Monday, October 14, 2013

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY TRANSLATIONAL SALES TAX ADVOCATES CLAIM CH. 9 EDITORIAL SUPPORT TRUMPS DEAD TREE MEDIA!!!



The Kansas City endorsement game for the Jackson County Translational Tax is in full swing right now and here is a tidbit that TKC REPORTS EXCLUSIVELY . . . Check it:

SUPPORTERS OF THE JACKSON COUNTY TRANSLATIONAL SALES TAX TOUT A CHANNEL 9 EDITORIAL AND CLAIM IT'S MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN DEAD TREE MEDIA OPPOSITION GIVEN NEWSPAPER DECLINE!!!

Undoubtedly . . . The editorial starts out STRONG and makes some pretty bold claims:

Sarah Smith President/GM KMBC/KCWE:



"Imagine this parking lot transforming into a new medical research facility in the heart of Hospital Hill. Next, imagine a cure for your loved one's illness being discovered right here in Kansas City. 

Voters in Jackson County have a unique opportunity to help determine the future of medical research. The proposed new sales tax would fund a private/public partnership that would accelerate cures and create new jobs and 20% of the revenue generated by the Institute would go back to Jackson County to provide indigent care. 

The tax will be collected for only 20 years but the 20% return is indefinite. This is your chance to help determine the future of Jackson County for your children. Voters supported the stadiums and the Zoo. Now it's time to support our health future. For KMBC and KCWE I'm Sarah Smith. Vote Yes for Proposition 1 on Nov. 5th.
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The architects of the Jackson County effort are simply playing a numbers game and they're banking that better numbers from television broadcasts will impact the vote.

Here is the EXCLUSIVE INSIDER STATEMENT sent our way:

Here is the KMBC endorsement IN FAVOR of the proposal. It ran 11 times over the weekend. More voters saw this editorial for, than the Star against.

Like it or not, it's hard to argue with the logic of marketing, stats and viewership data.

Now you d-bags tell me . . .

WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT: DEAD TREE MEDIA OPPOSITION OR CH. 9 EDITORIAL SUPPORT OF THE JACKSON COUNTY TRANSLATIONAL SALES TAX?!?!

This tax fight seems to be heating up and now has not only divided factions of civic interests but also splits old school and newer media into a struggle for greater influence.

Developing . . .

32 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Tony, don't overlook the most important thing here.

What is this endorsement going to do to Mahoney's reporting. The pressure will be on him to see if he can stay independent or will he be hampered by the wishes of the station.

Also, the anti-tax side will expose the money that the pro/side is paying to channel 9 for advertisements.

Anonymous said...

7:29 nailed it. No way a TV station comes out against this when they are getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from it.

Anonymous said...

Look at this parking lot.

Now look, a flying car, brought to your by county taxpayers.

Now look, a cure for cancer!

You don't want to have your kid get cancer, then worry that you could have stopped it if only you had pushed for a sales tax that is opposed by blacks, women, citizens, and pretty much everybody whose not an old white guy from leawood with a couple million in the bank, secretly plotting the future of the region from the c-suite.

fuck off, corporate local television. the only people who take you seriously are too old to read the letters you put on the screen.

Anonymous said...

The sales tax is already 8.475% - 9.475% + 1% earnings tax + personal property tax + … Crime. Repaved streets are torn apart 3 months later for water main breaks. Curbs and sidewalks are falling apart or there one block and missing the next. Red light cameras instead of traffic sensors. Public schools are a joke. Can’t even properly access property taxes so they just wing it and hope no one notices. Need a rental car because yours is in the shop? $5 dollar a day “tourist” tax on that. Personally I’m taxed out.

KMBC Perv said...

How about you pull your panties down Sarah so we can see your trim light brown bush and that engorged fat clitty of yours?????

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that almost every city in Jackson County will have to raise sales taxes to fund pensions. Their only options will be to drastically cut services, file bankruptcy like Detroit or raise sales taxes. These pensions are contractual, they must be paid. So every time sales taxes are raised for something other than pensions it makes the other two alternatives that much more likely.

Robespierre said...

Sarah Smith is just another elitist who thinks we peasants do not pay enough taxes or are grateful enough for everything her class does for us and gives to us. She is like Crosby Kemper the turd or the Hall Family who thinks they own Kansas City and we are not citizens of it but their subjects. Hey Sarah, eat some fucking cake bitch!

Anonymous said...

Imagine! because its all this tax has going for it

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the few people who will turn out to vote will think for themselves.

By the way, the TV ads for the tax are really pathetic. "My child has a one-in-a-million genetic disorder, so everyone needs to vote for this tax so science can eliminate all genetic disorders." Please!

Hyperblogal said...

The day has not yet arrived when I look to television for guidance on voting.

Anonymous said...

Haha, good call hyperblogal.

Anonymous said...

A more accurate narrative:

"Imagine each of my hands holding a giant nut sack. Because that is what voters will be holding if this tax passes."

Anonymous said...

very shocked and disappointed in KMBC.

Media Whore said...

Kmbc is not even a quality station ,so there endorsement is worth nothing.

Anonymous said...

Imagine flying cars and city's under climate controlled Plexiglas bubbles. Here's mother shopping on the glide-a-matic auto transport system at the local shopping center, all while junior and friends are taken care of in the Future-A-Ma play center featuring hovering chairs and anti gravity nap systems.........

Anonymous said...

unacceptable, this has to be an equal time violation.

Anonymous said...

True, 11:51. A station that reports its evening lineup as news is not to be taken seriously.

Anonymous said...

I'd fuck her in the ass. Then cum all over her face.

Anonymous said...

The TV station totally misrepresnted the "20% of revenues will go back into the county for indigent care".

(1) revenue will not go to the translational organization until they actually commercialize something, which typically takes 5-15 years, and thats for the first thing they commercialize, if they commercialize anything.

(2) Its 20% of NET revenues, not revenues. Each comercialization project will be different. The share the inventor and the insitution (UMKC, St. Lukes, Childrens Mercy) will be individually negotiated, and the lions share of revenue will ALWAYS go to the inventor and insitution. Only the funds necessary for running the translational facility will actually flow thru to the facility. So, Net Revenues = Revenues less what the inventor and insitutions get, which results in a very small amount.

Ask anyone advocating for this tax two questions (1) when will rvenue come in, and (2) how much net revenues are projected and therefore whats the "20%" projected to be that will actually go back into Jackson County.

I guarantee you they cannot answer these questions.

Anonymous said...

You all are too busy bitching that you're not seeing the real news. This means that we won't be getting any negative news about the tax from Channel 9. They have given up on reporting and just want to get paid.

Anonymous said...

So how much money in TV advertising revenue is the station getting from this campaign??

Anonymous said...

As Woody Cozad said on Ruckus, there won't be any net revenue.

Anonymous said...

If channel 9 is so sure why dont they just fund it and get thier noses out of the tax payers pockets. Man has that station taken a radical turn lately or what?

Anonymous said...

The big drug companies spend 200 times this projected amount annually. Does anyone think if there was any profit to be made the drug companies would already have found it?

Anonymous said...

Only those who lie for a living can claim being taxed is a "unique opportunity".

Anonymous said...

Okay whatever you say baby.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a charactor right out of Upton Sinclair's novel The Brass Check

Anonymous said...

Just another case of "why are we allowing these people to catapult their careers with taxpayer money and by lying to/taking advantage of us?"

Anonymous said...

Vote NO!

Anonymous said...

If those people at KMBC are not any smarter than this, I need to get my news someplace else.

Anonymous said...

imagine a cure for the KC Chiefs

Anonymous said...

what about the clap that's going around why don't you guys wash your dicks