After discussing whether Blocked and Reported led directly to the siege on the Capitol, the hosts discuss that strange, terrifying event. They debate whether it can be safely examined in something of a vaccuum, or should be put in the broader context of what appears to be a rise in political violence in the U.S. They also discuss some of the most unhinged responses. Then they talk about Bean Dad. Remember Bean Dad? We yearn for a world in which Bean Dad is the day's most important story on Twitter.
Arthur Chu is normal: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1347381484584316929
Clymer backstory (refers to her as male because pre-transition): https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/06/14/living-by-the-sword/
Hawley book no more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/books/simon-schuster-josh-hawley-b
BEAN DAD basic rundown: https://heavy.com/news/john-roderick-bean-dad/
Lit-uh-rull abuse: https://twitter.com/a_queer_ius/status/1345665171390394368
Bean Dad's problematic tweets:
His apology: http://www.johnroderick.com/an-apology