Episode 143: How Biden’s Rogue Deputy Fooled Us, And Why 1,400 Psychologists Hunt Dark Pirate Jussim
Two renegades on opposing sides of the heterodoxy/orthodoxy spectrum have riled up the mob.
Join captain Katie Herzog (and her first mate, Moose) on the high seas as we pursue Sam Brinton, Biden’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy And Lover of Unreasonably Long Titles. The notorious nonbinary air pirate has been declared an outlaw for plunderin’ an airport of its luggage… again. But Katie takes a closer look and finds their crooked ways go back years, having fooled even us.
Then, less-important co-captain Jesse Singal investigates what happened when German psychologist Klaus Fiedler took the helm at the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science — and how his quartermaster’s criticism of its race obsession led its American crew to mutiny. Doing so, he crosses paths with the notorious Dark Pirate Jussim and his evil steed, a racist mule whose mere mention is said to bring a ship a thousand years of bad luck.
Turns out Jesse’s not the only Jewish heterodox psychology writer on the high seas of Twitter…
The piece referred to in #103 regarding Brinton’s torture in gay conversion therapy came from LGBT Nation, not LGBT News. Here it is:
Our coverage of Sam Brinton:
A picture from the Brinton 2019 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference With An Unreasonably Long Title
NYPost: Sam claims to have stolen the bag by accident
LGBTQ Nation: “Has Sam Brinton’s story always been too good to be true?”
Brinton is on leave due to charges of grand larceny (region-locked article for whatever reason)
Dark Pirate Jussim Sails Again
The article in question
Figures from the article
On the correspondence with Roberts
The PsyArxiv of the emails
Twitter responds to the article exactly how you’d expect it to
The open letter to the Association for Psychological Science, denigrating it for “racism, general editorial incompetence, and abuse of power”
The counter-letter from Europe: “An expression of grave concern”
The email Fielder got from the APS, requesting his resignation:
Image description: Brinton flashes the victory sign to their crew after successfully capturing the USS Trevor and her precious cargo of over 500 designer suitcases
This text has been edited for minor grammatical tweaks.