Wednesday, October 04, 2017
TKC MUST SEE!!! THE PITCH PUBLISHES 'BEST OF KANSAS CITY ISSUE' BUST!!
I'm writing this on a phone in a Midtown covfefe shop because it's worth a mention but not very much consideration . . .
THE 2017 "BEST OF KANSAS CITY ISSUE" FROM THE PITCH IS A STEAMING PILE OF GARBAGE NOT WORTH THE PAPER ON WHICH IT'S PRINTED!!!
Even worse, this monthly dead-tree operation is attempting to defy the world and hasn't even uploaded their content to their website yet.
A few highlights so we can maybe save a forest or at least some precious time for evening readers.
- They list Mayor Sly as the #1 Local Hero.
- The Pitch loves Kansas City because activism is "resurgent" but then touts the "Fight for $15" that has been underway for at least half a decade. They also take a lot of space to tout a local "progressive" lady congressional candidate who may or may not have a Red State chance in Hell.
- There are very few descriptions or writeups. Just some eye candy, a multi-page hype column and a lot of ads. The issue comes in at 103 pages but reads more like a MEGASHOPPER.
Old school denizens and media watchers might remember when. The Pitch "Best Of" issue was the last word in local trends and style. Those days are gone.
The monthly magazine gambit has inspired The Pitch to sacrifice their street cred for local Democratic Party promotional support within their glossy pages.
Don't get it twisted, the mag is worth a look because it's a beautiful freebie. But like so many denizens of Kansas City nightlife: It's all style and no substance.
You decide . . .