Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Email from publisher Mark Zieman regarding possible conflict of interest

I received the following email from Kansas City Star publisher Mark Zieman:
Rhonda Chriss Lokeman is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators syndicate. She is not an employee of The Star and I do not speak for her or her work. Nor does she represent The Star or speak for me.

He also stated if there are any questions about Rhonda Lokeman's columns, they should be directed to the editorial page editor, Miriam Pepper, or to Creators syndicate, or to Rhonda Lokeman herself.


Anonymous said...

Where else does her column run since they claim it's national.

Anonymous said...

This is why I like used car salesmen so much more than I do advertising salesmen running a newspaper. The used car salesman will only try and blow smoke up my ass once. This guy does it every time he opens his yap.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what he says. If you go to the Star's web site and cursor over to Opinion and then check under Columnists you see Rhonda Chriss Lokeman right in between Yale Ongabonga and Miriam Pepper.

He can pretend all day long that she isn't still there, but if they carry her name they own her.

What's funny is they went batshit crazy over the Mayor's wife at the office, but Rhonda "Nothing between these ears" Zieman is a whole different story? How so?

Anonymous said...

Google her... with the exception of her own writing, there is a lot of interesting stuff out there.

Anonymous said...

According to the articles on Bottomline she was an employee. Zieman was told by headquarter at McClathcy to get rid of her. He then found a way to keep her. Zieman can say whatever he wants but go back to where he became a publisher and look at the facts. Facts Man Facts.

Can they please be honest about something there at The Red Star? Shit he doesn't even know what state he lives or the name to use to vote.

Anonymous said...

I think what Zieman did in his email is called pass the buck. This way I don't have to lie. I know call the Reader's Rep. Try that McClatchy Watch.

Where in the hell is the management at headquarters. They have let go multiples of well know columnists. Has anybody ever heard of her or has she received any awards except from hubby?