Tuesday, February 12, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN REJECTS KANSAS CITY STAR OUTSOURCED 'BACKGROUND CHECK' ENDORSEMENT PROCESS!!!
The newspaper is running their typical endorsement game that hasn't had much of an impact over municipal elections for at least 10 years.
More importantly . . .
ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN REVEALS THE NEWSPAPER OUTSOURCING REPORTING DUTIES TO AN OUTSIDE BACKGROUND CHECK COMPANY!!!
Here's the word from his latest e-mail blast . . .
"The Star's partnering with Verify More, a nonprofit that vets political candidates.
"The Star wants candidates to "voluntarily" submit to a... "civil and criminal records search, verification of your resume search and a search on your social media history," etc. And the Fake self righteous Star stands ready to not only tell all, but to "also disclose which candidates declined to ("voluntarily") participate in the background screening."
"The obvious problem I have with this is the fact the actions of our sorry, biased and Fake newspaper (that has unfairly knocked me around for 25-years, supported high taxes and taxpayer-subsidized glitzy development for the wealthy and covered for the misdeeds of our sorry-acting government under Sly James) do not comport with ethical journalistic practices. Yet, they want to sit in judgment of all we candidates."
A parting shot from candidate Chastain:
"And by the way, how can the Star be sincere in wanting to interview me and give me a fair shot for mayor, when they already opined in an early editorial, "He can't win," and chastised me for only living in Kansas City part-time?"
You decide . . .