Oh come on, this is such bullshit. Look, I agree with the idea that some people on the GamerGate side have gone off the deep end, specifically over the conspiracy theories (and the harrassment that can actually be tied to "Pro-GamerGate" folks), but really? You really think you need to say "death threats are bad"? Maybe that is the problem, that you can't disconnect the reality of what the majority of people supporting GamerGate are after and support vice the boogeymen in your imagination that have taken over. Take 5 god damn seconds and think that over in your mind, that your opinion is that reminding people that death threats are bad is an actual reaction from you to reasonable GamerGate people. Gee, I wonder why they people are upset that I keep implying they're sending or supporting death threats? That is even assuming you're willing to entertain the idea in the first place.
Likewise do you see the kind of shit being dished out against people who feel like there is a real question to answer in the "ethics" field? No one yet has to actually address any concern with reason and calm statements (and to note, I don't believe the "conspiracy theories" are true) but maybe, just maybe, if you actually said there isn't anything here folks, go home and play video games things would calm down. No, instead we get "you are dumb idiots who support misogynistic assholes are just perpetuating the problem by claiming this shit which we're not even going to bother telling you is bs in the first place, go back to your basement."
Granted I'm sure no one who cares will actually look at this post and everyone will instantly dismiss it but if reading this, despite my aggressive language, causes anyone to take a minute and realize they can actual try and understand where the bulk of the GamerGate support is coming from and respond to that without making those people feel like they're sexist, violent, or otherwise mentally deranged maybe something real will happen. But nope, instead we'll get more of the usual shit with the occasional "Letter to the Editor" like this that still gleefully ignores the fact that nearly everyone who says GamerGate is corrupt is actively doing everything they can to fan the flames within GamerGate by refusing to even talk about any legitimate points without mentioning hatred, sexism, and misogyny. Better yet, if you don't want to listen to me take the advice given by Jeff in this very letter:
"But you might want to really look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're spending your time crusading for the right fight. That's all. Make sure this is the position you want to take and, more importantly, how you want that position to be represented."
That goes both ways. GamerGate people claim to fighting corrupt journalism and ethics but you claim to be fighting against hatred and harrasment. Maybe instead of fighting to convince people they're evil scum of the Earth you could focus on fighting to make them understand there isn't an ethical problem? You're never going to convince the extremists but they've always been there, so maybe you should focus on the people who just want an answer and to stop being held accountable for every bad thing that happens on the internet.