Valdez’ increasingly bizarre rants provide clues

Looking more likely to leave

In Monday’s post, “Does nutty column signal Linda Valdez’ swan song? we speculated that the local newspaper’s far left editorial writer Linda Valdez might be considering the early retirement package being offered to long-term employees. Her typical seething screeds have veered into hysterical rants, screeching at readers, and giving credence to the idea of her takin’ the money and gettin’ outta Dodge. 

It was easy to mistake her bizarre “zombie” column as the most solid evidence of her imminent departure. Who knew there’d be even more outrageousness with her name attached the very next day? Now she wants to “Repeal the Second Amendment.” Seriously.

We already knew of her desire to collapse the First Amendment on the heads of conservatives, so her liberal swerve into Constitution shredding shouldn’t come as a surprise.  It’s her blatant arrogance as she kicks sand in the face of readers that gives rise to the notion that her hand is outstretched. 

5 Responses to Valdez’ increasingly bizarre rants provide clues

  1. Observer says:

    If she leaves, it’s already too late to save the newspaper. It’s a dead entity that does little more than try to rout out the elected Republicans who hold the state, legislative and Maricopa County offices. Phil Boas, the director of the editorial department, spends his days laying the framework to get his father-in-law Joe Arpaio out of office. These people have no shame. But shame on those who support this ongoing crap by buying it.

  2. Capt. Marvel says:

    Linda Valdez’s liberal diatribes have sickened many and her contributions (bylined or not) have no doubt been the cause for the drop in the Arizona Repukelic’s subscriptions. Her like minded fellows obviously care more about their agenda than whether the newspaper lives or dies. When it’s all over for the newspaper, few will mourn, which is truly a shame. It once provided actual news reports written by journalists. The concept of journalists is a quaint notion these days. Imagine that a few decades ago there were actually morning and afternoon editions and many households subscribed to both!! It was a different world, without technology, and a completely different newspaper, with a conservative vantage point. Eugene Pulliam was the publisher and he and his wife Nina set the tone. He founded the Society of Professional Journalists when that spoke of integrity.

  3. Patriot Dad says:

    A few years ago, the students at ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism invited Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak at a forum for the sole purpose of drowning him out by singing/reciting the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody over him each time he attempted to speak. The so-called forum was disrupted and finally called to a halt. These students have learned well. They obviously have no regard for either the First Amendment or manners…both outdated concepts to these liberal trainees. They would be better suited to working at Pravda.

  4. Seen It All says:

    When the Arizona Republic finally closes its doors, it will have no one to blame but it’s own policies which have driven away its readers.

  5. joe danielek says:

    What do you expect from someone who married a non citizen from mexico who couldn’t speak English. How could it be love?