He can be outrageous and even borderline obscene with the scantily-clad females he features, but for the sixth straight year Tonyskansascity.com, the area’s leading blog published by Tony Botello, has been named the top blog in Kansas City by The Pitch magazine.
It is a well-deserved honor. No blogger even comes close to generating the traffic his site does on a daily basis and he often updates it every day of the week.
For nearly a decade Botello has operated the area’s “go to” blog for breaking news on governmental and civic issues in and around Kansas City. He routinely breaks stories before other media outlets. They often monitor his blog for story ideas.
On his site today Botello was gracious and seemed touched by the latest honor.
“We never think we’re gonna win this deal but TKC READERS are actually some of the most kind and gracious people around who care about the discourse that defines Kansas City politics and culture,” he wrote. “ALL WE REALLY WANT TO NOTE IS: THANK YOU TO PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR TKC!!!”
He also stressed his real belief that free speech really should be free.
“TKC attempts to champion alternative opinion . . . We try to link and reference all of the stuff that we think defines Kansas City politics and culture and we attempt to offer a space where FREE SPEECH RULES WHEN IT COMES TO THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPICS OF THE DAY while we also try to have a bit of fun . . . Mostly at the expense of the local political elite,” he noted.
“Still, it’s a great privilege to talk to people who care deeply about Kansas City no matter how much we might disagree.”