Friday, January 17, 2014

KANSAS CITY INSIDER: HERE'S WHY DEAD TREE MEDIA DOESN'T WANT CHARTER CHANGE AND MORE COUNCIL DISTRICTS!!!



Eliminating the Council Districts has the old guard Kansas City elite up in arms one again and it looks like they might be on the losing side of history once again.

On the bright side . . .

RECENTLY A KANSAS CITY INSIDER EXPLAINED WHY DEAD TREE MEDIA DOESN'T WANT TO ELIMINATE THE COUNCIL DISTRICTS!!!

It makes perfect sense to TKC:

"The Star doesn't want to get rid of the At-Large Councilman because that would diminish their political clout. Right now they simply don't have the manpower to cover KCMO in-depth and this vote would eliminate another class of people who need to go to the paper hat in hand for their endorsement."

Another reality for neighborhood political life:

"In the vast majority of neighborhoods, what the Star writes really doesn't matter. They don't dictate any of the small elections in Kansas City Proper. This charter change would certainly diminish the power of their editorials."

We've seen this play out in very practical terms over the past few years . . . Example: The Star backed Arthur Benson for the School Board and he FAILED MISERABLY during election time.

One more thing . . .

A Kansas City Insider Says: "The Star looks really silly telling Kansas City to adopt local control for police like St. Louis and every other city but then back tracking and saying we should keep this antiquated Kansas City system that only serves to benefit the power brokers and the super-rich. I'd rather have more influence for neighborhoods and the community any day of the week."

And so . . .

WHAT WE'RE SEEING FOR THE KANSAS CITY STAR NOWADAYS ISN'T JUST THEIR CIRCULATION AND SUBSCRIPTION BASE CRUMBLE . . . THEY'RE LOSING THEIR EDITORIAL POWER AS WELL!!!

That's probably reason enough to support the measure beyond the fact that it would provide more neighborhood representation.

More in a bit . . .

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

You're forgetting that we might be able to get a Chinese district out of this one.

Anonymous said...

And 4th at large gave us Beth!

Anonymous said...

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic has a nice ironic texture in an election year.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Star should rehire Hearne to appeal to 20 somethings who stopped growing mentally at 10.

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South Bend said...

Hey, I voted for Arthur, he is a very nice man!

Anonymous said...

Gunnar Hand still smokes weed.

Anonymous said...

well in this writer's opinion, changing the existing council district structure is a bad idea. Having said that, the opinion expressed by the pinhead "insider" that, "The Star doesn't want to get rid of the At-Large Councilman because that would diminish their political clout. Right now they simply don't have the manpower to cover KCMO in-depth and this vote would eliminate another class of people who need to go to the paper hat in hand for their endorsement." The Star's power?!? Are you kidding me? If they say, "go left" everyone goes right.

Anonymous said...

The insiders at the Star are right. The lazy hobo from Raytown can't pontificate for at-large knee jerk liberal candidates.

Smaller districts will rely on ground game and not name ID which is the only thing the Shit Stain Star influences with at-large bids. see Jim Glover and Ed Ford. Name ID from the Star's endorsements will be irrelevant in smaller districts.

Greedo said...

People still read The Star and then decide how to vote? Doubtful.

Anonymous said...

12 districts is a bad idea, is is just another short sighted self serving plan hatched to protect the power of Clinton Adams, Gwen Grant, Kiki Curls, Tindel and the groups they have hijacked.

Anonymous said...

Boohoo it's not the Star's fault the local paper is psychotic!

Anonymous said...

Yael is going to lose another one

Anonymous said...

Vote for your district STOP the At Large

Emily Elmore's dildo said...

You moans on the internet dont seem to understand that the deck is stacked the same with or without at-large council seats.

Go ahead and vote for your 12 districts.

The powerbrokers and Big Money will get their picks just as always.

Anonymous said...

The Star is about to lose another subscriber. Seriously!