Today's Kansas City Star published my latest Letter to the Editor concerning the Kelsey Smith Murder. Mary Sanchez, one of the Star's editors, wrote a column on Tuesday suggesting that the reason people cared so much about the Smith murder was because she was pretty and white. The Star's editors are constantly writing columns griping about racial prejudice that isn't there. Don't get me wrong, I know racism still exists in some ways, but not to the extent the liberal Kansas City Star wants to pretend it does.
My annoyance with the Kansas City Star's editors is not just that they are liberal. It's that they're liberal AND extremely poor writers. Their columns tend to ramble. Their arguments are illogical. (kind of like my blogs) And a lot of times they're completely wrong about "facts" they state. I don't mind professional writers arguing for something I disagree with, just as long as their arguments make sense. The KC Star's editorials seldom do. I recently wrote a letter concerning Lewis Duiguid's sloppy, left wing columns. This one is concerning Sanchez.
In my letter, I cite the "Precious Doe" case as an example that people care just as much about "minority murders." In case you're not from the KC area, "Precious Doe" was a 2 year old black girl that was found decapitated in a wooded area in KC a few years ago. The public outcry was TREMENDOUS, as it should have been. The murderer was eventually captured, and "Precious Doe's" true identity was established. The point is that Precious Doe wasn't "white and pretty" as Sanchez would say, yet people still cared just as much. The racism charge simply doesn't stick, and Sanchez's column was an unnecessary slap in the face to the Smith family. Of course, it was typical KC Star journalism.
OK, enough background information. Click here to go the KC Star website and read my letter. Click here to read Sanchez's column that sparked it.
Have a good day, and don't forget to call your Dad tomorrow for Father's Day. By the way, Dad, in case your reading this I won't be able to call tomorrow, so please accept my cordial "Happy Father's Day" from the blogosphere. Ditto for Jack, my "Dad-in Law."....and Grandpa Johnson. Have a great Father's Day!