This burns me in so many ways right now and I hope i'm not the only one seeing it. We take hardline stances around here on harassment, deaththreats, misogyny and all elements that contribute to what makes gaming so inherently negative at this time. I've never seen this dismissive attitude followed by "Oh, that's just the internet being the internet" when any of those topics are involved. Yet, here we are dismissing any accountability and responsibility from Gawker because "Oh, that's just Gawker being Gawker". We need consistency, either all of it is ok or none of it is, the mental leaps to justify this only further serves to prove my point and the demonstrated hesitancy to condemn this in the strongest possible terms makes me sick.
This pretty well sums up my thoughts in an even more concise approach.
Man, fuck you all, I like me a Coke.
Yeah, I said it. I like Coca-Cola.
I also like Coke! And Kotaku! It's a complex world we live in.