ASU’s “Cronkite’s Kids”: Even bigger leftists than “Uncle Walter”

September 14, 2020

CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite: “Being a liberal is essential to being a good journalist”

Seeing Red AZ has frequently written about the failing local newspaper, long beset by layoffs and losing subscriptions at breakneck speed. We’ve also related how career reporters have been displaced by ASU Cronkite journalism school students, sans offices and editors, whose writing is rife with factual inaccuracies along with spelling and grammatical errors.

This inexcusable, inept lot is all the radically left, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic can afford.

The pathetic infestation in Arizona has not escaped national notice. A recent exposé in National Review magazine is titled,Cancel Culture Comes to Cronkite.”  It’s fact-filled and definitely worth reading, though we dispute the overuse of the word “progressive” used to describe radical leftists, previously known as liberals. The left prefers “progressive,” which sounds forward thinking.

These students have long been inundated with far left dogma and are now spewing it to gain creds within the treacherous Trump-hating industry.  Claiming victimhood, however, has not lost its panache, as these black University of Southern California communications students successfully demonstrated.

As to Cronkite himself, he was anything but conservative. He is also an unknown entity to ASU J-school students since he died in 2009 at age 92. Cronkite supported a “limited” global government system, opposing political conservatives who strenuously objected to the dangers in such a scheme. Cronkite voiced support for Bill Clinton during Clinton’s impeachment trial, but opposed the “War on Drugs,” officially launched by Republican President Richard Nixon June 1971, who declared drug abuse “public enemy number one.”

Cronkite’s nightly news broadcasts featuring his paternal demeanor and calming baritone voice, concealed his true intent, which was designed to turn the American people against our involvement in Vietnam, resulting in our returning military personnel, even those missing limbs or wheelchair bound, being spat upon by the dope smoking hippies who avoided military service.

Media Research Center has put together an eye-opening compilation of facts about Walter Cronkite, demonstrating that following his retirement in 1981 after twenty years as anchor of the CBS Evening News, Cronkite had made clear his liberal views on a range of issues, including how being a liberal is essential to being a good journalist. Be sure to read. “Walter Cronkite: Liberal Media Icon” featuring this collection of Cronkite’s liberal pronouncements, and denunciations of conservatives.

You’ll see he was the ideal leftist to name the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication after.


Pres. Trump to meet with AZ Latino supporters

September 13, 2020

With just 51 days before the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election, President Trump is making an important stop in the Valley tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 14.

The president will be hosting a Latinos for Trump Roundtable at the Arizona Grand Resort Monday afternoon. He is also visiting Nevada. In all, four events are scheduled.

The Arizona Daily Independent has excellent coverage, including inspiring stories of the pro-Trump message his Hispanic supporters are taking to their communities as they energize volunteers. Under President Trump’s leadership — prior to the impact of the COVID pandemic — employment surged to historic highs for all Americans, especially minority communities. They are beginning to climb again.

Be sure to read the enthusiastic pro-Trump quotes from Executive Director of Latinos for Trump, Sandra Benitez and National Border Council Vice President Art Del Cueto. They speak for countless others who are less inclined to be politically vocal, but are nonetheless enthusiastic Trump supporters. The event will be Livestreamed, replicating a Latinos for Trump Roundtable in Las Vegas, Nevada today.

Relying on the calculatingly deceitful AZ Republic newspaper is a fool’s errand. It’s impossible to imagine it was originally named the Arizona Republican (from 1890 to 1930) and remained conservative for decades under the able leadership of publisher Eugene Pulliam and his wife Nina who bought the newspapers in 1946. Those days are long gone and the replacement is nearly gone, as well.

Seeing Red AZ offers this compassionate suggestion to help put it out of its misery.


Drop the leftist AZ Republic: Why pay to be insulted?

September 12, 2020

Skewed, manipulated and fabricated “news” is no news at all

The toxic Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic is not only in a state of financial desperation, it is also rife with misinformation, interspersed with grammatical, spelling and factual errors. These days the staff of the displaced and recently sold newspaper is mostly composed of ASU Journalism school students, lacking editors and content with a byline. Remaining employees have voted to unionize.

Hemorrhaging readers due to the ongoing venom spew aimed at President Trump, Republican office holders and candidates, deceit is its driving force, with no effort at balanced reporting. In the wake of the nationwide BLM riots, the newspaper sides with the radical, destructive mobs who push defunding and disbanding the police.

Intimidation is rampant. The Daily Wire headlines its recent reportRochester Officers Cover Names After Protesters Shout Their Addresses, Kids’ Names, Make Taunting Calls To Parents In Front Of Them.” They were described as “peaceful protesters” in the local media. This week Rochester, NY native and Police Chief La’Ron D. Singletary, who is black, along with his entire RPD command staff announced their resignations. The city’s mayor Lovely A. Warren and the majority of council members are also black, proof that nothing calms the violent thugs.

Greg Burton, the AZ Republic’s editor-in-chief concentrates on promoting diversity based on ethnicity and gender, but never of thought. He normalizes the abnormal with promotion of “non-binary and transgender” actors, who we are advised, prefer “they/them pronouns.” The far-left newspaper which now focuses on blacks, has long been bonded to the astronomically costly flood of illegal aliens — which the newspaper mischaracterizes as “immigrants” — breaching our border, as Kristin Tate pointed out in The Hill. It’s a good bet these groups aren’t subscribers. The point is propagandizing the rest of us.

Conservative views are unwelcome. Columnist EJ Montini, as emaciated as the shriveled newspaper, exemplifies an image of being consumed by hatred. His interchangeable cohort Laurie Roberts, formerly relegated to sob stories, has now metastasized into full blown loathing aimed at conservatives in general and Pres. Trump in particular.

Save your money. The overpriced Arizona Republic averages a yearly subscription rate of nearly $500. There are better ways to spend money than paying to have your intelligence insulted.


Leftist teacher issues death threats to AZ US Rep. Paul Gosar

September 8, 2020

The online Arizona Daily Independent newspaper does a masterful job of reporting what you won’t see in the radically left wing Arizona Republic

HeadlinedRepublican Congressman Receives Death Threat From Retired Teacher,” it includes the menacing, profanity-laced message left on Congressman Paul Gosar’s voice mail by retired teacher and Democrat political activist, Margaret Kathleen Spangenberg. The thought of this violent hatemonger interacting with young children should make every parent’s blood run cold. It’s a given she’s not an anomaly.

Spangenberg’s Facebook page shown in a screenshot on ADI‘s site, identifies her as a Mark Kelly supporter and Red for Ed protester — teachers who abandoned approximately 844,000 Arizona students for nearly two weeks in 2018, demanding and receiving a 20% pay increase for their part-time jobs from capitulating Gov. Doug Ducey. Like rats following the Pied Piper, they obediently followed self-acknowledged Socialist Noah Karvelis, a 24-year-old uncredentialed hip hop music teacher as they made demands.

Acquaint yourself with the teachers unions and $millions they donate to Democrat candidates. Its all substantiated on the Center for Responsive Politics web site, which states Democrats receive at least 94 percent of the funds they contributed to candidates and parties.

Congressman Gosar, a retired dentist, is doing a phenomenal job on behalf of the people of his 4th Congressional District as well as the entire state of Arizona. Read his impressive bio which includes his top-notch current and career ratings.


Is political changeling Rodney Glassman seeking another job?

September 7, 2020

Slickster Rodney Glassman attempting to promote himself as a middle-man bundler for Pres. Trump and hoping to be rewarded

Today is Labor Day. Now celebrating all American workers, it was originally promoted by labor unions and signed into law June 28, 1894 by President Grover Cleveland.

Although perennial candidate Rodney Glassman wasn’t around in Cleveland’s era, he does have something in common with the former president: Both were Democrats.

Plagued by personal scandals, Cleveland never changed his affiliation, but Glassman, who has run and lost myriad elections, was a lifelong Democrat…until he magically recast himself as a “conservative” Republican during his recent 2020 campaign for Maricopa County Assessor. Glassman lost that primary race also, soundly trounced by incumbent Eddie Cook.

Two short years ago, in 2018, then Corporation Commission candidate Glassman was featured on the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union slate which endorsed only Democrats. His photo is adjacent to that of far left U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, (AZ CD-3) an illegal alien advocate, in whose D.C. office Glassman previously worked.

In 2012 when Democrat Glassman ran for the U.S. Senate from Arizona, he was enthusiastically endorsed by both Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona.

Additionally, Rodney Glassman was a candidate for state chairman of the Arizona Democrat Party, hoping to guide the statewide strategy for defeating Republicans. This post was one in a long string of offices he sought and lost.

Rodney Glassman is desperate for a win. His intent is to buy his way into office…any office.

He’s unmistakably gearing up again, recently sending out bizarre emails soliciting money for President Trump. “Please join me in contributing to President Trump’s re-election campaign by completing the attached contribution form and mailing it to: Rodney Glassman, Trump Victory Fund,” with his law firm’s address. Those who amass funds on behalf of presidential candidates are known asbundlers,”* often seeking cushy appointments for their efforts. The amounts on the form range from $1,000-$5,000 annually on the low end to $1,161,200 per couple annually.  Glassman even offers this inducement: “If you’d like to meet for a coffee or lunch, I would be happy to connect personally for a visit and contribution hand-off.” He signs the email, “Thanks, in advance! Your Friend, Rodney.”

Thanks…but no thanks Rodney. Most of us choose our friends more carefully. And we are perfectly capable of sending in our usually more modest donations to reelect President Trump on our own.

Disclosure of Campaign Bundlers*

“…The public needs to be able to gauge for itself whether the people elevated to political appointments got there based on their merits or by virtue of their prowess as elite “bundlers.” A study of President Obama’s top-tier fundraisers in 2008 showed that 80% received “key administration posts” as defined by the White House.”

* Center for Responsive Politics


AZ Republic’s bogus McHeadliner vilifying Pres. Trump cites anonymous sources

September 6, 2020

“Reportedly,” is a word used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or has taken place, although there is no proof, correctly identified by President Trump as fake news.

And newspapers allegedly, supposedly and purportedly are deemed to be instruments of fact, dependably delivering the news.

This sarcasm is directed at the radically leftist Arizona Republic, which is dependably undependable. As an example, the banner headline topping Saturday’s front page might be mistaken for an April Fool’s Day edition bearing these words: “Trump reportedly insulted McCain.”

John McCain died August 25, 2018. He then had three funerals, in three different locations — Phoenix, Arizona, Washington D.C., and Annapolis Maryland — ensuring it is past the point of speculation he can still be insulted.

The premise of the newspaper article is that President Trump is alleged to have maligned McCain following his death, which Trump denies. It’s a “he said, someone alleges” scenario and first class farce intended solely to discredit Trump and siphon votes from him less than two months before Election Day. There is no pretext too low.

The allegations, initially printed in the leftist Atlantic magazine, were described as originating from “three anonymous sources.” That fact alone should serve to discredit the report. Instead it rates front page coverage by the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating newspaper.

McCain, who can’t be praised enough by the radical newspaper, still has his syndicate actively working to take down Pres. Trump and Sen. McSally.

Vengeful McCain tried to taint Trump by claiming he had Russian ties though he knew that to be false as he maliciously hand-carried a fictitious “dossier,” paid for by the DNC to then-FBI Director James Comey.

When caught, McCain in his characteristic style snapped, “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”

For a more reliable version of John McCain, do yourself a favor and read,People Must Stop Defending John McCain, He Ended His Career As A Jerk, And He Started Russiagate,posted in The Lid.

Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally is being challenged by Mark Kelly, supported by Socialist billionaire George Soros. Democrat Kelly, also backed by the newspaper, launched two national gun control PACs devoted to electing like minded Democrats and is aligned with extremist U.S. Rep. Ihan Omar. He never uses the word “Democrat” in his ads, a scheme that worked for Kyrsten Sinema, as he tries to obscure his political allegiance. Kelly’s close business ties with Communist China earning him an estimated $20+ million render him unacceptable.

Democrats running for political office engage in a game of charades. The more they can conceal, contort and misrepresent, the more they are given cover by the hemorrhaging subscriptions local newspaper.


AZ election “sabotage” claims linked to Dem SOS Hobbs

August 16, 2020

Lunacy of the Soros-led left exposed

The Breitbart report begins with these words:

“Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) accused the Trump administration of attempting to “sabotage” the United States Postal Service ahead of Election Day and is demanding an investigation, as detailed in a letter on Friday to state Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R).”

This is a prime example of what American voters can expect when they elect Socialist Soros’ approved Democrats to office, but especially so when they are in charge of overseeing state elections.

Leftist Katie Hobbs a partisan lackey of Barack Obama, is following the former president’s unfounded attacks, deplorably claiming President Trump is attempting to suppress the vote by “actively kneecap [ing] the postal service.”

The USPS is mired in debt and admits it is unable to verify the timely reliability of mail-in ballots. This letter is identical to those sent to election officials, national governors, and the District of Columbia alerting them to the risks associated with mail-in ballots.

Arrogant Obama is unable to appropriately sideline himself as other past presidents have done once their terms were over. It’s not in his DNA. He also has the same concerns of the majority of Americans about the cognitive fitness and diminished mental clarity of his former Vice President Joe Biden — now heading the Democrat presidential ticket — and wants to ensure Kamala Harris’ contingent presidency.

President Donald Trump is contentiously doing the job Americans overwhelmingly elected him to do. He deserves a second term.


Take a look at who’s buying campaign related radio ads

August 15, 2020

With just 80 days before the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election, campaign ads have ballooned, as US Postal Service warns it can’t guarantee all mail-in ballots will be counted

 Radio Link, a radio industry publication, provides an insight into political radio ads in the 2020 campaign season.The Political Ad Floodgates Are Open,” details who’s spending — including what the publication refers to as “impossible to trace PAC money.”

Scroll though the list of the top 50 political spenders from Media Monitors, which features Joe Biden as the most prolific.

When we find donation pleas in our email, remember where that money goes and how necessary our donations are. Campaigns are waged on multiple fronts: televised, hard copy mailers, online ads and radio, which likely impacts us more than we realize. Listening in the car, for example, we are a captive audience. When TV commercial breaks come on, we are likely to get up and head for the kitchen foraging for a snack.

Arizona U.S. Senate races made the list. Negative advertising buys are prolific as you’ll see on the link. Unions have a strong advertising presence including the American Postal Workers Union though the U.S. Postal Service has just issued a warning stating it is unable to guarantee that all mail-in ballots will arrive in time to be counted. President Trump is obviously right in voicing his concerns regarding ballot integrity, especially as the Coronavirus complicates the process.

Here’s the advertising bottom line:

From June 1- July 31, the #21 spender in the nation for radio spots was here in AZ…SOMOS PAC* a Hispanic-led, radical group, in support of leftist senate challenger Mark Kelly, who is a committed Second Amendment restrictionist. The #26 spender is MI FAMILIA VOTA*, an Arizona-based voter advocacy group, self described as, “working to increase civic engagement in Latino, immigrant and allied communities,” is airing targeted spots against incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally.

Dem Joe Biden, a fifty-year career politician, committed to an open border, is campaigning on providing free health care, education and citizenship to millions of illegal aliens, who will permanently swell the Democrat voter base.

* Center for Responsive Politics


AZ teachers abandon students again

August 14, 2020

AZ Gov. Ducey should emulate Pres. Reagan’s handling of union strikers 

Mass resignations of teachers are occurring in two East Valley public school districts in the wake of schools reopening during the COVID-19 virus. 

Although the majority of parents and health officials want students back in school, the teachers are not only objecting, but are taking a permanent hike. According to news reports, other teachers plan to abandon classes in a solidarity protest with those who have resigned. That’s what they do best since U.S. education standards have been falling for years.

Pew Research Center 2017 data show U.S. students’ dismal academic achievement on science, math and reading scores significantly lag behind those of their peers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Estonia and Taiwan — to name a few

This April 27, 2018 report, “#REDS for ED: Union thugs demand more $ for less,” is worthy of review bringing relevant background to today’s topic.

Gov. Doug Ducey, a McCain protégé, created this monster scenario when he caved to the far-left unionist teacher’s* demands after they walked out for over a week following 24-year-old uncredentialed hip hop music teacher and avowed Socialist Noah Karvelis.

Taxpayers are the teacher’s employers and have a right to expect classes resume. Imagine if necessary government and utility company employees or hospital personnel unilaterally decided they would walk off their jobs due to concerns over conditions over which they had no control. They would be fired and replaced, as the teachers should be.

In 1981 President Ronald Reagan handled the 11,359 PATCO union strikers who walked off their Air Traffic Controller jobs in violation of his order for them to return to work in this instructive manner:

 

In addition, Reagan declared a lifetime ban on the rehiring of the strikers by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). On August 17, the FAA began accepting applications for new air-traffic controllers. On October 22, the Federal Labor Relations Authority decertified PATCO.

 * Center for Responsive Politics


Kamala Harris unmasked as radical, not “pragmatic moderate”

August 13, 2020

Harris’ changing positions: During the Democrat presidential primary debate, Kamala Harris called Joe Biden a racist and said she believed his sexual accusers

Today we bring our readers a must read exposé of Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-CA), selected by Democrat Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate. Given his age and precarious health, this woman, being intentionally mischaracterized by the New York Times and other leftist media sources as  a “pragmatic moderate” could, under unthinkable circumstances, be thrust into the presidency.

Joshua Lawson, writing for The Federalist, provides a revealing overview in,No, Kamala Harris Isn’t A ‘Moderate’ — She’s A Radical Threat To America,” subtitled, The media are spinning Kamala Harris as a ‘centrist’ and a ‘moderate.’ In reality, she’s a leftist who could be one heartbeat away from the Oval Office.

This is important reading that should energize the Republican base to work even more diligently to assure President Donald Trump is reelected. The Democrats are jazzed. We need to be more so. If you’ve never been politically involved, there hasn’t been a more important time to be. America’s future is at stake.

The Western Journal discloses duplicitous Kamala Harris, who says she is for reparations for black Americans, has a personal family history that reveals her relatives were prominent Jamaican slave owners, according to her father. The news first broke on Jan. 13, 2019, when Jamaica Global published a lengthy ancestry article written in September 2018 by Harris’ father, renowned economist and Stanford University professor Donald Harris.

Arizona GOP Chairman Dr. Kelli Ward summed up Biden’s pick with this statement:

“Kamala Harris has openly embraced the most extreme positions held by the far-left wing of the Democrat party: massive trillion-dollar tax hikes, eliminating private health insurance, defunding our police, decriminalizing illegal border crossings, opening our borders, and hindering American energy independence with the terrible Green New Deal. For these reasons alone, Arizonans are ready to reject the most extreme Democrat presidential ticket in American history, and instead vote to continue the Great American Comeback that’s already underway thanks to the strong and steady leadership of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.”

There’s much more to be wary of. Speaking at a Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords-sponsored event in Las Vegas cunningly titled the “2020 Gun Safety Forum,” Harris unequivocally stated that the United States must institute a mandatory gun “buyback”program to confiscate millions of firearms

Far-left Democrat Mark Kelly is challenging Arizona Republican U.S. Senator Martha McSally for the Republican-held senate seat. The stakes have never been higher for Americans who value our Constitutional-based freedoms.