Don't you just love it when people's nerdy entertainment hobbies are invaded by outsiders and members of the media in an attempt to transform them into proxy-fights for politicized ideological agendas that have little relation to the context of said pieces of entertainment?
Oh wait, no one likes that, except for the media and for profit bloggers of course.
As a freelance writer, let me give you a tip on “nerd blogs.” 99 percent of them on the net are fake. I’ve literally seen writing assignments about gender and women’s issues in video games shopped around on the website I work for.
Yes, literally anyone can write these. The author could be a 78 year old male white supremacist and then it will be published under a pseudonym with no relation to the person who wrote the original text or indication that it was ghost written Similarly, I’ve written hundreds of aritcles about how to live “green” when I don’t give two craps about sticking to those standards myself in the real world and find most people that use the word “green” in real life to be obnoxious asshats. I did it for the money.
And don’t get me started on generalized, “news sites” that cover stuff like that. I literally had someone from the Guardian make up a quote for me for an article on fucking Archie Comics when I gave him very specific quotes to use. The people that write this stuff DO NOT care about these nerdy niche products. They’re doing a job like “sanitation workers” do when they put your garbage into the back of a big truck.
With that in mind, when a schism develops between the media and the lowly serfs below them, who do you think is going to win? Yeah, it’s not going to be the media. People speak with their votes on election day and tend to make the talking heads on TV look like fools. Similarly, consumers speak with their money. If the media actually controlled this shit, porno and horror movies would have been eliminated in the 1970’s probably. Guess what? They weren’t.
So while the political correctness grievance brigade thinks they have an upper hand currently due to the media coming to their rescue, I don’t think it’s going to last. Eventually, it’s going to be a wash. The journalists and bloggers who pat each other on the back are not going to drive sales or support products on the market. That’s not even their objective. They literally do not care, and feigning some kind of “understanding” of what they are talking about is a form of show business like professional wrestling or reality TV. It’s not real.