Sunday, December 10, 2017

TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY STAR WARNED TO BACK OFF MIKE SANDERS INVESTIGATION AS EDITORIAL BOARD NOW CAUTIOUSLY DEFERS 'ALLEGED KICKBACK SCHEME' TO AUTHORITIES!!!



The Kansas City Star is now noticeably more cautious in how to they refer to an "alleged kickback scheme" and the connection they have made to former Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders.

Why?

INSIDERS ON TEAM MIKE TELL TKC: THE KANSAS CITY STAR HAS BEEN WARNED ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR SKETCHY INVESTIGATION!!! NOTICE THEIR CAREFULLY WORDED SUNDAY EDITORIAL ON THE TOPIC!!!

A quick look back, The Star seemed more confident about their deets last week . . .



Today, the local dead-tree media institution steps back a bit and uses the term "alleged" to describe their reporting . . .



Actually, today's newspaper screed doesn't really contribute much to the local discourse and instead wants law enforcement to pick up their crusade.

Even better . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! TEAM MIKE CLAIMS THE TWO YEAR OLD KANSAS CITY STAR STORY IS A 'NOTHING BURGER' AND WON'T HAVE MANY REAL CONSEQUENCES!!!

They say the law firm connections of Mike Sanders remain intact and that he's still the man in Sugar Creek - For whatever that's worth.

Even better, Team Mike is confident that one day they'll get that train to nowhere on the Rock Island Corridor built even if all they can achieve now is a low rent bike path along an abandoned swath of land.

And so we have a juxtaposition which we present to our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY who stand in judgement of all serious and very important matters of local journalism . . .

DO YOU TRUST THE KANSAS CITY STAR AND DUDE IN TAX TROUBLE OR THE REPUTATION OF MIKE SANDERS BEFORE HE LEFT THE COURTHOUSE LIKE A HOBO IN THE NIGHT???

This is a horrible choice either way and, just like real life, the absence of "good guys" in the local political discourse is why most people don't bother to vote.

Developing . . .

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

The story did hinge a lot on the word of the disabled man. And they did use off the record sources, but I think they did a good job in explaining the situation. Would like to see what Mike Sanders has to say about this, he should really make a public comment and not have his "team" go through back channels.

WR Nels said...

better title is nothing burger or jail?

That will sell more papers.

I'm kidding, nothing is going to sell more papers.

Anonymous said...

Perp walk? That would be interesting to see but rarely happens in KCMO but it's even ore interesting to see how this story has taken the heat off of Frank White - THAT is the real story!

You heard it here first said...

Mike could run against Frank and win.

Anonymous said...

What's the Star?

Anonymous said...

Follow The Money

Anonymous said...

^^^ Compared to Frank White, my dog would be a better county executive

Anonymous said...

Whats a nothing burger? that the same as a shut the fuck up burger?

Anonymous said...

Notice the Star attacks Kansas Government secrecy, they attack Missouri Gov. Greitens but they leave the corrupt KCMO city hall free. I guess we know who owns their business. I would like to know who threatened them? That should get published!

Remember all you workers at city hall, whoever contacts the FBi first will get the best deal!

Anonymous said...

Would that be the Star of Bethlehem? Or like Norma Desmond?

Anonymous said...

Do not be surprised if corruption is found in every aspect of Magic Mike's public and political career.
Ignoring serious problems like the Jackson County Jail while he curries favor with State and National Officials indicates priorities other than the well-being of Jackson County citizens.
Discretion of prosecutors can easily become willful cover-up of crimes by the influential rich and powerful.
Ever wonder why the big law firms want to control the Police Board and the Prosecutors Office?

Anonymous said...

Great point 10:16, is sLIE behind these attacks? Is sLIE using this as a distraction to get the focus off his crime spree of stealing tax payer money to fund him and his friends? Honestly city workers have been scared into submission under sLIE’s watch, city employees are not allowed to think and if they do he demotes them. He’s the biggest egotistical maniac I’ve ever seen. I truly believe this man has a mental health issue.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Mental health issues should qualify him for the White House.

Anonymous said...

Lock them up!!

Anonymous said...

TKC readers had Mike Sanders correctly pegged years ago.

Corrupt lying blowhard.

Never trust a guy, let alone a politician, who wears a wig. If he can't face the reality of his baldness, he'll likely do all kinds of schemes to avoid the truth.

Humphrey, Farrington, McClain Law Firm is also corrupt if they don't drop this criminal.

Anonymous said...

who is on team Mike?

Anonymous said...

60K here and 60K there. Now Frank White really needs to explain that 60K consulting contract he gave Sanders after he replaced Magic Mike as county exec.

Anonymous said...

Great for The Star to be 5 fucking years late exposing Sanders!

Anonymous said...

the star said the feds are finishing thier long investigation is that fake news also?

Anonymous said...

SOUNDS LIKE A MINI WASHINGTON DC. CoRRUPT

Anonymous said...

"Nothing Burger"

Cutting edge stuff Tony.

Jebuzz, that end of light you can see from your blog is irrelevance. Getting closer every day.

Anonymous said...

In the end the Star will be sold or out of business, the staff will need to retrain for future employment and Mike Sanders and the crew at Jackson County will still be in business as usual.

Anonymous said...

Sanders = Democrat = guilty as usual, and, as usual, nothing will be done about it.

Anonymous said...

THE KANSAS CITY STAR HAS BEEN WARNED ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR SKETCHY INVESTIGATION!!!

Sure they have, buddy. Of course.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Speaking of sketchy, where is Lee Judge?

Anonymous said...

Uh huh, but rapey Billy Jeff and Muzzie BathHouse Barry AIN'T there anymore to appoint crimmies, goofups, and easy interns!

Anonymous said...

Corruption or as they call it in KC - business as usual.

Anonymous said...

Now, the Star needs to investigate Sly's pay for play airport scheme.

Anonymous said...

The Star is one lawsuit away from being the Pitch.

Anonymous said...

If the Star really did a investigative story.....

Anonymous said...

Remember the star has hairy snatchcheese and jenee outherass, they aren’t capable of investigating anything

Anonymous said...

don't want to lose their favored tax status

Anonymous said...

A tax deductible contrition with non tax bouns...Geniuses !

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tony, the bastion of ethics and integrity, for bringing this up.

Anonymous said...

Along with the KC STAR's sketchy investigation how about Mary Sketchy Sanchez just shut the fuck up too?