TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! DEAD TREE MEDIA CAUGHT CHANGING DIRECTION ON KCI REPORTING!!!
Kansas City airport advocates are watching the single terminal scheme crash and burn in these past few days.
This week testimony from Southwest grounded high hopes of public relations people working with City Hall . . .
Here's the best take on that topic from The Show-Me blog:
Airlines Wary Of New Airport Terminal In Kansas City
Now here's where it gets good . . .
In the aftermath of brutal airport testimony, the conclusion and facts of the meeting were obvious.
Check this forthright and objective report from Lynn Horrsley @ The Star . . . Like it should, the lead tells the whole story:
Southwest Airline representatives predicted Tuesday that a new Kansas City airport terminal is unlikely to significantly increase non-stop flights or passenger demand.
And then . . .
JUST A FEW HOURS LATER THE REPORT WAS CLEANED UP AND MUCH MORE UPBEAT AND OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE OF KCI!!!
This is nearly punchy PR presser copy that now takes the lead of the very same story . . . Entitled: Southwest Representatives Urge Caution On Costly New KC Terminal
Want a spiffier airport, Kansas City, with more amenities, roomier gates and more practical security screening? Aviation experts say that’s what’s needed to replace an antiquated facility.
The first link was saved from a content aggregation airline industry site that doesn't have to kowtow to local special interests and power brokers.
The Kansas City Star . . . Not so much.
Newspaper links of the story that devastated KCI Single-Terminal hopes changed hyperlink structure, moved along the site and were just plain hard to follow for anybody but the most ardent news watchers.
Meanwhile, the only bright side in all of this is that digital media and the Internets help keep track of so many changes to the KCI story as the bad news falls out of the sky.
Developing . . .