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Add One To The Graveyard: Race Baiting, Turtle Obsessed Hack Clive McFarlane Got Shitcanned By The Turtlegram For Being So Dreadful


This breaking news brought to you by Bret Killoran:

This is the greatest thing these eyes have ever seen. OG turtle riders will remember Clive “Spanky” McFarlane as one of our oldest rivals. We’ve written about him more times than I can count. His butthurt obsession with Turtleboy is a major reason this blog began to gain popularity and credibility. In March of 2015 he wrote this column “outing” me after a Buffalo blogger had done that 5 months prior. By that point he was sick of me calling out the fact that he is a one trick pony, and that trick is race baiting.

Literally everything to him was racist.


Clive knew he couldn’t get to me, which is why he went after my mother for some reason in the first sentence of his hit piece.

“Aidan Kearney, son of former School Committee member Mary Mullaney, is the face behind TurtleBoy Sports, a crass and craven local blog that peddles the cheap thrills that dehumanizing groups and individuals bring to some people.”

I was 32 at the time, and my mother was no longer an elected official. It takes a special kind of untalented hack to pull the “yo mama” card.

He was always upset that legitimate members of the community read this blog that he thought was so beneath him.

What makes these callous and insensitive comments more troubling is that this guy, until recently a teacher at Shepherd Hill Regional High School, appears to have a fair share of enablers. So much so that he feels the blog is the true voice of the community, bragging of how warmly it and its cesspool of profanity-laden commentary are being received by judges, doctors, nurses, teachers, cops and firefighters.

Clive hated Turtleboy because we stood up for teachers at North High School who were being assaulted by students, and we called them words like “savages” because their behavior was savage. He hated that Turtleboy was growing in popularity while he was working in a dying industry; one in which he had a monopoly on public opinion as one of the featured columnists at our local newspaper. So he got desperate and spread libelous nonsense about me being sexual at a Bills-Patriots game.

Last October, his alleged lewd and intimidating behavior toward a young woman at a Patriots-Buffalo Bills game in Buffalo triggered an investigation by school officials at Shepherd Hill. Mr. Kearney, however, chose to resign rather than face the music.

Of course we now know none of that actually happened, and Clive knew it then. If I gave a shit or thought anyone cared what Spanky thought about anything I would’ve brought them to deformation court.

If you want a good laugh read all the comments on the Turtlegram’s Facebook page when they posted this hot garbage.

It’s remarkable they took this long to fire him, and I love Gatehouse Media for it. Gatehouse Media is a predatory monopoly that buys up local newspapers, cuts the fat, and then puts in a paywall that only a moron would ever contribute to. The only thing they care about is money, and the fact of the matter is the newspapers hold onto people for years who don’t bring value to the company. No one reads Spanky’s columns, he wasn’t interesting, and this move should’ve been done years ago. There’s nothing I love more than watching mainstream media hacks who have been calling Turtleboy “not real journalism” lose their minds every time Gatehouse Media makes more cuts. The topping on the cake is that he didn’t get the goodbye column that everyone else gets, probably because they know he’d blame racism.

So much winning.

Anyway, for those of you who are newer you may not remember our feuds with Spanky so allow me to bring to you the Top 10 Spank Butthurt Blogs About Turtleboy.

10. Spanky calls Turtleboy “pornographic.”

The Telegram And Gazette Called Turtleboy “Pornographic” In Clive’s Latest Attempt To Discredit Our Award Winning Journalism



9. Spanky defends Mosaic Cultural Complex, calls Turtleboy racist after we exposed them for stealing money from the taxpayers.

Telegram Editor Karen Webber Won’t Publish Dianne Williamson’s Column Critical Of Mosaic But Does Publish Clive McFarlane’s Defense Of Mosaic


8. Spanky sends a mob to harass our advertisers


Clive McFarlane Going After Turtleboy Sponsors And Readers Now


7. Spanky quotes Turtleboy calling City Councilor Sarai Rivera “Ti-ti ho, the most cruel, venomous, evil, ghettofied city councillor that Worcester has ever seen.”


Clive McFarlane Actually Wrote “Sarai Ti-Ti Ho Rivera” In The Turtlegram Today Because We Own His Brain And We Are The Reason He Can’t Sleep At Night

This is the blog, which, in response to Councilor Rivera’s concerns about civility, referred to her as “Pastor Sarai ‘ti-ti ho’ Rivera — the most cruel, venomous, evil, ghettofied city councilor that Worcester has ever seen.”


6. Clive becomes besties with a right wing conservative who was actively destroying the Spencer-East Brookfield Public Schools in an attempt to own Turtleboy.


Clive McFarlane Is Now BFF’s With Kevin Hayes Because They Both Have Turtle On The Brain



5. The real source of Spanky’s anger towards the cops is revealed – his arrest for being kicked out of a bar for being a drunken fool.


Clive McFarlane Is Still Mad He Was Arrested By The WPD For Being a Drunken Fool And Doesn’t Want Kids To Follow In His Footsteps


4. Clive gets fooled into taking a picture with a Burncoat High School black student wearing an “I Am Turtleboy” shirt, and then wrote a column calling the kid just as dangerous as another student who brought a weapon to school.


Spanky: Kid Who Wore Turtleboy Shirt To Burncoat High School Is Just As Dangerous As Kid Who Brought Loaded Gun




3. Clive calls disgraced City Councilor a “slave master” after we nearly got him elected mayor (my bad).


“Michael Gaffney Is A Slave Master” – Spanky McFarlane



2. Clive runs and hides from me at Turtlegram headquarters after writing a hit piece on me, then calls his lawyer like the bitch boi he is and gets a no trespassing order taken out against me.

The Turtlegram And Gazette Cried To Their Lawyer And Got A No Trespass Order Against Me For Trying To Confront Clive McFarlane At Their Offices On YouTube Live

I Went To Turtlegram & Gazette HQ Today To Confront Clive McFarlane Over Anti-Turtleboy Hit Piece, No One Knew Who He Was Including The Receptionist




1. Clive blames my mother for raising such a crappy kid after I had the audacity to support a white superintendent.


Turtlegram’s Clive McFarlane Blames My Mother For Raising Such A Crappy Kid, Says We Promote Pornography, Ironically Whines About Fat Shaming While Working With Diane Williamson


Good riddance Spanky. Couldn’t happen to a more terrible human being.



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37 Comment(s)
  • Bertha Von Nation
    August 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    He’s over at Diane’s, crying on her couch! This is a great day.

  • Hugh-Bo Mont
    August 14, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Dancin’ in the streets… Finally some real social justice. LOL He was just another example of “you are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts”.

  • ncfoothillbilly
    August 14, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Bye, Felicia!

  • Sick of these Ratchet Fucks
    August 14, 2019 at 10:55 am

    It’s about friggin time! He is one of the many who are slowly finding out that people are sick of hearing racism cries over everything. Every day another race baiter or a “one of the good whites” fall by the wayside. Now old Clive is out of work, past his prime, and has nowhere to go but down. I love it when the crowd of baiters get slapped around. Bye Clive…..

  • hartf811
    August 14, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Just another kneegro with a bad do and an attitude. Have fund “livin yo best lif” on welfare. Chump.

  • capone181
    Total Mayhem
    August 14, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Unlike some of the posters here I’m going to show some class.

    I lied, it’s about time they fired that no good, race baiting, pecker head Clive.

    Now I feel better.

  • Jussie Smollet Junior
    August 14, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Dread locked untalented and tired gets fired, Long overdo.

    QUESTION, how long before CLIVE McButtHead commits a Jussie Smollet style hate crime against himself for attention?

  • Massholio
    August 14, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Nobody would notice if central Mass. were swallowed by a volcano much less care about a fired newspaper columnist nobody ever heard of.

    • Noah
      August 14, 2019 at 8:22 am

      If you can pull the volcano off go for it but include Eastern Ma and RI maybe a tsunami for the cape islands, Long Island and NYC/NJ area and small asteroid on Hartford and Springfield.


  • dowen0895
    Dick Scratcher
    August 14, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Adios, Spanky.

    It’s been emotional.

  • Philip Landry
    Plain old American
    August 13, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Too late…that paper is worthless. Unbias, truthful reporting will always sell. The damage Clive did to T&G is immeasurable and unrecoverable.

  • Gateway Media HR
    August 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Bob Voyage Spanky. You never wrote about anything besides every part of this city being racist with no corroboration except your own words.. The only thing you never mentioned was being arrested in Worcester, which fueled your short lived career, boring and monogamous, one way monologues that single out everyone but you as a racist. Your 1982 Bob Marley stunt double file photo was as useless as your articles you wrote.

    Gateway Media HR

  • Ray Patriarca
    Tim Murray's front fender
    August 13, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Bye asshole!

  • Jack Straw from Wichita
    Party Warren Keber
    August 13, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Clive will always be fondly remembered at the Turtlegram and Gazette… for his enormous genitalia.

  • TL;DR
    August 13, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Race hustlers are some of the worse types of utilitarians around. shit like that makes it harder for minorities who are actually discriminated against. your average white person (think the griswolds) is not a racist, gets put off to that shit, and racism is now cheapened. in the mean time the perpetrator of the race hustling gets some sort of value exchange for it. at best it creates resentment for “protected” classes.

    off to the gulag for this asshole.

  • Hey Clive!
    August 13, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    There is no indignity. It is extremely ceremonious for those who can see the obvious. You are deprived of nothing. You are owed nothing. You failed to adapt to a changing media world. If you did not foresee what was coming then that is your own god damn fault. Enjoy retirement you fucking race baiting hack. Even in your twilight you create excuses and victimize yourself. Bonjour Mother Fucker!

  • bye
    August 13, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    hey hey hey good bye

  • Give a Lib a Throatslit
    August 13, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    With Trump now president, no one wants to read black journalists! Dindu ape porch monkeys!

  • Make America Great Again
    August 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Dianne , Bill and Clive. Ha ha ha ha

  • xyzzy
    August 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Spanky dirt bag gets what’s coming.

  • randiguy2006
    Sat What now?
    August 13, 2019 at 6:52 pm


    TB once had advertisers?

  • randiguy2006
    GET A JOB!
    August 13, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    So now BOTH of you are unemployed?

  • Michael Bennett
    August 13, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Jive Clive hates crackers almost as much as me

  • Paul Larson
    August 13, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Clive wrote for the T&G for many years and now he’s been handed a (small) cardboard box to pack his career into… as he stands on the curb waiting for his Uber to take him away one last time… I recall this letter I once received along with a truly stunning rosewood pen…

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Dear Mr. Larson,

    July 2, 2012


    Your letter to The People’s Forum has been selected as the Letter of the Week.
    Your engraved rosewood Telegram & Gazette Letter of the Week pen is enclosed. We hope you enjoy it.

    Chris Sinacola
    Editor of the Editorial Pages

    Of course now the T&G is just an apologist for the undemocratic Democratic Party!

    Paul Larson

    Hey Clive… I got 2 words for ya… SUCK IT!

    • Chris
      August 14, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      I won a “Letter of the Week” pen 5 yrs. ago before the T&G became a Democrat shill. In the old days the (separate) papers were owned by John Birchers Charles Stoddard and George F. Booth, and the routinely endorsed Republican candidates for major office except for Ted Kennedy when he was up for re-election up until the early 2010’s. Heck, Gatehouse bought the Worcester Magazine, which is now being stuffed into the Thurs. paper. So much for leaving on the street corners for FREE for 40 yrs.!

  • Independent Thinker
    August 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I was no fan of Clyde, but I liked to read his column for laughs, although I think that maybe once or twice I did agree with him.

    Now the T&G has no columnists, no reporters, no community digests — NOTHING! It’s nothing but a rehash of the AP, and what you read is usually two days late. It is not worth getting anymore. You can read the obituaries on-line, although you have to go through a ton of BS ads before going from A-Z.

    I still believe there is a market for good newspapers, but good newspapers require good journalism, which is something we no longer see, and good newspapers require good customer service, which you don’t get when you call circulation and get someone in India. In the supermarkets they can’t even give away the T&G anymore. I used to save it for when I did painting. Now I just use the free tarps I get at Harbor Freight.

  • That's Coontastic
    August 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Wow great that’s just what the world needs, another porch monkey collecting a welfare check!

  • juror seven esq.
    August 13, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Did they give Clive a small cardboard box to take home all of his journalism awards? Hope he suffered the indignity of having someone from security stand over him as he packed and then walk him out the door.

    August 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Re “dying industry”: the old line media isn’t dying, it’s being murdered by communist propagandists, divisive pseudo intellectuals, and enemies of freedom.

  • JiveClive
    August 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Clive was no Nick Manzello, only column ever worth reading in the Telegram or Gazette or T&G

    August 13, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    This is the greatest news. Clive, the jerk-off, has been the most insane, biased voice in Worcester for years. He has tried to take down police officers every chance he gets. He has attempted to turn the schools into his personal property even to the point of championing that wreck of a superintendent, Boonie. Good riddance Clive. You sucked and Worcester is a better place without your dribble on the pages of the newspaper.

  • Betty Ford
    August 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    You sure that’s not Eddie Murphy with unfortunately placed edema?

    Hope that’s a long drive home for him in his 1981 Cadillac Biarritz in the two tone gold and black, with at least one hubcap missing.

  • bigdaddy
    August 13, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    good riddance to a race baiting piece of shit Maybe he can get a gig at CNN they never have enough race baiters and haters

  • fordsnharleys
    August 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    I just came in my pants.

  • Real_Finn
    August 13, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    “I was unceremoniously shown the door today”

    For fucks sake – show some shame. Just leave. If you’re going to cry – take it outside.

    Get Fucked,

  • Bill Shaner
    August 13, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Clive, don’t worry. I’ll still go after the turtle

    • Everyone in Worcester
      August 13, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      Charity boxing match?

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