Monday, July 11, 2016

Bottom Line: Kansas City Dead Tree Media Now Dominated By Internets Pundits

From a PR professional who has worked in Kansas City and throughout the nation . . . This blog post offers media insider perspective and a bit of a eulogy for newspaper power. Checkit: KC Star Apologizes for Rape Column | Bottom Line Communications PR Firm

7 Comments:

Inafunkaboutyael said...

Hopefully the lead weight that Editor Berg rather submissively attached to the Star will land squarely on the loins of its once mighty columnist, Yael T Abouhalkah. Many of us were wondering why Mr. Abouhalkah didnt have an opinion to share on this most incendiary of topics. Is it because he has become irrelevant and feared being ignored? Or could it be that the topic of rape and how it was handled by the Star was too hot for him to handle. Or perhaps he saw the offending article and went searching for one of the many editors that he played a part in exterminating all the while saving his own paycheck? This was yet another chance for the old Lion Of The Press to roar and he seems nowhere to be found other than at the bank cashing his pay check... a paycheck printed with the ink of all the dead bodies that no longer work at the Star and that Yael T Abouhalkah managed to outlast.

What happened to the Star makes us sad. And the dimunition of Yael T Abouhalkah into a sort of journalistic oblivion also saddens us.

Bob said...

Abouhalkah doesn't do rape. Abouhalkah does Brownback, guns and Brownback + guns. He's a specialist.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of Yael Abouhalkah until I moved here and started reading this blog. The fact that every day one or more people are on here suggesting Mr. Abouhalkah is totally irrelevant suggests only one thing ... that he is not. Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

The fact that people even refer to anything at the Star just reflects that this whole fucking town needs to get a life.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Landsberg wrote:

Tony Botello, who operates the most influential blog in the KC area, Tony’s Kansas City, summarized it expertly: “In the final analysis, the editorial snafu offers another look at the fading impact of the newspaper and the continued rise of social media outrage influencing not only the nation’s politics but also so-called opinion makers.”


Remember folks, I predicted over a year ago that TB would buy the KC Star for $1.00 after their bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

real ass wipe trumps virtual ass wipe every time.

Anonymous said...

No idea why Yael is even mentioned - he only cuts and pastes the same anti Brownback column twice a week. Lazy lazy lazy Yael...