Jan 1, 2021 • 53M

Episode 45: Two White Podcasters Resolve The Issues Of Racial Slurs And The Controversy Over Alec Baldwin's Esposa Latina

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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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After reflecting on what a great year 2020 was, except for the many serious hardships Katie endured, the hosts start 2021 with a bang: specifically, a bang that sounds a lot like a racial slur neither of them can say. A white teenager in Virginia didn't get the memo, though -- what should the punishment be, if any? Then Jesse and Katie turn their attention to a story that is rather 'picante': Hilaria Baldwin's attempt at identity-forgery. What an estupido time to be alive!

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The New York Times: A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/26/us/mimi-groves-jimmy-galligan-racial-slurs.html 

Reason: The New York Times Helped a Vindictive Teen Destroy a Classmate Who Uttered a Racial Slur When She Was 15 - https://reason.com/2020/12/28/new-york-times-racial-slur-teen-jimmy-galligan-mimi-groves/ 

The New York Times: The Hilaria Baldwin Story: ‘I’m Living My Life’ - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/style/hilaria-baldwin-interview.html 

Aura Bogado's tweetstorm: https://twitter.com/aurabogado/status/1342554505880064000