Tuesday, August 09, 2016

TKC EXCLUSIVE: SHAME ON KANSAS CITY JOURNALISM HYPOCRITES FOR HIDING CALEB SCHWAB DECAPITATION DEETS!!!



Once again in our relentless bloggy purist of the scoop we find ourselves at odds with so many effete middle-class "journalists" who seems to prize keeping the public ignorant and misinformed for the sake of politeness and in return for so many political favors.

To wit . . .

OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY BLASTS KANSAS CITY MAINSTREAM MEDIA FOR FAILURE TO FOCUS ON IMPORTANT DECAPITATION DEETS WHICH PROVIDE AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT TO THE TRAGIC SCHLITTERBAHN VERRÜCKT SLAUGHTERHOUSE STORY IMPACTING PUBLIC SAFETY!!!

Moreover . . .

KANSAS CITY HEADLINES FOCUS ON THE RIDICULOUS "NECK INJURY" LINE FROM POLICE WHILST BRITISH NEWS ORGANIZATIONS DID MUCH BETTER IN REVEALING THE NEWSWORTHY DETAIL!!!

Here are just a few examples . . .

Daily Mail: Schlitterbahn Waterpark death saw boy decapitated on world's tallest waterslide

The Sun UK: 'BEHEADED' ON 65mph WATERSLIDE Horrified witnesses claim senator’s son, 10, was decapitated on world’s tallest water ride after being flung into safety net through faulty harness’

Daily Star UK: Boy, 10, 'decapitated when thrown through safety net' in tallest rollercoaster death

Previously . . .

Witness Esteban Castaneda told ABC 7 that he heard booms coming from the slide and then saw a body wash down the slide just after the raft.

He said the body appeared to be decapitated.

Kansas City Police have released more information about the tragic incident, saying the young boy suffered a “fatal neck injury at the end of the ride”.

Thankfully, some American publications provided the same level of journalistic investigative coverage:

People Magazine: Caleb Schwab, 10, Decapitated in Water Slide Accident, Police Confirm

Accordingly . . .

Don't get it twisted, it's not sensationalism but a serious element of the tragic water slide story that's being disregarded in Kansas City for the sake of politeness that only exists in the minds of lazy so-called "journalists" content to play filter for information that's already freely available on the Internets. Furthermore, THIS KIND OF DETAIL HELPS THE FAMILY IN FUTURE SETTLEMENT CLAIMS and might just prevent another horrific accident like this from ever happening again . . . Local media rejecting the essential decapitation detail simply shows that newsies in this town have fallen victim to the shallow, scared and incompetent ethos that rules Kansas City in most every other aspect of public life. 

LIKE IT OR NOT, REPORTING A POLICE 'NECK INJURY' EUPHEMISM IS NOT JOURNALISM AMID WIDESPREAD EYEWITNESS DECAPITATION TESTIMONY!!!

In conclusion, we've noticed this John Oliver clip forwarded around by so many dweebs who believe that "journalism" is just the content that reinforces their stupid worldview from the left or right side of the same coin of disappointing American politics . . .



The fact is that JOURNALISM is often comprised of uncomfortable, painful and tragic deets which Kansas City newsies want to keep away from headlines and opening paragraphs but instead lament vaguely on social media.

By contrast, our blog community has tackled this tragic subject head on IN OUR KICK-ASS FREE SPEECH ZONE and guided by the hope that dealing with this info will help provide a greater perspective about the horrific reality in this and every news story and hopefully inspiration to avoid tragedy in the future.

You decide . . . 

63 Comments:

Anonymous said...

After reading some of these stories, starting to think that shutting the thing down for good is the best option.

Leo S. said...

What you have to realize here and what you often fail to realize is that the newspaper and TV reporting is a BUSINESS. You don't get anywhere by mentioning these horrible facts. It's against the interest of other business and just brings people down.

This is a capitalist society and something like this story sets EVERYONE back.

Anonymous said...

Horrible situation, I think the person who keeps on saying that we need to pray for the family is correct. This is just a tragic event and if there is any good that comes out of it, yes, it's that we need to make sure that this never happens again. We need to think about safety first!

Anonymous said...

Also need parents who act like parents that should know a kid that age shouldn't ride such a thing but oh well now they are acting like victims instead of the shitty parents I and others think they are.

News, is to report the news, not change up the news as they deem fit.

Anonymous said...

Jeez Tony don't lose your head over this. KC media is toothless and incompetent and a dead kid on gubmint bribe day ain't gonna change that.

Anonymous said...

People are fascinated with a beheading. I think the local news practiced good taste in leaving out that detail.

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

Tony 100% correct. I appreciate folks wishing to protect the family from their tragedy becoming a gruesome spectacle, but I'm livid that this water slide was ever built, and these details shape public opinion regarding the amusement park's responsibility.

Anonymous said...

Whats and Esq.? Can I be an Esq. too?

Anonymous said...

Tony. i personally just need to know one thing from you; will you push for an embargo on the entire city of KCK if this slise is allowed to operate ONE MORE FUCKING TIME?! I for one anf i feel like athe majority of TKC readers will back you..HOW passionate are you about shutting this DEATH-SLIDE down? we have pfoof that it was bound to happen now, with the other peoples story and photos!! not one thin dime spent in KCK ,if this POS is allowed to run again!! WHAT SAY YOU TONY?? we musn't let this kind of thing happen again,no matter how safe they say they will make it!!......TEAR IT DOWN!! TEAR IT DOWN!! TEAR IT DOWN!! TEAR IT DOWN!! TEAR IT DOWN!! we will stand beside you TONY,JUST MAKE IT KNOWN,,HUH.HOW BOUT IT ,tkc???

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

Anyone can be an Esq.

Anonymous said...

wonder if we could convince Eric Greitens to say a few words at the funeral with his Gatline GUN

Anonymous said...

Mary Sanchez was probably the most appalling .
I think that the public should know the details,this puts the whole situation into perspective.
The severity of the injuries has to be engraved in everyone's mind.
The public will demand change,especially when it comes to industries that are not regulated by anyone of authority.

Anonymous said...

I want this mother fucker torn down,so no one else has to go through thid again..pretty sure my daughter and her goofy ass boyfriend have tried it.I do not want them or anrone else given the opportunity..remember when we were all taking betts on when the first fatality would occur,back when they were trying to work the kinks outta the POS?? I didn't give it two years.but ,thats that...tear the mother fucker dowm!!!!!!! amd get ready to reach for your ass pocket ,you fucks..its gonna be HEAVY DUTY,MAN!!!! TEAR THE MOTHER FUCKER DOWN,NOW!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

When the TV news reporters cannot even bring themselves to say the word "killed" (they substitute "passed away"), it is doubtful that they are going to say "beheaded".
The viewers are much too delicate to hear these words.

Anonymous said...

Fix the shoulder straps and let thrill seekers from all over come see how exciting Kc is ����

Anonymous said...

TKC FREE SPEECH TRUTH versus KC's LAZY S0-CALLED "JOURNALISTS"

Schlitterbahn Verruckt Death
TKC -- decapitation
Lazy Journalists -- neck injury

$100+ Million Redundant Downtown Transportation
TKC -- ToyTrain
Lazy Journalists -- Revolutionary tool for KC's 24 million annual visitors and dense downtown residential population

Proposed $Billion Dollar Single Terminal Airport
TKC -- closed door decision by politicos and business
Lazy Journalists -- Why not? It's FREE!

KCMO Record-Setting Homicide Rate
TKC -- Escalating violence spreading throughout metro, amid KCPD cutbacks
Lazy Journalists -- Yawn, it's an East-side thang.

Anonymous said...

Wise up, people. Kansas City has devolved in recent years. it's pretty much a journalism-free zone. You're reading a blog written by an unpaid amateur, and day in and day out, it has more news in it than all the so-called legitimate local news media

Anonymous said...

Not only permanently close the piece of shit, but it's getting to the point where there's not only enough to sue the motherfucking owner/operators to oblivion and back, but also to imprison them.

Anonymous said...

Learned a lot from the English papers. More details. Eyewitness accounts.Odd don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Where is Alonzo Washington bitching and moaning about all the attention twards a white kid?

Anonymous said...

The Ks. legislators were there. They saw it. They were horrified. Then they closed ranks and decided to protect Scott Schwab.
Understandable.
But they had reported the decapitation to close friends.

Now news about the straps has come out, witnesses coming forward, etc.
Tony, the max the family can receive in Ks. is $300,000.
The legislature set that low low low amount, to keep folks from suing corporations.

Here's a new angle nobody has really pursued:
Why was this little boy not with his family? He was with two women from near Hays Ks.
I hear they did weigh everyone before each departure. So if he weighed 80 pounds, then the two women needed to weigh an average of 160. Sounds about right. One broke her jaw. HOW???????? Her belts were in place and secure. So she didn't fly out.
Why won't she talk? What did Schlitterbahn offer her for her silence?

The KCK PD clammed up. They work hand in glove with this venue. But should not be hiding the details from the news media or the public. Are they trying to cover up the horror of it, to keep those taxes flowing into KCK?

JoCoPost said...

9:57, you are absolutely right. Even tho Tony rarely reports, and mostly aggregates, he's the go to place for telling it like it is. Now I don't like the trolling and mean comments, here. But if one wants to quickly see what other media are reporting, and then contrast it to Tony's take, especially nowadays about crime, the toy train, KCMO dysfuntion, well this is the best site and the only site.

Anonymous said...

Then why not tell the truth about the incompetent black employees on duty? It's clear they were a factor. SEVERAL outlets have already reported it. Because it doesn't fit your narrative, right?

Anonymous said...

Yeah I read that too.

"Investigators are focusing on the four black employees in charge of seating the ride, who witnesses said were not paying attention when the boat was loaded."

But no, no, no showing negro incompetence wouldn't fit The Tony Narrative.

Anonymous said...

One dead, headless white kid and KC melts down. Numerous dead black kids gunned down in their homes and cars and KC media barely makes a peep.

Sad.

Anonymous said...

That what you get, Republican scumbags. FREEDOM with no gov't oversight = headless white children. Thanks.

da' man said...


Tony, you heartless, mindless, soulless git, this isn't about "...keeping the public ignorant and misinformed for the sake of politeness."

It was about a tragic situation wherein a young boy was killed. The media, unlike you, was trying to hold back for the parents' and family's sake.

Jeezus, you're turning into a prick that lives for this ugly, stupid, filled with racist comments blog.

Anonymous said...

Tony used to be fair but then he bought into The Narrative.

You can't fix a problem before you identify the problem, and we refuse to do that. We blame democrats, liberals, unions, welfare, drugs, gangs, the streets, the schools, racism, and EVERYTHING else we can imagine all so we don't have to blame the blacks are destroying our country.

What happened to Caleb happened because blacks are prone to criminality and violence.

Stalder, you finally realized this, and I understand you support the candidate who favors LAW and ORDER. Good for you!

Anonymous said...

And yet Tony always fails to acknowledge the cause of the numerous dead black kids, which is, of course, other black kids!

Forty years of welfare has turned out millions of unwed mothers and their little bastard street criminals. The prisons are over flowing. Millions of gang members, killers, crime and drugs. Whole cities are death traps just waiting to be burned to the ground with the next riot. Now these tree swingers are demanding more money so they can destroy more cities.

America is at the dawn of an economic crash and these people will be in a world of hurt when they can no longer get their lamb chops and lobster dinners paid for by a corrupt government and working class white people.

Anonymous said...

Wait for the investigative results before the tar and feathering. The slide won't ride out of town before the mob has a chance to burn it down.

Anonymous said...

Even Alonzo Washington confirms it now.
Black workers. Incompetent black workers who will be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Tony you deny the truth as much as the media outlets you rage against (but are utterly dependant on at the same time).

You're a hypocritical piece of human garbage.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Tony, for your interest in truth in the Heartland. Around Killa City, political corruption is routinely covered over to protect the guilty and their big business agenda. The Star endorses convicted criminals saying they had "ethical lapses." Helling writes after Slie's first election that the 2011 race was a "clean campaign." A very expensive attack piece was mailed with a false accusation against a highly respected mayoral candidate. This mailing
from a third party committee in St. Charles, MO. By the way, Jeff Roe and Glorioso collaborated in their attacks against that highly respected mayoral candidate. Why not? Repub hack and Dem hack in non-partisan race, what could go wrong?

Anonymous said...

"Five Schlitterbahn employees were questioned today by Kansas City, Kansas police for their role in the death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab after his death Sunday at the popular waterpark."

ALL BLACK...TOLD YOU SO

Anonymous said...

B.s. bring just one MSM link where they have reported that hate site garbage or gtfo.

Anonymous said...

No suspect description, sorry spammy.

Anonymous said...

Can we just tear the thing down and get it over with?

Anonymous said...

Purists? Try fucking losers.

Anonymous said...

I TOLD YOU FUCKWIT. THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH.

Anonymous said...

Nice try idiot @11:34, no legitimate news source wrote that. You are taking a tragedy and trying race bait. Delete this fuck TKC, he will not be missed.

OneKC said...

Such a shame that this thing happened. I know the details are important bUT it is also important that we rally around the family and show them our prayers, love and support.

Anonymous said...

That Oscar Pistorious guy ran pretty fast for a fellow with two knee injuries before he took to stabbing.

Anonymous said...

How did her jaw break, you ask? Because it was hit from behind with considerable force by Calebs flying head as it whizzed past her face on its way to the ground.

Anonymous said...

Now definitely confirmed, five black youths, Schlitterbahn workers, under investigation at KCKPD.

WE TOLD YOU SO BUT YOU DIDN'T BOTHER LISTENING

Anonymous said...

Can we have Chris Moreno take the final ride on this slide?

Anonymous said...

An innocent white child dying at the hands of Schlitterbahn's hapless incompetent BLACK employees, eyewitness testimony.

Where's the outrage?

Anonymous said...

Do what you want with the slide, I'll never ride it again.

Anonymous said...

So which do you think will be a better name for the new band? Calebs Flying Head or Caleb and the Flying Heads?

Anonymous said...

Sam Brownback and the Safety DeRegulators featuring everyone's favorite shitstain, Kris Kobach.

Anonymous said...

journalism in the old style of seeking and reporting truth is almost extinct.

Anonymous said...

Any estimates?

There wasn't enough redundancy in the safety features, obviously.

Anonymous said...

Nobody seemed to like my Oscar Pistorious joke.

He doesn't have legs below his knees and I called it a "knee injury" similarly to how the press is calling Caleb's a "neck injury."

Pearls before swine, I tell you.

First Responder at Schlitterbahn said...

How the local KC media, except Tony, report various deaths:

Aberaham Lincoln: died from a serious headache.

Marie Antoinette? serious head injury.

Hyatt hotel victims: tummy ache, leg ache, unspecified pressure on the chest

AIDS victims: purple spots on their neck

911: skydiving

Here are some facts:
I was a first responder at Schlitterbahn.
Caleb was decapitated.

His head was stuck in the net, separated from his body.
The team had to remove part of the net to retrieve his head.
That is why all helicopters were banned from flying over the site.

One of the two female riders had her jaw broken--
from contact impact with Caleb.

I was threatened with losing my job if I shared this information.

Anonymous said...

it's true, the chick had her jaw broken from Caleb's flying head. A white head weighs 12-15 pounds.

Did you know a negro head weighs less due to smaller, underdeveloped brains? It's true!

Anonymous said...

If you don't like us Tracy, you can always crawl back into that going nowhere blog of yours and STFU!

Anonymous said...

The preacher contacted by the family has a tough job to do on Friday, there is a lot of hard feelings about this case.

Anonymous said...

You can make way more on the media circuit and giving speeches to safety panels and business meetings by telling them exactly what you saw and not letting those asshole owner / operator fucks hide behind the PR curtain, they should be imprisoned anyway for building the death trap and you should also take Brownback and hiss kiss ass incompetence with it. Kansas deserves better than that piece of shit and Kris Kobach. Plus you can sue and the noterity will get you another EMT job virtually anywhere, anyway, if you really want to keep doing that.. Personally I think you have a duty to take these fuckheads down. Do it.

Anon said...

Both woman he was riding with had facial bones broken by Calebs body. He was accelerating up and out of his harness, while the raft continued at 65mph down the second hill. Caleb hit the safety net while the raft continued below him, his body ended up on the slide behind the raft.

Unknown said...

The boy was with his brother but was not allowed to ride with him b/c they could not make weight, so his brother went on the raft previous to Caleb's and waited at the bottom. Some reports say that the scale was also malfunctioning and that Caleb and the women may not have weighed enough, either. At any rate, that's how his poor brother wound up watching--he was waiting, like a good older sibling. They hadn't broken any rules; they did exactly what they were told would make them safe. The women in Caleb's raft "aren't talking" b/c they are understandably horrifically traumatized. And one broke her jaw and has it wired shut. They're not part of a conspiracy. They are horrified. The stupid ride needs to be razed. NOW. I don't blame people for wanting to shelter the boy's family--jeez, I don't know them, wasn't there, and I still slept next to my nine year-old son Sunday night and had nightmares. But the Schwabs know aren't going to forget what happened b/c journalists get pansyassed. If only! The macabre details don't need to be fetishized (although some creeps will no doubt do just that), but they do need to be printed, b/c full transparency breeds awareness, and in this case awareness breeds the rage that *#%^{*+€£ water park so thoroughly deserves. Poor, poor little lamb.

Unknown said...

Sadly, the lawsuit will be capped at $300,000 b/c it's KS.

Unknown said...

I can't find a single other mention of this anywhere. If several other places have reported it, name one.

Unknown said...

Did the restraints fail because of the workers' race? We're the restraints designed by people of color? The ride itself? Blame is not singular, although it may be, sadly, politically convenient.

Unknown said...

Oh stop it, that ridiculous theory was disproven in the 19rh century.

Unknown said...

i don't know if the particular gruesome detail you share is true, but I seriously doubt you were a first responder, based on your clear lack of empathy and the factual error you make. Helicopters weren't banned--footage is readily available.