The publisher of the wildly popular and controversial Barstool Sports blog has announced his support for Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. David Portnoy had largely avoided political commentary on his site until now, because he doesn’t vote and hates the two major parties.
Turns out, Portnoy is a libertarian. He just didn't know it.
So a couple weeks ago I tweeted out the following…
“What happens if I’m pro gay, pro choice, pro porn, pro small government, pro don’t get involved in shit that doesn’t involve you? Am I just fucked?”
Well people universally called me a Libertarian which I didn’t even know existed. Apparently it means liberal social views and conservative financial views.
Portnoy was finally swayed by the now viral video of Johnson crowd surfing at an event in Salt Lake City.
“I think I can get on board with this fucking guy. Yup it’s official. This is the first ever Barstool political endorsement. I roll with G Money.”
In addition to running the Barstool Sports sites, Portnoy organizes events at college campuses and nightclubs across the Northeast Corridor. In 2011 Portnoy faced major criticism for posting nude photos of Tom Brady’s baby coupled with lewd headlines.