The Bottom Line Communications blog on Wednesday reported that ALL female KC Star Editorial Columnists Hate Palin:
“Female reporters at the Kansas City Star, who for years have been begging for a woman ‘to break the glass ceiling’ in politics, are making it very clear they don’t feel that Republican VP choice Sarah Palin is the type of woman they wanted to break it.”
“In fact, it is unanimous among the Star’s leading female columnists Barb Shelly, Laura Scott, Mary Sanchez and Rhonda Chriss Lokeman, who have all written a series of editorial columns lambasting Palin.”
Based on their quite left-leaning reporting and commentary, the Kansas City Star doesn’t want conservative customers and many have simply canceled their subscriptions. The Star is now more about pushing a political agenda than fair and balanced reporting and commentary. Does the Star and its owner, McClatchy, really prefer to ignore customers, and push a political agenda to the point of bankruptcy?
Today MarketWatch reported McClatchy ad sales remain weak; amends credit facility:
“Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. said Friday that its advertising revenues remain sluggish amid the U.S. economic downturn … Classified ad revenue, traditionally the main source of income for newspapers, has been in a steep decline across the industry for more than two years, with particular weakness in the real estate, help-wanted and automotive categories…”
How does the Star expect to stay in business when they alienate most conservative subscribers, AND when their ad revenues are plummeting?
The Wichita Eagle, another McClatchy newspaper, today laid off its editorial cartoonist, Richard Crowson, “as part of a staff-reduction effort the McClatchy paper has undertaken in recent months”. A recently blog posting by Voice for Liberty opined about how left-leaning Crowson was since he was the “cartoonist for the [KNEA] Teacher’s Union.” Is the Star‘s editorial cartoonist, Lee Judge, next? How is Judge helping the Star sell newspapers when he has alienated conservatives in Kansas for years by his mostly left-leaning opinion cartoons?
Why should clear thinking Kansans buy either the Kansas City Star or Wichita Eagle when they push a left-leaning political agenda? A biased press is an impediment to solving our problems, like the economic problems we’re facing today.
Mark Twain described the problem quite accurately a long time ago:
“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”
Update: Bottom Line Communications Blog, 10/9/2008
BOTTOM LINE: Even Diane Stafford, the Kansas City Star’s workplace columnist, has figured out a way to join every other female Star columnist (Star Women Despise Palin) in writing a vitriolic and hateful column attacking Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin.
Stafford desperately tried to make a connection between Palin’s TV camera wink to viewers during the recent VP debate to a woman winking at a potential employer during an interview.
Stafford also crossed a journalistic (and sexist) line that only a female columnist could do by even referring to Palin as a MILF (wink wink!!).
Can readers expect that Joyce Smith is now desperately trying to figure out how to attack Palin via her City Scape column? 10-09-2008