Because he is a pathological liar, it’s hard to trust anything that comes out of Leo Laporte’s mouth.
However, we do have the evidence of rapidly decreasing viewership (see stream viewer count), the comment bots on the videos (check YouTube), and ever-decreasing number of ads per show.
I think it’s safe to say that there’s at least a kernel of truth in his statements in the video above.
Megan’s brow-merged-with-bangs stressed face at the thought of being made redundant is evident. You can hear her absolute reliance on her employment by Laporte when she says her children will be put through college with TWiT paychecks.
Good luck, Megan!
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Here’s the incredulous reaction from the chatroom sheep. Even they know it’s really bad. They take the opportunity to insult the eldest hosts on TWiT — those of Ham Nation and Security Now.
<AlexC> Youthening or Euthening?
<Valvey> guy fieri
<Synapse> Good Grief
<patterson> Dr Brown's Amazing Tonic.
<SloMo> One of the well-used chemo-hats
<cr1> well, we've jumped the shark
<patterson> You need to have the argument again
<gardner> I dont think this ad has anything to do with tech...
<I_Am_Special> this a spam sponsor?
<AlexC> ... I can't believe they wen to ED ads before patreon
<int3> take the blue pill :D
<oyvey> you have to be kidding me.... the MacBreakWeekly audience is a target audience for this product??
<cr1> Preparation H coming up
<patterson> Same thing with Men's beauty products or a Manpurse. just say no
<gardner> put this ad on ham nation
<+Burke> gardner it pays our bills
<AlexC> When are the Adam and Eve ads?
<C64Fan> Roman will turn your Mac mini into a Mac Pro
<ReverbMike> wow... MBW has taken a turn
<Synapse> I'm not just owner i'm also a patient.
<oyvey> this is proof that advertising is a crock
<gardner> burke, the ad is poorly targeted, which helps no one
<Web1335> Leo's sold out
<Woody> fantasy sports ads are easier money
<alexhoward> Huh. This I wouldn’t have expeted.
<Hetchins52> Got it! "Roman" is a Monty Python reference: Biggus Dickus!
<SloMo> Web1335: unnecessary comment
<TerryK> New advertiser, a good fit for Security Now
<toedsloth> delivered by grubhub?
<oyvey> no... it's a joke
*** beatmaster kicked Web1335 (Your behavior is not conducive to the desired environment.)
<I_Am_Special> i liik at spam emails for viagra
<ReverbMike> is there a version for the ladies?
<SloMo> I like paying my bills ... wish i could pay a bill for the new sony a7iii
<iPad_06580> Siri Reorder Roman
<uptown> Roman hands ... rushing fingers ...
* Loquacious1 thinks 'no comment'
<AlexC> What, no personal testimonials/?
<cr1> important issue: heart disease, prostate cancer, arthritis. ED? not so much
<patterson> it's a desing issue
<ReverbMike> lol Loquacious1
<Loquacious1> lol AlexC
<@beatmaster> roman could prevent those accidents Leo :p
<ReverbMike> Roman disclaimer; side effects may include death
<extremus> ED not important? Did Padre say that?
“The TWIT mark is a strong, distinctive mark, in which substantial goodwill has developed to the benefit of plaintiffs Laporte and TWiT.”
Leo — probably Lisa — wants a settlement. That’s how desperate they are for money. They even enabled monetization on their YouTube videos recently. They want that Twitter money to keep going on cruises since their actual business is toast.
The embedded Scribd version is below, but here’s the PDF if you want to read the complaint at your leisure.
For your sanity, I did a bunch of quick jump cuts on the first vacation bragging part so you don’t have to hear his grating rhetorical style. I can’t even explain how bad it is to edit this type of video, listening to him say the same things over and over to get the edit points.
Also, be sure to tune in to TWiT for CES live coverage. Just kidding. FMCP will be there (Leo doesn’t have to pay for a place for him to stay), but Bryan and Kara are fired, so there’s nobody to run a camera and no money for a LiveU.
Can you imagine them having to Google that to see what it is?
Can you imagine Marco listening to the constant sexual advances and harassment of his non-racist, non-monkey wife?
Do Megan and Marco object? Nope. They just bought a new house in Petaluma. They are just as complicit as Lisa Laporte.
We no longer have any sympathy for Megan.
“Shipmate” put it best in the comments on the last article (emphasis mine).
“You’d think someone like Leo would cool it with the sexist remarks considering the current atmosphere, but he apparently has few fucks left to give. Twit’s going down the toilet, his renewal with iHeart is in peril, and his vacation budget is exceeding Trump’s. So why not take the harassing remarks to another level as well? Megan is more desperate than ever and he knows he could have her held down and take a dump on her face and she still wouldn’t leave, so it’s almost inevitable that something like this would happen.”
Update 2: Added more links to the Leo Laporte sexual harassment bulleted list. Let us know in the comments if you find more in our archives.
Update 1: Leo Laporte sexually harassed Stacey Higginbotham in person, just like he planned.
Look out Stacey Higginbotham!
Leo Laporte really wants to be relevant. He’ll do anything. He’s even making on-camera references to the #metoo campaign highlighting sexual abuse and harassment of women.
While Robert Scoble fights off allegations of sexual misconduct, Leo Laporte jokes about it.
Sarah Lane posted a piece on Medium about the sexual harassment she’s had to endure in the workplace. She didn’t mention the Dark Triangle incident or any others at TWiT by name, but the references are clear.
Please, speak out. You are the only one even partially vocal about his true nature. You alone hold the power, and you have nothing to lose by speaking your truth. You know that once you speak out, the others will follow. That is the spirit of #MeToo. We can’t do it; only you can do it.
Instead of renaming Tech News Today, they made a new channel/show called Tech News Weekly. Weeks later, it has 450 subscribers.
That seems sad, but it’s even more sad that they stole the name from Andrew Zarian, and Zarian’s channel only has 270 subscribers after years in operation.
However, Patrick redirected all the robot downloaders of TNT — which never actually watch — to auto-download episodes of the “new” show Tech News Weekly, committing yet another fraud against PodTrac and the remaining advertisers.
I wonder how that happened? Could it be that a new podcast appeared with all the subscribers of an existing, long-running one? What a legitimate accomplishment! It’s a fantastic strategy executed by TWiT CeHO Lisa Laporte.
Update 2: Leo is denying he’s cancelled. It’s still not on the calendar past February 24. #twitlive chat below, from before AmenFatherBob was muted, then kicked and banned.
<AmenFatherBob> hey Leo... is it true TTG has not been renewed next year? It's not on the twit calendar after Feb. 18, 2018 <~Leo> ha ha ha AmenFatherBob - nice try troll <~Leo> just to reassure you the Tech Guy was renewed early and will be on the air at least througn 2018 <~Leo> although judging from Premiere's interest there is no reason to think the show won't continue as long as I can still do it. <~Leo> yeah the contrace is Dec-Dec but they contacted us in July to make sure I wanted to continue <~Leo> the troll is really desparate for material apparently