Today the Kansas City Star gave up on being a newspaper and published one of the most narcissistic Sunday editions in its history.
The pandemic has sparked a wave of suicides but we'd never thought that the newspaper would kill itself in order to try an please social justice activists.
To wit . . .
CHECK TODAY'S NAVEL-GAZING FROM THE KANSAS CITY STAR AND TRY TO EXPLAIN THE JOURNALISTIC STRATEGY!!!
These headlines are a lot of thing but NEWS isn't one of them.
Even worse . . . It's unlikely that this kind of content from the star is something that ANYBODY wants to read.
There's a lot of thing going on in this town, record-breaking murder, current racial drama, police protest, a budget crisis, a homeless crisis, a substance abuse crisis etc. et. al.
Instead, the newspaper offers a cleaned up version of its own history that won't satisfy ANYONE.
The resources expended on these headlines would've better utilized reporting NEWS about current news issues in Kansas City.
Listed but not linked because these headlines are self-obsessed garbage from today's Sunday newspaper . . .
Sins of omission: Too often, Kansas City Star Editorial Board has been silent on race
The Star covered the crime, but didn’t cover the culture of Black Kansas City
‘It was completely against the law’: Kansas City schools promoted segregation, and The Star didn’t notice
Kansas City Star founder Nelson and developer Nichols joined to build and divide city
Here’s how The Star tried to ignore a weeks-long desegregation boycott in Kansas City
The Star neglected to cover suffering in minority communities after the 1977 Brush Creek flood
The truth in Black and white: An apology from The Kansas City Star
When civil rights movement marched forward, The Kansas City Star lagged behind
‘Brutes’ and murderers: Black people overlooked in KC coverage — except for crime
J.C. Nichols’ whites-only neighborhoods, boosted by Star’s founder, leave indelible mark
Kansas City schools broke federal desegregation law for decades. The Star stayed quiet
Charlie Parker? Jackie Robinson? For The Star, Kansas City Black culture was invisible
Star forms advisory group to ensure fair, inclusive coverage of communities of color
You decide . . .