Wikipedia says nothing about this, and neither does any recaps from any sites you'd figure would be official/credible.
This is not political or political in nature. For some context on where I got the question I want to ask I'll have to have a tiny amount of politics in my next sentence but, again, I am looking for factual information and not political hot takes.
Due to lack of any game to play I bought a book from a guy called Michael Malice called, "The New Right." He is an anarchist and is a smarmy little ass but he hates both popular political "sides" so his stuff isn't slanted to favor either side.
A section of his book is on GamerGate, something I completely missed but have heard some recaps of since, mostly on this site when that Guild Wars 2 employee was fired. He claims, and this is absolutely huge since you'd figure any recaps would absolutely start with this, that the catalyst for GamerGate was the discovery of a mailing list for game journalists and developers used not (just) to coordinate reviews, but to push a clear overtly political agenda and even expunge/blacklist game journalists and developers from the industry who had wrongthink and did not adhere to their political ideologies like some sort of Orwellian gaming gestapo. It only briefly mentioned the lady who supposedly traded sexual favors for whatever.
I did a search as best as I am able with my old(er) brain and got nothing. Or, I got way too much about everything but this.
Anyone have any links to actual information on this specific question?
If this is true it would be the first actual sensible reason I heard about all the hubbub that fit the size and drama of said hubbub. But if true even me and my poor google skills should be able to find info on it. All I'm getting is info on the sexual favors lady as a catalyst and not even much of that, its like 99.9% mostly information about what came after, most of the coverage is heavily, heavily slanted and seems very biased. I don't want to be a GamerGate expert - I just want a clear answer or to clearly confirm or deny if this part of the book is correct.