Today the Northeast News offers Kansas City a stunning glimpse at the future of neighborhood reporting.

To wit . . .


Social media isn't picking up the slack and hyper-partisan blogs aren't interested in any topic they can't spin for talking points to keep donors armed with political fodder. 

Here's the reasoning behind today's front page protest that we believe will be a part of Kansas City's history . . .

"Given the state of local community news in America, we wanted to send the message of what a Community would be like devoid of any community news. 

News like fish frys and neighborhood clean up events. 

So, to that end, we won't be covering anything in order to send that message on how much a locally owned and produced community journalism outlet improves the quality of life in that community, wherever that community might be located."

Check further explanation . . .

Publisher Michael Bushnell: The Walmart-ing of Community News is why locally owned community newspapers are struggling.

That's a PERFECT analogy and the scenario seems tragically familiar. 

Even better, this column reports the situation in no uncertain terms . . .

You decide: The Future of Northeast News

Here's the money line that really matters . . .

"The truth is, we have a 60 day lifespan if something doesn’t change. The Northeast News is produced every week on a shoestring budget. We’ve been desperate before. Many will remember in 2017 when we thought our doors would close. Since then, we’ve done everything in our power to continue our mission of providing community centered news to the Northeast."

Accordingly . . . 

We hope TKC readers take a good look at the situation confronting Northeast News because their proud history shouldn't be casually dismissed. Without the community newspaper there is no tested, reliable and objective way to advocate for the issues & concerns of Kansas City's neighborhoods. 

The blank page should warn locals that social media tech, economic reality and political gamesmanship conspire so that almost every story which doesn't serve their interests, slowly vanishes.

Developing . . .


  1. NN has done a much better job of staying objective than the star ever did.

    1. Their coverage is some of the best in the city. I've seen a lot of online news outlets ask for support but none of them doing anything but run editorials. What I like about Northeast News is that I seem them out there in my neighborhood talking to people and getting stories long after the TV news cameras are gone.

    2. There is still a place for community news, hope that they can get some more mail subscribers. That has allowed a lot of other newspapers to stay afloat.

  2. learn to code.

  3. ^^^ u first dumbass.

  4. All true, but.....order the headstone!

  5. They need to set up one of the many versions of the "Go Fund Me" page, as people have become so used to these things that they won't donate directly via check, cash, paypal, etc.

    Just set up the page, and then convince some celebrity (who wants SJW and virtue signaling points) to hype it. Sadly, mostly because people are sheep, the power of a celebrity voice is the primary factor in donation decisions.

    It's a good little paper; I hope they survive.

  6. Journalism has been dead for a long time. It was replaced with opinion.

  7. " Without the community newspaper there is no tested, reliable and objective way to advocate for the issues & concerns of Kansas City's neighborhoods.

    The blank page should warn locals that social media tech, economic reality and political gamesmanship conspire so that almost every story which doesn't serve their interests, slowly vanishes."

    I really think horses are pretty cool, but, I don't ride one to work.

    Things change and the reason that various and sundry "Papers Of Record" are no longer as viable economically and from a utilitarian basis, is because they, the newspapers, for the most part, are biased, agenda based, yellow sheet agitprop that exists ONLY to further the goals of the Progressive Fascists who seek a one party system. Pravda compares favorably with few exceptions almost every noteworthy print publication in the United States.

    No doubt, this little, local newspaper is a gem, but, the daily habits now, of even rabid, blinkered, Progressives have changed and the appetite for an eclectic, daily presentation of opinions and "facts" from various and sundry sources is the ONLY way, to get to the truth of what is really happening.

    " 84% of surveyed Americans lay either a moderate or a great deal of the blame for today’s partisan hostility at the feet of the media.

    Further, 82% believe news outlets are either deliberately “misrepresenting the facts” or are “making them up entirely”.

    This is further amplified as 79% of those surveyed say media outlets are trying to persuade people to adopt a certain opinion about an issue or an individual."

    Here locally, no matter how much you hate or love TKC, it is the only place to get the unfettered, unrestricted, reliable truth about what is going on in "this dirty little town".

    Americans now, on a national basis, look at source after source after source for the news and parse their own subjective truth from the detritus left in the wake of the agenda's of the myriad publications, mostly on line, available. They will garner, by way of experience, the truth after the so called statements of "facts" and then, return to the outlets that have proven to tell at least a reasonable versimilitude on current events.

    It is what it is.

  8. Imagine, thinking that you will get the "Truth" from the Kansas City Star.

    At this point, they are just as bad as an agent from the corrupt to the core FBI. Changing the facts on a 302 in order to further the Progressive agenda.

    It's not just the "spin", you can in NO WAY trust them to present facts without obfuscation and slant as they pick and choose, always with their goals of a "uni-party" totalitarian regime in mind, what to release to the public.

    So, it's not just the opinion page, the editorials, the reporting itself is corrupt, untrustworthy and always suspect. Time and time again, we find that the 4th estate, late in the game, along with our elected leaders funnel the news, the truth through the politically correct funnel that THEY determine should be what we see as truth, not the actual truth.

    They with hold crucial parts of stories (Anyone seen the autopsy of that dead cop in Washington DC yet?) in order to spin, lie and destroy if necessary evidence that will reveal truths they don't want us to know.

    Fuck that shit.

    The lion's share of the 4th estate is corrupt unto it's fuckin core, soup to nuts and are literally felons in pursuit of unconstitutional and Fascist goals.

  9. ^^"Here locally, no matter how much you hate or love TKC, it is the only place to get the unfettered, unrestricted, reliable truth about what is going on in "this dirty little town".

    You mean like how the election was stolen chuckie? That kind of "reliable truth"?

    You fucking dope.


  11. ^^^^^^Says an even bigger dope

  12. "Journalism is the one solitary respectable profession which honors theft (when committed in the pecuniary interest of a journal,) & admires the thief....However, these same journals combat despicable crimes quite valiantly--when committed in other quarters." - Mark Twain

  13. ^^shut up. Go away.

  14. Northeast News is probably the most objective newspaper in the city.

  15. and nobody but geezers seem to care. Weird.

  16. Public University Journalism Schools are full of Communists that started the culture in the 1960's at Universities and is now fully entrenched.

    Honest journalism no longer exists; simply Marxist propaganda and divisive stories to pit races against each other so the Marxist elites can divide and conquer.

  17. ^^and yet they're not and you're just old and bitter because young people don't want to be the racist, hateful, angry, crybaby, losers like you and your generation are. Face it. Weird.

  18. nobody cares...let it die. And someone said tkc is the only straightforward
    news source. Look at that jo chuck lowe. How does he even wake up in the morning . He thinks he's shakespeare with all his long words and bull shit. This guy couldn't dig a ditch if it was already dug for him.
    Let all these small papers can get better coverage from facebook. Northeast news..i thought the vitenamese took over that area when the italians took over. I never go down there. Garrozos piles on the garlic and your smell like garlic for amonth!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. It's a sad day when Weird Whippersnapper Weenie gets his prison internet room privileges back.

  20. ^^but then what would you have to talk about if he wasn't here grampy? he seems to be the only thing keeping you going. Pity.

  21. Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

  22. Somebody shook Chimpy's tree this morning!

  23. ^^^ And that made all the acorns and other nuts fall out onto this blog.

  24. Weird Whippersnapper Weenie needs to call 1-800-DUMBASS because, well, he's a dumbass.

  25. Will tony run a blank page on April fools day!

    9:02 and yet it’s the young who are the racist, hateful, angry, crybaby, losers like you and your generation are. Face it. Weird.

    What’s the average age of the mass murderers in this country? Between 18 and 25..... Ouch

    Sorry I went over your twenty word maximum on your ready skills, I’m not twitter where you have to leave your hateful racist comments in 20 or less for you to understand. My bad.

  26. Consider this, odummy changed the definition of mass shooter and mass murderer to three victims or more, think about that, that happens in murderous black Chicago every weekend.

  27. This is what the media supports, absolutely and without reserve.

    It is all LIES, but, if you do not bend the knee and accept the lies, YOU will be hunted down in one way or another.

  28. The HUGE NEWS that should be on the front page of all papers is : Sidney Powell (Trump's attorney) announced her claim of a "stolen presidential election" were wrong. She has admitted the election was not stolen and her ideas are so far fetched that no "reasonable person" would have given them a thought. So every calm down, Trump lost fair and square. She admitted she has no proof, not a shred, of election fraud. Biden is the rightful President. People please go back to your normal lives, forget about MAGA, Trump will not run again for office based on this election loss, there is no Cabal of democrats that eat babies, there are no space lasers that caused California's fires, 5G cell towers don't cause covid19 and the vaccine is safe and free of Bill Gates computer chips! Go back to normal people. YOU WERE FOOLED!

  29. 11:32 let it go dummy, that’s all water under the bridge, let go of your TDS.

    we’ve all moved on to President asterisk, secret service code name tripper, resident joe bidumb, joe bidumb and his crime family, joe and his hoe. See, we are here in the present day unlike you, can you exist in the present day or has life passed you by with only your past memories to carry you through the day?

  30. 11:50 FTW!

  31. 11:19 brilliant article! Maybe we can get the northeast news to put it in their paper so people can see what’s really going on!

  32. Leave page 3 open and each issue open and put a topless NORTHEAST METH SKANK their in every issue

  33. 11:32, the election WAS stolen. Powell's legal maneuverings notwithstanding, the evidence is insurmountable, undeniable, irrefutable and for anyone who is not a "Chud" guy and has above plant life IQ, obvious.

    This is just in Pennsylvania.

    Accepting ballots past 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
    Not properly requiring signatures to match those on mail-in ballots or requiring dates.
    Meanwhile, the matching of signatures was required at a polling site.
    Authorizing the curing of mail-in ballots with less than a 24-hour notice.
    Only some counties were informed and adhered to this order leaving voters treated unequally from county to county.
    Authorizing the use of unsecure drop boxes, which is not permitted in statute.
    Prohibiting certified poll watchers overseeing the canvassing of ballots in Philadelphia.

    It makes no mention of the 400,000 phony ballots driven down from New York and used.

    " Judges will not even preserve the vote record so that it can be investigated. In Georgia a federal judge has refused to stop the Dominion voting machines from being wiped clean and reset—

    "s In: The Election Was Stolen
    Guest Post by Paul Craig Roberts

    I have read enough of the fraud reports, affidavits, and statements from election security and forensic experts to be comfortable in my conclusion that the election was stolen. But I am not confident that anything will be done about the fradulent election. The American elite no longer believe in democracy. Consider, for example, the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset. It is anti-democratic, as is globalism. Democracy is in the way of elite agendas. Indeed, the reason the elite despise Trump is that he bases himself in the people. Judges will not even preserve the vote record so that it can be investigated. In Georgia a federal judge has refused to stop the Dominion voting machines from being wiped clean and reset—

    For those of you who find it too technical and volumnious to read through the massive evidence of election fraud, here is a brief summary:

    Electoral fraud was organized in all of the states. The purpose was not to try to steal the red states, but to make the vote look closer than the expected pattern in order to provide cover for extensive fraud in the critical swing states.

    The voting machines were programmed to allocate votes with a bias toward Biden. The result was to cut back Trump’s margin of victory in red states. In swing states more extensive measures were used. The Biden bias programmed in the voting machines was raised. As a backup, large numbers of fraudulent mail-in ballots were accumulated in the Democrat-controlled cities in the swing states—Milwaukee, Detroit, and Philadelphia. Although Georgia is a red state, the same occured in Democrat-controlled Atlanta. The reason voting was stopped in the middle of the night in these cities was to prepare the mail-in ballots necessary to overtake Trump’s sizeable lead and enter them into the count. This is a time when poll watchers were told to go home, and it is a period when both Democrat and Republican watchers observed numerous acts of fraud of every description. You can review the types of fraud in the references at the end ot this article."

    Rigged as hell.

  34. Yes it was. It was rigged as hell.

    Why would we, without serious and thorough investigation, accept categorical assurances by election fraud–deniers despite mounting evidence that organized election fraud took place in 2020 and was widespread, while President Trump's categorical assurances that he did not collude with Russians were deemed not enough so that all the false allegations against him had to be seriously and thoroughly investigated?

    There is no good reason for us to accept these assurances. The Constitutional laws and processes that make this Republic have been weaponized to facilitate a grab of sweeping power by the transnational cabal that has long considered the U.S. as an obstacle to imposition of their rule over the world. Never mind that America's $20+ trillion a year economy for grabs by the said control freaks would have been a sufficient reason in its own right. Now, it's up to us, the American people, to resist the cabal and defend our freedom and the Constitution that stands for it.

    As George Orwell wrote in 1984, "[w]e know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it." So will our future rulers not relinquish the power they grabbed with 2020 election fraud, if we let them have their way?

  35. Laid out here, in detail, by Susan Atkisson, the 2020 election WAS A FRAUD!

  36. This

    just today in Wisconsin

  37. Democrat voter fraud, is like head lice, the more you look, the more you find.

  38. They are going to wipe out the human race :

  39. and yet it wasn't fraud, there's NO proof, and the people who said it was fixed, said they were lying. You got took. face it, you're a chump. Weird.

  40. 1:29 "and yet it wasn't fraud"

    There ya go moron. Hey, if ya click your ruby slippers together, maybe Hunter Biden will turn into Mother Theresa and his dad will actually be able to chew gum and walk up stairs.

  41. 1:28 - Interesting article - I am NOT getting that vaccine.









  43. I just received my second vaccination shot.

    The 2020 election wasn't stolen.

    Trump's attempt to steal the election failed.

  44. 9:58 the first funny thing you've said

  45. Sidney Powell came out this week and said only a "fool" would believe the election was fraudulent.

    Since she is Trump's former attorney, met with him often at the White House, stood next to him in press conferences and file lawsuits on his behalf - I BELIEVE HER!

    She is finally telling the truth! In the end the truth always surfaces

  46. Donald Trump said in 2016 that there was massive voter fraud in the system. Over and over he said it.

    When he became President he had 4 years to correct the voting - HE DID NOTHING.

    Stop bitchin Trump - you had 4 years to fix things

  47. it was indeed suspicious when the tallies stopped for the night in the swing states. but i don't really care because both parties suck.

  48. No fraud. Only dummies who can't accept trump got his ass kicked by geezer just a bit further along the dementia trail than he is.

  49. We take cheap shots at local newspapers but we fail to see the potential of these papers in our communities. For decades people bought their news on street corners or boys on bikes. Then we had it delivered to our driveways and many times we were given warning signs of trouble when papers were not picked up every day. People would walk over to check on neighbors as a welfare check, or late in the morning if it was still there go over for coffee and make sure all was well. Not anymore. I would bet that fewer than five houses on our street still get a paper delivered, either the KC Star or the WSJ. It is sad to see us lose something so simple as a newspaper alerting us to the welfare of our friends and neighbors.

  50. Trump said in 2016 that voting was fraud filled. Did he do anything over the 4 years in office to fix it? No! Not 1 action taken.

    So stop complaining TRump!


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