand Commie Colony planets throughout the cosmos, ruled by Obamas and Clintons and Sotomayors. Under far worse authority.

You can fight, or submit and sell out the future.

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 August 16, 2015 6:04 PM  

"The New Yorker"
Intro (brand names of clothes and accessories here)
Body
"...Because Gay, women, and Climate change."
Or has M. Colbert left their rolls?
CaptDMO

Blogger SciVo August 16, 2015 6:54 PM  

Viidad @3: "I've had to deal with this "pushing the narrative" stuff in dealing with narcissistic sociopath relatives. Once they get an idea in their head "ah-ha, he's like this!" then they spread it insidiously and any protestation on the victim's part just shows more guilt."

You may already know the term, but if not, it's useful: kafkatrapping

Anonymous BGS August 16, 2015 8:55 PM  

Leftists Perfect GammerGate tweet happened to come from a dyke.
http://www.gaypatriot.net/2015/08/16/the-tyranny-of-false-narratives/
"A video game journalist from Vancouver recently took to Twitter to draw attention to a Tweet sent by a gamer: The gamer had tweeted: “I fucking swear—they get rid of Huge Boobs, I’m gone.” For this journalist those 11 words captured the essence of the gamer crusade. The hypermasculine dudebro attitude–— the crude objectification of women. It’s all there. Or so it seemed to him. As he put it: “#Gamergate summarized in one impossibly perfect tweet.”

But as is often the case with media accounts of GamerGate– the facts don’t really fit the narrative. First of all, the author was not talking about video games, but rather efforts to censor images of buxom ladies on Reddit. But more importantly—the author of the tweet is a young woman named Alison. Alison is a lesbian gamer who apparently enjoys gazing at images of busty women."

Anonymous The other robot August 16, 2015 9:18 PM  

Alison is a lesbian gamer who apparently enjoys gazing at images of busty women.

Anonymous Jeigh Di August 17, 2015 12:10 AM  

"He is reported to have said that undocumented immigrants have got to go"

Heil Trump!

Anonymous Discard August 17, 2015 12:19 AM  

Jeigh Di: Kicking out illegals is not enough, but it would provoke a shitstorm. Any conflict is good. We don't want peace as long as we're occupied. One fight leads to another, and we have a very long list of grievances.

Blogger ScuzzaMan August 17, 2015 1:07 AM  

When did it become controversial for anyone to say that criminal trespassers should be evicted from the property?

And now you're "worse than Hitler" if you do?

How have the mighty fallen ...

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