Using intentionally imprecise words, Arizona’s newspaper of record toils at trying to influence its increasingly diminished base of readers.
Standing as a stark example is Sunday’s front page headline, topping the final installment of an eight-part series — the sole intent of which is to defeat Maricopa County’s popular Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The headline? “As Arpaio considers a 7th bid for office, some say it’s time to go.” Got that? “Some say.”
The objective of an eight-part series is to encompass two weekends, since the withered readership includes a larger segment of Sunday only subscribers. Between now and the 2016 election, count on the fact that the Daily Insult will quote itself repeatedly as it desperately attempts to exert influence. Of course, those glory days when citizen voters stood in line at polling places with the newspaper’s endorsement list in hand, have long since passed. Now it’s far more likely that an endorsement will be the kiss of death for candidates and issues.
The left-wing, pro-amnesty-for-illegals newspaper which we often refer to as The Periódico de la República de Arizona, never lets facts get in the way of agenda. Its Open Borders Queen, Linda Valdez, takes up three-quarters of the editorial page with, ”10 immigration myths debunked.” In fact, she “debunked” nothing. But truth holds no relevance when it comes to opinion pieces passing themselves off as factual. The left-weighted newspaper ceased having an op-ed page or featuring opposing columnists years ago.
In order to remove the onus from invading Hispanics coming across our nation’s southern border, the folks at the Daily Insult solicited a local lawyer to write a lengthy piece about his family’s generational roots in Arizona facilitated by his illegal Chinese grandfather. According to the saga, the grandfather moved easily between China and the United States, returning to his homeland to find a bride and then slipping her in with him on a return trip. The author concludes by chastising the use of the term “anchor baby,” lecturing on the hardships illegals endure as they sneak into the U.S.
Republicese is a language unto itself. Reading it takes patience and definitely the assistance provided by a Primer. We cheerfully provide, “A Primer: How to decipher Republicese,” which includes a link to the ever-popular “Lingo.” The language of Newspeak, AP’s revised acceptable words can be found in, “Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.”
Be aware, the invasion now employs even more fanciful jargon with the words “migrants, undocumented, refugees, asylum seekers” replacing the now politically incorrect “illegal aliens” — a term we will continue to use.
Though this revealing post was written in 2013, it includes links going back to 2008.