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What You Didn't See in That Shocking Evergreen Segment: Michael Moynihan Dishes in The Fifth Column

Podcast also argues over the Philando Castile verdict and Otto Warmbier's critics

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Are you fucking kidding me? ||| Vice News
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If you haven't seen the Vice News segment on the insane race politics at Evergreen State College, click on this YouTube link to fix it. The correspondent, former Reasoner Michael Moynihan, spends the opening segment of our latest Fifth Column podcast, dishing about the story behind the story, and the juicy parts that ended up on the cutting room floor. You can listen to the whole episode here:

Also in the episode: Kmele Foster and I get into it over the Philando Castile verdict and politics thereof, Moynihan goes on a tasty rant against those who had accused Otto Warmbier of abusing his white privilege and allegedly violating the laws of a totalitarian state, and the three of us bitch generally about the New York subway.

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  1. Why am I getting ads for Kim Jong-Un rompers? Damn you, Crusty.

    1. You’re the one who clicked on a Crusty link. You have no one to blame but yourself.

  2. the three of us bitch generally about the New York subway.

    I shall lead a boycott if this happens again, Cosmos.

    Kmele Foster and I get into it over the Philando Castile

    Shockingly, Matt wins.

  3. “Smart guy”. “Bernie supporter”. Make up your mind.

    -jcr

  4. Moynihan touches my heart by referencing the Guardian Angels

    frequent guest on Morton Downey Jr, and every other talk show in the 1980s when crime was actually a real problem

    they were hilarious

    1. Crime is still a real problem. Just not as bad as it was 30-35 years ago.

      1. Crime is still a real problem

        in NYC? compared to where?

  5. i now want to know what happened after the

    what do you mean, “of course not”?”

    because that was exactly my reaction when i watched the vice segment

    not airing that part of the exchange seems a criminal oversight. it cuts right to the heart of the matter.

    1. oh, he explains the guy walked out on the interview

  6. What surprises me is that Matt is surprised by the depth of the craziness re: the SJW left

    i.e. that it took the Evergreen thing to drive home how far down the rabbit hole people have gone.

    its like he only read Soave’s take on things, but never actually clicked the links to the stories Soave covered.

    1. I’ve read the stories and seen the videos. It still surprises me how insane and stupid they are. I thought campus activists were crazy and annoying when I was at school. These people are at a whole new level of bananas.

    2. Video is a powerful medium. Also, seeing the college president learn to love Big Brother was just something else.

      Usually, these stories have the villain (SJWs), hero (their target), and cowardly fence-straddler (administration). But watching the coward’s language-strangling fear, as well as that of the student terrified of having a “nuanced” take, kicked things to a new level for me.

      1. seeing the college president learn to love Big Brother was just something else.

        The thought I had when I watched that was “this must be what people in Mao-ist China must have looked and acted like after a struggle session.” I’d heard of struggle sessions before, but to actually see it unfold right before your eyes is another thing entirely. It drives home the point that many of the far left-wing protestors really are wannabe Red Guards.

        That and “this must be what going mad feels like.”

      2. Usually, these stories have the villain (SJWs), hero (their target), and cowardly fence-straddler (administration). But watching the coward’s language-strangling fear, as well as that of the student terrified of having a “nuanced” take, kicked things to a new level for me.

        I agree that the visible capitulation of the college president captured on video is pretty “Struggle Session”-ish

        its just that his behavior + statements are hardly new.

        Almost every single one of these campus kerfuffles involves the admin not just ‘straddling the fence’, but desperately pandering to the aggrieved, and insisting that their hysteria is completely and utterly justified.

        the rarity is the occasional U Chicago type reaction, where there’s an unequivocal “tough titties” response.

        I even think the thing at Evergreen is lessened by the fact that…. its Evergreen. I mean, of *course* they’re going to be screaming retards, and *of course* the president is going to be like “lets all have a sweatlodge kumbaya to purge our sins”….

        The sartorial moment for me was when the shit popped off @ Yale. And it wasn’t the Christakis/halloween costume thing, it was the fact that Lukianoff couldn’t even talk about ‘free speech’ without getting spit on

        1. Yeah, Mangu made that same point. Probably my inherent bottomless regard for the Ivies blinded me a bit.

  7. You really have to commend Moynihan for not laughing out loud.

    1. He does do an amazing job of keeping his serious face on.

  8. Moynihan brings the pain at the end segment about North Korea.

    1. Hands down my favorite part of the podcast. I saw clearly in my mind the spit flying from his mouth as he (rightfully) frothed with rage at the shitstains using Warmbier’s death to beat the drum for their insane racial politics. I hope each person who wrote one of those articles has kids and that those kids die from cancer.

      1. I might listen to just that part one more time. It was incredible. I wish those pathetic wastes of oxygen hadn’t started taking their columns down though. Just like Salon’s immortal Venezuela article (which I give them credit for keeping up), they deserve to be mocked and derided for all time

      2. Seconded. Mike got heated. I liked it.

      3. Oh, it was flying.

  9. VICE News Tonight is terrible, but that Evergreen segment is aces. I especially like the young lady who couldn’t look at either Moynihan or the camera while making her case.

  10. MIKE!

    his ranting at the end about the ‘phraseology replacing argument’ is priceless.

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