Reasons AZ Republic continues hemorrhaging subscribers

Deliberate mischaracterization of issues is hallmark of what has been identified as fake news

The Phoenix New Times documents the surge in upheaval at the newly acquired Arizona Republic. Some employees are promoting union representation. The announcement comes days after newbie executive editor Greg Burton sent out a strange email to newsroom employees accusing union organizers ofsurveilling colleagues.” After being homeless, the newspaper’s parent company Gannett was gobbled up by Gatehouse Media in a massive buyout deal, though continuing to use the Gannett name. The future remains bleak. As readership continues to plummet, the Republic advertised a “Fall Sale” with a rate of 99 cents a month — nowhere near enough to sustain its shaky life. Rather than Fall Sale, it should read Fail Sale.

A major problem for the far left-wing, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic is its disconnect with its remaining reader base, overwhelmingly senior citizens as evidenced by numerous pages of hearing aid ads.

A couple of recent examples: Following the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling supporting the free speech and religious liberty rights of the Christian artist/owners of custom wedding painting and calligraphy Brush & Nib studio, the newspaper used the front page to blast the decision as anti-LGBTQ, bizarrely accusing the court of “siding with proprietor’s rights.”

National Review took a decidedly different approach, headlining its article by David French,The Arizona Supreme Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom.”  Arizonans can be justifiably proud of the legal team from Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, which struck an important victory for religious freedom and freedom of speech.

Via an ASU Cronkite student reporter, the newspaper also headlines a South Phoenix “Dad-son graffiti tag-team.” The 50-year-old father who calls himself Noe Such Styles Baez and his son, Champ, 27, are extolled as talented artists who are passing their aerosol paint can skills to the next generation, while the reporter ridiculously declares that “graffiti is growing in acceptance.” Graffiti is vandalism.  It is expensive. Not only in in terms of covering it up, but most significantly by its damaging effects on neighborhoods. Buses, subway cars, buildings and bridges are frequent targets in major cities. Gangs use graffiti as a form of communication or for “tagging” their territory.  Read 5 Ways Graffiti Vandals Damage Your Community, for a realistic view of the  problem plaguing many American cities. Graffiti is not art. It is a crime.

If you are among the rapidly decreasing and unreported number of subscribers to this leftist rag passing as a journalistic endeavor, stop fooling yourself that you are being informed. Cancel.

7 Responses to Reasons AZ Republic continues hemorrhaging subscribers

  1. Mike says:

    Tell me about it.

    The crazy old kamikaze bat who barrels around the cul-de-sacs of my neighborhood every morning throwing a copy of that bird-cage liner semi-successfully onto one out of every 20 houses is picking up more and more speed as she has fewer and fewer stops to make in between.

    While I’m out on my morning runs, my life is going to be in ever-greater danger with every dropped subscription until the last die-hard liberal reader of that rag finally runs out of welfare benefits and is forced out of the neighborhood.

  2. Michael Schmitz says:

    I paid $10.00 for a year’s e-subscription to the Repulsive upon permanently moving to Arizona in 2015. For some reason the subscription never expired and I still get it delivered to my email box to this day. A few months ago after suffering thru another one of EJ Montini’s frequent deranged rants and a paper chock full of left wing lies, left wing editorials and left wing letters to the Editor, I marked the sender as spam and haven’t opened one since. The paper is really that bad as rational people won’t even waste their time to look at it when it’s free.

  3. Patriot Farmer 1 says:

    Good piece.

    Thank you.

    All the best.


  4. Casper says:

    I would never subscribe but see the paper occasionally at the office. There have been no tangible improvements since it was bought out by Gatehouse. The Arizona Republic’s extreme bias against President Trump in particular and conservative thought in general makes it unworthy of being referred to as a “newspaper.” It is an opinion piece staffed by liberal extremists.

  5. Villanova says:

    Incestual relationships run rampant. The Arizona Republic newspaper employs a liberal columnist, Laurie Roberts. She just happens to be the sister of Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice Ann Timmer who wrote a lengthy dissent on the Brush & Nib Studio case.
    It begins on Page 71:—arizona-supreme-court-opinion.pdf?sfvrsn=3735e0ef_4

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    It’s funny. The snowbirds love the rag.
    For the supermarket ads and Macy’s coupons.
    And they love it even more if they can grab one from a hospital waiting room or cafeteria free of charge, but full of germs.

    The Canadian snowbirds love it for the leftist writings, but the Canadians won’t spend money to buy it.
    They seek out senior citizen neighbors to “borrow” it.
    And they deserve Justin Trudeau. (Whose father is?????)
    All those baby and toddler photos of him; his “it’s always happy hour somewhere” mother, and Fidel Castro, there in Cuba.
    Pierre, fruity Pierre, never flew south for the winter.