The AZ Republic’s dual agenda

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.

8 Responses to The AZ Republic’s dual agenda

  1. pcrcPC says:

    “Numbers USA Director: Immigration Fight Pits Grassroots vs. ‘Unpatriotic Billionaires’
    Roy Beck, the Executive Director of Numbers USA, claimed the immigration fight is ultimately one between grassroots, working class Americans and unpatriotic billionaires that simply want to increase the labor supply to reduce wages across all income levels.

    Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Beck said the “biggest impact” of the Senate’s bill, if it becomes law, will be to “double importation of foreign workers” and decrease wages in professions across the economic spectrum. This is because the bill would allow for, in some medical and high-tech fields, an unlimited number of immigrants.

    Beck said the bill would close “up opportunity for American kids to go into these fields” while driving up the “deficit and debt while not stopping illegal immigration.”

    He accused legislators like Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) of wanting the immigration bill badly because the “big money” and “big business” interests that are backing them want it even more badly. Beck claimed that “incredible profits” can be made if wages are lowered in certain industries by just “a nickel an hour.”

    “It’s the grassroots against… the unpatriotic billionaires,” Beck alleged of the fight to host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon. “It’s a ground game.”

    Beck blasted those in support of comprehensive immigration reform that have ignored the “numbers” and the various projections made by nonpartisan organizations like the Congressional Budget Office that declared the bill would lower the wages of working class Americans.

    “To say numbers don’t matter is to say Americans don’t matter,” Beck declared.

    He said Silicon Valley interests want a narrow part of the bill but have been convinced they have to push for the whole bill in order to get their piece, and that is why they are pouring nearly $100 million into marketing campaigns to get comprehensive immigration reform passed.

    Beck said he was extremely pleased to see working class Americans of all races rally at the Black American Leadership Alliance’s “D.C. March for Jobs” and hoped it was the beginning of “what has to happen” to unite working class people of every ethnicity.

    Beck said supporters of the comprehensive immigration bill often want to divide and conquer the working class. For instance, Beck said that if working class black Americans complain about the immigration bill, supporters of the bill imply that they are anti-Hispanic.

    He also criticized immigration reform advocates for cloaking the bill in “humanitarian interests” and emphasized how the immigration bill would disproportionately hurt Hispanics and blacks who are trying to get into the middle class, forever miring them in poverty.

    He urged Americans to go to the offices of Congressmen and attend rallies during the August recess to ensure the “piecemeal” immigration bills being drafted in the House do not make it onto the House floor. Breitbart News Sunday host Bannon said Representatives should be told that they will be voted out of office if they support the bill because self-preservation is the only thing they know.

    “Let them know if they vote for this, they are signing their political death warrant,” Bannon said. “That’s all they are gonna understand. These guys don’t understand anything but their self-preservation. There can’t be any nuance about this. We’re beyond nuance. If you vote for it, you’re gone.”

    Beck agreed, warning against a potential conference that will try to find a middle ground between the “bad” House bills and the “end of America” Senate bill.

    Bannon reiterated how critical it is for working class Americans to pressure their Representatives to stop this version of comprehensive immigration reform.

    “If you want to stop this and save this country, that’s what you gotta do,” Bannon said.

    • pcrcPC says:

      “Karl Rove, 100+ GOP Donors Send Letter to Republicans Urging Immigration Reform”
      Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting “legal status” to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria.

      Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.

      The letter begins: “We write to urge you to take action to fix our broken immigration system.” According to the New York Times, those who have signed include Rove; “former Vice President Dan Quayle; Tom Stemberg, a founder of Staples; and Frank VanderSloot, the founder of Melaleuca Inc.” Romney campaign finance director Spencer Zwick was also signed the letter.

      The Times reports that Carlos Gutierrez, former Commerce Secretary for President George W. Bush and a founder of the Republicans for Immigration Reform super PAC, organized the effort. Gutierrez, who has said in the past that English should not be the official language of government, said the letter was “the beginning of a campaign to lobby Republican lawmakers in favor of a broad immigration bill as they return to their districts for the August break.”

      “What tends to happen during the month of August is that members go home and they go to town hall meetings and they check up on their offices in terms of phone calls and letters, and that’s where they get bombarded,” Gutierrez told the Times. “So Republicans who are for immigration reform–and I believe there are many–we need to make our voice known in August.”

      The letter also says:

      “To fix our immigration system we need meaningful reforms that will (1) secure our borders, (2) provide a legal way for U.S.-based companies to hire the workers they need while making it impossible to hire workers here illegally, and (3) take control of our undocumented immigration problem by providing a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who pay penalties and back taxes, pass criminal background checks, and go to the back of the line.”

      • pcrcPC says:

        the lies by the “republican” elites are never ending, amnesty will destroy the party and the country.

        now they are resorting to openly bribing and threatening with blackmail elected officials if they do not participate in destroying the country and the party.

        illegal aliens and legal immigrants are destroying the wage base of the middle and lower class. its all about supply and demand. virtually ALL of the increased unemployment/welfare numbers since match up to the numbers of illegal aliens and legal immigrants coming into the country since the late 90′s displacing American workers, driving down wages, and quality of life while increasing poverty among American Citizens. every illegal alien we kick out means a job for an American and an increase in wages

        the supply outweighs the demand by 10′s of millions of people so wages are down and unemployment/welfare is up. very simple.

        and now these idiots want to add up to 50million more

        this is all about lobbyist, special interest and illegal foreign invaders paying off republicans for their votes. for democrats its about increasing welfare and a permanent democrat voting majority.

        amnesty will turn us even more into a welfare/wage slave nation with one party rule and permanent outrageous unemployment rates.

        In addition we hear so much about “border security” yes border security is important but it does nothing about the tens of millions of illegal aliens already here and all the babies they will be pushing out while here and the 10′s of millions of chain migrants lining up to join them.

        they must go, that’s why INTERNAL enforcement is so much more important and why politicians and pundits WILL NOT talk about it.

        remember this when you hear blah blah blah…border security. no different than locking an empty barn AFTER the horses escaped

        internal enforcement is much important, its also more cost effective, the infrastructure is pretty much in place. we can be doing internal enforcement immediately, while the border will take quite some time to secure.

        Every illegal alien we kick out of the country either frees up a job for an American and/or elimintates welfare recipients.

        While it may seem futile I urge everybody to call our az politicians and tell them no amnesty of any sort, under any circumstances. Do not parse words let them know anything other than repatriation IS amnesty, and if they support amnesty of ANY sort you will do everything in your power to remove them from office

        and while you are at it, tell them we must also defund obamacare

    • Orion says:

      How about posting links to these articles instead of the entire, lengthy post that shows up on another site. This spot is for comments to a specific SRAZ post.
      These are good articles, but the links would serve the same purpose wthout taking the comments section hostage.

  2. pcrcPC says:

    Did you miss it? WATCH in FULL Ted Cruz this morning at Heritage on Defunding Obamacare: A Matter of Principle

    Sen. Ted Cruz spoke this morning about defunding Obamacare and also took questions from the audience. You can watch it in full below:

    • Sally Forth says:

      I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Ted Cruz is the real deal. Flash-in-the-pan Marco isn’t. He was dumb enough to follow John McCain into the white hot ire of constitutional conservatives who expect more than platitudes.

  3. Capt. Marvel says:

    So the newest ploy for giving amnesty to 25+ million illegal aliens is that we’ll starve unless they are able to pick crops? I’ve got news for these nut jobs. We grow our own produce in our backyard, plus imported produce is routinely available at every market in town. My sister even has plenty of lettuce, bell peppers, cukes and carrots, growing in pots on her townhouse patio (no grass whatsoever!)

    First it was the “cruelty” of sending invading hordes back to their own homelands. Then there was the bogus story about “breaking up families” which is laughable. Where did this idea that they are prohibited from taking their children home with them originate? The churches are the beneficiaries of the uneducated and easily manipulated illegals and the democrats are the recipients of a brand new voting bloc.

    But how does the rest of the country benefit from turning our country into a replica of Mexico, including gangs, drug wars, corruption and illiteracy? They cost American billions in education, health care costs and the high crime rates. I’ll happily make accommodations for fresh produce to have my country back.

    This yearly price tag of $113 BILLION is three years old. It’s got to be higher now.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      You omitted the fact that the newly amnestized illegals will be competing against American citizens for jobs in this worst economy in my lifetime. The so called DREAMERS will also be moving ahead of our own kids for university placement, while our tax dollars will be paying for them to beat our own native born American citizen children out of that which is rightfully theirs.

      What I seriously don’t understand is why any Republican would be in favor of increasing the numbers within the Democrat party ranks.

      Know this…The illegals magically made into citizens will not be Republicans. It doesn’t matter what we do. John McAmensty promised them the moon and Hispanics still voted overwhelmingly for Obama, who promised to “fundamentally transform” America. He’s doing just that. He’s turning us into Mexico…a third world country.