Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! DESPERATE GOP DUDE JIM DENNING DEFAMATION CASE AGAINST THE KANSAS CITY STAR AND COLUMNIST STEVE ROSE STAYS LOSING!!!



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 has had a column, some family money and gets to talk on public TV from time to time but the fact is this Kansas GOP crusade against the media is misguided and shows a fractured Republican Party very much like Prez Trump now turning his Twitter ire on Fox News as the GOP, even in flyover country Kansas, struggles to maintain a clear vision of their policy and principles under the leadership of a reality show star.

Developing . . .

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

Save Ferris!

I mean Steve.

Greedo said...

Pretty good rant blog dude! But never cross the state line. NEVER! For one thing there's the smell and then I'm just afraid you'll get deported.

Anonymous said...

It'll get settled. Steve has more money than Denning. It's just math at this point and it's doubtful that anybody will really come to the aid of either party.

Anonymous said...

Grumpy Old Men. The Kansas version.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Denning is a good guy TKC. He's more of a REAL Republican than Rose.

Anonymous said...

You forgot one thing in your tirade TKC, which is why it's obvious you're not a real progressive. The Republicans lost Johnson County. That was their biggest defeat and they're done if they can't get it back. Silencing Steve Rose is a big part of that.

KCJd said...

Wrote this in your first post. The Star obviously wanted him gone. Really doubtful he brings in many new readers. Denning did them a favor.

Anonymous said...

PREDICTION

‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Recovering from Homophobic Attack, Bleach Allegedly Used, 'MAGA' chants from attackers

This will be revealed as a FABRICATION from a liberal black identity-politics snowflake seeking attention.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Off topic but that is a good bet. Call Vegas. Send money.

Anonymous said...

Rose screwed up. His column is finished. Very few people will miss it.

Anonymous said...

What is a "camapign?"

Anonymous said...

@9:14, it's what Kobach ran for the Governor's Office last year!

Anonymous said...

^^^^ LOL!

Denning, Kobach, Yoder = Kansas losing to Democrats. If you can't do better than that, then I guess they raise the rainbow flag over the Topkea dome. Too bad. It was a beautiful state while it lasted.

Anonymous said...

Dissention and disagreements within the Republican Party are the reason that they couldn't get anything done except for the (now routine) GOP tax cut for the wealthy during the two years they controlled the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of the Federal Government.

Why should it be any different on a local level?
It's laughable each time the Extreme Right flings the "RINO" label at anyone more moderate than they are. Sort of like the old joke from the 1950s -
"How can you tell a Moderate Republican?
He launders his sheets after every cross burning!"

Anonymous said...

You seen one suit you seen em all.

Anonymous said...

RE: "but the fact is this Kansas GOP crusade against the media"

Excuse me, but a little balance and perspective please!

The Kansas City Falling Star, soon to be bankrupt, has been viciously attacking the Kansas GOP on a daily basis for multiple years now. Steve Rose is NOT a Republican in any sense of reality. He can claim such nonsense to try to fit in with the JOCO country club crowd, but it doesn't make it true. The man is a political and social liberal.

And the only reason he continued writing for the Star after selling them the family's JOCO newspaper operations was because he wrote it into the contract. His ego required that he be granted the privilege to continue spouting his thoughts into the public forum.

Don't equate FREE speech with HATE speech. Denning claims he never spoke with Rose, and felt so outraged by the lies that he's willing to file suit. That doesn't sound like the actions of a liar to me. Rather, Rose's quick resignation from the Falling Star is prima facie evidence of a guilty contrite sinner.

Jonsie said...

Rose picked a lot of hard line Republican winners down ballot. He's not a right winger but he is a Republican. The cannibalization is tough to watch and really hope we can get it together before 2020.

Jim said...

9:34 you said it all. +1

Tolstoy said...

Wow. Inspiring stuff.

Anonymous said...

We don't hear much from our clown suited mayor on stuff like this.

Anonymous said...

Will rose still get to be a ruckette?

Anonymous said...


Stormy Daniels does kinda look like a horse face it's shaped like an Arabian, and Hillary is on record saying the Americans that didn't vote for her were DEPLORABLE! Imagine that, and we aren't even prostitutes out for a quick buck by f***ing which is what Stormy does!

So Rose is a Republican so what.

If the Star is for it I'm against it. Put the Star out of business.

Anonymous said...

Really like the comment @9:34. But agree that Steve Rose wasn't a marquee name for the Star. It was time for him to go.

Anonymous said...

A spelling Bitch

Bob said...

Oh I think Denning has a very real case against Rose and the KC Star! Rose wrote, and the Star printed, this obvious hit job on Denning and the Republican Party. The "story" was not an interview as it pretended to be but parsed pieces of conversations held over two years ago and about current legislation. Rose has not even talked to Denning in a year or more. That is about as unscrupulous as you can get, typical character assassination by a washed up "reporter". This is Fake News on the part of Rose and the KC Star. And having TKC take the side of Rose and the Star doesn't speak well for TKC. I actually hope that Denning wins this case and it shuts up not only Rose but also the liberal KC Star.

Anonymous said...

If your new to KCMO, the Midwest, like from New York City or something, Mr. Rose is a member of the KCMO "luminary" class.

Or something like that.

Anonymous said...

Lot's of luminaries in KCMO. The illumined ones.

Anonymous said...

Steve was a "republican" who just happened to support everything on the democratic agenda. no one thought the lawsuit would ever go anywhere, but it's basically an unknown republican doing it and the star doesn't have the resources to even begin the fight they'd easily win so i'd say this unknown republican guy is at least fighting the good fight twisting the screws on the start a little tighter. Seriously, who even subscribes anymore

Anonymous said...

The fact that Steve Rose resigned (forced to resign) proves that writers at the Star make up quotes. Keep in mind that this is at least the third Star writer to be fired or resign due to plagiarism or just plain making stuff up.

Anonymous said...

Denning is a public figure, so to win a defamation case he will have to prove not only that the statements were false but also that they were maliciously made. The former should be easy enough, the latter will be hard to do. Not impossible, just hard. Proving that his reputation was damaged will also be a problem, since almost no one believes what the Star prints anyway.

Super Dave said...

Steve Rose and I have not seen eye to eye on many things and I knew his Dad who was a much better class act than Steve will ever be. What surprises me here is how easy Steve caved on this matter. Not like it's the first time Steve's been questionable on a comment he made in a story. So in the end where is the real story we are not seeing, did Steve quit, or did the Star say adios dude? Steve and the Star both are saying he quit but we all know how those things work out, Hoops was proof of that. If politicians work as hard at doing their jobs as they did preening in front of cameras at every silly reason they can find and acting butt hurt over someone pointing out some truth as they continue to ignore what the voters want we might have avoided a national government shut down. Denning will ride this media tidal wave he created which could in the end hurt him. Because now he has drawn attention to the matter big time that most would have simply let float on by. Rose may come out as appearing he has no balls to back up what he says and Denning may come out of this looking like a whiny butthurt bitch.

Super Dave said...

@10:32 actually Tony is and in fact has more first hand knowledge on how they work than say you do. But at least he as myself put our name to what we say and we both have the balls to admit if we may have done something questionable or put out something that wasn't correct which I seriously doubt you ever would admit such. Hell you can't even admit who you are or own up to your lame attempts of character attacks.

Anonymous said...

I think Steve was leaving the Star anyway, this was a throwaway. Steve always looked like he was smelling passed gas. Denning is upset because the most convervative state in the nation, just went Blue because of Brownback, Kobach, and the failed economic strategy.

And not taking ready money for healthcare, cutting off your nose to spite your face. Steve was not a ground soldier for the Koch Brothers, He actually thought Shawnee Mission Schools were meant to stay special.

The fight goes on, Denning is no prize.

Anonymous said...

If it works for the crybaby loser dummocraps then why can’t it work for denning?

chuck said...

Interesting stuff. Wish I had more facts. You can't access the article and there are too many variables to understand what is going on if you just got home to the dinner table.

I'm all for unrestricted, unfettered, untrammeled free speech, but that free speech, in a public forum, must adhere to the facts.

e.g. Covington kids. Total bullshit, lies and calumny created ex nihilo by the Legacy Media = justified litigation and hopefully consequences for the scumbag pukes who lied about those kids.

Anonymous said...

^^^ and the liberal media

chuck said...

Thanks 12:12

It looks a little dicey for RINO Rose.

Anonymous said...

9:09 Dead on the money, another "Race Hoax" bullshit gambit from stinking filth like Sharpton. Sure, there are just a couple of white dudes, in ski masks who happen to have a rope and some bleach on them at the perfect time.

1 - Chicago is literally frozen in a polar vortex.... hanging around downtown in the WINDY City by the river no less would be intolerably cold - and no would-be thugs of such sort would care about doing ANYTHING but getting the hell OUT of that cold.

2 - Chicago is the furthest thing from MAGA country you can imagine.... a couple of white dudes sporting ski masks, rope & bleach to take out some random black guy downtown? No chance.....

3 - Chicago is loaded with cameras everywhere, beyond whatever physical evidence they ought to have on his person, there is zero chance such a assault wouldn't be at least minimally corroborated by video cameras.

Anonymous said...

^^Thanks Columbo! Looks like you've cracked that case! Just some of the most amazing detective work we have ever seen!

Super Dave said...

I see what Chuck means from that article it appears that Rose is more of less admitting he made it up or things were not as he said. But still, hell look at what Trump deals with night and day from those who dislike him made public everywhere. I still think Denning is acting just a little to butthurt over the deal and you have to wonder if there is some personal agenda involved here.

Anonymous said...

Media types are quick to criticize everyone else but they can't handle any personal criticism. They're just a bunch of privileged snowflakes looking for a safe space.

Anonymous said...

Denning is probably doing the failed Star a favor as they probably wanted Rose gone. Since this might be the case the Star might be funding Denning's case in return for helping the Star. Just speculating.

Anonymous said...

Tony,Unless you know and can prove Rose had verifiable qoutes from reliable sources Then your talking out your ass. It also reveals your an anti white racist. This post just pretty much made you just another hysterical blog that went of its Lithium. I'm done with this blog.

Anonymous said...

^^Bye don't let the door hit you in the ass.

Anonymous said...

"Talking out my ass" is practically this blog's subtitle

Anonymous said...

Denning's never made any secret that what Rose wrote weren't his true feelings he just didn't want to see it in print. He's said all those things on the Senate floor in Topeka.

Anonymous said...

2 days ago, TKC was like, suing the press is no big deal.

"I wish Mr. Rose would've pushed back against the flimsy complaint but a nearly freebie column at a paper that fewer and fewer people read probably isn't worth the trouble."

Then Tony apparently realized he could be next facing a lawsuit.

This blog is full of defamation material if Cleaver, Claire, Davids, Sly, Greitens, Hawley, Barnes, Frank White, any Jackson County official, any city council person, any mayoral candidate, etc. etc. ever decided to follow Dennings lead. Even Trump supports the sue the reporter movement with his tweets about needed changes to libel laws to reign in the free press aka Enemies of the People. Melanie just collected damages last week.

It wouldn't be confined to the wing-nuttiest conspiracy pundits like Alex Jones that could be sued, but any writer.

Lawsuits wouldn't be limited to the "Red Star". Drudge, Breitbart, WND, the Blaze, and dozens of others would be next. It speaks to the lack of intelligence of most commentators here who continue to pile on Rose proving they still don't get it.

Dennings lawsuit needs to be tossed. Then Dennings himself needs to be tossed from office. He got angry email, and his reaction is to sue? Hearing from angry constituents is his job. Screw him if he doesn't want to be bothered with listening to the people that he works for. We pay his salary. If you can't stand the heat...

Anonymous said...

A worthless state senator sues a worthless pundit who wrote a worthless column while working for a worthless publication.

Why should anyone care about this?

Anonymous said...

@4:07 It's the same fascination with a disaster as we watch the train wreck that is the Republican Party head toward the edge of a cliff at breakneck speed!

Anonymous said...

I think you have that backwards, the disaster that’s happening is the dummocraps, they have nobody that can challenge trump, sorry dude, but they’re circling the drain as we speak

Anonymous said...

Rose admitted he fabricated parts of the story, he's fucking toast.

What's with Tony suddenly kissing the Red Star's ass? He bucking for Steve's job?

Anonymous said...

Rose didn't admit anything. He simply offered to resign. ^^^ You are too obsessed with asses.

Jolsette said...

Denning loses this one. His case is flimsy and his claim that he hasn't talked to Rose is 3 years is spurious.

Anonymous said...

Oh Tony, how you do go on about Steve Rose. I’ve never understood the man crush you have on him, but that’s your thing. The few people who are acting like the Fallen Star has lost a great journalist are the same people who probably think the Fallen Star is a quality newspaper. Rose is an opinion writer whose longest gig was writing for his family’s throwaway paper in JoCo. Copies of that poor thing laid in residents’ driveways until they were tossed in the trash. After it finally died, the Star was already in decline and Steve hitched his star to that wagon to continue having an outlet for his pontification. Opinion writers produce just that ... opinions. And everyone knows what opinions are like and why, so anyone capable of putting their viewpoints into words could easily be the Star’s next prize.

Grappa said...

^^^^ @6:40 sounds jealous and gay.

Anonymous said...

"Why should anyone care about this?"

Because an elected legislator is using the courts to attack a constitutionally protected class and freedom. The free press and freedom of speech are both specifically protected. Denning's actions are as un-American as it gets.

It doesn't matter that the politician is a buffoon and inept at his job. He's still the majority leader in the Kansas Senate and he's using the courts to rid himself of criticisms printed on an editorial page. Fuck him.

Anonymous said...

Says someone with the screen name Grappa?

Anonymous said...

7:38, the press has no more freedom of speech than you do, or than Denning does. If the Star is a constitutionally protected class, so is Denning. I don't know whether he can make his case, but he's entitled to try the same as you would be.

Grappa said...

^^^ You seem reasonable @7:56. But the Denning case is garbage. He didn't like the quote so he's suing and claiming it's false with very little proof. Mis-attributing a quote isn't defamation for a public figure and an elected official. Denning is abusing his power.

Anonymous said...

7:56, Jesus, go back to grade school and read the Constitution. The Press is specifically named as protected.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, OR OF THE PRESS; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Anonymous said...

8:49 the Constitution does not protect the press from deliberate and malicious slander and libel.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ That doesn't describe a misquote at best. Sounds more like an off the record conversation made public. Denning doesn't know what he's doing and he's going to lose.

Anonymous said...

8:49, do your own research. You'll find that the press has no greater or lesser right to free speech under the Constitution than people do.