Episode 54

That Sinking, Racist Feeling When You've Lost The Newsroom


March 8th, 2021

42 mins 2 secs

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About this Episode

Let's put a bow on this Donald McNeil Jr. story. McNeil has fired back with a 20,000-word opus about his travails trying to wrangle a group of young prep-schoolers with very strong feelings about social justice -- and without any booze! What did he really say to get himself in trouble? How did he say it? How did he handle the girl with the Latino/x boyfriend? Katie and Jesse also discuss media unionization and their exciting upcoming orthodontic endeavors.

Please consider pre-ordering Jesse's book "The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills," which is out April 6.

Show notes/Links:

Donald McNeil Jr.'s Medium series: https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

The Daily Beast's original reporting: https://www.thedailybeast.com/star-new-york-times-reporter-donald-mcneil-accused-of-using-n-word-making-other-racist-comments