Monday, March 25, 2019

Star Presents SNL Trump-Bashing as “News”

Okay, here is the least interesting headline of the millennium, courtesy of Sunday's Kansas City Star: "Alec Baldwin, 'SNL' cast skewer Trump White House again." SNL stands for Saturday Night Live, which, like much...

KCUR Ignores Data, Casually Slams Police

  KCUR, the NPR affiliate in Kansas City, begins an article on Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker with this phrase: "Facing a rise in police excessive force cases . . . ." Unfortunately, reporter Peggy...

Star Muslims “Banned” Headline Deceives

The lead headline on Saturday's online version of the Kansas City Star distorts the truth and shamelessly aligns the Star on the momentary side of the angels. The headline reads, "First banned, Muslim refugees now...

Show-Me Institute: KC Go Bonds Much More Costly Than Promised

The Show-Me Institute's Pat Touhey has a gripe with the city of Kansas City. He believes that the propagandists for the $800 million KC Go Bond that will go before the voters in April...
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Kansas’ Budget Challenges Aren’t New

A lie told often enough becomes the truth, or so Vladimir Lenin once said. At the very least, misleading information skews reality, and that’s where Kansans find themselves today--asked to believe that Kansas’ current budget...

Star Spreads DeVos “Grizzly Bear” Nonsense

"Opposed by half the Senate, she faced criticism, even ridicule for lack of experience and confusion during her confirmation hearing," wrote Maria Danilova of Betsy DeVos in an AP article that ran in this...

Mainstream Coalition, Media Ignore Carry-Forward Losses in Tax Debate

The Kansas Senate geared up for what could be a very long day as the full Senate was scheduled to meet early to debate a series of tax and budget bills. After the prayer and the...

80 BV School Employees Out Earn Governor, 79 in SMS

Gov, Sam Brownback makes $99,636 a year and, given all the media guff he has to put up with, he surely earns it. Still, 99k would seem to be a comfortable wage in one...

Part III: Star’s New “Catholic” Opinion Writer Has a Secret of Her Own

  As mentioned in Part I of this series, the online version of the Kansas City Star invites readers to meet its new editorial team. One of the newcomers is Melinda Henneberger, an opinion writer who, the Star...

GC Telegram: Proving Common Sense Doesn’t Necessarily Come in Small Packages

In an Feb. 6 editorial, Dena Sattler at the Garden City Telegram encourages readers to "embrace and defend the actions of those (legislators) determined to change course--which Brownback and company refused to do--and at a...

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