Kraske provides clear perspective from JoCo
Steve Kraske has said a lot of nice things about this blog and that's cool but as I opened up the paper yesterday I realized exactly why I hate every one and everything associated with this town's leading contributor to the depletion of the rain forest.
Steve Kraske's column almost made me want to kill someone and it's reminiscent of Steve Penn's blunder last year, when he declared the homicide situation in KC solved after an early year slump in murders.
Anyway, here's the headline that is pulled from the ass of the nicest housing division in JoCo:
"There's more to this city than blood and bullets"
The article goes on to bash KCTV5 for their coverage of violence which actually runs second to their in depth reporting about what the locals do with their private parts that runs afoul of the law.
Check out the high brow reporter snobbery as he slams the local hacks who have to go to a crime scene rather than a cocktail party to get their story:
The TV execs are going with the stories that supposedly "sell." And they are the stories that any inexperienced (read: inexpensive) reporter can tell.This is almost funny coming from The Star considering that they completely misjudged and downplayed the importance that the locals (people who live in KC proper) give to issues regarding violence and crime. And who can blame him? From the suburbs of JoCo, news about KC killings might seem mundane in much the same way that most people only think about troop deaths in Iraq when the hit an impressive round number.
But I'm guessing that visitors to our town look at our news and wonder why they've put their lives in danger by visiting this Gotham on the Plains.
But like it or not, security is a central issue in any situation and Kraske's comments are indicative of the entire JoCo centered editorial board of the The Star as they continue to overlook a problem that impacts every issue of life in KC from government to real estate to culture to neighborhoods but might seem boring to Johnson County readers.