David Bodney, newspaper’s lawyer, reprises Judge Judy

The title of Judge Judy’s book, “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining” captures the essence of Phx Lawyer David J. Bodney’s editorial

The American Bar Association has an informational page on its website providing an answer to the burning question, “When Do I Need A Lawyer?

Missing among the numerous examples is, “When you are a failing, far left, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating newspaper, hemorrhaging subscriptions faster than any other in the Gannett news conglomerate.”

Nevertheless, the lead editorial, “Loss of local news imperils democracy,” written by the hard left Arizona Republic’s democrat lawyer/lobbyist, David J. Bodney is a shocking admission of the newspaper’s dire plight.

Bodney refers to the Pew study released last year observing most Americans —  three out of every four — expressed the view that local news outlets are doing fine financially. He quotes Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, who frets, “Less than one in six Americans, actually pays for local news, which includes having a subscription, print or digital to the local newspaper.”

Bodney goes on:

“So here’s the thing, if we are lucky enough to have a community with a local newspaper, like this one (the Arizona Republic) it’s imperative that we subscribe and support it. After all, a newspaper’s purpose isn’t just to keep public officials accountable, it is also to be the village square for an entire metropolitan area; to help provide a common reality and touchstone, a sense of community and place.”

To put his desperation plea in perspective, the Arizona Republicoriginally named the Arizona Republican at its inception a dozen years before statehoodhas undeniably become an arm of the democrat party, promoting its issues and massaging its office holders and candidates while salivating over the Harris/Biden ticket for obvious reasons, ignoring Biden’s dementia and son Hunter’s scandals.  For all of Bodney’s grandiose platitudes about “providing a common reality,” the newspaper’s columnists, editorialists, and the few remaining reporters (excluding the ubiquitous ASU Cronkite School editor-less student interns) who have survived buyouts, layoffs, cutbacks and witnessed the selling of its building, voted to unionize. Most importantly, there is no deviation from the leftist agenda and vicious maligning of President Donald Trump and his supporters. News is free and its in our pockets. We can decide on a wide variety of platforms whether we want to be informed or pay to be insulted.

To put it acceptably, Bodney’s blather-filled editorial is utter garbage. He knows it and so do the rest of us. The reason the newspaper is dying and reduced to begging for a return of its permanently lost subscribers is because Arizona conservatives are tired of paying to have their intelligence insulted and the diversity-base of democrats the newspaper exalts doesn’t read.

9 Responses to David Bodney, newspaper’s lawyer, reprises Judge Judy

  1. hoi polloi boy says:

    After all, a Gannett newspaper’s purpose isn’t just to report the news factually, it is to be the left wing propaganda outlet for an entire metropolitan area, to help whitewash common criminality by the left and to steal elections.

    There, I fixed it for you, Mr Bodney.

    You’re welcome.

    • Villanova says:

      You nailed it! The newspaper has written its own obituary. I’m betting it will cease the unsustainable hard copy deliveries before the end of 2021.

  2. Mr. and Mrs. America says:

    We canceled our subscription when the Trump bashing began in earnest. The Repucklic’s daily gratuitous assaults on him were more than we could tolerate.

    The money we saved was put to far better use. I finally had my fill when the so-called “Special Editions” were inflating our already overpriced bill. When I called to object and said we didn’t want the ads that were flung onto our driveway, the woman I spoke to (in the Philippines) removed the extra fee. I asked her to remove it permanently and she told me I would have to call each time the “special edition” (throwaway litter) was delivered. That did it! We cancelled.

  3. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Lawyer Bodney is earning his keep. He can’t actually believe the spew he wrote. He’s being paid by a client he doesn’t want to lose. Remember…if you are among the few who still subscribe to this crap, you are contributing to paying to keep this panderer on retainer.

  4. Sam says:

    Perhaps if “they” force us to be injected with the mRNA vaccine AND carry some type of “passport” in order to move about—-Perhaps *they* will force you to buy a rag.

    Meanwhile,
    Amy Klobuchar is crapping herself (not a nice pic) because a (R) Senator (Hawley) has stepped forward to say that he Will challenge the electoral college vote.
    Amy used to travel frequently with the guy who crashed a couple of USN planes.
    Why are the Dem(on)s So UGLY?

    • Sam says:

      JUST HAPPENED IN GA:
      Jovan Pulitzer just hacked into a Fulton County voting machine that is being used in the Georgia runoff and it IS connected to the internet. He established two-way communication from a polling pad in a voting center.

      He just testified at the GA Senate hearing today (a farce), and the GA Senators were NOT interested.

      Full-on Communist takeover, folks.

      —Boy Scout Motto—.

  5. Seeing Red AZ says:

    “Jeff Allen,”
    Obviously this site does not meet your exacting standards. Perhaps you should start your own. None of us will troll you.

    • Patriot Mom says:

      Any thinking person who subscribes to this biased rag needs to have their head examined. It would be like throwing money down a rat hole.

  6. MAGA Hat Man says:

    Bodney can shovel the manure, but we’re not in the market for it.