Episode 99: How Slate Became An Embarrassing Basket-Case Shell Of Its Former Self (With Mike Pesca)
One of the dumbest and most unfair media nontroversies in recent history
After Katie and Jesse discuss their nonconsensual Yassifications, they bring on Mike Pesca to discuss the time he was forced out at Slate because… well, hard to say! If you’re a premium subscriber and would like to discuss this episode, click here.
The Yassification incident: https://www.reddit.com/r/BlockedAndReported/comments/s5ee24/the_yassification_of_jesse_singal_and_katie_herzog/
The Daily Beast’s bad coverage of the Donald McNeil, Jr. incident:
Letter from NYT staffers suggesting this was not, you know, an isolated incident:
More responsible coverage:
McNeil tells his side:
Defector’s hatchet job on Pesca:
The Gist is back!
Image: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) Kurt Bardella, Mike Pesca and Jennifer Rubin speak onstage during the 2019 Politicon at Music City Center on October 26, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Ed Rode/Getty Images for Politicon)