Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kansas City Newsie Elite Chatter This Week



Right now we're watching an interesting debate about journalistic ethics in Kansas City amid tragedy and a review of reports from official channels locally versus stories that the rest of this planet has already seen . . .

Here's the description:

Nick Haines, Mary Sanchez, Steve Kraske and Linda Wagar discuss the reaction to the death of Kansas lawmaker Scott Schwab's son at the Schlitterbahn waterpark and the potential implications. They also take a look at upcoming ballot issues on both sides of the state line including limits on political contributions, voter ID and a cigarette tax increase in Missouri and retaining judges in Kansas.

SPECIAL SATURDAY TREAT . . . CHECK MARY SANCHEZ FORCED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HER EFFORT TO SILENCE DECAPITATION DEETS WAS NOT ONLY UNSUCCESSFUL BUT ALSO MISGUIDED AND A SLAP IN THE FACE TO JOURNALISM ON "CERTAIN WEBSITES" LIKE OUR KICK-ASS BLOG!!!

Take a look:



More in a bit . . .

9 Comments:

Super Dave said...

I'd love to be on this show just one time uncensored.

Anonymous said...

Certain Online Media can make that happen Dave. We only request you wear that furry costume.

Anonymous said...

Dirty Mary Sanchez is eating some moral crow this week.

JoCoPost said...

I just watched, thanks Tony for the easy link. Mary Sanchez is maddeningly not bright and uses weasel words and poor reasoning to defend her clueless Stepford Wife opinions. She just doesn't get it, does she?

All three of the guests, (Sanchez, Wagar and Kraske) had clearly drunk the Koolaid from their bosses and the ad managers at their workplaces. So they all pretended they were just being "sensitive" in refusing to inform the public of WHAT happened at Schlitterbahn. Follow the money, Tonys readers! Local TV and Star management sold out their journalistic integrity--and refused to say THE D WORD: decapitation, FOR FEAR OF LOSING AD REVENUES, should Schlitterbahn survive this.Then pretended it was driven by "parents with kids".

Huzzah to Nick Haines, host, for saying it. But note, he had to say it first!

He played a TV news clip where an irresponsible Dad claimed, "We GOTTA have fun!" Actually, Dad, no you don't gotta. And if your own kids KNEW you were taking them to a business so lax in design and staff training that they too could be decapitated, those kids might not have gotten in the car with you. Kids are smarter than their parents many times. Shitty thrill-obsessed Dad--thinking he is teaching his kids to be fearless? They should fear for their lives...

Fox 4's Linda Wagar is a good reporter, (and blessedly middle-aged--such a novelty!). Just handcuffed by her financially-driven bosses. Schlitterbahn is a large large advertiser! She did point out that inspections are currently just someone with a clipboard "riding down the slide once".

What she doesn't say is the point I've been making: It's the DESIGN of the channel, not just the raft! The physics of the too sleep second slope that causes going airborne--especially if the passengers are not loaded properly--front-loaded for weight. Or secured, with better than Velcro straps.

Verruckt is a design failure. Just like the Hyatt was, 35 years ago. Only without a net that acted like a egg slicer, once bodies were propelled airborne into the net. With that stupid net, Verruckt engineers created a monster ride. It will be taken down. Tho before they do, send the engineers and their kids down, during the testing for the lawsuits where they try to defend their fatally flawed designs.

Just like after the Hyatt. Even after Wayne Liscke demonstrated to them, what they did wrong--AND HOW THEY SHOULD HAVE OR COULD HAVE DONE IT INSTEAD, there was NO WAY they could rebuild the suspended skywalks. The only way they could stay in business and keep that business and building open was to remove the skywalk design entirely.

The landmark Evil Knievel visual at Schlitterbahn will be torn down. Before the settlements even. You read it here first, on Tonyskansascity.com.

Tracy Thomas
www.kcmopost.com

Anonymous said...

They had all those shit heels together at the same time and they let them get out alive? Some public service.

Dan Aykroyd said...

MARY YOU IGNORANT SLUT!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Tracy, but I think they will close the park before they close the slide. The slide is the draw and without it there are scores of other places for those kids, living hundreds of miles away, to go. The park is a business. I say they will keep the slide, makes a few changes, turn on the PR machine and try to make it work. If it doesn't they will pull out. There is way to much money in that toy to bulldoze it. You heard it here first from another ego driven, silly Midwestern shit heel.

Anonymous said...

The press in general and in particular in Kansas City is so left wing it can only be taken with a grain of salt.

Anonymous said...

Mary Sanchez is like the Mayor in the movie Jaws who says "it's Ok to go in the water" and Tracy Ward is the dude saying "don't go in the water"!