SHAME!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS CALL OUT DEAD TREE MEDIA FOR PROMOTING THE TOY TRAIN TAX INSTEAD OF PUBLIC SAFETY!!!
Nowadays Kansas City is finding fewer reasons to check out all of Star and most of their out-of-the-loop columnists spend most of their words pushing the agenda of politicos who promise jobs after the inevitable big layoff.
Still . . . There's growing push back among Kansas City's civic leaders to The Star's allegiance to Mayor Sly's foolhardy toy train agenda.
Let's review . . .
The Star recommends a YES vote on the Missouri Transportation Tax that provides a bunch of toy train cash. And then . . . The Star approves of another toy train streetcar TDD levy that should spike local sales taxes to near record levels.
However . . .
When it comes to public safety . . . Star: Vote ‘no’ on Kansas City fire tax renewal
So, let's get this straight . . .
As Kansas City is closing fire stations and outsourcing KCFD workers . . . Dead Tree Media suggests locals spend tax cash on toy train streetcars!!! WTF???
While, TKC is content to believe that most of the editorial board @ Dead Tree Media is smoking crack while hoping that Dave Helling is the next big paycheck sacrificed and not them . . . A KC Insider offers a better perspective . . .
"This is nothing but The Star trying desperately to stay relevant. They're pushing the Mayor's agenda because that access is the only real advantage they have left. Clearly, the editorial board (Yael) has very little care for the best interests of this city. They've NEVER failed to back a public safety tax but as their circulation and advertising numbers fall, they're simply trying to be provocative and attacking the firefighters at the Mayor's behest."
This does a lot to explain Dead Tree Media tactics amid more layoffs, most of their talent jumping ship AND another Hoopz column on the way.
Developing . . .