A week after losing the presidential election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies — including young voters, African Americans and Hispanics.
In a conference call Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “specially the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.
Like I said on election night: one well-delivered concession speech does not undo the campaign Romney ran. This is who Romney really is: a rich asshole who truly believes the world owes him its eternal gratitude simply because he exists.
You don’t get to choose how anyone else interacts or identifies with media, even when it’s media you care about. Even when it’s media you made.
You don’t get to choose what constitutes a “real” fan.
You don’t get to harass and name-call because people don’t interact with media you love in the same way you do.
If you do these things, you’re hurting your community. You’re hurting media and culture you claim to care about.
The geek community does not need ambassadors like you. Comics do not need ambassadors like you. Video games do not need ambassadors like you. Nothing needs ambassadors like you.
And no, cupcake, freedom of speech does not mean “getting to say whatever you want wherever you want without ever being taken to task for it.” Once you spill that shit in public, it becomes fair game. The same rules that cover your troll ass apply to the people who think you’re a douchebag.
Why do we have to keep saying this? Get your fucking shit together, guys.