Thursday, January 09, 2014

SHOCK!!! NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER SUSPENDS COMMENTS AND NEWSMAN BILL TAMMEUS BLASTS 'DISGUSTING UNCIVIL DISCOURSE' HERE @ TKC!!!



Bill Tammeus is a Kansas City newspaper legend with a distinguished and award-winning career. Sadly, he doesn't allow comments on the blog he runs in the aftermath of leaving the local Dead Tree Media outlet.

Firstly . . . Regarding Bishop Finn's least favorite Internets publication . . .

BILL TAMMEUS REPORTS HIS ENDORSEMENT OF SUSPENDED COMMENTS OVER AT THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER!!!

From NCR, for which Mr. Tammeus now writes:

Comments that have appeared on the website in recent days have been vile and demeaning. We could no longer support hosting a Web feature that allows such despicable comments to appear, and that is why we ordered the suspension of that feature."

And then Bill Tammeus gives TKC a shout-out of sorts: Our disgusting uncivil discourse . . .

"Some websites, of course, choose to allow readers to say just about anything. The local site, Tony's Kansas City, is one of those, and you can find exactly the sort of disgusting comments there that drove NCR to suspend comments."

Of course, libel, hate speech, posting people's addresses, threats and (our most despised) SPAM ain't free speech but according to the Internets Communication Decency Act . . . For now, that's on you.

Actually, we appreciate the nod from Bill Tammeus and it reminds us . . .

TKC REMAINS DEDICATED TO SERVING AS KANSAS CITY'S LAST REMAINING FREE SPEECH ZONE!!!

Seriously, go say something nasty about another blog's author and watch how quickly it disappears, whereas TKC has outlasted, out-blogged and championed free speech in all its nasty forms for more than a minute.

While one media outlet after the next seems scared of what you d-bags are gonna write . . . TKC knows that most of you douches are bonkers with some insightful insider comments that make the whole circus worthwhile and essential if there is any hope for our rapidly vanishing Democracy that would rather silence voters and residents than deal with the reality of the discourse and the society it reflects.

61 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Bill is a good guy, he wants to maintain a professional discourse. Obviously your goals are something different TKC.

chuck said...

TKC is dead on the money.

Anonymous said...

Yea, freedom of speech would be lost if we omitted the cum/tits and his tired rhetoric. (sic)

Anonymous said...

I just know that I always check out TKC, waaaay before I look at anything the Star might see fit to print. That "dead tree media" is nothing more than bird cage liners and power hungry pundits...

Anonymous said...

I agree with 8:02 and I think bill has a point too.

There has to be a middle-ground!

Anonymous said...

What Bill does not say is that many of the posts they considered "vile" were simply those that strongly disagreed with their left-wing opinion had the audacity to say it and back it up.

The first thing that liberals do when trying to establish power is silence the opposition.

chuck said...

The "Middle Ground" is "Fire in the Theater" not harsh language or opinion as subjectively seen by you or anyone.

If you don't like the harsh language and opinion as you have determined it to be, then go back to the KC Star where agenda driven bullshit is the order of the day from facist fucks who want to control information and opinion.

chuck said...

I thought Maplethorpe's disgusting displays were an affront to all things civil and normal, but if people want to go see it as art, or as metaphor, then they can go drown in the fuckin shit.

I am not going, but YOU can.

Anonymous said...

This seems to be a fact-free, total spin zone more than anything.

THE TKC PILLARS OF OPERATION

"I hate Kansas City. I am against any kind of progress. Change is bad."

"I make unfounded allegations against public figures. I twist facts around to fit my anti-everything agenda. I use various manipulate techniques - biased generalizing, garbled cause and effect, and faulty deduction to come to my flawed conclusions."

"I lie. I fabricate items and present them as fact. I present the untested and unverified statements of my AWESOME TIPSTERS!!! as inviolate fact."

Proceed with caution here, dear reader. Do not accept at face value anything posted here and presented as "news," because it is likely spurious nonsense.

Why?

There is always more (lying and agenda-driven manipulation) and it is always worse.

Anonymous said...

Bill is on the money. 90 percent of the comments here contribute nothing to anything. This is not Freedom of Speech its freedom of consequences of your words. Make people log in through their facebook like the Star and see how many are man enough to talk as tough as they do.

Anonymous said...

And 1025 for the win!

Marvin Pontiac said...

So essentially kill off the comment section is what you're suggesting. 10:27? You have to wade through the slop to get to the pearls on here; things that would otherwise go unsaid were people forced to reveal identities. Yours is a childishly naive view of things...no one has free speech when their corporate masters control their livelihoods...which is EXACTLY why there needs to be a forum like Tony's.

Marvin Pontiac said...

People should take note that it is clearly those whom silence in this town benefits who are most adamant about quieting this forum.

THAT, in itself, should be the most telling.

chuck said...

The lack of anonymity would curtail the genesis of a conversation, or an email, or a phone call that could reveal malfeasance in government and business. Not for nothing to reporters go to jail to protect their sources. You can make your own Deep Throat jokes right about here.

That said, the premise, that free speech must be curtailed, not in hopes of getting folks out of a burning theater (metaphorically), but in hopes of hitting the mark on an ever and constantly changing target, representing subjectively what is with in the bounds of propriety is fucking absurd.

If you don't like what is stated, commented on, or reported on here on TKC, then you are free to not read it, call Tony names, bring into evidence testimony that refutes what is stated, commented on or reported on, but you are NOT free to suspend the 1st Amendment in order to bring every one's world view into your own idea of what that world view should be.

Nor, should you, me or anyone else have that power.

Comments Are King said...

The system tells people what they want to hear than does what they want to do. (Ripping off taxpayers and citizens)

We tell the system what they don't want to hear, whether they want to hear it or not.

DEAL WITH IT

Anonymous said...

99% of these laggard jackasses trying to silence people on the web comments are 15 years behind the time trying to play catch up.

Hilarious to see these cultural doofus's telling people to shut up in this day and age.

Anonymous said...

Aw poor little whining elitists. Whine whine whine.

Just put up a warning label on the blog at the top.

Warning-Comments may offend weak minded people and those easily offended by free speech and strong opinions.

Byron Funkhouser said...

"Of course, libel, hate speech, posting people's addresses, threats and (our most despised) SPAM ain't free speech"

The people who comment on this blog don't believe in free speech. They believe in libel without consequences. They believe in cowardly anonymity.

Anonymous said...

What's next? Taking a page from KCK politics?

SHUT EVERY UP SO WE CAN DO AS WE PLEASE. WHEN WE'RE STEALING YOU BLIND, WE DON'T WANT ANYONE TALKING BAD ABOUT US. IT HURTS OUR LITTLE FEELING WHEN PEOPLE KNOW THE TRUTH.

Liars and thieves want the bloggers silenced.

Anonymous said...

834 i believe youve confused liberals with fascists, who have a history of going through countries they occupy killing anyone who seems smart enough to say something disobedient and get people to listen.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/the-smartest-nerd-in-the-room/282836/

plenty of links to conservative articles in a leftist blog post about the melissa harris perry scandal. sry bro. liberals aren't obsessed with "suppressing dissent". maybe if you read something other than breitbart youd get a better picture of reality.

Edward said...

They believe in cowardly anonymity.

Kind of like the NSA

chuck said...

Bill Tammeus' sanctimonious, holier-than-thou, finger pointing insults at this blog, reveal a liberal endemic weakness that is ever more salient with the increasing abiltiy of we hoi polloi to gather news from non traditional sources.

Facts, now available refute and chip away at liberal shibboleths now shaken to thier core by the obvious failures over decades. As new solutions hopefully become avaialable for social ills, the liberal apparatchiks now enjoying sinecure by way of that failed narrtative seek to control the conversation with facist fiat and appeals to decency grounded in self aggrandizement.

Anonymous said...

This is the Internet idiot. Not Mr. Bills Church and Sunday School.

Anonymous said...

Attacking the messenger of news you don't want to hear, or the website or publiication is standard practice for liberals who want free speech for elites.

Crimethink is next, just like in England.

Anonymous said...

Cram it up your arse Bill. You don't like it turn the channel.

Anonymous said...

Ha, haha, hahaha, hahahaha

We The Comment's said...

Carry on

Anonymous said...

Catholics have always been a fucked up people.

If you meet a Catholic, the first thing your prone to ask is what did your parents do to mess you up so badly?

Oh your a catholic kid that explains it!

Mean Ol' Catholoic said...

We're the best Guilt Trippers on the planet. Masters of fear and manipulation.

TKC WARNING LABEL said...

Comments may offend weak minded people and those easily offended by free speech and strong opinions. Rated PG-13

Anonymous said...

Please refrain from reading the comments if you don't have a sense of humor and a good looking sister.

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake about it, appeals to decency are weapons of genocide. Hive minded idiots, soon part of the mob, hate free speech.

Anonymous said...

To summarize an eary court opinion, "your freedom to throw a fist ends when it strikes another".

That is not complex.

There are young people killing themselves over social media harassment, and we have the right to say "not today".

I have watched this blog post pictures of local females who get absolutely abused by internet trolls who have no interest other than cause harm. Tony knows full well what happens when he does this, but does it for the internet traffic count because that addresses his ego issue.

If anyone thinks that is captured under the freedom of speech provision, your simply showing your ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Don't give in to the monsters Tony.

Long Live Free Speech!!

CG said...

I am not a monster

Anonymous said...

Idiots!! Attention please!!!!!!

The Internet from day one has not only suggested but encouraged everyone to use a handle-alias when on the web. It's fun!!

So all you Luddites take your real name shit and shove it back up where the sun don't shine!

Byron Funkhouser said...

Facebook doesn't allow alias. You have to use your real name.

Anonymous said...

Facebook doesn't allow alias. You have to use your real name.

No you don't. Only to signup.

Anonymous said...

Relax Bill have some Metamucil, take er easy and don't worry about it. Just think newspaper, don't allow comments and your worry free.

Anonymous said...

Too much ego in this post.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/05/the_lefts_war_on_free_speech.html said...

This is a great article on guys like Bill T and FREE SPEECH.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/05/the_lefts_war_on_free_speech.html

Anonymous said...

Im an attorney and I can tell you this, there's a huge buzz about a case building against TKC. led by three power names KC law. TKC isn't free speech, its cowardly hate speech fostered by a cowardly blog owner and more cowardly commenters.

Anonymous said...

publishing publicly available street addresses - especial when gleaned from Case.net - IS indeed covered by free speech.

tkc is just a pussy.

Anonymous said...

1:01

"Huge Buzz".

What, you and your client are texting each other?

Shut up.

Anonymous said...

If you don't like it, don't read it. That is the best defense.

Christie L. said...

Bill has a good heart. He is not cut out for the Internet. He is only a legacy of the long ago days of print media and the bygone faith matters section.

Anonymous said...

101+1.

Interesting the trolls have hairy balls when cloaked in "anonymous"......

Anonymous said...

Attorneys, Lawyers, whatever, are bigger cowards then the vast majority of people. Hiding behind their great invisible deflector shield of invincibility! That's the real problem. Ever try to get an attorney to MAN UP? Good luck.

LMAO!

That Guy said...

Who is this Bill Tammeus guy? I like the cut of his jib!

Carl, Mission Hills said...

I think people should be allowed to speak in public the same as they would in their own home. Byron likes to claim people hate on him but in return he does the same thing so innocent he isn't.
Wilson is over on KCC trashing TKC and it's readers today with a story just posted. Paul Wilson thinks he can say what ever he wants but that nobody else can. Now don't that sound familiar.
Oh Byron once again you're stupid and clueless, you can have any page name you want on Facebook long as it conforms to their Community Standards.

Anonymous said...

Sorry if Wilson feels like he's been knocked off his pedestal but shit happens. Reality is a real bitch sometimes.

Byron Funkhouser said...

I don't use Facebook. Go pick on someone else bully. You pretend that I'm stupid if you want, but that doesn't make it so.

Anonymous said...

Facebook doesn't allow alias. You have to use your real name.

Look you fucking retard you said that so you are stupid. Don't say shit if you are clueless about it.

Anonymous said...

2:42 and you point is?

Anonymous said...

huh. wilson claims that tkc backed down: took out offending posts and comments under -i assume- threat of another tkc visit to court to get his tiny dick smacked. again.

wilson stays winning.

Anonymous said...

Wilson is the kid who always cried when someone hit him with a ball. He was to stupid to understand the name of the game was dodgeball and well you moved or got hit. Wilson is more narrowed minded than fishing line. He deserves everything he had coming to him and he should be sued himself and fired from his job. In fact I just might make that happen.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Retard 3:32

Being wrong doesn't make me a retard, bully.

Anonymous said...

No your right Byron it don't and I am sorry we have called you a retard when it is very clear you are just stupid.

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is this Wilson dweeb?

Anonymous said...

Some jackass hardly anyone knows who got bit in the ass recently by his own backlog of bad karma and acted shocked that it could happen to him 6:31.

Anonymous said...

Tammeus plays both sides of the fence. For several year he allowed a little Russian immigrant named Iggy to attack Christians in the most vile ways.

Iggy is a self desribed militant atheist who was raised under the Officially Atheistic Soviet System.

In Jan. 2010 he went to far and said that Christians would end up "under a bus" like Jimmy Hoffa. The remark is still in the archives of the Bill Tammeus blog as of today.

But the remark let do suggestions that Tammeus and the Star could be sued if some nut acted on those comments, so Tammeus shut them down.

In other words, he shut them down becaue he was afraid, not because he cared if people were offended.

Oh, and Tammeus loves to bash Catholics. Why the NCR carries his bile is puzzling.

Fuck you Bill.