TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDERS ARGUE: JACKSON COUNTY GOVERNMENT APPEARS TO BE THE FULL EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL FOR THE KANSAS CITY STAR!!!
Reaction to the Mike Hendricks puff piece on Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders is coming fast and furious to TKC . . . Sadly, on the Star's site there's not much social media buzz over the story whatsoever and of course no comments allowed.
Nevertheless, Jackson County insiders and TKC TIPSTERS are sharing some great detail that we'll break up into two parts.
First, and this is good, lets do a bit of media analysis . . .
JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS REMIND US BELEAGUERED KANSAS CITY STAR WORKERS HAVE A TRADITION OF BEING NICE TO THE JACKSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE AND NOT SOON THEREAFTER (AND, I'M SURE COMPLETELY COINCIDENTALLY) A FEW OF THEM HAVE BEEN LUCKY GETTING JOBS!!!
Check the facts . . .
Former KC Star newsie DeAnn Smith was once the most feared journalist in all of Kansas City local government. Her stories helped bring down Mayor Funky. Not many people know, her husband worked a gig for Jackson County . . . I won't suggest if the chicken came before the egg but I do know she never went after the newbie Jackson County Exec during the formative years of his administration.
Mike Mansur found his way to work in the Jackson County prosecutor's office not long after he penned some stories on County government.
We don't know what's going to happen to Mike Hendricks when the Star is finally finished with him. I assume he's going to crawl back under his rock like most former columnists do at the end of every workday . . . However, his recent love letter certainly MIGHT HAVE put his writing talent (giggle) on display for use in County government.
A Jackson County Insider tells us:
"Just look at the pattern. The County has conveniently found a place for people with KC Star connections. Only the most naive person would believe that's a coincidence."
As the pay wall comes up and McClatchy stock keeps hanging on for dear life . . . We'll see more of this . . . Remember that during the last Kansas City light rail debate there was a Star newsie who filed stories on the subject and then jumped ship to go work for a local engineering firm - A smart move but not without the appearance of conflict.
To wit . . . It's important to realize that corporate media worker bees have their own motivations and smart politicos realize that the cowntown media industry is exceptionally shaky at this point in the Seemingly Endless Great Recession.
Developing . . .