So um gaming analyst Michael Pachter has just tweeted this (mosque shooting related) [update: Pachter apologizes]

Oct 27, 2017
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Who are these people you are referring to?
Yeah, he should be banned on this forum. His analysis is shit but his “joke” was insensitive and just shit. Fuck him.
One example of many. I think insulting does not lead to a discussion and is just plain unecessary. It saddens me to see that dicussing controverse topics on Era always lead to insulting and most of the time to banned members whose opinions do not go with the general conscious of the forum.

Yes, the joke was not pretty funny but Michael regrets it, it's not needed to get so outraged at him.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Appologizing doesn't mean you have to completely forget what happened.
If I punch you in the face with full force and say "Whoops, sorry" would you just say "Well, guess you apologized, oh well" and move on?
No but a normal response would be to give that person the oppurtunity to change and accept that we all have made verbal blunders or do dumb things occasionally.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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One example of many. I think insulting does not lead to a discussion and is just plain unecessary. It saddens me to see that dicussing controverse topics on Era always lead to insulting and most of the time to banned members whose opinions do not go with the general conscious of the forum.

You say “Protip: stay out of these threads, these people WANT to be outraged” and then say that insulting doesn’t lead to discussion. *pot meet kettle?* Which one do you want? You just contradicted yourself.

Yes, the joke was not pretty funny but Michael regrets it, it's not needed to get so outraged at him.
I think my outrage is warranted due to the atrocity of the horrible act and the way he brushed it off. If you don’t see that either, then that’s your choice. Don’t tell me how to act or how my anger isn’t warranted, we’ve most likely had very different life experiences.

This is just also one of many comments that there have been since this happened. If it doesn’t outrage you, more power to you, but don’t expect to go into somewhere and just go “don’t be angry at this” at other people when they have reason to be.

Edit: Also, he has said something in the past that was insensitive, he doesn’t deserve to have the benefit of the doubt. That ship has already sailed.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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You can’t just make jokes about everything.
Certain things are red line.
I don't really think anyone would defend the joke or say it was appropriate. It was a shit joke, he has acted like a fucking idiot in this case. But I find the reactions to it, he's a shit person, ban his name from the forum etc, to be a bit over the top. Every single person on here behaves in a shitty way at times.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I don't really think anyone would defend the joke or say it was appropriate. It was a shit joke. But I find the reactions to it, he's a shit person, ban his name from the forum etc, to be a bit over the top. Every single person on here behaves in a shitty way at times.
Behaving shitty on a gaming forum and making a joke about a massacre is two different things my brother .
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I think my outrage is warranted due to the atrocity of the horrible act and the way he brushed it off. If you don’t see that either, then that’s your choice. Don’t tell me how to act or how my anger isn’t warranted, we’ve most likely had very different life experiences.

This is just also one of many comments that there have been since this happened. If it doesn’t outrage you, more power to you, but don’t expect to go into somewhere and just go “don’t be angry at this” at other people when they have reason to be.
You and others are allowed to be angry, and I respect that. But do you have to insult Michael that much? Surely there are other ways to express that anger in a form that could lead to a interesting discussion. Very simply put, I think we should fight evil with good and not with evil, if that makes sense. That doesn't mean Prachter is evil though lol

And yes, there were many other posts like these from other people here, I just picked you because you were the one that came to my display first when scrolling. I don't have anything against you.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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You and others are allowed to be angry, and I respect that. But do you have to insult Michael that much? Surely there are other ways to express that anger in a form that could lead to a interesting discussion. Very simply put, I think we should fight evil with good and not with evil, if that makes sense. That doesn't mean Prachter is evil though lol

And yes, there were many other posts like these from other people here, I just picked you because you were the one that came to my display first when scrolling. I don't have anything against you.
No decent person on the face of the earth would make jokes about these sort of thing.
Any human being with a bit decency and dignity wouldn’t do it.

So fuck him.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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You and others are allowed to be angry, and I respect that. But do you have to insult Michael that much? Surely there are other ways to express that anger in a form that could lead to a interesting discussion. Very simply put, I think we should fight evil with good and not with evil, if that makes sense. That doesn't mean Prachter is evil though lol

And yes, there were many other posts like these from other people here, I just picked you because you were the one that came to my display first when scrolling. I don't have anything against you.
I’m sorry, I really can’t believe you after your initial post about the “pro tip” from the last page.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What a fucking callous dick head.

Guys. He apologized. He screwed up. People are allowed to screw up occasionally. Especially people who are willing to own up to it.
Fuck off with that defense reasoning. He didn't screw up, he purposely chose to make light of a terrorist attack and only apologised after being called out. The fact that he made that tweet highlights just how crass his "humour" and that Pachter lacks any empathy for the victims and their family. He did this shit when Iwata passed away by pretending to offer his "condolences" while being disrespectful to the man and airing how Iwata did a terrible job of running Nintendo.

So no, I will not let Pachter slide, the man is an asshole and no faux apology will fix that.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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What a fucking callous dick head.



Fuck off with that defense reasoning. He didn't screw up, he purposely chose to make light of a terrorist attack and only apologised after being called out. The fact that he made that tweet highlights just how crass his "humour" and that Pachter lacks any empathy for the victims and their family. He did this shit when Iwata passed away by pretending to offer his "condolences" while being disrespectful to the man and airing how Iwata did a terrible job of running Nintendo.

So no, I will not let Pachter slide, the man is an asshole and no faux apology will fix that.
I seriously can’t believe someone with these fucking reasoning
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Not only is Pachter a terrible analyst (although sometimes I wonder if that's the requirement for being a successful one in the videogame market), he is obviously a very crass and disrespectful ass. Alas, both the media and the enthusiastic community keep him in the spotlight by constantly giving him attention (ie giving him a show and creating threads everytime he tries to make a prediction).
 
Sep 25, 2018
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I don't think it was intended as a joke. And I think it's clear, but I'm not going to insist that people who disagree with me are wrong or evil. But anyone expecting him to admit it was a joke are in for a long wait, because if it was in fact a joke, he should (and would) get fired. One reading of what he said makes him tone deaf. The other makes him pure evil.
Yeah, you figured it out kid. Pachter is pure evil.
Or maybe, just maybe, people say stupid shit all the time, which they later regret.

That pure evil comment makes me think you're too young and too irrational.
The guy made a very stupid joke, in a very inappropriate moment and he deserves all the shit he gets. But pure evi? Are you seious? Are you in highschool or something?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah, you figured it out kid. Pachter is pure evil.
Or maybe, just maybe, people say stupid shit all the time, which they later regret.

That pure evil comment makes me think you're too young and too irrational.
The guy made a very stupid joke, in a very inappropriate moment and he deserves all the shit he gets. But pure evi? Are you seious? Are you in highschool or something?
I think you should re-read what I actually wrote.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The apologies are a good first step. Maybe some other past behavior has people feeling skeptical about them. The best thing for Pachter to do, then, is to take a step back, reflect, and consider how to actively work on himself. This should be a continuous effort. The same applies to lots of people.