Sunday, December 20, 2020

Kansas City Star Earns National News Accolades For EPIC White Guilt Apology

Navel-gazing earns a bump in publicity whilst likely driving away subscribers in droves amid an era when advertising dollars aren't sustaining the declining print biz.

Nevertheless, the dead-tree media operation continues to DIE BY WAY OF ENCOURAGEMENT as news outlets with more secure funding celebrate the divisive self-involved coverage.

Check-it . . .

Kansas City Star apologizes for decades of racist coverage

One of the Midwest's most influential newspapers apologized Sunday for what its top editor described as decades of racist coverage of Kansas City. In a letter to readers, Mike Fannin, who has been the Kansas City Star's editor since 2008, wrote that the newspaper "disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of Black Kansas Citians.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, you're telling me that the newspaper gave up all their credibility for a 70 second blip on the Sunday night national news? That doesn't seem like a fair trade.

Gooch said...

^^^

You think the Star had any credibility left? Lulz.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

It’s not white guilt
It’s democrat party guilt
Two centuries of democrats history towards black people is what their guilty of

Charlie Horse said...

He Fanin, a couple BBCs are at your house screwing your wife and waiting for you to come home and crouch in the corner until it's time to bat clean up. Cuck

Anonymous said...

I worked around journalists for years - all over the country - and very quickly learned of the disdain they held for readers. More times than not the editorial staffs (advertising people were usually pretty cool) seemed to believe their audience was stupid, wholly unappreciative of the literary brilliance that was being laid before them.

This "apology" nonsense by the Star seems to be an extension of that thought. Even in their death throes, they wish everyone to know how morally and ethically superior they are.

Chatham (the hedge fund that owns the Star) has probably sucked out just about all the revenue they can from the paper, and we know they've sold off every physical asset.

Six months, tops, before the Star is 100% digital

Anonymous said...

The fact that the article starts with the notion that the Star is "one of the mid-west's most influential newspapers" is a sure giveaway that its writers don't know squat about their topic.
The Star has descended into the "woke" echo chamber which makes every story and particularly every editorial bend to the same tired narrative of victimization of one identifiable segment of the community, and turning a blind eye to the terrible dysfunction and violence that occur there each and every day.
Willful ignorance.
Terrible journalism.
And doesn't even actually help their favorite victims.
Sad.

Anonymous said...

the biggest bullshit ive heard in awhile

Anonymous said...

Black males aged 15-35 make up 3% of the nation’s population and are responsible for:

53% of all mass shootings
52% of all homicides
42% of all murders of on-duty police
30% of all rapes
56% of all robberies
33% of all aggravated assaults
30% of all burglaries
38% of all 'Violent Crime'
33% of all crimes against 'families and children'

Anonymous said...

Editor Mike Fannin is just another media Liberal Democrat living in suburban Johnson County Kansas...SURPRISE!

How do you know folks like Fannin, Helling, Kraske, Haines, etc., are major HYPOCRITES? Because at the same time they pretend to be concerned about the plight of urban KCMO residents, they themselves choose to reside in Conservative Republican, fiscally conservative managed Johnson County suburbs like Olathe, Shawnee, Fairway, Leawood, Overland Park.

Right before the Star ceases print, they confess their racist sins and turn over the bankrupt operation to people of color, while taking a huge tax write-off for "goodwill"!! Star's been a big joke for years and years.

Anonymous said...

It seems counterproductive to put several negative headlines about "negroes" causing crime in the old days in an article like this. While I know what the Star is trying to do with the article, it just reminds the entire community about crime based on a certain race. Not sure it was a smart move by the Star to include that particular angle in a "repentance" piece, but the Star has never been known for its good judgment.

Anonymous said...

the Red Star has beeb uber-lib for the last 10-15 years ..at least..

I bailed on them years ago.. back when ol Lewie Dikweed was constantly posting his hate-Whitey screeds..

Ron said...

And yet, their paper got a national media mention and a spotlight today.

You CHUDS did nothing with your lives and nobody cared. Sad.

Anonymous said...

So? Serial killers always get 15 minutes of fame.

Charlie Horse said...

I refer to him as Doo-Doo-Good but Dickweed is closer to the mark.

Charlie Horse said...

But who wants to read its digital?

Anonymous said...

I wasted $4 on that nasty rag today as I was genuinely curious what this was all about. I honestly should have known better. Instead of a fair and thoughtful article (ha, what was I thinking?1?) I was treated to a tirade of accusations of white privilege, being a part systemic racism, and in general being a white POS. What a desperate and pathetic last-ditch attempt to revive something that's been dead for a long time. If there is still any doubt as to how low the Star will go, not only have they formed an "advisory group for fair and inclusive coverage of communities of color", but guess who one of the haters is who is included in this group? None other than Stacy Shaw. Yep, the bullhorn bigmouth b#@!$ herself. Well, if that doesn't tell you all you need to know, I don't know what will.

Anonymous said...

I haven't bought that POS in over 20 years.

Anonymous said...

Now the mayor and that rag are matching national embarrassments.

Anonymous said...

The Star should Apologize to conservatives for treatment over the last 50 years if they're doing some soul searching.

Anonymous said...

While they’re are on their self righteous apology tour did they apologize for all the murderous thieving, rapin and robin koloreds?

Rob said...

I have to agree that every comment about the KC SCAR today is well deserved. I never thought it could get worse that it has been recently. I guess I underestimated Mike Fannin after all. Todays edition just proves that the Editors, Editorial Board Members and Journalists are indeed the most racist people on earth.

Anonymous said...

"I worked around journalists for years"

What was emptying trash cans and mopping floors like?

Anonymous said...

Had - the 6th biggest word in the dictionary.

Anonymous said...

The star is a printing business. They took all the regional newspaper printing they could under bid within delivery range. No money in being pinkos it's all a front for the money.

Anonymous said...

Is the star looking to taste mayor Lickass's DNA off the spot he knelt for the BLM rioters ?

Chester Field said...

So the KC Star finally tumbled to the obvious, what everybody else has known for decades: they made some shit up, they ignored a bunch of other shit, and have been a POS rag since its founding.
Meaning they'll be refunding the subscription fees we all paid for decades, right?

Anonymous said...

The Star disenfranchised black people because they are mostly illiterate and illiterate people don’t buy newspapers.

Alpinista said...

Other "Southern" newspapers should do the same.

In the Deep South, newspapers would advertise the day's lynching in the morning edition.

If you don't believe me, then check for yourself.

Frankly, Tony, I don't understand your characterization, here.

Are you saying they are wrong for admitting that they were wrong?

Anonymous said...

They need to go to the Catholic Church and offer confession. Since the company has laid off so many in the last decade, they can probably all fit in the little confession booth and get this off their collective chests in the eyes of God.

Anonymous said...

Talk about stating the obvious. Thanks for letting us know that racism is bad, KC Red Star.

Anonymous said...

They could have used the print space instead to cover the Hunter Biden story they've done a great job of ignoring for months.

Anonymous said...

We Heard you loud and clear for the past four months, racist MAGATS. You lost. Get over it. Move along little doggie...

Hunter Bidet said...

Anonymous Ron said...
And yet, their paper got a national media mention and a spotlight today.

You CHUDS did nothing with your lives and nobody cared. Sad.

ABOVE POST....TIME MAG MADE DEMENTIA JOE AND SKANKY HARRIS FOLKS OF THE YEAR.
SO MUCH FOR "NATIONAL MEDIA". "NATIONAL MEDIA"? IS THAT YOUR GO TO SOURCE OF INFO?

Anonymous said...

Wonder when Tony will apologize for fifteen years of racists on display.

Anonymous said...

11:02: You must be new to TKC. Most of the Neanderthals who post here are stuck is the pre-Civil Rights era, if not the 1890s. They believe white supremacy is the natural order of the universe and will fight tooth and claw to avoid being dragged into the 20th Century.

Anonymous said...


To hell with all of you BLM traitors you will pay big for this crap. Get the hell out of our country.

Anonymous said...

False. The woke-scolds (almost exclusively white) who want to pretend it's still 1963 are the problem. In place of doing anything useful about real issues, they piss their pants over hurtful words and virtue signal like crazy. This is exclusively to push their white guilt ticket so they don't have to think.

Anonymous said...

'Racism', quite an important word, has utterly lost its meaning. Instead of applying to those who harbor hatred for difference, it is mostly now used as a political assessment of nonconformity with existing racial narrative.

Anonymous said...

Here's another riveting newsflash from the KC Star -- racism is bad. Thank you so much for the clarification. The common people are honored you would bestow so much wisdom upon us through your putrid publication.

Anonymous said...

8:35: And yet "your country" is a rusted trailer in Podunk. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Publicly self flagellating was bad (embarrassing) enough, but even worse the Star devoted its entire "news" section to its confessional. The Star is supposed to be a newspaper. People who subscribe to The Star want news. The Sunday Star provided no news whatsoever. It continues to screw over its few remaining subscribers. Journalists usually think that the real story is them.

Anonymous said...

Well 12% of the population is now 70% of the people in TV commercials.

Blacks
Like
Media

Anonymous said...

I like how the local BLM supports all voted what they think is some old white man to lead them When in fact he is being led by a cabal of rich old white men from Europe. Oh some will say no its really obama calling the shots. Nope obama was put in office again by rich old white man and is controlled by rich old white man. useful idiots and being generous towards BLM.

Anonymous said...

kuntmala gash has still not given up her semen seat. EO2020

Anonymous said...

Racists are believers in evolution. What has any race other than whites done to advance civilization in the last 1000 years ?

Anonymous said...

CAMELTOE HAIRYASS

Anonymous said...

"Well 12% of the population is now 70% of the people in TV commercials."

You mean thin people who are good looking?

Alpinista said...

There is no "Hunter Biden" story, unless you count the story that Fox News invented to try to help Trump.

Trump's latest evidence of mental illness: He now says that the virus was invented to cost him the election.

10:03, the "white race" gave us two world wars, the Holocaust, Jim Crow & genocide.

Castizo said...

Yea what did the rest of the world do fruitcake? What language are you speaking in ? Chinese? Click click bushman speak? What did white dna give you fruitcake, cold resistance ,dairy consumption to feed your feeble brain from becoming even more feeble, you talk this shit without recognizing the power and prominence of the aryan race over thousands of years of harsh honing. But go lick black balls and move to the congo fruitcake to be with your brothers in arms.

Anonymous said...

tony's punchy intro essay was pretty darn good summary.

my goodness the star is digging their own grave

funny to whom are they apologizing? is the offended group who died decades ago reading their paper

Anonymous said...

8:50 you are wrong, the wokesters are pro - war they don't want to be like the 60s anti war movement.

The Woke Empire Strikes Back

Anonymous said...

They are admitting nothing and taking responsibility for nothing. Their "apology" is for the actions of other people, most long dead - all long gone, which couldn't be more disingenuous.

Anonymous said...

The positive comments on here must be from Star writers and op-edders. Who else would think this hollow gesture did anything for anyone? This paper has been reduced to a 35 page daily editorial with occasional 3-day old news tossed in for appearances. Just the latest work of a pitiful twosome: The one-trick pony Glenn Rice, once a decent crime beat reporter and now a tired race baiter and second-guesser teaming up with Mike Hendricks, so lame he was laid off and agreed to return working for peanuts and zero benefits, while preaching to KCMO residents from behind the locked doors of his split level in Lenexa. If you haven't read the piece, don't bother it's a big nothing.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh 11:44 are you so sure that tyrone with neck tatz didn't pay four dollars for the sunday paper and carefully read the ten page section and then seriously consider its contents??????

Anonymous said...

If the Star was really sorry they would print the paper in ebonics so the ghetto monkeys could read it.

Anonymous said...

^^Lulz!

Anonymous said...

I have not bought a KC star paper in 30 years, about the time they went extreme, nor do I read anything from them and turn the channel as soon as Dave Helling starts his sermons on Fox!! I will literally dance in the street when they close their doors forever, hoping a decent newspaper takes its place!

Anonymous said...

Tony needs to throw you racist twats some fresh meat. You've pretty much chewed this one to death.

* said...

When did KC's AA's start to be the majority of the KC SJWStar's readership and advertisers?

Would Kanye Mambo?

Anonymous said...

Nope. The most endangered species in the world is straight seeming white men in commercials.

Anonymous said...

^^also the most boring and least fuckable too.

DramavilleKC said...

Gee, it sounds like you are a deranged tranny that posts frequently on Bunkerchan?

Or is Act Blue paying you per post?

DramavilleKC said...

No, how about you first pussy. Go find a tree and some rope. Np one will care or miss you.