TKC OFFERS YAEL ABOUHALKAH FREE BLOGGING LESSONS AFTER CAREER @ KANSAS CITY STAR KAPUT!!!
TKC doesn't hold grudges . . .
Never mind Yael continually scoffed at our blogging journey but now finds himself at a newspaper career crossroads i.e. about to start a blog.
Also, for all of his defense of the newspaper, it kinda looks like they really treated him poorly after a generation of work on their behalf. 37 years and then shown the door without much fanfare, that's gotta sting.
There's a bright side . . .
TKC OFFERS YAEL FREE BLOGGING LESSONS VALUED AT $599.99 AND LOOKS FORWARD TO CONTENT LONGER THAN A TWEET FROM THIS FORMER KANSAS CITY NEWZ DUDE!!!
Better still . . .
CHECK THE TOP COMMENTS FROM OUR READER COMMUNITY REGARDING THE NEWSPAPER LAYOFF OF KANSAS CITY'S SENIOR COLUMNIST!!!
After the news of the layoff/firing/departure . . . Local opinions weren't very complimentary toward newspapers and this opinion maker. You decide . . .
Gov. Brownback Obsession Payback???
"For the last four years I guarantee that 80 percent of all his columns were about Brownback. Or they were talking about the joys of raising local taxes. Strange for a guy who lives in MO to care so much about the Gov of KS. Four years of writing about one topic and obsessing over it. For readers it got old rather quickly. And the issue was, the Star let him get away with it until now. Yael would of been fired along time ago if he wrote for even a slightly larger market. Yael hasn't earned his pay in four years."
Yael Against Guns???
"Given his tenure at The Star, I'd say he probably did ok on a severance package. Not privy to the deets but I would imagine he got upwards of a week for every year he was there. His departure certainly begs the questions, who else of any weight is left at 1729 Grand to pen left leaning missives and do the bidding for Mayor Sly and the toy train streetcar. I'm sure the folks over at the NRA are tickled as well given the number of Twitter attacks Yael levied against 2nd Amendment backers."
Columnist Caught In Changing Times
"Yael was often unfairly tarred as "liberal" by folks who do not realize that our political discourse has shifted so far to the right that views held by moderate Republicans of the 1960s -- or even by the mature Barry Goldwater -- are now considered left-wing. (Goldwater, like Ayn Rand, was pro-choice. Obamacare is just Romneycare -- a 1990s product of the conservative Heritage Foundation. Cap and Trade is a REPUBLICAN idea as an alternative to a carbon tax. Etc.)."
"This “journalist” was a garden variety, low fruit picking, modestly qualified (Compared to Jenee and Lewis) Liberal shill for Liberal causes his entire career."
Remember Dead Tree Media Glory Daze
"Although I am not unhappy to see you pushed out, I wistfully remember you when your column meant something and you were the Lion of the Press. Drown in h-ll you compromised, phony, feckless turncoat. You used to be someone... now all you are is a laugh line at a fundraiser for the street car."
Goodwill Among Reader???
"New editorialists and reporters need to be held to a standard of manifest good faith and professionalism. They need to convey to readers that they accept that their job is to inform other smart people for the commonweal."
TKC's Favorite Comment
"The Star is so left wing you couldn't wrap a whole chicken in it."
Feel free offer suggestions for Yael's future and we hope he takes us up on our offer . . .