Jan 9, 2021 • 1HR 6M

Episode 46: The Trumpsurrection Knocks Bean Dad From The Headlines

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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 discussing whether Blocked and Reported led directly to the siege on the Capitol, the hosts discuss that strange, terrifying event. They debate whether it can be safely examined in something of a vaccuum, or should be put in the broader context of what appears to be a rise in political violence in the U.S. They also discuss some of the most unhinged responses. Then they talk about Bean Dad. Remember Bean Dad? We yearn for a world in which Bean Dad is the day's most important story on Twitter.

Show notes/Links:

Arthur Chu is normal: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1347381484584316929 

Clymer backstory (refers to her as male because pre-transition): https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/06/14/living-by-the-sword/ 

Hawley book no more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/books/simon-schuster-josh-hawley-b 

BEAN DAD basic rundown: https://heavy.com/news/john-roderick-bean-dad/ 

Lit-uh-rull abuse: https://twitter.com/a_queer_ius/status/1345665171390394368 

https://twitter.com/timaree_leigh/status/1345623027074142210 

Bean Dad's problematic tweets:

https://twitter.com/Laura_Nowlin/status/1345831569806733314/photo/1

https://twitter.com/flore_rhea/status/1345846499121324032

https://twitter.com/CatKnitty/status/1345840464595800064

His apology: http://www.johnroderick.com/an-apology