Thursday, January 21, 2021

KANSAS CITY STAR PROMOTES 'RACIAL RECKONING' CONVERSATION!!!

Across the nation newspapers have endured dramatic declines in readership, circulation, advertisers and subscriptions. 

Last year a hedge fund purchased the struggling paper and since then they've been forced to move out of their headquarters, cut more jobs and shift printing out of town.

Nevertheless . . .

THE KANSAS CITY STAR ADVANCES AN INCREASINGLY PROGRESSIVE AND RACIALLY CHARGED AGENDA!!!

In fact, they've earned the national media spotlight by way of navel-gazing on the topic of their history and whilst their recent apologies have been mostly rejected . . . Objectively, even supporters of print journalism have noticed a decidedly "progressive" turn in the content offered by the institution.

Accordingly, here's their latest event in partnership with another struggling local institution . . . 

KC Public Library: Racial Reckoning at The Star: ‘The Truth in Black and White’

Deets:

Days before Christmas, on its website and across more 10 pages of its Sunday print edition, The Kansas City Star laid out a remarkable examination of its coverage of race and the city’s Black community over its 140-year history. And in an accompanying letter from President and Editor Mike Fannin, headlined “The truth in Black and white,” it apologized. 

The newspaper – both The Star and its now-defunct sister publication, The Times – had “disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of Black Kansas Citians,” it said. Making special note of its fawning treatment of discriminatory developer J.C. Nichols, it said it had reinforced Jim Crow laws and redlining and, over the decades, “robbed an entire community of opportunity, dignity, justice and recognition.” 

The Star has since stripped its masthead and website of all references to its founder and first publisher, William Rockhill Nelson, who supported Nichols and his segregationist policies. 

A month after that self-investigation and censure, Fannin and other members of The Star’s staff join community and industry observers in discussing the newspaper’s actions, their impact, and how they should guide The Star into the future. As a reader recently admonished in a letter to the editor, “Apologies are a good first step. However, truth and atonement will not be judged by words, but actions.” 

Fannin has been with The Star since 1997 and served as its top editor since 2008. 

With him on the panel are: 

- Education reporter MarĂ¡ Rose Williams, whose concerns initiated the project. She contributed to the series’ research and writing. 

- Michele Watley, the founder of Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet, a political advocacy nonprofit focusing on issues of importance to Black women and families in Kansas City. 

- Nicole Sussner Rodgers, the founder and executive director of Family Story, a New York City-based think tank working to broaden perspective on family arrangements and models. 

Moderating the discussion is Toriano Porter, a member of The Star’s editorial board who writes about writes race and racism. The event is co-presented by The Kansas City Star. Watch it live online at YouTube.com/kclibrary.

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You decide . . .

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

More relevant local content would be better than an apology.

Super Dave said...

The Star couldn't print the truth to save itself as we all already know what liars they are and incapable of ever saying the truth.

Anonymous said...

So kinda like you, especially the "incapable of ever saying the truth" part

Anonymous said...

China Joe day one. Men can now compete as women.

Sad day for women’s sports. Women must compete against biological males at the risk of injury and loss of title, thanks to a new Biden executive order. Don’t ever tell me this is “pro-woman.” It’s not. It’s destructive and malicious.

Anonymous said...

Let us start which political party controlled Kansas City and Jackson County during all this racist history? Which political party controlled the concrete and the permits to build?

castizo said...

the same old queers making the same old replies, along with the...weird guy

anyway i've conjured up the racial reckoning part in my own thoughts, but not what they think. this isnt a good faith honest discussion, its only a show trial to lynch whites. thats all.

Anonymous said...

""" Jesus, speaking of weird

Anonymous said...


this BLM scam has gotten out of control..don't care about the Shit-Star..but can't even watch TV anymore..all the new leads are black..or..the hot blonde star has a black BFF ..or worse,,BF.

gotta be content with watching old "Friends" and "Seinfeld" shows..back from a more normal time..

Anonymous said...

The Star was a great paper and helped voters in KC long ago. It's sad that they have ignored their legacy.

Ren said...

A newspaper is supposed to engage and unite the community, not divide it. People would be better off avoiding the star if they really value their neighbors and want an accurate view of what's important in Kansas City.

The Star isn't a newspaper, it's just a broadsheet for fringe elements of the Democratic Party. They have decided that alienating more than half of local residents will help them survive. They're wrong and the decline they've already seen is proof of it.


Anonymous said...

Once again, please always remember that the end-game of the Progressive/Socialist/Marxist agenda is the destruction of everything.

That the Star has fully embraced their terminal diagnosis while lying in the hospice of bankruptcy is only fitting for an organization whose editorial board has personified the Liberal Hypocrisy of white Johnson County KS suburbanites attempting to steer and influence the politics of urban KCMO.

Why hasn't Mike Fannin resigned already?

KCjd said...

Interesting premise for a discussion but it seems like it'll just be a grumble session with more apologies. Not a very productive use of time. Glad my household cancelled our subscription years ago.

Anonymous said...

9:36 where is your proof?

Crickets (Awkward Silence)

What I thought, another punk ass loser with a keyboard.

Reality Speaker said...

10/4 on the cancellation. 'Do good' helped me decide to bail about 15-20 yrs ago. Print news is perhaps an extinct thing. Unfortunately, its digital replacement is lacking any enduring value. Sadly, few if any references will be made. during the ensuing years, to a quip or quote, once worth repeating.

Correctly, few consider The NY Times to be worthy of attention, as they abandon all nuances of objective "reporting", and CNN is simply air.

Anonymous said...

Great challenge, 3 hours late. Did you really expect a reply after you waited so long to flap your pussy lip.

Reality Speaker said...

A perfect example. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

What's a newspaper?

Anonymous said...

The only action that will be good enough is for the KC Star to self immolate and die an agonizing, painful, suffering death. It is obvious they have a death wish, just judging by their management, their journalism, and their political positions. At least the rest of us won't have to suffer along with it as it travels along that long, lonely road to complete annihilation. In this case, new technology, changing demographics, and high costs have not defeated them. They did it themselves.

Anonymous said...

Bring on the race war. I am sick of all the talk. The Democrats want one bad, let's give it to them.

Anonymous said...


I agree the blacks want a race war and the democrats are taking advantage of it. Face the facts black people are the trouble in society world wide and everyone is sick of them. They are uneducated they stole the election by cheating and they are so stupid they don't even know who their enemy is. I for one hate the very sight of them. Very nasty people if they don't get their way they use the weak racist card and violence. I have a hatred for them that goes way beyond words. I'm looking forward to a war.

Anonymous said...

And yet nobody reads that thing or wipes their ass was it. Shit on shit would be redundant.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I am shocked this rag is even attempting to stay in business. Maybe when they are gone, a real newspaper could rise in KC. We could use one.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Let's have a reckoning. Let's reckon how 50 years of cradle to grave welfare has produced nothing but failure, crime, and blame whitey.

Anonymous said...

The few people who still subscribe to The Star pay for news content, not for pages and pages of navel gazing by the editor. Will the Star refund the money the subscribers paid for news that they did not get?

The Toriano Porter moderated discussion group will be the very model of an echo chamber. No dissenting views allowed.

Anonymous said...

"Yes! Let's have a reckoning. Let's reckon how 50 years of cradle to grave welfare has produced nothing but failure, crime, and blame whitey."

And yet you seem to have done OK with government-guaranteed home loans, Social Security and Medicare old man. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^ha ha. Geezer got his head crushed!

DramavilleKC said...

I am old enough to remember when they did actual reporting with substance. Not race baiting and hustling.

Anonymous said...

that will be the whitest event you ever saw

haha do you think steve harvey or anyone in his audience gives a shit about any of this?

who are these white liberals even talking to other than themselves? do they think black people like them or want to be like them? they don't

Anonymous said...

And yet you don't understand the difference between welfare and government assistance meant to support those who actually work for a living. SO weird!

Anonymous said...

No, no, Chimpy. We all know you love to comment on your own posts. Now back to your welfare bananas silly monkey!! Lol

Anonymous said...

"And yet you don't understand the difference between welfare and government assistance meant to support those who actually work for a living. SO weird!"

Yeah. Right. Enjoy your stimulus check, gramps.

Anonymous said...

So that's a rebuttal how? 50 years of subsidized everything, affirmative action, preferential treatment in academic admissions, grants, endless assistance programs, and what was the result?

Murder, mostly.

You're not good at this.

Anonymous said...

Translation: Please buy our failed paper! We know we've been passive cheerleaders for local corruption and have had nothing useful to contribute for decades, but can we sell you daily white guilt at an exorbitant cost? Please? We're virtue signaling as hard as we can!!