Trump-hating AZ Republic cuts staff, blames virus

March 31, 2020

Propaganda machine needs to bear responsibility for its fade to black status

Journalists were once regarded as reputable presenters of fact, ethically dedicated to accuracy, fairness and balance. They forged a bond of trust with their readers as they delivered the news.

For the most part, those days are gone, replaced by strident partisan reporters, driven by hatred of the President of the United States. At the recently sold, homeless Arizona Republic, ASU Cronkite School interns working for a byline and sans editors are the rule rather than the exception. The shrinking newspaper with its unwavering bond to the left, has continued to hemorrhage subscribers, even after their massive exodus following its blunderous 2016 presidential endorsement of Hillary Clinton. 

The Daily Beast announced Monday that the “Coronavirus downturn has forced Gannett to make deep [personnel] cuts.” That’s skewed news at its finest. Newspapers survived other calamities from the Civil War and World Wars I and II to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, the horrific deaths of 3000 by Muslim extremists on September 11, 2001 and everything in-between. We survived them all and so did the newspapers of the day. 

Recent pay cuts and furloughs have far less to do with the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic than they do to readers tiring of the distorted reports and raw Trump hatred — flagrantly absurd in Arizona, a state that gave all 11 of its electoral votes to Donald Trump.

The AZ Republic has been in serious decline for some time. The big boom dropped with the news that to avoid layoffs, Gannett employees will be furloughed five, unpaid days a month through June. That’s three months of 4-day weeks — with no solid guarantees.  Poynter, the go-to insider site, posted this copy of CEO Paul Bascobert’s letter to staff, including this dismal FAQ.

Even without the pandemic, which caused Gov. Doug Ducey to issue thisStay at home order,” on Monday, Gannett had plenty of challenges, as losses in its print businesses showing no sign of abating. In a contorted move, the company sold itself last year to New Media Investments, the parent of GateHouse Newspapers. The new company kept the Gannett name.

“It’s hard to see the path forward,” Mi-Ai Parrish the former president and publisher of The Arizona Republic is quoted as saying. “I think there’s something different about what’s happening right now. They’re all covering COVID. But everybody’s covering it. And nobody’s being paid for it. There are no advertisements.”

Pandemics aside. When newspapers continually insult the intelligence of their readers, it is not a model for success.

On March 22, the Arizona Republic’s Sunday edition headlined in a Kumbaya fashion. “We are in this TOGETHER.” That didn’t last long. Four short days later, the editorial blasted, “Trump doesn’t get it.” It claimed he was missing the point if his top priority is the economy, and mystifyingly lectured, his first job is to protect the people of our country, an issue to which the president has shown an enduring commitment.

Recently the deceitful newspaper has been blatant in its efforts to switch its remaining subscribers to the much cheaper to produce “E-Edition” which it vows will “allow readers to stay connected and informed. Make sure you are familiar with all the ways you can access your subscription online.” It will bring you “Coronavirus coverage,” as though it was unattainable everywhere else — without charge.

Now that expensive obituaries are not being placed due to houses of worship being closed and assembled mourners being limited to ten, ads are hawking sending Mother’s Day and Graduation congratulations on the pages of the newspaper no one reads.  Both announcements scream out the carnival barker’s pitch, “Hurry! Hurry! Place your ad today!”

The bell tolls.


Wuhan Coronavirus packs political punch for the left

March 30, 2020

Washington Times columnist Cheryl K. Chumley has written an extraordinarily insightful commentary that merits Monday morning placement.

Do yourself a favor and readCOVID-19: A crisis fit for a new world order.”

Seeing Red AZ has added a new link to our blogroll courtesy of Bing’s search engine.  Coronavirus Tracker is filled with updated, pertinent information in these unprecedented times. 


Joe Biden’s incoherence is definitely not a stutter

March 29, 2020

“We choose truth over facts”: Biden at Iowa State Fair

As Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democrat presidential nominee displays increasing symptoms of mental decline associated with dementia, his desperate handlers and defenders have begun attributing his incoherence to the speech impediment known as a stutter.

In a recent interview, Biden laid out his plan to help children do better in schools. His solution includes social workers and record players.

“We bring social workers into homes of parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It’s not that they don’t wanna help, they don’t want — they don’t know quite what to do.

Play the radio, make sure the television, the — ‘scuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night, the…the…the…the phone, make sure the kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school, a very poor background, will hear four million words fewer spoken by the time they get there. Biden is also on record, saying, “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

Biden made this preposterous comment while addressing a town hall hosted by the Asian & Latino Coalition.

Watch this short montage for a potent reminder of his most recent absurd gaffes.

 

Review Mayo Clinic’s list of symptoms of a stutter, also known as a stammer.

Mayo Clinic’s list of dementia symptoms includes: Memory loss; Difficulty communicating or finding words; Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving; Difficulty handling complex tasks; Difficulty with planning and organizing; Difficulty with coordination and motor functions; Confusion and disorientation

Three-time presidential contender Joe Biden’s problem is definitely not a stutter.


Blinded by Trump hatred, NYT viciously attacks Christians

March 28, 2020

Federalist article points to the contempt in which the secular elites hold faith-based conservatives

There is no question that leftist newspapers, as The Hill pointed out, which overwhelmingly endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, have never recovered from her dramatic loss. The failing Arizona Republic was among them, suffering catastrophic subscription cancellations that have never returned.

Today we take our readers directly to The Federalist which does an outstanding job of covering the reprehensible New York Times op-ed by hatemonger Katherine Stewart blaming Christians, Not China, For Spread Of Wuhan Coronavirus. The far left newspaper is subscription only.

As Americans self-quarantine, which President Trump’s team of medical experts have strongly advised, take time to acquaint yourself with the hate-filled spew that emits from the extremist media denigrating his religious supporters. The vicious op-ed reveres not God, but secularism.

Media Research Center printed, “Secular Snobs: Documenting the National Media’s Long-standing Hostility to religion,” in 2012.  It’s a longer, meticulously researched review that explains in annotated points the media’s contempt for religious Americans.  Do return to read it, as it provides the backdrop for the secular hatred of the faith-based. But today, as we lead up to the 2020 election, it’s imperative we focus on the New York Times hit piece on Christians.


Mexico ironically demands border security

March 27, 2020

The incoherent arrogance of Mexico would be laughable if not so ironic. The country whose citizens have been overrunning our southern border for decades is now demanding the United States control the flow of Americans into Mexico.

The concept of Americans flooding the corrupt country run by drug cartels is so preposterous, it was covered by numerous publications, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Newsweek headlined its coverage, “Protesters in Mexico block border crossing to demand stronger Coronavirus screenings for those coming from U.S.”

According to reports, hordes of Mexicans at Arizona’s southern border, wearing protective face masks held signs telling Americans to “stay at home.” Incredibly, they are not being called racists in the open border supporting Arizona Republic for doing so.

Their demands include banning visits for tourism and dental or medical procedures in Mexico for both U.S. citizens and Mexicans living in the United States. Topping the list is the insistence that Mexican health officials must begin medical screenings of everyone crossing the border for Wuhan Coronavirus symptoms, a risk few rational people are willing to take in the squalid country not known for cleanliness or safety. Highly contagious, infectious diseases that have been eradicated in the U.S. through vaccinations remain prevalent Mexico.

Mexicans with multiple diseases have long been illegally entering the U.S. and have more recently facilitated their Central American neighbors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. 

Safety? In the first half of 2019 alone murders in Mexico jumped to the highest on record, according to Reuters News agency

Earlier this week we described U.S. Border Patrol agents reprehensibly defying President Trump’s order banning non-essential travel into U.S. during the deadly global Coronavirus pandemic.

Crime and corruption, which permeate Mexico and Central America, continually make their way across our southern border — with the support of Democrat lawmakers who preposterously view the criminal invaders as a reliable, burgeoning voting bloc.


Vile, hate-laden AZ Republic editorial emerges amid crisis

March 26, 2020

Trump-hating newspaper is a corpse in need of a crypt

What you are reading is not the post originally written this morning. Instead we are reacting to the irrational editorial featured in the today’s edition of the Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper.

Despite President Trump’s swift actions to address the virulent pandemic first identified as the Wuhan Coronavirus as it spread worldwide from China, his daily briefings to the American people including our nation’s top medical authorities and his firm grasp of the leadership reins as we all reel in the face of this unprecedented national shutdown of businesses and schools, he remains worthless in the eyes of the Hillary-endorsing newspaper. The briefings televised on Fox Cable News have become top watched programming, though far left CNN and MSNBC have refused to air them

Make no mistake. The editorial, headlined, “Trump doesn’t get it,” is intended to interject partisan politics into the most severe occurrence to affect America and the planet. The newspaper, admitting that it lost subscribers after its 2016 endorsement of scandal-plagued Hillary, attempted to generate sympathy by claiming it received death threats. It’s been a well-earned downhill slide since then. The Phoenix Business Journal reported that of all the newspapers in the Gannett national stable, the Republic has the lowest subscription rate, yet it continues to insult its remaining readers rather than provide impartial coverage.

We are living in perilous times when Americans are rallying to lend a hand to their neighbors, calling to say they have placed bags of canned goods and other necessities, or just picked citrus outside their doors. Staying healthy is the most vital concern as we are urged to self-quarantine.

Suddenly our soaring economy, reacting positively to the decisions of businessman Donald Trump, is in free-fall due to the illness imposed universal shutdowns. Disgracefully, the president has met with resistance from congressional Democrats in his efforts to assist legions of suddenly unemployed Americans and revive the economy via a Coronavirus relief bill.

Through perseverance and prayer we will get through these unprecedented times, much to the distaste of the leftist politicians and hate-driven extremists at the local newspaper.


Trump’s actions during crisis historically boost Dow

March 25, 2020

Radical Dems lurch further left as Pres. Trump prioritizes Americans

In a response to President Trump’s decisive actions in tackling the unprecedented Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic that has incapacitated the nation and the world, the financial markets registered a historic rebound Tuesday.

Despite his successes on behalf of the American people, the delusional leftists at the Hillary-supporting, barely surviving local newspaper, spew venom rather than accolades in the president’s direction.

It’s clear those far-left lunatics suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome would rather see America fail as long as Donald Trump is in the White House. Democrat partisan intransigence has stood as a barricade to Republican efforts to implement reforms that will benefit all Americans. 

A case in point, emaciated columnist E.J. Montini’s latest hit piece is titled, “He is not Dr. Donald Trump. Ignore the president’s medical assertions.” This follows President Trump’s daily meetings conferring with medical authorities on how best to eradicate the scourge. They appear together, each doctor speaking in televised briefings, which anti-Trump, agenda-driven CNN and MSNBC cut away from.

Imagine Montini writing anything similarly degrading about Barack Obama, who busied himself playing golf when reporter James Foley was videotaped being sadistically beheaded by an ISIS terrorist in Syria. Obama did lay his golf club down long enough to threaten Foley’s parents, warning them they could face charges if they attempted to raise the ransom money being demanded for the release of their son.

Though Obama couldn’t miss his rounds of golf vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard while Louisiana suffered devastating and deadly flooding, adoring Montini didn’t register a peep.

Such is the vile double standard of the Dems.

Finally, this morning, a massive $2 trillion economic stimulus deal was announced — the largest in modern American history. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) stated, “This is a wartime level of investment into our nation.”

Tuesday, SRAZ exposed the Democrat’s treacherous partisan gamesmanship, attempting to detail to today’s accord.