Mainstream Media Fails

Worcester Magazine’s Bill Shaner Refuses To Debate Me Because “Who Cares” Despite Writing About Me And Turtleboy Almost 100 Times In 18 Months

If you like free speech and want to support what we’re doing, feel free to donate to the Turtle fund:

Hello Turtle Riders. As you know if you follow Turtleboy we are constantly getting censored and banned by Facebook for what are clearly not violations of their terms of service. Twitter has done the same, and trolls mass reported our blog to Google AdSense thousands of times, leading to demonitization. We can get by and survive, but we could really use your help. Please consider donating by hitting the PayPal button above if you’d like support free speech and what we do in the face of Silicon Valley censorship. Or just buy our award winning book about the dangers of censorship and rise of Turtleboy: 







This morning I put out an official challenge for a live streamed debate to Bill Shaner, the failed reporter at free Worcester Magazine who hasn’t stopped writing stories about me and Turtleboy Sports for the last 18 months. They’ve written about me or Turtleboy almost 100 times during that time period. Billy basically makes stuff up about the blog, reads every blog we publish, and meticulously watches every live show in order to prove who “Turtleboy” is. It was really sad to watch, but flattering that this man was so obsessed with me personally. Here are some highlights.

June 2017 – Attempting to expose me as the owner of Turtleboy Sports.

August 2017 – Figuring out the names of Turtleboy aliases on Facebook.

November 30, 2017– Championing our Facebook page being taken down:  “bullying is the clear purpose of this blog and its followers, though they’ll deny it to the high heavens, claiming instead they “publicly shame” people.”

December 6, 2017 – Gloating about our Facebook page being taken down.


January 4,  – Whining about Alli Bibaud coverage.

January 5 – Gaffney lawsuit.

January 11 – Gaffney lawsuit.

January 16 – Gaffney lawsuit.

January 18 – Gaffney lawsuit.

January 19 – Talib Kweli suing me.

February 22 – Gaffney case.

May 31 – “Haven’t heard much about our little Breitbart Turtleboy Sports in a while. And honestly, that’s all well and good.”

September 13 – “I’m happy to share the amazing news that head writer and owner Aidan Kearney is writing a tell-all book about Turtleboy Sports, the inarguably worst thing about Worcester. Should be a truly terrible read. Can’t wait. “Buffalo,” which is bound to be a recap of the time he was caught being gross at a Buffalo Bills game.” (See what I mean? He just makes stuff up. If anyone actually read Worcester Magazine I might care, but for most people this is the first time seeing it)

October 4 – Whining a blog exposing State Senate candidate Tom Merolli’s detainment by police in a Southbridge park because he was too cheap to spring for the motel room.


January 3– “It was one of the first times I can remember Kearney outwardly attaching his name to the editorial product of our own little Breitbart, and now that he’s fully loud and proud about it, the years of hilariously dishonest attempts at denial are all the more funny.”

January 17 – Refusing to acknowledge I beat Gaffney in court.

There’s a lot more but you get the point. His beef was with our anonymity, and he thinks that we bully people for no reason. As a dignified and civil adult running a well-respected media outlet that is often cited by the Washington Post and Boston Globe, I offered him a challenge to debate this, since I have no problem putting my name or face to this. I’m also more than confident that I could refute all of his misguided claims about the blog by pointing out the undeniable amounts of positive outcomes that our blog as created for society. And like the gutless coward that he is, he declined.


“Who cares.”

Ummmm….you do? Ya know, because you’ve written about us almost 100 different times in the last 18 months. You write about everything we do. You’ve dedicated almost as many hours to Turtleboy as Gaffney has, and that’s no easy feat. You definitely care a lot.

Of course the real reason he won’t do it is because he’s scared. He knows if he actually sat down in a room with me, shook hands, and attempted to debate me, he’d lose in spectacular fashion. I’d bring proof, evidence, and documented facts, showing all the really good things the blog has done for so many people, and his response to everything would be, “yea but….bullying,” and “Breitbart junior.” Because just like most of our critics Billy is devoid of facts and his writing relies completely on emotions. This is why he works for Worcester Magazine and will likely rise no higher than that.

According to him he won’t do it because there are “no merits” of Turtleboy.

Except for last week when we helped a victim of domestic violence have a lawsuit dropped against her by her abuser. Or the 5 highest ranking members of the MSP who resigned in disgrace after we exposed their scandals. Or the Northbridge Public Schools covering up a teacher being stabbed by a student last week. Or identifying countless people breaking laws. Or finding stolen kittens and getting them returned to the owner. Or raising thousands and thousands of dollars for various charities.

None of these things have nearly as much merit as Bill Shaner writing a weekly snarky filled sarcastic blog that him and his good friend Steve Quist high five over every week. Sad.

He also says he can’t find common ground, so there’s no point to debate.

Translation – I’m incredibly close minded, even though I claim to be a reporter of the news, therefore I will not subject myself to hearing ideas that might contradict my preconceived worldview.

Oh, and he basically said that he had no intention of actually reporting on the fliers Gaffney sent out to the entire town of Holden about me because he “doesn’t want to put the time in.”

He can’t write about me, because he’s way too busy…..writing about me.

I have a feeling his boss, Walter Bird, won’t let him, and he’s too afraid to admit that despite being a long haired free spirit, he’s still working for a crotchety 50 something year old white dude  named Walter. Either way, the offer remains on the table, any time, anywhere. And I mean anywhere.


If you’d like to ask him why he won’t debate me here’s how you can reach him.


16 Comment(s)
  • Big Wick
    February 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Why is Bill Shaner like a septic tank? Because he’s a Poo Sea.

    And, his FB pic looks like Charlie Manson.

    Personally, I prefer Bill Shatner.

  • randiguy2006
    Randall Guy
    January 21, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Why would he ever “debate” you? Talk about a waste of time.

    He’s an actual real journalist with a real job.

  • Nadia Yenraek
    Nadia Yenraek
    January 20, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Are you running for office? Why would anyone be interested in a debate between you and a journalist?
    What an ego you’ve got.

  • Turtle Rider
    January 20, 2019 at 9:19 am

    FAG STAIN can’t and won’t admit that TURTLE BOY and the WHITE RACE are superior!!!!!!!

  • Drago
    January 19, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Never heard of him. Looks like a salami smoker with a beard

  • Let’s see who cares
    January 19, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Reframe the offer by having the debate benefit something he does care about. Maybe you could sell tickets to the live event/live stream and donate the proceeds to a deserving (and mutually agreed upon) charity of HIS choice. You could even set it up so that a minimum dollar amount would need to reached before the debate took place….essentially guaranteeing the donation. If you found a venue that seated 500ppl @ $10 each (plus X number of paying online viewers) the event would likely be able to generate a $5000 donation (after expenses). 

  • I See Dumb People
    I see dumb people
    January 19, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Dude is a straight pussy.. Spends all his time to writing articles about you but cant debate because he has no time … Hahhahaha Moron that later folks haha

  • Doug Keans
    January 19, 2019 at 9:27 am

    He won’t debate you for the same reason AOC wouldn’t debate Ben Shapiro. It would show what an empty head he has for all to see. Shapiro offered 10 k to her campaign for a debate of her retarded economic policies. Now that would have been must see tv. Sad part, it would have had no impact on the vote as they are all lemmings, unable to think on their own. Same thing would have happened to good ole Bill Shaner. The old adage is so true. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt. Gutless moronic idiots masquerading as humans.

  • Sulfer Powder
    January 19, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Knew this was never going to happen
    These people are all the same, as my dad used to say: “Big winds come from empty caves”

    January 19, 2019 at 2:47 am

    I would gladly slap the fucking smug right off her mug. What a degenerate! She looks like she has scabies all over her face & maggots in her hair. I bet all the worcester shit fly’ follow this chicks kunt stench round town. This broad really needs a shower, actually she needs a few of em, with bleach & spick & span!
    What a lil pussy shim is. I bet shim has a clit so big, it looks like a lil peckah. Yeah shims got better things to do alright. Better things to do as in finger fucking its asshole while flicking its clit peckah all while licking pictures of gaffney’ huge nose.

  • Uncle Randy
    January 19, 2019 at 1:24 am

    “Pound me in the buns, Wally!”

    -that guy

  • Y
    January 19, 2019 at 1:20 am

    I’m a big supporter, I donate, I read and follow as closely as I can, but that kitten remark was total cuck city!
    PS, fuck Willy “Silent Blob” Shamer

  • Dude is puss, in Russia he would already be dead
    January 19, 2019 at 12:54 am

    He wants to fight TB… he just doesn’t want to fight. Fucking fag, TB now has the right to slap him across the face with leather gloves and chop him up with an axe. According to the constitution.

  • Sausagewallet
    January 19, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Imagine telling people you write articles for “Worcester Magazine” for a living. You’d be better off calling that rag “The encyclopedia of depression”

Comment on this Post


Boston Globe Covers 4-11 Boston College, But Not 12-1, #22 UMass
Boston Globe Apparently Will Run Any Article As Long As It Shits On Good Things Like The Ice Bucket Challenge
Boston Globe Writer Calls Dedham, Brookline, Walpole, Everett Football Coaches And Players Intolerant Homophobes, So Patriots Should Sign Michael Sam