A sketchy publicity stunt and white guilt crusade for "restorative justice" was received warmly by mainstream newsies and cable news talk shows.
Closer to home . . . The racial drama was completely ignored by nearly all local broadcast media and failed to garner much enthusiasm in urban neighborhoods or among those who didn't benefit from dead-tree coverage.
And so, this reality check about the apology is somewhat welcomed if only because it contradicts newspaper journalists straining their arms in order to pat themselves on the back.
Check-it . . .
The paper's president explained what brought about the six-part series detailing its reporting and representation of the Black communities in Kansas City. Some are applauding the effort, some are saying The Star needs to make amends and others are questioning the newspaper's motive.