Leo Comments on Sarah Lane quitting/terminated from Ipad Today

And if you keep this site up with boring, generic tech news, ‘Total Drama’ will no longer refer to Twit. Instead, it will refer to you going back and forth and being a Total Drama Queen.” Holden


The lovely and talented Sarah Lane
The lovely and talented Sarah Lane

There was much ado about the departure of the lovely and talented Sarah Lane from Ipad Today. Founder Leo Laporte thrust himself into chat to rectify what he felt was unfair treatment, we will not deny him his say:

<~Leo> we absolutely did NOT let [Sarah] go  <~Leo> she quit <~Leo> Anytime anyone leaves twit I seem to get blamed

She quit the full time gig but they were talking about the recent firing from doing Ipad Today, and you knew that, but you bent the truth Laporte, again. This is what infuriates people. Why can’t you say that you let her go from IPT, why can’t you be honest?

<~Leo> Techcrunch hired Sarah to compete with TWiT <~Leo> she's already launched a show directly opposite her old show, TN2

And you moved Padre’s Corner directly opposite Night Attack. (backfired as your show cant get sponsored) Don’t you believe in competition? Didn’t you create TNT to compete with BOL?

<~Leo> I don't see how any of this is my fault
<~Leo> all you have to [d]o is take a look at how many times we have had to fill in for her in the last month

Wait, so you did fire her from IPT because she had to miss and reschedule recordings? I thought you just said she quit? Let’s keep the lies consistent please.

<~Leo> Sarah is not an original
<~Leo> she was at twit for about 5 years
<~Leo> Megan started long before Sarah actually
<~Leo> Megan hosted Jumping Monkeys: [link removed]
<~Leo> that was in 2007-2008
<~Leo> Sarah started in 2009 with This Week in Fun [link removed]
<~Leo> and became an employee in 2010

This angers fans. People would like Megan if you didn’t do this. You pit the hosts against each other. And Sarah was on TWIT about 5200 times as many hours as Megan. Knock it off. You did the same thing with Gum, holding him up to be a godsend above Tom. Stop it. As a matter of fact you should have had Megan on with Sarah as friends, Sarah and Megan like each other. That is how you do a transition.

I would like to live in an alternate reality where Leo did a long emotional thank you to people when they leave. One where he is grateful to people for helping him build his business.  That would be cool. I would like that. Thanks Tom for making the highest revenue show on the network, thank you Sarah for two profitable shows and all you did, thanks Iyaz for Know-How. The only person he ever thanked was Colleen.

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23 thoughts on “Leo Comments on Sarah Lane quitting/terminated from Ipad Today”

  1. “Anytime anyone leaves twit I seem to get blamed”

    This is such a loaded quote and shows that Leo honestly thinks that there is nothing he can do to make quality hosts stick around.

    Google “leo laporte sarah lane” and see what the first result is. Look at how modern feeling Sarah’s new show is – it is going to be a massive hit, and I wasn’t even that fond of TN2.

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  2. Sorry. Tapped out after about two minutes of Sarah’s show.

    Same teleprompter bullshit as everywhere else. Bad blonde peroxide hair and chipmunk-y (dare I say horsey ?) as ever. Plus she was wearing a ton of garish makeup.

    Compare that to Serenity who always look as natural as a spring day.

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    1. Another post I agree with. I love Sarah. She was always fun on IPadToday. I unsubscribed from that show as soon as she left.

      But things they are a’changin’ . Maybe she is trying to create a new image on TechCrunch but her weave is starting to look a little funky. And the new hair color seems a little off.

      I want the old Sarah back!

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  3. Nice post.
    True, to many Sarah was and is on a lower tier of podcasters. But at least she can talk in front of a camera. I would accept the unending stream of unnatractive twit hosts if any of them were interesting. Or could string a few sentences together. Or maybe play on instrument. (Mom always wanted me to play violin)

    Current podcasts I listen to:
    Always List: slate political, dtns, cordkillers, bill maher, what the tech, accidental tech podcast. There are more but I have to wake up now.

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  4. Thanks for this, these are the posts we want to see! It amazes me how masterful Leo is at spinning things. He doesn’t even think about it, it’s second nature to him now.

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    1. Then quit reading it. This is the sort of content most of us wanted, not the bullshit attacks based on someone’s appearance. That was 7th grade. This is a blog for adults.

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  5. I hate to say this, but I think Leo did fire Sarah, mainly because if her schedule in Saturday’s. It seems like her time was so into her new job at TC than with TWiT.

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  6. This is no surprise considering the delusion that Leo lives in. It doesn’t matter if she quit or was fired the bottom line is she left and with her went any hope of redemption for the network. He keeps telling everyone everything is fine and now he’s playing the victim when people point out that it’s not. It’s like watching the Mitt Romney presidential campaign all over again.

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  7. At this point, who really cares? TD absolutely genuflects over Sarah, who honestly isn’t that great of a host and is nowhere as amazing as TD makes her out to be. She can be funny, she’s an okay presenter, and all around average podcaster. Leo may be driving TWiT into the ground by being single-minded, but TD is driving itself to inanity with how much they fawn over Sarah.

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    1. With Jolie O’Dell apparently out of tech journalism, TWiT needs Dvorak more than ever. He might be a curmudgeon and a perpetual naysayer, but someone like that is necessary to counter the inane, single-minded nonsense from Leo and most of the guests.

      “Oh boy, a new Apple product! Let’s freak out!”
      “It’s silly to care or worry about privacy, get over it.”
      “Government regulation? Sounds great!”

      I can’t bring myself to listen unless Dvorak is there to counterpoint that and similar lock-step b.s.

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