Wednesday, February 20, 2013

COWTOWN CONTRADICTIONS: KANSAS CITY KINDNESS AND HATERATION IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE JJ'S INFERNO!!!



First, let's focus on the good things . . .

In the aftermath of the JJ's Restaurant Fire there has been an outpouring of assistance and help from throughout Kansas City.

There is an effort to find work for employees and offer help to nearby residents.

THERE IS EVEN TKC BREAKING NEWS OF JJ'S BENEFIT AT THE UPTOWN SCHEDULED FOR EARLY MARCH!!!

But it's not all sunshine and flowers.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY IS ALSO DEFINED BY MEDIA DENIZENS WHO WOULD'VE RATHER WATCHED THEIR SHOWS INSTEAD OF JJ'S DISASTER NEWS!!!

On twitter and social media there were more than a few complaints about programming interruptions from angry TV watchers.

Just one example . . . Several fans of "The Bachelor," "New Girl" and "NCIS" were upset when Kansas City stations interrupted the shows for breaking coverage of an explosion at Country Club Plaza.

And it gets worse . . .

MORE THAN A FEW OF MY "URBAN CORE" FRIENDS WONDER WHY MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS SATURATED WITH REPORTS OF THIS DISASTER BUT REALLY JUST OFFERS OBLIGATORY COVERAGE WITH LITTLE INVESTIGATION WHEN TRAGEDY THAT CLAIMS MORE THAN ONE LIFE STRIKE THE EAST SIDE OR ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF THE PLAZA!!!

Also . . .

IT'S A BIT HYPOCRITICAL THAT HATE FILLED KANSAS CITY ONLINE COMMENTERS ATTACK EVERY HOMICIDE VIGIL IN KANSAS CITY BUT THEN HYPOCRITICALLY EXPECT ABSOLUTE SOLEMNITY WHEN IT COMES TO THIS MAN-MADE DISASTER!!!

Of course, TKC understands the newsworthy nature of this event and flames shooting into the sky make for compelling coverage . . . But let's realize that there's more than one vantage of any local tragedy and people both wonderful and despicable on both side of just about every Kansas City conversation.

DEVELOPING . . .

32 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it would be more productive to post the schedule of when they will rebroadcast the shows.

Or you can just watch online.

Anonymous said...

Not really.

Anonymous said...

Lets not forget to mention Alonzo on his twitter. Racist piece of shit!!!

Thinking Cap said...

Hmmm...let's see if you know your ABC's...

East side: dead scumbags - dealers, welfare cheats, gang bangers, shitheads, etc.

a) So what?
b) Positive overall effect
c) Darwin
d) All of the above


Plaza: accidental BOOM - dead and injured innocents.

a) Tragic
b) No fault of their own
c) Infrastructure wake-up call
d) All of the above


If you answered "d", you have not been indoctrinated by the Socialistas - Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

What bullshit. Why don't you just admit your a racist?

Anonymous said...

Because niggers shooting niggers is not new news. It happens everyday, so who gives a shit.

Anonymous said...

enough already. a building burned. now every freakin politician has to put his two cents in. wtf

Anonymous said...

I bet the serving staff at JJ's didn't have insurance unless they bought their own, which is so costly. The injured need our help, but ALL people who serve in elite(and not so elite) restaurants DESERVE insurance benefits from their employers.

Anonymous said...

But the Mayor used to have drinks there! That is the real news!

elBryan said...

If a restaurant exploded on the East Side sending over a dozen to the hospital and someone to the morgue, it would be all over the local news, but anything pertaining to the Plaza is potentially national news because it is a tourist attraction.

That said, I'm not sure why all of the news networks had to interrupt their regularly scheduled programming so that we could listen to in-studio reporters speculate as to what was happening as it transpired... that's what the radio and internets are for.

A news ticker at the bottom of the screen and quick updates as they developed or every half hour should have sufficed, even in a tragedy like this.

On a separate note, the Plaza has obviously become a point of contention for some black people in this community which is unfortunate because it belongs to all of us, and it's something that we should all be proud of. The anonymous comments at TKC that use racial slurs so generously actually lend credence to some of the outrageous claims that people such as Alonzo Washington make regarding racism in this town.

The only way to get past this is to make black people feel welcome while at the same time keeping the aggressive or threatening attitudes away from the safe, family friendly environment. And the threat comes more from youth than from any particular race.

Anonymous said...

Send all the fucking medical bills to those cunts at MGE. When this is all over it's gonna be called Frantze Gas Energy

Anonymous said...

Agree. Time for MGE to pay up!

chuck said...

"IT'S A BIT HYPOCRITICAL THAT HATE FILLED KANSAS CITY ONLINE COMMENTERS ATTACK EVERY HOMICIDE VIGIL IN KANSAS CITY BUT THEN HYPOCRITICALLY EXPECT ABSOLUTE SOLEMNITY WHEN IT COMES TO THIS MAN-MADE DISASTER!!! "

Fuck JJ in his fuckin ass.

Did I mention he should go fuck himself??

chuck said...

He can stick that fuckin earring up his fuckin ass too.

Fuck him in up his ass.

Anonymous said...

Hey el Whacko. How about the fucking niggers acting like civilized human beings instead of feral havolina's. Niggers have given us plenty of reasons to question and doubt their motives. Assimilate you stupid fucks. More Charlie Pride and less Jay Z

chuck said...

7:01

I am an equal opportunity hater.

Fuck Jay Z, fuck HIP/HOp and fuck you.

Anonymous said...

OK Chuck. What's up. I know Dave better than Jimmy. What did JJ do to earn your scorn? Take some time to answer. I'm gonna watch Mollie B Polka Party on RFD

chuck said...

I will say this, you make a great point.

7:01 --

+1

chuck said...

7:04

I am not going into it.

It is what it is.

Fuck the prick.

Anonymous said...

JJ set fire. Why was he in OK? The biz was a failure. He did it.

chuck said...

7:04

Sorry, I can't.

People in JJ's control would be demolished.

Fuck the piece of shit.

He sabered his dick off.

elBryan said...

Maybe I missed something... Is this MGE's fault because it was a gas explosion? Did they invent natural gas or something? I thought I read that a Time Warner subcontractor struck the gas line as they were extending a fiber line. I'm also pretty sure I heard the mayor say we're not going to play the "blame game"...???

chuck said...

"MORE THAN A FEW OF MY "URBAN CORE" FRIENDS WONDER WHY MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS SATURATED WITH REPORTS OF THIS DISASTER BUT REALLY JUST OFFERS OBLIGATORY COVERAGE WITH LITTLE INVESTIGATION WHEN TRAGEDY THAT CLAIMS MORE THAN ONE LIFE STRIKE THE EAST SIDE OR ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF THE PLAZA!!!"

Missed that.

Fuck your "Urban Core, excuse me while we cap each other and blame it on whitey fucks."

It's all about feeding at the White Guilt trough.

Blacks, killing blacks and of course, it is the faultu of white people.

BULLSHIT!!

Here is the truth, here is the data.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/04/09/race-wars-part-1-the-shocking-data-on-black-on-black-crime/

African Americans are killers, murderers and rapists in general when looking at the general population.

14% of the population commits 63% of the murders.

FOR FUCKS SAKES!!!

STOP WITH THE FUCKING GUILT!!!

TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS DOWN A CIVIL RIGHTS RAT HOLE.

What America has to show for it?

DETROIT!!

Thats right you dumbfuck---DETROIT!!

It is bad enough that your grandmother is getting fucked in the ass when she goes out to get the paper.

Seriously, you gotta feel guilty about the fuckin millions of perps too?

White people suck.

WHITE COWARDS SUCK!!!!

chuck said...

For gods fuckin sakes, end EBT/SNAP card, welfare, shoot babies outta my birthcanal money African American, "Protected Class" bullshit set asides.

Jesus Fuckin Christ, it is a dismal failure.

An EPIC fail!!!

STOP, for chrissakes, please Jesus STOP importing Islamic Africans into America!!

Are You Fuckin Kiddin Me!!!!???!!

Our Federal government and Hollywood hates our guts!!!

Jesus fuckin Christ!!

Are You Kiddin me!!??!!

96% of African Americans voted for Obama.

Tom Wolfe---It is "Back To Blood".

Pathetic.

Disgusting. White cowards, in conjunction with killers with criminal intent run this country.

chuck said...

Hey Tony, FUCK your urban core friends in their fuckin asses.

Anonymous said...

Whitr people r psdied

Anonymous said...

I hate when news stations over publicize BS news and this was over the top coverage. But an explosion at rush hour in a fancy joint on the plaza on a busy thouroughfare is big news in this town.
Hell I've seen lost dogs and children hit by a car as the lead story in this newsforesaken place.

Give us a break on the racist angle, Tony. You know who is a racist prick? Read Alonzo Washingtons twitter from the fire. What an asshole. Is that bitch slapping asshole getting $$$ from our city?

Anonymous said...

Mayor gets face time on fire. Cleaver comments on fire. Sadly, both are absent from eastside murders. And TKC wants everybody else to care? I THINK NOT.

Anonymous said...

Tony is this a racebaiting competition? Or are you that much of a bottom feeding leech?

Anonymous said...

There was no need to spend the time on the story that at least channel 41 did. They just kept repeating themselves over and over, ad nauseam. There were no new pictures,nothing to be added, yet they were stuck in a loop-the language didn't even change.

Anonymous said...

11:50--Thats because they have TKC syndrome. Too lazy to look for something new so keep repeating old news with new angles till people stop paying attention, then start new neverending rant on next big topic.

Anonymous said...

Meet the KC press where somebody's cousin opening up a cookie store makes the 6PM news.