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Kirk Minihane Highlights Howard Stern’s Use Of N Word

“According to Minihane, every time Stern denies that he did the things that made him famous, it is a slap in the face to his long time fans.”

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On his podcast this week, Barstool’s Kirk Minihane called out Howard Stern. Over the weekend, social media was abuzz over a segment of The View in which Howard Stern claimed that he had never used the n word on his show. Several people on Twitter pointed out that not only had Stern used the word, he had even performed in black face.

Minihane took it a step further. He played a clip from Stern’s terrestrial radio show in the 90s featuring the King of All Media poking fun at the E! network for bleeping the word from the television version of his show.

During the early days of his show’s national syndication, Stern would put on people and characters that said terrible things in order to goof on how dumb those people sounded according to Minihane. He noted that he wouldn’t do a segment like that now, but noted that “there was a time and place for satire.”

Minihane described himself as a Stern devotee in the 90s. He described Stern as the inspiration for him to broadcast the way he does.

“Literally a light went off in my head,” Minihane said of the first time he heard Stern. “Like I have never heard anything like this in my life.”

Howard Stern’s personality transformation is something Minihane takes personally. According to Minihane, every time Stern denies that he did the things that made him famous, it is a slap in the face to his long time fans.

“Stern is now so pathetic. When I get angry about Stern, keep in mind 19 or 20 year old Kirk was listening to Howard Stern 4 hours a day everyday, buying his books, talking to friends about him. To see what he’s become is depressing.”

That is why Minihane says he wants to highlight Stern’s hypocrisy. In the clip played on the Kirk Minihane Show, Stern uses the n word more than half a dozen times in a five minute span. He also uses racial epithets directed at Asians and Hispanics.

While it should be pointed out that Stern was reading a letter complaining that E! was okay with letting the epithets for Asians and Hispanics air, the network bleeped the n word when airing a bit that was clearly making fun of the Cincinnati Reds notoriously racist former owner Marge Schott.

“I didn’t use the n word. Let’s be very clear,” Stern said in an appearance on The View when one of the hosts mentioned hearing it frequently on his show when she was in college.

“It’s so abhorrently not true and such an easy thing to answer,” Minihane said wondering why Stern wouldn’t note that it was always used on the show to make fun of the person saying it and using it as an opportunity to say that it isn’t something he would do today.

“When I have listened to Howard Stern, in my life, I’m going to estimate he used the n word 5000 times,” Minihane said. “That’s a very soft estimate.”

Minihane said that he believes Howard Stern can deny things he has done that are on tape because he lives “in a bubble” and doesn’t have anyone to challenge him. Minihane also said that Stern has been so used to using his black news anchor and partner Robin Quivers as a “protective cone” for provocative, racially charged material.

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Dave Portnoy Tells Business Insider CEO He Is ‘Piece Of S*** Coward’

“Despite objections from the moderator, Dave Portnoy got out his entire question before his mic was muted.”

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Dave Portnoy is not going to move on from his hate of Business Insider. The Barstool founder joined a Twitter Spaces session on Thursday night where the public had a chance to talk to Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget.

The event was hosted by the New York Times. Blodget was part of a panel discussing issues facing the business community.

“So yeah, I saw that piece of shit Henry Blodget’s on there,” Portnoy said when his mic went live. “My first question’s why would a piece of shit who’s been banned by the SEC from talking about stocks be on there. My second question is hey Henry, you f***ing coward, you know everything you wrote about me was bullshit. Why don’t you ever sit down with me you f***ing piece of shit coward. That’s my question.”

Despite objections from the moderator, Dave Portnoy got out his entire question before his mic was muted. No answer came. The moderator apologized to Blodget and ended the event.

The accusations of Blodget being banned by the SEC from discussing financial advice are true. Portnoy was referncing fraud charges that Blodget settled in 2003 when he was a Wall Street analyst.

Business Insider has ran a salacious piece about Portnoy’s sex life in November. It included accusations of misconduct from three women that claimed consensual sexual encounters with Portnoy took a dark turn without their consent.

Dave Portnoy has maintained the story is not true. He has also threatened to sue Blodget, Business Insider and the story’s author Julia Black.

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Mile High Sports Acquires Colorado Preps

“Mile High Sports adds Colorado Preps to a portfolio that includes a radio brand broadcasting on 98.1 FM and 107.5 FM HD-3 in Denver, a magazine, and MileHighSports.com.”

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Mile High Sports has acquired the Colorado Preps brand, including ColoradoPreps.com and the company’s radio and podcast networks. The deal is effective immediately.

“I am proud of what we’ve accomplished through 19 years of the Colorado Preps Network and very excited about the future with Mile High Sports,” said Kevin Shaffer, owner and founder of Colorado Preps. “The MHS crew is poised to bring additional and expanded coverage to high school sports across the state and we’re honored to stay involved with the network and help its growth.”

He will remain on the staff and continue hosting and producing radio and digital shows.

“With the elimination of the Rocky Mountain News, and shrinking budgets across most news outlets, local high school sports coverage has often and unfortunately become the casualty,” said Mile High Sports Editor-in-Chief Doug Ottewill. “But there will always be kids playing sports and parents wanting to read about those kids playing sports. I think ColoradoPreps.com fills a need and a niche that will never go away, no matter what’s happening on the bigger sports landscape in Colorado.”

Mile High Sports adds Colorado Preps to a portfolio that includes a radio brand broadcasting on 98.1 FM and 107.5 FM HD-3 in Denver, a magazine, and MileHighSports.com.

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Barstool Sports To Eliminate Some Podcasts

“We almost created a model where we started with all the resources, we didn’t start with the idea or the people and as a result, we have a lot of things that weren’t necessarily going in the right places.”

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Barstool Sports is doing some internal re-organizing. As a result, some shows are being cancelled.

Talking on her podcast Token CEO, Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini said the company has looked under the hood the past few months and are trying to clean things up.

Nardini also stated that the company’s spending needs to be reined in. She feels like too much has been invested in content that hasn’t been delivered, and creative freedom has become more of a curse than a blessing.

“We almost created a model where we started with all the resources, we didn’t start with the idea or the people and as a result, we have a lot of things that weren’t necessarily going in the right places,” she said.

In the podcast space, Barstool has 94 different offerings to choose from. Nardini said it’s just become too much, and they’re going to have to scale things back.

“No company of our size should have 94 shows,” she said. “What was my mistake and our mistake? We treated all 94 shows equal.”

Nardini realizes that means tough decisions are going to have to be made. Good, talented people will either have to move on or their jobs will be re-purposed.

“I’m bummed that it impacts people’s jobs,” she said. “I think that is a really, really serious thing when a role gets impacted and things change. You have to take that with a little bit of a heavy heart.”

Erika didn’t specify which shows, in particular, would be getting the ax, but it’s believed that the show Podfathers will be among them.

Show co-hosts Michael McCarthy aka “Large” and Justin Clemenza aka “Clem” took to Twitter and to the Barstool blog to announce the parenting podcast was no more.

Jordan Demcher aka “Jordie” tweeted a couple of thoughts on the situation but then clarified his podcast would carry on.

Keep your eyes on social media over the next few days for more details on this situation from Barstool’s personalities.

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