Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning doesn't have a case against columnist Steve Rose or The Kansas City Star and he'll get laughed out of court and probably have to pay some hefty legal fees if he goes further with it.
To wit . . .
THE DEFAMATION DRAMA FROM JIM DENNING IS CHEAP POLITICAL THEATER AT BEST AND PROBABLY AN ATTACK AGAINST FREE SPEECH!!!
Sadly, The Star shows its weakness by accepting the resignation of Steve Rose in the face of such trumped up snowflake allegations of a minor league politico who is far too sensitive to leave his safe space in the middle of NOWHERESVILLE, USA.
Moreover . . .
THE MISQUOTE CRYBABY CLAIM IS JUST AS MERITLESS AS ANY OF THE #METOO TIRADES AGAINST TOXIC MASCULINITY!!!
Sorry for the knock against some very real #MeToo assault allegations but even a reasonable person must agree that the "movement" has strayed into meaningless endorsement of beauty product commercials rather than working to keep women safe . . . In much the same way, this lawsuit reveals Kansas GOP leaders retreating to hide under their desk after a few nasty e-mails. It seems they would rather seek protection from big government courts that debate their ideas and call out political opponents.
The litigious attack on 1st Amendment displays nothing but desperation from Kansas Republicans after suffering serious blue wave setbacks, increased LGBT political pushback and confronting the prospect of middle-class white ladies leaving the party en masse.
One more . . .
IS THIS WHAT'S HOT IN THE STREETS FOR THE KANSAS GOP?!? AGONIZING OVER PENMANSHIP LIKE AN OLD MAID?!?
Fact is defamation in the realm of politics is nearly impossible to prove . . . And the mostly milquetoast observations of Steve Rose are as far from "actual malice" than any bit of published writing in the Midwest.
Remember, pr0n star Stormy Daniels is back working the pole because she FAILED TO PROVE DEFAMATION against Prez Trump and that dude is on record calling her horseface.
The worst part of all of this is that everyone forgets Steve Rose is a Republican and this episode is nothing more than a nasty bit of infighting.
Call him a RINO or rant against his moderate opinions, but seeking to silence the influencer tacitly admits that his writing is stronger than all of that KOCH BROS. campaign cash squandered on unlikable politicos like Kris Kobach and Kevin Yoder and a party that needs to call in a ringer or risk losing a Senate seat to the Democratic Party for the 1st time in generations.
Small bit of housekeeping following our first coverage of this a couple of days ago . . .
SHAME ON TKC READERS FOR FAILING TO REALIZE THIS IS A FREE SPEECH FIGHT AND STEVE ROSE DESERVES OUR SUPPORT EVEN IF THAT HELPS THE DISGUSTING KANSAS CITY STAR!!!
Sure, the case is flimsy and centers around a he said/she said drama BUT any court battle and assault on free speech deserves attention.
The controversial column from Rose criticized Denning’s opposition to an expansion of the state’s Medicaid health coverage. The lawsuit said Rose and Denning haven’t spoken since August 2016.
Mr. Rose rebuts that claim . . .
“We’ve always met and chatted and talked and it’s been that kind of a relationship,” Rose said.
Fact is . . .
STATE SEN. DENNING SEEMS DESPERATE TO REIGNITE THE DEFEATED KANSAS GOP AND HE'S MISTAKENLY ATTACKING THE 1ST AMENDMENT TO DO IT!!!
Now, Steve Rose and The Star don't need or want help from our TKC blog community BUT the fact is that bully tactics flexing on THE AMERICAN FREE PRESS should be shut down at every turn.
A lot of our readers have jealous personal beef with Mr. Rose because he
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