Dec 17, 2022 • 57M

Episode 144: Where Are They Now? Cases From Prior Episodes Have Gotten WAY Worse

Updates on old episodes: Jesse learns Katie has a dog, it nearly dies, Katie discovers a fake doctor cabal, and the insane incompetence in the Loudon County case escalates to criminal charges

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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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Due to budget cuts, Jesse Singal and Katie Herzog are forced to create yet another bottle episode, looking back on previous episodes and new developments in their cases.

Unsurprisingly, they’ve only worsened with age.

  • Jesse and Katie become reactionaries

  • Moose gets hospitalized after eating too many beets

  • The Carrie Jade Williams case only gets more elaborate and bizarre

  • Katie enters the Gaytrix and stumbles across a network of fake doctors on Twitter

  • Jesse continues to refuse to listen to the X-files theme

  • Katie goes to see the clownselor

  • The insane, upsetting misconduct that made the Loudoun County case possible

  • The Basecamp insanity gets… saner?

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http://barpodmerch.com/

The latest saga in the world of psychology

https://www.blockedandreported.org/p/episode-143-how-bidens-rogue-deputy

The Carrie Jade Williams saga

https://www.blockedandreported.org/p/episode-135-a-monstrous-french-family

Dr. Robert Honeyman

https://twitter.com/kittypurrzog/status/1602552409079054337

Our episode on The Twitter Files

https://www.blockedandreported.org/p/premium-the-twitter-files-the-truth

The Loudoun County case

https://www.blockedandreported.org/p/episode-86-more-dave-chappelle-fallout-afb

The meatier episode on the Loudoun County case

https://www.blockedandreported.org/p/episode-87-hes-got-a-weapon

The Washington Post article Jesse mentions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/12/07/loudoun-superintendent-scott-ziegler-fired/

The grand jury proceedings

https://www.loudoun.gov/specialgrandjury

The email regarding the school district’s actions regarding aforesaid sexual assault (WARNING: graphic)

The Washington Post article Jesse mentioned

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/loudoun-schools-sexual-assault-cases/2021/11/15/6502e79a-461e-11ec-95dc-5f2a96e00fa3_story.html

The indictements

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/3-trials-to-be-held-against-loudoun-school-administrators/2022/12/13/d0288c82-7b42-11ed-bb97-f47d47466b9a_story.html

The Basecamp episode

https://www.blockedandreported.org/p/jesse-makes-a-friend-a-racist-albeit-12c

The ADL’s pyramid of hate

https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/pyramid-of-hate.pdf


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