Newest game in town: Which Republican is the daily targeting today?

On Sunday it was Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio; now it’s a gaggle of GOP senators

Remember when the paper’s favorite leftie, Harry Mitchell, ran ads showing [now former] Congressman J.D. Hayworth in the crosshairs of a sniper scope? This is more subtle, but not by much.

Now four senators voting in support of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, are targeted. Sen. Karen Johnson (R. Dist-18) retired at the conclusion of this legislative session.

The Sunday article also provided the newspaper the opportunity to contrast appointed rather than elected county officials and attributed their own inference to other’s words. Pure AZ Republic.

Mesa Police Chief George Gascón has won the collective hearts of the editorial board for speaking out against the Sheriff’s crime patrols, while Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is characterized as a media hog who despises immigrants.

The truth is a much different story, but not one that whistles their tune. In fact, both of Arpaio’s parents were immigrants, arriving legally from Italy. And he was invited to conduct the Mesa patrols by Mesa legislators. Chief Gascón received notification days in advance.

These facts are not nearly as compelling as their intricately woven tale.

6 Responses to Newest game in town: Which Republican is the daily targeting today?

  1. Calypso says:

    Thanks for telling it like it is!
    It’s about time we heard this somewhere and the AZ Republic will never be the place!

  2. Ray says:

    Good as far as it goes. You omitted the very pertinent detail that Mesa Police Chief Gascon is Hispanic. According to an article in the LA Times, Gascon is a native of Cuba. He came to the United States when his parents fled Castro’s regime. It would be interesting to know if they were legal. That fact might have some bearing on his pro-illegal position. This is just as relevant as Sheriff Arpaio’s parents being legal immigrants from Italy.

  3. Ray says:

    And please stop using the gratuitous accent mark in the name Gascon. Chief Gascon didn’t even use it until arriving in Phoenix. Was it the AZ Republic or Gascon himself that made the change?

  4. Michael R says:

    Wow. People on this site consider the AZ Republic as leaning left?!?! That’s terrifying.

  5. Ajo Joe says:

    Terrifying? Surely you don’t actually believe the Republic is conservative? Do you read it? There was a time when it was actually a very conservative newspaper, but those days are long gone. When Eugene and Nina Pullian were in charge, it was a much different publication.

  6. Chuck says:

    Michael, my man, you are such a jester! Thanks for the belly laugh!!

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