Must have been a slow news day for this Greek newspaper...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

You've probably already seen this, but this evening I came across this article on the 122nd Cadian blog.

My first reaction was "wow, someone is writing about a 40k event in a newspaper." But then I couldn't believe where the author went with the piece. It's pretty inflammatory and insulting.

In support of the Anitpope, whose picture was unwillingly printed on the front of this article, I've sent my views and opinion on the piece to the editor of the newspaper. Here's what I had to say:

To Whom It May Concern, 
The article on Warhammer 40k appearing in your newspaper and website ( is incredibly offensive, ill-informed, and out of line. I truly hope the stereotyping, gross generalizations, and short-sighted opinions of the author of this piece do not speak to the overall journalistic integrity of your publication. If so, don't let this fall by the wayside; right the wrong. Publish an apology to gamers worldwide for allowing one of your authors to label them as "Nazis"; at the very least, publish an article by someone who actually knows what they are talking about and took the time to educate themselves on the gamer sub-culture. If not, shame on you. 

1 comment:

  1. I read this article... It certainly is dirty reporting. It's unfortunate because the reporter is attacking a group of people that, for the most part, don't have a voice to defend themselves. I mean, they do, but it all comes from the point of view of 'the little guy' and as such it's not nearly as likely to sway people like media outlet will. It's sad, but this kind of reporting has and will always exist... The media wants the story that sells, even if it's painting the wrong picture.