Monday, January 28, 2019
STEVE ROSE QUITS KANSAS CITY STAR!!!
One of the finest journalistic careers in Kansas City metro history is now kaput.
Here's the damage . . .
KCUR: Kansas City Star Columnist Steve Rose Resigns Amid Defamation Claim By Overland Park Senator
Kansas City Star columnist Steve Rose handed in his resignation Saturday after Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning accused Rose of falsely attributing statements to him about Medicaid expansion.
Rose, who is not an employee of The Star but has written a political column for the newspaper for years, told KCUR that The Star accepted his resignation on Monday.
Often jealous and petty newsies obsess over this stuff but I've noticed the public doesn't really care about the sausage-making of political content. I wish Mr. Rose would've pushed back against the flimsy complaint but a nearly freebie column at a paper that fewer and fewer people read probably isn't worth the trouble.
Nevertheless, Mr. Rose goes down on a sad note but we still think the scribe has more fight left in him and hope to see his work reappear soon on a local blog . . . Someday.
Developing . . .