Saturday, May 04, 2019

TKC FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY MSM DOWNPLAYS RISING GUNFIRE AND HOMICIDE NEAR MLK BLVD!!!



The latest local report of urban core gunfire brings an uncomfortable fact to light along with an ensuing debate over Kansas City reporting.

Resolved:

THE RECENT NAME CHANGE ON THE PASEO CONFOUNDS KANSAS CITY MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND NOW NEWS OF RISING CRIME ALONG MLK BLVD CONFRONTS POLITICALLY CORRECT CULTURE WAR CONSIDERATIONS!!!

The essence of the journalistic debate . . .

Newsies don't want to offend either side of this ongoing name-game drama - Calling it The Paseo is a snub to many ministers, politicians and activists who believe the change of the  Boulevard moniker is a sign of civil rights progress whilst referring to it as MLK denies the grassroots petition effort hopefully headed to a public vote.

Additionally, reporting more violence along MLK/The Paseo is subject to criticism from some members of the clergy and Black leadership who don't want the name of the new street marred by violence . . . A situation that exists in every other city in the nation and is the subject of an infamous Chris Rock monologue.

Nevertheless . . .

TKC FACT: THERE IS, IN FACT, AN UPTICK IN VIOLENCE ALONG MLK/THE PASEO SINCE THE NAME CHANGE!!!

There's no evidence that any of the recent carnage is related to the name change but to deny the tend is to endanger residents and the reputation of news outlets trusted to share facts with Kansas City.

The latest example of all this is exemplified by this report of a shooting just a stone's throw away from the now controversial street. Checkit:

KCTV5: One person shot late Friday night in parking lot of shopping center

Deets:

Just before 9:30 p.m. on Friday night, police were called to the 1600 block of E. 63rd St. on a shooting.

Police state that two people were in the parking lot of the shopping center when an unknown suspect drove by in a vehicle and started shooting at them.

Authorities report the victims are expected to survive.

Developing . . .

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

it's called censorship and it is practiced everywhere from China to facebook and now kc. the new way of the world.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Not censorship, private companies are entitled to report the news in any fashion they see fit.

Anonymous said...

The uptick in KCMO shooting isn't just happening along The Paseo. It's part of the typical Spring Summer rise in crime that's just getting worse. We've got 46 murders already and the weather has been horrible. Even this weekend is somewhat brisk. The killing is getting worse and the people running for office aren't talking about any kind of solution. They've given up.

Grady said...

It's called newspeak and it exists in a variety of forms. Of course news organizations are allowed to practice their own professional standards but agree that the public has a right not know, at least if they want to call it news and not just happy fun talk.

Anonymous said...

Good point, Grady. But most of it's just an excuse to sell advertising time anyway.

Anonymous said...

To their own self-centered, self-righteous entitlement hell with the uppity ministers. It's THE PASEO. Fuck the name change.

Common Sense said...

Black people killing black people has become so common the MSM doesn't get all excited about it anymore. Now if a white person were to be involved it would be a headline grabbing leading story kind of stuff. No the killing has to have an exciting twist before MSM gets all excited and wants to report blk on blk shootings. Then you go to towns like Chicago where the shootings happen so much it's about as normal as hearing a fire truck go by around here, so that isn't news anymore.

Black lives don't matter and MSM proves such.

Blacks killing blacks has become so common that outside of a grannie or an auntie not to many even shed a tear over them anymore. Besides if all these who are dying are so really turning their lives around how come they seem to always be in the middle of these shootings. Do you see rolling gun battles and drive bys taking place in Leawood almost daily? In Lenexa are the white kids shooting one another late at night?

Black lives don't matter and the black people prove so almost everyday that they don't matter to one another.

How can you blindly walk around in neighborhoods that are full of people that would just as soon shoot you than talk to you?

No, go preach your "Black Lives Matter" to one another before you come trying to sell that shit to me.

Anonymous said...

"I din't see nuffin'".

Dex said...

Kansas City media only reports happy news on weekends. Anything else cramps their style.

Anonymous said...

Amen common sense!

Uncommon challenger said...

Common sense is a typical racist attempting to play an intellecutal. Good luck with that, just comes off like just another KC racist. F-off. this ain't fox news and YOU are full of it.

Anonymous said...

"How can you blindly walk around in neighborhoods that are full of people that would just as soon shoot you than talk to you? "

What neighborhoods are those?

You're living in a world of your imagination. The vast majority of people in every part of KC just want to live their lives and mind their own business. You're judging an entire race of people bases on a limited sampling. Racism, bigotry, oversimplification and idiocy at it's finest.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^You can't handle the truth can you?

Anonymous said...

There is NO SUCH THING as BLACK LEADERSHIP and Black people do not defer to so-called Black Clergy - nor do these people represent an entire race of people. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE STOP PUBLISHING THIS NON-SENSE. Additionally, the notion that “Calling it The Paseo is a snub to many ministers, politicians and activists who believe the change of the Boulevard moniker is a sign of civil rights progress“ is absolutely ridiculous. For starters, renaming a street is not and never will be Civil Rights progress, no matter whose name is used. What is civil rights progress is the refusal (of White people) to buy into the theory that lumping all Black people’s rights into a silo filtered through Black clergy is somehow acceptable. Black people are individuals just like White people. Treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve... that all men should be created (treated) equally without regard for race, creed and color. If anybody from the pro-MLK Boulevard group is offended, it’s because they wrongly believe they represent the interest of the people and that most of the people affected would predominantly be of African decent (and mostly silent on the issue). We are living in 2019, Black people have not and will not again have a Dr. Martin Luther King-type persona that can or will adequately, selflessly represent them; a position MLK never volunteered for. What we have today is people who want to be seen as leaders for very self-serving reasons. Let their voices be diminished while the will of the people’s voices are raised. Let those clergy folk be upset. They had no business politicking without the buy-in of stakeholders. That fact alone shows that this is less about honoring a legacy and more about grandstanding - the “look at me, I want to be in the circle of influence” agenda. Shame on these people!!!

Anonymous said...

You can't resolve killing all the time when those such as Common Sense points out many good facts and then you have those such as 3:27 and 3:39 who try and twist the facts around by ignoring all that is real. Speaking the facts does not make the speaker a racist. 3:39 what parts are you talking about? You see your explaining what the real issue is. People know what the problem is but just want to ignore what the problem is mind their own business while thinking all this killing is simply going to go away.

3:27 and 3:39 you two dummies are who needs to wake up and face reality and the sooner, the better.

WestportGloryHole said...

This must have happened because of a lack of affordable housing?

Anonymous said...

We need to start the reparations process to all whose ancestors were slaves. That is the only way we are going to have equality and peace in our society.

Anonymous said...

^^^Let me know when that's going to happen. I will buy stock in whatever company owns Colt 45.

Anonymous said...

Monkeys
Love
Killing

Anonymous said...

General Motors, too, because they’ll all get Escalades.

BLEXIT fo' sho', y'all! said...

Blah...blah...blah...about blacks being lumped together by some. And, whites got lumped together and claimed by the crybabies of the lib left as the voters who got Prez Trump into the White House. There's more non-white Republicans and non-white Dems who also proclaimed support of Trump than is being admitted to.

The racist black identity organizations surely lump themselves together. Why not have a United Whites College Fund---a National Association of Pale People---the White Polars---the White Caucus---a National White Urban League---an Association for the Advancement of White Engineers---etc.??!!

Anonymous said...

So Tony's done an analysis of the last five years and compared it to the first four months of this year, right?

Hahahahaha, of course not. This is truly a Dreamland supposition.

Anonymous said...

Where are your numbers 7:52. The info is available from the KCPD and it doesn't take much to look it up. Any moron, even TKC, could do it. Please let the grown up talks You're out of your league wild man.

Anonymous said...

Really like the common sense comments. A very good analysis.

Kristina said...

at the intersection of MLK blvd and Obama blvd..........

Martin Luther King Jr said...

Thry should just name it "A shitty place to live" Most us of never set foot in the hood, so let them name it whatever they want to keep the natives calm for Christ sake, at the end of the day 90% of Kansas City Citizens could care less what the street name is in that part of town!

Anonymous said...

6:40 Because White people already have these organizations... Look at nearly every Fortune 500 Company whose CEO and leadership team are Lilly White. You missed the point and are totally off subject... throw a pity party by yourself. Black people have nothing to do with your disability, or whatever is preventing you from reaching your full potential. Dont use race as the reason you fail. People can see right through it.