David Farrier pretty much mocked everyone in any article he did – this was not about wargaming, but more him getting cheap laughs at others expense. (The segments he created were always part of a comedy type 5 minutes as part of a late night NZ TV show.)
This doesn’t absolve the cretin. He really just takes aim at sitting ducks in this segment. “Never talk to the media” is good advice for pretty well everyone.
In general, TV & movies, when they deign to take notice of wargaming, show it in a negative light.
There’s the Momma’s Boy in ‘Ground Hog Day’ . Clearly a geek & a loser. In a Columbo tele-movie, the nasty villain wargamed. It was part of his anti-social tendencies. Indeed, except for the Callan shows, I’m hard pressed to name any positive media view of wargaming.
That’s our cross, I guess.