Richard Hanania and the Reasonable White Guy Voice

Bigots are able to crack the big time because we trust an aw-shucks white guy no matter what he’s actually saying.

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

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Just a real generic-looking white guy with floppy hair and a beard and a laptop who probably got a job at Semafor on the basis of this stock photo alone.
If I told you his name was Stibe Undertow and he ran the world’s top newsletter on the politics of cryptocurrency you’d believe me. Photo by Kaleidico on Unsplash

What is left to say about Richard Hanania? The short version is that Hanania, an “enlightened centrist” pundit, was recently exposed by Christopher Mathias of the Huffington Post as a…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.