If #Gamergate was about books, you could replace the terms with words that will make you cringe:
#Gamergate = #Readergate
Gamer = Reader
Game = Book
Game Developer = Book Author
So then you get apologist drivel from the likes of David Weinberger saying:
It began as an attempt to shut up one woman — [an author] who had criticized the entrenched sexism and misogyny in her industry — by “slut-shaming” her and then threatening her.
As other women entered the conversation that was spreading across the Web, male [reader] bullies organized to stamp them down as well, some of them adopting [Readergate] as the rubric for their “movement.”
Besides the laser-focused victim narrative Weinberger is creating, when you put the words into terms that we inherently respect (books and reading), we start to get a creepy feeling about what kind of Newspeak and bullying is being vomited up by proponents of the SJW-dominated anti-gamer disinformation corps. These faux intellectuals — looking to liberate the world from the yoke of a male tyranny that doesn’t exist — ignore facts in favor of emotions.
Pointing out a woman cheats on you many times and lies about it = slut-shaming.
Pointing out that this game dev slept with male game journos which may help this woman’s career = non-issue.
Not pointing out that the woman who did these things also ruined a collective that was helping female game devs get their games created = real (opinion) journalism worthy of inclusion on CNN.
Not pointing out a huge list of game journos are coordinating their narrative about #Gamergate = Officer Barbrady-esque “Move along, nothing to see here.”
We know you’re lying, or you’re so uninformed your opinion is worthless and your Fascistic and Authoritarian worldviews are unwelcome.