Journalism is dead and this cowtown's so-called paper of record might have killed it.
It's not a great loss.
Watching it hobble along and endure one humiliation after the next was painful.
To prove our point, here's how a recent column from a "Pulitzer Prize Nominee" starts out this morning:
"Someone with official, firsthand knowledge of the federal investigation into former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski recently filled me in on a few things."
Translation . . .
"I'M A RESPECTED JOURNALIST AND I'M USING AN ANONYMOUS SOURCE JUST LIKE A BASEMENT BLOGGER!!!"
Here's the punchline . . .
Speculating about the misadventures of hapless d-list politicos and businessmen is cheeky fun that's mostly for the lulz. Calling somebody a murderer in print without verifiable evidence is . . . Something entirely different.
Fact is . . .
The disgraced former cop will probably be long dead before anything is proven and what locals are left with is a so-called "paper-of-record" that lost all of its credibility by abandoning its own standards and yet STILL suffering FAIL against the rise of social media.
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. Someone with official, firsthand knowledge of the federal investigation into former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski recently filled me in on a few things.
You decide . . .