Thursday, October 31, 2019
TERROR!!! KCUR ORGANIZES ATTACK AGAINST MATTIE RHODES HONCHO JOHN FIERRO ON BEHALF OF ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!
This morning Kansas City Public Radio published a hit piece with a collection of unnamed sources "advocating" against a Hispanic community leader because his actions didn't accomplish the impossible goal of making undocumented/illegal immigrants feel safe.
Remember that YET AGAIN our blog community broke this story LAST MONTH and now lesser freelance newsies took their sweet time and crept around the Latino community like rats in order to devise this rhetorical attack.
The premise of the sordid tale is simple . . .
Mattie Rhodes CEO John Fierro invited ICE to Mattie Rhodes in order to learn more and create a dialogue with law enforcement following a great deal of community tension after a controversial immigration arrest created national news and evoked community outcry. The mere invitation without ample warning to illegal/undocumented participants was greeted without outrage by social justice warriors and activists only marginally affiliated with the community center who seemed to be desperately in search a new bad guy far less formidable than ICE agents.
And so, here's the premise from the KCUR hit piece following this drama and thanks to an online petition that was mostly ignored and has garnered less than 500 unverified signatures . . .
Several employees, who spoke to KCUR under the condition of anonymity for fear of losing their jobs, said they fear that the damage has already been done.
“It’s been eerily quiet,” one employee said. “People are afraid to come and seek our services. Normally people come in, there are walk-ins, the phones are ringing. But people are not coming.”
To be fair, KCUR did quote Mr. Fierro on the record who disputed that claim by saying he has seen nothing out of the ordinary.
It's unlikely community center traffic has suffered that dramatically no matter what the situation and we've seen a great many neighbors eager to participate in upcoming Mattie Rhodes Día de los Muertos activities.
More importantly . . .
NOTICE SCUMBAGS AT KCUR LEADING THE CHARGE OF ILLEGAL/UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS AGAINST A KANSAS CITY HISPANIC COMMUNITY LEADER WHO HAS DEDICATED MORE THAN 30-YEARS TO BUILDING MATTIE RHODES!!!
And here's what is exceptionally galling . . .
KCUR SJWS ARE SO PROTECTED INSIDE THEIR BUBBLE THAT THEY DON'T VALUE THE DIFFERENCE BETWIXT A HOMEGROWN LEADER LIKE JOHN FIERRO VS. HIS NEWFOUND ILLEGAL ALIEN CRITICS AND THEIR POLITICAL ALLIES!!!
The clueless progressive stance of the article doesn't just disrespect the history of Mattie Rhodes but commits a disservice to readers by ignoring the context of this debate. Irresponsible NPR journalists casually discount and don't really even mention DECADES OF WORK poured into Mattie Rhodes by Mr. Fierro. The media outlet fabricates a narrative that's tenuous at best and touts off-record criticism that nobody would dare link to their name. This isn't journalism, the KCUR screed barely qualifies as lazy social media activism.
More background . . .
As the 2020 elections approach there are a cadre of shady characters, hack street lawyers, spray paint artists and all manner of roustabouts lurking around the Kansas City Latino community looking to stir discontent in order to rally voters against Prez Trump. These opportunists have very little interest in helping to build community or serve the public like Mr. Fierro has done throughout his career. Instead, they're working only to create antipathy or maybe gain a few more accolades from Facebook friends.
Fact is, year after year, decade after decade John Fierro has toiled to make Mattie Rhodes a beacon of hope in the community and now callous newsies and ungrateful duplicitous new hires are lurking in the shadows and hope to tear down the institution only to satisfy their political bloodlust. These aren't people who care about the Westside, Northeast or anything but a myopic power grab that, in the end, would gladly sacrifice the community it claims to help.
You decide . . .