TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! NEWSIES @ THE PITCH SUSPICIOUS OF DISAPPEARING PAPERS FROM KANSAS CITY NEWSSTANDS FOLLOWING CONTROVERSIAL KCPD BRUNO SHOOTING REPORT!!!
Here's a fun report on a tragic topic that takes us back to the old school salad days of Dead Tree Media Journalism.
BEHIND THE SCENES, NEWSIES @ THE PITCH ARE CRYING FOUL OVER DISAPPEARING PAPERS FROM JUST ABOUT EVERY NEWSSTAND IN MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY FOLLOWING THEIR ANTHONY BRUNO SHOOTING COVERAGE!!!
Is it a KCPD conspiracy???
Nobody knows, but I'm using/celebrating this photo of boobies to make sure NOBODY tries to use this blog post in court . . .
But for realz . . . We noticed the strange disappearance around Friday and confirmed with a text this weekend . . .
One of the few, kind Pitch newsies responded quite testily: "Yeah, they took them. We're trying to verify video of a person who recorded an unmarked car emptying out the newstands. We have license plates and so far we've been told not to pursue this when we've asked questions to sources in the Dept. But, no TKC, you're not the only one who noticed this . . . You're just going to run with the gossip, instead of waiting for our report which will be far more comprehensive."
Well, they're right about one thing . . .
TKC BLOGS IT FIRST!!!
But in the spirit of nerdy, Dead Tree Media accuracy . . .
Here's what we can verify for certain . . .
- All the Pitch newstands in Midtown Kansas City have been empty since Friday which is totally out of the ordinary given that more people check it online or follow the link through the Pitch's FB. Put simply, any given issue of The Pitch usually litters the street and coffee shops for about 2 weeks.
- It wasn't that good of an issue, in fact, our blog community seemed to agree that the story was a bit of a hit piece and it felt skeevy the way that it was timed with the lawsuit just a few hours later.
- Dead Tree Media newsies who know their history can remember AUTHORITIES TAKING OFF WITH THE PAPER actually happened a couple of times during the early 90s.
- In reality, the story didn't garner much traction via social media or on the weekly newspaper's website where people seemed more interested in music and restaurant coverage. That's why the newsstand disappearance is quizzical because the reality is that the report didn't garner that much attention from the hipsters who normally read Pitch fare . . .
Developing . . .