AZ Republic shuts down home delivery on Labor Day

If you are among the few who still subscribe to the failing, disseminator of leftist propaganda known as the Arizona Republic, you did not receive your daily delivery today. Those who called to find out why, received a recorded message stating, “In an effort to allow our team time off to spend with their families on Labor Day, there will be no home delivery today. We appreciate your understanding.  Normal delivery will resume Tuesday, September 7th.”

Two other failing Gannett newspapers, the Tucson Citizen and the Detroit Free Press also took this desperate money saving route today. This interactive graphic is from 2019, so the numbers have obviously worsened since then, but the astronomical decline in subscriptions provided a shocking insight into the future.

Poynter. which reports on media trends, headlines its August 31, 2021 (continually updating) report, “Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures that happened during the coronavirus pandemic.” The fact is, the dismal decline began in earnest prior to anyone hearing the word, “coronavirus.”

Imagine how well the Arizona Republic’s bogus benevolence would be received if grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and other businesses shuttered for the holiday. Appliance stores, auto dealerships and major retailers are all having sales today. Fire and police departments, medical and dental offices are open. Store clerks are happy to have jobs to go to.

Labor Day is a day to celebrate employment, not idleness.

6 Responses to AZ Republic shuts down home delivery on Labor Day

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    The AZ Repukelick has no option other than to discontinue home delivery. This is just a sample of what’s in store. In fact, Gannett wants to put an end to all print editions and go fully digital, which is its only realistic means of survival. No ink, no newsprint stock, no printing presses, lower utility bills, no drivers. There is no alternative. It has already replaced most of its staff with ASU Cronkite students, which is painfully obvious if you try reading an edition.

  2. Hometown Guy says:

    The putrid stench of death is all that emanates from the formerly conservative newspaper which morphed into a leftwing rag.

    When it was owned by Eugene and Nina Pulliam it was a reliable newspaper…so much so that my Dad switched his party registration from dem to Republican. He then convinced my mother to follow suit.They would have loved Donald Trump as much as I do.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    This is a shabby attempt at veering its mostly elderly subscribers away from the expensive to produce and deliver newspaper. Not a single person I know subscribes to this garbage bin liner. When we were not working remotely, there was a single edition in the break room that I would sometimes scan enough to realize I would never pay to have my intelligence insulted. I am not agreeable to being fed a constant barrage of leftist slop

    Younger people don’t read newspapers. If they’re interested, which most unfortunately aren’t, since they’ve been dumbed down in the union-run public schools, they get instant news from a variety of sources (mostly left-wing) on their phone.

    Unless they’ve been raised in faith-based, politically conservative households with parents who discuss politics and have them watch Tucker and Laura with them, we’re toast.

  4. An Unfunny Joke says:

    The local Arizona newspaper is in dire shape, barely able to keep its head above water. After its endorsement of Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, it lost so many subscribers it even wrote about it, and for a sympathy angle, claimed it got death threats. How printing presses are threatened is anyone’s guess.

    It had been sinking prior to that endorsement, but it took its real hit afterwards, when Arizonans realized they were supporting an entity that stood for everything they opposed. More dropped their subscriptions.

    When the AZ Repukelick was forced to admit it fired its home grown Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Steve Benson because it could no longer afford him it was clear the newspaper was in dire shape. It was repeatedly up for sale, forced to move losing its its building and parking garage, and was reduced to buying out the remaining contracts of many long-time employees, while cutting back numerous others, using ASU Cronkite students to marginally fill in the gaps. Through all of this its content became even more irrationally leftist. Any rational thinkers would have realized that the content/swill they were peddling was ringing its death knell, but it couldn’t help itself. Extremist Linda Valdez was replaced by Elvia Diaz, interchangeable open border proponents. Editorial Page Editor Phil Boas was responsible for the daily slashing of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County’s only elected 6-four-year-term sheriff…and Boas’ own father-in-law. Now Greg Burton, the white Executive Editor crows about its ethnically diverse staff, as if genes make us more suitable employees. The hate ridden newspaper deserves its fate.

  5. FRED says:

    the paper charges extra for “holiday” editions, do we get a refund for their holiday non-edition?

  6. toughterry says:

    ALL of Arizona’s print outlets are in dire straits. They ALL stink.

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