Leo Laporte Takes a Shit On Live Viewers Again

Lisa Kentzell Laporte Stomping on Engineer in a Manly Pose
Lisa Kentzell Laporte Stomping on Engineer in a Manly Pose

Leo Laporte’s tumor may be spreading to his brain. He took to his live stream yesterday — before TWiG (This Week in Troll Talk) — to discuss his most ardent of fans, the live stream viewers and IRC chatters.

Did he praise them and thank them for their continued support even as he downsized into the Shoebox Studio? No. He insulted them as he’s done again and again.

He was very angry at some of his fans asking for the schedule to be more accurate. Instead of changing the schedule to reflect when he actually plans to record, his plan is now to insult those people and add wording to the site that says — pretty much — “go fuck yourself if you’re using this for any type of planning.”

An Aside

It doesn’t deserve its own post, but “Geoff Noodles” commented/asked:

They had the biggest change to the network in the last 5 years on Sunday and your guys haven’t said anything about it? Too busy trying to repost your lame videos?

This site is a fucking joke now. You guys might think they’re dying, but this site seems to be dying a hell of a lot faster.

Bye, Felicia.

Thanks for the question, Geoff. Yes, thanks to fraudulent DMCA claims from multiple Gmail accounts on behalf of TWiT, they’ve figured out a good censorship strategy there. They took down the Duke Masterschlong account, NYCritic, and many others. They haven’t taken down Erik Lanigan’s yet, but after what they did to him, a little DMCA won’t even tickle Leo or Yoko’s conscience.

In short, yes, Geoff, we are a little busy working on new infrastructure. We would like to thank Leo and Yoko for pushing us to set up our own CDN and viewing infrastructure, which we are still working on. The video above and a few others are currently hosted from a temporary location.

There will be a video relating to the move to the Shoebox Studios later. Thanks again, Geoff!

56 thoughts on “Leo Laporte Takes a Shit On Live Viewers Again”

  1. Didn’t the mod exit happen when Leo showed his dingus on air? And then threw a hissyfit that people noticed? And threatened to get rid of the live stream and mods and just about everyone?

    Also there is a 0% chance Twit offered to pay the chat mods.

    Leo dropped a lot of names in that video has anyone heard from them?

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    1. Actually….having a live, behind the scenes stream was a brilliant move by Leo…..initially. Problem is, all the talent that were worth watching and interacting with have either left or were summarily fired for one lame reason or another.

      I remember the days when Tom & Iyaz (Sarah was there too, but usually only showed up seconds before the start) hosted TNT and for the hour before and the hour after there was great conversations that took place via the chat. There wasn’t any bad feelings, even towards Leo. TNT itself was a great watch as well.

      The firing of Erik started the downward spiral, but initially it didn’t seem bad because of the other talents still there. However, when Tom was fired (not renewed) there was no turning back. Iyaz soon followed and Leo had to rely on the likes of Sarah (no talent there) and Mike Elgan (talent isn’t even in his vocabulary).

      Today, TWiT isn’t even a shell of its former self. Just Leo and his minion of Yes people with little or no talent. Can barely setup a new studio (seriously, you can’t do audio level checks between shows, you NEED to do it just before you go on-air???).

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  2. Actually I listen to TWIT less and less and enjoy reading your content. However I have to disagree, his explanation is pretty clear. Your watching behind the scenes, if you want to watch the episode, then download or stream when it becomes available just like a podcast. This post is kinda making a big deal (as well as some viewers) out of nothing.

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    1. But that’s the thing, 5 years ago or so, watching behind the scenes was fun and engaging. There was a great interaction between the on-screen talent and the live audience. On top of that, because of the business I run I was able to have TWiT playing in the shop all day long without issue.
      But a few years ago that all changed. Leo started caring less and less about anything. He got more misogynistic and then he had the dick pic and other nude photos show up live, on stream. When he got called out on it he had a full on meltdown against live and chat.
      After being told that all live viewers, not just the trolls, but ALL live viewers were worthless to him and his network and that we could all basically go “fuck off” (I honestly don’t remember the exact wording but he did drop the F-Bomb more than a few times) that was basically it for me.
      So this isn’t “making a big deal out of nothing”, this is telling people who maybe don’t know the background on the story why this is a shitty thing and why it’s so frustrating.

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  3. Pretty much standard operating procedure for this site. Make a mountain out of a molehill. Same as many web sites these days because sensationalizing news gets more attention, more clicks, and more people coming back for more.

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    1. Giggle+ said:
      Pretty much standard operating procedure for this site. Make a mountain out of a molehill. Same as many web sites these days because sensationalizing news gets more attention, more clicks, and more people coming back for more.

      Very true. I get annoyed every now and then, but this site is kinda like TMZ, you can help but look. I could critique every TWIT show, but at same time it informs me on certain topics.

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  4. Really your going to delete posts? This is something you would post if TWIT deleted posts…..kinda Nazi…..oh well so much for this site now……maybe someone should start a shit post site on your shit post site…..Sad – like I said, I enjoyed reading your site but now your no different.

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    1. I deleted your “edit” comment of “out of nothing” that wasn’t even a reply to your comment, and I edited your previous comment to add the “out of nothing” to the end, like you wanted. You didn’t reply to yourself so your “out of nothing” would have just been an orphan thread. I edited your comment to add what you wanted to make it make sense. Sorry you jumped to conclusions.

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          1. You’re the fucking liar. I had posted in reply to Jeff’s “out of nothing” since, as anyone could tell, it was the end of his comment which had erroneously been posted early.

            How about you leave shit alone from now on and stop trying to fulfill your dream of being a chat mod?

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  5. Oh, baby! How hot is Lisa in that dress?! I’d suck on each of her toes as I remove those heels, then I’d hike that dress up, peel down her thong and eat her ass. Someone do me a favor and edit out all of the stiffs in that picture. I’ve got a stiff in my pants that needs to be taken care of!

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  6. Leo is right on this, TWIT would be more reputable if it didn’t live stream and just came out with a podcast. Many companies don’t show the sausage being made but if they did I think we would be disgusted too. Unfortunately for TWIT they live stream almost everything and through that viewers can substantiate the douche bagness of Leo & Lisa. Lisa should never be brought up and placed in front of the camera she has ruined the rep of TWIT long enough.

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    1. That is EXACTLY the reason nobody else live streams their show being made! But Leo is such a rare talent that HE can actually live stream the production of the show and it will be entertaining…

      Wait a minute.

      It IS entertaining! How the fuck would we know about all of Leo’s screw-ups without the live stream? He would just edit everything out before posting the final version.

      This is typical of narcissists: they always think the usual rules don’t apply.

      Maybe it’s time for Leo to stop complaining like a little bitch and begin acting like an adult. If he can’t make it at 11 AM, then change the start time 11:15 AM or 11:30 AM. Leo is an adult, he should be able to adhere to a schedule like every other human being who has to hold down a job somewhere.

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    2. Remember if it weren’t for the live stream, we would not have the video of one of the happiest moments in a person’s life: htttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL_gl75uLH0

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  7. You’re not watching a TV channel douchebag. Wait for the podcast if you can’t handle viewing the production being made. Hang around a TV studio for a while and see how much crap is left on the cutting room floor that you never see.

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    1. That’s disingenuous. I notice that the co-hosts are almost never late. Why is it OK for Leo to be late, but the co-hosts always have to be on time?

      And what does it say about your level of respect for other people when you are chronically late all the time? I don’t care if he’s paying them or not, it’s just impolite.

      Hence, Leo’s a fucking asshole.

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      1. macsimcon said:
        That’s disingenuous. I notice that the co-hosts are almost never late. Why is it OK for Leo to be late, but the co-hosts always have to be on time?

        And what does it say about your level of respect for other people when you are chronically late all the time? I don’t care if he’s paying them or not, it’s just impolite.

        Hence, Leo’s a fucking asshole.

        It’s called “having a work ethic” of which Leo does not have. His book keeper/mistres/wife/adulteress/CEO/ vag pic sender writes his check.

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  8. He asks his chat room their opinions and then gets mad when they expect to have him adhere to a schedule. What if his guest were always late? How would he react? I’m sure he would be upset. Go ahead and shut your live stream down and lets see if his downloads increase. I doubt they would. He know this. For one thing, It would eliminate the need for #twitlive that’s for sure.

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    1. Exactly right. His guests are never routinely late that I have ever seen. What would he say if they were 20 minutes late every time? God I’ve come to hate that self-centered, smug for no reason, fat fuck. Still I find it entertaining to occasionally watch and mock his shit show. I feel sorry for his kids.

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      1. He will still Google shit on the fly and he has a call screener that gives him a summary of the phone call before he pick his caller. I would cringe when I would hear Leo talk Windows 8 and 10 on the show, I probably know more about the capabilities of the OS than Leo and he owns a podcasting network. He has really given up. Fuck u Leo

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  9. He is rewriting history. The whole promise of TWiT was a live network of tech shows on a schedule. H can’t be bothered to show up on time for stuff and his fancy studio is gone, so now we’re back to a podcast studio.

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  10. This post crystallizes the entire scope of Leo’s drama from it’s inception to it’s ultimate fate. He is the real Wizard of Oz. The guy behind the curtain. When he narcissistically started exposing his real self by live streaming his work day he showed how real (and small) the man behind the curtain really was. All his life’s work and poor choices laid bare to the world because he invited them to watch. It’s like if the Wizard of Oz himself was also on the Truman Show.

    He sees it and recognizes it. Yet can he stop the narcissistic behavior that is the very root of his problem?

    As a former fan I hope so.

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  11. I dunno….
    I was actually watching Windows Weekly for the hell of it and when it ended saw this whole exchange. Somebody did start bitching in the chat about start times again and Leo made excuses. Eventually that guy got booted out.
    Surprisingly I’ve been “allowed” back into TWIT chat and I just kind of lurk around but all the whining about start times kind of got old to be honest. We know how TWIT works and it’s never been on time since it started. So I suggested that a lot of the whining could be stopped by just putting 3 words next to the word “Schedule” on the Live page. Those words being, “all times estimated”
    I figured I’d get kicked but instead Leo said, that’s a good idea and thus started this whole discussion on how to change things.
    Honestly, it’s probably too little too late but it was almost like Leo was actually taking feedback from the chat for a change.
    We’re still rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic at this point but take whatever positives you can get. It also doesn’t change the negative undertone of the whole move on Sunday.

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    1. digital dynamic said:
      So I suggested thata lot of the whining could be stopped by justputting 3 words next to theword “Schedule” on the Live page.Thosewords being, “all times estimated”
      I figured I’d get kicked but instead Leo said, that’s a good idea and thus started this whole discussion on how to change things.

      You were not kicked cause you’re joining the kiss-up parade. He is a bad person for consistently making actual people not in the chatroom wait for him. It is not decent to come ten, twenty or thirty minutes late and screw up the lives of your guests and the future shows and the guests of the future shows. He is selfish.

      When you say, oh the people in chat are so dumb just change the times to “estimated times” you are going along with his bull shit and ignoring the real issue of other people.

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  12. This says a lot about Leo. He showed his dick pic on the live stream, causing the exodus of chat mods (and former fans) who have been there for a decade or more. Instead of just be embarrassed and owning his mistake, he tried to double down and blame the trolls. Big mistake. He lost a ton of good will that week.

    For me I was gradually tuning out by the time Leo slipped his little cocktail weeny on the live stream anyway.

    Tom left so no need for TNT when DTNS is a better show, because its Tom. Iyaz left removing another pillar of TNT.

    Meanwhile Know How turned into the Fat Fuck Priest Kiddy Diddler drone show. That FMCP has been one of the worst things for the entire network. Period. I honestly cannot stand Padres arrogant attitude and his puking style of speaking.

    Of course Shwood and Jury are doing better work independently than they ever could at the twat shit house. Cordkillers with Shwood and Tom is yet another show that shifted from Shit House for me.

    Chad is OK I guess. I’ll watch some Jizz Fizz here and there.

    Nobody gives a shit about the washed up, annoying, talking sack of botox that is Sarah Lane. But her token replacement Milhouse, I mean Megan, is unbearable. Fun fact, did you guys know Meganhouse has kids?

    But the final straw for me was the way Leo treated John C. Dvorak. A friend of his for what some 20-30 years? Leo really shit the bed with that one. After that I cancelled the last couple of feeds I still subscribed to and sent No Agenda some cash. ITM!

    Just remember folks. If it’s complete shit, you must be watching Twit.

    So fuck you Leo. How do you like that?

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        1. 89.48 spells out TWIT on a phone keypad. After #dickgate and Leo’s subsequent banning of JCD, No Agenda received thousands of dollars in anti-TWiT donations. That’s why JCD can *never* appear on TWiT again…

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          1. NA Knight said:
            89.48 spells out TWIT on a phone keypad. After #dickgate and Leo’s subsequent banning of JCD, No Agenda received thousands of dollars in anti-TWiT donations. That’s why JCD can *never* appear on TWiT again…

            Thanks!

            Next time I send them cash that’s the amount!

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    1. That’s basically how we all feel.

      He should just shut off the damn live stream, nobody gives a shit anymore. They keep excusing the shitty new studio by saying ‘nobody watches anyway, it’s all audio’ so just do it already.

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  13. Leo is right, in some ways. If people saw the taping of many shows, theyd hate some hosts. If people saw Christian Bale yelling at his assistant to get him water…

    Leo’s narcissism blocks him from seeing that **only normals can do live** and be appreciated. He is too dumb to see that the root of his problem is being an asshole, live. It is not the PG-13 rating. No one minds cursing or off color jokes. What bothers people is the sexual harassment and the treating employees like shit and most of all, his lies, the non-stop lies.

    Whoever wrote this post missed the whole story which was the uncovering of what happened to all those mods. Fortunately, the commenters all got it. Is he is telling the truth or a version of the truth. He is pathological from what I have seen. I would guess he got some feedback from the mods he didn’t like, probably about his dikpic.

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  14. Hate to say it, but Dan Hendricks was always a troll. He was a dick in the chat rooms and if you approached him personally, he would shrivel up and he would kick you. But he wouldn’t kick you instantly. He will do it after you are gone for a while and then ban you. He then makes some excuse that where you are connecting from is a “Proxy”.

    It’s called a fucking work connection Dan. He didn’t realize that two people can have the same IP address because more than two workers. In other words he doesn’t know shit about wtf a NAT connection. And he is a Network Admin at his regular job.

    And the only reason he quit was because I was telling where he worked in chat and how he can’t even understand basic admin. I asked him if he thought what his boss would think about how much of a dick he is and if he knows that he is running chat while he worked. He then politely resigned.

    Thanks to Dan Hendricks, I found out about TD by searching for his name and the word banning. Same deal how I found out where he works. He removed those links, so I’m respecting his privacy since he is gone.

    But Dan if you read this, I wanna give a big Fuck you!

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