TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! WHY WASN'T MIKE FANNIN'S MUGSHOT PUBLISHED IN THE KANSAS CITY STAR LIKE SO MANY OTHER LOCAL PO'FOLK?!?!?
More than any other news organization in Kansas City, so many employees of The Star demonstrate a startling sense of hypocrisy and entitlement everyday.
For instance, the serious accusations of Jason Whitlock against Kansas City Star editor Mike Fannin have heretofore been unaddressed by the so-called paper of record.
Off the record, there has been so much chatter and even more gossip about "FANNIN'S SHENANIGANS!!!" (that one's mine) and even I've heard some interesting stories. For instance, my favorite newsie story about suppressed information at The Kansas City Star involves old school divorce documents circulating among newsies who were disappointed to find nothing in particular but curious enough to look up and share among one another like students passing notes in class.
It seems to me that The Star has no problem putting the info of so many other Kansas City residents on blast when it comes to mugshots. My contention is that given the racial disparity of so many minorities and po'folk locked up in the U.S., it's an attempt to maintain the status quo. We are living in the era of mass incarceration after all. Then again, RATHER AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS SHOW US that when a angry looking dude like Mike Fannin turns up under arrest in Wyandotte County in 2005, The Star looks the other way and there's no real reporting.
To me, Whitlock's lack of professionalism and crazy-sounding, crying rant seemed more like the antics celebrity than a journalist but I'm starting to think that his comments about the toxic environment and Kansas City's paper-of-record might have some merit after all.
And since it's obvious the public can't count on the media to report on their own misdeeds, THANKFULLY RATHER AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS COME THROUGH WITH INFO THAT'S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BUT NOBODY ELSE WILL DARE PUBLISH!!!