In a thoughtful column, sadly hidden in a mostly forgotten local biz magazine, prolific Kansas City conservative Jack Cashill reveals how local media has severely limited the discourse and created a one-sided echo chamber.
Mr. Cashill explains that "cancel culture" isn't a new phenomena but now threatens to totally silence divergent opinions whilst still garnering taxpayer support to prop up a smallish, elitist clique of pundits and journalists.
Check-it . . .
Ingram's: Community Dies in Darkness
Money line . . ."The Kansas City “community” has morphed into a circle of the like-minded . . . Those within find redemption by decertifying those without. The decent are quick to call their preferred media outlet when the seemingly less-decent breach the zone with a rogue opinion."
To be fair, Mr. Cashill leans further to the right-wing than most mainstream local Republicans. However, his long list of books like his latest "Unmasking Obama" tome have garnered more nationwide interest than most cowtown politicos.
Here at TKC we're more comfortable on the fringe of local opinion and serving as an ALTERNATIVE to most self-important partisan political polemics . . . However, we can't help but agree with the conservative scribe that the current social media and niche model of journalism at play in Kansas City hasn't helped to create any viable sense of community.
You decide . . .