By 'journalists and developers' I'm referring mostly to the figures/targets (whichever term you'd prefer) at the center of the last two months. I'm referring to the people who built narratives around this group of people who had a problem with them, who called them ugly white men until notyourshield made that impossible, who claimed that anyone who had a problem with mass deletions, DMCAs, and any actual case of possible injustice doesn't actually care about injustice and are really just misogynists.
Thanks for taking the time to write the response. Not sure I'll be able to stick around much longer. I have to put the kids to bed (literally, not a metaphor). So don't think I'm ignoring you if I don't respond.
As far as I can tell those people also love games. If they are dismissive of an audience then that audience will leave, right? They don't represent games anymore than you or I do. Sure, they might have larger voices because of a platform, but that's because an audience is listening to them. If they still have a large audience then "Go with God", right? If they lose their audience they won't have a voice anymore. If it's really a few individuals, this should be achievable.
If it's not a few individuals, and there's a real call for something different, someone or some new publication will fill the gap. They will put ads on it, and they will monetize it.
I think using countries in (what was already a stretch of a metaphor on my part) is not really the same. But if you dive into the groups trying to settle those conflicts by various means you immediately touch some of the problems in discussing these things objectively.