Arizona Republic writes its own obituary

Buried on page three under an over-sized photo of a same-sex “Pride” celebration, is the headline, “Gannett puts Phoenix printing facility up for sale, asks $47.7M.”

Gannett is the parent company of the dramatically failing Arizona newspaper and its online version. Poynter, a news industry fact checker, with a decidedly leftwing bent, headlined its coverage, “Gannett announces new cuts including mandatory unpaid leave and buyouts. The company also will pause overall hiring and temporarily suspend matching 401(k) contributions.” It included this letter from Gannett president Mike Reed, detailing the dismal future for the company and employees.

Parents overpay to send their kids to ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (home to partisan Arizona PBS) — named for a leftwing CBS broadcaster who oversaw the erosion of journalism as he interjected his own leftist commentary into his nightly newscasts. He demoralized families of those serving in Vietnam when he ended his nightly newscasts with photos of caskets being off-loaded from airplanes, accompanied by individual photos of dead U.S. servicemen. Cronkite’s baritone voice was considered familial, but he was as political as the enemy American’s were fighting in the Southeast Asian jungles. Identified as “Uncle Walter” in the early days of television, discerning viewers eventually found him to be anything but warm and fuzzy.

And coming full circle, who did we find among the myriad associates at Poynter?  None other than Mi-Ai Parrish, glowingly described as the chair of Poynter’s National Advisory Board; CEO and President of MAP (her initials) Strategies Group; Endowed Chair, Media Innovation and Leadership and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at ASU. She is heralded as former president and publisher of USA TODAY NETWORK Arizona, The Arizona Republic and in Phoenix, AZ — and, of course, “the first person of color in the role.” Poynter refers to conservatives as “conspiracy theorists” and “far-right extremists.” The World Tribune writes: Poynter is funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the Omidyar Network. The two combined for “$1.3 million in grant funding.” Soros-funded Poynter blacklists ‘unreliable’ conservative publications.

After being indoctrinated for years, newly graduated reporters instinctively fall into lockstep with the left. It’s what they do. It’s who they are. That fact, besides working for little pay, underscores their value to the dying local newspaper.


8 Responses to Arizona Republic writes its own obituary

  1. Mr. & Mrs. America says:

    Newspapers? Who reads newspapers? They died when the Internet took over. I get my news instantly in my pocket. We also watch FOX’s Tucker Carlson and Mark Levin for the truth on national politics.

  2. jerry mcguire says:

    I feel no pain for the demise of another source of liberal propaganda. It is well past time!

    • Hometown Guy says:

      The idiot Cronkite grad reporters at the “fish wrap” will soon follow their lingo and “go missing.” No one disappears (in print) anymore. Neither does anyone die. They all “pass away.”
      No, we don’t pay for the rag. Two editions are sectioned and float around the neighborhood breakfast place we enjoy visiting. Originally it was four editions. Since few read it…even for free…I expect it will vanish completely.

  3. Doc says:

    The Prescott Courier is (HOPEFULLY) going the same way! I hope these newspapers stay alive! I need something to line my cat box with!!

    • Realist says:

      There are cheaper and less offensive liners than any newspaper, Doc! You might have a dim neighbor who will save them for you. Turn on that GOP charm.

    • one who knows says:

      Doc, why would you subject your cat(s) to such treatment – I call PET ABUSE!

      • Doc says:

        BWAH~HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Yeah…while she doesn’t have any “accidents”, she’s pissed @ me for lining her box with that rag!!!

  4. Jack says:

    I was under the impression the newspaper died years ago. No one I know reads it.

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