This comment is in two parts. The first presents some implications of Inbar and Lammers’ (2012, this issue) findings by making salient many of the advantages and privileges enjoyed by scientists when they extol the moral and intellectual superiority of liberals, liberal beliefs, liberal attitudes, and liberal policy preferences over conservatives, conservative beliefs, conservative attitudes, and conservative policy preferences. The second part of this comment refutes (or, at least, vigorously contests) some of the most common arguments that have attempted to defend social psychology from charges of unscientific and distorting liberal biases.
My shorter version;
#10 Anyone who knows what a 4chan is doesn’t buy a 4chan troll’s conveniently leaked and edited chatlogs.
#9 Calling anyone who disagrees with you a misogynist no longer works.
#8 No one gives a shit about pseudonym Zoe Quinn anymore, that was 2 weeks ago.
#7 #NotYourShield is being ignored by the very people who need to hear it.
#6 Blocking is not suitable professional retort from a journalist on their own ethics.
#5 Attacking gamers who pay you is not a wise career move.
#4 This is not going away, when you ban discussion, the Streisand Effect applies.
#3 This is a big issue if you bother to look into it, awards may have been rigged.
#2 These ‘bad’ people are actually doing the charity work and funding it.
#1 It’s being dragged into mainstream attention, and these ‘bloggers’ when questioned / ‘journalists’ when they want free stuff are being held accountable. We have won. These places are dead to the core demo, real gamers no longer trust them.
Polygon has also lost an advertiser as #GamerGate advocates emailed them with their concerns.
The most important thing to remember from all this is that gaming journalists need gamers, but gamers certainly don’t need them.
It’s brief, fair and a good intro.
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Those charts are obviously fiddled, the construction is downplaying it.
No mention of what the questions were, nor the race of the person taking the survey/giving it. Basic.
What questions were asked to ascertain this?
“Just over nine in 10 of those who admitted to some level of racial prejudice said they would also like to see a reduction in immigration levels, compared with around seven in 10 who said that were not prejudiced at all.“
Oh. So the entire thing is political bullshit for the Left. Nevermind.
On the bright side, they’ve built themselves a Hydra. Funding cuts, anyone?
Coming to a cinema near you.
What can we surmise?
Their stranglehold is crumbling as they realize they took on too many pets who are now devouring princess middle class white girl.
This is recruitment strategy.
Ironically, discussion of these films will enable discussions of the myths and lies they perpetrate – a counter-recruitment strategy in all but name for the wider internet. They won’t work to recruit as planned by the Hollywood propaganda machine and will suffer the same fate as other politik-heavy flicks, consigned to the dustbin of history for their errors and blatant yanking of the heartstrings. Those types of film are notoriously unsuccessful with normal audiences (they sense the bullshit creeping down their throats and refuse to chug).
It may be taken as a bad sign on first sight but it begs the question: why do they need to put it out now?
Their neoliberal comrades need something to cling to for emotional sustenance while times get increasingly tough, as predicted.