It’s the post-roast GLoP as the GLoPenhiemers (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz, recap the now legendary evening, postulate on the future and effects of Roy Moore, tackle Twitter’s new 280 character limit, debate whether it’s OK to admire artists who do reprehensible acts. Also, some people are grateful for the dead. Others, not so much. Finally, who is the Greatest Tweeter, Goldberg or Podhoretz? Vote in the comments below.

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There are 17 comments.

  1. Member

    BREAKING:

    Marty Baron has just announced the schedule of some upcoming WaPo investigative undertakings after the tabloid sleuth squad finishes in Alabama.

    January 2018 or 2019 (depending on polling data and whether there are any concurrent significant Democratic sex scandals that cannot be suppressed): Bill Clinton’s sexual misadventures in a multi-part series.

    July 2019: Hard-hitting expose on Chappaquiddick on the 5o year anniversary. (TBD whether it is too early to look at Ted Kennedy complete sex oeurve.)

    November 2037: Post’s Team Tabloid to begin to investigate allegations of teen sex partners of Senator Bob Menendez.

    • #1
    • November 15, 2017 at 11:31 am
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  2. Admin

    The poll mentioned in this show is live here:

    • #2
    • November 15, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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  3. Podcaster

    Blue Yeti: The poll mentioned in this show is live here:

    Jonah wins if only because JPod has half the Twitterverse on block.

    • #3
    • November 15, 2017 at 1:37 pm
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  4. Member

    Since the hosts are on a tear about necrophilia:

    • #4
    • November 15, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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  5. Member

    So if it’s OK to talk about Bill Clinton’s history, is it OK to talk about All Gore’s special massage requests?

    • #5
    • November 15, 2017 at 5:39 pm
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  6. Inactive

    Won’t answer whether it’s OK to admire artists who do reprehensible acts, but rather another question that came up as part of that discussion. Should society write off people embroiled in scandal? For figures like Louis CK or Leon Wieseltier, they should make like John Profumo of the eponymous affair. He went away and slipped from public view for a long time. He worked quietly at an East End charity for the next 40 years–starting out as a volunteer cleaning toilets soon after resigning from office.

    Contrition, reparation, and silence.

    • #6
    • November 15, 2017 at 11:54 pm
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  7. Member

    Snirtler (View Comment):
    He went away and slipped from public view for a long time. He worked quietly at an East End charity for the next 40 years–starting out as a volunteer cleaning toilets soon after resigning from office.

    Contrition, reparation, and silence.

    I would be very open to anyone who did that sacrifice.

    • #7
    • November 16, 2017 at 2:02 am
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  8. Coolidge

    I don’t have a Twitter account, so I can’t vote on Twitter. For what my little voice is worth, I’d give John “Best Twitter Feed,” even though Jonah is one of the most gifted (political) writers of his generation, and I love stories about dogs absolutely anywhere. :)

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    • November 16, 2017 at 4:54 am
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  9. Member

    Here’s a sentence I thought I’d never type (or speak) – *loved* the necrophilia bit!

    • #9
    • November 16, 2017 at 6:26 am
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  10. Member

    Who knew that the best writer of his generation thinks “Bring out your dead” is a party invitation.

    • #10
    • November 16, 2017 at 6:58 am
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  11. Coolidge

    Great episode gentlemen. It made my torturous morning working slightly more tolerable. I “Lol’ed” repeatedly.

    • #11
    • November 16, 2017 at 8:06 am
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  12. Inactive

    Lois Lane (View Comment):
    I don’t have a Twitter account, so I can’t vote on Twitter. For what my little voice is worth, I’d give John “Best Twitter Feed,” even though Jonah is one of the most gifted (political) writers of his generation, and I love stories about dogs absolutely anywhere. :)

    I mostly skip Twitter, except when I’m reading the G-File and I’m directed to look at the latest on Zoe and Pippa there.

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    • November 16, 2017 at 10:03 am
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  13. Coolidge

    Snirtler (View Comment):

    Lois Lane (View Comment):
    I don’t have a Twitter account, so I can’t vote on Twitter. For what my little voice is worth, I’d give John “Best Twitter Feed,” even though Jonah is one of the most gifted (political) writers of his generation, and I love stories about dogs absolutely anywhere. :)

    I mostly skip Twitter, except when I’m reading the G-File and I’m directed to look at the latest on Zoe and Pippa there.

    I read Jonah elsewhere, but I checked into Twitter quite a bit last year, even though I have never felt the need/desire to get an account of my own. John would often make me laugh. He’s good at snappy, short comebacks, which amuses me because the posts are clever, even when some of the things to which he responds are not.

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    • November 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm
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  14. Inactive
    BD1

    I don’t see articles by Jonah Goldberg opposing the candidacy of Roy Moore until after the September 26 runoff. I’m not saying they don’t exist, just that I’m not seeing them. If there are none before that time, where was Goldberg’s principled outrage in July or August?

    • #14
    • November 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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  15. Lincoln

    BD1 (View Comment):
    I don’t see articles by Jonah Goldberg opposing the candidacy of Roy Moore until after the September 26 runoff. I’m not saying they don’t exist, just that I’m not seeing them. If there are none before that time, where was Goldberg’s principled outrage in July or August?

    Perhaps if you make this exact same comment in every Moore podcast, every Jonah podcast, and every Jonah podcast about Moore you’ll figure out why it’s irrelevant. As soon as AL decided to be dopey and nominate the Diddling Ex-Judge, it became newsworthy because Moore is/was/and always will be a buffoon, and Jonah/NRO commented on it being a bad idea for the Republican brand.

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    • November 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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  16. Coolidge

    Snirtler (View Comment):
    Won’t answer whether it’s OK to admire artists who do reprehensible acts, but rather another question that came up as part of that discussion. Should society write off people embroiled in scandal? For figures like Louis CK or Leon Wieseltier, they should make like John Profumo of the eponymous affair. He went away and slipped from public view for a long time. He worked quietly at an East End charity for the next 40 years–starting out as a volunteer cleaning toilets soon after resigning from office.

    Contrition, reparation, and silence.

    Only someone with a sense of shame would take the course John Profumo took.

    I spent much of 1998 wondering if President Clinton’s sense of shame would kick in and convince him to resign. It never made an appearance, of course.

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    • November 17, 2017 at 5:03 am
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  17. Member

    “Do you mind if I’m on top?”
    “OK, fine. I gave her a little embalming fluid.”
    This is perhaps the funniest GLoP segment ever.

    • #17
    • November 22, 2017 at 5:26 am
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