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In today’s episode of “We own the Turtlegram’s brain,” we bring you this tweet from the Turtlegram’s Aaron Nicodemus, who is accusing us of stealing from the Turtlegram:
— Aaron Nicodemus (@anic89) April 20, 2016
First of all, we didn’t steal shit. As you can see from the photo we used on the left, someone on our Facebook roster share that photo of Spencer-East Brookfield School Committee candidate Jason Monette yelling at Kevin Hayes for not letting a high school girl talk. You can clearly see that the person posted the picture with some sort of statement, affirming his support of Mr. Monette. That’s what we took a screenshot of – his post. We didn’t even know the picture was taken by a Turtlegram photographer because we don’t read the Turtlegram for news on Spencer. After all, Lyin’ Kimmy Ring is just gonna keep all the real information out anyway. Plus we were there last night so we knew everything that happened.
Oh yea, and THIS is what we included in the blog:
— Telegram & Gazette (@telegramdotcom) April 20, 2016
It’s an embedded tweet that the Telegram voluntarily uploaded to social media. It contains the picture they’re so worried about other people using. But of course there’s nothing illegal about embedding someone else’s tweet onto your blog. If the Telegram didn’t want this picture to appear on our blog, then they shouldn’t have used it as a cover photo for this particular tweet. Real journalists understand this, but the Turtlegram isn’t real journalism.
Anyway, this guy is obviously mad because he’s working on a sinking ship. He hasn’t gotten a raise in 20 years and he knows if he asks for one then his ass is gonna be getting coffee for Noah Bombard at Masslive by next Tuesday. He looks over at Turtleboy and he sees a winner. He thinks to himself, “I went to journalism school and played by the rules, and yet here I am stuck in this dead end job. Meanwhile Turtleboy started a WordPress blog and he’s destroying us more each and every day.” I almost feel bad for the poor guy.
His tweet opened up a sea of butthurt as Turtlegram reporters were favoriting and retweeting it like it was going out of style:
Paual Owen, Brad Petrishan, Rick Cinclair, Mark Sullivan, Scott O’Connell, Susan Bock, Christine Hochkeppel, Paul Kapteyn – these guys are all losers. All of them. They’re butthurt because they don’t like our new policy – $200 for a quote from Turtleboy. That’s just the going rate right now. No way we’re giving these guys page views for free. And the only reason they ever write about us is when they’re desperate for page views.
I get why Paula Owen is butthurt. After all, she’s the one who has been writing about Laughlin Kennel for YEARS now. But ultimately all her work did nothing and the puppy mill kept going. Then Turtleboy took up the cause and the next thing you know the town of Oxford is issuing a cease and desist to the Fink family. By doing so they were sending her a clear message – no one reads your stories, but everyone reads Turtleboy, so now we have to do something. #PrayForPaulaOwen
And of course look who else retweeted it:
Lyin’ Kimmy Ring. The woman who forgot to mention that Kevin Hayes threatened to call the cops on the entire audience at the recent School Committee meeting. LOL.
Do these poor fools realize how pathetic this makes them look? None of our staff knew who any of these losers were before today. Never read a word Aaron Nicodemus has ever written, because he’s an irrelevant nobody from an irrelevant newspaper. But he reads us “regularly.” His words, not ours.
Oh yea, and everyone knows that they’re the real thieves. They’ve just gotten away with it for so long that they think no one would notice the irony. But we remember, as do all loyal turtle riders. Like that time Samantha Allen stole our story about the woman we caught cheating in the charity road race. Or the time Samantha Allen “broke” the news that Jessica Conway had died of an overdose, hours after we broke that story.
That’s the funniest part about this. Being accused of stealing by the Turtlegram is like being accused of murder by OJ Simpson.
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