It’s easy to almost feel sorry for Leo Laporte these days. Look at this crappy panel he gathered for TWiT, the show that once brought luminaries of our day:
Florence Ion (contract host for All About Android)
Alex Wilhelm (John C. Dvorak wannabe)
Peter Rojas (how’s GDGT going?)
What’s not so easy to forgive is his casual racism. He called Florence Ion a gypsy over and over until Peter corrected him. Leo Laporte used that learning moment to spew more stereotypes of the Romani people, asking her if she has a violin and requesting that she play it for him. He did all of this in a stupid accent, of course.
This is not the first time he’s done something like this. In previous shows and live copyright infringements, he’s stated that some black people “all look alike”, and he thought “nigras” was an acceptable term for black people as well. He didn’t really correct Megan Morrone’s racism, but it at least made him uncomfortable.
The show’s format revolves around Leo Laporte doing zero preparation, usually ending up showing his porno or being embarrassed by guests, while the guest tries to figure out exactly what the fuck they got themselves into.
Because Leo has a Galaxy Note 7 sized hole in his soul that can only be filled by adoration of others, he runs through his normal “look how much I spent on my shoebox studio” spiel.
Leo backtracks a bit from “CNN of Tech” in the presence of an actual CNN executive, downgrading himself first to the C-SPAN of Tech, and later to the CNBC of Tech. Hopefully he can get Mr. Wonderful on the show next!
Alex Wellen was not impressed. Leo seems deflated, as you can see in the video above.
You will be forgiven for not knowing what #TWiTSwitch is. Tech News Today co-hosts Megan Morrone — non-racist, non-monkey — and Jason Howell — kind of, sort of, whatever — came up with the grand plan.
Jason would wipe his Google Pixel phone and give it to Megan to use for a month, and Megan would leave all of her past-due library book notices on her iPhone and give it to Jason to use for a month. Each would report back with an opposite perspective they gained by using the other’s platform.
Megan Morrone now claims to be an iOS “guru”; in reality, she just assumed Sarah Lane’s identity when the tech goddess departed the ailing network’s premises. Megan Morrone spent the prior decade pretending to work for Microsoft — actually freelance writing part of one terrible article for them — while using Android.
Megan Morrone had never used an iPhone before assuming Sarah Lane’s identity. She wasn’t even good at pretending to be Sarah, killing iFive for the iPhone in the process with her terrible personality compared to the angelic Lane.
It was with great satisfaction that we finally heard someone at TWiT call her out on this fraud she perpetrates weekly, if not daily. Thank you, Bryan Burnett. Finally, you are something other than the foil for the fake priest.
How sad is it that this isn’t the first article we’ve written about Leo Laporte showing his porno on his iPad?
He did it again. He showed it to Megan on iOS Today, again. We have the footage, thanks to an eagle-eyed viewer who submitted a tip. Thank you!
We reached out to Leo Laporte via email — the one he says he never reads but totally did — for comment on this article before it went to press.
Leo, can you identify the Phoenix Marie clip on your iPad? Most of her work seems to be kinky shit like fucking dudes up the ass with a strap-on, and you’re not into that, right? Right?
When we checked 2 ½ hours later, Leo had made the YouTube video private and had replaced the videos in the RSS feeds. The newly censored YouTube video is 1:13:39. The old one — yep, you bet we archived it — was 1:13:53.
What happened to those missing 14 seconds?
Leo Laporte had to ask an editor, yet again, to edit out some of his porno he showed on-air and then uploaded to the feed.
Our only guess is that he assumes nobody actually watches these shows, since he knew he did it as he actively tried to hide it on-air.
What’s truly sad about this situation is that he had them offline in Movies on the iPad. This means he actually downloaded those MP4 files, probably via torrents based on the terrible file names. He then hooked up his iPad to his Mac and dragged and dropped the files onto the iPad using the sync function. All so he could have his porno files offline on the device itself.What is he doing in between shows??
At the time of this writing, we still have not gotten a response from Mr. Laporte — other than his censorship actions. We will update the post if we learn more. It’s no wonder he was late for his first show the morning we emailed him.
Yes, I left, but this was worth returning for. Expect me to come back for dick pics, vagina pics, and porno.
We joked a lot about Leo Laporte displaying his dick for all to see on The Tech Guy. These days, it’s mostly old news, especially since he’s moved on to displaying vaginas and sexually harassing his female co-host.
But, that doesn’t mean the event doesn’t live on in the collective consciousness of the internet. Indeed, when playing a Leo Laporte clip complimenting the Jupiter Broadcasting Network’s Linux Action Show, Leo says “I love those guys.”
Their immediate response: childish giggling and a compliment about his penis. The clip is above, but it’s available on the YouTube copy of Coder Radio #225.
It’s time to let it go, guys. Leo is more than a stubby phallus. He is a living, breathing dumpster fire of a man with many more flaws than his inability to separate work and personal life.
This story is thanks to an anonymous reader tip. Please submit your own tips when you find something interesting.
TWiT has exactly two hosts on staff now: Megan and Jason. After the abortion of a presentation that Tonya delivered — where is she? — only Megan and Jason are available.
With the extremely obese fake priest trotting around Rome, Megan was sent to cover Pepcom. No, we don’t know what that is either. Perhaps an ulcer medicine.
During her idiotic “coverage” — most of which went unused in the actual “Live Special” — Megan took time out to admit that she actually is a monkey, despite her prior denials. She additionally confided in the live audience, telling them she feels dumb, but that wasn’t really a secret. Perhaps she’s not a 100% Dunning-Kruger case after all?
Enjoy the sweet sounds of Enya while watching Megan Morrone meditate.
Exposing The Dark Underbelly of TWiT and Leo Laporte