Update: Leo is threatening to call people at work and EffenDumb (Jason C. Cleanthes) is now getting in on the harassment. Scroll down for new video and pictures.
Leo Laporte, in a shocking display of callousness, doxxed a member of the TotalDrama family today during his “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. Although deleted, the post stayed up long enough for a breach of trust with Leo and his fans to have taken place.
We have redacted the name of our longtime contributor in an effort to contain the damage done by Leo and Father Robert Ballecer who joined in on the doxxing like the bully he is. Click the images below for the full-size versions.
In one final insult, Leo takes to the old trope of insinuating that our friend and TotalDrama contributor (again, name obscured) lives with his mother. Leo is a child.
Update: More harassment from Leo and TWiT staffer Jason C. Cleanthes (EffenDumb).
Leo posted this in chat during TWiG
He didn’t forget about <>, and he knows this wasn’t the person he doxxed.
[13:57:35] <User5637> <><><><(vaynerchuk) twit><><><>
[13:57:39] <User5637> <><><><(vaynerchuk) twit><><><>
[13:57:42] <&Dan> really?
[13:57:43] <User5637> <><><><(vaynerchuk) twit><><><>
[13:57:44] *** Brad sets mode +b *!*@twitirc-5ede3785.pa.comcast.net
[13:57:44] *** Brad kicked User5637
[13:57:59] <~Leo> [redacted by TD]'s crossfit session must be over
[13:58:03] <~Leo> he's pumped
[13:58:09] <&Dan> nah. that's some diamond club troll.
[13:58:13] <&Dan> different guy.
[13:58:16] <ReverbMike> also Google
[13:58:21] <~Leo> I forgot about diamond club
[13:58:26] <DanOnimity> Either that or an insicuating troll
[13:58:30] <@Brad> trolls gonna troll
[13:58:33] <~Leo> no I think Dan is right
It’s happening again. Leo “The Scammer” Laporte is pondering something so vile, so unthinkable as to charge for access to his lame chatroom. #Soup wants to charge you $1/yr to $1/mo for the privilege of giving him answers on “The Tech Guy” (he never knows anything himself) and correcting his idiocy on other shows on the network.
#Soup used to hate Jason Calacanis, evidenced by multiple instances of berating Calacanis on-air for daring to podcast as a “competitor” to Leo. Calacanis responded, and the two basically never spoke again, as far as we know.
Calacanis’ podcast network sucked and shut down, and we guess he kissed Leo’s ring to get back in front of some eyeballs. During the pre-show of the May 3, 2015 “This Week In Tech”, Jason Calacanis had an awesome suggestion for Leo: Charge for the chat room to get rid of the trolls.
Here’s the video of Jason Calacanis calling us a gay fish
And Leo’s encouragement
We suggest everyone join the TWiT Live Chat and let Leo and the other mods know what they think of the proposition. We will never charge for the Total Drama Live Chat and we don’t censor your speech (in case you wanted to say something similar to “Leo Laporte looks like a rotten prune version of the bug from Men in Black” or something similar) or say that you eat fish sticks (you do though).
As Leo Laporte embarks on a mission to reanimate the dusty bones of his failing career with the relaunch of a show that was long ago left for dead on an aborted tech network, let us take a moment to recall some of the stirring words of Apple Computer’s groundbreaking “Think Different” campaign:
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
These are inspiring words—a glorious vision. So what connection do they have to Leo Laporte’s recent embrace of his past as he attempts to resurrect “The Screen Savers” and morph it into the lame ‘n’ lazy “The New Screen Savers”?
And that’s exactly the point… Leo isn’t taking any risks, he’s not looking energetically toward the future. In fact, he practically delights in firing his best broadcasters. He’s gleeful to throw wonderful assets away. Beloved former employees are left to twist on their Patreon pages as he gives a bear hug to the losers of yesteryear. We at TotalDrama aren’t buying it and can only lament its sad revival.
At this point, the best thing would be for NBC/Universal to load up those legal silver bullets and kill this deformed monster of a show with their team of attorneys. We will not mourn its passing.
Leo Laporte crossed an ethical and moral boundary on “Triangulation” as he grilled Cali Lewis on her underage relationship with a man she met when she was 12.
Live viewers were treated to a veritable horror show as the lecherous Laporte dragged the story out of Cali, now known as Luria Petrucci. Luria appeared visibly uncomfortable and laughed nervously as Laporte teased the details of her underage seduction by a man 10 years her senior.
As a network, TWiT has trumpeted for years its “family-friendly” nature. A keen observer alerted us that the RSS tags for the show indicated that the show was indeed safe for children, but we don’t know of any mother in the country that would be happy to have her child hear the lurid details that Laporte practically demanded that Luria divulge.
TWiT’s “Triangulation” is hosted solely by Leo Laporte, THEEEEEEEEE tech guy, and the show’s page describes it this way:
“Every week Leo talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology.”
Watch his perverted glee below when delving into what is certainly not a technology topic, after being given multiple chances to stop. Our thoughts are with Luria and her family, and we are very sorry Leo Laporte treated her this way.
We plan to ring in the new show with our own live chat where we always hang out. Join us, in a room where you won’t get banned for saying, for instance, “Leo has abdominal Pinocchio syndrome”.
Unlike the North Korean-run TWiT live IRC ruled with an iron fist by Glorious Leader <&Dan> and General <@ScooterX>, you won’t be silently muted for saying “How is a priest, a man of the cloth, allowed to have a BMI of 45 when that’s a deadly sin? Is he a real priest at all?”
Join us for a lively bit of conversation between friends. And just in case you think you might want to say “Mike Elgum sounds like a malfunctioning Furby” or “Megan is working by the sweat of her brows” for some reason, know that we will not censor your speech.
Set your devices to remind you to join our chat around 2:45 PM Pacific on Saturday, just after THEEEEEEEEEEEE Tech Guy!
The dismal download numbers, lack of advertisers, and entirely uninteresting content hung over Marketing Mavericks like the Sword of Damocles. That sword finally fell, and Marketing Mavericks is now cancelled without warning.
We haven’t found Tonya Hall’s Patreon campaign yet, but we’re hoping she can send us a link to help her promote her new ventures. She says she’s “on hiatus” (like the also-canceled Padre’s Corner), but Leo accidentally told the truth about what “hiatus” means on an open mic tonight.
We are with Tonya in her time of need, and we created her a farewell video below.
“Market the sizzle, not the steak.” — Tonya Hall on her last video podcast ever
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