Thursday, January 16, 2014

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 . . .

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Done deal. The trick now is just to get a good consulting contract.

Anonymous said...

Is Yael planning to become the spokesman for KCI when he finally gets canned by the Star?
Or maybe a nice spot with Dunn.
The editorial board's positions about this certainly haven't been based on any realt reporting or facts.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just wow.

Agrippa said...

The rewrite is unacceptable and probably the only copy that people who just take the paper got to see.

Anonymous said...

So Horsley actually wrote a fair piece of journalism and then the city PR machine moved in and their minions at the Star rewrote the story. I thought this shit just happened on TV.

Is this that voice for the voiceless BS that their publisher was trying to sell us a few weeks ago.

Shame.

Anonymous said...

Well, this explains why Horsley's original report never made it to the main page of the website. I looked all day for it. I finally found it with a search and yes, it was different than what is there now.

Hyperblogal said...

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Anonymous said...

Why is anyone surprised that a metro daily is part of the real estate industrial development complex?

Anonymous said...

Since the real thing will get you fired, everyone who works for government or Corporate America masters the fine arts of producing simulacra, legerdemain and illusion. This only further obscures the real dynamics, making legitimate analysis that much more difficult.

Anonymous said...

Well we all know who the two biggest liars in KC are, Star and Glazer so why is all acting so shocked?

Alonzo isn't one of the two because he is just plain bat shit crazy.

Anonymous said...

Because as we all know news accounts can NEVER change, ever, and what's filed early for online MUST NEVER be allowed to be rewritten for, say, a print newspaper.

Translation: don't be taking journalism ethics lessons from Colonel Slanders here.

Anonymous said...

6:32 - There is a difference between corrections for accuracy and rewriting to reset tonality. BIG difference. Or at least we were taught that in J-School.

Anonymous said...

Or IF you do, you are absolutely required to post "UPDATED" to let readers know what changed.

Cheeba said...

So you're saying that journalists should take a cue from blogs?

Probably right!

V. I. Lenin said...

The purpose of government is to serve the ruling class.

Anonymous said...

No matter what you say about the tenants of socialism at least it's an Ethos. -Walter Sobchak

Anonymous said...

7:07 True, unless of course you have an agenda and don't want people to see what you are up to.

Anonymous said...

ew 756. i believe the line is "say what you want about the tenants of NATIONAL socialism, at least its an ethos". nazis, like bolsheviks, favored centrally planned economies (ew, right?), but bolsheviks claimed to be pacifists while nazis made no secret of their imperial desires.

Anonymous said...

Fascist hold their arms down when the crowd applauds while Communist applaud with the crowd.