TKC EXCLUSIVE MARKET RESEARCH DATA!!! KANSAS CITY MEDIA MOSTLY HATE COUNCILMAN RUSS JOHNSON!!!
Here's a bit of Kansas City political advice that still holds merit . . .
DESPITE THE DECLINE OF NEWSPAPERS, KANSAS CITY POLITICOS STILL SHOULDN'T FIGHT A LOSING BATTLE AGAINST THE MEDIA!!!
Moreover . . .
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL DUDE RUSS JOHNSON RAGE AGAINST LOCAL MEDIA HAS PROVEN UNPRODUCTIVE AND HAS LED TO A NEGATIVE PUBLIC IMAGE FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT MINDED POLITICO!!!
Sure, he's termed out and not worried about reelection for the moment. But the fact is, right now he COULDN'T get elected to anything if he wanted to . . .
Even worse . . . Council Dude Russ has taken to bashing the mainstream media on Twitter.
In fact, Council Dude Russ has been misbehaving so badly that in an otherwise balanced article about recent streetcar developments, he was called out in an EPIC passage.
Money line buried far to deep in a recent Pitch article:
On the other side are people like Russ Johnson, a sitting council member who is defining his time in office by pushing the streetcar and airport projects. Publicly, he doesn't help either cause with his level of discourse. Johnson sees any streetcar dialogue that isn't 100-percent aligned with his views as an attack on his mandate as the chairman of the city's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Johnson has spent time rooting through journalists' Twitter feeds, including mine, and has leveled absurd accusations of bias against journalists who follow opponents of his projects on the social-media platform.
Johnson also hasn't fared well in public appearances when quizzed about the streetcar's merits. He struggles to hide his disgust toward any commentary that doesn't square with his beliefs . . ."
And here's the EXCLUSIVE TKC MARKET RESEARCH that shouldn't come as a surprise to politicos with more patience than Council Dude Russ.
Kansas City media people all talk to one another and beating up on a few of them is THE BEST WAY to make enemies of the entire local journalist pool.
Long story short . . . In general, Kansas City newsies don't like Russ Johnson and his rage against local journalists will only serve to hurt the chances of success for the toy train streetcar part deux.
Developing . . .