Adam Baldwin, the actor (Firefly, Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard) turned activist who coined the Twitter hashtag "#GamerGate," agreed to speak to the Raw Story about his perspective on the still-developing story. Baldwin asked that the interview be conducted on Twitter.
@AdamBaldwin What's the one thing you think the liberal media's gotten wrong about GamerGate?— (((SEK))) (@(((SEK))))1415637931.0
@AdamBaldwin Why do you think leftists have become so incensed by GG? Extension of larger issues, or particular to gaming culture?— (((SEK))) (@(((SEK))))1415639969.0
@AdamBaldwin When do you think this downfall began?— (((SEK))) (@(((SEK))))1415640197.0
By way of answering, Baldwin pointed Raw Story to these tweets:
@AdamBaldwin As to the 2nd link: Do you think GG amounts to younger leftists attacking establishment leftists instead of left v. right— (((SEK))) (@(((SEK))))1415640601.0
Baldwin then added:
@AdamBaldwin And that started with Dewey's educational reforms, not Hearst journalism during Spanish-American war 2 decades earlier?— (((SEK))) (@(((SEK))))1415640834.0
@AdamBaldwin Hitler youth, yes, but how does that relate to journalism, outside of "most people have a public education"?— (((SEK))) (@(((SEK))))1415641184.0
@AdamBaldwin Old-Frankfurt-school style indoctrination, to get the kids to love liberalism and hate jazz?— (((SEK))) (@(((SEK))))1415641792.0
By which Baldwin meant, “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have," the first "rule for radicals" penned by Saul Alinksy.
@AdamBaldwin So you think GG effectively changed "the narrative" in a way that will have a lasting effect?— (((SEK))) (@(((SEK))))1415641337.0
The topic of violence against critics of GamerGate supporters was not addressed in the interview.
UPDATE: Baldwin wrote Raw Story to note that he meant Alinsky's fifth rule, not his first.
UPDATE II: Baldwin took issue with the headline of this article, stressing that #GamgerGate is but small victory in a larger war: