Here's the Facebook rant Jeff Dubay deleted after he was abruptly fired by Tom Barnard

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Dubay made a triumphant return to the radio last year after ending up behind bars thanks to a crack addiction.
:::: UPDATE :::: Jeff Dubay, Sean Barnard waging social media war on each other

Barely two weeks into his new gig as a podcast host for the Tom Barnard Network, Jeff Dubay was abruptly fired yesterday.

When Dubay was let go by 1500 ESPN in January, he accepted the news with equanimity and actually thanked the Hubbard family "for the great opportunity." This time around, however, he posted a vitriolic Facebook rant in which he characterized Sean Barnard, general manager of the Tom Barnard Network, as "a genuinely bad person with no sense of ethics or professionalism whatsoever who let's his alcoholism dictate how he conducts business."

Here's Dubay's rant, which was quickly deleted along with his entire Facebook and Twitter accounts:

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Before he deleted his Twitter account, Dubay tweeted that Barnard's "lawyers have threatened me but the [Facebook] posts are the truth. Do your worst."

RELATED: Jeff Dubay says he started using crack after his brother slept with his wife

"I've never felt more beaten in my entire life," Dubay added.

Neither Tom or Sean Barnard have gone public with their side of the story. But on Twitter, Tom is trying to take the high road.

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invadertak667
invadertak667

I used to babysit Sean Bernard. His sisters were worse terrors. But their mother was a drunk, so its not a big shock. Met one of them not too long ago, they seemed to turn out ok.    Pity he turned out like this

Kraig Carlson
Kraig Carlson

Its amazing how many people comment with out reading the article.

billlee4fun
billlee4fun

Tom Barnard Network? That will never work!!!

Becca Deas
Becca Deas

What I'm not sure about is why he deleted this... because it's not liable and it's not slander... It's his statement of the facts. if it was false the TB network would've made a public statement denying the allegations. The fact they have not is suspect.

John Saxhaug
John Saxhaug

Whoo, landon. Take a breath, run on sentecer.

Landon Nunnery
Landon Nunnery

There is nothing unprofessional that he did he took his chance to let people know how fucked up the radio business is and it is pretty dirty when a family is controlling a network and doing what he stated that is not right and from what I have read it does not look like the Barnard Network has done nothing to say he is wrong and he seems pretty calm and collected he just wants the truth and he is losing his career you are not professional if your not willing to fight for your job or even the truth.

Rex Deutsch
Rex Deutsch

Wasn't Dubay fired before for drug abuse? I'm thinking KFAN. I'm pretty sure this is one-sided rant and you should learn from history bud.

Becca Deas
Becca Deas

Tom barnard is a d-bag... I can't listen to him... He is hopeless and mean to people on his show. FYI to you other negative people. I got news for you some People do get clean!!! and Doug was willing to meet the demands of his employer. Just saying.

Hambone2
Hambone2

not sure who is a bigger douche bag jeff dubay or tom barnard

Tom Collins
Tom Collins

That's no rant. It's a civilized statement of fact. Ill show you what a rant is.

Jason Harding
Jason Harding

Drug test at a clinic run under $100. I wouldn't call that expensive if I was to keep my job by doing so. Addicts always good at diverting blame. I know I was once an addict.....now I'm cured. Lol. Just kidding about the last sentence.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

Ooh, there is some hot City Pages commenter beef going on in here. I love it! Grown men threatening to fight each other over a story about a radio personality being fired.

Michael Morris
Michael Morris

As an HR person I've seen this (Dubay lashing out at his employer when he is let go) too many times. Jeff Dubay works in an "at-will" state, if he has an employment contract it will hold up in court. My guess is he doesn't have one. Welcome to the soup line.

Jason Van Campen
Jason Van Campen

Reading other stuff and other commentaries outside of social medias there seemed to be an agreement that Dubay still has some serious demons. However I do like him as a radio personality, PA is horrendous, and Dubay knew his hockey one of only a few media types that did

Paul LaFond
Paul LaFond

Looks like one could easily shorten Jeff's name to D-bag.

GretavonOtto
GretavonOtto

A lot of people have had terrible life situations, but they didn't make it worse by starting to smoke crack! On the other hand, if he was doing his job properly there was no reason to fire him. 

Paul Benson
Paul Benson

Not sure why Tom Barnard's name is being tied to the story, yes the podcast is on the Tom Barnard Network but is Sean Barnard the GM of the network who was working with Dubay if I had to bet not sure that TB was even aware that Dubay was part of his network. I think there is still more to the story that hasn't come out more than the feud between the Barnards and Dubay.

Brad Wegner
Brad Wegner

I stopped listening to that jerk barnyard years ago.

PWT55
PWT55

My sister-in-law and brother-in-law have gone on the annual KQ Vegas trip for many years. They both said Tom Barnard was a hoot when he was drinking and fun to be around. However, since he quit, he has become very nasty and mean-spirited, rarely spending any time with the fans who go on this trip every year, in part, to party with Tom and the rest of the KQ Morning Show gang. They stopped going last year as they grew tired of his bullshit. Barnard doesn't even do the morning show at the KQ studio anymore with the rest of the morning crew and hasn't for several years, from what I understand. Instead, he does the show remotely from his own studio at his home. Barnard is an anti-social ass-hat these days. He's also a self centered, full of himself jerk! I would bet his nephew Sean is pretty much the same.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

Dubay has never been short tempered or prone to off-the-cuff rants, so I'm sure his Facebook post was well thought out. #TweetsAreYours

Jodi Michelle
Jodi Michelle

He was great on KFAN. I hope this a positive outcome.

Kelly Andersen
Kelly Andersen

You wanna find out Dougie, name the spot tough guy, you obviously had someone take the cowards way out, which is what it is unless you have mental problems or an addiction. If you Dont like others comments, Dont read them you tough guy wannabe assclown.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

This is for the best anyway.  Tom Barnard's podcast sucks.  His family is boring and fucking terrible.   His morning show sucks now.  Good luck to Dubay, shows how hard it is to overcome the stigma of addiction.  

Patty Kadlec
Patty Kadlec

Is Sean his son? Sorry, I gave up Barnard 15 years ago...

David Olson
David Olson

I couldn't say it any better Doug Mulville! Bravo.

Noah Gottlieb
Noah Gottlieb

Tom is a dueche, wouldn't surprise me if his family is too. Hope Dubay is and was clean and continues to be so. Best of luck to him, despite his unprofessionalism while calling out another for being unprofessional...

Mike Grimes
Mike Grimes

I hope he gets help, but clearly he is not willing to be honest. If he can't even get to the first step there is no hope.

Jeff Folsom
Jeff Folsom

Dubay is great on the radio. I dont know him personally so I wont comment on what he does outside of his job. He puts all the other twin city's a$$ clown radio personalitys to shame

Mike Grimes
Mike Grimes

So go pass a drug test. He's now been fired 3 times for coming to work on drugs. The only reason he hasn't been arrested again is because he doesn't drive.

Doug Mulville
Doug Mulville

You sir are fb brave! In person you would back off like a little bitch from such a stupid comment.

T.j. Richardson
T.j. Richardson

How many chances do dis dude get? I mean let's not forget all the times he openly talked about athletes being on drugs.............NEVER JUDGE!!!

Jimmy Yang
Jimmy Yang

I once wondered why Tom Barnard was filled with so much hate so I decided to google him...then I understood. I hadn't laughed like that in a long long time.

eddogg67
eddogg67

Yeah well the Barnards are all alkies too. Just because one happens to be legal doesn't make it any better at all. I used to listen to the KQ morning show until Tom Barnard became an out spoken, narcissistic, ignorant and hypocritical moron. Everything about that show is redundant. Like the working class low lives that the KQ morning show panders to.

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

At-will employment is a bitch, huh Jeff. If only there were a way for us, who owe but should not be owned by the entity guaranteeing our livelihood, to band together to fight the tyranny of corpora...


Heh, I'm kidding. Unions are for suckers!


New headline: Infamous Jerk Fired By Lesser Known Jerk

helmmatthews
helmmatthews

Yeah, TC, I think we both could out-rant him if called upon.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

@ajlalk3 former radio personality. if your gig is a podcast, you're not a radio personality. 


PWT55
PWT55

Calling someone you don't know, on the internet, out to fight you? Seriously? How old are you? 12?

killerhippos74
killerhippos74

Mike aren't you the one who throws cheap shots on Twitter at him. I hope he sues you for slander

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

So you're saying he's a step skipper just like Jason Hanky?

killerhippos74
killerhippos74

Mike Grimm aren't u the a hole who went after Jeff on Twitter also. Big tuff guy. I hope Jeff can sue u for slander.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

@TweetsAreYours @ajlalk3  He used to work for both ClearChannel and Hubbard as a radio personality. Hence, he was a former radio personality.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@PWT55  He's like a boy named Sue.  His Dad gave him a girl's name and now he fights everyone he meets.  

mikecgrimes
mikecgrimes

@killerhippos74  I'm the guy that told him his resentment towards his brother had no place in the context of a picture of a kid in a Gopher jersey, I also told him he was on the path to relapse based on his behavior.  He didn't take that so well.  I really wish the best for the guy, but some people don't want help.  

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