The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition
194 w/ Wesley Lowery "Moral Clarity, Objectivity, and ALL THE SMOKE"
w/ Wesley Lowery Correspondent @ CBS - "60 Minutes in 6"Lowery Wrote A Thing:"A Reckoning Over Objectivity, Led by Black Journalists" (NYT) - June 23, 2020https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/opinion/objectivity-black-journalists-coronavirus.htmlWelch Raised Some Objections:"Journalists Abandoning 'Objectivity' for 'Moral Clarity' Really Just Want To Call People Immoral" (Reason) - June 24, 2020https://reason.com/2020/06/24/journalists-abandoning-objectivity-for-moral-clarity-really-just-want-to-call-people-immoral/Some Twitter Drama Ensues.The Parties Agree to Settle Things Directly....And now, here you are. All caught up, ready for the fireworks (literally + figuratively).Recorded: July 2, 2020Published: July 6, 2020
193 w/ Jacob Siegel "Why We Need the NYT, The New Truth"
w/ Jacob Siegel, Senior Writer @ Tablet"The New Truth" (June 22nd 2020)https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/new-truth-rationalism-religion"Journalists Abandoning 'Objectivity' for 'Moral Clarity' Really Just Want To Call People Immoral" (6/24/2020)https://reason.com/2020/06/24/journalists-abandoning-objectivity-for-moral-clarity-really-just-want-to-call-people-immoral/- The Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez of Journalism- The Great Fireworks Conspiracy (continued)- The NYT Slack- All The Smoke- The New Truth- Rhetorically Invincible- White Fragility, The Message of the Cross- Moral Clarity- World Heritage Sites- The Wages of Sin- Ethical JournalismRecorded: June 25, 2020Published: July 1, 2020
192 w/ Jane Coaston "One Night In Tulsa, A Fool Proof Plan"
w/ Jane Coaston, Senior Politics Reporter @ VoxSome Sports StuffTickTock SwiftboatsTulsaTrumps PartyWhat Comes NextImmigration + VisasThe Coaston PlanMore Black Lives Matter TalkBut What About....Unbundling the PoliceLiking the Neighborhood Cops Recorded: June 23, 2020Published: June 25, 2020
191 w/ David French "American Racism, SCOUTS Stuff, Qualified Immunity"
w/ David French, Senior Editor @ The Dispatch and Columnist @ TimeHelp With Your Down Payment?A Busy Day For SCOTUS2A, Qualified Immunity (Part I), Expanding Civil RightsThought CrimesOn Racism (and Anti Racism)The Worst Dinner PartyThe Censorship ImpulseGone With the Wind, Song of the SouthThe Lost Cause... Myth?What Northerners Really WantStill in Love w/ Daisy DukeAnti-racism Must Be Anti-raceWalk Humbly, Seek Justice, See the Humanity in Your OpsQualified Immunity (Part II) -- Why Qualified Immunity MattersRecorded: June 15, 2020Published: June 16, 2020
190 w/ Olivia Nuzzi " Insiders Guide to 2020, Defunding the Fuzz"
w/ Olivia Nuzzi, Washington Correspondent @ New York MagazineAn Unprecedented MovementDefunding the Police... Or Just Abolishing ThemCanceling Most Things, Razing The RestMoral Clarity in the News RoomTrump on the Campaign Trail, Biden's StrengthsWhy Trump and Rudy Can't Stop Talking to NuzziRecorded: June 10, 2020Published: June 12, 2020
189 "A Pandemic, A Civil War, A Great Awokining "
A Brief History of Right NowPunk PoliceIt Might Actually Be LegalBlack on Black on BlackBending the KneeNYT Civil WarEssentialism in PracticeLaw & OrderPassoverMLK on RiotsRecorded:6/4/2020Published: 6/6/2020
188 “On Anti-Racism II w/ Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams”
Kmele facilitates a follow-up conversation on race, racism, and anti-racism -- this time, in the midst of a global pandemic and increasing social unrest. You can find the first installment in this series of conversations here: http://wethefifth.com/episodes/121GUESTS /Glenn LouryProfessor of the social sciences and economics at Brown UniversityThomas Chatterton WilliamsAuthor, "Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race" and "Losing My Cool"John McWhorterProfessor of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Music at ColumbiaColeman HughesFellow at The Manhattan InstituteContributing Editor at City JournalRecorded:5/22/2020 Published: 6/1/2020
187 w/ Bari Weiss "Karens in the Ramble, Section 230"
She wrote a column in the New York Times. She failed to mention her favorite podcast. She mentioned other podcasts.She texted us asking if she could come on the show to apologize. We agreed. Bari Weiss, the genial and gentle bête noire of woke culture, is back...hat in hand, asking for Fifth forgiveness. But she sticks around to discuss lots of other stuff:- We are all Stasi agents now- You're both Karens!- A murder in Minneapolis- Whose more powerful? Jack Dorsey or one of your senators?- Should corporations be fact-checking politicians?- Matt explains Section 230- Moynihan rants about journalists being annoying- A guest appearance from Nellie Bowles- A really bad piece about white people and spices- Kmele squeezes in some China/Hong Kong talk- And some good news from Spencer!Recorded: May 27, 2020Published: May 28, 2020
186 w/ Balaji Srinivasan, Conor Friedersdorf - "Predicting Pandemics, Fixing Journalism"
Balaji Srinivasan (@balajis) Investor + Entrepreneur, Former CTO @ Coinbase, Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64)Staff Writer at The Atlantic, Founding Editor of The Best of Journalism- How Startups Think About Failure + Survival - Pandemics, Panics, and Journalistic Incentives- Forging Societal Truth - Why the US Failed to Take COVID Seriously- Why Journalist Hate The Valley- Believing Half of What You Read- Epistemology Algorithms- A Feature Set for Fixing Journalism - Looser ArgumentsRecorded: May 14th 2020Published: May 25th 2020