Saturday, June 10, 2017
THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! AMID JUSTIFIED COMPLAINTS OF OLD SCHOOL NEWS LADIES: RESPECT THE EXCELLENCE OF KANSAS CITY NEWS LEGEND PHIL WITT!!!
Tonight we ask our blog community to consider a somewhat complex series of propositions in the ongoing fight to balance the struggle for social justice with well-deserved appreciation for outstanding achievement in Kansas City and across the globe.
Here we go:
- Yes, old school news women have it tough. Karen Fuller was done wrong when she was dismissed in her still supple 40s.
- Yes, old school dudes dominate the news anchor spot while women are often unfairly pushed out of the journalism game . . .
- However, none of these two factors make the accomplishments of KANSAS CITY NEWS LEGEND PHIL WITT any less respectable and as he heads into retirement he has held up better than MOST WOMEN AND MEN his age.
For God's sake, look at the man . . .
He has barely aged over the course of his KC news career which has spanned generations. He still maintains movie star good looks, a keen intellect AND he looks like he does about 500 push-ups a day.
The reality is that most millennials skulking around the Crossroads don't look like they're in as good of condition as Phil Witt.
TKC Confession: I'm a Phil Witt fanboy and I've been watching him since I've been a kid. Yes, I do have his autograph somewhere around this basement.
But I digress . . .
In the discussion as we lament the plight of news ladies kicked out the door far too early, social justice warriors neglect the fact that the career of Phil Witt is a modern day testament to the power of clean living, absolute professionalism and dedication to journalistic standards. The uncomfortable but accurate reality is that Mr. Witt is both genetically and intellectually gifted in addition to his tireless work ethic which has helped him OPERATE AT A LEVEL BEYOND MOST PEOPLE OF EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC WALKING AROUND THE PLANET.
Add all of this to the fact that we've heard from just about everybody that Phil Witt is also a really good person, helpful, kind and everything that people don't expect from most journalists.
And so tonight's playlist is dedicated to the uncomfortable fact that some people are simply born with talent, aptitude and amazing potential and then work diligently to cultivate their skills and create a professional standard with their careers . . . Meanwhile, most of us lesser beings just sit around and complain on the Internets.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.