Just as our blog community suspected, local news didn't bother to mention the most interesting or controversial aspects of the Kobe Bryant story. Social media was abuse with chatter of everything from #MeToo considerations to N-word accusations from none other than former cowtown dead-tree media columnist Big Sexy and a cabal off crusaders.
Here are some of the more interesting local links along with select news items suggested by our readers . . . Checkit:
STUTTERING MAD MOURNERS LASH OUT AT WHITE LADY!!!
While speaking about Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna's sudden and shocking deaths in a helicopter crash on Sunday, MSNBC reporter Alison Morris stumbled over her words - and had many concerned she'd dropped a racial epithet when referring to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Journalists Cry Foul
Why Did the Washington Post Suspend a Reporter After She Tweeted About Kobe Bryant's Rape Allegation?
The loss of Kobe Bryant, 41, as well as that of eight other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday night, is horrifying beyond any conceivable definition of the word.
Kansas City Obits Cleaned Up
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The sudden passing of Kobe Bryant is hitting a lot of folks hard. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/sorely-missed-kansas-citians-reflect-on-kobe-bryants-passing
Expert Kobe Crash Opinion
Chopper5 pilot talks impact on flying in tricky weather after 8 dead in helicopter crash in California
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Chopper5 Pilot Gregg Bourdon has flown helicopters for about the past 35 years. He's flown in conditions similar to Sunday's foggy weather in Calabasas, California.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Kansas City native Clay Johnson played two season for the Lakers in the early 1980s, winning a championship with the team in 1982.
EXCELLENT 1st Person Report
As the world mourns the loss of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, friends, fans, and colleagues have been sharing stories of the basketball behemoth. Local actress and choreographer Gaby Lucas had an incredibly chance encounter with Bryant more than 20 years ago in-of all places-Paris, France. We caught up with Lucas to tell us about the...
The 2020 Grammys Felt Like a Party Thrown by Your Dad I Am Furious That a Reporter Told People About the Terrifying Ordeal I Put Her Through After She Asked Me Questions I Didn't Appreciate Gigi Bryant Was a Great Basketball Player Billie Eilish Cleaned Up at the 2020 Grammy Awards In 2016, Lindsay Gibbs wrote a story for ThinkProgress titled " The Legacy of the Kobe Bryant Rape Case."
You decide . . .