Dave Portnoy Blasts Washington Post After “Hit Piece” Fizzles


Dave Portnoy has been in the news again, but this time for the stupidest reason. A New York pizza festival was dubbed a scandal. The Washington Post used two journalists to write a hit piece.

He confronted a journalist and found out that she was lying.

When Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy discovered the Washington Post’s Emily Heil had contacted his advertisers and labeled him as a person with a “history of misogynistic comments,” he took matters into his own hands and called her.

Portnoy posted the entire 11-minute exchange on Twitter. Heil originally lied and said that she didn’t describe Portnoy’s behavior as racist misogyny, but was confronted with her own words.

“We have this Pizza-fest happening on Saturday, and you’re reaching out to our advertisers,” Portnoy said. “You’re basically sending an e-mail that says, to the effect, ‘Dave’s a misogynic racist. Do you want to defend yourselves advertising at this event?’ Right?” he asked Heil.

This article was dropped without much fanfare but with a lot of ridicule. It was made to look like it was a big deal by The Post.

Let’s be clear about what this is. It’s a coordinated attempt by a far-left news outlet to pressure shops by threatening their advertisers and customer base. It’s the lowest form of activism, relying not on anything actually newsworthy, but on veiled threats and misrepresentations.

Portnoy was not having it, and he dug in deeper with his rhetorical blade.

Portnoy is right. The Post’s investigation unit was assigned to investigate a pizza festival.

Portnoy is not a Republican. Portnoy is a liberal who speaks out on topics the left considers taboo. Portnoy must be destroyed. It was The Post that ended up looking foolish.