Oct 19, 2020 • 31M

Patrons Only: Is Ken Bone Right That Liberals Are Meaner Than Conservatives?

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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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Well? Is he? Katie and Jesse discuss The Bone Man's recent, controversial tweet, revisit his glorious recent internet-history, talk about their own experiences with left- versus-right-wing haters and obsessives, and -- God help us all -- revisit certain aspects of GamerGate.

Ken Bone: "All morning the Trump supporters have been nice to me even though I don't like Trump. The Biden camp has been shitting all over me because I don't like Biden. Do these people really not see how much this behavior pushes bystanders toward the right?" - https://twitter.com/kenbone18/status/1313858537991401475 

INSIDE JOKE CLUE: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/inside-the-near-meltdown-of-the-feminist-tour-in-australia.html 

NY Mag: Gamergate May Have Just Won Its Most Disgraceful Scalp Yet (Updated) - https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/03/this-looks-like-a-disgraceful-gamergate-win.html

Jesse "behaves like a predator" because he tried to get comment for a story: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/724818516189261824/photo/1