News report indicative of nothing but anti-Trump bias

As avid news followers and supporters of President Trump, this zinger of a headline topping an article that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle was nothing short of attention-grabbing:

Reported Trump fan convicted in California of voter fraud, identity theft.”

The bizarre contrivance is proof positive that fake news is alive and well. In reading the report, it’s clear that it had nothing to do with the President of the United States. Seven words in the final sentence were given prominence to contort the report of a criminal illegal alien — slickly mischaracterized as an “undocumented resident” — charged with identity theft and voter fraud.

Student intern Alejandro Serrano, posing as a reporter, also wrote that charged perpetrator Gustavo Araujo Lerma was “convicted by a federal grand jury.”

Alejandro, who is doing a stint at the SF Chronicle, following a 10-week summer internship at the Chicago Tribune, needs a remedial course in basic legal proceedings if this is to be his beat. A grand jury has no power to convict anyone of a crime. After hearing evidence presented by prosecutors they can only issue an indictment to charge an individual with a crime. Trials do not take place before a grand jury.

And the illegal charged with the crimes? Alejandro Serrano writes, “according to one report, Lerma testified he was a fan of President Trump.”

According to the obviously leftist novice Alejandro, that sounds like an even more egregious crime than identify theft and voter fraud.

SF Gate, the online sister site of the Chronicle provided this editorial insight,The decline of news,” back in 2007. “The situation at the Chronicle has only worsened in the intervening years, resulting in editor-less interns inadequately filling the positions of seasoned journalists. Neil Henry wrote: “Reportedly losing an estimated $1 million a week, the paper’s owner, the Hearst Corp., concluded it had no recourse but to trim costs by laying off reporters, editors and other skilled professionals, or offering buyouts to the most seasoned journalists in order to induce them to leave. The cuts reportedly will amount to a quarter of The Chronicle’s editorial staff.”

Henry’s editorial is worth your time. The evaluation mirrors the slashing of jobs resulting in of these dire circumstances at the recently sold Arizona Republic.

4 Responses to News report indicative of nothing but anti-Trump bias

  1. Realist says:

    Newspapers can’t compete in the digital age, even as they go online. Everyone knows they are bastions of liberalism and as such are distrusted by conservatives and anyone else with a brain.

    Alejandro Serrano would be laughable but for the fact that he and others of his ilk are now what newspapers are relying on to convey news to readers who are much smarter than this blowhard intern.

    His absurd gaffe about grand juries would have been caught in an instant by an editor, but the broke and broken newspapers have cut them all loose in an effort to stay afloat.

  2. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Why would any intelligent person pay ever-increasing subscription prices to be drenched in leftism by mediocre (or less) reporters who use news articles to insert their leftist bend and insult the paying customers who pay their salaries?
    There is no attempt to be balanced. It’s all liberal extremism. We cancelled our subscription when the pro-illegals, open border supporting AZ Republic wouldn’t let up on Sheriff Joe Arpaio for doing the job we elected him to do. The endorsement of Hillary Clinton put the icing on the intolerable cake.

    • MAGA Hat Man says:

      Buy the AZ Republic newspaper? I wouldn’t read it if it was free and hand delivered by Miss America in a bikini knocking at my front door and personally bringing a copy each morning.

  3. Ellsworth says:

    This is what newspapers have devolved into. No nothing student interns who have been indoctrinated in radical leftism are all that is left to “report.” There are no more newsrooms with seasoned journalists and editors to learn the trade from. All they know they learned in classrooms taught by former hippies or their followers.
    Their parents wasted thousands of dollars on preparing their brainwashed kids for a career in a dying field.