On one hand, it’s all semantics. There is no such thing as a non-combat soldier. The remaining 50,000 troops still in Iraq are WELL-armed and will engage the enemy if necessary.
On the other, this is what Obama came into the WH planning to do. He wanted to end the war, and now he’s a monumental step closer. Republicans are riding this as a pat on the back for themselves, playing the AMURIKA PRYDE card and taking credit, but they’re making the Democratic president they always seem to be at odds with look good in the process.
That’s not to mention that the GOP’s Dear Leader GWB was the one that got us IN to this mess in the first place, AND on false pretenses, AND kept us there long long after he declared “Mission Accomplished.”
I’m sorry Senator McCain, but this is President Obama’s victory. He’s ending a largely unnecessary occupation, and cleaning up the old stains GWB left behind. I honestly have trouble crediting Obama for this fully, because *any* president would have done this.
I think I will smile and nod and let Republicans have their weird, mostly inaccurate, ill-begotten “victory” and move on with my life. The sooner the current generation stagnating in Congress dies off, the better.
Game journalism frustrates me, but content theft and plagiarism is one of the few things that genuinely enrages me. And so I called Scott DiMonda a Bishop’s nutsack, and described Platform Nation as a Hobgoblin’s cock because I was angry.
Platform Nation is, to the best of my knowledge, not the…
This is a pro apology, but entirely unnecessary imo. It was P*N’s idiocy that started this whole fiasco in the first place.
If game journalists were actually serious journalists rather than the writing equivalent of the armchair quarterback, sitting on their hands and waiting for the next soundbyte to pop up so they can all repost it and re-repost it to hell and back; if game journos were actual professionals about their work, maybe they wouldn’t get their panties in knots when people called them out on being unbelievably unprofessional. This all could have been avoided if the golden standard of game journalism wasn’t set so agonizingly low to begin with.
GJAIF does not owe apoligies to sites they call out for doing stupid things. Welcome to real journalism, game journos. If you do something stupid, you will be held accountable for it.
But what’s the point in even bringing this up. There are very few actual journalists in game journalism to begin with, it’s mostly just a bunch of dudes that think they can write and have shaken hands with devs and PR reps a few times. Tabloids, it’s all tabloids.
These two similarly-titled articles talk about the recent quote from Medal of Honor Producer Patrick Liu who recently…
I’ve had Kotaku flat-out steal information I legitimately broke first. I was watching Capcom Unity’s Megaman 20th Anniversary Party live stream at around 1am. This was where Inafune answered a few questions and presented live Megaman 10 gameplay for the first time, they ate cake, Unity’s crew dicked around a little trying to prevent dead air, all that. It was fun but I wasn’t seeing any coverage at any of the major outlets.
I wrote up a summary of what happened at the event for my site, the guy that runs the site decided it’d be a good idea to submit it as a tip to Kotaku, and they more or less copy-pasted the content from our coverage into their own article. They wrote their own follow-up article a day or two later, after Unity provided a full bulleted list of what happened at the event.
Never could get them to reply when we asked to be credited, but after handing it to them on a silver platter and knowing their reputation I halfway expected it.