TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! SUPER DAVE STANDS UP FOR FREE SPEECH AGAINST JOHNSON COUNTY BLOGGER SOCIALITE!!!
On this fine and frosty Sunday morning we want to offer a switcheroo and post just a bit of Kansas City metro ethnography of the local blog, community news and social media scene.
Accordingly . . .
IN THIS EPIC KANSAS CITY METRO SOCIAL MEDIA TESTIMONY, SUPER DAVE STANDS STEADFAST AGAINST A SHAWNEE SOCIALITE WHO BANNED HIM FROM A LOCAL BLOG!!!
It's a sordid tale of alleged deceit, country club intrigue, harsh times, crowd funding and the future of community journalism.
Local newsies and others will know the cast of characters mentioned by SD but we'll let you do the math and remind everybody that they're probably guessing wrong. Yes, this is a blind item BUT . . . As far as community concern and relevance among these public figures goes . . . This perspective from Super Dave is important because it depicts debate over the future of online journalism, free speech along with a reminder that not all white guys get along with each other. These are all crucial topics to consider within the context of the local discourse.
And so, without further ado . . . Here's a glimpse into the brave new world of online journalism courtesy of a TKC comment favorite.
Sunday Free Speech Celebration From Super Dave:
Jay came up to me three or four weeks ago and wanted to know what my issue was with him. I asked him to clarify on what he thought my issue was. He wouldn’t say where, but somewhere I guess something was said about him seeking donations while living supposedly a good life . . . I told him I knew nothing about that but that I had publicly stated my displeasure’s with him for the simple reason that he banned me and never would explain why.
I then asked him if he really thought I was the only person who didn’t really care for him or his blog. I like to call it a blog because I heard he hates that. I also told him, that I’m still irritated with him for the simple reason he didn’t have the guts to confront me on the issue nor explain why he banned me. He told me that I had violated their rules on posting comments and that if I would read those rules I would understand why he banned me. I told him I had done such. I also told him Tracy reached out to him and he wouldn’t explain it to her either and made it clear to her it wasn’t even open for discussion, and that to me is a very self-centered banning of free speech way to handle his blog.
I told him that was the most piss poor reason I have ever seen to ban somebody from blog commenting about an incomplete story on what he deems is a supposedly news site. He took it as me harassing him and said that on previous occasions I had been far from nice with my comments. I told him that I thought anybody that disagreed with him would probably be considered as not nice. Then he went on to explain to me how his cars weren’t that good and how the ones he had traded in were so bad, blah, blah, blah, blah, like I was supposed to buy this line of extreme bullshit and he was living in almost complete poverty. I don’t know who said what was said, and I really don’t care because if somebody calls him on his lifestyle while he’s out begging for donations to keep his little blog going he should be man enough to address it in the correct fashion.
In short he does not want to give up good living or a good life in an attempt to make his little blog work. It’s very clear to see the guy cannot take any negative criticism and thinks he’s got the greatest thing going ever for Johnson County. I know for a fact a lot of business owners don’t like him they just flat don’t care for him, as one told me, “he so arrogant I want to punch him in the face but I can’t have them say anything negative about me in print either so I have to put up with him.” That’s why he doesn’t get any advertising the people that are probably supporting him are the few that you see in their posting on a regular basis and a few others.
But anyway that’s what took place and I look back on it and I kind of laugh because the guy is so out of touch with reality I sometimes wonder if he even knows what's really going on anywhere beyond the street of his own house.
You decide . . .