Thursday, February 08, 2018

Kansas City Former Newsman Turned Blogger Laments Dearth Of Local Faith Coverage



Take note of this exceptionally well-informed commentary on the topic of one more offering that has disappeared from the local news-cycle.

Checkit:

Bill Tammeus: Why cities need religion news coverage

Deets:

"I've been disappointed that The Kansas City Star, for which I was a full-time employee for nearly 37 years, no longer has a Faith section and no longer has anyone assigned full time to cover religion. This is especially worrisome in a city in which religion plays such a central role in the lives of so many citizens and in which you can find seminaries and other faith-based institutions helping to create our social fabric.

You decide . . .

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Star doesn't full-time reporters who cover much of anything unless press releases count as news.
Guess the churches will have to hire some PR flacks if they want to make the cut.

Anonymous said...

Hare' Krishna', Hare' Rama, Hare' Hare' Rama, Rama.

Oh wait, you don't mean faith, or religion; you mean Christianity.

Anonymous said...

Bill; contributed to this.

If you look at the archived comments to his blog...and they have all been saved, Bill...he allowed vicious smears and anti Christian comments to overrun his comments section, FOR YEARS.

There were even commenters who made remarks about cutting throats and "eating Christian Brains".

I am told that someone pointed out to him the legal liability that might ensure if some nutcase actually acted on those comments.

Possibly even for the paper itself.

In any event, they dumped his column.

Combine that with his Catholic Bashing and its not surprising that people got fed up.

Bill will not respond to any of that...he seems to think he is about such things...and won't even allow comments on his "blog" like Tony does.

He won't even allow MODERATD comments. One might legitimately wonder what he is hiding from.

Anonymous said...

another sanctimonious comment.

Anonymous said...

@5:57
Because there are so many followers of Hare Krishna here in the Metro?
The reason why Christianity would be the main subject of a beat like religion here in the KC area, is because the overwhelming majority of people here identify as Christian. Around 75%. Next is Jewish with less than 2%, next is Muslim with less than 1%. All non Christian faiths together is less than 6%. That includes Hindus, Scientologists, and Satanists. Unaffiliated is less than 15%.

So you would complain that a weekly column devoted to religion here in KC is mainly about Christianity? Maybe you should just own up to the fact that you have an anti-Christian bias.

Anonymous said...

Blog comments are stupid. I'm glad he doesn't allow comments, TKC shouldn't either. Nobody has anything to say.

Anonymous said...

8:27, obviously you don't either. Moron.

Anonymous said...

His blog lost 90 per cent of its its when he blocked commenting.

So, his blocking comments was a good thing.

I think he knew he was facing a lawsuit over the threats he gave a platform to.

Anonymous said...

To the contrary, the Star does have a faith/religion section. They call it the front page.

Anonymous said...

8:34AM-obviously you don't either. Moron.

Anonymous said...

If you care about comments on a blog, or are a regular commentator on a blog, I'm sorry, you're a loser. Get a life. Go outside. Do some fucking thing.

MDLQ said...

I'm for blocking religion........
and stopping still births, and birth defects..........
We do that with science and rational thinking.....
not with mumbling incantations talking to a non existing being...

T-here
I-s
N-o
G-od!

Anonymous said...

Then block Planned Parenthood from killing the unborn.

Anonymous said...

Keep that shit in church

Anonymous said...

A lot of people believe stupid magical hocus-pocus and so it should be in the newspaper? Gimme a fucking break. Jesus doesn't love you anymore, suckers. She voted for Trump.

Anonymous said...

Tammeus is an hater.

The only group he hates more than Catholics is Muslims.

Him and his pal Robert Lee Hill.

Anonymous said...

Muhammad was a child molester.

Tell that to the Kansas City Muslim Center scum.

Anonymous said...

Fuck religion!

Anonymous said...

Allah sucks goat cock

Anonymous said...

TAX RELIGION

Anonymous said...

Atheist spells Eatshit!

Anonymous said...

Superstition will hold strong for the next five millennia because learning and science are difficult, and the majority of humans haven't evolved enough to not be afraid of the unknown.