UPDATE: Tom is indeed getting some pushback about this on his Patreon page. And he’s said himself in the comments that his Patreon is down by six supporters.
UPDATE 2: If you think that we’re over exaggerating the bizarre nature of Tom appearing again on TWiT, please remember this little gem of an e-mail message that Leo sent.
Tom Merritt—his career nearly destroyed by a vengeful Leo Laporte—is returning as a guest this Sunday to “This Week in Tech,” effectively plunging a dagger into the backs of his Patreon supporters. Tom, of course, has been making a name for himself as the host of the “Daily Tech News Show” after leaving TWiT. The ever-greedy Leo denied Tom’s deserved salary increase so Lisa could continue her penny-pinching assault on the entire TWiT staff.
Many are dumbfounded with Tom’s intention to help bolster Leo’s sagging ratings and view his return to the Brickhouse as a slap in the face to their financial support of Tom’s quest for independence.
Rumors are swirling that Leo softened his stance relative to the departed TNT star because his network is floundering. Hot on the heels of Sarah Lane’s appearance on “The New Screen Savers,” one can only imagine that Iyaz Akhtar will appear on “Before You Buy” next week.
So if you haven’t already withdrawn your support from Tom Merritt’s Patreon, you can click here to show your displeasure and keep your hard-earned money.
The back-and-forth is getting interesting: