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Trying to drive a wedge between the concept of "gamers" and the concept "#GamerGate" was successful, which is why they can get away with writing articles like this.

Try this frame:
"Gamers were angered by the #GamerGate scandal".
Move away from "gators".

To address the article:

Gamers learned that none of these blogs (they're bloggers, folks, not journalists) care about "journalistic ethics" codes. They care about bad PR that affects their brand or bottom line.

Since IGN fired the guy, sufficient bad PR was clearly generated.
I would hesitate to say "IGN did the ethical thing" or other platitudes like that. IGN reacted to public pressure.

Blogs have two options to deal with scandals: damage control, or addressing it head on. Most choose the former, because SocJus is a PR racket. IGN chose the latter.

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