I'm not sure how many of my readers have been following the drama surrounding the Hugo Awards. For a description of them, see here. They're generally considered among the top awards in the field of Science Fiction and Fantasy literature.
It's been obvious for many years that they've become dominated by a clique of leftist, progressive, politically-correct writers, editors and publishers, to such an extent that those concerned would actively vilify and try to damage the careers of those with whom they disagreed. As for admitting them as candidates for a Hugo, heaven forbid!
A couple of years ago my friend Larry Correia and some colleagues mounted a campaign they called 'Sad Puppies', trying to get regular folks like you and I to register for WorldCon (the convention that awards Hugos) and thereby become part of the nominating electorate. To the utter horror and disgust of the loony left, they became more and more influential. There are now so many of them that they may well dominate this year's shortlist. As a result, the politically correct who've had things all their own way up till now are going ballistic.
The current brouhaha kicked off with Teresa Neilsen Hayden and her cohorts commenting back and forth. If you want prime examples of hate-filled progressive whining, hysteria and overreaction, the comments below the lead-in article are worth reading.
Not to be outdone, Larry and his Sad Puppy buddies have been firing back with both barrels. The resulting fuss is enormously entertaining, although it'll take you quite a while to get up to speed with it all. For those who'd like some light reading and a lot of laughs, here are some of the more important articles, in alphabetical order by author surname. If you want just one hysterically funny response, try Mike Williamson's article (linked below).
Larry Correia: Sad Puppies Update: The Melt Down Continues
Vox Day: Rabid Puppies 2015 and The Toad tries to walk one back
Sarah Hoyt: All The Scarlet Letters
Brad Torgerson: Defenders of the nail house and Former TOR editor still longs to gatekeep the field
Michael Z. Williamson: Who's A Real Fan?
John C. Wright: Tor Editor Libels Tor Author
To summarize the whole problem in a nutshell, although it's only tangential to this debate, I highly recommend Aaron Clarey's essay 'The Underrated Gift of Sanity'. It's a commodity that appears to be in short supply on the left side of the current fuss.
EDITED TO ADD: Kate Paulk sums up the whole mess in an excellent article at Mad Genius Club, published (inevitably) the morning after I wrote this one. Go read.