Bald-Faced Liar

The #soupguzzler is a big spender and spares no expense for you, the fans—or so he claims. In actuality, he is what doctors call full of shit. Now that he is done paying for the hosts’ flights (the check is in the mail) for New Year’s Eve, he is sending a team down to CES.

The team is made up of Richard DeBartolo, Father Robert Ballecer and Scott Wilkinson.

On the job for AVS Forum
On the job for AVS Forum
Covering C.E.S. since the 40's
Covering CES since the ’70s
Wasting the churches money at CES for over a decade
Wasting the church’s money at CES for over a decade

Upon further scrutiny, it seems as if these three pawns of the Great Pretender are all heading to CES on someone else’s dime: Scott is punching his ticket for AVS forum for the [sic] 20th year in a row; Dickie D is making tracks for ABC for the [sic] 33rd year in a row; and Padre is being flown out by the Church of Saint Jude for the [sic] 10th year in a row. Looks like we found a question for this week’s Inside TWiT to go along with “2014 ad revenue” questions.

For those of you looking for CES coverage we recommend GeekBeat’s live coverage.  CNeT will usually put out some good videos and Molly Wood is doing pretty good twitter coverage.

10 thoughts on “Bald-Faced Liar”

  1. What I don’t get is why TWiT and Leo even covers CES-anything. All you have to do is listen to a year or two of their pre- and post-CEO talks and it’s clear Leo and his guests feel like CES is pointless nowadays, and nothing important or interesting is revealed there.

    But instead of using his sizable audience to send a message to the tech industry – the message of “This event is a waste of everyone’s time!” they just lazily and predictably “cover it” like everyone else.

    TWiT is so sterile, lifeless and boring. I fail to see the point why Leo and his crew continue to do it. Years ago they had a chance to make something unique – nowadays they just phone everything in. The world doesn’t need or even want TWiT anymore. It’s a stupid business in 2015.

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    1. It’s not that TWiT isn’t going to “cover” CES… it’s just that Leo realized that instead of sitting at a stage in Vegas, talking to remote people out on the floor, he can sit in Petaluma. As the “CNN of tech”… without any actual investigative journalists on staff… you’re left to simply regurgitate other people’s articles and use company press releases as primary sources. There’s no way they can skip “covering” CES.

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  2. It was a revelation for me that Fr. Robert Ballecer SJ is having his expenses covered by the Church.

    This whole time I thought it would be his cousin Kim Jong-un that would use some of that North Korea Won to cover the expenses of the Father. They could be twins they look so alike.

    Has to be some recompense for the Father developing weapons of mass destruction in the form of C4 Carrying Drones for the N.Korean army. They have been more successful than the Intercontinental Ballistic missile tests that Korea has been trying desperately to perfect.

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  3. I don’t mind the quoting of press releases, but I do miss the discussion of tech products and tech discussions that twit used to be about. Hell, I’d even go for old CES stories that Leo and Dvorak used to tell.

    I’m rambling, I just miss the old Twit where you could turn on the stream and were guaranteed an entertaining time.

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