Tom Barnard was very angry on Twitter before rehab announcement [TIMELINE]

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Barnard, last night: "Basically, everything is fucked!"
On his KQRS radio show this morning, Tom Barnard said he'll soon check himself into rehab in order to deal with wine, pill, and anger issues.

"I don't want to be pissed off... I just don't want to be angry anymore," he said.

THE BACKSTORY: Tom Barnard says he's entering rehab, struggling with pills, wine, and anger

A look at his Twitter feed reveals that Barnard was indeed very pissed off during a 12-hour stretch preceding his rehab announcement. In particular, his scorn was directed towards the KQRS sales staff and the Pohlad family, of all people.

Here's a timeline of Barnard's tweets from yesterday, with the newest ones at bottom: Yesterday's outburst came three days after Barnard unleashed a flurry of cryptic anti-KQ tweets. Click to page two to check them out.

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wellersby2
wellersby2

his wife is preparing to leave him. good for her.

groundscareinc
groundscareinc

Tom thru the years you seemed to have to matured into the finer things in life.  Enjoying time with your family, finer food and wine.  But as a business owner that has listened to your show for say 25 years you have changed,  for the better.   No matter what our political view " yes you built your career around a ass-hole f$#-you any one black white brown blue green view.  You are starting to question your demise.   With that being said I think you do understand passion for us to behave and get along but you also understand that our system has destroyed it.  I also raise a drink to you in sadness because I also do not see a good way out of this.   

vince
vince

he's a prick

nkmk212009
nkmk212009

He should have never come back in the first place,  he checked out a long time ago.  The fact that he came back only helped enable more poor choices and performance at the network.  You listen to him and eventually realize its all about him and he doesn't seem to know jack about whats going on in the real world.  It is clear he doesn't keep up on pop culture enough to make a passable commentary  His style is only of mockery which can only go so far.  Also Zep is a huge creep he did the car craft bikini show, it was the saddest creepiest thing ever.  I only ever liked the show when I was in Junior High and thought it was funny to hear about shock stories they used to do.  Like a woman stuffing a chicken in her snatch etc.

LKLA
LKLA

He's come off as angry for a very long time.  It's about time he's getting some help.  Hopefully it brings him some inner peace.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

I enjoyed his show when I first moved to the Twin Cities in the mid '80s.  I got tired of it after a couple of years and haven't listened since.  Last year I was working for a while in a place where a guy listened to KQ religiously.  It was like being in a time warp, except worse.  Maybe more like being in an existentialist play like Sartre's "No Exit."  The music was the same as it was 25 years ago.  The show itself and the personalities were doing the same kind of routines as they were 25 years ago, except the edge had turned to bitter resignation; the humor was all mockery; they didn't even seem to like each other.

If other people want to listen to that I don't mind.  But I found it sad and depressing.  I couldn't even get too offended by the really offensive stuff.

catz
catz

How "upstanding" of him,being outraged by a disparaging comment regarding women. I have heard his snickering about women in the past, why the change Tommy Boy? Over the years you and your crew had insulted gays,blacks,natives,immigrants (brown skin only) and city dwellers. 

Karma is a bitch Tom and it bit you in your fat, square, white ass. Adios!!!!!!!!

Todd Carlock
Todd Carlock

The playlist is the part that makes me angry.

strongarm612
strongarm612

I stopped listening to his show years ago because of how he completely disgraced minorities and made woman look bad. Now he's mad because someone else is doing it? Dude. He walked a mile in your shoes and learned the ropes from YOU. Take a look in the mirror and get help for your split personalities. You spent years degrading women. Obviously your abuse of drugs and alcohol have turned your foul mouthed brain into mush. The show gets the ratings, can't argue that. But he is the definition of the pot calling the kettle black. This guy is on the same level of Andrew dice clay. He's just mad that the peoples true feelings have finally hit his family. PLEASE LEAVE THE RADIO FOR GOOD.

thesixfinger
thesixfinger

I scan the airwaves as I drive to work, and everytime I stop on KQ it's just one of them reading a top 10 list of some sort they found on the internet. It has to be the laziest form of radio programming I've ever heard.

Kent Erickson
Kent Erickson

Eric...radio stations don't care why people listen as long as they do, and they listen to Barnard. I am not a fan of the guy, neither am I a Rush Limbaugh fan, but both guys get great ratings no one can deny and that's the name of the game in radio as ratings equals money/revenue as advertisers will want to buy air time on a program with a high volume of listeners. And Kitty, KQ's morning show rakes in well over 600,000 a year, and Bernard is a big reason why, so that salary isn't surprising.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Of course his ratings are high. People eat that garbage up.

Kitty Noodle
Kitty Noodle

I like him. What's with all the name calling? There are other stations to listen to if you don't like him. You're obviously a sick fuck if he bothers you.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

I'm sure we've all done some things in our lives we're not proud of people but try not to kick a man when he's down. This isn't one of those stupid reality shows you're watching. - it's real life and let's hope he gets the help he wants and needs.  I don't agree with his politics but the guy is a Twin Cities legend.

Mark Whalen
Mark Whalen

doing something right, the ratings are high!

Matt Cox
Matt Cox

they should of fired his ass a long time ago. if they did i might just listen to the show again

theodorebikel
theodorebikel

Tom Bernard is a fat, pig hypocrite. If he listened to the 30 songs he played each day he might learn some life lessons instead of being the petty bastard he is.

Richard Clubb
Richard Clubb

"He's horrible,a dick,drunk,bigot,racist,sucks,blah,blah,blah" Wow, you people need to get a life,grow a spine and a sack.

Moe Kharrazi
Moe Kharrazi

He's horrible. The show has sucked ever since Tony Lee left. Bernard= a no talent alcoholic.

Tom Fru
Tom Fru

Pitty Party! He's made a career out of being offensive towards women and minorities. Now in a drunkin/pill poppin'/sleepless stooper, he's trying to pas the buck. He should take accountability for his wife and daughter not wanting to listen to his bigotry.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

He also needs to address his issue of absolutely sucking on the radio.

Darin Back
Darin Back

Good for Tom, I get sick of people that don't do their jobs..The deserves a lot, he has been around the block, he knows the business and the rest need to shut it!

Kitty Sheehan
Kitty Sheehan

Someone was paying him 600k a year at one time?

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

Huh. An emotionally underdeveloped talk-radio host with rage issues. That's pretty rare.

mommy
mommy

@catz I thought it was very hypocritical of him as well that he was so enraged by the comment about Terri.  And if that is what his wife & daughter are upset about, they too should listen to all his comments and hear how racist and sexist and so unbearably egotistical he is.  Sorry Kathryn that you have to be married to this really irritating old man.

lenzy1000
lenzy1000

@catz He had no problem trashing Terri every day but Zepp does it and he goes into meltdown mode? I heard them all trash one woman who took her kid to the doctor and the blood test found traces of alcohol. They ranted about it for days without getting to the truth of the story. The mother had given the child cough medicine that had alcohol in it.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@thesixfinger Used to be the best radio show I've ever heard.  I thought it was sad how it has declined.  Tom, Stretch, Philly Dog, and Terri are all they need.  

klmil2012
klmil2012

@Matt Cox yeah and you are an asshole!

keny1
keny1

@Moe Kharrazi  I agree. Tony Lee's audio bits were hilarious!

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