BONUS EPISODE: Two More New York Times Departures Raise Some Troubling Questions About Disrespect Of Peruvian Shamans

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February 11th, 2021

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Jesse and Katie talk about a disturbing bit of listener feedback and the recent departure from the Times, under questionable circumstances, of Andy Mills and Donald McNeil Jr. Are the worst norms of campus culture seeping into major media institutions? To hear the answer, you'll have to listen. (It's 'yes.')

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Show notes/Links:

The Cut on Andy Mills: https://www.thecut.com/2018/02/at-wnyc-an-uncertain-path-out-of-scandal.html

His resignation note: https://www.andymills.work/resignation

The Times on both resignations: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/business/media/donald-mcneil-andy-mills-leave-nyt.html

John McWhorter is skeptical of collapsing the use/mention distinction: https://johnmcwhorter.substack.com/p/the-n-word-as-slur-vs-the-n-word

NHJ not great on anonymous sources...: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1358780440774082561

...or the question of whether the NYT has published "that word" much: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1358781725652975618

Because it has: https://rb.gy/pm6bpc