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.
As a fairly rabid sports fan one of the more regrettable things I've seen is the attempt to disguise misogyny, racism & general right wing lunacy under a "sports" heading. Our sports teams & local sports fans need to push back to stress that's not us. @NHLBruins #mapoli https://t.co/BrT97HBoHc
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) May 31, 2019
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) June 1, 2019
The thing about your cult is it's a cult. You & your bois can try to shout down those who point it out, but sports teams, leagues, media outlets & fans need to recognize how toxic you are & stay away. @NHLBruins @JessicaHeslam #mapoli https://t.co/H1jOXH2E3Y
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) June 3, 2019
- 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.
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) June 5, 2019
- 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.
Tried to land an interview with @JoeCurtatone. No success, so I had to get creative. Audio soon …
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) June 6, 2019
- 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:
I enjoyed this. https://t.co/zsSogiBdmc
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) June 6, 2019
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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