Thursday, July 07, 2016

TKC MUST SEE!!! COUNCIL DUDE JERMAINE REED STARTS KANSAS CITY RUCKUS TONIGHT AMID JAZZ DISTRICT CASH WAIT!!!



Kansas City opinion makers, paid consultants and politicos talk about issues coming around again this Summer along with national news chatter in this GOLD STANDARD look at the local discourse.

Description of this week's show:

"Mike Shanin interviews Jermaine Reed, 3rd District KCMO Councilman, about revitalization efforts for the Jazz District and the most prominent city council issues. Then Cynthia Wheeler, Jim Heeter, Crosby Kemper III and Pat McInerney talk about a new approach to winning support for a single terminal KCI, the battle over gun legislation in Missouri and potential VP picks for Clinton and Trump."

Take a look:



You decide . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Better title for you TKC, One conservative fights three as Kansas City spending spree continues.

Anonymous said...

Bransonvision for washed up local yokels

Anonymous said...

Let him wait FOREVER.

Anonymous said...

You have to hope that not many of the 24 million tourists who visit KC every year aren't watching what passes for the local elite.
The numbers would dwindle rather rapidly.
When is Geraldo going to show up to interview Jermaine?

Anonymous said...

KISS MY TUCKUS, 'CAUSE RUCKUS DOTH SUCKUS!!!!!!!!!!

You know folks, few things get me riled up and bothered enough to start swearing like a lost soul on the road to Hell, but this week we have the depraved producers at Ruckus reverting back to their proven practice of purposeful discrimination and heavy-handed political bias. DAMN them!!

Specifically, I am of course referring to the Ruckus ingrained habit of inviting three Democrats on the panel and only one Republican and/or Libertarian. While I've been highlighting this blatant disregard for fairness on this program of Kansas City Public Television (heavy emphasis on PUBLIC) all year, a reasonable person might assume that those tasked with inviting and scheduling the four weekly panelists would be capable of correcting their malfeasance after having it repeatedly brought to their attention. Of course, if those at KCPT, responsible for the Ruckus program, were a competent and reputable bunch to begin with, it wouldn't be necessary for a viewer to point out their glaring flaws week after week. There is simply no other reasonable explanation but that they behave in this scurrilous manner on purpose. Again, I say DAMN them!!

For the benefit of intelligent readers and those believing in the importance of integrity when discussing politics in public, I will now update the Ruckus 2016 YTD panelist composition:

Of the 23 episodes, through and including Thursday July 7, fifteen have featured a panel skewed 3-to-1 favoring Democrats (65 percent). Eight episodes featured a balanced 2-to-2 panel (35 percent). And exactly ZERO episodes featured a Republican and/or Libertarian dominated panel (0 percent).

Please note that the extreme skew favoring a Democrat-dominated discussion has only been marginally improved with the 2-to-2 balanced episodes of May 26, June 16, 23, and 30. Ruckus had been providing Democrats with a 3-to-1 advantage on 78 percent of previous programs. So, while someone may have pulled their head out...of the darkness....for 4 consecutive episodes, as of now, they appear to have re-embraced their love of dark tight spaces.

see here: http://kcpt.org/programs/local-programs/ruckustv/

Summarizing, whether you identify as a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian, or other......do you believe those at Ruckus are acting with integrity and in the public's best interest when 2/3 of the time they allow the panel discussion to be skewed 3-to-1 favoring Democrats, the remaining 1/3 of time to be a balanced presentation, and NEVER allowing a panel discussion to be dominated by Republican viewpoints?

Anonymous said...

(cont)

Let's now review the word "BIAS"

bi·as
noun: bias; plural noun: biases

1. prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

I submit to you that KCPT and the producers of Ruckus are guilty of promoting their political bias toward the viewer, and intentionally spreading prejudice over the airwaves. The charge is solely in regards to the Ruckus program.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
Jim Heeter is unabashedly a snake-oil salesman, and can't be trusted to consistently speak the truth. Does the Chamber of Commerce still pay monetarily or in exchange of favors for his frequent appearances on Ruckus? Patrick McInerney breaks protocol and jumps in attempting to rescue Heeter, recognizing that his argument is hot air and lacks oxygen. Then, assuming that routine protocol for this episode will be absent, Crosby Kemper chimes in with the real truth, "Mark Van Loh lied to us about the TSA, and their attitude towards the airport....they lied about the EPA mandate...lied about talking to the airlines....lied about borrowing money from the airport fund...the city's credibility on this is very, very low." The truth, when spoken clearly, as we just heard from Mr. Kemper, has a magnificent purity to it. Cynthia Wheeler says she agrees with Steve Glorioso (who is not even present)! For the life of me, I have no idea why this woman was ever invited on this program a single time. She talks in circles, is impolite, and likes to quote poll numbers while simultaneously discounting any contrary data.

McInerney, who billed some $65,000 to the Sly James For Mayor committee, when defending the Mayoral tax scofflaw, expresses a certain schizophrenia on the Uber issue of gun control. McInerney foolishly brings up the Orlando shooting, which only supplies ammunition against his point. The Orlando shooter had passed background checks to be a security officer, held multiple gun licenses, purchased his weapons legally, and had been reported to the FBI as suspicious prior to the shooting incident, besides being on the terror watchlist. McInerney shoots and misses the target altogether! Wheeler cites another of her errant polls. Kemper once again gives an honest fair response at the 15:50 mark.

For the BEST comment of the program go to 17:50 and listen to Kemper's thoughtful response. You'll have to try to ignore McInerney's rude interruption and Wheeler cackling like a lunatic off-camera.

Shanin inserts a HUMOR segment when referencing a column by Mary Sanchez of the KC Star!!! That's funny!! Wheeler falls for the prank, and begins reciting her imaginary poll results again. For the WORST comment of the program go to 20:53 and listen to Wheeler feign indignation over Kemper's correct use of humor. I guess Wheeler can dish out the jokes, the slights, the prods to Republicans all day long, but when her party's on the receiving end, she's fast-on-the-draw calling racism!! That's a typical dumbed-down divisive Democrat for you!! Heeter falls for the Sanchez prank as well, pandering to women's equality advocates everywhere, .....everywhere it seems but in the offices where he's worked.

Anonymous said...

Retards of the planes!

Anonymous said...

Estrogen heavy ticket? Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. Do they still product estrogen at that age? Yikes!

Anonymous said...

KISS MY TUCKUS, 'CAUSE RUCKUS DOTH SUCKUS!!!!!!!!!!

You know folks, few things get me riled up and bothered enough to start swearing like a lost soul on the road to Hell, but this week we have the depraved producers at Ruckus reverting back to their proven practice of purposeful discrimination and heavy-handed political bias. DAMN them!!

Specifically, I am of course referring to the Ruckus ingrained habit of inviting three Democrats on the panel and only one Republican and/or Libertarian. While I've been highlighting this blatant disregard for fairness on this program of Kansas City Public Television (heavy emphasis on PUBLIC) all year, a reasonable person might assume that those tasked with inviting and scheduling the four weekly panelists would be capable of correcting their malfeasance after having it repeatedly brought to their attention. Of course, if those at KCPT, responsible for the Ruckus program, were a competent and reputable bunch to begin with, it wouldn't be necessary for a viewer to point out their glaring flaws week after week. There is simply no other reasonable explanation but that they behave in this scurrilous manner on purpose. Again, I say DAMN them!!

For the benefit of intelligent readers and those believing in the importance of integrity when discussing politics in public, I will now update the Ruckus 2016 YTD panelist composition:

Of the 23 episodes, through and including Thursday July 7, fifteen have featured a panel skewed 3-to-1 favoring Democrats (65 percent). Eight episodes featured a balanced 2-to-2 panel (35 percent). And exactly ZERO episodes featured a Republican and/or Libertarian dominated panel (0 percent).

Please note that the extreme skew favoring a Democrat-dominated discussion has only been marginally improved with the 2-to-2 balanced episodes of May 26, June 16, 23, and 30. Ruckus had been providing Democrats with a 3-to-1 advantage on 78 percent of previous programs. So, while someone may have pulled their head out...of the darkness....for 4 consecutive episodes, as of now, they appear to have re-embraced their love of dark tight spaces.

Summarizing, whether you identify as a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Libertarian, or other......do you believe those at Ruckus are acting with integrity and in the public's best interest when 2/3 of the time they allow the panel discussion to be skewed 3-to-1 favoring Democrats, the remaining 1/3 of time to be a balanced presentation, and NEVER allowing a panel discussion to be dominated by Republican viewpoints?

Jungle Jim said...

Better pony up that Jazz money or Jermaine will whip out his dick and yell

"Black Snake Moan"

Anonymous said...

And this is how KC went bankrupt

Anonymous said...

I usually save my comments till the wee hours of the morn. Deservedly so. There seemed to be underlying pregnant silence...things said yet unsaid. General standard answers given. Like a scripted dialogue. Camera guy, good work! One can have and display character without being a character. Dishing out silent treatment as a norm well spotted and felt. The body language spoke more profoundly than what was heard. Too bad. Entertaining, better next week I know...well, hope.

Anonymous said...

A major let down after last week's panel. The standard should be sharp intellectual discussion not just a gaggle of folks who can open their mouths and make sounds.

Heeter is always boring and offers responses that have very little substance (especially on that final question), Wheeler seemed to be all over the place and talked randomly over others (and sometimes just to herself it seems), and McInerney looked sweaty and flummoxed and offered typical liberal fare (capping it off with toasting Comey for letting Hillary skate).

Crosby made several excellent points as outlined above but was often rudely interrupted.

I can respect solid arguments from various points along the political spectrum when they are based on facts and made in an articulate fashion. And, panelists should find a balance between passionate exchanges (with some reasonable interjections or back and forth) and respecting everyone's speaking time. There were some deficits in both these areas with this panel.

It would be so nice to have a great group of four every week. But, it seems we're still waiting...

Anonymous said...

^^^^^YES !

Anonymous said...

3:01 AM comment, thanks

I concur with your thoughts. After last week's very good program, this one was back in the toilet.

Early in the show, I believe the first topic, decorum was lost when McInerney butted in trying to save Heeter. It went downhill from there, with the exception of Kemper's thoughtful comments.

Anonymous said...

Let’s think back to planners in 1900. If they worried about people in 2016, what would they worry about? Probably.. How can we assure these future generations will have enough horses?

Anonymous said...

27 million for 18th and Vine and he also supports a new airport for a billion dollars. Yep, he's a politician, spend all the taxpayer money he can without regard of the tax burden it makes

Anonymous said...

11:37 you dream rather think too small. Look up Nikola Tesla. The first car was invented in 1769. Benz first gasoline engine, 1856 is still running. They thought of going to the moon even in the first film. Tanks, flying machines , they even had a submarine in the Civil War....