If you’ve ever wondered why the increasingly anorexic Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is in its death throes after 123 years of publication, take a gander at the newspaper’s columnists. The far left is roundly represented by Laurie Roberts and E. J. Montini — neither above engaging in fabrication in order to make their skewed points. But it’s Linda Valdez who slides off the left side of the page with her slippery rants and irrationality, spitefully contrived to agitate. Even as the daily’s pulse weakens these purveyors of agenda remain contemptuously unconcerned about insulting the remaining readers who value truth and Constitutional principles.
Here’s an example, titled “GOP’s mean-spirited food stamp victory.” There’s no trick to spotting a Valdez piece. A committed liberal and open borders proponent, she extols radical leftists and Alinsky disciples, Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Raul Grijalva.
Valdez’s unconcealed abhorrence of Republicans jumps off the page. In Valdezese, these “mean spirited” monsters are responsible for starving children, polluting the planet, over-consuming, denying health care to the ailing, sunlight to those in the shadows and pushing granny off a cliff.
Corporate America is a behemoth that must be curtailed, since providing jobs is not nearly as humane as providing cradle-to-grave handouts — paid for by American citizen taxpayers, many now underemployed or working two jobs since Obama’s destruction of the economy.
Implausibly Valdez ends her effort with “Today’s GOP House delights in taking food away from the hungry and blocking access to medical care. Astonishing. But true.”
We think it’s astonishing this lightweight still has a job at the rapidly deteriorating newspaper, hit with growing circulation losses and declining advertising revenue. The next round of layoffs should include Valdez, freeing her up to travel those failed socialist countries she so highly esteems and desires to have the U.S. emulate.