Wednesday, July 15, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! MO RAGE BLOGGER KEVIN LAMENTS 'TRAGIC' DEMISE OF KANSAS CITY STAR AND HATES TKC!!!
TKC has never been keen on personal beef and so we share this missive about the state of dead-tree media as a cultural artifact which reveals that our most loyal readers are often our harshest critics.
Without any pride of authorship and in the spirit of good humor inspired by chesty Denise Milani at her laptop, we've registered MO RAGE criticism CONSISTENTLY over MONTHS & YEARS. Moreover, MO Rage also syndicates our content on the sidebar of his own blog so his complaints must not resonate too deeply, even with himself. . . Here's what is likely his critique of our blog community, of which he is a reluctant member given his many comments on our forum . . .
"There is one local blog that purports to report on local issues but please. That blog is so sexist and exploitative and clear, sensationalist, extremely repetitive, over the top, shallow, even silly, emotional Yellow Journalism, it's not even funny. Little of it is original copy except "TOLD YOU SO." That blog just has reposts on it from any and every other source, local and national, news and otherwise, it can find. Ironically and yes, hypocritically, that blog has been trashing the Star for years as "Dead Tree Media" but---wait for it--it's depended on it, on the Star, and for years for copy on that very blog. It would be laughable if it weren't so pathetic and pitiful and hypocritical."
"So don't say or think some local blogger can or will take up this news gathering slack. It isn't going to happen."
I don't think ANYBODY has ever said this blog will replace a newspaper, including TKC. This blog has always been about an ALTERNATIVE take on this cowtown . . . But, again, it's nice to see that Kevin is thinking about TKC so intently that he holds us in the same regard as the so-called Kansas City paper of record.
His deepest regret on the decline of the Kansas City Star as "Kevvy" desperately works to keep himself from commenting on this post . . .
"No, it's not just a sad day for Kansas City and the metropolitan area. It's a tragic day."
Then again, we talked about the Star parent company buyout on Sunday and he's just getting around to working up a post almost a full week later . . . So, again, it's not clear that anybody believes a failing biz slowly devolving into a non-profit really impacts the lives of this town's residents. Even from the safest space of a Brookside bubble.
You decide . . .