Brianna was going to appear on Milo Yiannopoulos', one of the "figureheads" of the hashtage, podcast. While she was answering his questions, he announced that she was not going to appear on the show.
Said before, I'll say it again a million goddamn times, the best thing GamerGate people can do is denounce this Milo dude and realize how much harm he's doing. He's a hate mongering bigot and way too many people are okay with letting him speak for them.
Totalbiscuit has mentioned this point over and over, so I won't claim it as my own, but this is important to remember: When there is a vacuum in the conversation from more "professional" individuals, other, less scrupulous people will attempt to fill that void. This is how we end up with someone like Milo becoming a prominent figure. No one's stealing his thunder, everyone else in the games press is sticking to a single position and not engaging others in an attempt to build bridges. That's how you end up with dime-a-dozen articles like this one, that simply state events and condemn it as bad (which it is, obviously) but do nothing to neutralize the core of the anger.
Opportunists like Milo see this unresolved resentment, and swoop in to scoop them up to his "side." This is how extremism and radicalism has always started throughout history. Some people are marginalized and that resentment grows and grows, and someone comes along and utilizes that frustration for nefarious purposes. If we want that to stop, you have to break through that resentment and make a concerted effort to reach out to them and resolve the points of conflict. Instead of Patrick posting articles like this, it would be more useful for Patrick to pluck people from the GG "side" and others more sympathetic to random strains of the outrage (like Erik Kain, or people like him) and sit down and talk. About everything. Peace will only happen this way.
No sure how I feel about this - I'd hate for GB to legitimize anything involving GamerGate, but the cattle call by the GB commentariat for some kind of blanket opposition to the movement from the crew is equally misguided.