KC Star Defends Anthem Protesters Over GOP Governor
October 5th, 2019 10:00 AM
To left-stream media in Missouri, free speech extends to inflammatory actions by athletes, but not to Republican politicians who comment on those activities.
No Anthem Kneelers on Remaining NFL Playoff Teams; NBC Hardest Hit?
January 18th, 2018 1:00 PM
On Monday, Valerie Richardson at the Washington Times noted that no teams with players who continued to kneel during the National Anthem before National Football League games until the end of the regular season qualified for the playoffs. A sports psychologist sees a potentially important lesson in this result, while NBC, which has promised to showcase kneeling players during the Anthem before…
KC Star Pretends There's Only One Rumor of Elector Death Threats
December 19th, 2016 11:58 PM
News travels slowly into the Kansas City metropolitan area — or at least into the newsroom at the Kansas City Star.
On Friday, the paper's Dave Helling produced a 950-word writeup on Monday's Electoral College voting. With all of the widely published news about Republican electors receiving death threats, all Helling had to report was a rumor: "One spouse of a Missouri elector claimed to know of…
CNN's Keilar Resurrects 2010 Tea Party Spitting, Racial Epithets Smear
November 15th, 2016 6:46 AM
On CNN Newsroom Monday, host Brianna Keilar claimed that she covered an incident or incidents involving Tea Party "people" (plural) who spit on members of Congress and hurled racial slang terms at African-American members of Congress.
In the Tea Party's seven-plus years of national presence, there is only one known event involving two separate incidents when what Keilar referred to could…
Rigged? Trump Doesn’t Have a Single Major Newspaper Endorsement
October 18th, 2016 12:12 PM
With just three weeks to go, major newspapers (with a circulation of at least 50,000) are walloping Donald Trump in their official endorsements, favoring Hillary Clinton by a count of 68 to zero. Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 (83 percent) of them have endorsed Hillary Clinton, five (6 percent) recommended Libertarian Party…
Editorials on Popes Dominated by Focus on Gays, Women
September 12th, 2013 12:11 PM
Let’s look at the way the print media reacted to Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis after their first six months as pontiff.
We looked at the editorials in 15 of the nation’s largest newspapers to see what they said about the current pope, and his predecessor, after their first six months in office (Pope Francis will celebrate his first six months on September 13).
More on Emanuel 'Car Wash' Cleaver Coverage: AP Does Local Story, Does
April 9th, 2012 3:27 PM
Well, the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, apparently has Missouri Democratic Congressman and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver's back. As of 2:40 p.m., there is no national story relevant to Cleaver's unpaid $1 million-plus loan at the wire service's national site, even though information published by the Kansas City Star late Friday evening (interesting…
Kid Glove Treatment For Emanuel 'Car Wash' Cleaver at KC Star; AP Has
April 9th, 2012 12:00 PM
As of 11:55 a.m., a search at the Associated Press's national site on "Cleaver" returns nothing related to an April 6 story reported at the Kansas City star (HT Nice Deb via Gateway Pundit) that Bank of America has sued Missouri Congressman and Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver for repayment of a $1 million-plus loan relating to a car wash.
The KC Star didn't exactly provide exemplary…
As Current TV Tops List of Least Watched Cable Channels, Reporter Clai
February 16th, 2011 1:30 PM
In Tuesday's Kansas City Star, reporter Aaron Barnhart revealed that Current TV, the cable channel launched in 2005 by Al Gore, would be the least missed, only managing to be viewed by 18,000 households in the fourth quarter of 2010. Also on the list of "Cable's Least Wanted" were the DIY network, ESPN Classic, Fox Soccer Channel, Logo, and Sleuth.
Despite such abysmal ratings for Current,…
In Light of NAACP Condemnation, Media Brings Back Tea Party Fraud
July 21st, 2010 11:59 PM
Memo to media members wishing to invite the Tea Party Founder on your show, or use him as a source for your biased reports: He isn't exactly who you think he is. Since the NAACP voted to condemn extremist elements in the Tea Party, news networks, sites, and liberal blogs have rushed to include ‘Tea Party Founder', Dale Robertson, in their reports. Problem being, Dale Robertson as Tea Party…
Crickets Chirp After KC Star Readers Rep Recommends Re-Examination of
April 5th, 2010 12:25 PM
Listen closely and you can hear the sound of crickets chirping over at the Kansas City Star after their Readers Representative, Derek Donovan, recommended a re-examination by that newspaper of their initial story of a supposed "hate crime" committed at the Capitol steps Tea Party in Washington D.C. on March 20:I've talked to many, many readers this week about continuing fallout from claims that…
Anemic Newspaper Circulation Numbers Due To Obsolete Strategies
October 30th, 2009 12:54 PM
The latest newspaper circulation numbers, measuring copies sold from April through September of this year, show a 10.6 percent decline in daily newspaper sales, the first double-digit drop in circulation ever. Newspaper readership is now at its lowest level since before World War II.The biggest losers during this six-month period, as reported by NewsBusters's Tom Blumer, were the San Francisco…
Why Do Americans Oppose the Obama Health Care Plan? They’re Ignoran
August 19th, 2009 1:30 AM
IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW! (Kansas City Star and Abouhalkah recognize their own ignorance, change title of post and disable old link).Numerous reasons to oppose the ludicrous Obama health care plan aside, Yael T. Abouhalkah of the Kansas City Star has cut through to the real reason for dissent - Americans are ignorant. While Abouhalkah will undoubtedly argue that the message was meant to apply…
KC Star Writer Decries 'The (Mis)Labeling of Kathleen Sebelius
April 24th, 2009 4:54 PM
Kansas City Star editorial page columnist Barb Shelly is miffed. In today's "The (mis)labeling of Kathleen Sebelius," she explains why:In other words, this image that's being projected of Sebelius as some radical defender of the abortion industry is very much overstated. She's a pragmatic executive and it's ludicrous that her confirmation process has become so politicized.Sebelius is, of course…