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(Mediaite)   Barstool Sports star Francis Ellis offers a fair and balanced assessment of Fox News during a hot-mike moment: "They're just trafficking in hate"   (mediaite.com) divider line
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2022-12-07 5:10:33 PM  
After reading the article, that sounds like a guy that knew his mic was on, but just kept rolling.

At least he has the fortitude to know and admit he was wrong to go on Watters.
 
2022-12-07 5:19:24 PM  
I'm happy he came out of the closet and told everyone the truth about Fox News.

/Fox News: We'll tell you who to hate.
 
2022-12-07 6:58:23 PM  
Well, he's Definitely not wrong.
 
2022-12-07 7:29:33 PM  
Subscription wall;dr. Isn't there a big ass sign that says ON AIR when the mic is on?
 
2022-12-07 8:32:42 PM  
ew barstool
 
2022-12-07 8:34:16 PM  
Someone just lost his side gig.

Good for him for doing it--he knew the mic was hot.
 
2022-12-07 8:37:00 PM  
Barstool Sports "star"
 
2022-12-07 8:39:35 PM  
his dumbshiat boss Dave Portnoy isn't much better.
 
2022-12-07 8:41:19 PM  
Who
 
2022-12-07 8:42:35 PM  
The only sports site I ever cared for was Sports By Brooks.
 
2022-12-07 8:45:33 PM  
Is this a podcast? I've never heard of these guys.
 
2022-12-07 8:48:41 PM  

MurphyMurphy: The only sports site I ever cared for was Sports By Brooks.


That's a name I haven't heard in a looooooong time.
 
2022-12-07 8:50:20 PM  
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2022-12-07 8:50:49 PM  
Kind of telling that their frequent guests see right through them. Also does not look too great that he goes on there anyway. But the fact he felt "dirty" for being on there also says a lot.
 
2022-12-07 8:51:34 PM  

Mugato: Subscription wall;dr. Isn't there a big ass sign that says ON AIR when the mic is on?


There is a sign, but it is only lit when the transmitter is on. Cameras and mics are on a much longer time before and after that light flips
 
2022-12-07 8:52:20 PM  
It's the revenue stream for Fux and that won't change until the stream dries up.
 
2022-12-07 8:53:24 PM  

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2022-12-07 8:53:38 PM  
I'd ask what his Fark handle is, but usually I see Farkers saying they WISH they could shed their morality and play to the rubes on Fox for a nice fat check.

// what's his Reddit tag?
 
2022-12-07 8:53:45 PM  

mcmnky: Barstool Sports "star"


Is that a thing? I don't think that's a thing.
 
2022-12-07 8:54:16 PM  

replacementcool: his dumbshiat boss Dave Portnoy isn't much better.


I stumbled upon his YouTube series years ago where he reviewed pizza slices and I enjoyed that. Then I learned who he was and didn't enjoy it anymore. It was a fun bit and he did it well. Shame that he's a gigantic douche.
 
2022-12-07 8:54:43 PM  
Well, they're not wrong.
 
2022-12-07 8:55:34 PM  

heavymetal: Kind of telling that their frequent guests see right through them. Also does not look too great that he goes on there anyway. But the fact he felt "dirty" for being on there also says a lot.


Yeah, that he's a whore who will do whatever dirty, depraved thing you want as long as he gets paid
 
2022-12-07 8:59:15 PM  

HighOnCraic: eyeq360: [i.imgflip.com image 500x606]

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They remove their hoods so their viewers at home don't have to.
 
2022-12-07 8:59:42 PM  
Hot mic events do happen accidentally sometimes. Seen it happen to someone close but also had it happen to me.

I was directing a live event and someone tapped into our private intercom, just the director and cameras. When your crew is small and you have been together decades, it's kinda casual and during dead times and you trade observations and shoot the breeze. We were talking about a certain person In the audience and I made an off hand comment in the private conversation that it would be good for us union people if that person didn't get re-elected, because in a district full of union people, they had torpedoed a key pro union legislation being voted on. They had voted against the interests of their own constituents and should be replaced.
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A recording of that private conversation got back to people. They couldnt fire me. But I never got to direct that show again.
 
2022-12-07 9:01:01 PM  
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2022-12-07 9:01:17 PM  
"They're like, 'Finally a young, handsome person is saying it!'" Ellis joked.

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2022-12-07 9:01:33 PM  

replacementcool: his dumbshiat boss Dave Portnoy isn't much better.


Dave Portnoy is the reason why I hate Dream Theater
 
2022-12-07 9:05:44 PM  

FatherChaos: Well, they're not wrong.


They are exponentially worse than the racist smoothbrains they pander to, because most of them damn well know better. As demonstrated by this clip.
 
2022-12-07 9:15:22 PM  

Azz: replacementcool: his dumbshiat boss Dave Portnoy isn't much better.

Dave Portnoy is the reason why I hate Dream Theater


Ironically, that's the same reason why Mike Portnoy hates Dream Theater!
 
2022-12-07 9:21:11 PM  
Holy fark, someone actually looked in the mirror and thought, "wtf am I doing?". Nice to see since it happens so rarely.
 
2022-12-07 9:22:03 PM  

WhackingDay: Holy fark, someone actually looked in the mirror and thought, "wtf am I doing?". Nice to see since it happens so rarely.


Looks like his wife called him out on it.
 
2022-12-07 9:22:41 PM  

MurphyMurphy: The only sports site I ever cared for was Sports By Brooks.


You can still catch some of Maggie Green's work elsewhere.

/so I've heard
 
2022-12-07 9:35:32 PM  
Wait, a guy who began his career doing extremely racist man-in-the-street interviews in Chinatown might not be a good person?  Yeah, that would definitely take you a while to figure out, wouldn't it
 
2022-12-07 9:41:24 PM  

Dafatone: ew barstool


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2022-12-07 10:23:06 PM  

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If accurate (and that is a very big if considering this is Faux News), that's a pretty damning indictment of Wall Street. Well another damning indictment, of Wall Street.

Among the many damning indictments of Wall Street...

I'll come in again.
 
2022-12-07 10:28:02 PM  

jake_lex: Wait, a guy who began his career doing extremely racist man-in-the-street interviews in Chinatown might not be a good person?  Yeah, that would definitely take you a while to figure out, wouldn't it


On a network that wasn't aiming for the racist demographic that would have been the end of his career.
 
2022-12-07 10:37:58 PM  

fortheloveof: eyeq360: [i.imgflip.com image 500x606]

If accurate (and that is a very big if considering this is Faux News), that's a pretty damning indictment of Wall Street. Well another damning indictment, of Wall Street.

Among the many damning indictments of Wall Street...

I'll come in again.


The graphic is real.
 
2022-12-07 10:38:47 PM  
Barstool Sports is fucking toxic and Dave Portnoy is...well. I'd love to say this to him.

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2022-12-07 10:40:48 PM  

eyeq360: fortheloveof: eyeq360: [i.imgflip.com image 500x606]

If accurate (and that is a very big if considering this is Faux News), that's a pretty damning indictment of Wall Street. Well another damning indictment, of Wall Street.

Among the many damning indictments of Wall Street...

I'll come in again.

The graphic is real.


I never doubted the graphic was real, just questioning if the information it claims to portray is accurate.
 
2022-12-07 11:27:38 PM  
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2022-12-07 11:48:46 PM  
F*ck Barstool Sports. & f*ck Dave Pourtnoy.
 
2022-12-07 11:49:34 PM  

eyeq360: They remove their hoods so their viewers at home don't have to.


Underrated comment.
 
2022-12-07 11:56:58 PM  

replacementcool: his dumbshiat boss Dave Portnoy isn't much better.


Dave Portnoy is horrible.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Portnoy

"In 2010, Portnoy joked about women being raped saying "if you're a size 6 and you're wearing skinny jeans you kind of deserve to be raped right?"
 
2022-12-08 12:08:58 AM  

thorpe: replacementcool: his dumbshiat boss Dave Portnoy isn't much better.

Dave Portnoy is horrible.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Portnoy

"In 2010, Portnoy joked about women being raped saying "if you're a size 6 and you're wearing skinny jeans you kind of deserve to be raped right?"


In a 2015 blog post, Portnoy said "I am voting for Donald Trump. I don't care if he's a joke. I don't care if he's racist. I don't care if he's sexist. I don't care about any of it. I hope he stays in the race and I hope he wins. Why? Because I love the fact that he is making other politicians squirm. I love the fact he says shiat nobody else will say, regardless of how ridiculous it is."[21] However, in 2022, he said it is "dangerous" to vote for Republicans because they will appoint Justices who are too conservative to the Supreme Court.[20] He stated he would vote for President Joe Biden if he runs against Trump in 2024.

Hmmm...  "I love the fact he says shiat nobody else will say, regardless of how ridiculous it is." Things like, "We're going to have great judges, conservative, all picked by the Federalist Society,"?

How did he not see that coming?

Oh right, he did, but he just didn't care.
 
2022-12-08 12:12:51 AM  

thorpe: replacementcool: his dumbshiat boss Dave Portnoy isn't much better.

Dave Portnoy is horrible.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Portnoy

"In 2010, Portnoy joked about women being raped saying "if you're a size 6 and you're wearing skinny jeans you kind of deserve to be raped right?"


I see the defamation case against Insider for publishing accounts of him sexually assaulting women was dismissed.Wonder if he was hoping for that so they'd never get to discovery.
 
2022-12-08 12:17:20 AM  

OptimisticCynicism: WhackingDay: Holy fark, someone actually looked in the mirror and thought, "wtf am I doing?". Nice to see since it happens so rarely.

Looks like his wife called him out on it.


Wife-like typing detected?

/It's an older meme, but it kinda checks out.
 
2022-12-08 12:36:28 AM  
Barstool Bro vs Fox News?

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2022-12-08 12:36:32 AM  
I just want to register how utterly loathsome Watters is.

Whether he's mocking the very idea of kindness and decency, cheering for harm to the country, or pushing batshiat conspiracies (e.g. he had some nut on Tuesday pushing the theory that Fauci personally ordered the creation of COVID-19 at the Wuhan lab at the behest of the CIA so he could steal bioweapon production techniques - and Elon Mush was going to publish the evidence on Twitter), he is always evil.

He's just as vile as Tucker. I hope they both drown in a septic tank.
 
2022-12-08 12:45:28 AM  
There's a lot of Portnoy's complaints in this thread.
 
2022-12-08 1:22:17 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: After reading the article, that sounds like a guy that knew his mic was on, but just kept rolling.

At least he has the fortitude to know and admit he was wrong to go on Watters.


Yeah, he stopped caring for a second.

Broadcast news, especially the infotainment talking head side, is basically acting. Local news anchors and I-Team stuff actually involves some legwork and isn't all that glamorous, but this "dude who talks before Tucker Carlson" job is a different story. Once people get into that, or any other kind of career where they're not necessarily nailed down to a specific 9-5, they're always looking for work and will take virtually anything they can get.

It's a lot like being a lion on the savannah. Everyone thinks you make bank and whatever, but the reality is different. Lions might have to go hungry for a while or scavenge; the ones who do well are usually part of a group and work a large territory. if you're a free agent, times can be tough.

If you're an actor, a TV pundit or, say...a commercial real estate agent and times are tough, you'll take any farking shiat that comes your way. NC-17? Give it to me. Tucker Carlson's biatch? OANN? Ugh...hold your nose and do the work, because it's your chosen field and things will get better.

Right now if someone sends me a shopping plaza in the ghetto with a dead body in the dumpster, I'm clearing my calendar for the day and jumping on that.

The problem is, this mentality can sometimes cause people to end up doing things they seriously regret in the future. Working for Satan is hard to come back from.
 
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