May 15, 2023
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Writer and cultural critic Thomas Chatterton Williams returns to Bad Faith to discuss the deeply divergent perspectives on the subway killing of homeless performer Jordan Neely by former marine Daniel Penny. Thomas engaged in a lengthy exchange with New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie last week that got quite a bit of attention, so Briahna reached out to TCW to have an "offline" chat about why there seems to be so little appetite for engaging with the disproportionate use of force applied by Penny -- rather than past acts by Neely -- or the fact that Neely did not start the physical encounter in the subway that day. Also, are some left actors at fault for engaging in a degree of hyperbole in describing the event as a lynching? Or is that language appropriate given the initial framing by the New York Post and others of Penny as a "hero"? This is the best version of a tough conversation you're likely to find anywhere.
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