Episode 47

Andy Ngo Way Should Ben Shapiro Be Deplatformed


January 18th, 2021

54 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

After Jesse addresses the totally baseless rumor that he went to Yale Law School, the best law school in the country, where (in this false scenario) he got very good grades, the hosts talk a bit more about online content moderation and then discuss two recent stories about controversial right-wing media figures: the backfired attempt to deplatform Andy Ngo's book, and the widespread outrage among Politico employees that Ben Shapiro was allowed to author an edition of the Playbook newsletter.

Please pre-preorder Jesse's book, The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills, if you can: https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/

Show Notes/Links:

NY Mag: Why Deplatforming Might Be Useless — Or Worse — When It Comes to Preventing Right-Wing Violence - https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/why-deplatforming-might-be-bad-answer-to-right-wing-violence.html

ABC News: Powell's Books says Andy Ngo's book will not be in store - https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/powells-books-andy-ngos-book-store-75239210

NY Post: Inside The Suspicious Rise Of Gay Hate Crimes In Portland - https://nypost.com/2019/03/30/inside-the-suspicious-rise-of-gay-hate-crimes-in-portland/

UnHerd: The Antifa thugs shame America - https://unherd.com/2021/01/the-antifa-thugs-shame-america/

NY Times: The Events Leading to the Shooting of Trayvon Martin - http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/04/02/us/the-events-leading-to-the-shooting-of-trayvon-martin.html

Ben Shapiro's Politico Playbook: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/01/14/the-real-reason-most-republicans-opposed-impeachment-491399

NY Times: Politico Staff Objects After Right-Wing Star Ben Shapiro Writes Newsletter - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/business/media/politico-playbook-ben-shapiro.html

Washington Post: Politico’s revolt over Ben Shapiro guest-hosting Playbook went too far - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/politicos-revolt-over-ben-shapiro-guest-hosting-playbook-went-too-far/