KANSAS CITY GIVES NEWSPAPER PUNDIT PALTRY FAREWELL CHEER!!! AFTER STAR CAREER KAPUT: WHO CARES WHAT YAEL ABOUHALKAH WRITES NEXT???
Some of the brighter denizens of our blog community note that the end game for a career dedicated to Kansas City newspaper journalism doesn't include a lot of fanfare for even the highest ranking members of the profession moving on to his next phase of life.
To wit . . .
FOMRER KANSAS CITY STAR WRITERS YAEL ABOUHALKAH ASSURES HIS PALS ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT HE'S GOT HIS MORTGAGE PAID AND HE'LL BE BACK TO RAGE AGAINST TRUMP AND BROWNBACK!!!
Here's the note for those who haven't seen it . . .
Money line . . .
Yael: "And FINALLY I get to say what I really think about Sam Brownback and Donald Trump. "
The question . . .
WITHOUT THE DAILY PRINT NEWSPAPER TO BACK HIM UP . . . WILL ANYBODY CARE WHAT YAEL WRITES/BLOGS/TWEETS!!!
The outpouring on Facebook/Twitter was nice but we've all seen stripper birthdays get a bigger response. Meanwhile, only one mainstream media news outlet covered the dismissal and that was because the fellow journalist worked with the guy for about twenty years and they share most of the same demographic background.
In the era of clickbait digital news mostly focused on celebrity and niche interest . . . The Kansas City columnist opinion-maker is now an officially a LOST profession right up there with a pinsetter and Blockbuster employee or so it seems given the lackluster amount of public interest in the conclusion of a career that spanned generations.