Skewing & spinning news to fit anti-Trump agenda

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.”

Get it?

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7 Responses to Skewing & spinning news to fit anti-Trump agenda

  1. Saguaro Sam says:

    President Trump understands the dance that must be choreographed with CHINA, in order to meet the goals with North Korea. Because NoKo is controlled by China.

    You have to understand the Chinese culture. The dragon hides behind the Panda (who wears the mask). They care Only about Chinese interests, never ever about anything else.
    HRC and many in Washington, including Congress sold US out to China.
    That’s why the “Russian collusion” BS is still being used.

    It’s never been Russia. It’s always been China. And China has a lot of assets on the ground in Venezuela.

    5G Technology, brought to US by China, is meant to destroy us. The “Wall” is about much more than keeping out people from other countries.
    This is a very complicated scenario that requires knowledge of history; economics, and culture.

    Meanwhile,
    Why wasn’t Nancy P. in Washington yesterday? She’s been busy in New York, helping to destroy our 2nd A. Using TEACHERS to accomplish it.
    (from thehill.com)
    “Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) as he signed into law a bill that will give authorities increased ability to confiscate guns from individuals deemed dangerous. . . .”

    . . . “We are empowering teachers not by giving them guns like the President wants — but by arming and empowering them with the law, so when a teacher or family member sees there is a problem, they can go to a judge and get a court-ordered evaluation,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The Red Flag Bill will save lives and doesn’t infringe on anybody’s rights and it is common sense.”. . .

  2. Tucson GOP says:

    The AZ Repugnant newspaper is consumed with hatred aimed at Pres. Trump. He could walk on water and the newspaper would say it was because he couldn’t swim.

    We cancelled our subscription when they endorsed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

  3. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    North Korea’s Kim is playing for the cameras. He can’t afford to look as though he is caving in to America and our president, which would be characterized as weakness rather than negotiation. Pres. Trump will be back to negotiate, on terms that benefit the USA. His leaving early sent a strong message. I applaud him for it.

  4. Anthem Al says:

    Michael Cohen is a scumbag who is heading off to prison for a three year sentence within days…for lying to congress. That’s the same congress whose Democrats are now playing this double crossing hypocrite for all he’s worth, which is zip,.

    Who trusts a convicted perjurer on his way to the slammer?

  5. D.B. Cooper says:

    The Arizona Republic is a not very funny joke. Why anyone reads it is a mystery. Subscribers keep it alive to direct even more lies to its few remaining readers. No one I know reads it. It’s on the same level as tuning in to CNN, MSNBC or the old time, old party line networks. Walter Cronkite was cast as a hero in their heyday. He was nothing more than a liberal who acquired longevity because of his baritone voice and grandfatherly style. With his slippery nightly news reports, he actually stirred up the protesters who spit on our returning Vietnam military troops.

    It makes perfect sense that ASU has a school of journalism named for him. ASU also houses the McCain Institute, named for and honoring open borders John McCain, who preferred illegals over our own citizens who paid his salary. His best friend in the Senate was Ted “Chappaquiddick” Kennedy. Enough said.

  6. Kent says:

    President Trump is a businessman and a skilled negotiator. He also takes opportunities that none of his predecessors had the courage to take. He knows outcomes are never guaranteed, but he is willing to venture forth, which is far better than retreating. I’m proud to call Donald Trump my president.