Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! RAGE AGAINST JENEÉ OSTERHELDT NATIONAL ANTHEM SCREED INSPIRES ADVERTISER WAR AGAINST KANSAS CITY STAR!!!
Hoopz has done it again. The latest column in defense of NFL national anthem protest has angered readers to the point of civic action.
But first . . . Here's a look at the highlights of her polemic that's not really worth a click but linked here simply for edification.
JENEÉ OSTERHELDT: Don’t believe in national anthem protests? You don’t believe in the land of the free
Money line . . .
"Each and every person coming for Peters is part of the problem. Few people want to talk about America’s systemic racism, xenophobia or all-around inequity and injustice. But plenty of people want to tune into a game."
Kicker . . .
"I sit the national anthem out, too. And I quit the Pledge of Allegiance once I realized the flag represents a historically broken promise of liberty and justice for all. America is all about divisibility. Quit screaming about the importance of an anthem and a flag while going mute when it comes to black lives, brutality, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and white supremacy."
Now the fun part . . .
KICK-ASS TKC READERS WARN OF AN UPCOMING ADVERTISER BOYCOTT EFFORT INSPIRED BY THIS SCREED!!!
Here's the word from an AWESOME TKC TIPSTER . . .
"For me, this anti-American, anti-Anthem column is the last straw. Along with the help of two employees who have volunteered their time. I'll be contacting as many KC Star advertisers as possible today and encouraging them to remove their marketing from this paper. I'm already talking to Nebraska Furniture Mart about limiting their next ad buy and taking the Star off their distribution list. They're not as loyal to the newspaper as some people think. I've had at least half a dozen advertisers call me back and they are willing to listen to what I have to say. Expect more news on this because the level of support and unity to end this kind of garbage propaganda is surprising. I'm not the only person working on this and I've been encouraged that more people want to stop business support of propaganda against our flag."
Strong words but the reality is that advertiser boycotts rarely work. Some sponsors and promo recipients of this blog have been contacted by angry dweebs and that usually reveals that the advertising is working and the media outlet is connecting with the community. We're not sure if that's the case here BUT . . . Ad boycotts have a way of scaring corporate douches more than small biz.
Still, we must ask . . .
HAS HOOPZ FINALLY CROSSED THE LINE BY REVEALING HER DISDAIN FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE???
To be fair, the editorial has certainly created a buzz and now we'll see if it's impact is clickbait gone wrong or thought provoking opinion journalism that gets more people interested in the fading newspaper.
You decide . . .