Sep 30, 2022 • 52M

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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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.


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

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

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

CNN article also addressing this topic

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

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)