The Washington Post’s Attack On the Gaming Industry Is Proof That Its Days as a News Outlet are Far Behind It – Opinion

Nathan Grayson, a videogame journalist was writing for Kotaku’s gaming news site. One day, it came to light that Grayson was in a relationship with a game developer named Zoe Quinn, and he was giving good reviews to Quinn’s game without disclosing this relationship. Gaming community was not happy with the unethical reporting they received about the gaming industry. They demanded better.

In response, the now-social justice soaked gaming websites published articles about how the gaming community was over and that they were no longer a thing, and that developers and journalists didn’t need to answer or pay attention to them anymore.

These were just the beginning moments of a very long and very involved socio-political war called “GamerGate,” and all the events, players, and changes that occurred during this time would take an entire book to detail. What I can say for certain is that it was the first major setback for the social justice blitzkrieg of our culture and the hard left’s first major loss in the modern culture war. To this day, you’ll still find leftists complaining about it and attempting to repaint it as something it wasn’t.

(READ: The New York Times Is Trying to Redefine #GamerGate, but Here’s the Real Story)

Kotaku and other sites that had fallen into what would be later called “woke culture” weren’t the only news sites that had taken a dark turn. For a long time, mainstream media outlets were hard leftist and more likely to propagandize lies and propaganda than their gaming sites counterparts.

Today, mainstream media outlets embrace woke culture and are enforcement arms for the left. CNN, MSNBC/NBC, CNN and the New York Times are some examples. They have probably been caught many times spreading misinformation more than anyone can remember. CNN was one the worst culprits and showed no remorse.

The Washington Post is like CNN one of the most notorious offenders. RedState is home to a large collection of articles that expose the hypocrisy, lies and plain stupidity on the website. And why shouldn’t it? The post features some of the absolute worst examples of journalism and journalists, such as Taylor Lorenz and “fact-checker” Glenn Kessler, both of whom are repeatedly called out for their ridiculous reporting.

So it should surprise no one that Kotaku’s Grayson is now the Washington Post’s Grayson.

RedState reports that Grayson published an article on Thursday claiming that he had called 20 companies in video games and asked them their plans for Roe v Wade. This was after a Supreme Court draft decision was released.

Grayson said that, despite abortion becoming a hot topic in society, the gaming industry, which is responsible for making video games, has been silent about the issue. He pointed out that in the past, companies donated to BLM or other political groups and wondered where they were getting their support.

Jeff Charles was a colleague and he said the right thing when describing what Grayson (and The Washington Post) were really doing.

It is the simplest form of the Washington PostOne of America’s oldest legacy activists media outlets, the tries to get companies to agree on the topic. These people act as an enforcer to the woke mob. They have one goal: To force these companies to support abortion, by bullying or shaming them, and coercing their compliance.

Grayson serves as an enforcer for WaPo, allowing them to use Grayson to force people against video game company heads. They are forced to fund activists and political groups in addition to supporting their cause. This makes WaPo something of a hard-left mafia enforcer who comes into your establishment and comments that you’ve got a nice place and it would be a shame if someone came in and ruined it.

You can be loyal and pay up, so maybe there will not be any bad things.

It’s pure intimidation. There’s little journalism here.

The purpose of video game companies is to create games. They’re not here to support a political movement or party. It is not something they or their company should do. They rarely succeed in this endeavor. The most frequent way a company goes bankrupt is by going bankrupt.

It’s in any company’s best interest to ignore someone like Grayson and send no reply.

But more importantly, it’s in our best interest to understand something very clearly about the Washington Post.

This organization has repeatedly proven that it isn’t a news agency, more so in recent years. While it might produce some news stories occasionally, this is not its primary, or even tertiary, purpose. This would be like the gumball machine at Planned Parenthood.

It is an activist group pretending to be a news agency. You will not find the truth. Instead, this activist group is trying to make you believe a story. It does not serve the public. Instead, it works to advance an agenda. It is responsible for all information that comes from its offices. Until it has been thoroughly investigated and scrutinized by all parties, from journalists to the general public, should initially be disbelieved.

WaPo reminds me now of Kotaku. It is no longer worth my attention.

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