AZ Republic: Pride goeth before a fall, as it begs for “donations”

Move to all digital publication is imminent

As we’ve frequently pointed out, the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper has fallen on hard times. The reality was substantiated by The Phoenix Business Journal in this November 2019 report titled,Analysis: Arizona Republic’s circulation decline among steepest for Gannett papers.”

The deterioration has grown more acute since then. The anorexic pretense posing as a newspaper is staffed by ASU Cronkite J School interns who have replaced longtime reporters. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Steve Benson, who accommodatingly switched gears from conservative to leftist, was abruptly kicked to the curb as unaffordable. The remaining skeletal staff following mass firings, furloughs and staring down a nonexistent future voted to unionize. The newspaper’s dire circumstances were predicted in AZ Republic: homeless vagrant on borrowed time.

Blithely undisturbed by the daily’s daily flubs, exemplified by this monumental list of Corrections and Clarifications, is the inanely grinning executive editor Greg Burton — except when comparing his remaining staff tocrackpots and criminals.” He puts on a happy face to thank the dwindling number of readers overpaying for being fed leftist slop as he prizes newsroom diversity above factual reporting while promising more of the same to subscribers. Sunday’s edition carries a preposterous editorial clamoring for gifting reparation to blacks for slavery, which was abolished 155 years ago in 1865 through the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment.

In a full page ad, the same edition of the failing newspaper deviously reveals the latest incarnation of the desperate publication which is unable to afford the myriad costs associated with producing and delivering hard copies. It’s gearing up to go all digital, which will not sit well with its remaining mostly senior citizen subscribers who prefer the delivered paper on the driveway. The newspaper honchos admitted irate readers dropped their subscriptions after its 2016 Hillary endorsement, leading it to abandon its roundly ignored endorsement policy altogether. The effects of going all digital will make that calamity look like a cakewalk.

Here’s its pathetic pitch:

Everything You Love About the Paper And More.

Enjoy reading the Arizona Republic print edition online. With the e-Edition, you get access to a digital edition of our paper and extra features.

Available 24/7. Give your eyes a break and let the e-Edition read the articles to you.

Then, in what can only be described as a mega-dose of chutzpah, an accompanying page sporting 4-inch high capital letters and bankrolled by Google, blasts “SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS,” actually pleading for folks to subscribe, advertise and…donate.  Conveniently blaming the decline in revenue on the Corona-19 virus, the newspaper, through its left-wing mouthpiece admits it’s losing money and now considers itself a charity.  Don’t be conned. 

 

11 Responses to AZ Republic: Pride goeth before a fall, as it begs for “donations”

  1. Mike says:

    Hip, hip HOORAY! The sooner the nutty old bat that I have to keep dodging on my early morning runs, and who whizzes around my neighborhood blinding me with her bright lights as she flings out her one-paper-per-cul-de-sac, is off the road permanently and back in the nursing home in which she belongs, the happier I’ll be. Good riddance!

  2. Army Of One says:

    The Wounded Warrior Project is worthy of donations. The insult known as the Arizona Republic? I wouldn’t give it the sweat off my butt!

  3. Observer says:

    When the newspaper replaced the op-ed page with free “Your Turn” columnists, we knew the end was near. At one time it interspersed its reliable leftward bent with conservative syndicated columnists such as Michelle Malkin, Cal Thomas, and Thomas Sowell. Having to pay for views it abhors was a bridge too far for the deservedly indigent AZ Repulsive.

  4. VINOAZ says:

    Isn’t time to remove Walter Cronkite’s name from the ASU school of so called journalism? His lies about Viet Nam influenced LBJ to abandon millions Asians to death and enslavement.

  5. PV PC says:

    Gannett stock is dropping faster than a hot rock. It went from $90 a share in 2004 to $1.36 when I last checked today,
    In a cost cutting move, the company has announced the elimination of CEO Paul Bascobert’s position.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/paul-bascobert-position-gannett-media-224725959.html

  6. Kent says:

    I honestly don’t know a single subscriber. Those I work and associate with are too smart to pay to be insulted. The newspaper has dug its own grave and is deserving of its fate.

  7. Sam says:

    Just say no to the “donations” route.
    Lots of “donations” these days are being funneled to the DNC.
    Strangely, Bernie and Lizzie Warren are still benefitting, financially, as are several others.

    President Trump scheduled Tuesday in AZ.
    First, Yuma. Visit to the big, beautiful wall, then a roundtable with local leaders.
    Then PHX.

    FYI: Just one of many highly qualified healthcare professionals

    Nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock writes about the wearing of face masks:

    “Now that we have established that there is no scientific evidence necessitating the wearing of a face mask for prevention, are there dangers to wearing a face mask, especially for long periods? Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask.

    This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications

    By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and travel into the brain.

    Face masks can also pose a danger to health care workers by causing “a reduction in blood oxygenation (hypoxia) or an elevation in blood CO2 (hypercapnia),” as well as headaches.

    The elderly are at risk, too.
    “Unfortunately, no one is telling the frail elderly and those with lung diseases, such as COPD, emphysema or pulmonary fibrosis, of these dangers when wearing a facial mask of any kind — which can cause a severe worsening of lung function.

    This also includes lung cancer patients and people having had lung surgery, especially with partial resection or even the removal of a whole lung.”
    ————————–

    Your politicians cannot force you to wear something that has the potential to cause you harm.

    And just in time for summer temperatures.

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    Slippery Slope, Folks.
    Please pray.

  8. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Inside Scoop Politics has a revealing article titled, “ Break Up Google.” that needs to be read by SRAZ’s conservatives. It’s filled with important information about the blatant overreaches of the tech giant.

    https://insidescooppolitics.com/archives/1957

    • Sam says:

      Eric Schmidt, the now-retired Goog. honcho, along with sidekick Bill Richardson (former Gov of NMex, now running a business called Global Partnership Strategies) were quite the busy duo over there in China in recent years.

      Computers. Tech. Huawei. etc.

      sometimes you just need to leave your cell phones at home
      those pesky satellites, you know.

  9. MAGA Hat Man says:

    The local AZ Repulsive is a “charity” due to its own actions. You can’t win fans by incessantly knocking their valid political choices. The newspaper has chosen to be tone deaf to the reality that others hold views they believe in, work for and vote to put into effect.

    The newsosauer is an unreliable relic in the information age where countless higher level options abound.