Millionaire activist Bob Murchison isn’t satisfied with driving Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahn off the air at WEEI. Minihane has brought his defense of free speech to Barstool Sports, and Murchison has apparently followed him there because Barstool lost an advertiser because of this. We found out today that Bombas, which apparently makes socks, decided to cave to Murchison and pull their ads from Barstool’s newest hit podcast, because they’re too cowardly and pussy to stand by the brands they choose to advertise with. Fuck them. Companies that give into these mobs are just as bad as people like Murchison. Literally, all you have to do is just tell Bob Murchison to go fuck himself like Kaplansky Insurance did.
Boom. Problem solved. His emails are meaningless. He has no power. He wasn’t going to buy your socks anyway. He’s not even really offended, he’s just a bored rich guy with a hobby.
Kirk isn’t at WEEI because he pulled a Jimmy McNulty and refused to let the bosses dictate how he does his job. They in turn chose not to have his back, so he ended up at Barstool which built its brand on free speech and edgy content. You’d think they’d have his back in this, but you’d be wrong. Listen to this gutless weasel Dave Portnoy try to explain why he’s not backing his newest employee.
— Barstool Radio (@BarstoolRadio) August 6, 2019
“This Murchison guy, he sounds like a crazy person. I’m not going to war with someone I’ve literally never said a word to.”
What. A. Vag.
This guy just cost your company money by misrepresenting one of your employees to one of your advertisers. He interfered with your business, bent you over, and you pulled a France by surrendering to him without putting up a fight. You have the platform and the ability to completely destroy Bob Murchison’s life, and you chose not to because you are gutless.
Keep in mind, when Murchison was harassing advertisers back in the day he was intentionally misrepresenting an appearance Minihane made with Portnoy on Barstool:
If anything, the only person who said anything remotely offensive was Portnoy. Minihane just commented on it sarcastically with the avocado comment, and a pointed jab referencing Portnoy’s ill-advised decision to put a picture of Tom Brady’s naked kid on his site in 2011. Minihane lost his job largely because of how Murchison took Portnoy’s words and tied them to Minihane. Now Minihane works for Portnoy and Portnoy isn’t backing him up because he’s afraid of ONE FUCKING GUY from Sherborn. It’s madness.
“If you lose us money, you’re probably gonna be gone.”
He’s not losing you money – Bob Murchison is. And your response to that is to do exactly what Murchison wants you to do – stop calling him out.
“Right now, I can’t blame Murchison….”
Why the fuck not? He cost you money. This about sums it up right here.
"I love free speech. But I love my wallet more." — Dave Portnoy on @BarstoolRadio
"I don't." — @kirkmin
— Deke Zucker (@Barstool_Quotes) August 6, 2019
Minihane and Turtleboy might be the last two vestiges of freedom on the Internet. Listen to me rant about it on tonight’s YouTube Live show.