July 20, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Topeka Capital-Journal

Gov. Kelly, KASB gaslight parents with 2023 student achievement claims

Gaslight is a term used by some mental health practitioners to clinically describe a form of prolonged coercive control in…

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Commerce official awarded lucrative consulting gig — with Commerce Department

Cronyism in Kansas government is nothing new, but it may have reached new heights with a recent deal in which…

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Months after initial report, straight answers missing on cybersecurity at KDOL

The formal release earlier this month of a supplemental report to a forensic cybersecurity audit of the Kansas unemployment system,…

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Hospitalizations and deaths much lower with Omicron

A report from the BBC says the Omicron COVID variant is much milder, and very early results indicate that certainly…

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Kelly admin prioritizes politics over public health, emails show

With little fanfare, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s administration forced out Dr. Lee Norman, who had been both the state public…

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KC Star denies CRT in schools, OK with shaming children

Parents across Kansas are furious that schools are teaching children things like ‘white people are inherently racist and oppress students…

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KDHE orders Riley County to halt COVID vaccine distribution

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has ordered Riley County health officials to cease COVID vaccine distribution. The problem?…

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Misleading ‘highest COVID death rate’ claim is just KDHE reporting issue

Today’s Wichita Eagle story about Kansas having the highest COVID death rate in the nation last week is just another…

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Facts refute KDHE Secretary’s concerns with interference

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Dr. Lee Norman told the Topeka Capitol-Journal that legislative efforts to curb…

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Media carries water for faux conflict of interest claims against Republican Senator

So far, not one newspaper or television station in Kansas fact-checked the Topeka Capital-Journal’s conflict of interest allegations against Republican…

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Kelly vetoes tax bill, reporters act like her deputies

Instead of asking hard questions about obviously misleading statements in Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of HB 2033, reporters across Kansas…

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Capital-Journal treats school funding rumor as fact

Despite a lack of evidence or confirmation, the Topeka Capital-Journal printed allegations from Democrats saying House Speaker Ron Ryckman, (R)…

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Kansas Journalists Ask: Are We the “Enemy of the People”?

“I’m not going to be bullied and backed down just because the president of the United States thinks I’m an…

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Topeka Capital-Journal Must Think There’s A Pulitzer For Slander

In the ongoing contest to defame gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach, the Topeka Capital-Journal surged into the lead with its headline story,…

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A Teeny Hill To Die On: 16 Arrested in Topeka Over Medicaid Expansion

In the not too distant past, liberals allowed themselves to be arrested protesting large things like the war in Vietnam,…

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Poor People’s Campaign Presents “Demands” at Kansas State Capitol

From the photos it would appear that the people in the soi-disant Kansas “Poor People’s Campaign” are anything but poor…

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Oops! Cap-J Publishes False List of Businesses Opposed to Adoption Legislation

A full-page ad in the Topeka Capital-Journal demanding lawmakers oppose the Adoption Protection Act used the names of businesses listed…

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“Vulnerable” Kevin Yoder Crushes Dem Opponents on Fundraising Front

It has been an article of faith among Democrats from the moment they recovered (sort of) from the shock of…

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Cap-J Story on Orman Reads Like Campaign Literature

The Topeka Capital-Journal is really excited about Greg Orman’s candidacy for Kansas Governor. The paper ran two extensive stories and…

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Cap-J Ignores Common Thread among Sex Harassment Allegations in Topeka

A Democratic attorney working for the state of Kansas is under fire today after claims that he sexually harassed Kansas…

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Horrors! Former Wyandotte County DA Joked About Chinese Restaurant Serving Cats

Former Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman has been accused of joking that Chinese restaurants serve cats and saying a…

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Despite Pressure, DA Refuses to Press Charges Against Topeka Cops Involved in Fatal Shooting

In the face of extended protests by members of Black Lives Matter and other activists, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike…

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Topeka Paper Labels Mathematic Reality “Strategic Spin”

The Topeka Capital-Journal takes a mathematical reality through the spin cycle in a Dec. 25 news story, entitled “K-12 funding…

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Kansas Democratic Party Hit with Fines Following Audit

The Kansas Democratic Party will pay $19,000 in fines to the Federal Election Commission. The fines stem from an FEC…

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