I don't understand the significance of any of this beyond online hobby discussion blown up into highly unnecessary real-world consequences for people working jobs who probably didn't deserve it. Sometimes I spend money to download a thing that I interact with and it makes me happy. Video games are a pretty cool entertainment medium, but have some issues that some people care about and others don't. It's irrational for the person who doesn't care to get mad at the person who does. There's no "agenda". Why can't it be this simple for everybody?
Forgive me if this seems insensitive, but honestly, is the effort really worth it for anyone arguing the point about ethical video game journalism practices? How much does "video games journalism" affect your day-to-day life? Do you really depend that much on reviews? I remember the Bombcast had a great discussion about games journalism a few years back IIRC, and it went to the tune of "If you don't trust us & our opinions, you probably shouldn't be reading anything we do." If everybody's worried about corruption, why don't you trust your own judgement and stop reading reviews altogether? Why is it so necessary to sling shit about it day after day? I don't see anything here that's worth beating a drum over and dragging it into a real-world context.