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As you know if you’ve read Uncle Turtleboy’s “I Am Turtleboy” free speech is under attack in this country, and so too is our democracy. (now available in paperback as well – buy it now!!)
When voices are silenced and controversial views can no longer be spoken in public because they might offend someone, it affects our discourse and is a threat to our democracy. We see this happen all the time on college campuses when radicals shut down anything they don’t like under the guise of silencing “hate speech.”
But it’s more problematic when the media itself is the one pushing for censorship, and it’s antithetical to the purpose of the media and why it exists in the first place. Sadly this is exactly what the Boston Globe has become under editor Shirley Leung, and John Henry’s trophy wife Linda Pizzuti.
Just to be clear, Linda Pizutti is a drop dead gorgeous young woman, who married an older, ugly man, specifically because he has money and influence.
There is no way anyone speaking objectively can say that she is sexually attracted to him, but she sleeps with him anyway because he can give her nice things. If she had a drug habit we would call her a prostitute. But since she’s pretty, well spoken, and has a college degree, we’re not supposed to point that out. However, you come to Turtleboy because we say the things most rational people are thinking, but feel constrained from saying because they know what the outrage mob will do to them. We say the things that we’re “not supposed to say” because we will not self-censor, and we will always speak “our truths” as people like Pizzuti like to call them.
Right after we published this blog exposing the behind the scenes dealings of Sherborn millionaire activist Bob Murchison, Leung, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy, and Entercom CEO millionaire David Field, and how they were using Kirk Minihane’s mental health issues as a way to censor him, WEEI announced they were dropping him from the highly rated morning show.
To be clear, the Globe was the catalyst for this after the took the role of activist earlier this year and began to harass WEEI advertisers under the direction of Shirley Leung and Yvonne Abraham.
— Shirley Leung (@leung) February 14, 2018
— Yvonne Abraham (@GlobeAbraham) February 12, 2018
Newspapers are supposed to report the news, but under the direction of these social justice warrior pinheads, they have assumed the role of censors. This is the exact opposite of what the media exists to do. These are the same people whining about Jim Acosta being censored by Trump, openly championing for censorship of a media outlet that is critical of them.
As a result of the Globe’s activism Entercom forced WEEI employees to do a joke sensitivity training in February. Meanwhile, the Globe continues to employ Bryan Marquard, who was arrested in 2005 for allegedly masturbating in front of a woman’s apartment door. Sexual harassment and racism are rampant at the Globe.
It should also be noted that part of the reason the Globe vowed to silence Minihane was his relentless and ultimately successful crusade to prove that columnist Kevin Cullen had lied repeatedly about being at the Boston Marathon bombing in his columns. Not coincidentally Cullen was also leading the charge against Minihane and virtue signaling about #MeToo, while working for an employer that has a long and documented history of employing and protecting sexual predators.
Shirley herself stated that she was going to “get” Minihane for exposing her plagiarizing, and yet still employed coworker.
Only phone conversation I had with Shirley was right after Cullen. And she told me she’s “going to get me” for it. Good for her. https://t.co/OhkHTwfgIe
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) November 16, 2018
Since Minihane was under contract he could not leave WEEI, and they were paying him to do nothing, so they threw him a bone and gave him a vague gig on Radio.com, where allegedly he will be more free to say what he wants. I’ll believe that when I see it. Either way, people listened to him because he was on from 6-10, when most people are driving to work. It was convenient to hear his takes, but now he’ll have far less listeners. And what’s the point of this exactly? He’s still employed by Entercom and still saying the same shit. Does anyone actually believe the Globe and Murchison will stop now? Of course not. They’ll be listening to every episode he does and calling, taking notes, and sending harassing emails to Entercom’s advertisers.
Meanwhile, Shirley Leung is having a victory lap on Twitter:
— Shirley Leung (@leung) November 15, 2018
— Shirley Leung (@leung) November 16, 2018
Peep that ratio:
For those of you not hip enough to understand Twitter lingo, ratioed is when you get a disproportionate amount of replies to likes. Normally likes should be much higher than responses, but if you tweet something terrible you get the opposite – ratioed.
Is it common practice at the Globe to write hit pieces and then crawl in a hole when the subject of that hit piece responds with questions?
— Maxine McCann (@maximccan) November 16, 2018
Also – please make sure you always mention that the owner of the Red Sox also dictates what your stories will be about.
— William Thompson (@WillThompson86) November 16, 2018
How often did you listen? You aren't tbe targeted demographic. Watch the ratings tank, I expect a mea culpa
— JJClaaky (@claaky23) November 15, 2018
I think you mean Shirley Murchinson
— Justin Vickers (@JustinV_14) November 15, 2018
The Owner of the Globe and Red Sox used the time that Kirk took off to treats mental health issue to pressure WEEI to remove him from his #1 rated because they didn't like how Kirk reported on them.
— Hugh Jass (@guyfroimmas) November 15, 2018
Her “column” is equally disgusting, and everything that is wrong with the mainstream media today. I’d link it, but the Globe is trash and I refuse to send any traffic their way. I’ll show you some screenshots of what the garbage she published. Shockingly she calls the results of her crusade the “right call.”
When a beacon of free speech like a major newspaper is celebrating censorship of a competing voice, this is an attack on free speech. Again, buy the book and you’ll see all the ways this has happened to us. I don’t wanna revisit the Erin Andrews thing, but although he might’ve crossed a line by calling her a gutless bitch, he was 100% correct when he pointed out that Erin Andrews has her job because she looks good. That’s it. She’s talentless, awful at her job, and yet she gets paid millions of dollars because Fox treated her like an object of lust, which she is.
Shirley Leung says that people will thank Entercom for censoring the most popular radio personality in New England.
As if everyone listens to him because they hate him. This is how out of touch the Globe is.
Then she blatantly lied by saying that he’s racist.
And of course she provides no evidence to back that up, because she’s a liar who makes things up as she goes along. If the show were racist and sexist I wouldn’t listen to it, but I guess that means all of us who enjoyed it must be racist too.
Then she whined about Erin Andrews some more and praised David Field for being a PC coward sitting in his mansion in Philadelphia.
If Erin Andrews were fat she’d never have that job. That’s just an undeniable fact. Giving a woman a million dollar job because she’s NOT fat, regardless of her lack of talent, is the definition of sexism.
Then this FRAUD bragged about how she was the reason that Minihane was suspended, and the station forced their employees to go through sensitivity training, which everyone else laughed at the thought of.
And then finally she took a shot at Entercom, who did EXACTLY what she wanted them to do (getting rid of Kirk), because they’re not diverse enough.
Here’s the Globe’s editorial staff:
And the rest of their staff.
Anyway, my prediction is Kirk will be back on the morning show within 6 months. I love Callahan, and I have nothing against Mut, but I’m not going to turn to them every morning anymore, and neither should you. Make Entercom and WEEI pay for being gutless. Plus, the show is going to be scripted and they can only say things that Murchison and Leung agree with now.
This morning I listened to Ben Shapiro’s podcast, and this afternoon I listened to Clay Travis. I also can listen to Howie Carr, Dave Rubin, Bill Maher, Bill Burr, Steven Crowder, or Joe Rogan. In January I’ll be able to listen to Kirk. I’m not going to waste my time listening to Alex Reimer talk about the things that Bob Murchison and Shirley Leung are directing him to talk about. Their ratings will tank and they’ll be begging him to come back. I hope he demands more money when they do.
Meanwhile, I’ve reached out to Kirk to tell him I’d be willing to come on his show once it gets going, so we’ll see what comes of that. It looks like he’s completely off his leash now based on yesterday’s tweets:
Texted @leung for a comment on her story in the Globe. Had three questions: Any reason you didn’t call me for a comment before this hit job? And why didn’t you mention my mental health leave? Or your own relationship with Murchison? Shockingly, no response.
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) November 16, 2018
And if I had stayed I wouldn’t have been allowed to talk about it. That was one of the rules in some document they wanted me to sign. Another reason I’m glad I left. https://t.co/9xnDfU5aUD
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) November 16, 2018
Shirley didn’t return our emails for comment either.
Feel free to reach out yourself and ask her whether or not she thinks it’s appropriate for the editor of a major newspaper to take such an active role in censoring a competing voice.
Even liberals like Evan Drellich agree that this is a bad thing, because corporate controlled media, under the ownership of the same group of rich white millionaires, is a dangerous road we don’t want to go down.
Newspaper owned by Red Sox principal owner runs column praising personnel choice made by Red Sox’ flagship radio station following that station's criticism of Sox management. Signs of the consolidation of media power in Boston—w/a dwindling 2nd paper in the Herald— may be growing
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) November 15, 2018