Kansas City Dead Tree Media Scribe Sends Smoochies: Kraske Loves Kander
Late at night and I'm tired of your lies, here's local tribute to "news" that everybody else covered two days ago, now the subject of newspaper love . . .
Steve Kraske: Kander pushing back against voter suppression laws
The adoration is understandable along with the hyperbolic praise . . . We all need to have heroes. What's repugnant about this piece is the illusion of access given that part of Jason Kander's "winning" strategy in a losing campaign was to avoid answering any local media questions or offering many interviews. Mr. Kander took his case directly to MSNBC and didn't stoop to the level of talking to many regional or local newsies . . . To be fair, most people only see Sen. Blunt on TV and usually looking like the guy at a very nice party that nobody wants to get stuck talking to . . . But the illusion of access is dangerous for both pundits and newsreaders to believe . . . Fact is, successful politicos keep real journalists, pundits and media people at a safe distance and this should work both ways.
You decide . . .