I know I’m hyperventilating, but I’m not quite sure for which reason.
This story, while worth remembering, is literally twenty years old (the famous E3 demo occurred in May, 1999). What it doesn’t cover is how Maxis studio, and gaming in general, has handled matters since.
The sims being able to be gay, without commentary or punishment, was so important to me because I came out to my parents at almost exactly the same time as the game debuted. I played endlessly, roleplaying the kind of harmonious future family life I aspired to but was pretty sure wasn’t going to be possible.
You’d think a place like the Intercept would hire him since they kind of love that dirtbag left view.
Yup. They act like they’re profitable which they’re not. Maybe one or two sites make money.
Look we all know they wanted it to be “supposebly.” It is that in spirit.
It could be worse, it could be unironically “supposebly,” which is how I read it the first time. I had half a Clashtalk post typed out before I realized I misread it.
Imagine if he’d suggested The Root change its tagline to “We Champion Black People”
I’d also like to point out that they have a huge problem with disingenuous posts helping advertisers but love disingenuous clickbaiting shitposts.
So I guess Julia Escobedo Shepherd couldn’t fit “Feminism for white women under 30 who worship Bernie Sanders and watch reality television, like, ironically” on the masthead? I guess I’m a hopeless fuddy duddy but “champion women” is way far better than “supposedly feminist.”
In my absurdist version, the new owner has only one positive bit of feedback to offer: he loves JES’s fashion writing and wants Jezebel to become wall to wall JES fashion, grooming, and sleep hygiene tips.
I can understand editors and writers hating the idea of being nice to advertisers and bringing along sales reps and shit for journalist work (I use journalism loosely here). But what pretty much all the G/O writers and editors ignore is that the company is losing money and views. Badly. That place needs some dramatic…
Wait, but Splinter, it’s writers, and its commentors have morals!!
As a sport dilletante, who dabbed into tennis. New fresh yellows do have a nice smell to them.
I would consider myself pro-union also, but I feel the GO writers are an example of what people don’t like about unions. For instance, I was surprised to see that Jack Crosbie at Splinter and Rebecca Fishbein at Jez are both non-union. They both seem to produce way more work than, for instance, Ham or Rich.
Oh I was never taking a job at G/O. a) I know better — I went for the interview out of morbid curiosity and b) even if I had been serious, the meeting with the CEO was filled with major red flags for me (outside of the obvious giant red flag of where I was interviewing).
Oof. Forbes is such tremendously hot garbage that it makes the International Business Times read like Mother Jones by comparison.