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Back in June we published this blog showing emails that Sherborn millionaire and SJW extraordinaire Bob Murchison has been sending to WEEI advertisers because he doesn’t like the highly rated Kirk and Callahan show in the morning. Bob’s son Gabe used to be his daughter, and thus he does not approve of any sort of commentary about transgender issues and sports, which is his right. He can always just not listen to them, but instead he used his influence to demand a sit down meeting with Kirk Minihane, Gerry Callahan, and their bosses from Entercom who are scared shitless of this sad little man.
Bob demanded that they no longer talk about transgender issues, which WEEI refused to promise. His problem was that Gerry Callahan said that it wasn’t healthy for a 7 year old child to transition because they’re 7. Bob didn’t think they should be allowed to say this and escalated his emailing/harassment campaign, which has cost the station potentially millions of dollars in advertising revenue.
Kirk and Callahan are controversial, which is what makes it the best show, and the most highly rated. They don’t talk about the Bruins’ penalty kill, they talk about hot topic political and social issues, while infusing humor and sports whenever possible.
Murchison has also been working together with Boston Globe editor Shirley Leung, who hates WEEI and has tried to use the Globe’s platform to get advertisers to leave the station. This is what the “media” does now. They act as activists instead of reporting the news.
— Shirley Leung (@leung) February 15, 2018
After we published that blog Bob Murchison went underground and got rid of social media. But because he is a professional queef with no life he has not stopped with his relentless campaign against WEEI.
Additionally, Bob seems to suspect Jon Fetherston, a former Ashland selectman who he had crossed in town business dealings in the past, of leaking information about him to Turtleboy and WEEI. So he filed this Freedom of Information Act request with the town of Ashland:
But since we’ve never emailed Jon Fetherston there wasn’t much to show. It’s just Bob using his influence to try to scare and threaten people who aren’t rich and powerful like him. Because Bob Murchison is in fact a speech Nazi, and he will decide what we listen to on the airwaves.
If the folks at Entercom had any sack they’d tell him to beat it. But they’re a bunch of gutless cowards who don’t understand that Kirk and Callahan make a shit ton of money for their station by being the highest rated morning show in New England. They’re also far removed from Boston sports talk radio, since they’re based out of Philadelphia, so they continue to kiss Murchison’s ass like the cowards they are.
Red Sox President Sam Kennedy also has it in for Kirk and Callahan, since they criticize the Globe so much, and the Globe and Red Sox are both owned by the same guy – John “Dr. Creepy” Henry.
But the Red Sox have WEEI by the balls, since it’s the only one of the four major sports franchises that WEEI has the broadcasting rights for. Losing them would be disastrous. Here’s what Sam Kennedy said about WEEI, after being pressured by the Globe and Murchison:
“We have had a growing level of concern, and we’ve expressed that very clearly to their management, especially over the past year — and in the past week and in the past few days,” said Kennedy. He added, “this pattern of controversial incidents is exhausting, I think, for listeners and fans in general. It’s something that Entercom (WEEI’s parent company) is smart to address.”
“We’ve shared our frustration and disappointment dating back to really last year,” said Kennedy. “It seems like there’s been a pattern that’s sort of emerged in terms of a different culture throughout the station. There are always one-off controversies in talk radio and we get that; we’re talking about different highly charged subjects. Since last year we’ve expressed our displeasure and concern to Entercom’s corporate leadership down in Philadelphia. They’ve listened to us, we’ve had productive dialogue, but as you know, there have been a series of incidents that have sort of become a pattern.”
Translation – I am petrified of Bob Murchison, I’m letting him call the shots, and I’ve pressured Entercom to take Kirk and Callahan off the air.
A couple months ago Entercom, the Globe, Murchison, and Sam Kennedy got a gift when Kirk took some time off for mental health issues. He came back too early and once again took a leave. However, he says he’s ready to come back and has been doing some vague tweeting about how Entercom hacks are using his leave as a way to drive him out permanently.
Should I tweet out the correspondence I’ve been having with management today? Not exactly a ringing endorsement for taking a mental health leave. What a place.
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) October 16, 2018
Pretty simple. I’ve been ready to work for the last week or so and have been kept off the air. You build a show, take it to number one, step aside to get healthy and expect to be welcomed back. Hasn’t happened. https://t.co/OYAOTA2xzs
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) October 24, 2018
There’s been a lot of buzz that he might go to work for Barstool Sports because of tweets like this:
— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) November 1, 2018
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) October 24, 2018
But he’s still under contract with Entercom, and they seem to be telling him that they’re going to keep paying him NOT to be on the radio until he agrees to stop criticizing the Red Sox and the Globe. This of course would be to appease Shirley Leung, Murchison, and Entercom CEO David Field.
Kirk Minihane is the guy who saved WEEI, and he didn’t do that by censoring himself. If you want non-controversial takes on life head on over to 98.5 the Sports Hub. But it’s clearly driving him batty sitting at home listening to a neutered and censored Callahan, Mike Mutnansky, and Alex Reimer.
What are three things not discussed on WEEI this morning? https://t.co/fkjd2a0IDb
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) October 29, 2018
He’ll still be back on air before me. https://t.co/IuWXnytFng
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) November 7, 2018
Meanwhile Deadspin, which is a smut website that employs the cockiest, narcissistic, hypocritical bunch of SJW douchebags on the Internet, wrote an article mocking Minihane’s health issues.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 25, 2018
They do this to Barstool all the time too, even though Barstool is as mainstream and politically correct as you can get nowadays. Meanwhile Deadspin bloggers say stuff like this:
Oops!! Maybe Murchison should harass their advertisers instead.
According to Fetherson’s blog, any sort of public support for Minihane from employees of WEEI is being scrubbed from WEEI’s records as well.
Next, there is the issue of public support for Minihane on the airwaves. Sources within the station confirm that there is a deliberate attempt to censor any station programs that show support for Minihane, talk about the state of the current K&C show, or discuss the fans’ desires for him to return. Sources close to the station confirm that programs have been pulled from on-demand and calls supporting Minihane have been scrubbed from station audio because, as another source confirms, it is a “sensitive issue and may affect sponsors.” Any questions to on air hosts regarding Minihane are greeted with the universal—and ostensibly company approved—response: “we all hope Kirk will be back soon.”
In fact, beyond the claim that Field is “furious” over the twitter backlash, multiple sources have asserted that on air members of WEEI could face disciplinary action from the station if they publicly defend Minihane. As a source close to the station states, “It’s a tug-of-war stalemate. Both sides making demands, neither side budging. Aside from repeating the company line, ‘we hope Kirk will be back soon,’ nobody is allowed to talk about the situation on air or they will face suspension.” Another source inside the station stated that if they were to say too much about the Minihane situation, “there’s a chance I’d be done.” Again, for a station seemingly attempting to behave like everything is fine, the situation seems to be much more dire. While the assertion of threatened suspensions for defending an on-air partner may seem a bit extreme, all one has to do is examine the character of Gerry Callahan in context of his past behavior to see that this claim holds water.
The guy leading the charge against them is Entercom CEO David Field.
Obviously that guy right there is tons of fun at parties.
David Field has been “liking” tweets about Kirk’s mental health issues.
Weird to like this in light of recent events. pic.twitter.com/rr3rWs8Q6m
— DaleEArnoldTextLine (@PrayforDale) October 30, 2018
He lives in this mansion located at 1520 Monk Rd. Gladwyne, PA 19035:
So obviously he’s doing quite well for himself, and probably has never listened to Kirk and Callahan before since he lives in Pennsylvania.
David Field is being controlled the three headed monster of:
- The Red Sox
- The Boston Globe
- Bob Murchison
Together these three groups of like minded, uber-wealthy, activist, leftist, social justice warriors, are taking advantage of a man’s mental health issues, in order to dictate what the most popular radio show in Boston is allowed to say on the air.
One WEEI employee who shall remain anonymous said that the Red Sox involvement and stranglehold on free speech on Boston radio is a story that should be told. Obviously the Globe won’t write about it, and since the Herald is a useless relic of what it once was, they won’t either. So we’re telling it because unlike these fake news media outlets we’re still allowed to actually report real news.
This is the definition of censorship. And sure, it’s not the government doing it to them, so it’s not a First Amendment violation, but it’s equally as dangerous nonetheless. The World Series Champions are effectively working with the city’s largest newspaper (owned by the same guy) and one shithead from Sherborn to decide what topics are OK to talk about freely. What kind of society are we living in where a baseball team and a disgraceful newspaper (that harbors sexual predators and didn’t fire Kevin Cullen after he was caught plagiarizing) get to decide what we listen to? Kirk and Callahan is the highest rated show for a reason.
Basically it’s a staring war at this point. They’re going to continue to pay Kirk NOT to be on the radio, until he agrees to dance the way they want him to, or they work out some sort of other deal. Kirk is refusing and tweeting stuff like this instead:
Management at the station just asked me to delete my last tweet. Really looking forward to meeting with them tomorow.
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) November 8, 2018
Time of meeting? 96 seconds. Enjoy Mut and Callahan.
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) November 9, 2018
Just finished podcast with @richarddeitsch. Pretty big announcement regarding my future. Worth a listen I think.
— Kirk Minihane (@kirkmin) November 13, 2018
So it’s safe to say we will never hear Kirk Minihane on the morning show again. But the public has a right to know – this is why Kirk is not on the air. He’s mentally ready, he wants to be back, and the Red sox won’t let him. They took advantage of a mental health issue and force their employees to lie in order to cover for them.