Recently, the Kansas City Star offered a shameless spate of navel-gazing coverage that earned widespread celebration among journalists and nobody else.
An apology from the Star for a legacy of racism earned coverage across the globe and from nearly every major American media outlet.
Never mind the reaction from the community was underwhelming and several African-American journalists and leaders simply rejected the overture outright.
Tonight . . .
THE KANSAS CITY STAR 'RACIAL RECKONING' CONVERSATION EARNED ONLY A HANDFUL OF WITNESSES!!!!
Online stats can be rough and it's hard to predict what will resonate on Youtube. For instance and just for context regarding the global video sharing website, the iconic clip of a cat playing the keyboard has garnered 61 MILLION views and counting . . . And that cat has been dead for years.
The only thing we know for sure is that the racial drama from Kansas City's so-called paper of record hosted fewer people than most bus stops on a cold January night. To be fair, they garnered a bigger crowd than the turn out to protest in support of Prez Trump at state capitols.
Don't take TKC's word for it. Check out the conversation and notice there are actually more people participating in it from the staff than viewers.
And none of this is to say that a winter's night online meetup isn't worthwhile . . . Then again, a common refrain from biz people often scolds co-workers: This could have been an e-mail.
You decide . . .