TKC EXCLUSIVE QUESTION!!! KANSAS CITY STAR EDITORIAL PAGE ABANDONED: COULD HARD RIGHT TURN TO TRY AND SAVE THE NEWSPAPER LURE READERS BACK?!?
This week that Kansas City Star has been publishing nothing but cartoons and letters to the editor.
A great many TKC readers have complained about this fact and the dearth of editorial content during an election season that tends to inspire more reader participation is troubling to many local news junkies.
The reported firing of Yael Abouhalkah and Lewis Diuguid's decision to leave on his own terms have left the paper without any real voice given that Barb Shelly is now ruining The Pitch with her progressive talking point regurgitation and nobody expects much out of Mary Sanchez. But the current hard times of the newspaper are easy to see for the last remaining handful of folks who pick up the newsprint regularly.
Here's KICK-ASS TKC INSIDER INFO on the new direction of the paper that threatens to turn the politics of Kansas City upside down . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS OFFER FIRST WORD OF NEW CONSERVATIVE "BALANCE" COMING TO THE KANSAS CITY STAR THAT ALREADY HAS HARD LINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SUPPORTERS CONCERNED!!!
Fact is . . . Progressive politics were an integral part of the newspaper's decline and the hope is that balance will bring readers back.
BUT IS IT TOO LATE TO LURE PEOPLE BACK TO THE NEWSPAPER WITH A FEW RIGHT LEANING COLUMNS???
Columnists on their way are touted as "More Conservative than Trump" and it's hard to deny that description should at least pique the interests of avid news readers.
Still, the reality is that the Star's printing biz isn't as lucrative as newspaper cheerleaders claim and would do better on its own . . . Google and Facebook dominate the advertising market ahead of all competitors and set prices far too low for large scale publishers with huge salary demands like the Star to compete . . . Still, there is hope for survival despite the fact that subscribers and biz keep abandoning the increasingly niche publication during the current social media epoch.
So will this upcoming Conservative move bring the Star back from the edge of doom??? You decide . . .