Linda Valdez’ slurs, lies, hasten AZ Republic’s demise

If you’ve ever wondered why the increasingly anorexic Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is in its death throes after 123 years of publication, take a gander at the newspaper’s columnists. The far left is roundly represented by Laurie Roberts and E. J. Montini — neither above engaging in fabrication in order to make their skewed points. But it’s Linda Valdez who slides off the left side of the page with her slippery rants and irrationality, spitefully contrived to agitate. Even as the daily’s pulse weakens, these purveyors of agenda remain contemptuously unconcerned about insulting the remaining readers who value truth and Constitutional principles.

Here’s an example, titled “GOP’s mean-spirited food stamp victory.”  There’s no trick to spotting a Valdez piece. A committed liberal and open borders proponent, she extols radical leftists and Alinsky disciples, Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Raul Grijalva.

Valdez’s unconcealed abhorrence of Republicans jumps off the page. In Valdezese, these “mean spirited” monsters are responsible for starving children, polluting the planet, over-consuming,  denying health care to the ailing, sunlight to those in the shadows and pushing granny off a cliff.

Corporate America is a behemoth that must be curtailed, since providing jobs is not nearly as humane as providing cradle-to-grave handouts — paid for by American citizen taxpayers, many now underemployed or working two jobs since Obama’s destruction of the economy.

Implausibly Valdez ends her effort with, “Today’s GOP House delights in taking food away from the hungry and blocking access to medical care. Astonishing. But true.”

We think it’s astonishing this lightweight still has a job at the rapidly deteriorating newspaper, hit with growing circulation losses and declining advertising revenue. The next round of layoffs should include Valdez, freeing her up to travel those failed socialist countries she so highly esteems and desires to have the U.S. emulate.


7 Responses to Linda Valdez’ slurs, lies, hasten AZ Republic’s demise

  1. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Linda Valdez is one of the main reasons we let our subscription to the Arizona Republic lapse several years ago. I’m an early morning jogger and see few newspapers where they used to be plentiful in driveways along my path. I don’t believe this is due to everyone changing over to digital editions. Most thinking people get their news from other sources and are tired of being held in unrestrained contempt by the likes of Linda Valdez and her cohorts. Steve Benson is another to add to your list. After abandoning his LDS faith he underwent a brain metamorphosis and immediately became a liberal. He probably figured it was a guarantee of job security.

    • Kent says:

      Ditto! The newspaper is called the Repugnant or Repulsive for a reason. For one thing, it doesn’t deliver news. It’s nothing more than a source of leftwing opinion. It hurls insults and a slew of misrepresentations along with outright lies. Why throw money down that stinking rat hole? Do you want to pay the salaries of people who are spinners rather than journalists? If so, its a good bet music DJs will happily accept your donations.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    ROFL! To Conservatives, Valdez is actually too funny for words to say as she exemplifies the sophomoric and entirely pathetic pseudo-logic of the Liberal left, LOL!

    Here’s an excerpt from the Valdez article linked above:

    “Rep. Kyrsten Sinema fired off a press release to say:”

    “In Arizona, thousands of seniors and veterans rely on nutrition programs. One in four Arizona children live in food insecurity, unsure of when they’ll eat next or where they’ll find food. The severe cuts to SNAP will make this grave situation even worse.”

    Well, that’s just AWFUL, isn’t it? However, the COGENT question is WHY are thousands of Arizona seniors, veterans and children relying on “nutrition programs”?

    “Food stamp president: Enrollment up 70 percent under Obama”

    “By Cheryl K. Chumley, March 28, 2013”

    “Enrollment in the food stamp program — officially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — has soared by 70 percent in the years since President Obama first took office, a new report finds.”

    “Despite government claims, the job market is still lagging. The poverty rate is on the rise…And federal laws passed under former President Clinton and further under Mr. Obama are actually driving the enrollment rate higher. Those laws allow for those with higher incomes to take food stamps…”

    DUH! The reason why so many are receiving food stamps is that Commies like Obama and Sinema not only can’t manage a Capitalist economy, they are actively working to make Capitalism fail!

    2010 statistics from the Heritage Society:

    “Among the 10.5 million food stamp households with able-bodied, non-elderly adults, 5.5 million performed zero work during the month. Another 1.5 million to 2 million households had employment but appeared to work less than 30 hours per week. Altogether, each month, some 7 million to 7.5 million work-capable households received food stamps while performing no work or working less than 30 hours per week.”

    This while Obama kills jobs for American citizens with his open borders policies and incentivizes employing people less than 30 hours per week with Obamacare!

    • Pima Pal says:

      Your analysis regarding the desire for capitalism failing being the reason for enhancement of widespread enrollment in “nutrition programs,” is absolutely correct. The left (Obama, Sinema, Grijalva, Valdez and their ilk) are hoping for nothing short of our economic collapse. You might recall that enraged over passage of SB1070, Grijalva actually called for a boycott of our state’s tourist industry…proving he’s an imbecile, since many of the Hispanics he said were being negatively impacted worked as maids, gardeners and in the kitchens of the same resorts he wanted to bring down.

      Elementary school marquees now advertise free lunches AND breakfasts for residents who are not even students! That means young unwed mothers along with multiple kids (none of whom have the same father), can chow down at the school cafeterias. That certainly removes any incentives for fathers to support their children. This insanity got its foothold during the Lyndon Johnson administration, when he declared enhanced welfare programs as his “Great Society.” That also signaled the end of the black family structure. Welfare replaced dads and the more kids the more $$$. Another failed Democrat scheme. Bill Cosby and Thomas Sowell have spoken/written extensively on this sorry topic

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, Pima Pal, and thanks! :-)

        Yeah, well, if you look at the entirety of the Obama agenda, and the Liberal Democrat agenda over the past sixty years, it is clear that all of their varied initiatives point to the same ultimate goal; Socialism as a step to Communism.

        In their paradigm, everyone and anyone is expendable for “the cause” and nothing is sacred because they are amoral atheists.

  3. "Southwest Cincinnatus" says:

    We can only hope that Linda and others of her journalistic ilk will get the chance to apply for Food Stamps themselves! That’s one form of “participatory journalism” I would wholeheartedly endorse.

  4. Hagar says:

    I wonder if Valdez’ starving kids included the four I saw with their obese “mother” this week at a convenience store. Each kid was grossly overweight, but that didn’t stop them from lining up to pay for two hot dogs, a bag of chips, a fruit pie, and a Big Gulp each with an EBT card!