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Episode 121: Kevin Kruse And Rebekah Jones Are The Heroes And/Or Villains A Divided America Needs

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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.

After the hosts discuss Katie’s trip to L.A. to go on Real Time with Bill Maher, they talk about the stories of two liberal darlings who face accusations of professional wrongdoing: Kevin Kruse and Rebekah Jones. To discuss this episode with other BARPod premium subscribers go here.

Show notes/Links:

Kevin Kruse, history’s attack dog: https://www.chronicle.com/article/how-kevin-kruse-became-historys-attack-dog/

An example of one of his in-depth threads, on the history of racism in the GOP:

And another, again responding to Dinesh D’Souza:

And here’s a finely aged take on Jussie Smollett:

Is Twitter-Famous Princeton Historian Kevin Kruse a Plagiarist?: https://reason.com/2022/06/14/twitter-famous-princeton-historian-kevin-kruse-plagiarist/

Comparison:

Kevin Kruse, plagiarism disliker:

More plagiarism idsliking:

Chronicle coverage: https://www.chronicle.com/article/this-historian-doesnt-shy-away-from-fights-online-now-hes-on-the-defensive

Plagiarism Today coverage: https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2022/06/27/kevin-kruse-and-the-peak-political-plagiarism-scandal/

Magness’s anti-1619 book: https://www.amazon.com/1619-Project-Critique-Phillip-Magness/dp/1630692018

Magness harshly criticizing Kruse’s scholarship: https://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?id=1512

Responses/Responses to the responses/Other background and fighting:

https://loradawnburnett.medium.com/is-it-plagiarism-9daa44a24057

(background on Burnett: https://www.thefire.org/lawsuit-fired-for-criticizing-mike-pence-and-campus-covid-19-response-a-collin-college-history-professor-sues-to-protect-faculty-rights/)

https://philmagness.com/2022/06/when-activist-historians-redefine-plagiarism-to-protect-their-own/

Rebekah Jones:

Jones’ op-ed: https://www.miamiherald.com/article247897180.html

Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/11/us/florida-coronavirus-data-rebekah-jones.html

Not great: https://www.wuft.org/news/2020/07/22/criminal-stalking-case-against-fired-florida-health-data-scientist-to-drag-into-august/

The Covid whistleblower who wasn’t: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/05/rebekah-jones-the-covid-whistleblower-who-wasnt/

Suspended from Twitter: https://www.forbes.com/sites/augustinefou/2021/06/07/the-curious-case-of-rebekah-jones-suspension-from-twitter/

Andy Signore:

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