TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY QUESTIONS THE MORAL AUTHORITY OF MAYOR SLY JAMES REGARDING RECENT "TWERK FEST SHOOTOUT" PARENTING ADVICE!!!
Questions regarding the Mayor's moral authority on recent "tough love" parenting advice have created a stir behind the scenes in the world of Kansas City news and politics.
Consider that last year Mayor Sly's son was arrested nearly as many times as Lindsy Lohan which is a rare feat even for an aspiring hip-hop artist.
Let's also stipulate the aspiring hip-hop artist KJ is a young man but acknowledge that at least one victim of the recent Kansas City Twerk Fest Quintuple Shooting was 20 years-old and legally an adult as well.
And so . . .
A COUPLE OF ELITE LOCALS RECENTLY GAVE TKC A SHOUT OUT REGARDING MAYOR SLY'S HYPOCRISY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS HARSH PARENTING ADVICE TO KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS!!!
From our first Kansas City Power Broker Newsie . . .
"Do you not see the irony of the mayor complaining about parents not parenting their teens? Kyle James was a role-model of a young man? Who knew?"
A political reality . . .
"This is why Kyle James' problems are a problem for (Mayor) James. He can't take the moral high ground."
This is important because KJ is a rapper and what's good for his career isn't going to play well in the world of politics. Both KJ and Mayor James have discouraged pundits and media from making comparisons between the two but when it comes to ALLEGATIONS of public fighting, assault and verbal abuse against police officers . . . Media isn't out of line to ask these questions of both public figures amid persistent problems.
Similarly . . . The Mayor's effort to tell other people how to raise their kids and then refusing to speak about his own family life doesn't play well in Kansas City.
A final observation from the local media mover & shaker . . .
"The Mayor seems unwilling to say 'hey I know better than anyone what it's like to deal with messed up kid' . . ."
Now, this newsie communicated with TKC off the record and we're not sure if these questions will come up in subsequent interviews . . . It's worth noting that the last guy who put Mayor Sly on the spot for questions about KJ is no longer working as a newsman.
Finally . . .
ANOTHER KANSAS CITY POLITICAL INSIDER not only reminds us that the Mayor's son was near a fatal shooting last Summer which hasn't been mentioned recently . . . But also . . .
"The fact is, Mayor James is going to have a problem speaking to the issue of parental responsibility as long KJ keeps up his 'hardcore rapper' routine. The Mayor can yell at reporters all he wants, the voting public can easily sniff out the contradiction and it eats away at the Mayor's credibility whether he likes it or not."
So . . . Once again TKC ASKS because Kansas City mainstream media won't . . .
DOES MAYOR SLY HAVE ANY BUSINESS GIVING PARENTING ADVICE TO KANSAS CITY WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING HIS OWN "CHALLENGES" IN THIS AREA?!?!
Also . . .
SHOULDN'T KANSAS CITY MAINSTREAM MEDIA BE ASKING MAYOR SLY ABOUT KJ'S PERSISTENT PROBLEMS AS WELL WHEN A DISCUSSION OF PARENTING ARISES?!?!
Before anybody else and because we (obviously) don't have an editor . . . This question goes out FIRST to the TKC Blog Community.
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