Ah, of course. We must protect Patrick and his feelings. I forgot... The Patrick Police Squad around here is making me sick.
Note: I'm actually fairly conflicted about this, because Patrick has it within him to make cogent arguments. But why must he be such a loose cannon and a douche the other 50% of the time? Arrgh. Patrick, I *want* to like you, but when you're playing hipster or self-involved man-child, I simply cannot.
Best that he leave the staff -- or at least the editorial staff. Put him on news, and keep him there.
The sexism talk. For all of the idiocy behind Retake Mass Effect and the strange details of Doritosgate, too many journalists were too clumsy in rushing out to shame developers for being sexist when they barely knew anything about the games in question. Also, for all of the criticism of one developer's comment about "protecting" Lara, a lot of white knights came out of the woodwork to attack that comment.
The way this was handled frustrated me to no end. Especially on the Bombcast. When people who talk about this stuff professionally make comments on the level of a typical news story user-comment, something is seriously messed up.
And then a week later when everyone found out that it was a woman writing everything it was like "oh, I guess it's okay now..." and then you never heard about again......