May 06, 2004

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2004.05.06 G4 Fires Entire Staff of TechTV

The Laporte Report: Comcast Fires TechTV Staff

This is horrible -- after reading Leo Laporte's blog, I've just learned that G4 has fired the entire staff of TechTV. This is a dumb move I think -- G4 purchased the rights to TechTV to gain the viewership that's been following TechTV. The viewers watch TechTV because of the TV personalities that's been on the various programs.

Now, they've fired the staff and possibly the popular TechTV personalities -- which is a stupid move -- because the viewers you're hoping to gain with the purchase of TechTV will most likely not watch the shows cause the personalities won't be there.

I've started a online petition that I'm planning on faxing to Comcast and G4 at the petition conclusion, which is June 17.

Show your support: Reverse G4 / Comcast Decision to Fire Entire Staff of TechTV.
Show your support also for: Save TechTV.

Posted by John Highway at May 6, 2004 11:04 PM | TrackBack

Comcast and G4 can rott in eternal hell ! I'm definity going to sing your petition and get as many people as I possible can to sign it also. Good work Highway !

Posted by: MorganWebbLover (from at May 6, 2004 11:21 PM

I was so mad I spelled sign worng .

Posted by: MorganWebbLover (from at May 6, 2004 11:24 PM

I was so mad I spelled sign worng .

Posted by: MorganWebbLover (from at May 6, 2004 11:25 PM

Signed your petition along with another that I posted in your last thread.
This still sucks though...

Posted by: Winged VoX (from at May 6, 2004 11:46 PM

I've signed both and now I say: Damn those bastards at G4 and Comcast Damn straight to the deepest darkest depths of hell reserved only for people such as Hitler. I hope they rot in hell!

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 12:59 AM

Does anyone here even get g4 aka the bastard network

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 01:11 AM

Soory for posting three times in a row but im real pissed any who i belong to a big website w/ many members and i'm sure i can get a few to sign i just need Highway's permission to tell them to come here

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 01:15 AM

Yeah I get G4, channel 149 for me, and let me tell you all something I have never seen such horrible, living with mother, closet gamers that hack a game review worst than a butcher at a meat packers convention. (kinda weird but im so mad right now I can't think straight) Morgan Webb and Adam Sessler are by far the most knowledgeable,funny, and just plain cool gamers out there; they truly know gaming unlike G4.

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 7, 2004 01:18 AM

do you have to have sattelite and what state do you live in i live in a small town in Cal and i hve cable and if it does come to x-play being on g4 i might have to watch it ( IF mORGAN And amda r miraculosuly back)

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 01:29 AM

Argh I'm so mad I can't even spell

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 01:29 AM

I got cable and live in a small but growing city outside Orlando, Florida to get G4 you can have cable or satellite it comes on both. Anyways here's an important question: ready Samurai X?
did you get in your mail a few weeks ago a small booklet from Nielsen television(you know the ratings board for shows) well you were supposed to write what you watch on t.v. in it and mail it
back to them. we all have to go to the Nielsen television website and complain about this to them; also HIGHWAY SHOULD SEND HIS ONLINE PETITION TO NIELSEN AS WELL. aND EXACTLY WHAT SMALL TOWN DO YOU LIVE IN SAMURAI X?

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 7, 2004 01:38 AM

to the first question i didn't get an email like that and to thw second the town is called Arroyo Grande and my cable is Charter Communications

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 01:43 AM

OH wait crap not email i dunno i don't handle my mai land pardon my french but SHIT!

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 01:44 AM

Oh and tank lord you have aim cuz i could put you on my buddy list and we could complai n about this crap

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 01:46 AM

I don't have aol as my internet service provider. I have Roadrunner high speed online I'm sure you've heard the commercials for it.

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 7, 2004 01:56 AM

I have G4, but I stopped watching it long ago.
So many reruns of the same thing daily.
The only shows I liked watching were Filter, Cinematech, and sometimes That's about it.
Still so much to complain about this.
I'm actually curious as to how TechTV will address this. Like if they're going to actually acknowledge it on shows like Call For Help, The Screen Savers, or Tech Live. I really want to see what they do or if they say anything about it at all.

Posted by: Winged VoX (from at May 7, 2004 01:56 AM

I say tech tv fans unite to picket outside G4 and Comcast

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 02:14 AM

Hey wingedVox and Samurai X guess what I just did??? I just e-mailed the editor of USATODAY AND TOLD HIM ABOUT ALL OF THIS MERGER CRAP WITH G4, COOL HUH!!

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 7, 2004 02:17 AM

yeah maybe he'll put summin in the mag and people will know tpo put an end o this crap

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 05:15 AM

Ugh i still can't spell and it's like 3 hours later

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 05:24 AM

i signed both, what do you think gonna happen to morgan?

Posted by: Gooch (from at May 7, 2004 05:39 AM

Well hell. I am so pissed right now if this is true. WHo wants to band together and write a letter to Morgan or something offering support? Damn i am so mad >:(

Posted by: shivadee (from at May 7, 2004 06:36 AM

i heard about what happened and i signed both petitions. hopefully something good will come out of everyone will get their jobs back.

Posted by: Nykael (from at May 7, 2004 07:25 AM

John, there's already a bunch of petitions popping up. Yours seems to have the most sigs, so I'd think about contacting the other petition authors to see about combining them. Because it's better for everyone to advertise one big petition than a bunch of authors advertising their own small petitions. I'm already seeing links to them all over and it's getting to be a pain in the ass to have to seek for my sig to be sure I already signed it.

Posted by: RoadToPetition (from at May 7, 2004 01:44 PM

We Should get off our butts and fight for what we want free independant Tech TV that we always love. Someone should buy them out again.
fight and send letters to newspapers and television studios to get more people aware what is going on.

Posted by: Billy (from at May 7, 2004 03:38 PM

Anyone here see any of the posts by these assholes on Morgan's moblog

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 03:46 PM

I have Samurai X And Billy has said what I wan't everyone to do e-mail every newspaper in the USA and Canada (for Morgan's sake) and tell them about this unfair merger; let's get Comcast in trouble big time. Anyway i'm still gonna e-mail THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FCC ABOUT COMCAST IS DOING AND MAYBE GET TECHTV'S LAWYERS TO TAKE COMCAST TO COURT.

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 7, 2004 03:54 PM

I wasn't talkin bout him i was talkin' bout tom and eisly and chris the ones saying bad stuff about morgan

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 04:24 PM

I'm not a staker and I don't beat off Morgan ( ewwwwww)

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 05:05 PM

If you see a troll post -- don't respond to it, don't acknowledge, don't do anything in regards to it, just ignore it and move on.

Trolls live on responses, trying to illicit some kind of response.

So, just leave them alone.


Posted by: HIGHWAY (from at May 7, 2004 05:41 PM

d00d!! Did Mo just post on her own blog? I wonder, looks like it.

Posted by: shivadee (from at May 7, 2004 06:22 PM

oh heh ehhe ok Highway

Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 7, 2004 06:27 PM

Hey Samurai X I was referring to Billy earlier in this posting look in the the list.

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 7, 2004 10:13 PM


Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 8, 2004 01:25 AM

I got 7th place in tonight's X-play hyperactive finishing with 20,167 points!!!!

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 8, 2004 01:43 AM

Watching G4 and Their Hosts is Like Talking To A WALL !!! ME HATE COMCAST FROM NOW ON

Posted by: MrkXceL (from at May 8, 2004 04:36 AM

As long as Morgan moves to L.A. to join the G4 X-Play I'll be happy.

Posted by: Nathan (from at May 8, 2004 08:56 AM

Uh NATHAN I doubt that will happen it seems obvious that G4 is going to terminate X-Play to make their gaming shows #1 on t.v.

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 8, 2004 03:09 PM

Thankfully, G4 said they plan to keep X-Play on the air...I just hope Morgan is willing to move to LA to keep her job. :(

Posted by: Quatre (from at May 9, 2004 02:02 AM

and if morgan goes dead broke and decides to do the playboy shoot that'd make me happy too, in sadistic sorta way

Posted by: Gooch (from at May 9, 2004 02:48 AM

Yeah Gooch, if this deal falls through for her her doing Playboy would be the only good thing to come out of this merger. Anyway I think it's embarrassing for Morgan's and Adam's careers; getting bought out by a company that owns a crappy gaming t.v. network to people like Adam and Morgan who definitely know more about games.

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 9, 2004 03:30 AM

You guys could do some actual reading before starting petitions and such. They are firing everyone and re-hiring most of the talent for the re-launch of G4. Why would they need all the people behind the scenes duplicating jobs? You don't need 2 accounting teams, you don't need 2 HR teams, 2 travel offices, etc. That was even said in the news story. But if you want to start a petition, go right ahead.

Posted by: Dskillz (from at May 10, 2004 02:00 PM

boy Dskillz must be niave or you must not be taking business classes like I am. In fact my business teacher told me when I asked him about this COMCAST MERGER IS THAT IT'S COMMON FOR A BUSINESS TO FIRE EVERYONE WHEN THEY BUY SOMEONE OUT!!!!!

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 10, 2004 02:38 PM

Remember "Knowledge TV". That was good and this is great. I don't think Comcast comes in with much good will. Probabley impossible to survive. Question? Why is Comcast spending money to be self distructive?

Posted by: Nicholas (from at May 11, 2004 04:30 PM

I have stopped watching all techtv shows from here on in!!!!

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 11, 2004 09:04 PM


Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 11, 2004 11:43 PM


Posted by: Samurai X (from at May 11, 2004 11:46 PM

Oh yes very much unlike me,but now when X-play and Unscrewed comes on; my t.v. will from now on be OFF!!!! And yes Samurai X even I won't watch x-play anymore. I'm not going to support this merger,and by the sounds of it a lot of people besides me are not going to watch x-play anymore.

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 12, 2004 12:22 AM

Man I signed both...I'm so pissed off...damn that company hope they rot in the pits of hel!!!

Posted by: Brisk (from at May 12, 2004 01:39 PM

I can't stand G4. They don't know anything about games or gamers, and their shows are all crap. I don't say this out of spite. I say this from the bottom of my heart. I have never seen a network that cares less about their level of quality. Everything about G4, from it's actual content, to it's horrible presentation (Those backdrops from late 80s are really attractive, and those G4 cutscenes completely devoid of music are so cool)(Sarcasism)is poor. The one good thing that might come out of this merger is that those morons who host Judgement Day might be fired and completely replaced with X-Play with Adam and Morgan(You guys rock). Judgement Day doesn't come close to the indepth and smart reviews of X-Play. Even so, I fear that G4 will somehow find a way to destroy our beloved X-Play as well as the rest of TechTV. Not watching TTV shows will not help any, though. I avoid watching the G4 shows currently invading TTV. This is partly because of my anger, but mostly because, after watching each of their shows afew times, I truely have no desire to. (I miss RobotWars, and I'm not ashamed to say it) Anyone can see that this is only a pitiful attempt by G4 and Comcast to either save G4, or drag it's competitor down with it.

Posted by: Masked JBean (from at May 17, 2004 07:31 PM

Is anyone else having trouble joining TTV's website? I used to be a member, and now for some reason I can't sign in or join again. They never send me a confirmation e-mail. This is not natural for TTV. Surely this can be traced back to the G4 merger, as it is the root of all our troubles.

Posted by: Masked JBean (from at May 17, 2004 08:05 PM

Masked JBean they should of sen't you an e-mail about how there going to change accounts over to g4Techtv, yours included!

Posted by: Tank Lord (from at May 17, 2004 11:33 PM

Well, they didn't. But it's going to be hell when they put us all together at Just think how many arguments and just plain hate posts there will be. Not that I can blame TTV fans, though I don't see what G4 fans are complaining about. Maybe we can get along, but I wish they would just leave TechTV alone.

Posted by: Masked JBean (from at May 22, 2004 11:19 PM

Dude watever that is fricken stupid. MY fav show on Tech TV is X-Play, other shows are great and informative it's just im a big gamer and love watching Tech TV. I LOVE Morgan, she is hot, and a gamer, so that is an unbeatable combo. Adam is cool to, but i like the ladies. Anywho DONT FIRE THE PEOPLE ON TECH TV THEY ARE AWESOME AND SHOULD KEEP THEIR JOBS. I Probably would not watch tech tv anymore, WILL happen if this dumb thing actually goes through, id just look up my questions on the internet. DON'T DO THIS, back me up here guys DON'T DO THIS!

Posted by: Tyler Darling (from at May 26, 2004 07:31 PM

I do see it as very probable that they will rehire the personalities of techtv, but even if they do, and ESPECIALLY if they don't, We must band together, not just by signature of a petition, but by honor, commitment and loyalty to the fine staff at techtv (especially Morgan and Adam, the two coolest people on tv). I'm gonna talk to many of my friends who would help and others who could maybe put together a website just for this purpose. Also, I have not been able to find a full copy of the article of them being fired, somebody please post it or e-mail it to me! [email protected] THE FATE OF THE WORLD IS AT STAKE! NEXT THING WE KNOW, THE 7TH FLEET AND TAIWAN WILL BE OVERRUN!!! STAND TOGETHER OR FALL ALONE!

Posted by: AoZain (from at June 1, 2004 09:16 PM

is it just me or has anyone notice that the staff's blog (except darci's) arent up to date about the merge (i read kat's, but it was very blunt.) im confused and sad and im in need of closure... who's going to stay? go? quit?.. ill miss techtv alot, it brings a silent tear to my eye everytime i remember that it is gone. Godspeed.....

Posted by: ceejay crisostomo (from at June 5, 2004 03:34 AM

something really weird happened to my techtv channel a few days after the merge and i was wondering if someone could help me out. For some stipid reason, channel 19 (a.k.a my tecktv channel) was suddenly replaced by some absurdly stupid nasa show. techtv is no longer on my tv, yet the tvguide channel says its right there on ch19. Why is this happening!!!??? So ANGRY!! please respond.

(i signed both petitions, hope i helped)

Posted by: nemesis (from at June 11, 2004 10:04 PM

by the way, i hate g4 and comcast as much as you guys do, and the only reason im angry about not having techtv is because i am now x-playless. :(

Posted by: nemesis (from at June 12, 2004 02:44 PM

I am a systems developer. For some reason I have grown to like Tech TV. I have found this show to be very relaxing.

Posted by: Vincent (from at June 12, 2004 03:43 PM

wait so does this mean NO MORE MARTY EITHER!?

Posted by: StEvEY (from at June 13, 2004 01:04 AM

I AM SO PISSED AT COMCAST! They have RUINED my favourite channel on TV. I would have subscribed at twice what they charge just to keep it the way it was. Now, I will CANCEL and actively do whatever I can to contribute to the demise of G4. You horrible bastards can rot in hell. Corporate douchebag assholes!

Posted by: G4-HATER (from at June 14, 2004 08:44 PM

With Xplay being one of the coolest shows on T.V., Morgan Webb being one of the smartest and THE PRETTIEST female talent on T.V. (period), and Adam Sessler being funny, cool, and a drummer is this not a combination for a great and successful show? I guess according to big corporation it's not. Note to those who wish to remove Xplay and its excellent talent from T.V.: Don't!

Posted by: Daniel Montgomery (from at June 15, 2004 09:54 AM

g4-hater and daniel, i just wanna say that i completely agree with you.

Posted by: nemesis (from at June 15, 2004 09:25 PM

G4 Blew it; ( you may insert some In-their-face
profanity ); good-by Tech-TV , @ least I'll have
some fond memories -------------fading fast--------regret-------pain----Morgannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn aghhhhhhhh--------Sighned: Bubble Boy.

Posted by: Bubble Boy (from at July 7, 2004 08:09 AM


Posted by: TRAVIS (from at July 17, 2004 12:09 PM

adam sesler is cooler than morgan web

Posted by: nombom (from at July 23, 2004 02:47 PM

This is for Adam who is my man...and Webb.I love you guys soooooooooooooo will you guys preview City Of Heros in next show. Oh , and I will not let G4 put your show out of showbiss.ADAM AND MORGAN,HELP ALL OF US OR I KILL G4.Adam don't let down since you are my hero. Right Adam?

Posted by: Ty Man (from at July 28, 2004 09:48 PM

Adam,I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE the way you act.Sooooooooooooo will you preview IMPOSSIBLE CREATURES for me.

Posted by: Ty Man (from at July 28, 2004 09:55 PM


Posted by: (from at August 27, 2004 10:09 AM

The only reason I watch TechTV is for xplay period

Posted by: kryosynth (from at October 11, 2004 08:48 PM

Morgan yoiu are very alluring and the other guy is ok (Allen).I just hope the worthless management doesn't mess with you guy's. Poor corprate managment will be the end of America we should take the corprate pinheads and publilcly castrate them.They might start earning their money instead of wasting a once great Nation with their BS.

Posted by: derek pippin (from at October 22, 2004 08:30 PM

Network management has realy become a problem in America. Something is going to have to be done about their poor handeling of the syndicated programing. This is a very good indication of the decline of a once great nation. We all must organize and take back the initiative to return our nation to it former great and proud status.

Posted by: derek pippin (from at October 22, 2004 08:47 PM

Leo Laport was lucky to be replaced buy the new cast he was a slob so im glad he got fired.

Posted by: derek pippin (from at October 22, 2004 09:00 PM
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