Hearne: Add Two DUI Convictions to Star Editor Mike Fannin’s Resume

And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust….

To the dramatic slagheap of startling revelations and allegations about Kansas City Star editor Mike Fannin unfolding over the past week, add the following:

A pair of DUI convictions, two days of slam time and three days of house arrest.

That according to Wyandotte County District Court digital records.

On April 8, 2006, court documents say, one Michael C. Fannin did operate his vehicle “while driving under the influence of alcohol” at an alleged speed of 74 miles-per-hour in a 55 mph zone, on

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24 Responses to Hearne: Add Two DUI Convictions to Star Editor Mike Fannin’s Resume

  1. Anonymous says:

    Let’s add lying on his resume about graduating from Texas, too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    After reading about this guy the past few days, no doubt he’s a dirtbag.

  3. Anonymous says:

    He’s their handmaiden to corruption!

  4. Anonymous says:

    DUI’s are like small dick’s. Lots of guys have one.

    Surely “2” DUI’s isn’t considered “skeletons” in this day and age, particularly in the newspaper business where being a drunk is part of the old school “tortured” reporter stereotype. Practicing beastiality, being a registered sex offender, felony conviction for battery or armed criminal action would seem to rattle the cage a bit more.

    What’s the line on Holly Lawton is she a hottie, a naughty or a nottie?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Smartman, here you go. See for yourself: http://www.bottomlinecom.com/kcnews/nowwhitlockvslawton.html

    Some combination of the last two maybe?

  6. Anonymous says:

    For a guy as accomplished as he is in his profession, he’s a mess.

  7. Anonymous says:

    One DUI is a stupid mistake. Two DUIs is just stupid.

  8. Anonymous says:

    He’s jsut an oldschool journalist man we drink a lot don’t you no what is this some kind of trial? man y’all is some bold anonys!

  9. Anonymous says:

    The Independent Rage
    What’s the conventional wisdom? To get one DUI arrest typically takes probably dozens of actual times of drunk driving, if not more? Sounds like dude may want to stick to blow (as alleged on this website that he engages in) or making out with ugly old men’s necks — far less dangerous conduct, believe it or not. But everything’s relative.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    Wait, this guy drank liquor and jumped behind the wheel? That’s unbelievable. Nobody does that!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ok, so I’m lost… what has this guy done that is so bad?

  12. Anonymous says:

    The real question is, why hide it if it isn’t so bad?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Kia Zi
    Some guys never learn. Maybe he’ll kill someone, manslaughter is usually a pretty good wake up call. He could try having sex with prettier women. I hear that you don’t have to get drunk to have sex with the pretty ones.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Public crucifixion.

    Poor fucker.

    Every sanctimonious, do gooder in the metro area will pile on now.


    Ominous even.

  15. Anonymous says:

    It also shows how much of this is lying on Zieman’s doorstep. Had he listen to Fannin and checked him out before naming him editor, Whitlock would have not aired Fannin’s skeletons out in public.

    But it does beg the question: what did Whitlock had to gain by going public with Fannin’s dirty laundry other than put a clown suit on him?

    Fatboy could have used it as blackmail and got his pay raise the illegal way: Fannin slipping him an envelope filled with money during a power lunch at Gates.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Come to think of it, why didn’t I think of that two years ago? Oh yeah, I did (but didn’t)

  17. Anonymous says:

    dui’s…come on …thats not a skelton in someones closet. I know guys with 5 or 6 and
    still driving…as a star employee he probably
    got off easy because the cities need the star to
    spread good news about them and help them get
    more tax money from the 98% of us who actually
    work…so having 2 duis is nothing anymore…
    wioth all the stops they have now most of us
    will habve 4 or 5 before we hit md age….the copsare everywhere looking for drinkers…..
    its not a sin but they treat you worse than a serial murderer

  18. Anonymous says:

    Btw, my investigative team tells me Fannin got caught zooming in October 2008 in Livingston County (Chillicothe), going more than 20 mph over the speed limit. He pleaded guilty the next month and Paid a $143.50 fine.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Please note: for all you DUI wannabe’s, stay out of MO. The laws have just much stronger. One of the best DUI attorney’s in town says this is how bad it will be. First the cost for a FIRST time offender will be 6-7K plus the tuition enrollment fee for the one year diversion course. This for a first-timer. It is never worth it, but now it’s much worse. Don’t want to even think what your second or third may bring you. Never plan to visit that hell.

  20. Anonymous says:

    i dont driink and drive. I just added AAA auto
    care for $59 per year. If i have too many
    cocktails i call them and tell them my car
    car won’t start. They bring a tow truck…tow
    my car to my house…i’m and my girl are in
    the front seat of the tow truck and we save
    5-7k on lawyers fees and our car is on our
    driveway in the morninng.
    I refuse to drink and drive…one drikn per
    stop….no more…it saves money and i don’t
    have to wear the ankle bracelets/and face court
    …..they will kill the bar business in the end…people will just say screw it…no more
    drinking except at home…what a great country
    this is….and if i have an inkling that i’m
    over the limit…i wait an hour before i get
    beind the wheel…no more problems for jojo….

  21. Anonymous says:

    Wait…is this the pot calling the kettle black? Let he who hasn’t been arrested for a DUI, (Hearne) cast the first stone.

  22. Anonymous says:

    ‘lil hearne
    Why is no one commenting on how manly Fannin looks in his mugshot? Is it so wrong to down a few at KCCC with the best reporter since Hedda Hopper and then drive all swirlvely? That wool looks kinda itchy, though.
    HC: Former Star editor Fitzpatrick tells me Wy Cow makes all the mugees wear that thing. It’s like a drape. Not a turtleneck.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Randy Bobandy, member IATPSAATPS
    Wow, Hearne really doesn’t want anybody asking about his DUI arrest last year!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Hearne, the apparently perfect driver, throwing more stones:

    > Btw, my investigative team tells me Fannin got caught
    > zooming in October 2008 in Livingston County
    > (Chillicothe), going more than 20 mph over the speed
    > limit. He pleaded guilty the next month and Paid a
    > $143.50 fine.

    Really Hearne, a speeding ticket causes you to reference your “investigative team”?? How laughable. How long does it take you to search the MO-county websites to find these unholy abuses by Fannin?

    This is the kind of stupid shit that gets people to start poking into your background, Chris. As such, anyone here hanging out at the Liberty Memorial w/ dirt on Hearne?
    HC: Sorry you missed my mild attempt at humor. Perhaps you’d have gotten it if I said, “my crack investigative team.” Liberty Memorial, huh? We’re going back to the Hearne is gay deal again? Oh, well.

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