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.
Under federal law, an employer is not allowed to discriminate or make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or genetic information. However, most of these protections fall by the wayside once the number of employees falls below 20, or if any of those workers are independent contractors.
If you are employed a independent contractor (also referred to as a 1099 employee, aka NET-60 employee) you literally have no workplace rights, you’re not entitled to any benefits and generally cannot sue for workplace discrimination or harassment. An independent contractor is simply someone who contracts their services to more than one company and is not under the complete control of one company. This is why Shannon Morse (aka Snubs, aka snubs.zip) would have no legal basis for filing a lawsuit because her body of work appears on more than one website.
So it would appear that TWiT’s modus operandi has been, all along, to bring in as many independent contractors as possible to avoid much of the liabilities and responsibilities that come with traditional employees, while keeping the number of 9 to 5 employees as low as possible to lessen worker rights.
Many people would argue that Leo Laporte, Lisa Laporte and TWiT aren’t doing anything wrong and that they are simply complying with the employment laws as defined. Sure, that is one point of view, if you’re a fucking sadist. But we all know that nothing in the law prevents employers from offering benefits to employees in companies with less than 20 people or taking the moral high ground that harassment of any kind should never be tolerated. If it was up to Leo Laporte, he would literally bring back slavery, and every new employee would have to qualify by first getting on their hands and knees. Harvey Weinstein would be fucking proud.
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
The informative yet sponsor-challengedHome Theater Geeks has finally been 86’d from the menu, but thankfully Scott Wilkinson will continue to grace us on The Tech Guy radio show, while also remaining Leo Laporte’s personal audio/video calibrator for the rest of his natural life. The LG TV tagline “Life’s Good” is extremely appropriate here, unless you’re totally trapped right now like Scott Wilkinson.
But as a goodwill gesture, those who subscribed to Tech News Today will automatically be subscribed to its weekly replacement (yay?) We haven’t seen this level of generosity since U2 gifted their fucking terrible album to all iTunes users and that didn’t end well.
Last, but not least, the highly unpredictableKnow How has been exorsized of half its shows. The twice-a-week show — which Father Robert Ballecer simply uses as a pulpit for self-praise and native ads — will now be seen only once per week. We reached out to Fr. Robert for comment and his exact words were “I TOTALLY understand that it’s painful… but this is healthy”. [ #twitlive chat – Oct. 1/17 17:52 PDT ] We firmly believe this isn’t the first time he’s used that line on somebody.
In summary, Abraham Lincoln might have freed the slaves, but Lisa Laporte did one better by liberating Mondays from the TWiT schedule. While canceling shows does marginally impact the bottom line, we don’t think this is enough to stay profitable, which is why we suspect another round of firings is just around the corner. Please tell us who you think will be fired next, and why. If you’re a TWiT employee now’s your chance to throw your co-worker under the bus.
Editor’s Note: Thank you to the anonymous chatter in our chat room for providing the content for this story. If you have breaking news please feel free to submit a tip, or if you’re tired of rotting away in your Mom’s basement please send us your resume.
Steve’s reward of 50 bitcoins makes sense, because it’s probably true.
Father Robert Ballecer’s reward was fabricated on the spot out of thin air, and he doesn’t know anything about Bitcoin, so his lie is self-disproving, our favorite kind of fake priest lies.
What kind of shit does he have on the pope? Serious question.
While editing the video, I noticed he lied again about running SpinRite on his 12 or 16 bay NAS — who knows which? — after one of Steve’s fake testimonials, so I threw it into the video as a bonus lie. Enjoy!
William Shakespeare said it best when he quipped “Who knows himself a braggart, let him fear this, for it will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass.”
We don’t believe Leo Laporte ever got the memo because his fat mouth spews more braggadocios garbage than any reasonable person can handle.
If you’ve watched any Leo Laporte show in 2017 chances are you’ve heard him bragging endlessly about some stupid cell phone, computer or vacation he took or is about to take.
All we know for sure is that Leo Laporte uses these vacations and materialistic possessions to define his success. Maintaining the illusion of success is paramount even if that means firing employees to free up money.
You don’t have to look far and wide to uncover the undeniable proof that Leo Laporte and TWiT have become a complete laughing stock and they are living on borrowed time. We look forward to watching this oversized asshole completely disappear like an loose turd circling the toilet bowl. Bon Voyage asshole.
Brian isn’t bitter though, because he’s the bigger man. What he realized is what we’ve always known: Leo and Lisa Laporte are sociopaths. They will act nice to your face, pretending to be friends. Brian finally realized they were never friends.
Justin Robert Young was never “under the illusion”, because he spent more time at TWiT. He said he had friends there, but not “the top of the company.”
The big revelation is that the childish Lisa Laporte begged to have them back on TWiT, but only if they groveled and apologized better. Brian said “That’s not the way friends talk to each other; that’s not what happens.”
It should now be obvious to anyone that TWiT is in an irreversible death spiral after recently suffering its third consecutive month of staff firings.
In early June, TWiT bid adieu to Tony Wang, Kara Kohl and Frédérique Louis, three employees whose hard work and loyalty was reciprocated by getting fired. Then, in July, Nathan Olivarez-Giles was told adios muchacho, given a bus ticket and escorted off the property.
Last week, TWiT staff assembled for an #insidetwit “production meeting”, a name which must be an inside joke at this point because everyone who works there knows that TWiT podcasts have no production value whatsoever.
TotalDrama’s attempts to infiltrate this meeting failed after we got lost and ended up at Lagunitas. However, we think the meeting must have gone down like an episode of The Apprentice in which everyone had to make a statement about why they should not be fired.
When the smoke finally cleared, TWiT said goodbye to the devilishly debonair Bryan Burnett, the gfycat goddess Carly Perkins and the completely abominable Tonya Hall (fired a second time because the first time it didn’t stick?). We wish them all good luck and hope they land on their feet soon.
As expected, Leo & Lisa Laporte celebrated all the money they just saved by booking another vacation, this time to Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth where dreams come true™,unless of course you were just fired from TWiT and can no longer make rent. To show there were no hard feelings the following postcard was mailed out, with postage due on delivery:
Thank you to the anonymous chatter in our chat room for giving us the initial tip for this story. If you were fired from TWiT and wish to speak out against these motherfucking monsters, we encourage you to leave an anonymous comment below or submit a tip.
Exposing The Dark Underbelly of TWiT, Leo Laporte, and Failed CEO Lisa Laporte