THE TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! FRUSTRATED KANSAS CITY STAR READERS VENT COMPLAINTS WITH TKC BLOG COMMUNITY!!!
Very surprised people still take the paper but today we're compiling some of the TOP KANSAS CITY STAR complaints sent our way that are worth sharing and shed light on the continued struggles of local dead tree media as they look to sell their building and suffer continued circulation and subscriber hard times. Take a look:
"I haven’t bought the local paper for a while, but husband had surgery and couldn’t get to the store today to get a Sunday paper (He likes the Harbor Freight free stuff). I went up there and bought one. The Star should wear a mask and carry a gun for charging $3.00 (yes, I said it right, $3.00) for the Sunday paper. $3.27 with tax, actually. It used to be that we would spend all Sunday afternoon reading the paper. We either got to be speed readers or the paper has shrunk. Now it takes about an hour to get through it, and I can’t say that I am more informed after reading it than I was before I read it."
Clay Chastain: Star's agenda-driven and biased federal funding article leaves out mention of people's rail initiative slated for August vote.
"The Star only seems interested in covering the Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) plan to expand the city's existing "Toy train" streetcar system and how it operates - as a limited, slow moving, frequently stopping and antiquated rail system running in traffic.
"It is probably true the RTA plan, if approved by voters, would have trouble securing federal funds because it is solely dependent on small TIGER Grants which may be eliminated from the federal budget.
"Au contraire,' Chastain's proposed (and far more ambitious and modern) junior light rail system (petition initiative) would be far more likely to qualify for substantial federal matching funds (via the Federal Light Rail Starts Program) because it is a rapid citywide rail system that would actually improve the city's public transportation infrastructure. By comparison, the RTA plan is a token rail system that does little to improve transit and is merely designed to be a boon to developers and tourists."
Delivery Problems In JoCo Cont'd
So how many of you didn't get your Sunday paper this morning? I don't know about all of you but I am really getting sick of either not getting a paper or finding it out in the street . . . The new delivery drivers are completely unenthusiastic and don't seem to care about a subscriber for more than 30 years. At this point I'm a slave to habit and I get my real news from TV and the Internet but week after week I can't help but remain disappointed about lackluster delivery from a formerly great paper that now doesn't seem to care about loyal customers.
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