Mar 14, 2021 • 55M

Episode 55: Neera Tanden, Jacobinghazi, Brueniggate, Alligatorghazi, Centrist Corncobs, And The Legacy Of The 2016-2021 Brocialist Twitter-Woke Twitter Wars (Early-Access, Ad-Free)

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Jesse Singal
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 responding to some reader feedback about their last couple episodes, the hosts revisit one of the fiercer left-of-center Twitter controversies of the last half-decade: Woke Twitter vs. Brocialist Twitter. There are alligators! And corncobs! And forgotten and since-humiliated internet microcelebrities! It's quite. A. Ride.

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Show notes/Links:

No dice for Neera:

Some of the deleted tweets:

"I didn't slug him, I pushed him": 

Matt Bruenig pointing out the insanity of the Sarah Kendzior claim that set off Jacobinghazi: 

Bruenig calling Kendzior a liar: 

Wired on The Alligator Tweets: 

Bruenig loses his job over "scumbag Neera": 

Matt Yglesias on Bruenighazi: 

German Lopez on Reid-gate-ghazwhatever: 

Jesse's brave investigative reporting on corncobs: 


Al Giordano accusations: