Jul 18, 2020 • 56M

Episode 21: Bye, Bye Bari And Adios, Andrew

 
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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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After Jesse reluctantly reveals some incredibly embarrassing and personal details about his love life in the opening segment, the hosts discuss the week's two big media stories: Bari Weiss's resignation from The New York Times and Andrew Sullivan's firing from New York Magazine. Is this a sign that these outlets are narrowing their windows of acceptable opinion? Was Weiss's treatment in her workplace genuinely unfair, or is she reacting with the same 'safetyism' she has so forcefully criticized? If Jesse and Katie were trapped on a desert island, who would eat who? These and other questions, answered.

Show notes/Links:

-Bari Weiss's resignation letter: https://www.bariweiss.com/resignation-letter  

-"See You Next Friday: A Farewell Letter" by Andrew Sullivan:  https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/07/andrew-sullivan-see-you-next-friday.html 

-"When Racism Is Fit to Print" by Andrew Sullivan:  https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/08/sarah-jeong-new-york-times-anti-white-racism.html 

-"How Did I Get Iraq Wrong?" by Andrew Sullivan:  https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2008/03/i-committed-four-cardinal-sins-around-the-iraq-war.html