Prior Leo Laporte scrot-licker Jon Kalish (2010, 2014, etc) wrote another fluff piece/native ad for TWiT’s benefit, and it’s a really funny piece this time.
PCMag’s headline is funny enough: Geek Squad? Nah, Try TWIT’s Chat Rooms (Archive link)
Subtitle: “TWIT can be accessed by anyone with a Web browser, and once you log in, you’ve tapped into a global braintrust.”
We don’t want to ruin the rest of the article, but it appears to have been ghostwritten by Father Robert Ballecer. There is lots of puffing up (get it?) of FMCP, including two pictures of him.
In the first picture, Jon Kalish shows a smiling Snubs (fired), Dale Chase (black, so also fired, of course), and FMCP starring in Coding 101 (cancelled).
In the latter picture, it appears Fr. Ballecer is proud of being squeezed to death by his priest costume.
The TWIT chat room does have its down side. In recent years, trolls have been so unpleasant that Laporte considered ending chat. Many moderators quit.
“These trolls are really vicious, horrible people,” Laporte told me.
How horrible? Someone recently made fun of the fact that a chat room regular known as Tater passed away.
Is this real life?
John C. Dvorak is similarly bemused.
— John C. Dvorak (@THErealDVORAK) October 3, 2016
Shannon Morse’s (Snubs) response to her corpse being trotted out for PadreSJ and Leo’s benefit
@PCMag would you mind removing my image from this article? https://t.co/i2OlYJs92W I'm not with that company anymore, basically was fired.— Shannon Morse (@Snubs) October 6, 2016
@PCMag over my honeymoon to make matters worse. It just brings up hefty bad feelings, and I have lots of respect for you. Thanks!— Shannon Morse (@Snubs) October 6, 2016
@PCMag why don't you replace it with an image of Louis and Ballecer? After all, he took over on Coding 101. I see no reason to be included.— Shannon Morse (@Snubs) October 6, 2016
Additionally, she replied in the source article’s comments.