Kansas Newspaper Raid Roundup: Local MSM Politely Ignores Deets

Here's what TKC is watching . . . 


In fact . . . 

The Kansas City Star Pulitzer nominee plays chicken and just mentions "personal" drama whilst mostly focusing on silly progressive talking points. 

In the meantime . . .

Once again the Daily Mail comes to the rescue with this summary that offers an INTERNATIONAL perspective on small town crisis . . . Here's a quote from their work . . .

"Kari Newell accused the Marion County Record of getting information illegally about her previous DUI as she was trying to obtain a liquor license

"She triggered the search - which shocked the newspaper's co-owner Joan Meyer so much that she died the next day

"This all started when Newell stood up at a council meeting on August 7, accusing multiple people of having her data, and threatening legal action . . ." 

The story is gaining momentum but here's kicker and the question that needs to answered . . .


I guess the bar has been raised from just wanting to talk to your manager.

And again . . . Here's the local connection reported by the Daily Mail, New York Post & others that Kansas City media are downplaying and haven't really mentioned in the past 24 hours . . . 

"The police chief who led the raid, Gideon Cody, had recently left the Kansas City Police Department where he was a captain after 24 years. And Meyer's newspaper had subsequently looked into the alleged sexual misconduct charges against him . . ."

Spoiler alert . . . This morning the Wichita Eagle is calling for the chief to be fired. 

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

Kansas restaurant owner who sparked police raid on local newspaper

The Kansas restaurant owner who sparked a police raid on a local newspaper that shocked its 98-year-old co-owner so much that she died has been pictured.

'Do you realize how angry KBI will be at me?' Marion police chief won't answer I-Team's questions on raid

On Tuesday morning, the KSHB 41 I-Team continued its investigation into three raids, one of which took place at a Kansas newspaper, by paying a visit to the Marion police chief.

Who was Joan Meyer? Kansas paper co-owner who rebuked police raid as 'Hitler tactics' - and died a day later

Meyer's sudden death has ignited an outcry from news media advocates who condemned the police raid as something straight out of the authoritarian playbook

Was raid on Marion, Kansas, newspaper personal for the new police chief? | Opinion

Police Chief Gideon Cody had already threatened to sue the Marion County Record if they wrote about him. From Melinda Henneberger:

Opinion | This police raid on rural Kansas newspaper is unconscionable and un-American

With a search warrant in hand, police raided the office of The Marion County Record and the home its publisher Eric Meyer shared with his mother, Joan Meyer.

Why care about Marion's newspaper? Because police raid was a step too far. - Kansas Reflector

In the grand scheme of things, if such a thing exists, it's hard to imagine that anyone cares all that much what happens in Marion County.

With a nation's eyes scrutinizing Kansas community, let's be careful with the facts - Kansas Reflector

As the furor over police raiding the Marion County Record boils and bubbles, I want to take a step back today.

'Bullies will be bullies': Kansas newspaper staff works OT, details raid; judicial system remains silent

Eric Meyer, the owner of the Marion County Record, detailed a recent police raid on the newspaper's office and his personal home.

Anti-Press Hatred Is Alive and Well in Kansas

The assault on the Marion County Record is another reminder that Trumpism is a threat to press freedom.

Marion police chief lies and deflects on newspaper raid. He should be fired, immediately. | Opinion

Marion Police Chief Gideon Cody has damaged the reputation not only of Marion, but the entire state of Kansas.

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