Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SLAP FIGHT!!! PITCH TAKES A SHOT AT THE KANSAS CITY STAR THIS WEEK!!!



Among cowtown newsies, there is nothing more rewarding, fun and pointless than a Kansas City media slap fight.

And now . . .

CHECK THE LATEST PITCH COVER CALLING OUT THE OLD SCHOOL KANSAS CITY STAR!!!

Sadly, the article isn't online yet . . . But we like the image.

Still, even though I haven't read it, I can't help but agree with everything horrible that anybody says about The Star.

Personal note: I thought it was really childish when my least favorite Latina Mary "Dirty" Sanchez gave me the cold shoulder at a recent newsie event. I was ready to hold the door open for her and everything. She looked really nice in a strange cocktail dress that was made for a broad 20 years younger yet still I was all prepared to be chivalrous and call it bygones for just a bit . . . The sentiment was ruined with a rude turnaround gesture by the barely Latina babe. TKC is a juggernaut among blogs but Tony is not made of stone, cut me and I bleed. Sniffle.

Anyhoo . . .

Of course we love a Kansas City slap fight but let's remember a few things . . .

- The Pitch has suffered a precipitous drop in their online rankings after a move to consolidate all of their blogs and take most of their posting to Facebook.

- It's kind of a sausage fest @ The Pitch. The new music gal is nice but she's having a hard time earning respect among the longtime denizens of the local music scene. I'm not surprised if they make her get the coffee given her low level of access around this cowtown. I haven't seen her yet, is she hot?

- Picking up the pitch right now . . . It's under 40 pages this week again.

And so . . . We appreciate this Dead Tree Media slapfight but we know it ends with all newspaper, even the trendy hip ones, going the way of the dodo.

Developing . . .

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Pitch over Ink at least give them that TKC.

C'mon!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Kansas City Star a Roger Miller song first?

Anonymous said...

Pitch calls kettle black. Print media is failing in general, especially those manned by the toothless buffoons that pass as journalists in this backwater.

Anonymous said...

The email subject: "Remember this idiot?"

Well I sure do and I don't see how, eight years later, you're still bitter at being passed over. I remember how badly you interviewed.

And this is all you've accomplished?

Anonymous said...

LOL! MikeHendricks just crapped himself. I don't know if it's because of this article or natural causes.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone has some inside information here.

Is there more to come ??????? Hopefully some major smut.

The Hobbyiest said...

You just can't score a good piece of ass in the back of the Pitch like you could in the good old days.

Anonymous said...

Those people staring at their phones, made mostly out of oil products. Haha

Anonymous said...

"Kansas City Star, that's what I are......Yeolde Lady, ya oughta see ma car! 'Drive a big ole Cadillac, with wire wheels, got rinestones on the spokes, got credit down at the grocery and my butcher tells me jokes. I'm the number one attraction at every super market parking lot, I'm the king of Kansas City, no thanks to Omaha, thanks alot.

Anonymous said...

Google me timbers! I'm your brain yes I am and I tell you what to do just google doodle doo and we'll tell ya what to do! We're brain brain brain thats why you so freaking lame!

Anonymous said...

The Pitch? That's my favorite toilet tissue. ....next to the Star.

Anchorman said...

Anybody notice the newspaper reporters are getting weirder and weirder with every passing month?

chuck said...

If Tony's story is true and I have no reason not to believe it, then Mary Sanchez's impudent dismissal of Tony's attempt at chivalry reflects not only the Star's justified fear of Tony and his blog, but represents, in my opinion, the accelerating disintigration of a moribund paradigm, that once ruled this city.

Successful companies embrace any and all criticism as checks and balances on internal mistakes. Enemies teach us far more than friends. Far more impressive would have been Mary's effort to engage an adversary, look for weakness, assess information and weaken defenses.

Mary's columns are not that bad and occasionally, again, in my opinion are worth the read. Her lack of confidence in herself and her employer, is a harbinger of further decline.

Anonymous said...

"Meanwhile, the Star continues to pay actual salaries to lightweights such as Jenée Osterheldt, whose recent columns explore such topics as her sick dog, Lindsay Lohan's reality show, and how the seasonal Easter bunny statues on the Plaza are scary-looking."

This quote FTW!

Yes! I can feel the Hoops hate flowing through my veins! *maniacal laugh*

Anonymous said...

I've been around Mary Sanchez in social settings, and I have often found her to be a bit interpersonally awkward. It may not have had anything to do with you Tony.

Anonymous said...

How is the Star still in business anyway? Who buys a newspaper these days? If you buy a online subscription you are a moron. I still buy a kcstar paper every few months its great for washing windows.

Anonymous said...

I get pop ups when TKC links articles to the KC Star ..Except Mary Sanchez mad rants are free?

Anonymous said...

I still prefer the Pitch over Ink, but it is a shadow of what it used to be when our daughter worked for them as an editor in the late 90's. Of course, it has been sold a couple of times to out of towners.
When our daughter worked there, it was locally owned. Then a Denver crowd of drunks took over. She left (she was alternative, but not a drinker). Too bad. They have never made the bucks again.

Anonymous said...

I read a lot of online media. Hell, I even read TKC. Digital media is a good thing.

But the decline of print media reflects the dumbing down of America.

Bob said...

Businesses that show contempt for a large segment of their potential customer base don't last. The Star does, and it won't.