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Jeet Heer
1. Staff Writer, The New Republic 2. Work found here: 3. Twitter essayist 4. Profile drawing by Joe Ollmann
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Jeet Heer 4h
Replying to @PXSimons
No, courts are not where book reviews are usually litigated. Nor is it the purpose of defamation law to allow professors to silence their critics. You clearly have no understanding of intellectual life.
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Jeet Heer 4h
Al Capone was never found guilty of any crime other than tax evasion. Is it your position he committed no other crime?
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Jeet Heer 5h
Replying to @PXSimons @bariweiss
No, courts are not meant to be instruments where you can squelch speech you merely disagree with.
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Jeet Heer 5h
Some thoughts on Doppelganger Theory.
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Jeet Heer 5h
So Intellectual Dark Web maven Jordan Peterson threatened to sue a reviewer who made a harsh but fair criticism of his book. I wonder if free speech warrior is okay with this?
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Jeet Heer 7h
You can get far in life if you have no sense of shame, true.
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Jeet Heer 7h
I'm hoping someone screenshot those.
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Jeet Heer 7h
"Stunningly irresponsible" is exactly right. What makes it shocking is that Whelan, while a very partisan Republican, is also an establishment fixture, hitherto not known as a wild man. He's destroyed his reputation.
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Jeet Heer 7h
Replying to @ezraklein @CoreyRobin
World makes a lot more sense if you realize the political Right is what says it is, rather than what it purports to be.
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Jeet Heer 7h
Completely agree.
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Jeet Heer 8h
That's a good though. I'm going to do that too.
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Jeet Heer 8h
To be honest, if I were the Republicans I would've saved up Doppelganger theory for either the Apprentice tapes or the Pee tape.
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Jeet Heer 8h
Replying to @michaelbd @jtlevy
Um, if I had good reason to think someone was being falsely accused of a crime, and the real criminal was someone else, the first thing I'd do is go to the police. Failing that, find some other reputable authority like a newspaper. Even I JEET HEER wouldn't just tweet it out.
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Jeet Heer 8h
For the record, this is my evil doppelganger. Please don't hold me accountable for what he says and does.
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Jeet Heer 8h
Replying to @Spartacussin
This is good. I'm going to use it.
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Jeet Heer 8h
Replying to @fordm @delong
It's the logical culmination of Game Theory.
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Michael Brendan Dougherty 11h
Great to see all the arguments conservatives made this week about "substantiating" accusations, and using the right process just thrown heedlessly onto a bonfire.
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Jeet Heer 8h
Replying to @michaelbd @jtlevy
I want to see the Venn diagram of people who (rightly) objected to Rolling Stones UVA story & who now embrace Doppelganger Theory.
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Jeet Heer 8h
You know how people talk about "good Jeet" and "bad Jeet"? Like "Jeet is good again" or "Jeet is bad again"? One simple answer: I have a doppelganger. He occasionally takes over my twitter account.
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Jeet Heer 8h
Move over Game Theory guy, there's a new gunfighter in town.
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