Mike Fannin: The Newspaper ‘Failed To Help The Community Progress’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Mike Fannin: The Newspaper ‘Failed To Help The Community Progress’ | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


The editor of the Kansas City Star, Mike Fannin, joins Ali Velshi to discuss his newspaper’s decision to apologize for decades of racist coverage that impacted generations and could have made a difference in making Kansas City “a more equality-based city.” Aired on 12/21/2020.
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23 Comments on "Mike Fannin: The Newspaper ‘Failed To Help The Community Progress’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Responsible journalists find themselves in competition with the fictional universe of the far right fake news. People who put facts above narrative will never be as entertaining as those who put narrative above facts. And when one side uses the “both sides” argument nonstop, the distinction is blurred..

  2. Sometimes it’s important to take ownership of atrocities, even if you personally weren’t involved in carrying them out. So you can truly live by the values of “Never Again”. Case in point, Germany’s continuous reconciliation work and perspectives on what was done during the war. Generations have been taught about the atrocities perpetrated by their country, ancestors and elders; developed a sense of ownership and responsibility to never engage in the actions that led to war and the Holocaust.

  3. Very happy 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️

  4. Why don’t Americans have affordable healthcare, education and housing like they did in 1950s ?

    • Are you Chinese trolls? You guys who say exactly the same thing must be from a country that does have some kind of national health care.

  5. America is

    23 in education.
    25 in democracy index.
    34 in raising a family index.
    37 in healthcare.
    No high speed train.
    Highest number of homeless people.
    Highest number of incarcerated people.
    78% of people live paycheck to paycheck.

    Stock market is not economy of Americans, where 90% of money belongs to top 10% of population, it’s wallet of the rich!

    Let’s talk like adults, instead of name calling!

    I have left ample of proof on my playlist, if you would like to check.

    Let’s make our country better together!!

    • Together. We can’t move forward without each other. Let’s move forward get rid of this covid, then fight later…Life is more important than all this hate, dividing, bulling, racist, conning,corrupting..ON & on..Quit giving money to the Rich & evangelicals that push the hate as well..Make them start paying taxes!!

  6. Braylen Santiago | December 22, 2020 at 12:53 AM | Reply

    Oh yeah. Do you love me? 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  7. Glenn Creswell | December 22, 2020 at 2:23 AM | Reply

    2020 has manifested a comprehensive institutional disregard for the AFRICAN descendants–who are United States citizens. 13th 14th and 15th amendments were established to: end slavery; declare the AFRICAN descendants that were stolen and born under slavery were CITIZENS; GAVE BLACK MEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE. Democracy requires watchful eyes and the willingness to push back against the status quo and those that would DENY you a seat at the table. Praises to elected officials that fight for your ability to ensure your inalienable rights.

  8. I grew up in KC for a decade (80s/90s) and still visit from time to time; only to always find nothing has changed except more homes have been destroyed to make way for the wealthy. Never in my life have I witnessed such a city drowning in racism. A community suffering so badly from its own cognitive dissonance about how the institutionalized racism in that city has held back more than half of the residents there. (enough so that I am sure people living there and reading my post will argue with it instantly). I don’t understand how that city can just stay frozen in time? And now the gentrification of the city’s metro areas are squeezing out the families who have lived in KC for generations and they make no apologies about it; let alone do nothing to try and solve the housing crisis that worsens by the day. Is Kansas CIty salvageable or will it just always be this way there?

  9. beautifully said, ty mr fannin and mr velshi. bravo!

  10. Fabled Creature | December 22, 2020 at 7:10 AM | Reply

    Somebody put this guy in charge of fixing what went wrong in the last 4 years. And making sure it never happens again.

  11. EXCELLENT!!!!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  12. “Taking responsibility but not blame” about the racist past of this country is a lot like being the executor of an estate for your parents. They incurred the debts, bills, obligations. From your inheritance as their child you pay their debts, bills and obligations because that’s what you SHOULD DO as their executor! IT IS THE RIGHT THING! After the final payments are made what is left is your TRUE inheritance.

  13. Finally! 💥

  14. It’s a thing that certain media only cover the bad things that happen in any community in order to paint the entire population with the same brush. Ergo, police arriving with true ‘prejudice’ – prejudgement and assumptions about people they contact.


  16. I think “retractions” should require FRONT page status…not some little “note” below the fold or some other page.

  17. What came before was SLAVERY!!!!!!!

  18. After that JIM CROW!!!

  19. And then came the PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX!

  20. Felix Ndayis de Bologne | December 22, 2020 at 1:28 PM | Reply

    nunca mas…necessary

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