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Buttmunch Billy Shaner Got Everyone Fired At Worcester Magazine And He’s The Only One Left Because He Makes Minimum Wage


This is what Karma looks like:

Worcester Magazine has been reduced to just one reporter tasked with putting out a weekly paper following layoffs Thursday morning. Editor Walter Bird Jr. and Arts and Entertainment Editor Joshua Lyford were laid off. That reduces the magazine’s staff to reporter Bill Shaner, now the sole editorial staffer.

Worcester Magazine was created more than 40 years ago as an alternative voice to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. After a purchase last year, the magazine is now run by the GateHouse Media-owned Telegram.

Three words – Learn. To. Code.

I don’t normally revel when someone loses their job, but Worcester Magazine deserved this. And ironically the guy who caused their downfall is the only one keeping his job. Shitstain:

Billy Shaner is the only person they could find to work for minimum wage, and he is living proof why the minimum wage should not go up. He’s only keeping his job because he costs Gatehouse less money. I don’t know what he does with his time, but he literally just produces one column a week (Worcesteria) and it’s almost always some failed attempt at taking shots at Turtleboy. He’s openly endorsed socialism, got way too close to disgraced School Committee member Dante Comparetto, and he carries himself like a slob. Just look at the professionalism this creature oozes:

That’s how he dressed for my first court date with Gaffney. He was obsessed with that story early on because he thought Turtleboy was going down. He wrote about it extensively, but after I won he was nowhere to be found. Didn’t write a word about it, because he’s not a real journalist.

When Billy does write stories he has no scoops. He just cheerleads for activist causes, which isn’t journalism. There are stories to tell in Worcester, but Billy admittedly is just too lazy to make phone calls.

“When I have time.”

You write one column per week. You don’t tweet very often. What do you do with your time? Maybe try putting out content once in a while. Might help.

Walter Bird deserves to be fired for not putting a leash on this kid or giving him any sort of guidance. Hiring Bill Shaner was the worst decision he ever made, and it rightfully cost him his job. Her survived multiple credible allegations of sexual harassment, but he couldn’t survive the damage Bill Shaner did to his free magazine.

As for Josh Lyford, I don’t know what he writes about, so he obviously didn’t anything memorable that makes him valuable in any way. Although there was that one time a few weeks ago him and Billy and Josh bought pot in Worcester, giggled like school girls, and ended it early so they could go smoke in the parking lot.

What a huge loss for the media.

Meanwhile over on Billy’s page all the other mainstream media hacks are crying about evil Gatehouse making wise business decisions, rather than carrying people who bring no value to the company.

And they’re blaming capitalism too.

And this asshole wants to help.

What these people don’t understand is that MSM rags don’t have a right to exist forever. They were all the rage 100 years ago because there was no other way for people to consume information. Now we have social media and Turtleboy. What are newspapers doing to adapt to this? Nothing. They’re regurgitating AP stories.

But yet Turtleboy survives, despite countless lawsuits. Why is that?

Because we provide a service that no one else does. We investigate and call out people that the MSM is too afraid to. This is unique, and it’s what separates us from our competitors. And in capitalism you have to create a product that people want, or else you have no value. This is why people donate to us and support us through all the ups and downs – because unlike Worcester Magazine we provide a valuable service to the people.

The best part is that we could’ve saved Worcester Magazine. I offered to debate Billy on his channel a few months ago and he declined. I could’ve given something WoMag doesn’t have – viewers. But he turned us down because he’s scared to debate and he cost Walter and Josh their jobs in the process.


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40 Comment(s)
  • Socrates
    June 2, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Obscenities degrade the caliber of investigative reporting.

  • Said Everyone
    May 26, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Chris Faraone is a top notch douchebag. His hatred of the police and America is disgusting. He must have real deep issues for a reason. Would love a story about him TB

  • Wwy
    May 25, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Lol chesna.

  • Discover Soap
    May 25, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Whatever happened to adulthood? Why would someone trying to be taken seriously choose to dress like a 12-year-old skater kid? It’s a bad look for a “man” this age.

    Everywhere I go I see young males between 18 – 40 who won’t even bother to do basic hygiene and grooming. They wear rags (the worst is the ubiquitous hoodie) and slouch. Then they complain about being a doomed generation screwed over by boomers.

    Hey “Billie” – How about calling yourself William or Bill, going to a barber shop once in a while, and standing up straight? You might actually make a living wage and may even meet a woman.

    For Fucks Sake.

  • Ray Patriarca
    Adam Schiff's BB balls.
    May 24, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    What a gaggle of shit-birds !
    When I see assholes like these, I just laugh !
    Wanna be taken seriously??
    Stop dressing like a stew- bum, buy a hair comb, and learn how to use a razor.
    Love the “Keds” you wore to court !
    Fucking retard !

  • dowen0895
    Dick Scratcher
    May 24, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    So there’s only William Shitner left?

    You’re next, Billy boy!

  • Wlker "tinnie penis" bird
    May 24, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    I’m drunck and I can’t stop criing. Can I pease plese get a job with you? I promice never to sexually harness tuttlegirl . UI ]]] will even get on my nees and do what yuo want. U the boss and i won’ynt forget iy.

    • Conan the Grammarian
      May 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      I see what you did there, but I can’t the picture of “sexually harness” out of my mind. B&D, anyone? 😉

  • Sloppy
    May 24, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Billy ought to go deep undercover and write an exposé about the shitbags that hang out under the bridge down at the end of Green Street over by the train station in Worcester.
    He wouldn’t even need a disguise.

  • Walter "4 inches at full salute" Bird
    May 24, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    You investigate but didn’t check with me. I fired everybody so they learn to just have sex with only me. The next girl I hire to pick up the truck loads of unread bird cage liner that I publish will know who the boss is.

  • Nee Chi
    May 24, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Oh PACO!! I’m so happy we’re on the same side.

    I’m going to make every effort to surest love and peace with you my kind spirit friend!

    Nee Chi

  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer - Sexually Speaking
    May 24, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Hello Mr. Chris Faraone,
    You are an easy diagnosis for me. Your fixation on belittling the polizei is verrry interesting. Upon viewing your looks, your attacks are clearly based on your inner sexual frustration. By attacking strong men who wear crisp blue uniforms, powerful guns, and oooh – handcuffs, you are rebelling from an obvious attraction rooted in jealousy. Chris Faraone, give in to your inner desires and your tension will loosen.

  • Captain Trips
    Billy Has Lice
    May 24, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    That idiot saves money by NOT getting haircuts!

    Don’t shave either Billy. The homeless ‘Manson clan living in the desert’ look is in!

  • Ralph
    May 24, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Karma has hit Mr. Bird smack up side his head. He’ll be lucky tp get a job at Walmart collecting shopping carts!

  • LOB
    May 24, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Chris Faraone sounds like a cum stain on society!

  • The Vorlon
    Kosh Naranek
    May 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Gatehouse Media is the Dr. Jack Kevorkian of MSM–they purchase your place of employment, polish your resume.


  • Billy Shaner is a pickle smoocher
    May 24, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Ride the pickle Billy.

  • Dr Livewire
    May 24, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    These fly by night bullshit news groups are all liberal morons who post their opinions and agendas. Bye bye assholes. Now go get a real job

  • Siskel
    May 24, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Hire Walter to replace Manch…….

  • IDK
    May 24, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Please tell me someone is looking into this MFA racist incident. No way that everyone at the museum went full racist one day. Telling a bunch of school kids not to eat watermelon and calling them strippers. Gotta be fake right?

  • Dr. Spaceman
    May 24, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    While business isn’t my forte I do know a thing or two about economics. The demand for high quality journalism is still to a large degree elastic. If readership is the issue then they need only drop their price temporarily to bring in a new audience and then raise the price later. Perhaps drop the paywall or give away a couple of articles each month until the storm passes.

    • juror seven esq.
      May 24, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      I’m not sure you know much about anything. First clue, you suggest lowering the price. Well in this case if you lower the price by 50%, nothing would happen. Why? 50% off free, is still free!! Thanks for reading, I’ll show myself out.

  • It'sh A Trap!
    May 24, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Is Billy Shaner than the shtaff that wazh dishmished? Sheesh, sho many loyal riderzh don’t undershtand their reshponshibility to maintain a little shivility in their commentsh. Let shomebody elshe take all the rishksh. You musht educate yourshelf to undershtand the differenshe between libel, shlander, shit, and shatire. NOT SHORRY!

    • Sean Connery
      May 24, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      I shprayed febreeze in my bathroom. Now it shmells like shitrus.

  • Christopher Lettiere
    May 24, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Because it’s Friday (and for shi_ts and giggles):

    • The Name Game
      May 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      OMFG, That’s AWESOME! Watta triumvirate, AOC, Fancy Nancy and Chuck U. Schumer. Thanks for the pre-holiday levity.

  • Mom’s Basement
    May 24, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    You underestimate this man. Ever heard the expression that you should dress for the job you want, not the one you have? He’s been doing that for as long as he’s worked there. Soon it’s gonna be goodbye 10 to 3:30, hello unemployment and sleeping in. Well played!

  • That Guy
    May 24, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Just me or does Walter Bird look like Bill Ponderosa?

  • z
    May 24, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I know Uncle is thrilled, but Gatehouse cleaned house everywhere yesterday with at least 65 purged all over the country. Maybe 200 when all is said or done. This is out of 11,000.

    Boston Business Journal has a story. Yesterday shareholders voted DOWN $1.7 million for CEO Kirk Davis.

    The $1.7 million compensation package for Davis in 2018 included $550,000 in salary, a bonus of $400,000, and restricted stock valued at $750,000.

    • Evil Suit
      May 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      What’s your point? The man has to eat.

    • bguy
      May 24, 2019 at 12:59 pm

      So less than 1% of staff, and maybe as much as 1.8%? Oh, the horror.

    • z
      May 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      Just saying, their corporate master didn’t single this publication out specifically. I’m sure it was on a list of low performers but it wasn’t just this.

      It looks like though, the shareholders aren’t too willing to give a bonus to a CEO who running a business that’s contracting. Just showing the contrast with some proles being laid off and the top people thinking they deserve a bonus. Especially when “Woke” is the tenor you want for the publications. I’m sure the plan is to back office as much as possible every paper they own believing that’s the way to make a dime. My guess that isn’t working so now you start with people who get there names on their stories. That’s not worth a bonus.

      You’d think they’d try to dump “Woke”. ESPN top guy says they’ve backed off of that and supposedly it shows in their #s.

  • Stop The Ride, I Want To Get Off Now
    May 24, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Is this some sort of shit attempt at satire? I have the sinking feeling you’re serious. Mr. “I Can’t Afford All These Lawsuits” “Constantly Demonetized” “Help Me Save Turtleboy” is seriously saying that he could’ve saved Worcester Mag? That you’re a service and somehow better than this? Shut the fuck up. This is going from hilarious to sickening really quick. But hey, UT, can’t lose a job when you don’t have one, right??

  • Positive & Affirming (PACO)
    May 24, 2019 at 11:13 am

    ***CAUTION*** ***CAUTION*** ***CAUTION***

    This story was written by UT, so make sure that your comments say absolutely NOTHING derogatory about its subject, or you could face imminent legal action.

    You have been warned.

    • Nee Chi
      May 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks for the heads-up PACO!!

      I’m a real good girl, and I don’t think you’re the shitposter who hacked my IP’s and shitposted on this great and wonderful blog. Uncle is a really great journalist, who has rally important feelings, and a mortgage, and is the type of dignified professional who’d never sell you out to save his ass.

      Would you consider dropping your request to get my IP address from Uncle Turtle Boy, and the impending lawsuit already being filed by your Atty. Mr. Vulva?

      I have a job and a mortgage.

      Lots O’ Love,
      Nee Chi

      • Positive and Affirming Comments Only, or You'll Be Offered Up as a Blood Sacrifice
        May 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm

        Hey, it’s me, PACO! You know me! Would I ever request your IP address? Of course not! I was only bluffing in an effort to…to…to do something, but I don’t really know what that something was.

        Anyways, we’re good! We should be fighting the REAL enemy together; the lack of civility on this blog.

        • Natasha
          May 24, 2019 at 12:35 pm

          He’s back in action!!!

      • reformed shitposter
        May 24, 2019 at 4:33 pm

        I’m a grown man

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