Friday, November 01, 2019
KANSAS CITY FRIDAY FACE-OFF!!! COUNCILMAN BRANDON ELLINGTON VS. NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST DAVE HELLING!!!
A recent video blast from a Kansas City newsie earned a stern rebuke from a Councilman this morning . . .
Here's the sitch:
Behind the paywall and seeming like KC Star Prez Mike Fannin is pointing a gun at him somewhere off-camera Dave Helling was likely forced to do to a horrible quick clip video blast on the topic of Councilman Ellington and his recent advocacy.
From weed legislation to THE ONLY COUNCIL MEMBER TO ADDRESS THE JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX CRISIS . . . Councilman Ellington isn't afraid of taking on important issues in a plain spoken manner.
Helling's argument . . . Councilman Ellington's latest ordinance was sent back to committee AND council speaking times have been limited following Councilman Ellington's extensive remarks. He concludes that the 3rd District At-Large leader might have trouble getting more legislation passed and advocating for the embattled urban core.
Never mind that the sausage-making of city ordinances is always a convoluted affair.
What's important is this . . .
COUNCILMAN ELLINGTON SMACKS DOWN DAVE HELLING IN A SOCIAL MEDIA BLAST ALREADY GAINING TRACTION!!!
Check the link . . . Here's the screencap:
Basically he corrects the legislative deets and offers updates on quite a few of his current efforts which have already garnered support.
This is important because not so long ago politicos were powerless when the faced with this kind of depiction and now their social media followers offer them another place to respond to negative spin in a manner that's often more effective than the initial criticism . . . From Prez Trump to local council dudes . . . The debate to control the narrative continues.
Developing . . .