We get some drinking talk out of the way and quickly move onto our newsmaker of the week: FHRITP! Somebody yelled it at a local reporter, police laid charges, and everybody has gone mad about it. We give our thoughts and get the straight facts out. That takes up the first half of the show, then we look at the Richard Gillett hunger strike and a fisherman trying to haul a door off. MUN is asking students to stop banging on campus, but we think it’s a lost cause. A restaurant says they got a bunch of fake reservations, but it turns out to be not a big deal and we wonder if it’s worthy of being in the news. Nobody can have babies in Gander, we talk about new schools, the old schools we went to, and how things got too out of hand at school dances.
When Joel released a video statement after being attacked by Social Justice Warriors, he stressed the importance of everyone – especially comedians and public figures – standing up for each other. Even if you disagree with what another person says, it’s concerning that a group of people online are able to determine the fate of somebody’s career and livelihood. We never know who could be next, so we all need to stick together.
A kids level of telling on somebody, with adult level consequences.
The boys spend this episode talking about the whole Twitter fiasco with Joel, how it went down behind the scenes, what it’s like to be at the center of a controversy that made national news, the lies that were spread, and the comments received.
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On September 23, 2016 Joel left his job after Social Justice Warrior’s started a Twitter mob over a tweet they found offensive. On September 26, Joel released this video.