Tony: Only the “Reporting” of Aaron Barnhart Offends Me

Like a bad sitcom, the Kansas City Star is killing off some our favorite characters and replacing them with new cute and cuddly lies about their business fortunes turning around.

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, 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”

To the North, the Toronto Sun has pretty much the same, lame defense of the show that seems more like an advert in disguise:

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8 Responses to Tony: Only the “Reporting” of Aaron Barnhart Offends Me

  1. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Pointed
    Hooray! Another pointless attack of The Kansas City Star, the joint with the biggest news staff, the largest reach, the busiest website and the most profits in town!

    Got all that? Because all four happen to be true. Like it or not, Tony, The Star is sticking around one way or another, whether the News Corp. is buying it or not. (that’s the rumor)

    and now ladies and gents, next up here’s the John Altevogt Handmaidens To Corruption Dancers! Tonight they’ll be doing a tribute to Charles Carlsen!
    HC: Having fun?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t like the idea for this economy. People want to escape life not be reminded that our jobs are leaving so rapidly.

  3. Anonymous says:

    My vote for most incompetent writer being paid by the star still goes to Hendricks.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Harold Smith
    You’re so right Mr. Pointed – and that big green building they own downtown will make a swell brew pub when they stop littering the city with newsprint.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Apparently their replacing their skilled IT people with mediocrity, lethargy, and dysfunction in the tech department also.

    September 22, 2010 comments temporarily down. The computer wizzes are working on it now.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Are we talking about Casino Indians or Slurpee Indians? Sitting Bull or Patel?

  7. Anonymous says:

    John Altevogt
    Apparently Pointed is one of the JOCO elite who feel that it’s still acceptable for the swells to fondle the hired help. Fine with me, you want to appoint Groper Carlsen to your boards and foundations and splatter his name on all of your buildings, be my guest. JOCO is my idea of hell on earth as it is.

    PS, the clowns in editorial may have missed one of the biggest aspects of the story in their latest editorial.

  8. Anonymous says:

    John Altevogt
    Oh, and thanks to Mr. Pointed for bringing up once again what a pack of sleazeballs the JOCO establishment are (is?, damn, I wish I still had one of my Star copy editors around, but then again The Star probably wishes the same thing).

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