TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MEDIA IMPRESARIO CRAIG GLAZER EXPLAINS RECENT INTERNETS DRAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS!!!
More than any other media personality in Kansas City, Craig Glazer has earned more than his share of fair share of haters and fans.
When it comes to his media persona, there is no middle-ground when it comes to Craig Glazer. People either love him or hate him but just about EVERYBODY in Kansas City knows his name and reputation for better or worse.
For the record, whenever I've talked to him, Craig has been nothing but nice to me and I think the average Internet hater would be surprised by Mr. Glazer's thoughtfulness and insight on a great many topics.
And now . . .
THIS AFTERNOON TKC EARNED AN INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG GLAZER AND WILL OFFER SOME EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT FROM THE COMEDY CLUB OWNER IN HIS OWN WORDS!!!
Most media denizens already know that Craig Glazer was a founding member of the KC Confidential group blog started by former KC Star columnist Hearne Christopher. TKC also wrote for this blog for a bout a year and change. Recently, Mr. Glazer and Mr. Christopher parted company and ended their collaboration.We've mentioned the controversy a bit, also there was a previous posting on the topic that attempted to "smooth over" the issue and put it behind the local blog managed from Lawrence, KS. However, it's clear that Mr. Glazer wanted to address the topic in his own words.
So here goes . . .
CHECK THIS EXCLUSIVE Q&A REGARDING CRAIG GLAZER'S FALLING OUT WITH A FORMER KANSAS CITY STAR WRITER AND THE END OF THEIR BLOGGING ENDEAVORS!!!
TKC: Please, tell us what you think happened that led up your departure from the blog?
CRAIG GLAZER: "Once the dust settled, I think Hearne finally had the chance to sit down and realize that my posts were dominating his blog. It was really becoming "The Craig Show" after awhile. When it started out I think it was something he wanted to do for himself and then he just responded to the most-popular and well-read posts."
More . . .
CRAIG GLAZER: "But let's be honest. I regularly appear on 4 different top radio shows in Kansas City along with more than a few TV show appearances. I'm also working on a web series . . . In all of these ventures I've attempted to mention Hearne's site as much as possible . . . So it's clear that I was a team player and it wasn't just a situation where I was being ghostwritten.
As to the "ghostwriting issue" there was an attempt to address this topic by way of a follow-up post on the former Star columnist's blog but, as usual, Craig explains things far more eloquently and clearly . . .
CRAIG GLAZER: "I've worked with some of the top writers in Hollywood. I've sold and optioned several screenplays to major studios as a co-author. So, while I might not be a writer up to the caliber of Hearne or some other bloggers, I think it's fair to say that I have a strong grasp of content, story and literary expression. I'm guilty of grammatical and spelling errors like everybody else; especially when responding angrily to a mean and far too personal comment. But by and large the notion that I'm just totally rewritten is incorrect. Obviously, there's more to the story. Think about it this way: Wouldn't it be worth rewriting and correcting the most popular writer on a website?"
TKC: That makes sense. So, how would you summarize how it all went down?
CRAIG GLAZER: I just want to emphasize that I still consider myself Hearne's friend and there are no hard feelings. But thinking back on it I guess I would have liked a bit more consideration of my contribution to the site. Again, I wrote for the site for free and I just didn't feel like there was a lot of gratitude for my efforts. If he would have called me and said that I might want to 'dial it back' that would have been fine. But, the fact is that I was getting calls for my take on one issue after the next and then the effort I spent to write the content was regularly received with backhanded compliments along with a strategy that seemed to use my writing simply for shock value without serious consideration of the issues under discussion. In the end, it just didn't seem worth it.
Don't expect to see Craig Glazer abandon his high profile . . . The local media impresario has an exceedingly busy schedule with no plans to slow down.
However . . .
DON'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE A FEW CRAIG GLAZER POSTS ON TKC IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE!!!
We're still working out the details but I think Mr. Glazer would certainly be a welcomed addition to our local discourse on this corner of the Internets and among the TKC Blog Community.
DEVELOPING . . .