Zoe Quinn and Gamergate generally, beyond her self-promotion, is an idiotic topic.
They even admit this: "Gentlemen," we said amid the stunned silence, "do you realize that if what they're saying is true, then this is still the most pointless fucking bullshit anyone has ever forced us to read?"" before, in typical cracked style, going on anyway
You're wrong, though. The article itself begins with an editor's note saying, accurately, "this is idiotic". It then goes on with an article apparently written by one of the main players in the idiotic scandal, about the scandal itself — usually a clue you are about to read something extra idiotic.
*Especially* when at the end, the Editor returns and says:
Editor's Note: If you found this article from another message board and are about to leave a comment that boils down to, "I don't condone the harassment, but let me explain why she deserved it!" please just take a deep breath, step away from your computer, and call your mother. Tell her you love her. Call a friend and ask if they need anything. Go outside, gaze up into the sky, take a deep breath, and really appreciate the fact that you're alive and that you should make the most of it. Thank you.
i.e. 'if you want to question The Message, then go away, shut up and go to church'. This is how idiocy dresses itself in the morning.
Well, pthag, idiocy tourism is a key part of how tawdry journalism works, pthag, especially in mṛqa, and it isn't going away. There will forever be trainwrecks and there will forever be gawking! Observe this breathtakingly high-gear disaster of a human being, for example. Or perhaps you can open one of the fine publications issued by your dear comrade-in-politics Rupert Murdoch?
That all being said, the Quinn Cracked piece isn't simply that; it has utility in idiocy awareness, as it proclaims. Furthermore, it is an example of how contemporary feminism is Utilizing New Media in order to fight for its place as part of the new establishment. (Yes. The ideology is literally doing this on its own, without people involved. Your cleverness is unnecessary.)
And that all being said, she rather suspiciously avoided the Fine Young Capitalists chapter, which is something I suspect might genuinely make her look bad. Supposedly part of the problem was that she was displeased that a group of men were spearheading what is essentially an affirmative action campaign for women—although there was also something iffy and ambiguous about trans politics wrapped up in it too.
u lecture me, an inhabitant of the land of the Daily Mail, about idiocy tourism and the press
the fine young capitalists chapter isn't the half of it, either.
you are right to say that that the piece isn't a simple bit of good-natured idiocy: i gather that the scandal is more than just an affirmative action programme for white nerdettes, and is also the work of the clique who runs the games journalism racket [many of whom appear to be white, straight men, the worst kind of person]. this is part of the smokescreen thrown up to try to silence their detractors by calling them ungoodthinkful cis white male skkkum who are ugly and fat and etc. etc.
ne: all the products thereof have the typical sound of american new media, which is composed of equal parts professor, grade school teacher, leftist demagogue, preacher and teacher's-pet. the most amusing bit of flak i read was by some buddhist fellow who came out against fun as being SEDUCTIVE and DANGEROUS and accused The Detractors of pushing a spiritual agenda. Meanwhile, his CV explained how his life's work was... getting Buddhist concepts into media, esp video games. psychological projection is a p cool thing, and is interesting me a lot recently.
said racket seems to be pretty well organised too, with masterful use of various articles in all kinds of media, and not coordinated by utter idiots at all. but it is all calculated to provoke and encourage idiocy, which is what matters
tl;dr agree with me and like me, or shut up and go to pastor black science man's colourful space cloud church