Mike Missanelli’s Alleged Homophobic E-mail Taunts (Updated)

Host for The Fanatic doesn’t look good in these selections.

[Update]  Deadspin now has now posted the other half of some of the emails that were allegedly exchanged between 97.5 The Fanatic host Mike Missanelli and a listener. They put Missanelli’s comments in a slightly different light. Missanelli has neither confirmed nor denied that the emails are from him, though in the tweet below he suggests there is, indeed, more to the story:

missanelli-tweet

Below is Deadspin’s updated to and fro:

From: [redacted]
To: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com

I’m sure your radio bosses love that their host expresses bigotry and tosses around gay slurs. Hahaha. You’re lucky that I dont care enough to get you fired and am too busy with other things. I NEVER listen to your show, btw.




From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

And if you dont think that abnormal behavior is someone who listens four hours a day to a guy he suppoedly loathes and then wastes more time sending abusive emails under fake names, then more power to you. I would first deal with your latent homosexuality problem.

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From: [redacted]
To: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com

Let's see. I called you an unmarried 60 year old who lives alone and hangs on to the same girlfriend. Tell me what I am incorrect about. (Did you really just call me a homosexual three emails in a row? What is wrong with you? I could get you fired if I wanted. But you're a nice enough guy that I wont.)

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

Hahaha. Bro, you have no idea about my life. That's what's really amusing. And yet, I know about your life based on you wasting four hours a day obsessing about my show and taking the time to make up fake names and send abuive e-mails. Hahaha. You are an obsessive, latent homosexual weird-o who fixes computers. Hahaha. So .

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From: [redacted]
To: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com

I dont even listen to your show. Your several homosexual insults indicate a great hatred towards the gay community. It might be time to open your eyes and stop being closed-minded.

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

Don't hate gay people at all. Just think you should come out of the closet. You have an obsession with me.

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From: [redacted]
To: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com

Let me ask you. Why do you hate gay people? You know it's the year 2013?

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

Dude, you are without question a latent homosexual. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You have an obsession with me. I just think you need to deal with it.

[Original] Deadspin offers emails, purportedly from 97.5 The Fanatic host Mike Missanelli, stirring it up with a reader in homophobic fashion. "One of Mike's listeners recently got into a drawn-out email fight with Missanelli, and the radio host did not come off as very swell guy. To be fair, we should point out that our tipster did not share his end of the exchange with us, but we assume he's a huge asshole, too. "

Some excerpts:

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 12:07:14 -0500
Subject: RE: Oh yeah, Wizards moneyline and Beavers

Hahaha. Yeah, you're a total computer geek loser with absolutely NO female involvement. Anybody who wastes four hours of the day listening to my radio show and sending e-mail from fake names has a a big "L" tattooed on his forehead. Women probably avoid you like stink. (BTW, what are you gonna do today with me off? Jerkoff to one of my podcasts, you obsessive homosexual IT freak?)

And:

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2013 12:11:28 -0500
Subject: RE: Oh yeah, Wizards moneyline and Beavers

Yeah, Sure. You're whole life is a lie. Insecure people are usually like that. You are a 24 karat loser. And totally in denial because to take inventory of that would hurt you too much. You're an obsessive weird-o and probably a closet homosexual.

And:

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 12:52:25 -0500

Dude, your shit is boring. And if you dont think that abnormal behavior is someone who listens four hours a day to a guy he suppoedly loathes and then wastes more time sending abusive emails under fake names, then more power to you. I would first deal with your latent homosexuality problem.

And, a denial of homophobic intent:

From: mikemiss@975thefanatic.com
To: [redacted]

Don't hate gay people at all. Just think you should come out of the closet. You have an obsession with me.

There's more along this same, tedious line of insulting. Again: We don't have the other side of the story, but, you know: Ick.

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  • RightsTough

    I recognize that deadspin is trying to stir something up but I still believe in free speech. “gay” and Homo” and “homosexual” are just words. If the reader is too weak to deflect them then that’s another issue altogether.

    Mike Miss’s show does blow but he’s no more a homophobe than anybody else. Jeez, I remember when guys would physically beat up gay people just because they are gay. We’ve all come a long way right?

    • Bangoor

      I’m not sure you understand what free speech is.

      • RightsTough

        TRUST ME, I do! And I never scream FIRE in a crowded theater!

  • Missanelli is Gae

    Shoulda just called him gay, in the 19th century meaning.

    • techprcarm

      Ha! You mean like the Flinstones, “well have a gay ole time!” ;-0

  • Earl J

    MM is clearly a tool here and showing he has too much time on his hands, The guy with too much time on his hands is baiting MM. Both should be forced to listen to Cuz on a loop for 8 hours as punishment.

  • yiro

    Extortion and black mail. No other story here. BS.

  • Danielzinho

    Is calling someone a homosexual a gay slur?? What is going on? I hate bigots and racists….. but I’m not sure ANYTHING is more annoying than someone just trying to piss somebody else off with hopes that that person will say something offensive, and then drumming up the faux outrage and accusing someone of throwing around gay slurs when they’re really not.

    • phlhui

      He’s using “homosexual” as an insult, so yes, here it’s a slur.

  • Danielzinho

    It is pretty funny that the host says “Dude. You’re a huge loser. You know how I know??? Because you spend your time listening to my show.” That’s pretty funny.

  • Joe Hoaginton

    Has any Mikey Mush defenders considered that he could have just IGNORED the guy instead of stooping to the other blathering fool’s level? Mike is ultimately at fault and should be being a professional at all…not some petty faux south philly punk (which he’s always had the attitude and sense of entitlement). He should be fired for the simple fact that any other person does that in a regular job setting…they would be fired. He should been held to a higher standard being in the media. Period.

    • techprcarm

      As soon as Mike started ignoring him, he took the emails to Deadspin. The last emails are dated in late November. Mike finally got tired of entertaining his bs. Not sure why it took so long…. So hold Mike to a higher standard and not Deadspin? I think this douche emailer, Mike and Deadspin were all wrong.

      • Joe Hoaginton

        Deadspin IS REPORTING what transpired. Whatever THEY did wrong is minimal to what Mike did wrong. Mike was a dumbass. He’s a public figure and has different platform then whatever loser kept threatening him. But once again, Mike thinks he’s a tough guy and so he tries throwing his weight around to the wrong psychopath. Do I think the anonymous emailer is a weasel? Sure. But the point is Mike WENT there with a emailer therefore should probably be fired.

  • Joe Quillen

    Mike’s a lawyer, so he should be smart enough to not say stuff like this to someone. Even if the redacted emailer is baiting him, he shouldn’t go on and on with the homophobic comments.

  • The King

    Wow…..always liked Mike and still do, even if I don’t always agree with him. BUT the word hypocrite comes to mind. Mike is always preaching nonsense on his show to people about being tolerant and mindful of others tendencies and life styles….Then, he falls into a prepubescent pissin’ match with some nameless faceless heckler in emails makes him appear even more pathetic. For a college educated, radio host, journalist, lawyer, part time professor he sure comes off impulsive, short sighted, and dim witted.

  • Bob

    I don’t like MM at all. He’s pompous and I feel he looks down on a variety of demographics, so the tone and language doesn’t surprise me. But, journalistically, Deadspin needs to publish the accuser’s name. This unnamed and anonymous source BS needs to stop.

  • Dante

    There has to be a public out cry to keep him off the air permanently.

  • Dom Reidman

    I still can’t believe MM aloud this guy to bait him like this. There are probably thousands of irrational fans like this guy but to see Mike actually engage one like this is disappointing.