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In one of the most gutless, sellout moves of all time, WEEI executives are making all of their employees go to sensitivity training tomorrow. Not even kidding – sensitivity training:
Statement from WEEI: pic.twitter.com/cLykP0gtFB
— WEEI (@WEEI) February 14, 2018
I thought I was reading The Onion at first. I mean, “sensitivity training?” All these dudes are gonna get in a room together and talk about their feelz? This is real life? Sadly it’s all too real. This is the state of America right now.
Of course it only got to this point because a handful of WEEI advertisers have abandoned ship after Christian Fauria’s “racist” Don Yee impression. But they didn’t jump ship on their own. People were calling them. Now, we’ve had this happen to us before with boycotters. No one ever leaves when they do it because the people boycotting them, a) weren’t doing business with them in the first place, and b) don’t have influence or an audience to spread their boycott.
So why was this one so effective? Simple – the mainstream media is orchestrating the harassment campaign:
.@MargeauxSippell and I have been listening to @WEEI to track down advertisers — one by one. Here's what happened. https://t.co/zx1i01m6Kj
— Shirley Leung (@leung) February 14, 2018
I shit you not. Shirley Leung, an editor for the Boston Globe, is spending her entire week cold calling WEEI advertisers and asking them why they advertise on the radio station that’s consistently been #1 in the ratings. Think about how insane that is. Boston’s de facto official newspaper is no longer a reporter of the news. They’re full time activists now. They’ve reduced themselves to Internet trolls who take pride in trying to destroy a media outlet simply because they do not agree with the form of entertainment they are providing. Modern journalism is officially dead.
This is coming from a newspaper that harbored a culture of rampant sexual harassment for years, and protected the predominantly white male perpetrators. They wrote a story about it in early December, but they refused to name names. In other words, they were protecting the predators.
Text of staff email from Brian McGrory. pic.twitter.com/kla85mD9Up
— Steve Koczela (@skoczela) December 8, 2017
Their reason for not naming names? “No one was touched”:
“Quite simply, the transgressions would not meet our standards for a reportable event if they happened at another company,” McGrory’s statement said. “To all our knowledge, nobody was physically touched; no one was persistently harassed; there were no overt threats.”
Because apparently the only way you can sexually harass a woman is by grabbing her ass. That went over like a fart in church.
The @BostonGlobe story on sexual harassment at @BostonGlobe is a travesty. It is so awful that I had to read it twice to make sure it wasn't a parody. This is a case-study that will be studied for years on how NOT to write about yourself if you're a newspaper.
— Carly Carioli (@carlycarioli) December 8, 2017
How about the @BostonGlobe cleans up its own issues before launching an all out campaign to call out other media outlets on their issues? Just saying. Glass houses. https://t.co/Kj6iCt382M
— Hilary Sargent (@lilsarg) February 14, 2018
So WEEI figured out who one of the offender’s was – longtime Statehouse reporter Jim O’Sullivan – and they put his name out there. Only after doing this did the Globe decide to offer a bullshit apology for not naming his name:
The newspaper’s decision not to identify O’Sullivan earlier was met with criticism. Editor-in-Chief Brian McGrory said Thursday it was a mistake.
“We believed that we were adhering to our journalistic principles, standards on sourcing, and sense of basic fairness. We believed that the misconduct was not at the level of what we had been covering and uncovering in other organizations. We didn’t believe we had definitive proof to name him in a news story,” McGrory wrote. “Time and circumstances in this extraordinary national movement have given us, or at least me, a different perspective.”
In other words, they’re sorry now that their boy has been thrown to the wolves. They tried to cover up for him, it didn’t work, and now they all of a sudden realized they were wrong. You can try to defend this all you want but it’s clear as day – the Boston Globe actively endorses an environment in which men are allowed to degrade women and treat them like meat.
It’s just so funny watching the Globe try to take the moral high ground over anyone. Especially since they still have a column up from Gish Jen, in which she blames Bostonians for the Boston Marathon bomb because we “failed the Tsarnaevs.” According to her, when it came to terrorist #2 Dzokhar Tsarnaev, “we accepted him, but only up to a point.” This was referring to a refugee who was given taxpayer funded everything his entire life and intentionally placed a bomb next to a 8 year old. We failed to “accept” this sort of behavior, therefore we are racist.
Back to Shirley, look how much joy she took in this:
Here’s an idea Shirley, if you don’t like what you hear on WEEI (we all know you never actually listen to them anyway) just change the channel. But of course you can’t do that, because you simply will not stand for people who have different views about what is and isn’t offensive. You are a Nazi. This is not hyperbole either. You’re an actual Nazi. This is the first thing Nazis do – book burning. That’s what your campaign is – destroying media that you don’t approve of.
“Keeping score.” This is a game to her. She’s literally counting scalps. Once again, this woman’s job is to run a major newspaper. And instead of doing that she’s spending her entire day harassing a competitor.
And no, the reason some advertisers are taking their business elsewhere isn’t because they think WEEI is offensive. They worry about the damage you will do to them by using your influence at the Globe to smear them. They know you’ll toss them in the hate speech pile which could potentially be bad for business. You’re basically using your power to bully them into advertising where you tell them to.
But the purpose of advertising is to be seen. That’s it. It’s not endorsing the views of the program they’re advertising on. When Doritos runs ads during the Super Bowl it doesn’t mean they’re Patriots fans. It just means they want to be seen by the biggest audience possible. This is how marketing works.
The most telling part about her comment is how she says that they don’t want to be associated with “offensive” commentary. Who gets to define offensive? Oh right, Shirley and the Globe do. Do you understand how dangerous that is in a free society? To let certain fringe segments of the population decide what can and cannot be said based on their own oversensitive feelz?
Citizen’s Bank is among the gutless:
This is Peter Lucht:
Does he look like the kind of guy who would be offended by a Christian Fauria impression of Don Yee? On his Facebook page he shared pictures of himself holding illegal Cuban cigars.
We embargo Cuba because they are a murderous regime that kills and imprisons dissenters. Peter Lucht and Citizen’s Bank are cool with that (because they selfishly want to smoke the cigars of their choice), but they draw the line at Don Yee impressions.
And please, tell me more about your bank cares so much about inclusion and respect. Do you respect the customers your bank shortchanged out of $34.5 million?
How bout Native Americans whose land was being threatened by a pipeline? Because you’re financing that too:
Funny, you didn’t have a comment on that controversy. Probably because the Boston Globe wasn’t tying you to hate speech. But we’ll call you out on it.
Oh, and if your company is so “inclusive” the why are you laying off Americans and sending those jobs to India?
Ya know, an impoverished country with a $0.28 minimum wage that pollutes the environment with virtually no regulations whatsoever.
“For most of November, Delhi has been blanketed by dense smog. Doctors in the capital declared the crisis a public healthy emergency, while the chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, called it a “gas chamber.” Since the beginning of the month, average pollution levels in the city have exceeded 10 times the World Health Organization-recommended 24-hour levels. At its worst, pollution levels were nearly 40 times this number.
But pollution is not just a Delhi problem. Indian cities are consistently ranked among Asia’s most polluted, according to WHO. Per the WHO’s 2016 database, 10 of the world’s most polluted cities, in terms of fine particulate matter, are in India.”
Obviously your bank doesn’t give a shit about destroying the environment, killing American jobs, supporting third world dictators, or exploiting low wage brown people. But please, tell me more about why Citizen’s Bank has the moral highground over WEEI because Christian Fauria did a satirical impression.
The bottom line is that two can play that game. The Boston Globe has advertisers too, and I hate to do this to them, but the Globe has declared war on free speech and sometimes there as civilian casualties in war. If they don’t want to get drawn into this then they shouldn’t advertise with a newspaper that plays games like this. One of their biggest advertisers right now is the play “Shear Madness,” which is being performed at the Kennedy Center:
Whatever you do, DO NOT go to their Facebook page and leave them a one star review. PLEASE!!!
The Boston Symphony Orchestra also finances sexual harassment:
Not good. Luckily for them they do not have reviews set up on their Facebook page, but you can still leave a message on their page.
The bottom line is these people need to be stopped. Someone has to stand up to this bullshit. An assault on free speech cannot go unchallenged in a free society. These people are Nazis. They want to control what we can and can’t listen to, and they don’t get to win. We win. We always win.
BTW – biggest pussy on the Internet right her:
I’m really impressed by this. We’re probably going to switch banks. I wish @easternbank had a branch closer to our house. https://t.co/gzAPZd4OB2
— Dan Kennedy (@dankennedy_nu) February 12, 2018
“We always win” ??? Until DeDe and her SJW crew wiped the floor with you. Now your FB presence is caput. Poseur.
TB always wins….after all you are here every single day…..
Hugh, what’s the obsession with that fupa Didi? And why aren’t you on your knees in the men’s room working like the good little ho you are, Mr. Wide Stance? Are they cleaning it again? You must hate it when they clean it more than once a day, cuts into business doesn’t it you fruityass.
I will always censor you! And F the winklevoss twins!
Does WEEI realize ‘close-knit and diverse’ is an oxymoron?
The broad next to the chink oompa loompa looks like one of the sharks from Finding Nemo.
Leung’s penis envy is showing. Leave the men’s shows to the men. Plenty of NPR or variety music stations for the vags to enjoy.
Miso angwy because of sexual harassment. How come no one touch me where I pee?
A couple things:
Isn’t it a bit hypocritical for your media outlet to criticize another media outlet for taking the time to criticize a third media outlet? This post is doing exactly the same thing as the globe’s coverage, are you both right to do it, or both wrong?
Second, the Cuban cigar thing isn’t reported properly. The delineation of illegal activity involving Cuban cigars is both clear and tight, though it’s obviously more relaxed now than it was in 2010. You haven’t established illegal behavior, and under the standards of the time of your reporting (not his post), there’s no real illegality to having and smoking the cigars even in the United States.
Cuban cigars are classy
Dennis spells his last name “Eckersley”.
Good for him. You get the point I’m making though, right? Half the fun of this site is insulting the media, why should we accept that it’s somehow different when the globe does it?
I hate you.
NO, it is not hypocritical, because calling out the globe’s behavior is not a contradiction of turtleboy’s stated beliefs or feelings. Turtleboy has been the most staunchest advocate of free speech and freedom of the press since it’s inception. Turtleboy is NOT politically correct, so apparently you find that offensive.
As to the Cuban cigar issue, please inform us proles as to which retailers in New England sell Cuban cigars. Oh sorry…the answer to that would be NONE!!! Cuban cigars are available to rich bankers at Citizen’s Bank who are willing to pay a huge premium for illegally imported cigars, so your argument is pure bullshit. Why don’t you go to the Globe’s comment section ?
Answer… they got rid of the comments sections because they cant stand the heat !! = pure hypocrites.
It’s hypocritical because they’re calling out the globe for the same behavior that they are exhibiting in this article. If they think the globe is wasting its time or acting inappropriately in their coverage, it calls into question whether turtleboy should be writing articles like this one. Either their both perfectly reasonable journalistic pursuits, or they’re both faulty for shared reasons.
Regarding Cuban cigars, its true they aren’t for sale in Massachusetts, however they can be purchased legally in many countries and legally brought back through customs without seizure. If you ever stop through de gaulle airport, or heathrow, go to the duty free, they’re cheaper than a pack of cigarettes in Boston.
Finally, how are you defining the term hypocrite? What stated stance or past action relatss comments sections is the globe contradicting by closing their own section? I think you’re just picking perceived insults at random and spewing them out without care for reason.
I’m getting dumber just reading your comments. Does HuffPo still take comments? You’d fit in much better over there in the echo chamber of snowflakes and low info Dems.
Shut up Eck! I’m Astro’s dad. Be the faucet not the sink! F manager John too.
And turtleboy literally blocked my comments, lol.
Hahahahaha change your IP clown puncher
Thanks for exposing Peter & Citizens bank ….. I hope people will reconsider using that bank based on this hypocrite and how the cheated people.
Citizens, like the attention you cowards !
At one time the globe had the best sports section in the country. Now long gone because the best writers jumped from a sinking ship. Mike Barnicle was the “STAR” of the paper, “Whitey kept the drugs out of Southie” = enough said.
They used to have “pull” in New England with their headlines and reporting. Now they are reduced to this….detestable. What else can we expect from the supporters of liz warren, ted kennedy, hillary, barack, the list of scumbags is endless. The globe detests the working man, always has.
Citizens Bank does business with mobsters too. I learned that watching The Departed.
Kennedy was almost a coherent liberal when he was a reporter. Then he became a “professor” at Northeastern. (Yesterday’s safety school has moved FAR to the left to suck up to university peers). Now he’s just another coyote howling to his cohorts in the echo chamber. Guy moves from Middleboro to Danvers because he thinks it swanky. Pseudo-intellectual putz.
Shirley’s got a load face, and so does her friend Margeaux (pronounced “MAR-gooks’). No wonder the two gooks are munching each others’ carpet. Imagine the boiling cat noises Shirley makes with a dick in her ass.
Another reason to have nothing to do with the Boston Globe!
The Boston Globe – the fish wrap of record.
Shirley so horny, she love you long time.
Where is my puppet aka White Cop? Come and dance for the people, WC, and show them how inept you are… snicker. All bluster and threats. No wonder Worcester has such a high crime rate with Barney Fifes like you on the job…
Speaking of jobs, shouldn’t you be on your knees in a mens room about now?
I asked her to show up and prove she has some balls and she pussed out saying “Oh, my name is Jimmy and I wear a Red Sox hat on backwards, I’ll be at Dunkin Donuts on Main Street”. There are 3 Dunkin Donuts on Main Street in Worcester. He wouldn’t give any other description and pussed out as everyone would expect, so now he has to deal with the humiliation just like he was back in high school.
Oh well, a lot of homos are going to be pulled over on Grafton Street leaving MB Lounge. They can thank “Jimmy with the backwards hat” for that. Snicker.
Barney Fife. Only dumber. Can’t even find one little 350 lb buddy.
So you’re a fat homosexual white liberal Black Lives Matter fan? No wonder you hang out at Dunkin Donuts. The only gratification you can get is eating crullers and sucking dick.
Also, I had to Google “Barney Fife” since nobody who isn’t old as fuck would know anything about a character from a show that aired in the early 60’s. So you’re fat, gay, submissive to black people, stupid and old. “Loser” doesn’t even cover what you are. You’re that and way too much more.
You’re so pathetic, your words don’t even matter. I don’t know why you don’t kill yourself, and of course so does everyone else.
That doesn’t mean drunk homos aren’t going to get pulled over on Grafton Street and have to go to court for DUI a lot more often, thanks to you.
White Cop is reduced to bluster because he is an abject moron. Can’t even follow thru on all his malevolent threats. I’m still here, WC. Are you buyin’ the cosmos tonight or am I? Smooches!