Mar 28, 2021 • 1HR 20M

Episode 57: There's No Accountability To Accountability Lists These Days (feat. Jonathan Chait)

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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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Jesse and Katie talk about Jesse's inclusion on a very special list of very special bigots, Katie's addition to the ever-growing list of people who got Doyle'd, and an annoyingly one-sided front-page New York Times piece about online censorship. Then they throw to an interview Jesse did with Jon Chait, an excellent writer and thinker who had a big impact on Jesse's own work over the years.

Jesse on the disgraceful GLAAD clusterfuck: https://jessesingal.substack.com/p/glaad-took-false-previously-disproven 

Jon Chait - Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say: How the language police are perverting liberalism: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2015/01/not-a-very-pc-thing-to-say.html 

One of Chait's most recent Russia pieces: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/ex-kgb-agent-trump-russian-asset-mueller-putin-kompromat-unger-book.html 

NYT Mag on Robin DiAngelo: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/magazine/white-fragility-robin-diangelo.html 

Chait on that piece and Robin DiAngelo: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/07/antiracism-training-white-fragility-robin-diangelo-ibram-kendi.html 

Jesse on left-wing identitarianism: https://jessesingal.substack.com/p/slate-pete-buttigieg-and-the-limited 

Chait - An Elite Progressive LISTSERV Melts Down Over a Bogus Racism Charge: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/white-fragility-racism-racism-progressive-progressphiles-david-shor.html 

Moral clarity: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/opinion/objectivity-black-journalists-coronavirus.html 

The tweet that got Lee Fang in trouble: https://twitter.com/lhfang/status/1268390704645943297 

Chait v. Higgins: https://twitter.com/jonathanchait/status/1329057894164279296