Apple finally says much-deserved ‘fuck you’ to Leo Laporte

Even though Leo Laporte is still apparently “on vacation,” he still finds time to bitch about Apple leaving him out of their celebration of 10 Years of Podcasts. It’s nice to see Apple finally realizing that a fat prick who turned his back on them years ago by referring to his podcasts as “netcasts” doesn’t deserve to be a part of that history.

Update: Apparently Leo whined like a little bitch and it appears that the little baby got his way… But this doesn’t change the fact that Leo was indeed left out of the original list. Certainly a long way for a former “legend in the biz” to have fallen. Last time I checked, people who have had sustained success and are valued by their peers don’t have to beg for inclusion.

70 thoughts on “Apple finally says much-deserved ‘fuck you’ to Leo Laporte”

  1. How long is the fucking vacation going to be? I can see if Leo hadn’t had a vacation in years but he already had more this year then alot of people do.

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    1. L&L jetted in late Tuesday early Wednesday and Leo then removed his IV Cialis pump(he was on his 3rd hunnymoon after all). The normal deflation period is 72 hours…

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        1. Leo can’t squeeze into the economy seat, long haul or otherwise. I can just see Lisa jumping up and down on Leo’s lap trying to push the lard bucket into his seat, all in the name of saving a buck.

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      1. I’d kick out anyone waving around a goddamned laptop using the webcam to record me on stage. What a fucking imbecile.

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        1. The distractive power of a large image of Jobs glaring back from the audience must have been huge. This is one of a handful of occasions when I felt sorry for him (obviously, that cancer thing is one of them).

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    1. Not only was that an embarrassing lack of decorum, but he’s also spent damn near a decade trying to rebrand or otherwise erase the word “podcast” in a ridiculous one-man crusade (that no one asked for).

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  2. Disclaimer I’m still a TWIT and I like Leo. The Apple blacklisting of TWIT gets blamed on the turning of the MacBook to stream at the iPad intro. However it would seem to me that Steve Jobs would have been more hurt by the somewhat salacious, tho off handed, implication that he was using pornography while around his young family while at a house party while Jobs was at NeXT. I saw that live and remember it well ’cause I found it so interesting-nothin like that ever been published in any of the Jobs/Apple history books.

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    1. Forgive the typos. I’m pretty sure the conversation was between Jeff and Leo and pretty sure it was after the iPad was introduced. True or not if Jobs was hurt by the The mentioning of his personal family as fodder on a technology talk show discussing Apple’s policies was probably not taken well with PR.

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      1. oh found something on it didnt know it made gawker… gawker.com/5600190/steve-jobs-secret-porn-experience

        Idk why he needed to mention Steve’s young wife and family. I would guess the constant mentioning of the iPad stream kerfuffle is a PR strategy to draw attention from this porn comment right after the iPad intro. The last time Apple went out of their way to included TWIT

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  3. Apple puts TWiT on the list after Leo pulls a Taylor Swift. Good work Leo!!

    Leo Laporte ‏@leolaporte 5h5 hours ago
    Petaluma, CA
    Steve from iTunes just called to apologize and said they’ll add TWiT to the #10YearsOfPodcasts. Yay! I feel like a mini Taylor Swift.

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  4. hes such a drama queen. granted love or hate twit they were one of the bigger PODcasts in the beginning always in a high rank in the early days but thats cause it was new. its just like leo being high up on twitter followers when they just started out and were not mainstream yet. but to constantly bash apple on his shows doesn’t do any favors. he was a moron to expect not to get in trouble with apple for hijacking there feed more or less at that point. all because he wanted to cover it live instead of waiting for apple to post it what a day later so what. it was the Steve jobs era it was something they always did up to that point. apple had a ton of press for that event does Leo really think they need his coverage to promote the then new iPad device. um no. i agree with previous comments oh they don’t recognize are hard work meanwhile im on my 3 or 4th vacation this year while some dont take them for many years. hes whinging about recognition yet i remember apple in the early days at least always had twit as a top podcast, classic podcasts label ect. stfu leo you fucked up own it and shut up already

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  5. Well I guess whining on twitter got him a new baby bottle to suck on and he’s back on board. Funny how self-interest changes minds.

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  6. Didn’t they mention Adam Curry and DSC? Adam doesn’t even give a fuck and it’s all Leo can think about. Leo is out of control and a fucking douche. I hope his bitterness begins to soak deep into his soul, if he still fucking has one.

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  7. yeah just checked itunes they put twit and macbreak weekly in there as essentials . granted at one time those two were popular in the early days but now i dont know. oh wait they didnt feature them in the hot podcasts section lol. also they put the nerdist in there huh? i get why they put it in the list but the essentials list i dont think so. that episode with leo was a trainwreck then again it is with leo in it. so stupid to even whine about it. they did that mult times with podcasts and he used to ignore it he knew it wasnt a big deal it was what they were featuring atm. what a dbag. do u see tom bitching i doubt it. yet in many ways he had just as big of a following and impact on tech podcasts in last 10 years. do u see revision 3 or cnet or kevin rose bitching nope. they all had at one point a popular show or shows. grow up leo u old fuck

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  8. Seems like he just got the boobie prize, and only after begging for it. How embarrassing.

    And didn’t Taylor Swift complain on behalf of others? Leo just whined on behalf of himself.

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  9. Why would soup care about this at all? No one thinks TWIT is even a good podcasting network worthy of a mention these days because if it was, he would not need to beg apple at all.

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      1. “He surrounds himself with people and a chat room to make himself seem competent.”

        Not competent but relevant! Apple’s omission was just that, telling him he’s no longer relevant. His ego wouldn’t allow that to happen so he was a baby about it till they recognized him.

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  10. Leo you fat winny pig, you bitch about Apple every “Netcast” show your own and host( notice no Apple or Microsoft bashing on every fucking show during Leo’s absence ?) he is so Tech stupid and brain dead nowadays that was all he has of any value to add to a show he host’s is to bash or spread false info.
    As Phil Schiller said on Grubers show a few months ago, all Apple ex’s follow social media & podcasts to see what tech Pundints & Journalists are saying, so I’m pretty sure your exclusion of the “Podcast” list was no accident .

    It’s nice to see the real Leo in hear reading all of TD’s posts & comments
    so again I say FUCK YOU Leo!! you washed up piece of winny shit,

    your just an old Radio DJ that happened to have better memory than the average person 20 years ago, but Karma is stepping in and fucking up your perfect memory daily.
    Won’t be long
    you’ll be wandering the halls in a Psycho ward mumbling to yourself .

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  11. We at Apple listened to the TWiT offerings, as we do listen to many tech podcasts. All we can say is that we really don’t have much respect for the man or his content. It seems to be just a lot of reading of other peoples content, and a lot of silliness. This is not something we at Apple take very seriously.

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  12. The man seems to have delusions of grandure about inventing podcasts. Adam Curry, Dave Winer, the Gilmore Gang, where doing what he is doing a long time ago. In fact Leo is not even mentioned in the History Of podcasting wikipedia entry. Why is he entitled to be listed more than any other podcast?

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    1. This attitude of Leo’s bothered me for a long time. It seemed unspoken that guests would recognize TWIT as the paragon if podcasts. Now it’s a pathetic concession of kindness to recognize Leo as a long running podcast, although he really never innovated the medium, and was left behind a very long time ago. This is why he was forgotten. I would guess that if it were not for a nostalgic fan at Apple, he wouldn’t have been included at all. The tweet seems to prove this.

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  13. I like to think of it as a parent (Apple) giving in to their tantruming child (leo) by giving him the sweeties he wants from the store so that that 4 hour car journey will go just a little quieter.

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  14. I’m not sure how accurate iTunesCharts.net is, but no TWiT shows show up in the top 100 chart of US based podcasts.

    TWiT only shows up as number five on the Technology genre, which narrows the field quite a bit, and in my mind, doesn’t deserve the piddly mention that Leo moaned for.

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  15. Just further proof that Laporke is an unemployable buffoon banished to the hinterlands.

    Still chuckling about The Patio moving in next door. After reviewing its menu, it’s clear Laporke’s employees can’t afford to dine there – bad news for the esprit de corps.

    I really, really hope The Patio puts its signature cheese cave next to Laporke’s office!

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  16. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I get tired of Leo thinking he’s God when it comes to podcasts. He whines about how he can’t get into the Apple events and now this. I’m shocked Apple listened to him.

    I’m still a TWiT fan, but there are some things that Leo does that annoy me.

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  17. Is Leo’s Sexy Ass son working as an Intern at the Shit House over the summer? Looked like him at the end of TTG taking pics with guests. I guess he has to pay Daddy back for the Casper mattress he bangs all those college chicks on.

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  18. I just checked the iTunes podcast rankings: This American Life is #1, WTF is #7, and TWiT is….#142.

    MacBreak Weekly doesn’t even make it into the top 200 podcasts.

    So, with dismal numbers like those, why should Apple even bother listing Leo’s “netcasts” in 10 Years of Podcasts?

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