Saturday, December 07, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS CELEBRATE TALK OF A DEAD TREE MEDIA PAY CUT FOR YAEL!!!



Once again on this chilly-ass morning we're reminded that this town's media scene is cold-blooded.

Accordingly . . .

TALK OF A KANSAS CITY STAR PAY CUT FOR COLUMNIST YAEL ABOUHALKAH HAS INSPIRED HOPE AMONG LOCAL POLITICAL DENIZENS THAT THE DAYS OF THIS DEAD TREE MEDIA DUDE CASTING LIGHTNING BOLTS DOWN FROM HIGH UPON HIS IVORY TOWER MIGHT SOON COME TO A END!!!

The word on this media cutback corresponds with ongoing Kansas City Dead Tree Media FAIL and the continuing decline of Sunday newspaper circulation.

Notice that Yaal has abandoned most of his bloggy efforts and mainly dedicates his time toward pushing Mayor Sly's local control effort that nobody wants . . .

Moreover . . . A Kansas City Insider sums up things nicely . . .

"The Star might finally be seeing what everyone else does . . . That guy is out of touch and no longer has any roots or connection to the people in this city. His opinions aren't reflecting the voice of a community, he's just going off on a tangent of his own and the newspaper is seeing that in their numbers."

While we agree that Yael is out of touch and don't really lament this talk of salary slicing given that he's got a stab for TKC whenever this blog gets a mention . . . It's simply Dead Tree Media obsolescence that has determined the career fate of so many seemingly embittered print journalists who spend most of their time complaining on the Internets virtually indistinguishable from just like bloggers.

Developing . . .

75 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey d-bag, you forgot to mention your expensive $399 blogging lessons that you offer to former reporters moving back to their mom's basements.

Anonymous said...

He should write a column about unsolicited bulk email.

Anonymous said...

"Opinions from on high"?
That's the problem with the Star. They act, think, and write like it's still the glory days of downtown in the 1950s.
Yael's never managed anything or been responsible for any results except producing his column, which consists of few facts and little but his own uninformed personal opinion.
Compare the columns in the Star to any serious newspaper and you'll see how bush league and amateurish they are.
And with that in mind, how's Duiguid's prostate doing?

tv guide said...

Tonys KC-sitcom
(cc) In a special episode, a slightly down syndrome looking, buoy shaped hairy sufferer of Tonys Disease joins the staff in Tonys moms basement as an intern and gets a crash course in self loathing and taking joyful glee in the demise of a newspaper which, ironically, Tony mines 60 per cent of his stories from; Chucks heart continues to be warmed by the saturation of media tributes to Nelson Mandela.

Superdave said...

Pay cut hell fire the idiot

Anonymous said...

Yael needs to be fired. He sells the Star like apples on the corner.Get a fresh face and you will see a rise in paper sales.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it got Obama elected!

Anonymous said...

Jeeze, this is an issue that merits our attention because?

We are the paranoids who freak out over government snooping and don't see the hypocrisy in commenting based upon unsubstantiated gossip.....

We are sheep and we are stupid.

Thank God the only other people that listen to our rants are the cum guy, the prostrate guy, the racists, and now the unsolicited bulk mail guy.

I was at my Grandmothers assisted living center yesterday for a visit, and the chatter than was more meaningful than this.

Anonymous said...

Want to see something funny? Check out the Oregonian's website...read a little of their columns and then realize that the two cities are of comparable size.
Is there just something inherently lame about KC?

Anonymous said...

You know, the next guy who whines about everything in Portland being so much better should get up off his lazy ass and move there if they think KC is so horrible.

And I would guess five minutes after moving there, they'd start whining about how great Seattle is.

As for the notion that op-ed columnists should always "reflect the voice of the community", oh, so that's what they are supposed to do? Merely regurgitate opinions that "the community" already holds?

Here's an idea. You don't like opinions that don't match yours? Don't read them. Stay stuck in your narrow little worldview.

Anonymous said...

When will the Star understand he is bad for them ,when the paper fails

Anonymous said...

Kansas City has a wannabe big city mentality.

Anonymous said...

"His opinions aren't reflecting the voice of a community, he's just going off on a tangent of his own and the newspaper is seeing that in their numbers."

Right, the puppet master Yael is single-handedly taking down the Star?

Tony, check do a prostate check with your head up your ass> Should have a good view.

Anonymous said...

and it rains in Portland, ALL THE TIME.

Anonymous said...

For 8:11am
It' not the people complaining about KCMO v Portland. It's the endless cheerleading about how KCMO IS WORKING TO BECOME LIKE PORTLAND or Austin, or all these other "innovation capitals" of the country.
Kansas City is a great place to live for all the choices of housing, great schools in some areas, amenities like the Nelson Gallery and the Zoo, professional sports, ease of getting around, and all the rest.
But the endless rah rah driven by an inferiority complex of wanting to make believe the city's something that it's not gets tiring and embarrassing.
And as we will all shortly see with the streetcar, very expensive.

chuck said...

Yale is just part and parcel of the Socialist agenda being shoved down our collective throats by our liberal overlords in the 4th Estate, Hollywood and the new demographic.

The KC Red Star is an agenda driven publication, as is the Chicago Tribune, LA Times and dozens of others, most notably the New York Times. The sins of ommission, fabrication and obfuscation with regard to the actual news and rational extrapolation with regard to same, cannot be underestimated.

Anonymous said...

Plz kill ur self chuck

Anonymous said...

Never knew he was such a lisping nancy until I saw him on (can you describe the) Ruckus on KCPT

tv guide said...

Tonys KC-financial
(cc) Tonys KC is bought by a giant corporation with Tony being paid off in snack cakes and the regular commenters taking loyalty oaths; Chuck is forced by the new minister of propaganda to write a 5000 word essay on why Nelson Mandela was a great man.

Anonymous said...

TV Guide has started drinking way to early this morning

Anonymous said...

that's what yael does.

Anonymous said...

what's the difference between yael and a hobo? At least a hobo has the decency to keep his options to himself

Anonymous said...

"But the endless rah rah driven by an inferiority complex of wanting to make believe the city's something that it's not gets tiring and embarrassing."

Amen! And to the point that "The Star should be like the Oregonian". Well, guess what? The Oregonian has the same problems with a rapidly disappearing advertising base that the Star has.

I have a co-worker who moved here from San Francisco four years ago. He was amazed at the house he could buy here with the EQUITY from the house he sold in Frisco.

And he still laughs great big guffaws whenever he hears a Kansas Citian complain about traffic.

He said about the only thing he ever misses is great Chinese food, but the barbecue makes up for it.

Anonymous said...

How, Chuck, is the Star shoving anything down your throat? How is that different from what you do every day with your racist paranoid rants and Nazi-wing links to random black violence that you try to get your inbred supporters to believe represents the actions of the entire race?

Hypocrite, thy name is Chuck.

Years Ago said...

Hey fat ass, basement dweller, tell us something about Yael that we didn't know 15 years ago....moron.

Smilin' Bobby Page said...

I'm always in favor of pay cuts...especially when it comes to our greedy and overpaid KU nurses!

chuck said...

9:03

As a great Democrat once said, you are entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts.

Your subjective conjecture is the same as mine, with the difference being, I back mine up with facts and real time examples as seen in the news.

I don't read Yale unless TKC posts him.

You hang on my every word.

For that, I am flattered and thank you.

Gotta go to work.

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

8:17: Thanks. As a person who has actually lived in several cities, including Austin and the Bay Area, I think Kansas City has a lot to offer, not the least of which is affordable housing. After all, if you have to spend all your money on housing (and if you think that's an exxaggeration, check the prices of housing in the Bay Area), life's not going to be much fun.

As for Yael, he's not so bad. He pretty much called it on the translational medical tax, and he admitted his support for Funky was a mistake. I'd favor the Star's reviewing keeping Jenee and Gusiwelle before throwing Yael under the bus.

I do think Ruckus should consider replacing Mary O with someone succinct and polite enough not to interrupt everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, talk about a vicious bunch of drooling right-wing fuckwits ... the guy is just a newspaper columnist you don't agree with, not the antichrist. So what? Read something else. Whoever you are, whatever your views, there will be people you don't agree with. Who fucking cares?????? PS: The Star, like almost every big-city paper, is going down, and it will happen even if they print Rush on the front page every day. Newspapers are over. And so are you.

Anonymous said...

chuck never explodes with rant till he is provoked. I do have to agree chuck does back his shit up and Yael as a rule can't back shit up when he lets something fly out his piehole

Anonymous said...

Stay warm chuckles.

Silly Me said...

Need to sack Do good , that is one racist sumbish. The red star is falling because whitey aint buyin it. Most of the folks east of troost cant read, so they don't subscribe.

Anonymous said...

I back mine up with real-time black friends, some of them professionals who grew up in well-to-do families, some of them you adults working two jobs becuse they reject the violence and entitlement mentality you so quickly ascribe to the masses with not even a hint of suggestion that most black folks reject the same vile acts you present as part of their very DNA.

I also know some white folks who drive their big Confederate flag-emblemed pickups around spewing hate against toward blabks even as they themselves couldnt come close to surviving without their disability checks and women who work fulltime to support their lazy asses.

Point is, the behaviors you portray as reflective of an entire culture are instead the acts of low-life assholes with unfortunate upbringing and plenty of likeminded morons who glorify and encourage the status quo because they dont know any better, regardless of their skin color.

Anonymous said...

They fire award winning journalists doing original reporting and then only give this useless douchebag a pay cut? What moron designed that business model?

You can tell The Star is going down because they've given up any thought of saving it, just dragging it out for the chosen few as long as possible.

Yael and the rest of the affirmative action brigade will take this because it's the unemployment line for them if they don't like it.

Robert Butler said...

I used to be a award winning movie reviewer for the Star. Now I god movie nights in the public library while Jen'a'nae writes about what coctails her friends are drinking.
Oh, cruel world.

Anonymous said...

"Host" movie nights

Anonymous said...

9:41

Anecdotal feel good tripe.

Stereotypes exist for a reason, the generality fits.

Just the Facts said...

9:41 your rant has no meaning and amounts to not a damn thing you asshole.

Yes there are some white assholes but they are not running around shoot other white assholes to the tune of 80 plus dead now are they? You're a fucking nigger lover who is trying to taint the real truth here,

Anonymous said...

Why the hating on Yael? Barb Shelley and Louis suck 100% more than he does. I'm sure Barb was wet when she wrote her column about Ann Harrison's murderer in the early 00's.

Anonymous said...

He can blog or become a rapper. It's what everyone else does.

Anonymous said...

Yael supports every scum bag running for office and worthless project in KC. He helped this rag become nothing but free ads for corrupt creeps.

Anonymous said...

922: The right wing zealots who post on this blog just don't have enough to do.

The point of contact for that group sits around this site refleshing the page on a 15 minute interval hoping Tony will post a picture of a local chick so he can get would over making a cum post, which somehow gives him pleasure.

Yael is a columnist in a local paper that you don't agree with. Why the fuck should your opinion be of ANY interest to anyone other than you and your mom?

I got to stop my weekly visit to this blog. Everytime I read these posts my, already modest, IQ drops 10 points.

Try to call that prick Sean Hannity and see if he takes your call.

Anonymous said...

Fuck You 11:24 and be goddamn sure the fucking door don't hit you in the ass as you crawl out of here.

Anonymous said...

11;24

Call everyone names and whine.

No facts, no problem.

No brains, no problem.

Just regurgitate the same o'le liberal lies that will not stand up in the face of any reality.

Your double digit IQ is safe here.

Your elevated, sanctimoneous opinions are expected and disregarded.

Anonymous said...

Im pretty sure your point has been made 1124.

Satire, look it up.

Anonymous said...

What "liberal lies" did he "regurgitate"?

The fact that nobody with two working brain cells should give a shit about what anyone else's opinion of an op-ed columnist for the KC Star?

Do you guys really think you're living in the center of the universe and that it means more than a dog turd to a tree in the grant scheme of things who is writing op-eds for the Kansas City Star>

Anonymous said...

1213+1.

It's the typical canned response you get from this element. I think "liberal lies" is a cut and paste in response anything not in 100% alignment with a generalized, simplified, point of view.

12 and 44, you are going to want to speed on over to Ted Cruz facebook page and hate/crap/rant in response to his comments about Mandela.

Anonymous said...

How is that ObamaCare shit working for us?

What is the latest on the IRS Facist state police dunning and intimidating folks who don't agree with liberals?

Hey, was that slaughter in Banghazi just coincidentally on 9/11? Oh, ok, thank you.

Here is one promise the Democrats and the White House always keep. "If you like your Liberal Lies, you can keep your Liberal lies."

Anonymous said...

Ah, but don't for get that while we have our opinion, "chuck" and "chuck" alone backs his opinion up with airtight evidence that Aboulhalkah is nothing but a commie pinko spreading his propaganda and working secretly for a Soviet Union that went out of business 15 years ago.

Lois Lerner said...

12:38

We know where you are posting from and who you are. We are in receipt of your Tax Returns and it does not look good.

Anonymous said...

If Fael leaves, does that mean a promotion for..........Hoopz?

Anonymous said...

I for one can not believe that an attempt to overhaul the corrupt and rotting health care system did not work flawlessly the first day.

Anonymous said...

why pay for mind numb drivel from yael and shelly when you can get it for free from the daily Kos

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 12:38.

I was wondering who was responsible for Obamacare, the IRS fascist state and Benghazi.

Turns out it was Yael Aboulhalkah all along! No wonder he's getting a pay cut.

Anonymous said...

Sorry - Chuck your "sources" for your "facts" are extremely suspect. World Net Daily? Really?

Watch this interview with Colin Flaherty and tell me he is a reliable source. He's just another Rush/Beck wannabe getting middle-aged white mens' panties in a knot.

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/knockout-game-racial-media-bias/5294bd1dfe34441eea00005d

Anonymous said...

Chuck bent over one day at work and revealed a whale tail ..bigger n shit!

Anonymous said...

The only thing McClatchy did was freeze salaries for 2014. So your little insiders are sniffing their own farts.

http://jimromenesko.com/2013/10/17/mcclatchy-ends-furloughs-but-freezes-2014-wages/

Anonymous said...

Also? Mi-Ai bought a new Cadillac SUV - drive by and see it Monday - so business isn't as bad as your "insiders" think it is.

Anonymous said...

4:40, maybe Mi-Ai knows a big severance is coming.

Anonymous said...

So we are all in agreement. Yael is solely responsible for the decline and eventual demise of the KC Star. Should give hm a fuckng medal for putting that liberal rag out of its misery.

Anonymous said...

What are you 12 yrs old

Anonymous said...

6:47AM TV Guide has funny stuff!!

A large part of the distaste for Fael Abracadabra is his attitude. He does frequently come across as a self-appointed know-it-all with his mind made up, and no interest in considering other's viewpoints. If you've seen him on Ruckus, you can't forget the whiny complaining voice, animated facial expressions, the unnecessary argumentativeness, and frequent jabs that he doesn't agree with the premise of Mike's questions. What would this little Woody Allen do if he lost his Falling Star gig?

Anonymous said...

he'd move into his mom's basement

http://dailykenn.blogspot.com/2013/09/recent-black-on-white-crimes.html said...

2:21

What a fucking load of shit. opinions and bullshit.

Here, you can link onto the hundreds of instances of black on white violence to Local News media, NOT opinion, but facts.

http://dailykenn.blogspot.com/2013/09/recent-black-on-white-crimes.html

The "Knockout Game" has been around for years, even Jesse and Al acknowledge it.

There are videos out the ass of Blacks beating and assaulting whites all over the internet.

How fuckin stupid do you think America is?

Anonymous said...

Pretty fucking stupid?

Anonymous said...

"He does frequently come across as a self-appointed know-it-all with his mind made up, and no interest in considering other's viewpoints."

Yeah. Kinda like Tony and all his commenters.

Anonymous said...

"If you've seen him on Ruckus, you can't forget the whiny complaining voice, animated facial expressions, the unnecessary argumentativeness, and frequent jabs that he doesn't agree with the premise of Mike's questions."

That could be said of just about anyone on Ruckus--especially Mary O. At least Yael shuts up and gives the others a chance to talk, unlike Mary O.

Anonymous said...

Chuck is right and learned in his posts. He has the correct analysis. That is why it hurts your libtards so much and your lash out in rants of resentment for hearing the truth. PERIOD

12/7/13 10:32 PM is absolutely right and libs and white guilt loons will not listen.

I do know a white lib former loon that was jerked from their bed fast asleep and robbed and beaten by blacks ...this person now believes in owning a gun and using it if anyone now would enter the house and start the beating of which they previously was lucky to not lose their life.

Oh and this person does not have the white quilt syndrom now. Odd huh??

Anonymous said...

I'm confused about something. For you resident racist, answer me a question. As of April 2103 the United States population was 313,914,040. Blacks were 13.1% and whites were 77.9%. Now for those that are too stupid to add, blacks population is 40,808,825; while whites are 225, 624,923. With those numbers in mind It's rough being white. Please forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.

Anonymous said...

7:16AM comment
Whew! I love it when people condemn themselves! YOU are a commenter....thus you are hating yourself.

9:58AM comment
The only really witty people I've seen on Ruckus are Woody Cozad, Steve Mirakian, Crosby Kemper, and of course the host Mike Shanin. So, Mike should eliminate the other 3 chairs and just do a one-on-one interview with the guest to his right.

Anonymous said...

11:54, your facts are WRONG!!!! This explains your lunancy.
Latinos now outnumber Blacks in US population totals. Come on, this was widely reported in the media, along with the fact that salsa is now the number one condiment, beating ketchup for the first time!

Embrace your inner "brown child."

Anonymous said...

My facts are from the United States census. Guess there facts are wrong. Black population 40,808, 825. White population 225,624,923 It's rough being white. Please forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.

Anonymous said...

Oh and I gave stats on blacks vs white not other people dumbass. Black population 40,808, 825. White population 225,624,923 It's rough being white. Please forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.

Anonymous said...

11:54, then 4:10, then 4:11

It seems MATH was NOT your finest subject either!!!

At 11:54, you said, regarding U.S. population, "Blacks were 13.1% and Whites were 77.9%" You then accused everyone else of being too stupid to add.

OK Retardo, it goes like this, 13.1% (+) 77.9% = 91% for Blacks & Whites, according to you. This only leaves 9% remaining for Latinos, Asians, Natives, etc.

If everyone knows that Latinos/Hispanics are now the largest minority group in the U.S., surpassing the Black population, THEN your data is OBVIOUSLY INCORRECT!!!!

Better re-ask your question, who's "too stupid to add"? and for the answer, take a look in your own mirror!!! Mirror, mirror on the wall who's a retard after all? 11:54 is the RETARD said the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Hey you fucking retard. Whites are always on here bitching about how the blacks are taking over and other bullshit. So, if 13.1 are black and 77.9 are white then what the fuck are you bitching about. Black population 40,808, 825. White population 225,624,923 It's rough being white. Please forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.