Sunday, July 24, 2016

TKC SUNDAY QUESTION: ARE NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS RELEVANT??? SHOW-ME KANSAS CITY CANDIDATES ON THE RISE DESPITE DEAD TREE MEDIA REBUKE!!!



Amid an ongoing decline of newspaper influence, during this election cycle The Kansas City Star reveals not only that they're out of touch with the politics of this town's neighborhoods but also that they're simply promoting a small clique within the local Democratic Party structure that has more in common with just resigned and disgraced leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz than anyone would care to realize.

And so . . .

OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY OFFERS AN IMPORTANT LOOK AT THREE CANDIDATES WHOSE EFFORTS EXEMPLIFY THE WANING INFLUENCE OF THE NEWSPAPER ON KANSAS CITY ELECTIONS!!!

Again, a reminder that OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY DOES NOT ENDORSE CANDIDATES we simply share info, opinions and some of the most captivating, newsworthy perspectives in the Greater KCMO Metro Area . . . In fact, a media endorsement is simply an outdated relic of machine politics which gave birth to the short-lived dominance of the daily paper as part of the American political lexicon. That time has past and right now we simply offer a look at candidates who might not need need the newspaper.

Here's the word . . .

Rising Star Manny Abarca Has Been Working Tirelessly Throughout District 19


It's really a shame that the Star has taken the side of a school board quitter over an upstart candidate who has spent the past few months out in the heat talking to just about every voter who will listen about his efforts to earn more resources for District 19. One look at Manny's campaign should reveal a broad coalition across Northeast and anyone can see that he's really the future of urban core politics in Missouri and one of the best and brightest newcomers to Kansas City's Democracy.

MO House Rep. John Rizzo Increases His Lead Despite Newspaper Bias


The newspaper is once again showing their age and maybe a bit of ethnic bias toward one of the emerging leaders of Missouri politics - Rep. John Rizzo. The newspaper is seemingly bowing to Conservative media prejudices and the long forgotten vitriol of a close election that was decided years ago . . . The hack newsies at the Star helped propagate vicious attacks using old school stereotypes against Rep. Rizzo that weren't at all accurate and didn't hold true after he earned one resounding reelection victory after the next . . . But let's forget politics and simply look at data and facts . . . REP. RIZZO IS LEADING HIS RACE BY MORE THAN 25 POINTS AND RISING!!!

Again, the newspaper is simply operating out of spite as they refuse to acknowledge the work of Rep. Rizzo when it comes to saving Missouri Democrats from outright extinction in some rural areas and among more Conservative/Centrist denizens of the Democratic Party.

Derron Black Has Been Talking To His Community Daily About Equal Representation And Productive Alliances


A few of you have sent us notes on this one and it's about time we mentioned it again . . . Most Kansas City residents remember Derron Black as the guy who interrupted a speech from Mayor Sly out of frustration with his policies. He's now in a District 23 contest with incumbent Rep. Randy Dunn.

Recently, Mr. Black has been one of the most prolific proponents of Bernie Sanders in Kansas City and made inroads into other local social justice efforts.

Moreover . . .

Check social media and voters will notice: Derron Black has been talking to EVERYBODY about his election efforts. With no campaign infrastructure and simply a shoe-leather election effort, Mr. Black is a part of of just about everybody's social media feed and from a street level perspective, the solid work of Derron Black could upset his opponent.

It'll be interesting to see if Mr. Dunn's alliance with Councilman Jermaine Reed and his (Mayor Sly influenced?) bow tie fashion forward somewhat elitist but undoubtedly proficient style of leadership will resonate amid harsher times on the East side. 

And so . . . What we've seen in this primary election cycle is a departure from newspaper coverage or even significance in neighborhood and even large local races as many politicos are moving back to talking directly with voters rather than enduring the stubborn bias of the declining daily newspaper.

You decide . . .

26 Comments:

Anonymous said...

If the decline of the newspaper means that candidates have to start talking to voters again, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Super Dave said...

Newspapers, well all media for that matter needs to start reporting the facts and stay neutral on all points.

Stop making the news, and just report the news.

Anonymous said...

ARE NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS RELEVANT???

Only to the deluded

Anonymous said...

The Democrats are in a total meltdown but the biased media will say how great they are doing!

Anonymous said...

President Obama's brother, Malik announced he is voting for Trump.


LMAO!

Anonymous said...

John Rizzo is in office, in spite of the most blatant election fraud since the Pendergrast era.

Sister Severa said...

I read some 8 newspapers per week, maybe 3 per day. I stopped reading the Star and miss NOTHING. Hometown TIF parasites. I am Dunn with them.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO


Q: What's blonde, blue, and brown all over?


A: Gemma taking a dump on the KC Star Editorial page!!!

Greedo said...

There's still a place for newspapers but they have to provide relevant and vital information, not just opinion.

Look at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times: They have increased their holdings and their coverage because their readers value the information they're offering.

Meanwhile, the star is just becoming a digital content mill.

Anonymous said...

@6:03 for the win!

Anonymous said...

DNC erects four-mile eight-foot tall fence around Philly convention site

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

LOL - democrats building walls to protect themselves from...... other democrats!

Priceless.

Anonymous said...

Hillary/Clown ticket is on 60 minutes bleating like their brains are connected..bobbling heads at each other's comments and answers...and the media that covers them is as honest as pinnochio...with softball questions about harmonica playing etc...

Anonymous said...

Derron has my vote! Go Derron. The other guy has done absolutely nothing.

Anonymous said...

The paper has no touch with the voters it sure is funny both of the above are ethnic names, then they wonder why their paper has turned into less than 10 pages the Star is irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

John Rizzo is running one of the best Campaigs in the County and the Star is strictly endorsing on the liberals that are still buying their papers too bad not many of those in Eastern Jackson County. Keep auctions going on those presses.

Hyperblogal said...

Corruption should never be rewarded.

Bob said...

No, the Star's endorsements are not important or persuasive. The editorial board, whoever is on it these days, is simply a propaganda outlet for the Democratic Party. A publication that employs laughable incompetents like Mary Sanchez and Lewis Diuguid as opinion columnists can't be taken seriously.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe that anybody would want the endorsement of a newspaper that prints pro-rape articles. Especially any woman.

Star Hacks said...

Star is the Kiss of death they have miscalled so many election, that if you went by them you would pick losers all the time. Wake up Mary you will be next to be bought out after you get beaten by all your phoney endorsement. Mayby Crystal can get you a job in the County like so many other Star hacks.

Anonymous said...

journalists have forgotten about communicating objective truth.

they're not good for much.


Anonymous said...

I don't think Tony needs to worry about being deported by Trump.

Anonymous said...

Hell no, as long as he pitches in on building the wall.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the Star go out of business like 10 years ago??

if not..they should have...who needs 'em?

thank goodness for the internets

Anonymous said...

I think the Star's endorsements are very relevant. Whoever they endorse, just vote for the other guy.

Anonymous said...

Late breaking news: Mexican President refuses to pay bill for constructing wall at Democratic convention. More to come.....