If you grew up in Arizona, chances are good your parents subscribed to the Arizona Republic newspaper. If they were keen newshounds, they might have even had the Phoenix Gazette, the now defunct evening edition delivered, as well. In those days, the newspapers were owned by Eugene and Nina Pulliam and delivered news, not hate-filled spews against Republicans. Op-ed pages were an essential part of the editorial section, with pro and con nationally syndicated columnists opining on the politics of the day.
Today’s version of the newspaper is an anorexic, viciously left-wing, anti-Trump tirade delivered by the skeleton crew and ASU Cronkite School student interns. Following the newspaper’s passionate endorsement of scandal plagued Hillary Clinton in 2016, the editors were forced to admit subscriptions plummeted. They have never returned. The newspaper even pledged to permanently do away with its pre-election endorsement pages, a hallmark of its attempt to influence voters.
During this 2020 election cycle, the influence peddling is no longer on multi-page lists. Now it is interjected in biased spews masquerading as news reports, contemptible anti-Trump editorials, via in-house columnists and editorial cartoons. Not a word has been printed about the cash for influence scandal surrounding Democrat presidential candidate, mentally failing, Joe Biden and his cocaine addict son, Hunter.
Any attempt at impartiality vanished as surely as the newspaper’s office building. After repeatedly being on the auction block with no takers, it was finally purchased by Gatehouse, as part of a Gannett acquisition deal.
On a daily basis the Arizona Repulsive savages Republicans, regardless of the offices they hold, as they promote flawed Democrats. No one with an “R” following their name is immune. This morning’s editorial advocates for the removal of Republican Allister Adel, the first female Maricopa County Attorney, appointed in October 2019 after then-County Attorney Bill Montgomery was named to the Arizona Supreme Court. The headline in this morning’s edition is, “Adel is status quo, so she must go.” That absurdity translates to not giving sweetheart deals to minority criminals and what editorialist Elvia Diaz describes as being “cozy with cops.“ Diaz’ gripe is that there are too many “people of color behind bars.” The fact that they disproportionately commit crimes is irrelevant.
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