Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY ETHICS WATCHDOGS WARN AGAINST CITY HALL TWITTER CAMPAIGNING AMID TOY TRAIN DEUCE & GO BOND VOTE!!!



Because our not-so-humble blog community is all about KICK-ASS data-driven research along with analytic goodness . . . Here's a KICK-ASS INSIDER GLIMPSE of City Hall resources put to use to advance controversial agendas mostly hidden away from voters.

Checkit:

Regarding the KCMO Twitter account . . . They post an average of 13 times a day, but today so far is over 50.

It might be nice to see if this volume keeps up--Definitely a sign that they are nervous about the Go Bond campaign.

Who do they retweet the most? No surprise, they retweet the streetcar the most... much more than the Police or the Water Dept.

Here's why this is important . . .

AMID UPCOMING KANSAS CITY ELECTIONS ON GO BONDS AND THE STREETCAR . . . MISSOURI ETHICS WATCH DOGS CRITICIZE CITY HALL USING DIGITAL RESOURCES TO PUSH DIVISIVE BALLOT PROPOSALS!!!

Whilst "franking" rules and privilege are easier for politicos to understand . . . In this digital era, it's clear that 12th & Oak has trouble attempting to fly straight with taxpayer funded Twitter resources.

Developing . . .

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

When Channel 2 was first devised, they had to go through the same thing with strict rules about campaigning and advertisements. You should also look at the city hall "news" show. There have been equal time complaints there as well.

Anonymous said...

The GO bonds are a NO go. It doesn't matter how much they push them down people's throats.

Anonymous said...

In the last week, I've received three pieces of propaganda on behalf of the bonds but none from any organization opposing the bonds. Is there any organized opposition out there ?

Anonymous said...

^^^ yes but they are stubborn about campaigning. The don't want to do it the old fashioned way.

Anonymous said...

Enlightened....
If a City employee cannot use the City email system to offer their opinion/narrative on political issues, how is it that City Hall(the mayor) can use social media to offer(push) their narrative on political issues.
Seems like an obvious violation of ethics code to me.
Where's that City Attorney when you need him?

Anonymous said...

They get away with it by classifying it as Educational Material, not propaganda.