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    Unsurprisingly, George Santos doesn’t know who James Baldwin is.

    Jonny Diamond

    December 19, 2023, 9:52am

    I’m sorry, but George Santos isn’t going away. In the grand tradition of American chicanery-cum-celebrity, the ousted congressman from Long Island has tapped into this country’s mass cultural id and will be residing there for the foreseeable future (much to the delight of Bowen Yang).

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    Anyway, in the spirit of pandering to the aforementioned id, here is Santos being interviewed by Ziwe (aka Gen Z Isaac Chotiner), admitting blithely that he has no idea who James Baldwin is. Sigh.

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