Sep 19, 2020 • 59M

Episode 30: Pedo-File This One Under 'Outrage'

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Jesse Singal
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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Katie and Jesse discuss the online outrage surrounding the French film 'Cuties,' which has slightly more underage twerking than most 2020 cinematic releases. How did this film come to unite such a broad swath of people in disgust? What is Ted Cruz's strategy for getting the American government to investigate a French filmmaker? Then the hosts speak with Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown about the broader American sex-trafficking panic that seems to partly explain the reaction to 'Cuties.' Plus: the science of pedophilia. It's a light episode, top to bottom.

YouTube: Cuties | Official Trailer | Netflix -

KXXV: Sen. Ted Cruz calls for a criminal investigation into Netflix film 'Cuties' -

YouTube: 'Cuties' Movie: Deconstructing The Culture w/Ben Shapiro -

Reason: The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs -

Reason: Enough Stranger Danger! Children Rarely Abducted by Those They Don't Know -

Reason (on YouTube): Ashton Kutcher Helped Promote a Bogus Sex Trafficking Claim. Will We Ever Shake It? -

Reason: Secret Memos Show the Government Has Been Lying About Backpage All Along -