Techdirt Podcast Episode 223: Bedbugs & Beyond, With David Karpf

from the what-a-week dept

By now, you likely all know the story of David Karpf's mild "bedbugs" joke that drew the personal, professional and journalistic ire of the New York Times' Bret Stephens. As it turned out, Karpf — a professor with expertise in media and political communication — was more than capable of responding to Stephens and talking about what was happening in a variety of media outlets, with far more insight than the Pulitzer-winning columnist himself, turning what started as a very silly incident into an exploration of very serious topics. So this week, David Karpf joins us on the podcast to talk about his experience, and what we can all learn from it.

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Filed Under: bedbugs, bret stephens, david karpf, godwin's law, journalism, podcast, streisand effect

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    That One Guy (profile), 5 Sep 2019 @ 1:54pm

    Ah, it just warms the heart to know that barring a scattered few basically everyone on both sides of the political spectrum are mocking Stephens for his hypocritical and/or elitist actions, because damn if he hasn't more than earned it.

    Now, if he can just pull his head from his ass and realize what a colossal fool he's made of himself he might be able to start climbing out of the hole he's dug himself.

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