TKC BLOG COMMUNITY QUESTION: WHY DO KANSAS CITY NEWSIES HATE THE BUS???
This morning a BRILLIANT comment from our blog community offers an important perspective on local media coverage of the streetcar effort and an important juxtaposition that very few in this town have bothered to make.
Here's the word . . .
Objective journalism in KC?
As you know, journalists are supposed to ask the hard questions, be objective, and NOT practice public relations. In the case of the streetcar, they're all drinking the City's kool-aid.
This report on KSHB is talking about the streetcar. Once again. Ad nauseum.
But never do these reporters compare the streetcar to the Max bus. You never see it.
These idiots they talk to on camera are acting like the streetcar will finally bring customers to their businesses, even though the Max bus and other buses have been doing that for years. But none of these reporters ever say that.
They're all still acting like there has been no public transportation in Kansas City since the demise of the streetcar in the 1950's.
What are the odds that even one reporter from the four local TV stations will do a remote while riding a bus? They've done plenty while riding the streetcar. But I haven't seen a single reporter doing their report while riding a bus along the same route as the proposed streetcar expansion route.