Allow TKC a quick trip down memory lane . . .
In the opening years of this blog some, but not all, local mainstream newsies decried our style and claimed we ignored the basic tenets of journalism in favor of catchy headlines, bombastic and personalized writing along with amazing disrespect for elected officials.
Of course . . . That criticism was correct.
However . . . For all of our faults and typos we still manage to produce content that isn't embarrassing, pathetic and sad.
To wit . . .
TODAY THE KANSAS CITY STAR SHARES AND AMATEURISH SCREED THAT RELIES ON LOOSE CONNECTIONS & PERSONAL ATTACKS AGAINST THE JOCO SHERIFF!!!
Mind you . . . We're not a fan of the guy . . . This isn't even really about him.
This post is about the newspaper turning into something less interesting than a tabloid.
Here's a peek at Kansas City's largest sometimes daily publication becoming less relevant than one of the better progressive Twitter feeds and using sketchy guilt by association rhetoric rather than explaining the basics of a very real dispute and disagreement . . .
"It is not just election interference that is at stake in Johnson County. It is the morality of every Johnson County resident — indeed, of every Kansan — that must be considered when they sit quietly as Sheriff Calvin Hayden stands in support of Richard Mack and his so-called Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. Mack must be eschewed by anyone who seeks elected office.
"Mack has immersed himself in the bowels of the white supremacist movement. He was a featured speaker at a June 1995 “Bible camp” in Prescott, Arizona, run by the Sandpoint, Idaho, Christian Identity group America’s Promise Ministries. Christian Identity theology holds that the white people of Northern Europe are the Lost Tribes of Israel, and God’s chosen people. It believes that Jews are Satanic and Black people are pre-Adamic — that is, not fully human."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
OPINION AND COMMENTARY It is not just election interference that is at stake in Johnson County. It is the morality of every Johnson County resident - indeed, of every Kansan - that must be considered when they sit quietly as Sheriff Calvin Hayden stands in support of Richard Mack and his so-called Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.