Two topic, myopic, aburdities take spotlight in newspaper
As it accepts its fate as a dying hard copy newspaper, the Arizona daily uses a wide banner at the top of the front page to invite their dwindling readership to “Go deeper with digital.” Like a carnival barker, the bold face red print blasts, “Destinations.” “Interactive features.” “Must see video.” It even invites readers to “join our experts in picking the valley’s favorite places to eat, shop and play.”
The newspaper throws in a plug for its in-house local station, another in the Gannett stable. But there the odd gets odder. “Over TV?” the header asks, “but love (local TV 12 newscasters) Mark, Lin Sue and James?” Viewers/readers are then invited to watch them on the newspaper’s website. Apparently the folks at the dying newspaper think television is also passé.
True to form there is a front page tale of woe over the fact that “migrants” (read “illegals“) are not offered a green card in the House bill, whereas the Senate 8 Gangster’s bill offers “almost immediate” legal status. Is that grinding sound the gnashing of reporter Daniel Gonzalez teeth?
Another front pager by Gonzalez headlines the latest scare tactic — a threat of “food shortages” that could result if amnesty isn’t given to illegals and what he calls “a broken immigration system” isn’t fixed. How to keep the country from starving? Pass “comprehensive immigration reform,” of course.
Then there is the newspaper’s favorite same sex family back to let us know that the men, described as “two gay dads” have adopted more children — bringing the household total to 16 — including the dads. Two pages complete with oversized photos are dedicated to this ongoing coverage. In case you missed it, the story was also featured on Channel 12 as they describe how they “face the challenges.” The newspaper’s online version covers the report. In 2010, the daily editorially came out in favor of same sex “marriage.”
The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) has two major topics to which it devotes its last gasps: Amnesty for illegals and ‘gay” issues. If you’re looking for news, the state’s newspaper of record is not the place to find it.
Leftwing agendas abound. News? Nope.