Jul 31, 2021 • 57M

Episode 75: How To Deal With Transphobic Alters, How To Survive Your Newsroom's Awokening, And How To Get Ousted From The Screenwriting Industry

Jesse Singal
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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 Katie tells Jesse about a very problematic alter, the hosts respond to an email from a young journalist who feels trapped by the would-be revolutionaries in her newsroom, discuss NPR's new policy regarding expressions of political beliefs, and talk about a memorable blowup in the world of TV writing. Plus: more personals.

Show notes/Links:

Beware The Likes Police: https://theoutline.com/post/6708/marc-andreessen-twitter-faves-alt-right 

New NPR policy: https://www.npr.org/sections/publiceditor/2021/07/29/1021802098/new-npr-ethics-policy-its-ok-for-journalists-to-demonstrate-sometimes

Nadria Tucker's firing: https://twitter.com/NadriaTucker/status/1324718215629467649

HuffPo's coverage: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nadria-tucker-cw-superman-and-lois-hollywood-toxicity_n_603d5eb8c5b6ff75ac3ea433

TV types respond:

https://twitter.com/brianscully/status/1419763285491019777

https://twitter.com/jillybobww/status/1419834042287984644