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Why Doesn’t This Surprise Us?

February 4th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

From The Source:  “This is Journalism?”

In what could be a textbook case of journalistic malpractice, the erstwhile Kansas City Star finally reported on the DUI arrest and subsequent firing of its columnist merely a month after it happened. Did we mention that the columnist, Rhonda Chriss Lokeman, is also married to Publisher Mark Zieman?

The bottom line here is that the management of The Kansas City Star desperately tried to hide a DUI arrest of one of its columnists. In an attempt to limit the damage they relieved Lokeman of her duties. Only after being called on it by The Pitch did a Star reporter finally report on both the DUI and her sudden retirement.

There are several issues to deal with here, so let’s walk through them. Read more…

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