Nah, looks can be deceiving...
If it seems like KC Confidential has been dabbling a bit much in the Jason Whitlock / Kansas City Star saga this week, you can stop rubbing your eyes now. I admit it.
But allow me to assure you this will not continue indefinitely.
All good things must come to an end. Whitlock’s gonna spill his beans today on Nick Wright’s 610 Sports show from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and we’ll likely move on down the road with the rest of the people on the planet with bigger fish to fry. In the meantime, maybe we’ll get thrashed today along with the Star and maybe we won’t.
Either way, Whitlock’s news cycle appears to have about run its course. Which is not to say it’s time to curl up in a ball and fade away. Not just yet. We may yet find a few cards to play.
Like restaurateur Mike Garozzo’s take on Whitlock’s fall from grace.
“I like Jason Whitlock, I thought he was on vacation. I didn’t even know he was gone. I read his column; I didn’t always agree with him, but I always read him.”
KMBC TV weather wonk Bryan Busby’s take?
“First of all, Jason’s a good friend of mine,” Busby says. “I think he did his job well, because he got people thinking.”
The $64 million question: was Whitlock expendable?
“Well, to a certain extent,” Busby says. “”You’re a victim of that very same thing.”
Does Busby think W stay in KC or leave town?
“I think Jason is always looking for a new challenge, so I’d be surprised if he stayed,” Busby says. “Unless he got an offer that he couldn’t refuse to turn down.”
And inquiring minds want to know, is bluestem owner Colby Garrelts wearing a black armband for Whitlock’s untimely demise?
“No, actually I think he’s mean,” Garrelts says. “I heard him say on Nick Wright’s show that you’re the only guy he wouldn’t friend on Facebook.”
Uh, the beat goes on…