Local reporter’s conflict doesn’t rate a blip on dem’s integrity meter

April 28, 2022

The biased, blatantly leftist, Hillary-endorsing, local newspaper, is clearly on its last legs, going downhill faster than any of these U.S. Olympic skiers.

Following a rash of contract buyouts, severe staff cutbacks, even unceremoniously firing its longtime Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist due to a cash squeeze, losing the newspaper‘s building and parking garage, and culminating in the ghostlike entity being sold. Its two mundane columnists were pressed into service as bombastic political flame throwers. Their intended victims are, of course, Republicans, who are routinely hammered.

Arizona’s GOP members of congress are consistently defamed as are state-and-county-wide elected Republicans.

Ethics are thrown to the wind as demonizing Republicans is the sole purpose for the disreputable rag’s bleak existence. However, in a rare flicker of honesty, former sob-story columnist turned flame thrower-Laurie Roberts wrote: “Add Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to the ever-lengthening list of Democrats who have figured out that President Joe Biden is about to deal a body blow to the party’s November prospects.”

She also chastens dem Hobbs for expediently changing her stance on Title 42, the public health policy initiated by Pres. Trump, to more appropriately address the guidelines intended to restrict illegal aliens — Roberts warmly refers to them “asylum seekers“— from blatantly breaching our sovereign border. The problem is exacerbated during the deadly Covid pandemic, which appears to be resurging, as they arrive untested and are transported to points unknown, across the United States by the Biden administration. This irrational scheme, courtesy of frail Joe Biden‘s surrogates, uses our tax dollars to facilitate the reconstructing of America into a reliably expanded left-wing, third world country.

As Roberts uncharacteristically vents her ire at dem Secretary of State Hobbs, she stands unsteadily on a very thin line in doing so. The Secretary of State oversees statewide elections. Roberts’ sister, Ann Timmer, sits on the Arizona Supreme Court and appears on the retention ballot. Another complication is the spouse of a female Republican candidate challenging Hobbs for Secretary of State, also sits on the high court. Odds are, she is unlikely to win the GOP Primary Election, against Trump-endorsed former state legislator Mark Finchem, but the appearance of impropriety is problematic.

In the unlikely event Roberts doesn’t know the parameters. It’s a good bet her black-robed sister and her identically garbed colleague do.


Biden’s border crisis, Title 42 loom large as midterms near

April 22, 2022

Joe Biden and his administration’s open border cohorts are facing the political backlash of American citizens who have had their fill of the realities of the border crisis. Fear of losing congressional and statewide seats is causing Biden’s handlers to rethink their stated goal of dismantling Title 42, (succinctly explained by the Heritage Foundation) put in place by President Trump to address the pubic health realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other media outlets routinely cover what the leftist Arizona Republic massages or outright ignores. The fact is that in addition to the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who continually violate our sovereign border, criminals and individuals on terror watch lists have been detained by Border Patrol agents, as reported by The New York Post.

The catastrophic problems were exacerbated during the onset of the COID-19 pandemic.  President Trump addressed the realities with Title 42, which Biden’s handlers were committed to dismantling with the same urgency as they tore down the much needed border wall.

Suddenly those who actually set policy for frail and frequently confused Biden are rethinking their commitment to dismantling Title 42.

Breitbart headlines its important coverage,”Axios: Joe Biden’s Border Chief ‘Concerned’ About Ending Title 42.”


Biden-supporting AZ Republic buries dire economic news

April 16, 2022

It’s an undeniable fact. Fewer and fewer Arizonans read the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic. From its editorial policy to its reliably left-wing columnists and reporters, the anti-Republican drum beat reaches fever pitch regardless of the individual candidates or issues. This was made all too clear when Phil Boas, the editorial page editor oversaw the take down of his own father-in-law, then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the popular Maricopa County Sheriff who was reelected to an unprecedented six four-year terms. Skew reigns over both truth and decency.

Inflation has reached a dramatic tipping point in Arizona, as U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-CD5) points out:

The newspaper’s AP headline, “Retail sales rise 0.5% in March amid soaring prices for basics,” worthy of front page placement was, instead, relegated to Page 13 since the irrefutable facts don’t fit its leftist agenda, as the crucial mid-term elections approach.

The report was based on findings from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which surprisingly provided gloomy information regarding continually escalating prices for “food, housing, gasoline and other basics.”

The back-paged report includes a quote from Neil Saunders, identified as Managing Director at GlobalData Retail, who understates, “There is growing evidence that households are now increasingly nervous about inflation, and this in turn is sapping their confidence.”

This Department of Commerce attempt to put lipstick on a pig press release, included an ominous predication: “This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves emphasized the dire need to bring back manufacturing jobs, secure our supply chains, and revitalize domestic microchip manufacturing during a virtual media tour across the country.”

The duo are Biden insiders. Raimondo, a virulent anti-Trumper and open border proponent, was previously the governor of Rhode Island, America’s smallest state. To put this in perspective, Rhode Island covers fewer square miles than the city of Sitka, Alaska, which is over twice the state’s size.

Graves’ credentials highlight that he “served as Counselor to President Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential campaign.”

We can rest assured Biden has put the best the democrat party has to offer in charge of the Commerce Department in the worst economy in most American‘s memory. As this list indicates, numerous major stores and restaurants have filed for bankruptcy, displacing hundreds of thousands of workers nationally.

Thank the democrats you know for this economic catastrophe. And if you still read the overpriced leftist local newspaper that routinely insults your intelligence, call 800-332-6733 and cancel. You’ll save your sanity as well as a bunch of money that can be put to better use, under the financial disaster known as Bidinflation.


Impartial judiciary? Not when it comes to Pres. Trump

March 31, 2022

AZ Republic headline blasts, “Judge: Trump’s efforts after vote likely criminal.”

The contemptible comment comes straight from the ruling of U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter. He was nominated to the federal bench Oct. 21, 1998 by Pres. Bill Clinton and quickly confirmed the next day by a voice vote, making it impossible to know what the actual pro and con vote total was, since no senators were identified. This cagey policy is not the norm.

What we know in the intervening years is that Judge Carter is not an unbiased trier of facts, but a robed partisan who referred to President Donald Trump as engaged in a “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” (page 36.) This March 28, 2022 legal disposition by Judge Carter leaves no room for confusion where he stands in regard to mischaracterizing the events of January 6, 2021. On page 39 of this court filing, he describes “Overt acts in furtherance of the conspiracy.” 

As much as we’d like to believe judges are impartial and apolitical, the reality is they are appointed by politically aligned governors and presidents. Under some circumstances they have to defend their careers and character to selection panels. None in recent memory had his integrity impugned by desperate partisans during the nomination process as we witnessed with President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. Though he had honorably served for over a decade as judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, he was deceitfully vilified, in a desperate effort to deny President Trump another SCOTUS nominee. Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in on October 6, 2018. Following his nomination but prior to his confirmation, he wrote this moving commentary in the WSJ:

I Am an Independent, Impartial JudgeYes, I was emotional last Thursday. I hope everyone can understand I was there as a son, husband and dad.

It provides an insight to the abominable techniques democrats employ as they attempt to vilify the character of an exemplary man. They revealed themselves as soulless.


AZ voter fraud news you’ll never find in the AZ Republic

March 11, 2022

It would be terrific to report Gateway Pundit’s (GP) Jordan Conradson has scooped the local newspaper on covering a case of Arizona voter fraud, known as ballot harvesting. But the popular national site didn’t actually “scoop” the newspaper. Using that term would imply GP actually beat the failing disseminator of disinformation to the punch. Count on the fact that the omission is due to the decision to entirely avoid the topic which the leftist editors, columnists, and few remaining reporters claim never occurs.

Any evidence of voter fraud substantiates what Maricopa County’s 2020 presidential ballot recount was based upon, making it intolerable to the Trump-despising, Hillary-endorsing, Biden-supporting daily.

On July 1, 2021 Townhall carried, A Win for Election Integrity: Supreme Court Hands Democrats a Big Loss.” It celebrates the 6-3 SCOTUS opinion, Brnovich, Attorney General of Arizona, Et Al v. Democratic National Committee, Et Al., which upholds two Arizona voting provisions: a ban on “ballot harvesting,” and a policy that throws out an entire ballot if it was cast in the wrong precinct. Challengers falsely argued that both provisions discriminate against minority voters. The three dissenting votes were cast by democrat Justices Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor.

On March 13, 2012 SRAZ posted this instructive Project Veritas video showing the ease with which ballot harvesting fraud can be perpetrated.


U.S. Rep. Schweikert’s credentials vs. wannabe’s ambition

March 3, 2022

AZ carpetbagging newcomer Elijah Norton contemptibly resorts to deceit attempting to promote himself 

It’s election time again, which brings out the oversized egos and the newbie kooks seeking a way to aggrandize themselves.

First we’ll get the obvious out of the way. The declining local newspaper has established itself as reliably Trump-despising, Hillary-endorsing and Biden-supporting.  Anything it has to say about Republicans is hostility-laced and part of a multi-pronged attack, engaging its two remaining columnists and an open-border editorialist as toxin-infused dart throwers. Conservatives are front and center for annihilation, facts be damned.

On Wednesday many Republican voters received a vicious, oversized mailer featuring six-term, CD-6 Congressman David Schweikert, (read his impressive bio) in stark black and white photos with strategically placed touches of red added for negative emphasis and denigrating quotes from what is coyly referred to as “azcentral”— which is none other than the conservative abhorring newspaper.

It took some searching to find the required “paid for by” notice, printed in paler ink. Lobbing the hits is an inexperienced 31-year-old novice challenger, Elijah Norton, who moved to Arizona from Missouri just five years ago. Norton’s business is an auto insurance company based in California, Florida, and Washington state. Arizona doesn’t qualify as worthy enough for Norton to headquarter his business, yet it’s the state he wants to represent in congress.

The logical manner of announcing a congressional candidacy is to promote one’s own credentials that make the case for election as the most experienced, best qualified candidate. Since Norton is unable to do that, he resorts to deceitful smear tactics that render him offensively unacceptable. The nondescript Scottsdale office building listed as his campaign address provides even more information about Elijah Norton’s style. The suite number he uses is self-described as a “virtual office” that rents for $99 a month and cleverly offers services to make it appear to be a fully staffed office. That might be an ideal solution for businesses that don’t require a staffed, brick and mortar location. It doesn’t work for a congressional wannabe.

Don’t be conned by a slick pretender, who cites the leftwing newspaper as a corroborating colluder in its quest to purge the state of Republican office holders.

Seeing Red AZ enthusiastically endorses Congressman David Schweikert for reelection. He is a trusted conservative and has credentials ego-driven Norton could only hope to possess.


Lies get a workout as AZ Republic defames US Rep. Gosar

February 25, 2022

The radically leftwing Arizona Republic, a purveyor of conservative loathing and disinformation, is relentless in its ongoing effort to defame AZ’s CD-4 conservative Congressman Paul Gosar. (Read his bio and ratings under the link.)

So much so, in fact, that this morning’s edition goes to the extreme length of headlining a deceit-filled article, “Jewish community alarmed as Glassman, Gosar host fundraiser.”

To carry out this deception, the newspaper which previously gave editorial writer Elvia Diaz a pass on comparing illegals crossing our border to Jews fleeing Hitler, goes to great lengths to smear Gosar as an antisemite. This trickery is based on what they say is a comment he reportedly made in a 2017 interview in which the interviewer asked about George Soros, the far-left, billionaire who funds extreme causes and candidates.  Gosar is quoted as saying, “I think he’s from Hungary. I think he was Jewish. And I think he turned in his own people to the Nazi’s.”

This was enough for the failing newspaper to throw the six-term congressman, with a strong pro-Israel record under the political bus, though Soros identified himself as collaborating with the Nazi’s in this CBS 60 Minutes interview, defending his hideous action with a smirk on his face, comparing it to the way the market works and calling himself a boy. At 14 Soros was already lacking morality.

While we are disappointed in Gosar partnering at a fundraiser with fake Republican and political opportunist Rodney Glassman, there may well be more to this than meets the eye.


AZ Republic announces it’s time to buy a collector’s edition

February 24, 2022

Schizophrenic leftist newspaper on Jan. 19, heralded Biden calling Russia’s troop escalation against Ukraine, “a small incursion.” Today, it banner headlines, “Russia attacks Ukraine”

It’s no secret the Trump-despising, Hillary-endorsing, Biden-supporting, Arizona Republic has been hanging on by its fingernails. SRAZ has written numerous posts on the failing newspaper, but this one, AZ Republic reneges on subscribers third time since Sept.” dated December 30, 2021 sums up the dire condition that has put it on life support.

Having run out of excuses for non-deliveries of paid-for editions, the hemorrhaging subscriptions newspaper has come up with another act of desperation: blaming the lack of people willing to deliver the skewed news. It will soon join this stunning-but-incomplete list of defunct newspapers.

This is the most recent notice bearing the bold type, all caps title:                    

NOTE TO READERS: 

The Arizona Republic is committed to providing on time and regular delivery to our valued home delivery subscribers. Regrettably, the effects of the current job market are severely impacting operations.

We have been working harder than ever to work through these challenges and we ask for your patience during this time.

If you know someone who could use extra income, please refer them to us. Our delivery drivers are independent contractors who deliver across the Valley and state. We have routes available (naming several Arizona locations). We are offering a credit on subscriptions if a referral is contracted on a route. (Contact information is given.)

The fact is, this is a ruse. A purveyor of conservative loathing and disinformation, the newspaper’s only hope for survival is to discontinue the much more expensive to produce and distribute hard copy editions and go all digital. A headline pleads: “5 digital benefits of a subscription,” with the desperate hate-mongers in charge deceptively pledging, “you can play a vital role in supporting local journalism that you and your community can trust.”

This is the same newspaper that encourages auto-pay rather than monthly bills, which they are now imposing a $5 monthly fee for mailing. Do your credit cards, utility companies or others who bill you impose a separate charge for the bill? Desperation leads to lunacy. Leftists are demonstrably unstable. They are also treacherous.

Tired of having your intelligence insulted? If you still subscribe, cancel. Call 1-800-332-6733. Not only is it liberating, you’ll save a bundle of money that can be put to better use.


Biden’s open border: News the pro-illegal AZ Republic hides

February 23, 2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported 153,941 “illegal encounters” in the month of January

The New York Post, a newspaper nearly 3,000 miles away from Arizona, has consistently provided the facts on the indefensible, worsening crisis on America’s southern border.

Reuters recently reported over 10,000 individuals — mostly Haitians, but also Cubans, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans — had set up a camp underneath the Del Rio International Bridge in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, across the border from Del Rio, Texas.

In a new report, Fox News, citing court documents, revealed illegal alien encounters on the southern border increased in January, almost double the numbers from 2021.

Biden’s pro-amnesty and weak border security policies have created a surge in previously deported criminals and COVID-positive illegals unlawfully entering the United States. Yet these people are being resettled — flown and bused to locations throughout the United States — while American citizens are under unrelenting pressure to get vaccinated, or risk losing their jobs. Our children must be masked despite scientific evidence of the negative effects, as reported by Vinay Prasad, MD. in his The Cult of Masked Schoolchildren.”

This graph provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows the spiraling numbers of “border encounters,” a euphemism for illegal alien invaders, yet VP Kamala Harris, Biden’s appointed border czarina has done nothing to stem the tide. No longer limited to Mexicans and Central Americans, illegal invaders are now crossing our border from as far away as Africa, according to Pew Research Center. This Biden double-talk known as the U.S. Citizenship Act” on opening our border was his first-day-in-office priority.

Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, founder of “Protect America Now,” is sounding the alarm on this crisis, noting in the linked video that apprehensions at the border have hit a 20-year high. The number of illegals getting through have no respect for American laws or sovereignty.

Law Enforcement Today headlined its exposé, “Report: Biden using funds for health testing to disperse illegal immigrants across United States.

Thanks to Biden and his fellow democrats, American taxpayers are funding the loss of our country.

Editor’s note:  There’s a lot to read here, but knowledge is power. Armies can’t fight on empty stomachs and voters need to digest information.


Who “owns” our children?

February 15, 2022

Parents haven’t abdicated their rights, but schools attempt to usurp them

Using the newly trendy pronoun “they” rather than “he” and “she,” the local newspaper displays its hipness with a prominently featured, lengthy report headlined, “Advocates warn Arizona bill could hurt LGBTQ students.”

Written by Endia Fontanez, a leftist ASU Cronkite Journalism School graduate, who interned last year with OUTvoices Phoenix, her niche at the vacuous and hemorrhaging subscriptions Arizona Republic, is ostensibly covering health but actually focuses on the promotion of what is now being mainstreamed as LGBTQ — an acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning).”

The headlined article focuses on House Bill 2161, which defines the rights of parents over their own children and clarifies existing parental rights laws by stating that a parent has access to a minor child’s medical and educational records, whether written or electronic. It ensures that public and charter schools that intend to survey students, must first provide the survey language to parents to properly obtain written informed consent. The bill also allows parents to sue the government, including public schools, for violations of their rights.

This is a bill that would never previously have been regarded as necessary, but times have unfortunately, changed, as homosexuality has relentlessly been promoted in every phase of entertainment and now has its long tentacles reaching into taxpayer-funded schools that intend to seize and obliterate parental authority over their own children. Teacher’s unions are generous supporters of democrat candidates.*

This alarming concept, now gaining momentum, is not new. Nearly a decade ago, CNSNews exposed a 30-second promo for MSNBC’s Lean Forward campaign, featuring educrat Melissa Harris-Perry, advocating that society end the “private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families,” and instead institute a “collective notion” that kids “are our children,” they belong to the community.

While U.S. schools focus on sexualizing our children and mandating masks, U.S. News and World Reports presented this distressing report, U.S. Students Show No Improvement in Math, Reading, Science on International Exam in Dec. 2019, coinciding with the onset of the COVID pandemic. The situation worsened as unionized teachers stopped teaching and schools closed.

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), a non-profit advocacy group whose mission is to promote and defend the foundational values of life, marriage, family and religious freedom, does an exceptional job of summarizing and following the progress of HB 2161.

* H/T Open Secrets