Saturday, June 15, 2019

Former Kansas City Star Columnist Hearne Christopher Claims Quinton Lucas Is Gay



As always, the point of this post is to present relevant information regarding a somewhat interesting Kansas City news tidbit to our blog community, offer our perspective and provide a forum for discussion. Right now we want to present the facts dispassionately with an effort to educate as well as entertain readers.

Accordingly . . .

ON HIS NEGLECTED BLOG, SOCIALITE AND LONG AGO COLUMNIST FOR THE KANSAS CITY STAR HEARNE CHRISTOPHER CLAIMS QUINTON LUCAS IS GAY & CLOSETED!!!

The proof is scant and comes from anonymous sources with no documentation and not even any decent jokes to back it up.

Moreover, the "closet" remark from the scribe is dated now that gay marriage is the law of the land and the implied pejorative reference reflects the values of a bygone era.

TKC perspective: The post is nothing more or less than a desperate attention grab at the end of the silly season when GOTV weekend has local political denizens in a tizzy.

Because Mr. Christopher's blog is mostly neglected, we don't feel the need to link it but instead offer a screen capture. Notice that the socialite is still touting the writing of KC comedy club owner Craig Glazer who has been dead since August 2018 and served as the only real attraction to the unrealized blogging effort.



Moreover, since the decline of the newspaper industry and the rise of the social media era, it's also unfortunate that Mr. Christopher has not been able to procure gainful employment as a full-time journalist for more than a decade. He has recently informed his smattering of readers that he's selling cars at a local "luxury" outlet.

Here's documentation of the questionable news item:



About the lead photo in this post -- It comes from nearly a decade ago when, according to The Pitch, Hearne Christopher Jr. was charged with driving under the influence, according to police in Prairie Village. Christopher was arrested in the 3100 block of West 79th Street. We present the mugshot given that Mr. Christopher also offers some speculation on the DUI arrest of Quinton Lucas but again, provides no good jokes or proof to back it up. Instead the post was mostly filled with the 80s-era snide commentary that was the hallmark of Hearne Christopher's published newspaper writing nearly two decades ago.

Full disclosure: TKC penned some posts Mr. Christopher's blog years ago but the pay was horrible and was supplemented only by free beer at an also formerly great Kansas City jazz club. TKC left the publication on reasonably good terms when it was clear that there wasn't much forward progress.

Nevertheless . . . 

The TKC Saturday night takeaway . . .

More than anything this post from Hearne Christopher inspired just a bit of melancholy.

His father was one of the most legendary businessmen in Kansas City who amassed an EPIC fortune and held nearly as much influence as people like The Kemper & Hall families. The life journey of Hearne Christopher, Jr. has been much more difficult with repeated divorces, relocations and some bad luck in business ventures. The former newsman turned blogger claims he's doing "quite well" selling cars and we certainly hope that's the case because his online efforts haven't gained traction or a significant audience after more than a decade of trying.

And so, this last stab at Kansas City Mayoral front runner Quinton Lucas might be the swan song for a local print-media legend . . .



We remember that he often declared himself at the same level of writers like Jason Whitlock and Joe Posnanski who have amassed a far greater online following and achieved national media acclaim following their departure from the Kansas City Star. Meanwhile, Mr. Christopher struggles to keep his writing fresh in the minds of local readers who might not recall his formerly impressive roots and connection to Kansas City history.

And all of this inspires our a late night lament for all of the denizens of the dying Kansas City newspaper industry and tonight's playlist on the topic of dead-tree media former glory . . .



As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good cheese for a Saturday night. Glad when this election is over. Heard today that there have been 40 debates so far. That's way too many and it seems like none of them really count for much anymore.

Anonymous said...

I thought the blog went down a long time ago. I guess it's nice that it's up. How weird.

Jenko said...

I'll tell you this my fine Senor. Hearne was the man back in the 80s & the 90s. He also did some really great concert promotion. The guy has this city at the tips of his fingers, far more influential than any of that social media junk. You should have included that in your post. Hearne is definitely a part of KC history.

Anonymous said...

Always wonder why these Johnson County folks aren't just as brave when they talk about their own elected offficials.

Anonymous said...

^^^ You don't shit where you eat, son.

Very Cool Kanye said...

Blogging at 70 doesn't have to be a drag. I wish the wildman the best. But he doesn't seem like he's having fun. Nearly as bigger as Jimmy C and not nearly as good of a journalist.

Anonymous said...

Nah, I've seen Lucas with women all over town. Straight for sure.

Hilltop said...

I liked the post, looks like the guy is at least trying to get ahold of quinton's dui tape. I remembered that you had mentioned that too, T. If that doesn't come out then Quinton wins the election. I think the Lawrence police are smart enough to see the polling and realize they should protect their own interests.

Anonymous said...

Lucas' girlfriend is a blonde. That's why she's tucked away. What a cry for help.

Grip Madlock said...

Well I grew up in Buffalo during the 70s and 80s and Harvey Weinstein ran the biggest concert promotion company in America so that doesnt mean much!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, being gay isn't really that big of a deal anymore. Actually works out to be a benefit to most public figures. Would jolie be running for mayor if she was straight?

Anonymous said...

Hearne also had to deal with speculation about his sexuality. I think it's standard when you're in the Midwest and don't have a herd of offspring like most of the fat cows.

Byron Funkhouser said...

11:24 Evidence of heterosexuality is always ignored when accusing someone of being gay. Married? Doesn't mean you aren't gay. Children? Nope. Reason & logic don't apply; only the very scientific "gaydar".

This is a sad low.

For Christopher, the Bully & your election.

Anonymous said...

So Hearne is blogging TKC comments from 6 months ago? Not very original or groundbreaking and yeah; not even very funny. He should stick with cars.

Anonymous said...

Here's the deal there is tremendous pressure from the LGBTQ to support Jolie Justice because she's a Dyke , but guess what the majority of her District is not supporting her , because she has turned her back on the community in favor of big business developers.
She and Sly have bankrupted the city with 25 year tax Abatements.
Now back to the topic , KC is separated by 2 degrees , the LGBT Community is small , we would know him or have seen him out. We only wish , he's pretty hot .

Save The Plaza said...

If you can't be a super star, I guess it's wiser to go into public relations and then moonlight as a reporter. They should give former KC star writers better exit interviews and career advice on their way out of the door.

Anonymous said...

So, Lucas is supposed to be gay.
(Yawn)
It is 2019, Hearne.
This news plus ten cents will get you a dime.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^+1000

Jolie's being gay is no reason to vote for or against her. Likewise with Quinton.

Get a life, Hearne.

Anonymous said...

I thought Hearne died of AUDS a long time ago. Too bad.

Jamal Fulschlong said...

Herne, eventually you will realize you are not Quinton's type. Quinton is a suit and tie man.

Anonymous said...

He is a homosexual. Ok, but why won’t he be honest about it? What else is he hiding from the public? Why does he slink off to Lawrence to do homosexual stuff? That is the real problem. Jolie is upfront about be a lesbian.

Anonymous said...

Not a bid deal? Go suck some dick and get done up the butt, the tell us it isn’t a big deal.

Anonymous said...

I don’t know if Lucas is gay or not, but I do know this is one time I have to agree with Byron. Declaring someone is straight because he/she is married or frequently seen with the opposite sex doesn’t always mean anything. Before Craigslist did away with their personals section, it was chock full of local, married family men soliciting gay sexual encounters.

Anonymous said...

Hearne was, is and always will be a narcissistic prick.

Randolph Scott was gay.

I'm a closeted heterosexual

Anonymous said...

7:03, agreeing with Byron discredits anything you have to say.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck? I don't care who they fuck in their private life. It's how both of them will screw voters that is the issue. Neither one of these corrupt, clueless meatheads is going to do Jack about crime, schools, or infrastructure. I anticipate lots of photos of 'productive community conversations.'

Anonymous said...

Kansas City needs strong leadership, something a homosexual can’t offer. Maybe we should postpone the election until we have two normal candidates.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of Christopher Hearn or maybe it’s Hearn Christopher.
But I do know KC has a bright future.
Hope 3-Light to 10-Light are built for Section 8.
Like to see them at 80th and Metcalf.
1900’s street car extension should go to the airport and Corporate Woods.
Is this a great city or what?
Sky James legacy is the crime rate... how’s that going?

Anonymous said...

This city administration has a history of do-over elections, just look at Clays train plan! So why not just declare the mayors election a do-over and let’s start over!

Anonymous said...

Thanks 6:45

chuck said...

I've met Hearne and posted her on TKC for a while off an on.

The context that I believe is important, is not an single article, or a single accusation from either entity, but the dearth of objective truth available for the consumer of local news.

The local TV stations, are snippets and snapshots of what goes on in the city. The ONLY place, where you can actually get to the truth of what happens in the metropolis, is, TKC and kcconfidential.

While TKC has far more many subscribers/readers, kcconfidential, posting less frequently allows readers to consider, for a longer period of time, the subject matter at hand. kcconfidential is the city's "Magazine" and TKC is the city's REAL newspaper of record.

Obviously - for whatever reason, these two guys are not getting along.

So fuckin what?

Is the man gay?

Who gives a fuck...

What really counts, is the fact, that he is an empty suit and Jolie is an empty dress. Those facts are self evident and confirmed by the only two places in Kansas City where you can hear the truth, TKC and kcconfidential.

It is what it is...

Anonymous said...

Hearne's a P.O.S.
He publicly quoted me and used my name after I specifically told him NOT TO. People lost jobs in the fallout from that.

However, he's no more of a P.O.S. than the two mayoral candidates are.

Anonymous said...

Print out this post and take it to the assessment department as proof your home's value is not near what they claim it to be.

Anonymous said...

Does he have a big dick? I’m asking for a friend.

Anonymous said...

"He is a homosexual. Ok, but why won’t he be honest about it? What else is he hiding from the public? Why does he slink off to Lawrence to do homosexual stuff? That is the real problem. Jolie is upfront about be a lesbian."

Sure, 6:42. MAYBE Quinton is gay. Jolie is not only upfront about being a lesbian, but she's made it a central feature of her campaign, but Jolie is definitely not upfront about her relationships with realtors and developers and tried to do a backdoor no-bid deal on the airport.

So which would you prefer? Someone who keeps his private life private or someone who sneaks taxpayer dollars to realtors and developers but who is quite open about her private life?

Think about it.

Get your hand out of my pocket said...

And 8:40 wins the thread.

Anonymous said...

Fake news. Don't believe everything the Star tells you.

Anonymous said...

And yet, Tony, you decide to post this with a big headline that will ONLY be read as "Quinton is gay". This is a questionable move even from you, two days before the election. Extremely irresponsible.

Greedo said...

^^^ Don't blame the messenger. The headline is accurate. Quinton supporters are so full of shit. Biggest crybabies in KC. They cry the biggest crocodile tears whenever they're challenged. They want to be handed everything and aren't willing to work for it. Quinton might be leading this election but it's only because his opposition is so weak. Quinton is not a strong leader, he won this election by trying to hold himself above criticism.

Anonymous said...

Remember people Herne has a history is this before.

Remember the whole Don Harman "Hanging from the rafters." thing? It was shown to be bullshit.

There is a reason many in the media drank a beer celebrating when he was fired. In fact, Herne was the first person to be fired in the first round of layoffs so many years ago. I talked to a guy who was laid during that round. He was taking it hard but told me, at least that POS Christopher doesn't have a job too.

For a guy who was, "The most read columnist at the Star." it's odd that his blog really isn't that good. Without Tony, Greg Hall or Glazer to post content Christopher really got exposed as a lazy hack. And without the Star or Pitch to back him up, all his, sources have dried up.

But at least he has that job selling Fiat's to fall back on.

Anonymous said...

Um, Q is dating my daughter.

More fake news.

Midtown KC Chester said...

^^^ I'm sure your daughter has a wonderful cock! You must be so proud.

Anonymous said...

8:45---If you're asking about Hearne I doubt it if you're asking about Lucas--he's black what do you think.

Anonymous said...

Hearne Christopher, notorious faggot, claims Quinton Lucas is a faggot in order to help Jolie Justice, who brags about being a faggot, get elected as Mayor of a town Hearne lives in.

What a faggoty thing!

Anonymous said...

WHO CARES? At least he doesn't run around like Jolie with almost advertisement that "I'M GAY!"

Anonymous said...

She's a beard. Just for fronts. He's gay!!

Anonymous said...

Funny shiz. That old dude is thirsty for Quinton. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Hearnes dad used to own BC Christopher investment securities. Some brokers left and formed WZW Investments LLC and stationed near the plaza. WZW scammed people on Oil & Gas partnerships and had they own mutual fund - the Newcomer Fund, which was oddly invested in OTHER mutual funds. The WZW owner used to say "whats a mortgage"? But when his house was foreclosed on and he filed for bankruptcy at least once, if not twice, her learned what a "rental" was,,,

Anonymous said...

I like the way Hearne got lit up on his facebook today. Half the comments were him trying to defend himself. Sad.

Anonymous said...

What a bottom feeder. Makes this blog look classy by comparison. And that's saying A LOT.

Grappa said...

His story was okay but not really much there. NO direct quotes, no documentation and no proof. It's not journalism, just a blog. If he had more or one of the guy's former lovers went on record then maybe it might be more substantial. But there's not real reporting there. Just some guy's opinion, at least TKC includes a link and a reference to his goofier posts.

Anonymous said...

He meant to say Jermaine Reed was the gay one from the 3rd District