KC Star Called Out By Catholic League
I’ve said previously that the Star had failed in its responsibility to accurately and fairly cover news concerning the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and in particular, Bishop Finn. I’ve worked in the media. I’ve worked at the Star. I know bias exists and that it is allowed to skew coverage. But I never suspected it to be THIS bad. Now it seems that the Star has taken it to the next level. It seems to be so committed to its liberal, anti-Catholic agenda that it won’t even allow a paid ad on its pages presenting the facts that the Star has failed to report. The Catholic League offered $25,000 to the cash-strapped paper to run an ad. In spite of the fact that The Star routinely sells full page ads locally for less than $5000, they refused the Catholic League’s $25,000 ad. You can read the ad here.
Now the Star has failed two constituencies - the community and its shareholders who are bleeding money. The community can do little other than find other news sources. I imagine the McClatchy shareholders will be a little more vocal.