The word "bullying" has become a propaganda weapon to distract from demands for journalistic integrity.
Biddle tweets Edit
On October 16, 2014, Gawker employee Sam Biddle said "nerds should be constantly shamed and degraded into submission" and "Bring Back Bullying". Activists highlighted this language to call for advertisers to boycott Gawker, with some noting that the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights (PACER Center) had declared October to be National Bullying Awareness Prevention Month.
Bullying accusations against activists Edit
Beginning in November, the word "Bullying" was increasingly used against the critics of Gawker, with Gawker and its allies either not mentioned or portrayed as innocent.