Friday, February 24, 2017

Reporting And Race: Former Kansas City Star Columnist Lewis Diuguid Reflects On His Career And The Importance Of Media Ethics

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23 Comments:

Bob said...

This is the journalism equivalent of Yasser Arafat (or Barack Obama) being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Fuck off

BRG said...

I liked his talk. For those who think he's that bad. You obviously don't get around much. there are columnists who are much more militant than Lewis. he's actually a very reasonable person.

Anonymous said...

In the land of the ignorant he sounds reasonable.

Anonymous said...

Lewis is definitely Mensa.

His brilliant writings about traveling in his VW were mesmerizing...a sure cure for insomnia.

His article pondering on why 911 happened and questioned if it was a response to some racial aspect should have got him banned for life from the academy of Normal People.

I look forward to his future writings of brilliance and being so fascinating- I hope he churns out breathtaking titles like:

1. How to enjoy your pet bird.
2. Musings of a nincompoop.
3. How I made a living on writing stuff on a 4th grade level.

Mensa would nominate him if his IQ was 100 points higher.

Anonymous said...

If he ain't Hugh Hefner or Larry Flynt he ain't shit!

chuck said...

More "Plaques For Blacks".

His pathetic, race-baiting one-trick-pony profferings were the journalistic equivalent of rendered pig fat tossed into your driveway every day. You can smell it before you see it.

Anonymous said...

Modern day Buckwheat!

Anonymous said...

Burp...fart..sniff...libtard!..gurgle...belch...libtard!

Retro ROCKER said...

LEWIS LEFT THE STAR AT THE RIGHT TIME YOU COULD TELL THE STAR WAS GOING DOWN HILL WHEN MS PARRISH LEFT FOR THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC SHE KNEW ABOUT THE FALLING STAR

Retro ROCKER said...

Mcclatchy still A billion in debt fewer subscribers fewer advertisers more layoffs,coming

Anonymous said...

Rich-kid Dikweed wrote 2,858 columns on .... "White Privilege"

awesome career!

Anonymous said...

Nieman has now met their Democrat Affirmative Action EEO quota for 2017.

Bob said...

2:18, his degree of militancy was never the issue. His ability to form cogent thoughts and communicate them in writing was the issue. I still recall one column wherein he argued the Iraqi people must really like Saddam, after all they gave him 98% of their votes. Many other columns were nearly as laughably bad.

Anonymous said...

does he work fir the pitch now?

Retro ROCKER said...

HEY THATS HOW YOU KEEP AN EYE ON THE OTHER SIDE THESE DAYS YOU HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON ALL SIDES BE INDEPENDENT THINK FOR YOUR SELF DON'T LET A COLUMNIST INFLUENCE YOU IF IT WASN'T FOR INDEPENDENT VOTERS CLINTON WOULD BE PRESIDENT THE STOCK MARKET WOULD BE CRASHING MASS LAY OFFS REMEMBER THE MEDIA STATED CLENTON WAS GOING TO WIN THEY KNEW SHE WAS BEHIND IN ELECTORAL VOTES THEY WERE TRYING TO DISCOURAGE,PEOPLE WHO WAS VOTING FOR TRUMP REMEMBER THERE PLAY BOOK THE KANSAS CITY SHUFFLE

Anonymous said...

You meanies! You need to let pour Lewis alone! He was the the smartest columnist the star had! (Lol). His keyboard always had Michael Moore DVDs under one side (left) so of course it wasn't possible to type right. Although he wasn't a complete idiot or blind- he still managed to get up in the morning (Paraphrasing his talented writings).

I have to give him credit for not taking a page out of Guswell's book and trying to run over people he disagrees with- but I be hiding from the public after a career of writings that most 8th graders could produce.

I am still happy he is around and hope he continues writing or expressing his opinions. He makes me feel smarter than Einstein. He has done for race relations what the toy train has done for land speed records.

Anonymous said...

In a career of finding racism in everything, one column around 2003 stands out to me. Remember the flight attendant that said "eenie meenie miny mo, pick a tiger by the toe" on a flight and got sued by two black ladies for saying it's racist? Duiguid wrote a ridiculous column blaming her parents for not teaching her the racial past of the saying. Now in 2003 I would have been 34 and the flight attendant was 22. I had never heard the old original racial part of the saying and I am 12 years older than that you get woman was. But old Duiguid was all over this poor girl for doing nothing other than being the target of racial bullshit that wasn't even there. He was an absolute clown that only had a job because he is black. Had he had to sink or swim on his own merit he would have been writing in some small market because it's all he really deserved.

Anonymous said...

Here's the glaring inconsistency in announcing this award:

"Lewis W. Diuguid was selected by the Nieman class of 2017 for the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism."

So, as long as we're talking about "conscience and integrity" in journalism, let's tell the truth. Lewis Diuguid was selected for this award because:

1) each year the Nieman class is tasked with picking someone.

2) Jenee Osterheldt, former KC Star employee and 2017 Nieman Class member, lobbied hard for Diuguid's selection. None of the other class members were familiar with Diuguid, and since most are from foreign countries, they just went along with Osterheldt's insistent pick, so as not to rock the boat.

3) Diuguid's life and career primarily revolve around being a BLACK journalist. He's not a journalist who happens to be a black male, but rather a BLACK person who happens to be a journalist. There's a big difference!

Anonymous said...

These days anything called "award for conscience and integrity in Journalism" is an oxymoron.

Anonymous said...

Its like the broadcasters do. Each year have a pow wow and past the trophies around between them and act like the exercise has credibility.

Anonymous said...

5:55 tells the truth.

Ask most any ex-star staffer what they think of his writing and you will see the truth.

Still hard to believe Jenee ever worked at the star.

The dumbing down of journalism will fool no one- blame less subscribers on the internet, but hold counters on the pages of columnists and you won't see very high numbers on most.

5:55 tells the truth!