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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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: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/30/bernie-supporters-seethes-neera-tanden-441603

Some of the deleted tweets: https://www.the-sun.com/news/2387776/what-did-neera-tanden-say-in-now-deleted-tweets/

"I didn't slug him, I pushed him": https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/us/politics/tanden-sanders-.html 

Matt Bruenig pointing out the insanity of the Sarah Kendzior claim that set off Jacobinghazi: http://mattbruenig.com/2014/06/08/opportunistic-misreads/ 

Bruenig calling Kendzior a liar: http://mattbruenig.com/2014/09/23/what-would-it-take-to-make-sarah-kendzior-admit-this-is-not-true/ 

Wired on The Alligator Tweets: https://www.wired.com/2016/06/wish-unsee-vile-tweet-alligator-attack/ 

Bruenig loses his job over "scumbag Neera": https://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/matt-bruenig-neera-tanden-joan-walsh-hillary-clinton-223439 

Matt Yglesias on Bruenighazi: https://www.vox.com/2016/5/21/11724298/bruenighazi-matt-bruenig-neera-tanden-demos 

German Lopez on Reid-gate-ghazwhatever: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/4/27/17286392/joy-reid-msnbc-lgbtq-gay-hack 

Jesse's brave investigative reporting on corncobs: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/08/why-is-everyone-on-twitter-suddenly-talking-about-corncobs.html 

Dril: https://twitter.com/dril 

Al Giordano accusations: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/al-giordano-sexual-harassment-school-of-authentic-journalism_n_5aeb5113e4b041fd2d24580c