Monday, May 01, 2017

DISGRACE!!! KANSAS CITY DEAD TREE MEDIA HATES DIRECT DEMOCRACY!!!

Petitioners have to go out in the streets and get nearly 5k voters to sign on to their initiatives before the efforts are even brought to City Hall and oftentimes they're rejected. This KC Star screed defends the current administration and a controversial hotel project rather than people dedicated to participating in the local election process. On the bright side, this kind of editorial from the paper has been constant over the past few years as more people turn away from their printed product and they become just another blog. You decide:

Editorial: Referendum overload - it's time to reform Kansas City's flawed petition process

A small citizens committee has injected itself yet again into a crucial community decision. Citizens for Responsible Government has filed a petition with the Kansas City clerk, expressing its intention to gather signatures that would force a citywide vote on a planned convention hotel downtown.

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why they're going out of business. they're just mad because nobody buys their paper anymore.

Anonymous said...

sLIE must have stock in the star. Or did he pay them off with go bonds money!

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Star got significant City tax subsidies and abatements for their new glass downtown, and they owe the City Manager perpetual support. They will never speak out against the corruption in City Hall, because they are part of the corrupt machinery.

Anonymous said...

THE KANSAS CITY STAR EDITORIAL BOARD SUCKS!

THEY'RE UNPROFESSIONAL, VINDICTIVE, HIGHLY PARTISAN (ALL DEMOCRATS), OUT-OF-TOUCH, AND LIVING IN THEIR OWN ECHO CHAMBER.

By God! How dare a grassroots citizen group follow the law to express their opinions on civic matters! The few remaining senior citizens who still subscribe to the Star out of habit, might start to think for themselves, ditch the paper for good and become personally involved in a like-minded association.

The article should have accurately read:

"A small non-citizen editorial board has injected itself yet again into a crucial community decision."

Yes, that's correct, most of the KC Star Editorial Board members DO NOT reside within KCMO. Funny, but that doesn't keep these senescent psuedo-journalists from sticking their busy-body noses into the affairs of KCMO residents.

Sell your building, and please go away.

Retro ROCKER said...

Many on the board moved to kc from outher states it's a matter of time they will take a buy out like the past Board members

Retro ROCKER said...

Sports and entertainment sections,of the paper are the most read year's ago you would see newspapers,in most residents yards now I don't see any

Anonymous said...

I read the paper... when my neighbor wakes up late.

Anonymous said...

How sad to see how far our paper has fallen. it is no longer a paper for the people!

Hyperblogal said...

Good Lord we can't have the people using democracy.. How rude.