It's hard to imagine an institution more in thrall to multi-culti wickedness than the American press. For decades now, it's been leading the charge to paint whites as evil, and everyone else as good.
So it beggars belief to watch The Kansas City Star engage in what can only be described as a Maoist exercise in racial self-flagellation. [Kansas City Star apologizes for decades of racist coverage of Black people: ‘It is time that we own our history’, by Timothy Bella, Washington Post, December 21, 2020]
Journalism, of course, is a product of its time. So to uproot a press organization's entire history and hold it up as "unwoke" by the journalistic fashion of five minutes ago isn't fair by any standard.
Calling this "Orwellian" doesn't do it justice.
Now the Star is, literally, subjecting itself to a show trial on January 27, to which it has invited the public.
The Kansas City Star recently examined its coverage of race and the city’s Black community over its 140-year history. It included an apology from Mike Fannin, president and editor:
“We are sorry. The Kansas City Star prides itself on holding power to account. Today we hold up the mirror to ourselves to see the historic role we have played, through both action and inaction, in shaping and misshaping Kansas City’s landscape. It is time that we own our history.”
The newspaper – both The Star and its now-defunct sister publication, The Times – had “disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of Black Kansas Citians,” Fannin wrote to readers, making special note of fawning treatment of discriminatory developer J.C. Nichols.
The Star has since stripped its masthead and website of references to its founder and first publisher, William Rockhill Nelson, who supported Nichols and his segregationist policies.
In conjunction with the Kansas City Public Library, join us for a discussion at 6:30 p.m. January 27 of the newspaper’s actions, the impact and the path forward. As a recent letter writer to the editor admonished: “Apologies are a good first step. However, truth and atonement will not be judged by words, but actions.”
The madness on display here is billowing.
You might ask editor Mike Fannin [Tweet him] why, as a white male, he won't resign. That would increase the diversity of the Star's staff.
Maybe it's time for the rise of a big media organization dedicated to defending traditional America.