Apparently Doug MacEachern doesn’t heart J.D.

In his Quick Hit in today’s daily, editorial writer Doug MacEachern opines:

I’m no fan of campaign-finance laws, but as long as we’ve got them, former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth needs to report his radio-talk show, a launching pad for his next run for office. I listen for maybe 15 minutes a day. And every day, he finds a reason to dis Sen. John McCain, a fellow Republican. Or he has one of his toady listeners beg him to run for senator. Or governor.

Rather than slamming Hayworth’s audience as “toady listeners” or maligning him for not falling for John McCain’s “maverick” style of leftward-lurching, there is a simple remedy for MacEachern’s obvious angst.  Turn off the radio.


9 Responses to Apparently Doug MacEachern doesn’t heart J.D.

  1. Maggie says:

    It sounds like MacEachern has a severe case of the green-eyed rage. Tsk.

  2. Dennis O'Brien says:

    So MacEachern doesn’t ascribe to the view attributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Is anyone surprised? He works for the rigidly agenda driven Arizona Republic newspaper.

    And since when do I(as a lifetime registered Republican)have to support John McCain just because he has an “R” after his name? He acts as though he thinks it’s a “D” often enough that I didn’t vote for him the last time he ran for his senate seat.

  3. Ajo Joe says:

    Advocating cutting off JD’s microphone for having a viewpoint that differs with the Republic’s editorial board is treading in dangerous waters, Mr. MacEachern. As a journalist, you should prize the constitutional First Amendment freedoms we still — at least for the moment — enjoy. This is a very disappointing position.

  4. Chuck says:

    JD replaced Liberal Democrat Karan English in Congress. She was endorsed by the “conservative icon,” AZ Sen. Barry Goldwater, when there was a solid conservative running against her. Doug Wead lost his bid based on Goldwater’s leftist endorsement. Since he’s so sold on McCain, that was probably right up MacEachern’s ally.

  5. American Dad says:

    This is rich! What a perspective for the occasionally reasonable voice at the fading newspaper. He must be worried about a pink slip.

  6. Kelly says:

    Doug MacEachern, I’ll bet you’ll prefer this to listening to J.D. Hayworth for those interminable fifteen minutes:

  7. Frank Gray says:

    Thankfully, Hayworth has a much larger audience than Mr. MacEachern. And every day I hear J.D. advertising the Arizona Republic Subscription Cancellation Hotline which is 602-444-1000. Toll Free that’s 1-800-332-6733. You can email in your cancellation to Now those are very convenient methods for cancelling your subscription to the Daily Disappointment.

  8. McLame '08! says:

    The Repulsive must still be feeling the effects of having their ’08 AZ Legislative endorsements trounced by the voters of Arizona.

    The Repulsive ran a long story last Fall describing Tony Bouie’s lying in their Editorial Board interview for the LD6 Republican primary House race. Then the same paper came out with their endorsement for, guess who? None other than the liar, Tony Bouie!

  9. Ray says:

    JD needs the newspaper like the United States needs Obama.