This morning’s edition of the reliably leftist Arizona Republic has reached into the arena of slapstick comedy The all caps Page One headline “ON THE OFFENSIVE” tops an oversize photo of a smiling Hillary Clinton in the foreground with a shadowy Donald Trump barely visible behind her.
Centered beneath these in bold red type is this teaser: “Our endorsement.”
“At 6 p.m. today, the Arizona Republic editorial board will announce its endorsement for president of the United States. “
Today’s editorial headline is “Clinton takes down national bully,” making the feigned suspense superfluous.
Readers who would have to be flatlined not to have already guessed the newspaper’s position from months of ongoing derogatory coverage of Donald Trump and selective omissions of difficult to ignore scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton, are directed to the fish wrap’s Facebook page and website for live coverage. It will also be available in the Wednesday edition.
No wonder Gannett’s stock is in a free fall. Click on “One Year” on chart to see the most recent plunge. The media conglomerate owns the Arizona Republic.