Sunday, April 07, 2019
INCREASINGLY LEFTIST KANSAS CITY STAR LOSING TOUCH WITH LOCAL READERS AS PARENT COMPANY STOCK FALTERS?!?!
After an election where endorsements from the editorial board were universally rejected in a low-turnout vote. Kansas City's largest daily newspaper seems to be doubling down on their "progressive" opinions that seem out of step with readers from the urban core, the suburbs and nearby rural areas.
Apropos for Sunday, here's the call and response regarding headlines . . .
KC still wasn’t ready to elect a black woman mayor, but Canady knocked down some barriers
This myopic, crybaby screed isn't even one of the most thoughtful social media posts we've seen today. Instead it comes off like sour grapes and gives far too much credence to a candidate who only garnered 13 percent of the vote. Yes, Alissia Canady earned a great deal of promotion from MSM but as far as her tenure on council . . . Carol Coe and Sharon Sanders Brooks were far more innovative during their time on the 26th floor. Admittedly, we respect Ms. Canady for her stance on MLK Blvd and the airport BUT she could have done far more for her district and the city if she would have served a second term.
More sadness after the vote . . .
Pre-K in Kansas City may rise from the ashes of defeat. Here’s how
Kansas City voters said NO and even The Star rejected this idea but the newspaper has never shied away from more taxes for unproven programs.
‘Walking Wall’ artist on timing of his Nelson-Atkins piece: ‘You can’t ask for better’
At the very least, this slanted editorial informs us that the self-important display of rocks is really nothing more than protest art against Prez Trump now partially funded by taxpayers. Real talk: Democratic leaders aren't going to stick their neck out for immigration reform and this is an issue the Prez Trump wins over and over to the dismay of far left activists. Nevertheless, The Star stands with artsy demonstrations rather than nearby neighbors who view the promotion as an annoying distraction.
And so we ask our blog community . . .
AS THEIR CORPORATE SUPPORT CRUMBLES . . . IS THE KANSAS CITY STAR BECOMING NOTHING MORE THAN A RADICAL LEFTIST PROMOTIONAL RAG?!?!
Don't get it twisted, this isn't a right-wing attack. TKC entertains the crackpot ideas of anarchists, libertarians, radical feminists, animal rights activists and green party denizens. This is mostly a question of branding and how a local company behaves in what is clearly a time of crisis.
You decide . . .