Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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.)."

Conservative Criticism

"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."
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Feel free offer suggestions for Yael's future and we hope he takes us up on our offer . . .

25 Comments:

Anonymous said...

He should do a blog.

I'd read it.

Super Dave said...

Yes he should do a blog and allow comments that support Free Speech.

But we all know that will never happen.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the tobacco industry had a hand in his exit. He was always advocating a tobacco tax increase will all the zeal of a reformed smoker. Or hooker. Or something.

Will Lewis be next?

Anonymous said...

^^^^Oops. "with all the zeal"

Anonymous said...

Always ask political candidates for their views on unsolicited bulk email.

Anonymous said...

Yael, I'm sorry but you were always replaceable. It just isn't that hard to find a leftist who can slap together a boilerplate screed. We wish you luck in your future endeavors, you old lion of the press.:)

Anonymous said...

Yael is a relic like print media. As with any corporation, at the end of the day there is no loyalty to employees and Yael was a fool not to leave on his own terms and actually expect to retire there. Yael failed to adapt & believed in his own BS

Anonymous said...

If I were the Mayor's communications director I'd be worried.

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out why Tony is offering to help Yael. After all he isn't Gay, a Tranny or black.

Anonymous said...

MU's former journalism school. But rent don't buy a house.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony did you figure out the difference between the Mid-Continent and the Kansas City public libraries yet?

And there's the difference folks.

Anonymous said...

Lol @free blogging lessons.

Anonymous said...

RE: "Feel free to offer suggestions for Yael's future.."

FAEL ABRACADABRA'S TOP 10 NEW CAREER OPTIONS!!!!


10) Lake City Army Ammunition plant


9) ToyTrain streetcar cleaner (vomit, urine, feces, etc., ....like at the Star)


8) Assistant to Chris Hernandez at City Hall's office of Media Propaganda


7) Kay Barnes Bridge painter (pink paint only please)


6) Ball Boy for the Royals


5) Rachel Maddow's footstool


4) Hillary Clinton's colostomy bag attendant


3) Tim Kaine's boy-toy


2) Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's autobiography "Overridden" ghostwriter


and the NUMBER ONE new career option for Fael


1) Midwest Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, "before" poster boy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yael as compared to other editors should have dropped years ago! Where did he get his college degree? K Mart ? Just go away you arrogant m efferrrr

Anonymous said...

He can always be a drag queen at Missy B's. Those superimposed cheerleader pics you used to post were really entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Him and Brandumb used to meet there and about northland politics, just leave and go to SFCA.

Anonymous said...

What Tony can teach Yael:

12) Recycling: Why Trotting Out The Same Tired Bullshit Year After Year Must Be Done.

11) Listening To Ignorance: The Super Dave/Chuck Seminar.

10) Putting Fear To Work For You!

9) Weasel Words: Their Use in Everyday Life.

8) Misogyny and You!

7) Exclamation Points, Red Type and Their Overuse.

6) You Too Can Make Up Facts.

5) Oops There Are Two Libraries in Kansas City: Why Research Doesn't Matter.

4) Botellian Geography: If It's Within Ten Miles of the Plaza, It's The Plaza.

5) Never Improve, Never Progress: A New View of Civic Development.

4) Every Mayor is to Blame for Everything.

3) Your New Paycheck From The Show-Me Institute (Tony: this is the worst-kept secret in town. C'mon dude).

2) Saying One Thing, Doing Another: The Free Speech Issue.

1) The Big Time: What It's Like To Get Sued For Libel and Lose.

Anonymous said...

Yael must learn how to be more objective and fair. His readers didn't care about Brownback.

Anonymous said...

I might consider reading the paper now that Yael's gone. Thanks KC Star!

Pay for play said...

Yael was a unfair biased writer who has been found out. He used his position to settle personal vendettas. It's about time the paper is trying to become unbiased again.

Inafunkaboutthefunk said...

Anyone know the Funk's phone number at Governing.com? Fael working for Mayor Smartwithnothinghouser... now that would be a hoot! Nothing would please me more than to see a flush of the municipal drain flushing Fael out to DC as an employee of the guy who he once made Mayor of Kansas City. We'll always remember Fael for those efforts and when it turned out that the Gruesome Twosome were about the worst thing that ever happened to Kansas City (rivaling being drowned in unending, uncounted and unaccountable municipal debt brought to us by another Fael protege, Sly James, the Obese Bowtie) how he turned on his old friends, and even though he had spend years grooming the Funk, turned on him and used the last gasp of power of the Kansas City Star to obliterate the Gruesome Twosome before watching the Star itself be rendered irrelevant... as irrelevant as he has become. What say ye now Yael T Abouhalkah?

Inafunkaboutthefunk said...

Have time for lunch Yael? Anytime, anywhere at any restaurant... on me. All you need to do to accept is write Tony a note and he will make this happen! I'm glad I got to see the day when the Star squashed you. I rejoice this moment alongside all of your fellow employees who you threw under the bus ahead of yourself in a desperate effort to preserve your paycheck. Yes, your dirty, stinking paycheck saved at the expense of the lives of so many loyal, hard working Star employees who could have kept there jobs for a few more years if the Star had given you the shoe so many years ago. Sadly, if the Star had done this long enough ago, we would have been able to remember you for being a defender of our City, a Lion Of The Press standing up for the citizens rather than the paycheck sucking hack and defender of the political and elite business class that you had become. Maybe when enough time passes, and we are no longer gritting our teeth thinking about how many years you drew a paycheck ahead of your co-workers, we will remember when you stood for something positive and good! Bye bye Fael, we dont hate to see you go!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, too fucking bad Yael. Just too fucking bad. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

632, he wrote an opinion column. IF COURSE IT'S BIASED YOU FUCKING MOUTHBREATHER. THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THE OPINION PAGE!