GRC newsgroup discusson on Leo Laporte


The GRC newsgroups are still all abuzz ragarding Leo Laporte and Mike Arrington's brief vocal feud on the latest Gillmor Gang. If you've been living under a rock, you can view the video on YouTube.

Steve's comment:


Apparently Leo “lost it” during his “Gillmor Gang” show this
(Saturday) afternoon. Apparently he started swearing and using
the F-word aimed AT his guests and hung up on everyone. I find
that BEYOND difficult to imagine. I’m stunned.

Steve. Working on: GRC’s DNS Benchmark utility:

With timezone differences this was already ancient history by the time I was awake but even as of this evening Adelaide time it was still being discussed so I posted my thoughts.

I’ve been an on-and-off Gillmor Gang listener since the very beginning in 2004 while they were still a part of IT Conversations; one of my favourite episodes is still their interview with Jonathan Schwartz when Solaris was starting to be open-sourced.

That’s not to say I’ve had issues with a few of their guests, Mike Arrington in particular has always come across as a bit arrogant to me. Aside from the debacle I’ve long since stopped reading TechCrunch.

I agree with Steve that I was shocked because I’m used to hearing the cheerful and good natured Leo; and his words may have been a bit harsh; but I can totally empathise with someone in his position. Like being called out as a “fanboy” when you merely point out a flaw in a particular OS, being called out for something you’re not guilty of in a cocky and unprovoked way can be one of the most maddening things to deal with.

/ Ruben Schade,
/ from Singapore & Adelaide Australia

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