Wednesday, March 14, 2018
TKC MUST SEE!!! SLEAZE SCUMITT POLITICOS DEMAND FULL DISCLOSURE FROM KANSAS CITY STAR PUNDITS!!!
Election season in Lee's Summit is once again creating hard feelings.
Here's are the essentials of the sitch . . .
This column about ethics created hard feelings among local suburbanites amid a power struggle . . .
Here's the reason behind the ruckus from a TKC TIPSTER. . .
"What does one call it when a Kansas City Star columnist covers a local election and never mentions in the article that his company is being paid by a political committee to run ads endorsing candidates in that same election? The column includes a photo of a yard sign for a candidate he is being paid to help!"
Here is a copy of the ad on FB . . .
Here's the MO Ethics Website receipt of payment for the advert . . .
And here's the "Doing Business As" connection betwixt the author of the piece and the FB ad buy according to TIPSTERS . . . Personal address info redacted
Now, at the risk of taking this suburban low rent election too seriously . . . The argument against the newspaper is correct . . .
Complaints over transparency regarding guest pundits and their affiliations is a growing problem for the newspaper and is confusing to readers. These strident advocates for journalistic integrity have clearly done their homework and it's clear that Dead-Tree media couldn't be bothered to include a simple line offering readers some clue about the perspective of an author.
You decide . . .