Sunday, March 26, 2017
DEAD TREE MEDIA SUNDAY NEWSFLASH: KANSAS CITY STAR LOVES MORE TAXES!!!
As they circle the toilet bowl of history and start selling off their assets to stay afloat, we notice that The Star hasn't changed as much as they claim under new management.
In fact, once again they're pushing one levy after the next on a tax weary voting public.
Take a look:
Kansas City Star - Editorial: Vote ‘yes’ on bond isssue for a better Kansas City
What's most disgusting about this editorial is the fake news reporting of the "$800 million bond package" -- There are actually 3 different questions and the only one that has grassroots support is Question 3. In framing their editorial this way, the newspaper is actually endorsing the campaign strategy of City Hall and not the ballot efforts on their own merits.
Kansas City Star: Editorial: Vote ‘yes’ on East Side sales tax for urban renewal
Even worse, there has been a dearth of reporting on The Central City Economic Development Sales Tax and the issue deserves consideration. Rather than explain, interview and report . . . Most of the newspaper coverage has been driven by editorial leaving the topic basically up to political inclinations rather than a fact based discussion . . . Honestly, there has been more info on these proposals in TKC comments than any other news source.
And so another vote is on the way with the newspaper pretty much accepting City Hall talking points rather than offering any critical analysis or insight that they pride themselves upon delivering to locals.
You decide . . .