A-1 Section: Here we go again, slow news drip on how many KCMO schools are gonna close. Today’s story is essentially that a single board member thinks the deal will go down before next week’s vote.
That’s the top-o-the-front page lead story.
Next there’s a plug for one of the Star’s premier advertisers – the Auto Show – in the form of a massive rehash about Toyota’s quality and image woes. Do the editors have any idea how many national stories have run on this in recent weeks in every media imaginable? If they want to schmooze car dealers, fine. Write a puff piece about the show and be done.
Hold the fake news/advertiser plugs.
Instead we get a front page with this headline: “Toyota In The Spotlight, Including At Auto Show.” Right.
Local: Great, another “Waldo Rapist” column.
Huh, United Way is altering/widening its schmooze to try and break out of its grab-the-cash-once-a-year-and-run rep? Having worked mostly at larger offices – whose work forces have been thinned the past couple years – they have to try something to fill those coffers.
Business: Eh. Did you know that “corporate chaplains offer help”?