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It's official (now): Whitlock leaving the KC Star

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by GuessWho, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    Cue the "I thought he already had" comments. Sorry if already posted.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Whatever the real story is, it's pretty clear there's a story. Should be a good one. From Twitter:

    I'm going to explain. I'm just letting the liars wrap up their false narratives first.
    about 3 hours ago via Echofon
  3. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    Cue the transparently jealous rage posts from all the guys who think they should have been big timers but never were.

    3 ...


  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    They'll be here as soon as they finish watching SportsCenter for the fourth time and then comment on how much they hate ESPN.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Maybe Whitlock was fired for wearing a Ball State cap while seeking Jeff George's autograph.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Give credit where credit's due. The man's played his hand very well.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    In a curious way, this perhaps describes Whitlock. Even though he was quite well-known, he seemed to write and behave as if he wasn't known or rewarded well enough for his efforts.
  8. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Definitely has a chip on his shoulder ...
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Why would he stay at the KC Star? I think he's a lot more bluster than skill or insight, but he's a brand that's tailor made for the new media age.
  10. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    It annoys me that he can post something like this with impunity, for all the world to see, and that he actually does it, with no consequences, despite the blatant public disrespect, acrimony and lack of editing, professionalism and class.

    Something like this would be considered professional suicide for most of us. I wouldn't dream of ever posting/tweeting something like that and actually believing/(knowing) that I could do so without it making one whit of difference in terms of getting another good job.

    It must be nice. If that makes me transparently jealous of Whitlock, well, then so be it.

    Whatever greatness or talent he has succeeded with, he seems unworthy of it in my eyes.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't get your reaction. I assumed the "liars" would be all the people speculating online.

    I didn't take it to mean the official story from the Star, which had no details so could hardly be a lie.

    That tweet didn't bother me at all, but maybe I'm missing something.
  12. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Whitlock leaves the newspaper about the same time that Cathy the comic calls it quits?

    Perhaps she's dumping Irving to have her corners worked by the pimp hand.
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