Tony: The Star Sells Out Kansas City For Omaha

It’s often overlooked that Kansas City’s biggest daily newspaper is part of a corporation more than anything else.

And in business there’s really no room for civic pride in any other form than marketing. Just ask all of those allegedly patriotic companies that have outsourced so many jobs overseas. Speaking of which, if anyone wants to defend the local pride of the newspaper they might want to remember that a great deal of the digital work done by the Kansas City “paper-of-record” was shipped off to India not so long ago.

Therefore, I’m not surprised to see our hometown paper pushing the interests of Omaha for a few bucks despite the fact that the City to the North is well-poised to steal this town’s position as the premiere destination of the Midwest.

Let’s see how:

There are a great many reasons Omaha could soon eclipse Kansas City and most of them are the result of incompetent Kansas City political leadership.

Don’t believe me? Consider that in so many meaningless surveys Kansas City is ranked high for beer and maybe even partying, but when it comes to business Omaha far outpaces Kansas City in a contest that actually draws on a bit of data for its conclusions. On a recent Forbes List Omaha, NE is listed as the #7 place for business and careers and Kansas City isn’t even close, and not even on the list as far as I can tell. Meanwhile, Kansas City’s old and busted infrastructure is chasing business away.

One of the most telling arguments that Kansas City is losing ground to Omaha in terms of business is

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14 Responses to Tony: The Star Sells Out Kansas City For Omaha

  1. Anonymous says:

    Trader Joe’s?..Is the biggest offshore game around.
    Read The Labels. One day its big box efficiency the next day you want green acres.
    Look in the mirror and say proudly
    Its Computer Chips not Potato Chips!
    Happy 1st Friday.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kitty Krash
    I’m confused about why Tony lives in Kansas City.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sometimes, I really think he writes this shit just to fuck with us. Nobody could be this stupid on purpose, right?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey Tony, any comment on the Omaha commercials that run on the local TV stations? Oh, that’s right, it doesn’t fall into the daily ‘bash the Star’ requirement that Herne demands of his bloggers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    The reader is the bear. Tony’s little columns are the stick.


    You are the chain. This chubby Chicano likes to yank on you.

  6. Anonymous says:

    uhhh…maybe the omaha tourist and convention people actually paid to have their city featured in the paper. it’s called an “advertisement”. maybe you’ve heard of them.

  7. Anonymous says:

    So one city will allow another city to advertise as a vacation destination? I have never heard of such a thing! I wonder if Omaha has any bloggers that are as insightful and thought provoking as we have here in Kansas City.

  8. Anonymous says:

    He stays in Kansas City as terms of his house arrest, the ankle bracelet isn’t a fashion statement.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ve lived in the Kansas City area for 10 years and lived in Omaha for 30 years and can say in fair comparison that Omaha does “out do” Kansas City in many ways. I plan on staying and retiring here in Kansas City, but let

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Have actually been there
    I just returned from Omaha, and while it is a pretty cool place, its downtown was quite a bit smaller and there were many, many large buildings that were vacant. The Old Market was cool but not as impressive or large as the Plaza, the Union Station was drawing people to its musuem but was not as grand as KC’s station, and the art gallery was not as good as the Nelson. The zoo was very good, quite a bit better than I remember KC’s being.
    But taking into account KC’s speedway/Legends area, amusement park and stadiums, plus the P&L/Crossroads, I have a hard time buying that Omaha willever be a bigger destination.

  13. Anonymous says:

    there are more Omahans that move to KC than Kansas Citians that move to Omaha. that says it all in a nutshell. no ones lives somewhere because of a zoo and a sunsetting college football program an hour away.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    Omaha is pretty cool, and their downtown proper is much more vibrant than ours. The other thing they have going for them is they are all on the same team up there. They work together. Warren Buffett lives in Omaha, not some suburb in a different state. If you go up there for a weekend… you will like it … alot.. I still love KC though. We just need the Royals or Chiefs to win to get our confidence back up.

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