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Barstool Hiring Kirk Minihane Single Handedly Made Them Great Again After Debut Interview With Douchewhistle Mayor Joe Curtatone While Pretending To Be Kevin Cullen

 

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I’ve criticized Huffstool Sports many times for selling out to the PC crowd, and hiring a bunch of untalented “personalities” who aren’t the least bit entertaining or interesting. Like, what am I supposed to do with this?

Or any of this?

 

If you like that stuff, more power to ya. But I like interesting, non-generic content that I can’t get anywhere else. And last week, Huffstool made quite possibly the greatest move for the overall quality of their content in history – hiring Kirk Minihane.

We’ve published many blogs about Kirk getting forced out of WEEI, after single handedly bringing them to the top of the ratings, because an activist named Bob Murchison and the Globe’s Shirley Leung began harassing Entercom’s advertisers until they agreed to stop advertising on the station. I’m 37 years old. I don’t wanna read about Wonder Woman emojis or whatever Big Ev (whoever that is) thinks the worst rap names are.

I want controversy. I want someone who calls out assholes and frauds. And that’s exactly how Minihane built his brand, and also why he’s no longer working at WEEI. Last year when he exposed Kevin Cullen for lying multiple times about being at the Boston Marathon bombing, and eventually got him suspended without pay for three months, it was one of the greatest takedowns of a mainstream media fraud ever.

Well there’s no bigger fraud in politics than this dipshit:

I don’t care if you’re conservative or liberal. A fraud is a fraud, and that is exactly what Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone is, and we’ve been calling him out since our inception.

In Kirk’s first blog for Barstool he blended these two frauds (Cullen and Curtatone) together, and it was a work of art. Here’s the quick background:

  • After Barstool sponsored the Bruins towels for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals SJWs everywhere whined because they still think that Barstool is the edgy, sexist free speech platform it was 10 years ago, and not a website run by 23 year olds with hot Rihanna takes.
  • Curtatone virtue signaled about it on Twitter, and even tagged the Herald’s Jessica Heslam in a sad display of “look at me, I’m a male feminist,” self-emasculation.

  • Dave Portnoy began digging into Curtatone’s past and finding out what we discovered years ago – he’s the patriarch of a white trash clan of wannabe mafiasos who just pretend to be hardcore liberals because they know it’s their ticket to power in a liberal city like Somerville.
  • Curtatone then went on the Boston Herald’s radio show where he took a bunch of softball questions and wasn’t asked to back up any of his assertions that Barstool Sports was a racist blog.

  • Kirk, being the guy who likes to get to the bottom of things, and also the guy who frequently brings liberals and people he disagrees with onto his podcast, tried reaching out to Curtatone for comment but was ignored.

  • So in one of the most brilliant things I’ve ever seen, he contacted Curtatone’s office, pretended to be Kevin Cullen, and set up the most hilarious 20 minute Borat style interview I’ve ever seen. A must watch:

Good God, Cullen and Curtatone are really the same person. Same tough guy, grizzled, man of the streets, overemphasized accent and everything. This is the Mayor of one of the bigger cities in Massachusetts, who just wasted 20 minutes on the taxpayer’s dime, doing an interview with someone who obviously was not Kevin Cullen. It’s amazing he couldn’t figure that out. And all the Cullen lines were just a work of art:

“I’ve been a fighter my whole life obviously”

“I wanna take these stooges down too”

“Obviously I can’t make anything up” (fucking brilliant)

“I got a call coming in, Tommy Donahue, Jesus Christ. Tommy’s always calling.”

“I’m google searchin’ here, I’m very thorough”

“Yea, there’s no sexual harassment in the halls of the Boston Globe”

“Yea, you’re real courageous for standing up”

That was easily the best interview Kevin Cullen has ever done, and as usual he wasn’t there for it.

Basically Curtatone spent 20 minutes evading the only question Minihane wanted an answer to – do you have a specific piece of evidence that Barstool Sports is racist? Because he’s Cullen, and he needs something concrete to work with to slam them. And he couldn’t do it. Everything he said came back to this:

“Well, ya know, I stand with the women reporters. And have you looked at the comments and the language they use?”

Of course he couldn’t provide a single thing that Barstool said that was racist, he just did what our critics always do – blamed everything on the commenters. People who think that platforms or publishers are somehow responsible for the comments of their followers should be mocked relentlessly and not taken seriously by any serious person. We’re literally being sued by Failure Swift because of this. It’s a fucking joke.

Anyway, this was a brilliant move by Barstool. I will go to their website frequently now specifically because of this hire, as will lots of people in my demographic. How dumb does WEEI feel right now? I feel bad for Gerry Callahan, because he would’ve LOVED this interview and probably wants to talk about it, but there’s no way in hell their corporate overlords will allow that. Sad.

 

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23 Comment(s)
  • Laffaminute
    June 9, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Curtatone is on with Keller this Sunday. That should be scintillating. The thug and the liar. So what ballgame was in the day MLK was assassinated? The answer is NONE. Then his dad and poker friends broke down crying when they heard the news…that there was no ball game on. Lol! Turd.

  • Randall Guy
    June 7, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Great, one pretend journalist ball washin a guy pretending to be a journalist.

    • bonedawgtuco
      June 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      Kirk just earned his first months pay.
      In 20 minutes

  • deflateddoritodinks
    June 7, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Wonder how much Chernin made barstool people donate to the ACLU and pro abortion crowd.

  • z
    June 7, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Minihane has to eat, so I can’t blame him.
    But, if he ends up towing the company line, then he’s a fucking sellout.
    Biggest mistake WEEI made is letting him go.

    I used to be good for hours with them on, even if it was just background noise.
    Now? Pfffffffffft.

    Callahan is like a beat dog who flinches when anyone makes a fast movement.

    ESPN says they’ve learned that SJW virtue signalling is not good business.
    I don’t understand why WEEI decided it was money to go that way.

  • Frank
    June 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

    That won’t last a month until they cave to the woke mob, portnoy is a sellout

  • Lincolntf
    June 7, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Great job, Kirk!

  • bigdaddy
    June 7, 2019 at 7:19 am

    WEEI please bring back Minihane and get rid of that whining little cunt Reimer

  • Batman
    June 7, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Saw that the stool hired him and laughed because they are a match made in heaven. Making me rethink my personal barstool ban that resulted from the pay to comment bs. I was dying when he keep saying I gotta get this right I gotta get facts, lord knows Cullen doesn’t bother with those. Atta boy Kirk, keep it up and try to make barstool great again.

  • Old Tom Morris
    June 7, 2019 at 6:40 am

    WEEI please bring back Minihane. I want my Kirk and Callahan back.

    • z
      June 7, 2019 at 10:45 am

      The problem Tom is the “OLD”.
      Demographics wise, they want the young and hip who spend money on crap.
      Not us olds who for the most part have the shit we wanted and still have it.
      The advertisers think a show catering to us is a waste of money.
      I think they’re wrong, but it’s not my money on the line.

      • Old Balls
        June 7, 2019 at 10:57 am

        Right after I spent more than two years’ of their membership fees on Christmas presents from them they introduced the paywall. Haven’t been back. Haven’t seen my twenties since the 1920’s.

  • Street rat
    June 7, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Curtatone will be tweeting up a storm today! As soon as his aides can come up with some Somerville one- liners for him. He may have to skip town and spend a few days in Wilmington with his sweet neice Mia…

    • Y
      June 7, 2019 at 11:11 am

      He’s gotta be steaming; he hasn’t tweeted yet today.

  • Julie the Jarhead
    June 7, 2019 at 6:29 am

    My nephew is a Bernie Sanders liberal. I’m a Reagan-Thatcher conservative.

    We both *loathe* the fraud mayor of Somerville. He and the bozo before him ruined a great city.

    • bloop
      June 7, 2019 at 8:49 am

      Really!?! So cool. You’re like the coolest writer and so witty with your takes.
      Wait.
      AND you’re a self described Reagan-Thatcher conservative!?! Man o’ man you are the total package.

      just kidding. you’re not funny, especially when you critique the female bloggers thinking you’re funnier than them. For having never met you, I can say with certainty, you are a drain on everyone around you.

      Go away.

      • Julie the Jarhead
        June 7, 2019 at 10:57 am

        Hi Uncle Turtleboy!

        • bloop
          June 7, 2019 at 11:37 am

          If you’re this annoying online, God help whoever has to deal with you in real life. I would be the house your aquarium fish try to drown themselves when you walk in the room.

  • Richyrich
    June 7, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Curtatone must be having a fit of the vapors over being punked like this. Guess he better type out a screed about the patriarchal white supremicist stranglehold on power and release some endorphins…

  • Fred Knessl
    June 7, 2019 at 6:19 am

    I never heard of this Curt Minihane character until I read about his firing. Of course it was on Turtleboy… spent a bunch of time on Barstool over the years. Alost never since they went soft.
    Since then I’ve followed the coverage of his situation on TB, caught the odd podcast, and check his twitter (ugh!) often. And I LIKE HIS APPROACH! This fake interview sums him up nicely, and maybe Barstool is back. I’ll check them out more frequentlythese days.
    Thanks Unkle Turtleboy for following this. Pure genius!!!

  • Yea rhymes with gay
    June 7, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,

  • Yo mamma
    June 7, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Corporations are evil. Fuck TWE!

  • True justice
    June 7, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Oh my god, that was amazing! Love minihane. Weei is to stupid and ignorant to realize that let the best talent in Boston leave. Your comment about it being Cullen’s best interview and as usual he wasn’t there will go down as your best line ever! Thank god for turtleboy and minihane

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