Historic summit merits no coverage; pre-prison congressional testimony of convicted perjurer tops front page
In a blatant fit of pique, the local daily once again provides spin rather than news. With its anti-Trump loathing prominently displayed, the Hillary-endorsing local newspaper teaches its ASU Cronkite J School student reporters, lacking professional guidance, a thing or two about the importance of placement.
Case in point: On the cusp of President Trump’s historic follow-up summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with the aim of denuclearizing the Korean peninsular, the coverage was found tucked away on page 15, in the USA Today single page insert.
Worthy of Page One coverage, complete with three full-color oversize photos — one including school children singing “Happy Birthday to the Grand Canyon,” this headline topped the front page and jump page article: “Happy 100th, Grand Canyon National Park.”
It’s a good bet the singing students have never heard of Korea.
Arizonans are appreciative of our uniqueness. We’re proud to be known as the Grand Canyon State. We’ve hiked it and taken countless visiting friends and relatives to marvel at its majestic beauty. But celebrating its anniversary of being declared a national park is not even near to being on par with this crucial summit. Donald Trump is the first American President to even attempt to make inroads in this isolated, impoverished, unstable and nuclear-armed empire.
In May 2018, President Trump facilitated an unprecedented peace summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in that resulted in the leaders vowing to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons and declare an official conclusion to the technically ongoing war between the two nations after more than 70 years of saber rattling hostilities that have destabilized the region and worried world leaders.
President Trump met with Kim Jong-un last June with a follow-up meeting yesterday in Hanoi, Vietnam. “We’ll ultimately have a deal…that doesn’t mean we’re doing it in one day, in one meeting,” Trump told reporters shortly before concluding talks early.
Once again, the Arizona Republic front page completely ignores the unprecedented meeting. The only mention is on page 8 of the single page USA Today insert.
Grabbing sweeping front page coverage of the failing left-wing newspaper is the pre-prison testimony of convicted perjurer Michael Cohen, trying to save his own ass by throwing red meat to the congressional Democrats in their desperate, staged pre-impeachment circus.
This quote from Cohen, previously convicted of lying to congress, sits above the headline, “Cohen‘s Counterpunch.”
“Donald Trump is capable of behaving kindly, but he is not kind. He is capable of committing act of generosity, but he is not generous. He is capable of being loyal, but he is fundamentally disloyal.”