AZ Republic announces its transition to a former newspaper

It was not unexpected from the blatantly leftist, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating newspaper. The dwindling number remaining readers of what was previously a reliable, conservative newspaper, named the Arizona Republican when it first appeared in 1890, has now proclaimed its own demise.

This Nov. 15, 2021 post, “Arizona Republic admits it’s dying,” followed the unprecedented announcement that it was shutting down home delivery on Labor Day: “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.”

Today, November 22, 2021, there is a new stunner in the form of this pre-Christmas and New Year’s announcement, headlined in the hardcopy, “We won’t have Christmas or New Year’s newspapers.“  The on-line version further insults the remaining readers, with this revised headline, “The Arizona Republic won’t be printing a holiday newspaper. Here’s how to find the latest news and your favorite puzzles, comics.” The inference is the publisher regards readers as mainly dolts who do puzzles and read comics.  It adds, “Customer service hours are limited.” That’s of little significance since the underpaid folks you reach in the Philippines have no control over the decisions made thousands of miles away.

The front page coverage of the Turning Point USA four-day rally in Phoenix, featuring national headliners was dismissed as if it was a clown show instead of thousands of conservative activists; many energized young voters, prepping for the upcoming elections.

The most recent announcement buried on Page 4, says: “This holiday season we are combining our Thursday, Friday and Saturday print editions of The Arizona Republic into a single newspaper.”

This is the newspaper’s ultimate goal. Printing and distribution costs exceed the income from mostly retirement community readers and snowbirds. Digital editions have few costs involved.

Will the newspaper refund the subscription prices?  Not a chance. This is the same newspaper that encourages auto-pay rather than monthly bills, which they are now imposing a $5 monthly fee for mailing.

Beat them to the punch and cancel by calling 800-332-6733. It’s a great way to start the New Year.

10 Responses to AZ Republic announces its transition to a former newspaper

  1. Mike says:

    Good heavens! Whatever is the remaining remnant of luddites who have continued to rely on the AZ Repugnant to supply their bird-cage liner needs going to do now?

  2. Observer says:

    The dead newspaper hasn’t known enough to lie down. Now it’s writing its own obituary. Guaranteed no one will miss it and its hate-laden vitriolic spew. My niece attended the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Although an excellent student, she changed majors to economics when she became disgusted with the propaganda passing for education and the promotion of minority students to on-air programming regardless of their grades or ability. She is now a CPA rather than a brain-numbed robot.

    • Ajo Joe says:

      A school named for a leftwing newscaster is as good as advertising the indoctrination level students receive. Walter Cronkite dispirited Americans whose sons were fighting in Vietnam. His specialty was showing helicopters being shot down and caskets being delivered to American airports along with a scrolling list of the service members pictures and ages. Yet because of his resonating voice and authoritative demeanor, he was watched by millions in the early days of TV.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    I delivered the newspaper as a boy. That was before the molestation scandal involving managers who had unimpeded access to young boys in the early morning hours followed by the death of a young girl collecting on her route at the apartment complex where she lived. Her mother, who accompanied her, stopped to talk with a neighbor and never saw her daughter alive again. The murderer was the complex’s maintenance man. After that, adults delivered the newspapers hurling them from their car windows.
    Now they hurl far fewer, since no one with any sense subscribes.

  4. Braveheart says:

    Acquaint yourself with “The Terrible Truth About Walter Cronkite,” by Accuracy in Media:
    https://www.aim.org/aim-column/the-terrible-truth-about-walter-cronkite/

    It should be mandatory reading for any parents thinking of doling out the big bucks for their kids to be indoctrinated and propagandized to the point that they are unrecognizable.

  5. MAGA Hat Man says:

    Does anyone really care if this lousy paper no one reads finally folds?

  6. D. B. Cooper says:

    Before instant news as close as your pocket, newspaper subscriptions were regarded as the mark of up-to-date and erudite citizens. That concept has been relegated to the garbage heap, which is exactly where the biased and hate-spewing AZ Repulsive belongs. We cancelled, like many others did, when the leftwingers in charge endorsed deceitful Hillary Clinton.
    It was a decision we’ve never regretted. Now in its final throes, it admits that it is so irrelevant that it doesn’t even need to publish editions! How hilarious!! It doesn’t take a fortune teller to predict that the AZ Repulsive will be on this list soon enough:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_newspapers_of_the_United_States

  7. Jack says:

    Saw it occasionally in the break room at work. Now we’re all still working remotely, so haven’t seen and definitely do not miss the far left, insulting skew. I’m not a masochist and would never pay for such garbage.

  8. Maggie says:

    Silent film “Birth of a Nation” was the first motion picture, launching an industry in 1915. The Arizona Republic is on the opposite end of the spectrum. It has announced “Death of a Newspaper.” Newly enchanted moviegoers were hooked. Disgusted readers of Arizona’s radically left newspaper won’t notice the missing editions, since few subscribe. The only thing home delivery is good for is alerting neighbors by print editions piling up is that the elderly subscriber is seriously ill or dead inside the house.

  9. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Most of the newspaper’s staff is gone, replaced by ASU Cronkite students. It continues to run columns by a humor columnist who died several years ago. This ploy keeps payroll costs down. When I saw an edition at my favorite breakfast cafe with the long dead columnist topping the inside page I was stunned, but shouldn’t have been. It’s a way of keeping costs down. Not only is he off the payroll, but there are no benefits to pay. A win, win for the failing rag.

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