Hearne: Welcome to the Whitlock Channel

All Whitlock all of the time…

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…

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9 Responses to Hearne: Welcome to the Whitlock Channel

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hearne I will say this in your praise, your journalistic instincts are pretty good. When you have a good story that attracts readers, you saddle up and ride that sucker to the bitter end.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mike Garozzo’s comment is telling. He claims he “always read” Whitlock’s column, yet didn’t notice his 12 week absence. I doubt Whitlock will be missed by very many Star readers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Turd McDurgle
    Who the fuck is Jason Whitlock?

  4. Anonymous says:

    20 minutes in and now I know what happened. He earned everything he got with hard work, when it came crashing down, it was everyone else’s fault, not Jason’s.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Who the F is Mike Garrazzo?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mike Fannin and Lawton had an affair?

    I’m sorry mama, I never meant to hurt you, I never meant to make you cry, but tonight i’m
    cleanin’ out my closet, {one more time}, I said i’m sorry mama, I never meant to hurt you, I
    never meant to make you cry, but tonight i’m cleanin’ out my closet…

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh my! This interview is rich. I’ve sure got lots of respect for the big guy. Go Jason Go!
    He’s not pulling punches.
    And Hearne, I hate to break it to you but you aren’t even on his radar.
    HC: Guess that’s why he blasted me twice on Twitter and told his pal as ESPN yesterday how pissed he was.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Fred Flintstone
    I’ll tell you who Mike Garozzo is….
    He’s a phony. He shouts “Kansas City” from the rooftops because (some) Kansas Citians line his pockets with money. Truth be known, he a card carrying St Louis Carinal fan. The phony bastard can be seen at about any Royals/Cardinals series game here in town, WEARING his Cardinal garb. Everytime I see him, I wanna puke. I wouldn’t eat at his restaurant if I were starving to death. And what’s with that Godfather voice of his? “Eat at my restaurant or I’ll kill you.” Phony.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Yabba dabba doo Fred! Garozzo’s is worse than Olive Garden. Even Mike and Charlie’s at Harrah’s is awful. Charlie Gitto’s on the Hill in St.Louis is still worth the drive.

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