As we pointed out on Wednesday, the failing Arizona Republic newspaper has become a paean to the ailing John McCain. This morning’s front page features two articles giving him headline prominence.
“McCain lists priorities for Senate health bill” and “McCain hits Trump over transgender ban.”
McCain, desiring to be current on sexual issues has radically changed his tune from this appearance during his failed presidential bid. “Hitting Trump” has become his primary focus since Donald Trump was elected president, accomplishing what eluded McCain.
Letters to the editor are selected based on two categories: Tributes to McCain and bashing his 2016 conservative opponent Kelli Ward, a physician and two-term state senator who had the temerity to challenge him. For her effort, she was outspent 10 t0 1 and bizarrely depicted by McCain as aiding ISIS terrorists although the state senate doesn’t address international issues and her physician husband served tours of duty in battle zones. She has now mounted a campaign against Jeff Flake, who loudly proclaimed his refusal to vote for the Republican presidential nominee and did the bidding of Barack Obama, — even promoting Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court . Flake is so beloved by the left that Hillary Clinton even featured him in a campaign ad.
Letters to the editor of the newspaper run the gamut of suggesting that an Arizona town be renamed to honor McCain, to decimating Kelli Ward. It’s no secret the Republic is in Flake’s corner as it ignores the facts while buffing him up for the 2018 election.
Don’t be fooled. There’s too much at stake.