TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STAR MASS SUBSCRIPTION CANCELLATION SAGA DAY TWO!!!
Yesterday this blog broke news of a subscriber revolt at The Star over a controversial political comic referencing a SEAL who was recently killed in a tragic episode of gun violence.
And now . . .
WE HAVE MORE DETAILS ON SUBSCRIBER PUSHBACK AND A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO KEEP PAYING CUSTOMERS FROM LEAVING THE KANSAS CITY STAR!!!
Thankfully . . .
A COUPLE OF YOU HAVE SENT WORD TO TKC ABOUT KANSAS CITY STAR SUBSCRIPTION REPS CALLING TO TRY AND SMOOTH THINGS OVER!!! LIKE IT OR NOT, THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN BRUTAL!!!
Check a few quotes from former Star subscribers who endured this desperate attempt by corporate media to make things right . . .
"The Star called me this morning about my cancelled subscription. They said I have been a long time subscriber and they wanted to talk to me about my cancellation. They acted like we were going to chat like old buddies. When I told them why I canceled, the defeat in their voice was instantly obvious. I said: 'I canceled because of Lee Judge's Feb 9th cartoon." They immediately threw in the towel."
Another former subscriber said:
"Talking with a Star employee, He said that Judge was supposed to stir my emotions. And I said then he succeeded wildly. I'm stirred. And I'm cancelling."
More . . .
"The Star thinks they are the only game in town and therefore untouchable. But their paper is so bad, it's truly not worth it. Judge was just the last straw. I mean, what will I miss? Lynn's deep investigative stories? Kraske's insight? Yael's thoughtfulness? Lewis Diuguid's race-neutral columns? The only thing I'll really miss is Dilbert."
Sadly, we don't envy the worker bees who will be forced to deal with so many angry former subscribers who are aren't going to forgive and forget a serious editorial mistake which reveals that it's not just digital alternatives that are contributing to the demise of Dead Tree Media in this town.
DEVELOPING . . .