May 4, 2020 • 38M

Is Bill de Blasio An Anti-Semite? Are Boomers OK? Are Orcs Racist? Is Bill de Blasio An Orc? Are Orcs Boomers?

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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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The show gets off to what feels like its 100th consecutive turbulent start, with Katie seeking solace over a super-personal medical issue. Then the hosts discuss Bill de Blasio's tweet about the Jewish community not following social-distancing rules: Just how meshuga was it? After that, they move on to a conversation over a popular narrative about Boomers and coronavirus, and finish things up by addressing the question on everyone's mind: Is it racist to portray orcs (the fantasy creatures, which aren't real) as uncivilizable?

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Show notes:

-Bill de Blasio's problematic tweet

-Baby Boomers Were Blasé About the Coronavirus? Why Did We Believe That? (New York Times)

-The Orc Tweet