Thanks for the link @Dontero - pretty shocking stuff. Apologies for stupidity, there was genuinely stuff I wasn't aware of. Tbh the deeper into the rabbit hole I dig, the more horrendous shit I find from these journalists. I feel like things like that mailing list aren't enormously known outside of the more hardcore gg circles, probably due to Milo being involved, but also because of course the journalists aren't going to cover their own problems, and any who do presumably risk being blacklisted. It's a hell of a messy business.
It doesn't even matter anymore.
in 2015 places like IGN/Kotaku etc mattered because their reviews shaped sales.
Now no one cares what they write or review. Most of people understand they are just opinions and it is better to find youtuber with similar taste and listen to his review than listen to "game journalist".
In the end by fighting with their own audience they drove them out to youtubers who don't give a crap most of the time about politics, most of them also live in very different places not in liberal hubs because that is where gawker, vox whatever is placed so they also don't give a crap about their politics garbage.
So "gamers are dead" articles essentially made "journalists are dead" happen. Which is ironic as fuck.