Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Video game journalists heavily politicized

Gaming journalism, populated by well-meaning liberals, has forgotten what it is for and become consumed with social justice activism, at the expense of writing intelligently about games.

To give just one example of the hatred between gamers and the journalists who are supposed to serve them, Chris Grant, editor-in-chief of gaming news site Polygon, is blocking his own readers on Twitter by the thousand, together with journalists and academics whose opinions he doesn't like. It's unprecedented in an industry that ought to stick up for readers instead of sucking up to lobbyists and the powers that be.

It's also a remarkable display of political intolerance, not to mention a serious strategic error. Grant, and others like him, have given up any pretence of wanting to engage in dialogue with alternative opinions and instead hunkered down with a small but noisy minority readership of single-issue campaigners, feminist blowhards and perpetually angry "social justice warriors" to the exclusion of the backbone of his readership.


The Leftists are, however, rapidly losing their audience

Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).

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