Saturday, October 28, 2017
Is The Kansas City Star Just A Promotional Vehicle For The New Airport Campaign???
Just a quick note regarding our local politics and the newspaper attempting to push one of the most costly and corrupt projects Kansas City has seen since the Pendergast era . . .
HAS THE NEWSPAPER FAILED KANSAS CITY BY REFUSING TO PROVIDE ANY REAL DEBATE ABOUT QUESTION #1 AND THE NEW AIRPORT???
This is a decision that will impact the future of Kansas City for generations and the newspaper seemingly made up its mind on it long ago.
Like it or not, our TKC blog community has far more feedback and exchange of ideas on this topic . . . While we're admittedly skeptical of #NewKCI and out-of-town consultants that doesn't mean we aren't willing to listen to any idea that isn't just campaign fodder. To be fair, we tend to side with grassroots tax fighter activists because most of them aren't being paid for their opinion.
This Saturday journalism question has a bit more consequence, as the newspaper returns to its roots of printing "machine politics" and serving as the mouthpiece of Mayor Sly and City Hall. Meanwhile, audiences have moved to social media as purveyors of print "news" have far less influence over local politics than at any point in their history.
Because we're not afraid of debate on this topic or any other, here's just a sampling of newspaper content that's consistent with so many one-sided items they've published so far . . .
Why a new terminal at KCI? It’s time
Southwest Airlines top boss: ‘KCI prohibits growth’
KCI is your first impression of Kansas City, and that’s a problem
You decide . . .