The hard-left Arizona República is in high gear prepping for the upcoming elections from its increasingly radical perch. The entire crew —- from editorial staff, reporters and columnists, to the readily obliging editorial cartoonist —- is marching in lockstep to elect their favored liberal candidates. They’ll even cozy up to weak Republicrats in the Primary in order to get their desired liberals elected in the General.
Having seen them in action for years, we know the drill and are keen to expose it.
Today we focus on the newspaper’s flimsy “Fact Check” as it relates to Republican gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs. The topic is “Where GOP candidates stand on abortion issues.”
Riggs, a former California congressman, is pro-life, which he affirmed by saying he was the only candidate running for governor with a proven pro-life voting record. While other candidates hold pro-life views, it turns out Secretary of State Ken Bennett and state Sen. Al Melvin have actually cast pro-life votes while serving in the state legislature, so Riggs conceded that he meant to say ”federal voting record.”
Far more interesting than the misspeak, however, is the turn of phrase the newspaper used in the full-page article attempting to castigate him. The words “pro-life” must gum up the works on the failing newspaper’s keyboards. Instead, “anti-abortion” is repeatedly used —- to forward the left’s death-to-innocents agenda.
To accomplish its goal of promoting abortion, no distortion is too excessive. The skewing of language is an old propaganda technique. George Orwell’s book titled “1984” described a Ministry of Truth that obliterated history and altered words to adapt to governmental edicts in a language called Newspeak. The slogan: “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength” was inscribed on currency, cigarette wrappers, stamps, ubiquitous banners — to hammer the message.
In describing the Newspeak formalized at Associated Press, we’ve previously referenced Orwell’s book, in which protagonist Winston Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a “reduced” language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”
Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.
We conservatives are “unpersons” to the MSM liberals. But we still have a voice. We need to continue to use it.