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Jonathan Kay @jonkay Toronto, Montreal, New York

@Quillette editor+podcast. @Nationalpost op-ed. Book author/ghostwriter. @TedX @WSJ @ForeignPolicy etc. @Mcgillu M. Engineering @Yale Law. Tweets expire monthly

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Apparently, "JOC" is a thing now Not to be confused with jock, which I guess, according to stereotype, is the exac… https://t.co/1uJiURbq3c @jonkay @caj What bizzaro world do they live in where Canadian newsrooms are hotbeds of white supremacists? In rea… https://t.co/Y6AzopiqnY
Retweeted by Jonathan Kay @AnnB03 This novel writes itself @AnnB03 I assume that brocklehurst means that your father's mother came from the village of brockle, and that your… https://t.co/GZTFiLagULAlso, I feel like Russian 19th century writers would have been more popular for an English audience if they'd given… https://t.co/pPbF6BzlkIBy the way, Gogol's last years represent one of the weirdest denouements of any great author .... It is detailed in the seltzer introanyway the only reason I read this is bcuz of this great essay on Gogol in @nybooks, one of the few outlets that st… https://t.co/l8SNP5V9AzAnd this is the genius of a lot of great literature. If you set out to write something as a propaganda tract, it wi… https://t.co/0MOG7OpHXMTheres a fascinating intro by Thomas seltzer (1875-1943) about how Gogol was a conservative who didn't seek to atta… https://t.co/9yGYZxBdmatoward the end (and I don't think I am spoiling the plot here) the townspeople come to the faux-inspestor to list t… https://t.co/vL908YvBs2This is really a fantastic read, with lessons for every age and every mind. (Twitter has turned us into scurrying,… https://t.co/pfbQ7Bkp6btake the night off culture-war stuff and read this. There are free versions on the internet and it's very funny https://t.co/FekE3ieFdldisc. golf. https://t.co/2wFjamq8aAI admire the chutzpahdik way the @caj is leveraging this scandal to get everybody to fill out their racial bean cou… https://t.co/G3sb1jYieQ @wgudbranson @hollyanndoan Well the natural competitor is CTV. I think as recently as a decade ago, they were runni… https://t.co/tmP7zqkQrROur April Halley @TheClash709 took @CBCNews to task today "Canadians are not being properly informed about the ero… https://t.co/c97a8JEfgs
Retweeted by Jonathan Kay
1/19
2021
They had to wait a whole hour? How transphobic https://t.co/tMvQ17RXFi @CurtisMeliefste They're now taking their cues from the world of young adult fiction, were these kind of controvers… https://t.co/PnO8uTDtLIThe people denouncing him were happy to sing his praises before the knives came out. They also know that his genius… https://t.co/mYyJmVdFqq @HeavyCardboard And who's the next game designer to get thrown under the bus? I look forward to your next video episode on the subject @HeavyCardboard On your videos, you are full of all kinds of fun spontaneous banter with a cool anything-goes attit… https://t.co/gBYVuNzUyCIt's insane to watch otherwise sensible people, like @HeavyCardboard, transform into glassy-eyed cultists when they… https://t.co/JsBxpAbEzusomeone sent me a CBC Gem link—but every time I try to advance to the point in the documentary that they referenced… https://t.co/tde9czBrKzI lost track… didn't MLK get retroactively cancelled in 2020 for being anti-riot? https://t.co/0gSMTQENOYrecording podcast ads while my kids are listening to me from the next room is pretty much the most mortifying thing I can imagine @quipianist @hollyanndoan I'm far from complacent. I am taking an active and enthusiastic role in seeking out the d… https://t.co/E5Bv96SkRYThose of us in startup media with no job security, no pension or benefits, and no government subsidies read this go… https://t.co/ju6fLcrH2T
Retweeted by Jonathan Kay @quipianist @hollyanndoan I find it interesting that the example you give is 20 years old1900: Sex is bad 1950: Straight sex, okay. Gay sex, bad Today: Sex okay, if gay. Else, go to 1900 https://t.co/IBMizmqayt @kshahrooz Kaveh, not to be rude, but this is supposed to be a safe space for white people to talk about their feel… https://t.co/87NIBVrIqDmore and more, I'm migrating toward non-white Twitter accounts. They seem to be the only ppl with the moral authori… https://t.co/KBJCpCdlL2My #MLKDay column: "The latest episode of Trudeau identity politics reminds us of how far we’ve strayed from some… https://t.co/MeNGhPi693
Retweeted by Jonathan KayI love the way this hopelessly woke tweeted manifesto about the la-dee-da world of art-gallery politics starts out… https://t.co/VI5D9Jevlk @NLepan @hollyanndoan That will require journalists to acknowledge that they are not high priests dictating social… https://t.co/Fjsx8RvLGO @JustAFactsMan @TheAtlantic except that Eklund's migration away from militarism came for all the right reasons....… https://t.co/NJcIatv5tA @MatthewEarl95 @IonGameDesign Or Puerto Rico, one of the most popular Euro board games on the planet, which is esse… https://t.co/IUY8cIgdtadon't want to read/play an eccentric white polymath interested in other cultures? Fine. play dixit. But by slamming… https://t.co/RSEXr4vK6AThe footnotes/digressions in Eklund's materials are, in fact, one of the best parts. I learned a ton about space tr… https://t.co/Q8akctd5UYIf you read the comments and the quote tweets on this, you have a whole bunch of woke gamers saying "thank you" to… https://t.co/yZ2dYfWAvk
1/18
2021
@TerryGlavin @nationalpost Thanks though I wonder if it resonated with anyone younger than 45 or so @larpcore0 I looked at the table of contents and could not bring myself to read it. It's the same dreary stuff you read everywhere @LeftHandStu Thank you for being impressed @journalist_guy @hollyanndoan Absolutely true that he's just a fragment of a larger internet snitch culture. But th… https://t.co/t4MH6gaT7mAs @hollyanndoan says, staff once could sort out their few malcontents on their own. But now, everybody runs to Can… https://t.co/tKSbxc0ZZIFrom employer's POV, the 2 principles for a happy workplace are: keep ppl busy & fire the assholes. Creatives with… https://t.co/azVHfZVtv3The reason I had such a blast at @nationalpost (& now at @Quillette) has nothing to do with job security. What thos… https://t.co/mEuFANZAxXActually, the job security/benefits at the CBC are part of the problem: If you can't fire an antisocial or unproduc… https://t.co/QIVpWQGPDy @Athena1944 Obviously, he has his finger on the pulse of America's most urgently felt needsStunning and brave Step aside, Rosa Parks, you TERF https://t.co/mLOuSI3xxAI've announced as a @MapleLeafs fan bcuz my political handlers say that presenting as a hockey enthusiast will help… https://t.co/NcQZPlS3D7 @rafaelshimunov @kshahrooz @NYCNavid @Quillette Or if you evidence that Kaveh is white, let us know. I know him and… https://t.co/z1FtB4Hvsr @rafaelshimunov @kshahrooz @NYCNavid @Quillette Could you direct me to the white supremacy? I happen to be Jewish s… https://t.co/wJytfsmnI0 @moral_psych get a life
Retweeted by Jonathan KayIt's incredible how the very media outlets that have a colonial desire to "measure blackness" can then easily turn… https://t.co/p5A21rAI5x
Retweeted by Jonathan KayHere's philosophy professor Mark Alfano (who started the petition to retract my paper last year) wishing death on h… https://t.co/lC60ZIVier
Retweeted by Jonathan KayThe meanest people always have their pronouns in their bio. Look at them all in the replies of my last tweet. Every… https://t.co/RB7KzjU9nZ
Retweeted by Jonathan Kaypretty soon I'll have my own Frank Stella to adorn my garage. And all without paying @FrankStellaArt's fancy galler… https://t.co/SOo1ViUI4qmy WhatsApp groups are in a state of privacy panic, & we're all migrating to Signal—because of fears that outsiders… https://t.co/HTbBavNxxORIP Siegfried Fischbacher, half of the Vegas show that sold out the Mirage for 30 yrs. born in Germany 3 months bef… https://t.co/EhZrk30dTXGot it. A bunch of hateful whack jobs riot in washington, and so now white women are garbage. Great job, vox https://t.co/3kCoVAOS1r
1/17
2021
Like imagine if this style of journalism were applied to any other subject ... Like a story about a cholera outbrea… https://t.co/M8ZywmLIuHThis CBC story about supposed racism at a university fails to describe a single episode of actual racism. the only… https://t.co/WTqq2Jx8JEIt would be controversial for a mainstream newspaper to publish this headline in 2021 You'd need to do at least on… https://t.co/zun4ewPdXz
Retweeted by Jonathan KayJonathan Kay: The CBC's toxic workplace exposed after arbitrator sides with fired reporter https://t.co/7qhzhLrVsc
Retweeted by Jonathan Kayi finally accomplished something im proud of in life https://t.co/A29JmJjDgEYES FINALLY https://t.co/p04MWJnXAN @nationalpost @jonkay And not far behind: https://t.co/lmiQ4NZOxA
Retweeted by Jonathan Kay @rivercitybum @nationalpost agreed - that was wryly hilariousbut you're in luck, Liberals! with this handy 18th century Portuguese chart, you will have no problem sorting peopl… https://t.co/ZYrHCIJXTJgee who could have predicted that earmarking millions of dollars for people of a certain skin colour would lead to… https://t.co/YRvj6j4k5rOkay I promise this is my last @nationalpost column this week https://t.co/gharqF0nL7
1/16
2021
Look what came in the mail today! Excited to read this @Quillette collection. Thanks @jonkay. https://t.co/zwzit19B20
Retweeted by Jonathan Kaythere's a LOT going on in this tweet https://t.co/fcuhBW9ugwnaturally, after all of this, @AustinGrabish and @melvcbc are still, to my knowledge, employees in good standing at… https://t.co/oN29q27iIKOh, & this same female boss—@melvcbc—offered to lie about the computer ("We can say it's not working") so she &… https://t.co/e5tAotwqWNNone of this is in the CBC story. Nor does @markgollom tell us that @AustinGrabish deliberately cropped another mes… https://t.co/c3CO2VThKiGollom gives readers the impression that @AustinGrabish innocently popped open a CBC office laptop, & was assaulted… https://t.co/aBtxdSyaFyAs of 10am, this @CBCNews @markgollom story omits the most crucial detail about why an arbitrator just vindicated i… https://t.co/kctcQgV5t1Vindicated.
Retweeted by Jonathan Kay @G_F_Graham I love how you felt it necessary to add that last line lest there be some ambiguityBuffets were *always* disgusting It's the main lesson of COVID https://t.co/TSiYMHuwEjThis is the left-wing equivalent of creationism - literally. Denying that male and female are meaningful, objective… https://t.co/RI7hDIcb6R
Retweeted by Jonathan KayMust be my autistic side but I still dont find "terrifying" a bunch of "insurrectionists" who would have had their… https://t.co/6KR52xDoqA
Retweeted by Jonathan Kay @cawsbar That was the absolute final straw for me. Listening to Carol Off berate a librarian, cheapen the memory of… https://t.co/fJ4g8efjPNThe best part of the story is that @AustinGrabish gets to keep his job. And hey, why not? CBC execs probably have b… https://t.co/2sdrFluvIithere are of course a few professionally functional (and even intellectually curious) people who work at the CBC. s… https://t.co/GZkpkraHm9Meanwhile, president of CBC is kicking her heels in Brooklyn, occasionally getting on zoom to lecture everybody abo… https://t.co/r2ex75ib9c @bigshinytakes Thanks for buying it and reading it.If you read the whole thing, it's a sort of dystopian glimpse into the dysfunctional craphole that the CBC has beco… https://t.co/SUyswM93tmtoday's judgment in the matter of Ahmer Khan offers a glimpse into the CBC staff snake pit: CBC reporter… https://t.co/ItbEpX6zZU"biological sex" is a white supremacist plot I knew it https://t.co/lZ3aCEttBtLooks like @smithcollege and @presmccartney found a pretext to punish the whistleblower employee who called the adm… https://t.co/ljVC5uq57QWhen you call them "trans" women, Chase, instead of simply "women," what are you referring to? When you figure that… https://t.co/nxA2rmVoo0
Retweeted by Jonathan Kay @bigshinytakes I see what you did there ! @unadelfeno Imagine being this obsessed with race every single day of your lifeBy the way, in the glass houses category, if u look at the tweeted columns under this generic Shree white-people tw… https://t.co/PrN2j6KwlsBy my count, this is at least the fifth column that @BobHepburn has written about @ConradMBlack. I like a good jour… https://t.co/78oMA4eYBQAnother day, another Shree column about her favorite race https://t.co/Ph9NCF0vQd
1/15
2021
@cultureofdefeat I'm more astounded than angry @Dunn_Dufault4 @nationalpost That was classic Jon kay content
1/14
2021

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