Apr 17, 2021 • 54M

Episode 60: Andrew Yang Hates Dogs Almost As Much As Lindsay Ellis Hates Asian Culture

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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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After Katie provides an update about her elderly Trump-and-guns-loving neighbor, the hosts discuss a canine controversy Andrew Yang got himself into that features some of the very most annoying people on Twitter. Then they talk about Facebook's efforts to censor a news article about a Black Lives Matter cofounder's real estate holdings. The back half of the episode is dedicated to Lindsay Ellis's recent social-justice troubles, which, if you squint, are really stupid.

Show notes/Links:

The controversy that will forever haunt Yang: https://people.com/pets/andrew-yang-defends-giving-up-dog-after-backlash-national-pet-day-post/ 

NY Post article on Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ real estate purchases: https://nypost.com/2021/04/10/inside-blm-co-founder-patrisse-khan-cullors-real-estate-buying-binge/ 

Fox News on the censorship: https://www.foxnews.com/media/facebook-bans-sharing-new-york-post-report-blm-co-founder-home-purchases 

Lindsay Ellis's cancel culture video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7aWz8q_IM4 

Ellis v. MovieBob -- lotsa gaslighting and such: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/lindsay-ellis-moviebob-snub