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 . . .

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's about time.

I thought it was the Downton Abbey network.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they will pick up 5 viewers now instead of 3.

Lol.

Reed said...

NOT Funny.

Ruckus was actually scheduled for three more months of shows but I guess KCPT was scared that the "peaceful protesters" were going to head down to their location and and march.

I doubt what they come up with will have as much impact as Ruckus, which was a great and informative program that at least tried to balance both sides of the issue.

Anonymous said...

^^^

+1

Anonymous said...

All they have to do is the standard diversity hire stuff. Grab a minority, pretend to listen, prepare for blowback when they do stupid shit and you have to fire them.

Anonymous said...

For a quick reaction like this it has to be money, a major donor called Kliff up and said change this shit or no more trust fund cash. Money talks bull shit walks

Anonymous said...

KCPT is too far left to see they are not diverse. That is the problem with socialist they think they are so correct that they think it is their right to force thier view on others. The violent protests have shown the true colors of the leftists. Hopfully the silent majority is paying close attention.

Anonymous said...

No diversity of thought allowed.

Anonymous said...

There was also a pretty strong "boredom" factor with Ruckus - the same people saying the same thing over and over (and over and over and...) and while I agree that both sides need to be aired, the conservative viewpoint really needed to be more than a "One trick pony".

In other words Tony, the cheap gilt paint wore off the "Gold Standard" several years ago.

Anonymous said...

True, the Mike and Woody show had to go!

SORRY but 80 year Olds don't play even on public TV.

Anonymous said...

Their is no diversity on the KCPT board of directors. Diversity can also mean economic and political diversity. Everything is not about race. They should change their name to Kansas City Corporate Television.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Whenever someone says ...”it’s not about conservatism”

It is

Anonymous said...

will parks's radio show get some diversity itself--or be pushed off the air?

Anonymous said...

Public TV is NOT diverse.
Never has been. It is financed by rich members of the tribe who make sure that conservative views are NEVER part "of the conversation".

Anonymous said...

You're right. They could add a third person of color and make the show better in many ways.

Anonymous said...

Every group now formed -- no matter how large or small -- by any perceived white-run entity will now be required to include minorities in direct proportion to the overall U.S. population. If this does not happen, the entity will be destroyed for the good of humanity. MLK's advice to judge people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin has just been flipped on its head. Welcome to the new world order, comrades!

Anonymous said...

KCPT is changing the format for RUCKUS.

Five fat, angry black women will host the show and it will be titled FUCKUS.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ that’s funny right there!

You left out the that they will be lesbians too! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

It's funny that liberals always talk about being inclusive and diversity but that never includes anyone with different ideas.
Everyone has to march lockstep to the same left-wing ideology
or be banished.

Anonymous said...

Needed that smile lol

Anonymous said...

Ruckus had diversity. Shanin had plenty of minorities, lesbian former nuns, "activists" of all stripes. They even let TONY appear (once). People got angry at the guests, cussed Shanin out, and threatened to close him down. But they watched. They watched because it was a good program that examined local issues from a number of points of view. That's out of fashion right now. Unfortunate.

Anonymous said...

The Dems claim to care about people of color yet the three leaders of the Democratic Party, Biden, Pelosi and Schumer, are all old white people.

Anonymous said...

I hope it's not that nignog Eric Wesson. He should be swinging from a tree.

Anonymous said...

Really? In what ways? Don’t make dithering general statements without something to back it up.

Anonymous said...

Another old, white, racist grandpappy put out to pasture. Bye-bye MAGATS! Your days are numbered...

Anonymous said...

KCPT Public Television is re-branding RUCKUS to be hosted by Mayor Lucas, Gary Lezak and Bryan Busby and will be titled BUTT-RUCKUS.

Anonymous said...


so now the blacks are telling companies how many blacks to hire? And the hate whitey racism goes on. Why not go after city hall for having not enough white people there. BLM so funny how this domestic terrorist group has taken over and liberals are so stupid they can't see it. Back to the 60's...I'm black so I get what I want. This isn't going to work out well at all, and I almost feel sorry for black people you are going to be treated worse that shit now. Give a big thanks to your racism and BLM.

Anonymous said...

We're not slaughtering each other in the street like savages, though, so I'll go ahead and take the geezer life expectancy. Lol

Anonymous said...

When is the "diversity" bandwagon going to roll into the professional sports area?
NBA can't any more than 12% black players.
Same with the NFL.
Better take a close look at the local college teams too.
The hypocrisy and arrogance of these people is beyond belief.
And the cowardice of clowns like the "board" of KCPT is matched only by the local KCMO electeds.

Super Dave said...

2:43 makes some very excellent points.

Justin Igger said...

I think you mean "2:43 makes some very incoherent points," Stupor Duck.

"NBA can't any more than 12% black players"? What the fuck does that even mean?

Anonymous said...

How come The Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City has no white people on the board?

Anonymous said...

3:10 he said some not all were good points and to that I agree. But only an idiot like you wouldn't read what was said.

If the black race wants total diversity then it's a road that goes both ways. Right Stupid?

Anonymous said...

"NEW PROGRAMMING PROMISES TO HOST A MORE 'INCLUSIVE' HOST AND CAST." In other words, the host will be black, most of the cast will be black and every white cast member will be required to wash the host's feet as a gesture of submission. White cast members who pass the woke test but fail to chant "black lives matter" with enough enthusiasm will be beaten.

Anonymous said...

^^^True Dat

Mo Rage said...


Either way, we KCPT viewers are ahead here, we gained.

Yay, us.

Anonymous said...

KCPT is just cutting their own throats. The new show will have good numbers the first week with people just watching out of curiosity, but the numbers will drop when the format becomes plain to people with brains. Trump will cut funding for public tv and radio SOON anyway, and "PLEDGE TIME" will be changed to "BEGGING TIME"

Anonymous said...

Sly James would be a good host for a local show.

Anonymous said...

Aren't the Haines show and the Shanin show the same thing anyway?

Is the Haines show going, too?

Anonymous said...

Now if KCPT would also get rid of Gwen Grant. Dreadful ignorant woman. Same old victim message.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it makes much sense to have race as a litmus test. Its like Biden vowing to pick a woman as VP and then Klobachar suggesting that he needs to pick a black woman for VP.

Don't the American people deserve a larger pool to draw talent for one of the most powerful positions in the country? Black women make up about 7% of the population? 93% of the population is automatically disqualified due to their race or gender, regardless of their ability or experience.

It may turn out that the best candidate is a black woman, but it doesn't mean that only black women should be considered.

Clayton Bigsby said...

Sly James is nothing short of a piece of shit

Anonymous said...

Sly James would be a good host for a local show.



What he should have been doing instead of destroying and bankrupting the future of KCMO for eight years and running off with his ill gotten gains.

Anonymous said...

^^^ All the wealthy republicans here like Sly because he gave them whatever they wanted with no questions asked.

Anonymous said...

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Anonymous said...

Turns out that the republican businessmen knew that sLIE would give them whatever they wanted because slie was that stupid.

Seriously though, what makes you so sure they were all Republicans? It’s the despicable dimwits that are the thief’s and liars, take the Clintons and Nancy palooza as a perfect examples.

Anonymous said...

When is Nike going to start making its shoes in a South Side Chicago factory or east of Troost here instead of outside the country? When are black millionaires like Michael Jordan or LeBron going to start bankrolling black business owners so they can grow large and hire more blacks? (crickets)

Anonymous said...

Will they have to go cable only with all of the F-bombs?

Anonymous said...

12:05 is on crack

Anonymous said...

You know the old joke about "you don't have to be able to outrun the bear, you just have to outrun your hiking partners"?

At KCPT, 3 guys went out into the woods hiking:
Kliff Kuehl, KCPT President, White male of JOCO KS
Nick Haines, KCPT program director, White male of JOCO KS
Mike Shanin, KCPT Ruckus host, White male of WYCO KS

When an angry black bear approached the group, Kuehl and Haines purposely tripped the senior Shanin, stole his boots, and took off running. Really criminal behavior!

As for the possible host of a new KCPT program, observant viewers may have noticed that KSHB 41's anchor Dia Wall (BLM advocate) was bumped early this week by a replacement. Is she getting prepped for a move to KCPT, or did KSHB's bad management just come to their senses?

Anonymous said...

Fuck Kuehl and Fuck KCPT.