Insulting readers not Rx for AZ Republic’s survival

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, 73, is a political aberration who could only exist among the oddballs who bought into the far left views of Vermont ice cream entrepreneurs Ben and Jerry. Not content to peddle uniquely named flavors such as “Vermonty Python,” the duo ventured into stirring their leftist politics into the creamy treats —- turning off conservative fans. The latest flavor promoting “climate justice” is dubbed, “Save Our Swirled.” Get it?

Vermont is also where Judge Edward Cashman veered left as he ordered a pedophile who pleaded guilty to the ongoing rape of a little girl to 60 days in jail rather than the maximum 20 years prosecutors requested.

In this outstanding column in National Review Matthew Continetti identifies Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ redistribution ideology as “Fossil Socialism.”  Self-described “Democratic Socialist” Sanders was deceptively elected as an Independent and caucuses with the Democrats. 

So who does this left-wing critic of capitalism counts among his Arizona fans? None other than the Arizona Republic ’s resident fellow traveler Linda Valdez.This was her two cents worth a couple of days ago:

 “It might be deja vu all over again for Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama is a fine president, but he did jump the line in 2008. It was supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s year. But Obama had a more authentic message. So Hillary had to wait. Conventional wisdom says 2016 is her year. The Democratic nomination is hers to lose. But will it be deja vu all over again? This time Bernie Sanders is the long shot who sounds more authentic. His message resonates in forgotten corners of America and scares the pants off the power elite.  Go Bernie.”

As the newspaper hemorrhages readers, subscriptions plummet and the remaining staffers try desperately to implement the switch to a much cheaper, easier to print and deliver digital version, they mindlessly continue to insult their own bread and butter with this radical drivel. 

Gannett, which owns the Arizona Republic and its mainstay USA Today, has seen its stock tumble. Recently USA Today’s editor-in-chief, David Callaway admitted it could stop publishing a daily print newspaper as soon as in the next “five or six years.” His candid assessment was made in response to a question during an Internet Week New York panel.

Yet the Republic continues to insult the aging demographic that still likes the sound of a newspaper thrown on their driveway and remembers it from its better days as an actual journalistic endeavor. Regardless of the leftwing content that surrounds the crossword puzzles, obits and grocery coupons, those folks overwhelmingly vote Republican.

5 Responses to Insulting readers not Rx for AZ Republic’s survival

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    What I get a kick out of are the Arizona Republic’s repeated list of political endorsements prior to each and every election. Obviously no one pays attention to its commands since all of the state offices are held by Republicans. Maricopa County has elected a single liberal (representing a district) who sits on the Board of Supervisors. The majority of state legislators are also Republican. Personally, I find many of the Republicans to be RINOs, but the fact remains, Democrats don’t get elected statewide or in the most populated county.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      The AZ Repulsive is on its way out. They know it and they know we know it. Keeping Linda Valdez onboard even from her southern AZ perch, becomes the editorial board’s “who cares?” snubbing of its collective nose at what remains of its readership. They like us as much as we like them. We cut out our ties with these radicals several years ago.

  2. Kent says:

    Undoubtedly much to the distress of socialist Linda Valdez, Hillary has an actual rival. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s announcement that he’s entering the 2016 Dem presidential race must give her heartburn. . He’s also a extreme leftist, beginning his campaign ranting about Wall Street, but one who could present problems for Hillary. He successfully pushed massive gun-control measures, supports same sex marriage and abortion, repealed the death penalty and repeatedly raised taxes in Maryland . He supports the illegal invasion of the USA and can’t shake his association with the Baltimore riots. But he’s 52, Hillary is nearing 70 aand Bernie Sanders is 73.

  3. LD2 says:

    At least Bernie is honest. He let’s us know up front he’s a big government socialist. McCain….Kyle….Flake….not so much. We found out after election.

  4. John Liberty says:

    “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.” – Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda.

    “That propaganda is good which leads to success, and that is bad which fails to achieve the desired result. It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success.” – Joseph Goebbels