Saturday, February 18, 2017

THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! WILL PREZ TRUMP PRESIDE OVER DEATH OF KANSAS CITY NEWSPAPERS???



Like it or not, the reality show President has changed the media game and completely transformed public perception of journalism more than any other politico in recent history.

More to the point . . .

THE TIDAL WAVE OF SUPPORT FOR PREZ TRUMP HAS RENDERED THE INFLUENCE OF LEGACY DEAD TREE MEDIA OBSOLETE!!!

Believe it or not, people actually used to care what "columnists" thought about current events but nowadays most of the writing from both left and right seems like nothing more than a compilation of talking points with little independent thought . . . And the impact on policy is little to nonexistent.

In the meantime, given that we're off the MSM grid . . . We've seen our KICK-ASS TKC blog community CHANGE THE CIVIC CONVERSATION with important fact checks, alternative perspective and a willingness to engage in real talk from all of our collection of rather snarky and saucy denizens.

What's worse is that as legacy media influence unravels, their resources are dwindling as well . . .

An example from one of our best and brightest readers . . .

Here's the way the newspaper reported a rather important school bus fire this week that featured students on board during the blaze:




Meanwhile TV coverage with help from social media was much more captivating . . .



And TV even offered better followup with a note about an ensuing arrest . . .

Normally, this is where Kansas City newspaper lovers would argue about the investigative prowess and watchdog fact checking ability of the newspaper  . . . But that isn't happening.

LIKE IT OR NOT LOCALS ARE TURNING TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND BLOGS TO GET MORE INFO ABOUT THE $800,000,000 BOND ISSUE THE NEWSPAPER IS HYPING!!!

What's worse is that this week Dead Tree Media attempted to change the conversation with FAKE NEWS about a Kansas airport that's never going to happen.

In the meantime, a beloved alternative weekly endures cutbacks as regurgitating Democratic National Committee talking points has proven to be a losing strategy for The Pitch.

And so . . . The public is essentially voting with their mobile phones as locals would rather check their social media timelines than endure MSM force feeding.

A bit of evidence about this trend exploited brilliantly by the new Prez . . .

BBC: Donald Trump savages media at Florida rally

VOX: Transcript: President Donald Trump's rally in Melbourne, Florida

Chicago Tribune: Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults: 'Life is a campaign'

The Hill: Police say 9000 people turned out for Trump's rally

Fox News: Trump returns to Florida for campaign rally, hoping to reignite voters with unfiltered message

Most importantly . . .



Radar: Melania Trump Stuns Donald Trump Rally Crowd In Tight Dress

Sadly, the only answer to this trend that's putting old school paradigms out of biz is a continued crackdown on "news" when what media power players really want to control is people.

And all of this inspires our quick playlist tonight . . .

Selfie coverage ALWAYS stays winning . . .



Protest songs aren't our thing but this is the best one over the past two years . . .



Classic 80s Phil Collins Remix . . .



Pearl Jam social commentary from the 90s . . .



All time favorite about the futility of fighting over fleeting political power from a big picture perspective . . .



Hopefully, more for the morning update, as always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

24 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't be a hater. Trump can't last at this pace.

As for the newspaper, they've always been more about promotion and not challenging the status quo.

Cool videos but a bit of a downer.

Melania = HOT!

Anonymous said...

An endless campaign? That can't be good for actually governing the U.S. at some point, even Trump has to get serious.

Greedo said...

Just get her from Minsk?

Anonymous said...

Wow TKC, I have been reading for 10 years and you still manage to PISS ME OFF. Don't turn into a Trump fan boy. He's not changing the game, just repackaging hate.

Anonymous said...

Waaah Waaaaah Waaaaah! Trump will never be the candidate. Trump will never win. Trump wont last. Trump will be impeached.

I have never heard such full of shit people in my life. Get over it whiners YOU LOST!!!!!

KC Voter said...

^^^ +1

Anonymous said...

How do you "fact check" your facts when they are mostly unsubstantiated?

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

Newspapers died long ago but no one told them. When the internet became universal they ended any need for newspapers

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ 8:49 - can't have an endless campaign? Why not? 0bama did it in office for 8 years.

Retro ROCKER said...

The MSN party is over THE STAR sold most of its property on Mc gee Over paid columnist and vary few readers

Retro ROCKER said...

The far left radical activist is going to destroy the Democrat. Party more independent and conservative and even moderate demcarats will vote Republican look at all the red states

Anonymous said...

He's a prick and Melanias a gold digging tramp and slut.

Anonymous said...

nothing more than a compilation of talking points with little independent thought . . . And the impact on policy is little to nonexistent.

You're describing your blog.

David S. Pumpkins said...

^^^^ Twitter is the only thing that matters. That is America's REAL information sources.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Everyone lost, but The Dump ...

Anonymous said...

It's the weekend baby! Bruno knows. It's What I Like! Home is where the heart is. How you doing? Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.

Anonymous said...

Nice weekend. I hope Donald is having a good time.

Zlie Zames said...

Shud Da Zuck Up, ur gonna subsidize The Star, n ur gonna vote for da $800 million.

Anonymous said...

the corrupt élite media are wearing no clothes and the people know it.

Anonymous said...

The local newspaper should hire bright high school interns to replace some retreads and thereby save money and maybe even have a student naively report truth.

Anonymous said...

Byron referring to his house "the Dump". He also calls his daughter "the Slut".

da' man said...


"THE TIDAL WAVE OF SUPPORT FOR PREZ TRUMP HAS RENDERED THE INFLUENCE OF LEGACY DEAD TREE MEDIA OBSOLETE!!!"

...says the guy who uses the Kansas City Star, their paper, their reporting and their links for lots and lots and lots of his own articles.

hypocrite much?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ no, TKC is pointing out the bias and inaccuracies in the KC Star articles. Try again.

Hearst said...

If only you knew how much the people at The Star all read TKC. You'd laugh. They've had his blog bookmarked since 2004 and check it daily. Let's be grown ups about this stuff. It's JUST Kansas City.