It is stressful to be alive. Rent is expensive. The subway is down. The anthropocene. Help there is a bug. Why not try to take the edge off with cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant? Jezebel tried it and learned an incredible lesson about friendship and the body’s response to various foods in the process. Producer: Kayra Clouden … [Read more...] about Jezebel Does CBD
On Tuesday, someone over at Politico tried to convince the American people that Joe Biden should “run on a unity ticket” with Mitt Romney. Here’s just a slice of this feckless, centrist wet dream: [Biden] is one of our most esteemed and admired leaders. His favorability ratings have touched the 60-percentile range. He appeals to the kind of working-class voters Democrats have been bleeding to Republicans over the years. Most important, he could make a good president, and not just because he has a deep mix of domestic and foreign policy experience; he also has the character for the job. His eulogy at the McCain funeral was not just a riveting and poignant tribute to his good friend, but a testament to Biden’s own genuine grace and good humor. The speech salved some of the grief of those in our nation who worry that McCain’s passing has left a gaping hole in America’s moral fabric. Now here’s what Biden should do next: Pick a Republican running … [Read more...] about Jezebel’s 2020 Unity Tickets
New York Times reporter Amy Chozick has a new memoir out called Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, and in it she recalls being gaslit and harassed by Clinton’s male press aides, whom she refers to as “The Guys.” The Washington Post’s review of Chozick’s book notes Chozick’s names for the guys—“Brown Loafers Guy,” “Policy Guy,” “Hired Gun Guy,” “Outsider Guy” and “Original Guy,” the latter of whom is named by the Post as infamously combative Clinton loyalist Philippe Reines. From the Post: The Guys constantly mess with Chozick, magnifying her self-doubts. “I don’t care what you write because no one takes you seriously,” Outsider Guy says. They suggest that a Times colleague is leaking her story ideas to a competitor at Politico and that more-experienced reporters in her newsroom will steal away her assignment. … [Read more...] about Philippe Reines Responds to Clinton Book, Tells Jezebel He Has ‘Tapes’
Theodore Kushner, the youngest son of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, was born two years ago today. To commemorate the occasion, Trump shared the following photo on Twitter and Instagram: A lovely moment, no doubt. Here we have what appears to be a man, presumably Jared Kushner, wearing work slacks and no shirt, holding the infant Theodore, as is common among many parents both as a bonding exercise and popular aesthetic in newborn photography. I now ask that you direct your attention to the far right edge of the image: You may have to squint to see it, but there appears to be a sliver of additional skin, presumably belonging to Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner, disrupting what is otherwise a clean line of the photo crop. The question before us now: What are we looking at, exactly? An early consensus emerged among my colleagues at Jezebel: My gut told me the same: this was indeed a pec—the sliver of a pectoral muscle on, presumably, the chest of White House Innovations … [Read more...] about Jezebel Investigates: Is This a Finger, a Bicep, or Jared Kushner’s Cursed Pec?
Year in Review 2018 We made it through another weird year. Let's look back on how we got over. We published many blogs this dreadful year, and you read a bunch of them. Here are the ones you read the most. 1. Details in Child Sex Complaint Against Rapper 6ix9ine Contradict His Public Comments Rich Juzwiak’s investigation into the sex complaints against rapper 6ix9ine is, unsurprisingly, the thing that everyone who graces this website every day, chose to read the most. 2. Free-wheeling Omarosa Says Somebody’s Banging the Whole White House, Just Putting It Out There Do you remember when Omarosa worked in the White House and caused a lot of ruckus? 3. Babe, What Are You Doing? We need more media criticism that takes into account the nuances of reporting on consent and sexual assault. That’s why this is here. For you. 4. Tiffany Trump...........Welcome to the Resistance The forgotten Trump daughter gets a brief moment of shine. 5. Maybe This … [Read more...] about The 50 Most Read Jezebel Posts of 2018