Tuesday, December 03, 2013

NO KIDDING: HOOPZ CONSIDERS HALLMARK GREETING CARD DIVERSITY!!!



Just when a few people attempt to argue that journalism isn't dead in Kansas City . . .

JeneƩ Osterheldt keeps her job while some of the most talented newsies in town are failing at their blogs or working horrible PR gigs.

Don't take my word for it . . .

Read it and weep:

The World According To Hoopz: Greeting cards don’t reflect the colorful world we live in

For the record . . . This isn't all TKC hateration . . . Hoopz stopped wearing her signature hoop earrings, she's over 30 now, married and pretty much off my radar . . . However, longstanding complaints persist regarding her writing, topic choice and the all around quality of her work. Sure, some of the criticism can be cruel but let's not forget that she pretty much has the best newsie job in town but continues to write about what her friends discussed over lunch - Thereby inciting the wrath of just about every journalist who still bothers to read the paper out of spite and not just for the Sunday coupons like everybody else.

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34 Comments:

include these nuts in her mouth said...

neither do NAACP. BET, Telemundo, Gen X, reflect the "colorful" world in which we live.
Typical progressive bigoted horse shit. That bitch has here job because she is black and female, not because she is qualified.

Anonymous said...

I had the under on narrow minded hater for 8AM. Just barely collected on that one.

Anonymous said...

It's rough being white. Please forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.

Anonymous said...

Oh, she's no worse than some of the other folks writing--like Charles (I lived in Paris and you didn't, I have a cabin in the country and you don't, I have a daughter in New York who was able to get my mediocre books published and you don't, and all my pets are better than you) Gusewelle. I guess the best we can say is these people don't write columns every day.

Anonymous said...

Nice point 842. He is just as insufferable, and barely a better writer.

chuck said...

Who knew that Plessy V Ferguson would be ingnored by Hallmark?

Jesus, shut the fuck up.

At least we don't have to hear about how terrifying it is for her black husband to go run or jog, knowing that whites are hiding in the bushes, ready to assault her husband.

Did I mention, shut the fuck up?

Anonymous said...

This is why the KC Star is going down the toilet more and more each day. The key word is "diversity" where people like her get a column well before they deserve it simply based on race.
Her stuff is more appropriate for a college paper.

Anonymous said...

She's a new school Journalistical Expert.

Anonymous said...

Racist has showed up. I have the cum guy in the pool for 2PM and the prostate dude for 4PM.

This blog reminds me of writing on the bathroom walls in 4th grade. Similar IQ.

Anonymous said...

The "brown" card line Hallmark produced for years is a money loser.

Anonymous said...

If you can't figure out where you stand with a black person, check for a dick in your ass, knife in your back or bullet in your body. If none are present, you must not have met any yet.

Anonymous said...

Hoopz????

"OOPS!!!!! She's still on the payroll?".....KC Falling Star Treasurer

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how these people keep a job. Who in the hell would pay for this level of writing? Ops, I answered my own question. Very few people wold pay- that's way the Star is losing readership.

Anonymous said...

If this is about "black santa" let's quit with that silliness.

"Santa" originates in the Scandinavian Christian tradition. Namely, the Dutch.

Therefore, it is impossible to have a black santa.

Anonymous said...

I also add that, in addition to it being historically inaccurate, it is insulting and horribly offensive to all Dutch Americans by dressing their cultural icon in blackface.

My family came from the Netherlands, and thus this issue is very real to European Americans.

Anonymous said...

Wow! The Star is still in business? Must be living hell tree hugging in a place you know is done for.

Anonymous said...

And JesusChrist is from the middle east so it is impossible for to be WHITE!

Anonymous said...

Yea, its impossible to be white. I could not get my free range chicken at Church's last week.

Anonymous said...

Correction: for him to be WHITE! And Easter bunnies do lay eggs! ; )

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the hard-hitting column about why it's racist for kids to drink chocolate milk.
When you're a hammer, the whole world's a nail.

Anonymous said...

Hoopz! There it is!

Anonymous said...

i've seen a ton of people who look "white" in the middle east. some who look like "typical" middle easterners and some who are black.

what's your point about Jesus' color again?

Anonymous said...

So many niggers and so little time.

Anonymous said...

10:54 & 10:59: The Dutch do not come from Scandinavia. Santa Clause was derived from St. Nicholas, who was from what is now Turkey. And southern Turkey at that.

Anonymous said...

That would be Santa Claus. Santa Clause is a legal term.

Anonymous said...

It's rough being white. Please forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.

Anonymous said...

2:33, bigots like yourself don't seem to understand that "white" isn't an accurate descriptor.

When "whites" are the minority in america, you will be acknowledging a hell of a lot more than you want. It will happen soon, then the floodgates of affirmative action will work in the favor of us all.

Until then, continue to be a closeted racist.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of opportunity for Hoopz or hubby or others to start a new greeting card line.

Anonymous said...

not to mention hallmark had their Mahogany lines of cards back in the day. don't know if they still do.

but are they supposed to mass produce a card for every possible demographic?

it's ridiculous. and furthermore if you see a gap in the marketplace then i suggest YOU for a greeting card company to fill the niche.

you can make cards with black and white parents. two guys. two girls. a guy and a dog. whatever floats your boat. nobody is stopping you.

Anonymous said...

Uh…okay…?

It's rough being white. Please forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.

Anonymous said...

Next article from Hoopz: Why is snow always white (unless a dog pisses in it?)

Anonymous said...

Again, it must be rough being a nigger, but forgive me, I just don't give a fuck about you OR your dumbassed struggle.

Anonymous said...

Hoops is white. I dont care if she's mixed, the world she lives in and grew up in makes her white.

Anonymous said...

Halmark needs to go into the gold jewelry business where there is a decent gross. All this off the wall shit they are doing is going to speed up a very slow death.