If you ever had any doubts that the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic was dead, but hasn’t the sense to lie down, today’s front page should settle the matter.
The President of the United States came to town Tuesday evening. Republican Donald Trump was greeted by a capacity crowd of supporters filling the Phoenix Convention Center. They waited in line for hours in the midday August heat, to hear and cheer him.
Prior to the event, however, the newspaper, hoping for chaos, actually gave instructions to protesters.
In March 2014, we reported the shrunken disseminator of leftwing skew, rife with seemingly endless staff layoffs, cutbacks and buyouts of contracts, with increasing reliance on students from ASU’s left-leaning Cronkite School of Journalism. The newspaper informed nearly two dozen community reporters they would need to work from their laptops at Starbucks and McDonald’s — which supply free WiFi — and consider their cars to be their offices. Does this indicate stability?
The situation has not improved with the passage of time. In a vain effort to boost plummeting sales, today’s edition continues to milk President Trump’s Phoenix appearance through its own biased lens.