Sunday, September 29, 2019

Dead Tree Media Promotes Sports Newsie Complaint Against TV Station

Legacy media slug it out for survival as a nearly white print-focused newsroom offers their platform to a litigant against a much larger TV news outlet . . .

Money line amid legal complaint . . .

“There are a lot of people behind me that Lisa Benson and I are sacrificing for so they can make strides and take what we’ve done to another level,” Jackson said. “Not necessarily by being militant or protesting, but take their platform and use it to help other people.”

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Former KSHB sports reporter: Time for people of color to speak up about discrimination

Demetrice "Dee" Jackson People of color who work in a white-dominated media landscape tend to shrink themselves in order to fit in. And Demetrice "Dee" Jackson knows this reality better than most. But the former sports reporter and anchor at KSHB Channel 41 is fighting back and speaking out.

13 comments:

Security Guard Cameron Wright said...

Ah know dat's right ! We din do nuffin !

Anonymous said...

No racism means performing on an even playing field. People in all forms of media are fired and hired for great and nonexistent reasons. Get use to it buttercup.

Anonymous said...

I have stopped turning to KSHB for news, and I no longer record their newscast on DVR. I urge the black community in Kansas City to do the same. Why should black people continue to watch a TV station that has a history of racial discrimination against its black employees. There may not be any way to stop these racist white people from this type of behavior, except hit them hard where it hurts the most, their profits and bank accounts. Make their racism cost them money.

Anonymous said...

^^^Wow that will bring the station to its knees. It is going to cost them plenty - maybe as much as my pocket change the day before payday.

Retro ROCKER said...

Decisions on Promotions IN the Media And Many Firms Can this person keep the Company Profitable. There have been many Companies that have promoted ON Race and Gender, And There were more qualified People at the Firm. And after a while The Companies started having financial problems.

Retro ROCKER said...

And in Media you have to keep your audience.

Retro ROCKER said...

Look at the Kansas City Star THEY LOST THEIR AUDIENCE .THE PROMOTED THE WRONG PEOPLE. AND LET THE GOOD ONES GO THEY went from one million readers a week to a Few. And soon to be fewer. THAT WAS A PARODY.

Anonymous said...

The guy sucked, simple as that. He’s just trying to get free money while the iron is hot, playing the race card has proven to pay very well and until companies stand up and refuse to be blackmailed by these low life’s they will continue to have to pay these losers. Where does he think he’s going to get his next job with worthless accusations like this?

Anonymous said...

He sucked, I turned the channel when he came on. As many people will now watch a watchable sportscast as will boycott the station..good luck with the job hunt, retard.

Anonymous said...


Democrat "must-hire, can't fire, gotta promote" Affirmative Action scammer.

Anonymous said...

Jackson learned form Lee's Summit school district ex superintendent.

Anonymous said...

It would be fairly easy to see what the ratings were when he was delivering sports versus the other reporters doing the same thing. Stations like high ratings, no matter what color you are. Just like NFL owners like good players, no matter what color you are. Both entities make more money when viewership is up.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure the racists above won't be on the jury in his lawsuit. We'll see how that plays out.

Dude was a pretty good sports guy on TV.