Hearne: An Invitation to Come Swim with the Sharks @ KC Confidential


Remember that Rip Van Winkle dude?

In a manner of speaking that’s been me the past week. I had a bit of surgery Wednesday and have been an absentee ballot ever since. Lame, huh?

Well, I’m back.

And mercifully, the ever-thoughtful souls in the comments section rose to the occasion and pounded poor Craig like there was no tomorrow.  Which was entertaining, right?

Anyway, let’s get this show back on the road with a call for writers and other cutting edge marketing or advertising types to come hook up with KC Confidential. You know, now.

You guys know who you are, what you have to bring to the table, so bring it.

Come and be a part of one of KC’s fastest growing, non-corporate-owned disher-outers of infotainment & opinion

Because as usual, KC Confidential is looking for a few good folks to hook up and help out when it comes to covering the Kansas City and Lawrence scene. That’s the premise, anyway.

It wouldn’t hurt if you could actually write, as long as we’re on the subject.

KC Confidential passed a milestone of sorts a couple weeks back. It was three years ago at the end of February we embarked on this mixed-up, crazy journey.

And a lot of folks have come and gone during that time. You know, writers.

Some of our early combatants were long on schmooze but short on writing chops…and time. Others wilted under the broiling hot scrutiny of the barbarians who inhabit our comments section.

Laying it down for somne of the sharks in anonymous crowd to ridicule is kind of a ridiculous game. One in whcih not even the strong often survive.

Because frankly, it’s one thing to be ass-kickingly good at what one does, quite another to lay it down in the written word.

We’ve had our share of hits these three years – busting Star editor Mike Fannin for his assault conviction and twin-unreported DUIs, for example. And the now-former manager of AMC’s Mainstreet downtown for serving illegal, booze all night long when it first opened.

Keeping it real, we’ve had our misses too.

The search for the truth on the suicide of Fox 4 weather wonk Don Harman was certainly a bumpy ride at times.

But at the end of the day, opening up the investigation of Harman’s demise to readers as it unfolded, provided a window into how news and rumor often evolve. And as some of the flimsier early rumors gave way, updates and corrections were posted.

Some of you felt running down and sharing some of those early leads was inappropriate. And that’s fair.

But if you think about it, that’s exactly how sensational, breaking news often unfolds and evolves, even on CNN and other credible news sites. The early reporting changes and evolves as more details become available or are confirmed.

The bottom line; there was no sleight of hand here at KCC.

One thing’s for sure, through all the many comings and goings and changing of guards here at KC Confidential; we’ve continued to grow and our readership is currently at its highest levels ever.

And for that, I thank you – we thank you.

Myself, Matt, Craig, Brandon, Jack, Kelly, Whinery and Jolly.

It’s not like we’re in this game to get rich quick. Not that we’d mind, mind you. Our common bond – for all our shortcomings real and imagined – is we aim to please.

We want to do better; we want raise the bar, and we fully intend to.

Hopefully with your help.

And yes, we could use your help. Advertising, sales, writing, marketing, promotions, design, information technology – the possibilities are limitless.

I invite you to contact me at hearne@kcconfidential.com and let’s talk.

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10 Responses to Hearne: An Invitation to Come Swim with the Sharks @ KC Confidential

  1. xxMillerTimexx says:

    No one in their right mind would want to deal with Glazer
    That is my opinion, get rid of that dude and you will get more talented writers like Lefty.

    Now I am bracing for a “Hater, I am bigger than Jesus ” rant. It is getting old and bringing this blog down. Other than that, I love it. KCC, Bottomline, Greg Hall, all great sites to get a Local look. Hearne I hope you get the writer you are looking for.

  2. T says:

    xxMiller Man, Glazer Is The Bomb
    Sorry xxMiller, Glazer is the main reason many read this thread. Me included. He is funny and the man speaks him mind. Ever hear him on radio xxMiller, he smokes it with Dare. I mean funny. Try him out, maybe you will still dislike the guy, but you will find him funny. 98.9 usually on Wednesdays and Fridays.

  3. xxMillerTimexx says:

    Sorry T, just not my cup of tea
    I have nothing against him, I just avoid anything he touches. I have heard him on the radio with Dare, and it seems most of the time Dare is trying to get him to shut up. I personally would rather listen to the comedian do his/her thing that listen to Dare or Glazer make everything about them.

  4. harley says:

    hearne…want to blow up this site…
    hire me to write a column…i’ll make this site more popular than any other local site…guaranteed.

  5. smartman says:

    Ombudsman Says
    The commenters to Craig’s posts, by far, are the reason people come to KCC to read his columns.
    Taken as stand alone “journalism” they are pretty weak and rely more on Hegelian tactics than anything close to source code.

    People love a good train wreck and Craig constantly delivers.

    He is developing quite a reputation as a model d-bag among the 13-17 year old, male, private school demo.

    Sometimes, one’s sole purpose in life is to exist as a warning to others.

  6. HARLEY says:

    hernia…what the hell does LAUREN WANT TO KNOW?
    who is this woman. Is she one of glaze’s girls? what does she want to know and i wish someone would answerwhat she wants to know. If she doesn’t know…why is she on this site? Noone on here knows shit. What’s her problem.

  7. Marvin says:

    Where Would We Be Without The Glazer?
    You guys couldn’t bitch anymore. I’d have less to enjoy, laugh with and sometimes at, he is a card. Sometimes the crazy bastard makes sense. Scary.

  8. it's CLEAR says:

    here he goes again
    It’s clear Craig is posting under fake names again to support himself. And no Hearne Craig would never thank the readers. he would just blast us with grade school takes like we are haters (how original) or how his poop is popular. The continued loss of comments indicates our stance with him.

  9. paulwilsonkc says:

    I’ll write, if requested
    and yes, Craig brings comments, but at what cost? And yes, I’ve been guilty of bitch slapping him in the past but I give up after him deciding he is better known and more important in KC culture than Lenny Dawson. There is culture and there is sub culture. No one outside the lowrider world knows Lona brothers, but they are rock stars in their sub culture. Same with Craig, he’s known in his tiny niche, but that’s it. As my grandfather said….you don’t wrestle with a pig….you just get muddy and the pig enjoys it.
    I’d guess raising the bar is with quality writing and comments is more positive, long term, than having the moral equivalent of one of Fred Phelps sons writing!

  10. Super Dave says:

    How does one even want to feel like doing stories on this site? Sure I could do stuff same as most of the writers on here do and some others who I feel could write but why I must ask? I can

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