Blatant false reporting advances big lie

Arizona Republic: Facts take a back seat to agenda

Friday’s above-the-fold headline in the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is instructive. In the unlikely event anyone needs a reminder of the open borders / amnesty agenda of the left-wing newspaper, this headline referencing the first GOP debate forum should disabuse them of such a notion:


“Immigration” describes the lawful process of entering a country — in this case, the United States of America — with the intent of becoming a citizen and embracing our heritage, language and way of life.

Illegally entering our country is not immigration.

Those who follow law to become citizens must demonstrate their good moral character, a proficiency in English (speaking, reading and writing) and basic knowledge of American history and civics. They must attend interviews, take tests, fill out forms, and pay fees.

Their efforts are ultimately rewarded as they recite the Oath of Citizenship becoming naturalized American citizens:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

By repeatedly misrepresenting what actually defines an “immigrant,” the Arizona Republic engages in deception unworthy of an allegedly legitimate purveyor of news. Journalism was once regarded as a trustworthy industry where facts were presumed to drive content. With its incessant and deliberate skew, the Arizona Republic falls far short of fulfilling that obligation. On this crucial subject and others, it promotes agenda-driven sensationalism and stridently displays its lack of integrity, which explains its downhill spiral.


5 Responses to Blatant false reporting advances big lie

  1. MacBeth says:

    Online and digital news are killing newspapers generally. This one that continually insults its readers deservers its fate.

    The Arizona Republic’s product long ago ceased to have even a remote connection to journalism.

  2. Rob Haney says:

    Thank you seeingredaz for addressing this topic. Deceit through language misuse has infuriated me for years. In particular, the Republican Party hierarchy and my own Roman Catholic Church hierarchy have become masters of deceit in this regard. Instead of rejecting the language abuse tactics of the Democrat Party, liberal media and education bureaucrats, the Republican Party and Catholic Church hierarchies have embraced it. I should add here that most other religious hierarchies have done the same as the Catholic hierarchy.

    Using “immigrants” in place of illegal aliens is just one example. Another example is John McCain’s infamous and purposeful misuse of the term “stem cell research”. He said he was in favor of stem cell research. This deceit was to hide his pro-abortion position for government funded fetal stem cell research (using the body parts of babies murdered through abortion for experimental research). The deceit was in not defining that the fetal research he was in favor of killed babies through embryonic stem cell research (killing the human embryo) as opposed to adult stem cell research which does not kill the human embryo and is the pro-life position.

    The Arizona Right to Life organization endorsed McCain over JD Hayworth in spite of McCain’s numerous pro-abortion positions. This was one of the reasons Marne and I left AZ RTL and joined a true pro life organization, the East Valley Pro-life Alliance

    There are hundreds of other examples of language deceit that the left uses and you do an outstanding job of exposing them for which I am very grateful. Keep up your wonderful journalism.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Thank you, Rob Haney. We also appreciate your cogent comments which logically represent conservative thought. As a former District Chairman and twice elected Maricopa County Chairman yours is a well respected voice in Arizona politics.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Rob Haney: That is a beautifully written comment.

    Between the dishonest news media like the AZ Republic and the President – the transformation is speeding along:

  4. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    The Republic is not even subtle in its biased reporting. Distorting the truth is its deliberate and repeatedly used technique.

    If you’re looking for integrity look under “I” in the dictionary. You’ll be sorely disappointed if you expect to find it in the Arizona Repulsive.