The Fifth Column - Analysis, Commentary, Sedition
026 "Kmele's STILL an Uncle Tom, and Yet Another Aleppo Moment" - The Fifth Column
Near the tail end of the recording, Moynihan pronounced this the best show we've ever done..." Perhaps so.What we can say for sure about this weeks installment of The Fifth: 1) We lost track of time, 2) Much wine was poured & consumed, and 3) Gary Johnson is at least as handsome as Han Solo. We recap the Week in Presidental Campaign 'Stuff' (from the first presidential debate, to Gary Johnson's latest 'Aleppo Moment'. Kmele recounts his recent appearance on the Brilliant Idiots podcast and the subsequent fallout. Other things of interest also occur, but we won't spoil it for you.
199 "Nothing to See Here, An Emergency Every Minute"
Drugs You Should TryHeroine, A Black Drug?Black People Are All The SameVoter Fraud, by MailSelecting A VPCognitive Tests (Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV)Scare TacticsSuburban Lifestyle DreamsThe State of New YorkFBG DuckNew George Floyd VideoThe Trouble With ChinaFacebook vs TikTokBlazing SaddlesRecorded Aug 6, 2020Published Aug 9, 2020
198 w/ Nancy Rommelmann "There's a Riot Goin' On"
Guest: Nancy Rommelmann, journalist and author of To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and MurderNancy Rommelmann, friend of the Fifth and former resident of Portland, Amerikkka, returns from the ramparts of the revolution with news, anecdotes, and a glimpse at our glorious future. Alis volat propriis. So we asked our very own Lady John Reed just what the hell is happening in the insurrectionist precincts of the Pacific Northwest...Nancy doesn't recognize parts of PortlandWhat everyone is getting wrong about the protests/riots/federal interventionWait, where is the Portland PD?Shares in a homemade body armor business are trading higher today...Why you're not hearing that amazing, hilarious, enlightening conversation we had about the secret app(It's because the SD card ran out of space and no one noticed...)We return after our tech screw up--much, much drunker--to talk history vs. journalismNo one arguing about colonial history knows anything about colonial historyIt sort of falls apart around this point...And by the way: stop telling us what we should care about
197 w/ Glenn Greenwald, Thomas Chatterton Williams "Hypocrisy, Controversy, Cancellations"
Glenn Greenwald,Co-Founder @ The InterceptAuthor, "No Place to Hide"Thomas Chatterton WilliamsContributing Writer @ New York Times MagAuthor, "Self Portrait in Black and White"After a little internet drama related to the Harper's Open Letter, Kmele got together w/ Thomas and Glenn to discuss.Why we needed "A Letter on Justice and Debate"Why Glenn isn't a SignatoryWhat is Cancel CultureDo we really need to talk about this RIGHT NOWEvangelism or ExcommunicationHypocrisy and Healthier ConversationsRecorded July 24, 2020Published July 27, 2020