It was never about journalistic integrity. That happened in 2008 when Jeff was fired from GameSpot. The fact GameSpot is still around says something about how little gamers care about journalistic integrity. Gamergate is not about that. It started out as a personal campaign against Zoey Quinn, and to a lesser extent the men who promoted her work. But gamers thought there was something to it, because when journalists called it out for what it is, it always seemed like they needed a scapegoat, and accusing gamers of being sexist was the scapeghoat. Also, gamers apparently take it really personally when you call them immature and sexist. The whole thing quickly became a feminist battleground, which made gamers hate it even more, which resulted in even more condescending articles by game journalists. Which resulted in more backlash. So on and so forth. It just kept escalating.
What it is NOW I'm not sure, because I stopped paying attention to it a while ago. I'm surprised its still ongoing.