Thursday, July 02, 2020
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDER: DEARTH OF KCPT DIVERSITY FORCED RUCKUS OFF AIR, NOT CONSERVATISM!!!
In the wake of civil unrest following police killing George Floyd, community leaders confronted KCPT regarding the lack of people of color hosting public affairs programming.
Real Talk: Two news shows presented by old school white dudes was simply too much for urban & BLM activists to accept.
And so, as TKC confirmed with official dox FIRST . . . After 23-years maintaining THE GOLD STANDARD of local political discourse. Talker Mike Shanin was forced to pause his program and it's unlikely it will return.
In the aftermath of the decision, local Conservatives believed it was their ideology and resistance to progressive values that caused the show's cancellation.
In fact, if readers examine a statement from KCPT, they'll get a glimpse of the reasoning and the future . . .
"KCPT will take this break to evaluate the resources that are allocated to the show’s production and discuss options for future programming that could better serve audiences. KCPT is adamant about continuing air programming that brings together ideologically diverse voices and will look to the current position of the station and the community to inform future decisions for the timeslot."
Accordingly, and thanks to KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS . . .
RUCKUS WAS REMOVED FROM OVER DIVERSITY COMPLAINTS AND NEW PROGRAMMING PROMISES TO HOST A MORE 'INCLUSIVE' HOST AND CAST!!!
INSIDER word confirms a well-known African-American journalist is under consideration to lead this new effort in order to not only satisfy complaints but rebrand KCPT as a leader in progressive content that speaks to diverse communities.
Developing . . .