The disseminator of leftist spew is making an offer that is so outrageous, it almost — but not quite — elicits sympathy for the failing,* Hillary Clinton endorsing newspaper.
This pathetic plea is copied exactly from its website:
$1 for 6 Months
Sale Ends Soon
We at SRAZ are writers, not mathematicians, but it doesn’t take an Einstein to figure out this is a final act of despair. True, most of their newly-unionized staff have been replaced by ASU Cronkite Journalism School students, happy to toil for a byline — using free Wi-Fi at McDonald’s, since there is no longer a bustling newsroom.
The desperation “offer” is sold as an “e-Edition, a digital replica of the print edition.” A pitiful attempt to lure readers is by offering, “Exclusive local sports reporting from USA TODAY.”
The once well-regarded, conservative newspaper, which actually carried an Op-Ed page was previously owned by Eugene and Nina Pulliam. At its inception in 1890 it was originally named The Arizona Republican, but with its increasingly radical leftist tilt, those facts are all but lost. Now there is only a single opinion, which is venomously anti-Trump, rabidly Republican-hating and absurdly Biden-supporting. It is also bent on reconfiguring the United States by advocating for an open southern border and supporting Biden’s plan to gift illegal invaders who claim they encountered hardship while violating our sovereign border $450,000 per person. This is a single-focused contrivance to incentivize more illegal alien crossers, who will morph into democrat voters, which is, of course, the basis of the preposterous scheme.
Poynter, a media research organization, exposed a “series of cuts and employee “unpaid time off, “ implemented by Gannett last March.
On January 1, 2019 we reported on the dire shape the local newspaper found itself confronting in, “AZ Republic: homeless vagrant on borrowed time.” By its feeble attempt to lure potential readers into its dilapidated web, it has acknowledged the truth. On Labor Day it did the unthinkable for a newspaper and cancelled home delivery in order “to give its employees the day off to celebrate the holiday with their families.” Seriously,
*H/T Phoenix Business Journal