Monday, December 25, 2017
TKC CHRISTMAS WISHES: KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS GRIM REALITY OF STEVE KRASKE AGENDA AS WE SLOUCH TOWARD 2018 MIDTERM ELECTION SEASON!!!
Amid plummeting subscriptions and dramatically declining advertising revenue, The Kansas City Star still works to influence the local discourse despite dramatically fading influence. This year FAILED dead-tree media attempts at agenda-setting were defined by pundit and UMKC professor Steve Kraske.
Let's not forget that Steve Krake demanded the rhetorical destruction of an iconic Country Club Plaza landmark in solidarity with and making a false equivalence to Confederate memorials in public squares.
A call to rename J.C. Nichols Fountain fell upon deaf ears and the Parks Board politely ignored the attention-seeking effort that had very little public support . . .
The reality is that local officials are more concerned with keeping this park safe for patrons rather than protecting the feelings of social justice warriors in their retirement.
The only other Kraske column worthy of consideration in all of this year . . .
Professor Kraske followed up his pursuit of progressive politics with a promotional effort of Council Lady Jolie Justus and her mayoral ambitions.
Again, our blog community smacked down this bit of newspaper electioneering and provided the real numbers and a reality check revealing that UNDECIDED voters dominate early Mayoral polling.
Still, the Jolie promo puts us on notice that in the new year Professor Kraske will continue to test the patience of voters who value analytical, entertaining and KICK-ASS examination of local issues over the identity politics utilized by the middle-class petite bourgeoisie.
And all of this is just one aspect of our TKC bloggy vocation which works to fact check and booty slap otherwise unquestioned opinion journalism and provide a resource to local voters who want to understand the politics of Kansas City via our gully behind the scenes perspective.
And so, once again, we wish TKC readers a Merry Christmas while so many local pundits took today off and have been going soft as cookie dough as the prospect of the most divisive Midterm Election season the nation has ever confronted looms ahead.
Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!