Episode 87: HE'S GOT A WEAPON!

Everyone is spreading misinformation, especially us

  
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In the wake of some important new information, Jesse and Katie follow up on last week’s Loudoun County rape scandal segment. Then they talk about Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Netflix walkout, and the violence committed by YouTube Vito Gesualdi in the service of his ultraright ideology, “Jokes are funny.” (This is the public version of this episode — for the premium version, with comments enabled, go here.)

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Show notes/Links:

Original Daily Wire reporting: https://www.dailywire.com/news/loudoun-county-schools-tried-to-conceal-sexual-assault-against-daughter-in-bathroom-father-says

Jesse gets the logs:

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Police Logs Contradict Some Of The Daily Wire's Reporting On The Loudoun County Rape Scandal
Jesse here. In our last free episode, I told Katie about The Daily Wire’s explosive investigative article (paywalled) by Luke Rosiak about a controversy unfolding in Loudoun County, Virginia, involvi…
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The Daily Wire doubles down:

https://www.dailywire.com/news/records-suggest-loudoun-sent-team-of-police-to-deal-with-upset-parent-not-alleged-rape-of-student

The school knew early on that an assault had occurred: https://wtop.com/loudoun-county/2021/10/email-from-loudoun-co-superintendent-alerted-school-board-on-day-of-bathroom-assault/

Nikole Hannah-Jones breaks the news of her cancelled talk:

“Some months ago, a dear friend asked me for a favor. Her former boarding school, Middlesex, wanted me to come speak as part of BHM. Speaking at this type of school is not something I typically do, but she’s my friend. I said yes. I just learned the Pres & board canceled my talk.”

SHE was really cancelled: “So, you actually got cancelled unlike the people who complain about bring cancelled on mainstream platforms?”

Let’s get back to her thread from a moment. NHJ says: 

Vito Gesualdi: https://www.youtube.com/c/vito/about

At Berkeley:

Trying to bring everyone together with Pepsi, like Kendall Jenner did:

Trying to sell ol’ fashioned popped corn:

Video of Vito Gesualdi getting attacked and pleading for tolerance (of jokes): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AaOHBpExuqy-SHq-qIBial6z9hSXdjML/view?usp=sharing

Variety’s insane, now-apologized-for tweet: “At times, the #NetflixWalkout situation threatened to devolve as counter protestors pushed against trans speakers.”

Apology:

Jesse’s step-by-step debunking of “Comedian and videographer Vito Gesualdi screams profanities as he engages with peaceful protesters begging him to leave”

What he actually said: “I’m just here to say that jokes are funny, people. Dave Chappelle’s a funny guy. I love Dave! I don’t know why all the violence, I don't know why all the hate. I just LOVE DAVE CHAPPELLE! DAAAAAVE CHAPPEEEELLE! WOOOOO!”

AP’s correction:

“Netflix just fired the organizer of the trans employee walkout”:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4avke9/netflix-fires-trans-employee-who-was-organizing-walkout-over-chappelle-special

“Netflix just fired the organizer of the trans employee walkout”:

https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/15/22728337/netflix-fires-organizer-trans-employee-walkout-dave-chappelle

“Netflix Has Fired a Pregnant Organizer of the Trans Employee Walkout”: https://gizmodo.com/netflix-has-fired-a-pregnant-organizer-of-the-trans-emp-1847874257

“Netflix fires employee trans activist for allegedly leaking internal documents”: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/oct/15/netflix-fires-employee-trans-activist-for-allegedly-leaking-internal-documents

“Trans people are in the middle of a holocaust”: https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/577649-netflix-protesters-clash-with-chappelle-supporters-amid

Everyone ran with the 1,000-employees figure:

Lead image caption, which has plenty of editorializing: “LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Vito Gesualdi, center, yells as Netflix employees gathered outside a Netflix location at 1341 Vine St in Hollywood Wednesday morning in support as members of the Netflix employee resource group Trans*, coworkers and other allies staged a walkout to protest Netflix's decision to release Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix special, which contains a litany of transphobic material. Hollywood on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images). “