Zoe's ex-boyfriend, the one who started all of this, can be seen coaching in at least one of those screengrabs. He could be in some serious legal trouble when this dies down.
Sounds like he's telling them to be reasonable to get people on their side? Whats wrong with that?
I'd say a game journalist's would be in more hot water than him when this dies down, just look at Jenn Frank.
She left the industry. She wasn't fired. The "smoking gun" against her, that article that didn't mention her friendship with Quinn, originally DID disclose her relationship but her editor didn't think it was necessary. Jenn was harrassed to the point where she no longer wanted to be involved with the medium.
She left because she failed her duty as a journalist, that is, to avoid an enormous conflict of interest. Which was clearly what she didn't too.
Well, considering she asked her editor if it was cool and her editor said "Oh, yeah it's fine." I would say she was probably okay. If anyone failed their duty as a journalist, it was her editor who approved the whole thing.