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Episode 148: Chris Rufo Takes Over New College Of Florida, Plus Adventures In Genealogy

With a special guest appearance from Dumpster Dick

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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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This week, with Jesse Singal and Katie Herzog:

  • Jesse explains sissgendered people, People Of Kansas and the anti-incarcereal movement

  • A very important Jewish update

  • Susan Meachen is back — and now there’s two of her

  • Chris Rufo’s rise to political power and future ambitions

  • Kay LeClaire’s adventures with genealogy


Our coverage of Susan Meachen

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Ellen Barry’s interview with the actual Susan Meachen

https://archive.ph/WE2Kf

Jesse’s response to Rufo’s coverage of school sexual abuse

Singal-Minded
A Lighthearted Dispute: Does More Sex Abuse Occur In Schools Or Catholic Churches?
Zombie statistics, defined here as “a false or misleading statistic, often reanimated from studies conducted many years ago and now printed as truth without citation,” are interesting to me. I came across what certainly felt like such a statistic last week, during an interaction between Katie Herzog (never heard of her) and the anti-“woke” conservative …
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Is Idaho teaching porn literacy to kids? (No.)

https://www.inlander.com/spokane/no-idaho-schools-are-not-teaching-porn-literacy/Content?oid=24569006

Media outlets can’t stop botching the CRT debate

Singal-Minded
Mainstream Media Outlets Keep Botching Their Coverage Of The Critical Race Theory Debate (Updated)
This anti-critical-race-theory movement is getting out of control. Really out of control. To the point where, in Wisconsin, right-wing state legislators are seeking to ban an entire list of words from public-school curricula. They literally don’t want kids to have the terms they need to accurately describe the unjust country they see around them…
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Rufo: “We are recapturing higher education”

https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1611406507815636993

The Chronicle of Higher Ed describes an attempt to take over the University of North Carolina in the early 1900s

https://archive.ph/l9VnV#selection-2039.16-2043.1

Is Hobbes lying or just dumb?

https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1615501756498153472

Tone Madison’s coverage

https://web.archive.org/web/20220707041301/https://tonemadison.com/articles/east-side-venues-name-change-decision-follows-months-of-quiet-pressure/

LeClare’s followup in Our Lives

https://web.archive.org/web/20211028174035/https://ourliveswisconsin.com/article/not-yours-to-use/

The New Age Fraud website

http://www.newagefraud.org/about.html

AdvancedSmite’s post with over 50,000 views

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5635.0

“Madison Indigenous arts leader, activist revealed as white”

https://madison365.com/indigenous-arts-leader-activist-revealed-as-white/

Kay LeClaire vs. Kay LeClaire

How white is Madison City?

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/madisoncitywisconsin/LND110210

An unearthed post of hers from 2017

Further reading on the case

https://www.wpr.org/node/2051776

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11599353/Race-fakers-two-year-transformation-white-woman-Indigenous-two-spirit.html

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2023/01/11/madison-pretendian-kay-leclaire-resigns-wisconsin-residency-amid-accusations/69778164007/

https://nypost.com/2023/01/04/native-american-faker-kay-leclaire-made-up-stories-about-visions/

https://madison365.com/indigenous-community-looks-to-heal-weeks-after-a-pretendian-is-exposed/

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