Worst of all Aaron Barnhart is still collecting a check and turning in copy that seems to come straight off the Entertainment Weekly wire. This fact needs to be stressed repeatedly: There is very little unique about what Barnhart writes for the Star that couldn’t be found (with better photos) on a myriad of Entertainment blogs. If the Star is a TV show facing its last days then Barnhart is The Great Gazoo.
In his latest opus that seems to be getting prime placement on Kansas City.com, Barnhart tackles the subject of an NBC sitcom calculated to generate headlines about being offensive. Sure, he finds a local connection and painfully stretches it out over hundreds of words. But leave it to this town’s so-called paper-of-record to note that a show supposedly offends people of Indian descent without every talking to any Indians.
Again, let’s take special note to see this presser-like copy making the run of local media outlets:
Since we’re online I think the best place to start is on the other side of the world and the Hindustan Times: “Sore point in US becomes subject of comedy show”