For our early morning readers an in hopes of providing balance to the local news scene, we share a word with a longtime denizen of the discourse and the only person to ever win a KCMO citywide fixed rail election.
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Clay Chastain: The Kansas City Star, not Senator Josh Hawley, needs to resign over it's lack of "conscience"
Like many scavenging democrats, KC's fading inconsequential newspaper is also out to harm someone and exploit a tragedy.
Because 40% of America's voters feel the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent;
because attorney general's from numerous states supported the Texas lawsuit trying to overturn the fraudulent election; and because most courts (including the SCOTUS) refused to hear any evidence the election was fraudulent (too hot a potato), Senator Hawley felt justified in demanding that evidence be heard, and available to the public, when Congress met to approve the Electoral College votes. And, it is not Hawley's fault a mob stormed the Capitol. That mob, and that mob only, is responsible for it's collective crime. The pious-acting are always trying to bring down others over anything bad that happens.
Yet, the hypocritical leftist Star (acting like a raving mob itself) wrote a scathing monstrous editorial demanding Hawley resign or be removed. This mean pretentious display of self righteousness from a feeble distrusted newspaper that has this track record:
(1) admitted it had, "disenfranchised, ignored and scorned generations of black people",
(2) schemed to secure millions of dollars of taxpayer money to build its own flashy downtown printing palace;
(3) abetted City Hall in its policy of "disenfranchising, ignoring and scorning" numerous valid petitions from the people;
(4) encouraged tax abated glitzy projects for the elite and wealthy developers while letting the City's poor eat cake;
(5) acquiesced while City Hall overturned the stated will of 75,000 voters who voted for a light rail petition in 2006;
(6) advocated dumb insensitive policies (over decades) that culminated in Kansas City becoming one of the most violent, high taxed, school-poor and unattractive (to live) cities in America; and that
(7) unconscionably tried to smear the reputation of a long time activist bucking the establishment to improve Kansas City.
Where was the Star's "conscience" when it hatched all that foulness while purporting to be KC's, "paper for the people"?
We should admire - not scorn - brave and sincere representatives like Senator Hawley. He tried to invoke open public debate since his constituent's had serious concerns about the integrity of the 2020 election. He seeks to call out and rein in America's censoring social media giants who now fashion themselves as our thought police. And no one doubts Big Tech and its liberal cohorts - the biased MSM - have done their part to anger, divide, misinform and manipulate the American people.
The Star, which once resided in a big taxpayer-subsidized glass house, has cast stones without "conscience".
Kansas City community activist, Clay Chastain
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