Gannett in the throes of solo winging

Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic newspaper, is winging it as a solo entity as of Monday.

The article in industry insider Poynter reports “19,600 employees of Gannett newspapers will be working for a new company — untethered from growing and prosperous television stations and digital ventures.”

It can’t get much worse for readers of the Arizona daily, expecting news and getting, instead, rehash under the not very clever heading “Week in Review.” Everything you’ve already read is served up again as appetizing as  cold porridge. Cronkite Journalism students write in trendy colloquialisms (“we reached out,” “she went missing,” “functionality“), and mismatched tenses. Editors are either on vacation or were laid off.

Poynter points out the New Gannett begins life with two clear challenges: Revenues, dragged down by weak print advertising, were off 9 percent in the first quarter, and the second quarter does not look much better.  Results have been similar at NewsQuest, the group of regional British papers Gannett owns, which was hit by a work stoppage in recent weeks to protest cuts.

If you’re looking for movie and restaurant reviews to sweeten the relentless liberalism, radical politics, amnesty push and  “gay” agenda  olio, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is for you. Want unbiased news reports written in proper English? You’ll have to move on.

9 Responses to Gannett in the throes of solo winging

  1. PV PC says:

    The leftwing Arizona Repulsive is dying. It can’t happen soon enough for most of us. The student “journalists” are a joke. I sometimes read the free newspaper where I stop for breakfast on my way to the office. It’s a sad commentary on what is supposed to be a disseminator of news. It’s mostly far left opinion and purchased filler, loaded with hearing aid and retirement community ads for the senior citizens who still buy it.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    As I take my very early morning walks, I take note of the houses where the AZ Republic has been delivered.
    These are the very same people who never bother to interact with “neighbors”, nor do they respond when a wave or a “hello” is sent their way.

    Mind, body, and soul poisioned, no doubt.

    As Reverend Franklin Graham said today—–AMERICA IS NOT GOING TO LIKE WHAT IS AT THE END OF THIS RAINBOW.


  3. William Heuisler says:

    The Arizona Republic has lied and manipulated our politics since they ignored the murderer of their own reporter, Don Bolles in 1976 and covered up the hit-and-run killing of an old lady, Viola Faber by one of their Editors. The Republic libeled me in 1987 and retracted their lies when I sued them (see Heuisler v. Phoenix Newspapers). Look up “Casual Executions: assassination in Arizona” and read the Roman a Clef about how the Arizona Republic has frustrated Justice and covered up for, corruption and criminals for many decades.
    Nothing to buy; look it up on Amazon and read the reviews.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      I found this link. Interesting.

      Who was the editor driving the car in the hit and run?

      • William Heuisler says:

        Editorial Page Editor, Pat Murphy ran over Viola Faber and left the scene. A Republic reporter was a passenger witness. There were two bystander witnesses who were in the bus stop booth where Mrs. Faber landed. They observed the dark sedan stop for moments; a confused (drunk?) man got out and got back in. They saw a partial plate before the sedan drove away.
        Another vehicle was behind the H&R and followed.
        The rest is quite a tale
        Casual Executions tells part of the story as Roman a Clef because the Goldwater, Licavoli, Tully and Pulliam lawyers have threatened to sue anyone who writes about their peccadillos – from Faber to Don Bolles… to John McCain’s half a million dollar primary election contribution from Kemper Marley’s United Liquors.

      • William Heuisler says:

        LD 23 PC,
        I responded (twice) to your question, but neither post has appeared.
        Call me in Tucson 520-403-2939 or e mail me at for all the details of the Viola Faber H&R death.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      William Heuisler,
      Seeing Red AZ is set up to “hold in moderation” all comments with more than one link, which is why your previous comment wasn’t readily seen.

      We appreciate your comments. Since the site isn’t tended 24/7, there can be a lag time when those in moderation are vetted and posted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    It’s good that KPNX TV 12 is no longer under the oppressive liberal thumb of the rancid Republic. The question is, are they still cohabiting in the same AZ Republic building, which 12 moved into after leaving its former home on Central Avenue?

  5. Hagar says:

    All the Arizona Republic needed to do to succeed was to project a modicum of balanced opinion devoid of ;left-wing hysteria. However, Gannett is incapable of that. Solvency in deference to ideological purity is not possible with them. It’s only a matter of time now that the paper has been cut loose. Good riddance! Oh, lest anyone forget, Duke Tully was another of the Republic’s vaunted staffers.