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Episode 101: Should Joe Rogan And/Or Critical Race Theory Be Deplatformed And/Or Executed?

Free speech, bros

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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.

In 2022, the two biggest celebrities in America are Joseph J. Rogan and Critical R. Theory. Some people think one of them should be deplatformed. Others think the other should be deplatformed. Still others think BOTH should be deplatformed (okay, no one thinks that). What’s the truth? Katie and Jesse are on the case. To discuss this episode with other premium subscribers, click here. (Apologies that I initially left the comment thread open on this one and then locked it — feel free to repost any comment you made here over there. Goal is to just keep comments totally private, and this episode will be unlocking to the public on Monday. -J)

Show notes/Links:

The anti-Rogan Spotify boycott:

https://fortune.com/2022/02/03/spotify-boycott-neil-young-joni-mitchell-nils-lofgren-india-arie-mary-trump-joe-rogan-experience-vaccines-race/

Neil Young has his own misinformation problem:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/neil-youngs-long-record-of-spreading-scientific-misinformation

Singal/Heer:

Pesca and Nyhan on polling fuzziness:

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vc2xhdGVzdGhlZ2lzdA/episode/YzExYjZmYTQtNzQ5OC0xMWVjLTk5NjMtMmIyNWUwMmE4NjEz?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwjix4m1ruf1AhVRJEQIHfJdCZcQieUEegQIKhAd&ep=6

Jeff Sachs on the CRT fight:

https://pen.org/steep-rise-gag-orders-many-sloppily-drafted/

Spreadsheet of proposed bills:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Tj5WQVBmB6SQg-zP_M8uZsQQGH09TxmBY73v23zpyr0/edit#gid=267763711

Scientific American mangles its coverage of the CRT fight (long story but the bill does not ban a list of words):

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-anti-critical-race-theory-movement-will-profoundly-affect-public-education/

SUNY Fredonia pedophilia controversy:

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2022/02/03/suny-fredonia-reviewing-professor%E2%80%99s-comments-pedophilia

Image: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 10: Joe Rogan introduces fighters during the UFC 269 ceremonial weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)