Wednesday, October 04, 2017
And Now, Something Completely Desperate From The Kansas City Star . . .
In their latest missive, The Kansas City Star is taking credit for stuff they didn't do and promising "journalism" they haven't provided since the 90s.
A message from Executive Editor Mike Fannin:
I'd like to thank you all for reading The Kansas City Star and Kansascity.com.
As an institution, we haven't taken a day off in nearly 140 years - and we're not about to start now. We know your information needs now come on an hourly basis, not daily.
Over the summer, we have reorganized The Star's newsroom to give you more of the journalism you want and expect. In the important public service role we play in this city, we'll be asking tough questions as we dig into a wide range of topics:
Will this story break news that could make a difference in the community? Will it hold leaders accountable? Will it directly affect the lives of residents?
In short, we are putting the needs of our readers at the center of everything we do.
You'll see more watchdog reporting on health care, education and the issues that divide us as a community. We'll also continue to deliver the kind of investigations that have distinguished The Star on a national stage - and more of them.
Stories like The Star's award-winning investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy at a local water park, and a compelling report on firefighter safety risks across the nation.
Our columns and editorials once helped build Kansas City, and they are doing it again. Our new Editorial Board is off and running, providing insight and creating positive change in the community. For example, the board recently stopped City Hall in its tracks from handing out a $1 billion, no-bid contract for a new airport, bringing the debate back into the public eye.
It all goes back to the two things we'll be obsessively focusing on going forward: Our mission and our readers.
Executive Editor/Vice President
A screen cap so you d-bags don't think I faked something this ridiculous . . .
One of the best and brightest among our blog community responds with this kind note:
"This is disgusting and laughable... actually pathetic. from Fannin ..the star takes credit for covering the story of the decapitation which they never mentioned which I did and they take credit for stopping the airport billion-dollar no-bid which you and CFRG did!
"The Star is a dinosaur and is so marginalized they're having to scrub up news and claim that they had any impact at all."
You decide . . .