SHAMEFUL: Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Caves to Pressure and Apologizes to the Mob
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy has been one of the men who has stood up in bold fashion against cancel culture, but now even he has folded to the left-wing mob under the pressure.
He groveled in an “emergency press conference” issued on Thursday that was posted on social media.
“I really viewed it as pure Barstool haters … it’s more about how much they f—in’ hate me. It’s the same thing they’ve been doing for two decades… and I wasn’t going to apologize because I knew I was trying to be funny. I wasn’t trying to offend. The intent was to make people laugh,” Portnoy said. “Here’s what happened: unbeknownst to me and something I didn’t plan on doing, I alienated a lot of the people who work for me now.”
“And guess what, I’m listening to what everybody in the room is saying. It’s one of the great developments of Barstool. Unlike when I started, I have enough dissenting voices now where I can listen. And listening to these guys, I want to have their f—in’ backs and will learn and I will be f—in’ better. I’ll never f—in’ do that again… I didn’t realize how much it affected them, me doing that rant because it hung them out to dry a little bit and that’s not what I want to do. I want to have everybody’s back who works for me,” he added.
The entire video address can be seen here:
Emergency Press Conference – Barstool State of Union pic.twitter.com/rliRpzkKe7
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) July 2, 2020
Earlier this week, Portnoy boasted about being “uncancellable” to the mob after they attacked him over prior politically incorrect jokes he had made:
Portnoy is under fire because of comments he made in 2016 regarding entitled race huckster Colin Kaepernick, the washed up former NFL quarterback who cashed out for hating his country. He was joking during the segment, but context does not matter to the mob that aims to destroy all successful white people.
“So I’m going to say something that’s racist,” Portnoy said before explaining that he thought Kaepernick was “an ISIS guy… Throw a head wrap on this guy, he’s a terrorist.”
“He looks like a Bin Laden. That’s not racist,” Portnoy added. A colleague opined that Kaepernick “is not really that Black… I don’t think he speaks for Black people.”
Portnoy also published a Tweet in 2016 with pictures of Bin Laden and Kaepernick side by side, writing: “Anybody who disagrees with me saying Kaepernick looks like Bin Laden is a moron. #factsonly.”
“He just thinks Black are people are being treated unfairly, so he’s making a moral stand. Fine, I didn’t know he was Black… I don’t hate him — I hated him a lot more when I thought he was a terrorist,” Portnoy said in an additional clip.
He declared defiantly on Sunday night: “Memo to the cancel cops. I knew this was coming before you did. And I’m ready. You don’t cancel me. I cancel you.”
Portnoy talked a big game, but he has been assimilated like so many other rich and influential personalities. He has shown that he cares more about protecting his own bottom line than standing for open expression against the jackals.