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Episode 134: Russian Trolls Have Foiled Our New Advice Segment

We would have given better advice but Vladdy P. had to meddle, as he always does…

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Blocked and Reported
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 some followups and corrections involving J.K. Rowling’s new book and Jesse’s heaving knockers, Jesse tells Katie about a New York Times article which attempts to partially pin the blame for the travails experienced by the Women’s March — a super competent, super well-run organization that has never generated any controversies — on *RUSSIAN TROLLS*. Then the hosts take listeners’ advice for the very first time. Few lessons are learned, other than that Jesse is extremely dumb.

Links:

Herzog on everyone getting the new Rowling book wrong (thread)

How Russian Trolls Helped Keep the Women’s March Out of Lock Step

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/18/us/womens-march-russia-trump.html

Jesse’s article on Louis Farrakhan and the Women’s March

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/03/is-it-so-hard-to-denounce-louis-farrakhans-anti-semitism.html

CNN article also addressing this topic

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/28/politics/louis-farrakhan-speech/index.html

Woman’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour discusses “waging jihad” against “white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/07/07/muslim-activist-linda-sarsours-reference-to-jihad-draws-conservative-wrath/

Jesse != smart

Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a ceremony formally annexing four regions of Ukraine Russian troops occupy - Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, at the Kremlin in Moscow on September 30, 2022. (Photo by Grigory SYSOYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP) (Photo by GRIGORY SYSOYEV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)