Wednesday, February 20, 2019
TKC QUESTION: WHAT IS TRUTH?!?! KANSAS CITY ALSO CONFRONTS WORSENING FAKE NEWS CRISIS!!!
The fading American middle-class has fallen into despair because they, sadly, just discovered that the media, phones and the vast majority of elected leaders, sports heroes and clergy are untrustworthy.
Call it paranoia or just another symptom of the growing partisan tribalism that threatens to rip this nation apart. Kansas City is also at the center of this rift that questions the very fabric of perception and reality.
Brief aside . . . We welcome everybody to this debate because our blog community basically banished the previous Mayor and had him questioning his own identity and struggling with the truism that PERCEPTION IS REALITY. But I digress . . .
Tonight news talkers will be wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth because they were fooled by yet another racial hoax that pretty much ruined Black History Month.
Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Under Suspicion Of Filing False Police Report
Credit where it's due, a number of our readers called this one early in the comments even though it's not specifically related to KC.
Another not so-shocking bit of fake news challenged as of late . . .
Vanity Fair: The Covington Kid Is Suing The Washington Post for $250 Million
Don't get too excited, the right-wing claims these stories as victories but ignores the fake news of Prez Trump's most influential fanboy . . .
Alex Jones was de-platformed for his sins that included some really horrific bullying he is charged with contributing to by denying the Sandy Hook shooting and spreading a fake memes about dead youngsters that he later retracted.
And before our Republican friends get all high and mighty about fake news . . . Let's not forget that not so long ago the neo-cons pretty much spread fake news across the whole world that sparked a destabilizing conflict and betrayed the proud tradition of the United States which had never preemptively waged war against another nation up until that point . . . Or at least not since the sketchy start of the Spanish-American war in 1898.
Trump Mocks George W. Bush, Calls Iraq Invasion ‘Single Worst Decision Ever Made’
The topic of fake news applies to KCMO is a great many way. Recently, a bunch of cackling hens on public radio attempted to try to decipher opinion from news which will only be possible when automation and robots take over reporting as well.
There's no shortage of fake news in Kansas City including but not limited to:
- The fortunes of the Chiefs & The Royals
- 25-MILLION Kansas City Visitors Annually
- Progress On Curbing The KCMO Murder Count
- Toy Train Streetcar Ridership
- The Economic Benefit Of Taxpayer Subsidies To Greedy Developers
And worst of all . . .
Kansas City's most expensive lie to date . . .
The FAKE NEWS and ballot promise claiming that taxpayers "wouldn't pay a dime" for the new airport.
And whilst we don't have any answers for locals who want to know who they can trust or the whereabouts of their wives on Saturday night . . . What we do know for a fact is . . .
CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED FREE SPEECH IS THE ONLY SALVATION THAT HELPS US FIGHT OVER FACTS, FAKE NEWS AND WOMEN'S FASHIONS!!!
For some even more debate doesn't provide solace given that partisan hacks, elected leaders and executives seek to rule the populace by MANUFACTURING CONSENT.
Still, for the moment, the relatively open debate about fake vs. truth is a saving grace this nation enjoys at least until the rise of Chinese hegemony.
You decide . . .