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Episode 90: KEXP Promotes An Anti-Semitic Group (For Social Justice), Exploring The World Of Conservative Furries, And A New College We Weren't Invited To Teach At

Episode 90: KEXP Promotes An Anti-Semitic Group (For Social Justice), Exploring The World Of Conservative Furries, And A New College We Weren't Invited To Teach At

If you wanna attend the University of Nonconformity, first you're gonna have to learn the rules

After Katie asks Jesse if she did a cancel culture, she takes him on a disturbing and nonconsensual journey involving conservative and possibly Nazi-sympathetic furries. Then the hosts discuss the newly launched University of Austin and the reaction to it from very sane people online.

Show notes/Links:

Hey Microsoft: Do 👏 Better 👏:

Did Katie do a cancel culture?:

LRK’s Newsletter
KEXP knowingly promoting hate group
In the wake of the George Floyd riots Seattle radio station KEXP devoted a considerable amount of time and resources into centering racial justice, or what passes for racial justice. In their diversity pledge they state: “KEXP is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization; we believe we must embrace the practice of identifying racist behavior and…
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Deleted but was originally on this list:

Right-wing furries:

The suspect armband:

“The Furred Reich: The truth about Nazi furries and the alt-right”:

Furry Raiders rules:

A.W.O.O.(OOOOOOO!) cancellation:

Alt-right? Eh:

Pano Canelos announces plans to “build a university in Austin dedicated to the fearless pursuit of truth”:

Common Sense with Bari Weiss
We Can't Wait for Universities to Fix Themselves. So We're Starting a New One.
So much is broken in America. But higher education might be the most fractured institution of all. There is a gaping chasm between the promise and the reality of higher education. Yale’s motto is Lux et Veritas, light and truth. Harvard proclaims: Veritas…
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The website:

Kathleen Stock situation:

Will Bunch doesn’t like it:

Why grifting is now in fashion:

Guardian column is critical:

David French says Bari Weiss has gotten a bad rap on the Columbia stuff:

The Root with a very Root-y take:

Katie on higher ed:

The BLS’s (inexplicable) Fastest Growing Occupations chart:

A “proliferation of administrators” at Yale:

“Rittenhouse’s trial is yet to begin, but ever since he chose to travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and hunt down anti-racist protesters with an assault rifle, he has received significant far-right support, including from government forces and, it now appears, the judge presiding over his case.”:

Excellent Washington Post minidoc with background info on both Kyle Rittenhouse and Joseph Rosenbaum:

Jesse early on in this controversy:

Here Are My Contemporaneous Articles About The Kyle Rittenhouse Shootings, Now Unlocked
Since the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is underway, I’ve decided to unlock the two contemporaneous posts I did about the shootings — scroll down and you’ll see both of them, one after the other. I wrote about this case twice because it demonstrated, to a disturbing degree, one of my biggest fears about the current media environment: what feels like endlessly …
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Glenn Greenwald on media coverage of the Rittenhouse case:

Image credit for the lead photo, of the Austin skyline: AUSTIN, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 07: General view of atmosphere during the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival at Auditorium Shores on November 07, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images)

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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.