This week, in broken telephones:
Jesse Singal deletes his Twitter account in a last-ditch attempt to avoid arrest after Twitter distorts his coverage of a whistleblower at a trans youth center into “Jesse sold the health records of thousands of transgender children to politicians” — a game of ideologically motivated broken telephone worthy of InfoWars.
Now in prison, he recounts his tales of Mormon underwear shortages and podcaster prison gangs over the prison phone, before finally quashing his beef with Jesus. Katie Herzog fills Jesse in on what he’s missed, including a hitpiece from Jude Doyle and triple agent Elisa Shupe. Finally, Katie tries to convince Jesse to hand over his Twitter password before it is lost forever once his execution date arrives.
Help Jesse buy one last pizza from the prison canteen:
The FBI Took Jesse Away
The tweet that landed Jesse in prison
Whatever you do, DO NOT read Jesse’s coverage of Jamie Reed, the whistleblower at a St. Louis transgender center, and the resulting drama
Brianna Wu shows up in the comments of the Destiny subreddit and it does not go well
Shupe’s Heel-Face-Heel Turn
Shupe: I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.
Shupe: My New Life After Transgender Despair
Jude Doyle’s piece, with emails leaked by Shupe
The Mother Jones article