basic Schoolyard bully trope. harass others, then blame it on them if they fight back or go to a teacher- or even just abusive personality.
"It's my fault I struck you, you said what upset me!"
Then again, if anyone remembers Mombot's work, just about every abuser, rapist and even pedophile turned out to be on the anti side. Many Antis when they were ousted outright NEW
and still said "Yeah, they were a total scumbag, but that GamerGate's the real problem!" You can't get more hypocritical.
I wish he didn't leave, at lease until the project was done, that way it would have damaged journos and resetERA's egos and would have lessoned their power. The fact he did, I have no doubt they aren't gloating and probably writing more articles (since they get over 20K a blog post) and essentially embolden them to do it again, and again, and again.