The issue is you can't change anything on a platform of hate.
Like if you legitimately think there are problems in games journalism, then you shouldn't be in Gamersgate. If you think ethics are being broken here, you shouldn't be in Gamersgate. If you believe there need to be major sweeping changes to how games journalism is handled at the base level, you shouldn't be in Gamersgate. Because hey guess what, your message isn't coming out properly.
The message everyone is getting from Gamersgate is literally one of hate. Hate towards minorities and women, and hate towards the establishment that's already been in place. There is no discussion, and no debates, it's just death threats, anger, and angst I'd expect back in high school. Nobody is hearing your message of changes to games journalism, instead it's just white noise to cover up hate crimes.
Like all groups your group is represented by it's very worst, and your very worst is the scum of the internet. If you actually want to change anything, you'd leave Gamersgate, leave the tag, wait a few months, then start up a new debate this time starting specifically to deal with journalistic integrity without any of the excess baggage.
Like you know what? Watters doing the reveal for Warlords of Dranor, and calling it amazing without having played it is scummy to me. Lots of shit IGN does is scummy to me. I am constantly unsure how I feel about Giantbomb guys being so buddy buddy with various writers/developers. But I will never take up the Gamersgate tag because it isn't about that. It might be for some people, but sucks to be them, because they are being used to provide cover for what it really is, which is a message of hate. And until they realize that, leave the tag, and let it die already, those changes will never come.
Kudo's to Jeff and the crew for finally writing this. GB has always been my site for game news because I do trust you, and I continue to trust you. This just makes me respect you more. Keep up the good work, and know that the silent majority supports you.