More election fakery from leftwing Arizona newspaper

October 27, 2022

The far-left local newspaper is having a tough time convincing its diminishing reader base that voting democrat is the route to election victory. Featuring headed-for-retirement reporter Mary Jo Pitzl, the iffy front page headline reads, “Some in GOP are backing dems.”

It’s a pathetic ruse dredging up former state legislator (elected in 1997) and gay rights activist Steve May along with disreputable Mesa Mayor John Gileswho was censured by the Arizona Republican Party over his endorsement of Mark Kelly in the 2022 U.S. Senate election — as crossover voters supporting democrats. Its aim is to persuade Arizona voters that voting for Biden backers makes sense. Pitzl fails miserably due to the fact that her message is fatally flawed. To give heft to her view, she consulted with campaign strategists whose views mirror their paying clients. It’s foolishness personified. 

Kelli Ward, chairwoman of the AZ GOP, characterized these Republicrats as RINOs. She correctly identified them as having lost elections, donated to democrats for years and have “sour grapes” about Trump.

There is a reason the newspaper is on its last legs. It has cut itself off at the knees.

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Crucial news not worthy of print in skewed AZ Republic

October 3, 2022

As subscriptions continue to plummet, the radically left-wing, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-despising Arizona Republic remains bonded to its extreme policies, as exemplified by this irrationally biased headline, “Voters denied opportunity to reject school voucher lie.” When a man throwing rocks at police officers was shot, the officers, not the assailant, were vilified.

Language is grotesquely twisted to fit its agenda as demonstrated in a recent report about abortion in which political correctness reigned, as the words “pregnant individual” were used to describe a woman. The gender neutral, newly trendy nonbinary usurped pronoun “they” was used to describe a man. Illegal invaders, flooding into the United States unabated, are foolishly referred to as “migrants,“ as if they intend to return home.

When Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a democrat mired in personal financial problems, yet now running for governor, with the responsibility of overseeing an $18 billion budget, neglected to report earlier supplemental income earned as an Uber driver, she was allowed to quietly amend her financial disclosure form. Previously, as a state legislator, Hobbs voted in favor of bills benefiting ride share companies. When state senate minority leader, Hobbs fired Talonya Adams — a black female staff attorney, who had been in her position longer than Hobbs — for asking to be paid on the same level as her white, male counterparts. Adams sued and won a $2.75 million verdict issued by two separate juries. Hobbs eventually apologized. The newspaper ignored this outrage that would have garnered headlines if the bigoted actions had been taken by a Republican.

This recent Gatestone Institute in-depth report titled, “Biden Administration’s Gift to Russia: Iran Nuke Deal,” is not considered relevant enough for the local newspaper to cover.

Although the desperate newspaper finally stopped printing pages listing political endorsements after backlash made the policy financially reckless, its relentlessly biased content takes the place of pre-election lists.  It recently printed a half-page of “Election Deniers,” further pushing the big lie that the newspaper promulgates. Of course they are all Republicans.

Statista reports the daily circulation of the Arizona Republic in 2021 amounted to 109.03 thousand, down by more than seven thousand from the previous year. To say this is not a successful business model is the height of understatement.


AZ Republic ups its election deceit, hypes radical Mark Kelly

September 23, 2022

Read about the border disaster in Cochise County Arizona

The local newspaper has long been characterized on these pages as a failing entity, losing subscribers faster than a newly tick-bathed dog loses fleas and ticks. It also has less than a nodding acquaintance with facts, otherwise known as truth. As subscriptions have plummeted and longtime reporters and editors were given their walking papers — replaced by ASU Cronkite Journalism students working for a byline — even basic grammar frequently takes a back seat. Seeing Red AZ recently headlined, “AP report: Hard-copy newspapers dying at breakneck speed,” which detailed that  U.S. newspapers are continuing to die at a rate of 2 each week  Fabricating news to fit an agenda is likely a major contributing factor.

A recent pre-election report was topped by this deceitful headline, “Focusing on independence, Sen. Kelly helps Democratic efforts.” Longtime readers of SRAZ are aware that this site does not capitalize the word democrat and never uses the word “democratic” as a political party description, since Republicans, whose first elected president was Abraham Lincoln, are fervent believers in democracy. It’s an act of desperation for the newspaper to describe radical leftist, first-term senator Mark Kelly inaccurately using the word “independence,” since he is willing tool of the left and a Second Amendment restrictionist. The report quotes Kelly as blaming corporations for driving inflation, when corporations provide jobs and keep the economy rolling. It is Joe Biden who is responsible for what is known as “Bidenflation,” a national calamity made all the worse when juxtaposed against the soaring Trump economy.

Our sovereign national border has become a open pathway for illegal aliens to breach, bringing non-English speakers from numerous nations who need living accommodations, food, schooling for their children and bring crime to our neighborhoods. The astronomical costs of $20.4 billion since Biden took office — falling on American taxpayers — in addition to the $140 billion existing illegal aliens already cost, has been reported by Fox News.

The Center for Immigration Studies’ Andrew R. Arthur covers the disaster in Arizona’s Cochise County. Read his report, “Where ‘the Wall’ Ends in Cochise County, Ariz. — Of cartel spotters and the washed-out roads that you paid tens of millions for.”


Frantic EJ hurls deceitful slurs, attempts to invalidate popular Republicans

September 1, 2022

Arizona’s failing newspaper employs a pitiful man who obediently carries its polluted water. It’s the ideal job for a wizened toady past retirement age who needs to feel relevant. And how does he accomplish this feat? EJ Montini focuses his bile on people who have had careers in public service; actually accomplishing all that eluded pathetic EJ who uses his keyboard to spew vile hatred.

What distresses this pitiful shell of a man is Republicans. Conservatives drive him to distraction. As General Election Day approaches he has lost all sense of restraint and engages in name-calling like the neighborhood bully who threw rocks and threats, but cowardly kept his distance, as we were walking to school. The difference is, Montini has no heft, either physically or mentally. His stock in trade is derision with contemptible abhorrence thrown into his unsavory brew.

It’s not enough that this characterless character is hate-filled and perpetually enraged at GOP politicians; his stock in trade is smearing them. His latest targets are Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state.

The thought of them ascending to Arizona’s top two offices is more than Montini can process. He actually calls them “Donald Trump cultists.”

Resorting to venomous tirades, he attempts to link both Republicans and state Senator Wendy Rogers to a state senate candidate in Oklahoma, who Montini has declared to be “homophobic and anti-Semitic,” vicious handles he hopes will somehow stick to the Arizona candidates. 

The only thing that will stick is the stench of Montini‘s boundless hatred of Republicans. He is drenched in the repulsive odor.


Cloutless newspaper toils in vain to influence votes

July 27, 2022

Arizona voters are gearing up for the Aug. 2, 2022 Primary Election, whether voting early or on Election Day. Pertinent information can be found here. Exercising our rights is an integral part of American freedom. So too, is freedom of the press, enshrined by congress in our First Amendment. The fact is, hard copy news has gone the way of the buggy whip as Associated Press recently admitted. The local newspaper, shriveling in size and filled with disreputable content, remarkably relinquished its reins on pre-election endorsements after infuriated subscribers cancelled in the wake of its Hillary Clinton endorsement. In the aftermath, the Arizona Republic whined that it received death threats following that ill-conceived position. The daily’s more recent tactic is to create an echo chamber of anti-conservatism generally, and anti-Trumpism, specifically, as a reliable arm of the democrat party. Journalists left long ago, replaced by Cronkite J school students and reporters who fit these constricted parameters. As examples, the newspaper that brags about hiring based on ethnicity and gender — they call it diversity and inclusion — has a employee who specializes in “people experiencing homelessness” and another who is unable to type the words “illegal alien,” repeatedly using the word “migrant,“ to describe America’s invaders. The brassiest new tactic is coddling incarcerated criminals while ravaging the Arizona prison system.

The upcoming primary and general elections present unique challenges, since Trump-hatred is so virulent, Trump endorsed candidates become pariahs. With staff dwindling, the two remaining columnists who previously specialized in sap have taken on the mantle of hate-mongers and deceit spewers. A recent pro-abortion column by emaciated leftist E.J. Montini was headlined, “GOP’s goal is complete subjugation of women,” which is not only insulting, it’s untrue. Laurie Roberts whose specialty was exposing the plight of children in tenuous situations, has joined Montini in disparaging Republicans while glorifying democrats — advising the remaining readers not to believe the polls if they don’t align with her leftwing wishful thinking. She conveniently forgets it was Republican governors who appointed her Republican sister Ann Timmer to the Court of Appeals and then as a justice on the Arizona Supreme Court. 

Facts are of no consequence. “It’s the agenda stupid.*

*Bill Clinton’s strategist James Carville coined the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid,” during the 1992 presidential campaign.


AZ Republic leftists seize on death as a midterm lifeline

July 21, 2022

No lie is too flagrant to tell

The failing local newspaper’s front page headline blasts, “Debunked claims on abortion promoted.” In a rational world, there would be a lot to debate about that dishonest statement presented as fact.  We do not live in such a world, rather one where extremist adults believe it is a right to kill innocent pre-born humans.

This time there’s an intriguing component to the matter. An Arizona legislator speaking out against abortion doesn’t fall into the expected category. Walt Blackman is a black man — with the distinction of being the first black Republican ever elected to the Arizona Legislature. He is also pro-life and vocal about his views. Not only that, but he knows history. Rep. Blackman served in the United States Army for 21 years as a front line tank commander. Among other distinctions, he was awarded a Bronze Star for combat action in Iraq, and a Meritorious Service Medal.

Rep. Blackman’s knowledge of history is crucial in this context. The newspaper is brutalizing him for taking on Margaret Sanger, the Planned Parenthood founder who was instrumental in not only bringing abortion centers to the impoverished neighborhoods in New York City, she targeted poor immigrant families and blacks, all of whom Sanger referred to as “human weeds.” The leftists who still work at the dying Arizona Republic are unable to face that fact.

Instead Rep. Walt Blackman, a self-identified constitutional conservative who represents Legislative District 6, is brutalized for not walking in lockstep with the pro-abortion newspaper for the unforgivable sin of telling the truth.

Seeing Red AZ is not a newcomer to the pro-life movement as this sampling of revealing posts illustrate:

April 1, 2015: Ted Cruz is no Barry Goldwater — Thank God! (Describing so-called “Mr. Conservative” Barry Goldwater, supporting an AZ Congressional democrat candidate over a pro-life conservative. She won with his endorsement.)

Jan. 21, 2019: Dems OK barbaric infanticide, Republicans vote for life

July 27, 2020: Planned Parenthood endorsed “conservative” Rodney Glassman

June 26, 2022: Businesses fund abortion related expenses…vote with your feet

This video is not new, but its message remains relevant — substantiating Rep. Blackman’s statements:


AZ Republic obscures election facts to create false message

July 19, 2022

Arizona’s local newspaper is on the skids, as are others nationwide. Associated Press admitted that fact recently. Still nothing dissuades the Hillary-endorsing local disseminator of leftwingism from getting its message out…even when patently false.

Today’s edition is illustrative of the fakery fitting the agenda taking precedence over fact.  Headlined above-the-fold is this gem: “Female first time candidates still face challenges.” Reporter Tara Kavaler relies on the old “glass ceiling” metaphor in an effort to give substance to her false narrative.

She’s obviously never heard of energetic and respected democrat Polly Rosenbaum who was Arizona’s longest-serving state legislator, representing Gila County in the House of Representatives for 46 years, defeated in an anti-incumbency thrust at age 95. 

Arizona also has the distinction of electing what became known as the “Fab Five,” all women elected to the state’s highest offices in 1998: Jane Dee Hull was elected governor, Betsey Bayless was elected Secretary Of State, Janet Napolitano was elected Attorney General, Carol Springer was elected state Treasurer, and Lisa Graham-Keegan was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction. All were Republicans except for Napolitano. They remain the greatest number of women to serve in any state’s highest elected offices simultaneously. Republican Kimberly Yee, a former state senator, is currently Arizona’s state treasurer, keeping Arizona’s economy solvent during the pandemic pandemonium and the faltering Biden administration, with the worst inflation many of us have ever endured. 

Lorna Lockwood, born pre-statehood in 1903, became a lawyer, Superior Court judge and the first female justice on the Arizona Supreme Court, holding that distinction nationally. President Ronald Reagan nominated Arizonan Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona’s legislature has had women serving in the state House and Senate since 1914, two years after statehood. Tara Kavaler, an Arizona transplant, needs to take a remedial course in Arizona history. Writing sans information makes everything else she writes worthy of suspicion.


AZ Republic’s long awaited apology misses the mark

June 27, 2022

Alluding to cramps more offensive than daily assault of leftwing dishonesty and promoting abortions

The Arizona Republic is a failing relic from another time. It has fallen on hard times and few subscribers remain, due not only to its relentless leftwing bias, but to the fact that day-old news thrown on a driveway has been replaced by instant news, as close as your pocket and providing a wide variety of perspectives rather than the constant drone of a far-left whine. It has even curtailed deliveries to paid subscribers in an effort to keep itself afloat.

Yet Sunday’s edition momentarily provided some hope that the editorial board that veers so far left it is impossible to correct its stance, had seen the light. Tucked away on page 4A was this all caps headlined, NOTE TO READERS:

“The Dilbert cartoon in today’s newspaper contains material that could be offensive to many readers. Unfortunately, our comics section was pre-printed, and we were not able to replace it with another comic strip.  We apologize to readers who find offense.”

For this Dilbert cartoon which mentions “cramps” to be considered offensive, but the daily barrage of leftist insults and month-long same-sex “pride” events rate a pass, exemplifies the insanity that drives the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-despising, out-of-touch with reality, garbage can liner.

Monday’s edition includes a multi-page “report” peddling the lie that abortion has been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, the Supreme Court merely turned the decision back to the individual state legislatures. Reporter Stephanie Innes actually used the words, “Pregnant person’s rights.” Attributing pregnancy to something only women experience is a bridge too far for radicals. And granting “personhood” status to pre-born human infants rates as abhorrent.


Illegal invaders bolstered by media advocates

June 8, 2022

How do editors justify the placement of news items?

The question begging an answer looms large as the radical leftist Arizona Republic chose to hide an article about the illegal invasion bearing this headline, “Migrant caravan sets out in Southern Mexico, headed to US,” on page six.  It’s four sentences in length, buried between equally brief news reports of a tropical storm in Bermuda and an item about a South African pastor found guilty of treason.

The invasion of the United States is real and worthy of front page coverage, but the unprincipled, Trump-despising, Hillary-supporting local newspaper supports illegals breaching our southern border. It championed the Biden administration tearing down the wall being constructed to protect our sovereign nation from those who continually exploit us on every level.

The brief report datelined Tapachula, Mexico, states:

“Several thousand migrants set out walking Monday in southern Mexico, tired of waiting to normalize their status in a region with little work and still far from their ultimate goal of reaching the United States.

Their advocates said they wanted to call attention to their plight, timing it with this week’s Summit of the America’s in Los Angeles. According to a Reuter’s report, it was estimated to include “at least 6,000 migrants,” mostly from Central America, Venezuela and Haiti. It is the largest migrant caravan to attempt to leave southern Mexico this year.”

The Arizona Republic underestimated the numbers as “between 4,000 to 5,000,” which is still indefensible.

Yes, America’s illegal alien invaders have “advocates,” as they access our generous benefits, while bringing deadly pills laced with Fentanyl, destined for American streets.

And with the promotion of illegal alien Elvia Diaz as editorial page editor, whose expanded duties include “editing The Republic’s Viewpoints section, opinion columnists and guest writers, setting the board’s agenda and working with the executive editor and the board, shaping The Republic’s institutional voice,” the newspaper full tilts towards Mexico.

This morning’s edition is proof positive, as Diaz heaps accolades on Mexico’s president for “snubbing” the Summit of the Americas hosted by Joe Biden in Los Angeles. Under normal circumstances, she’d be aligned with Biden, but when forced to choose, Mexico’s Lopez Obrador wins out. 


Ballot fraud? We don’t see no stinkin’ ballot fraud…unless we look

June 6, 2022

Although we are repeatedly assured that ballot fraud is a figment of right wing conspiracy theorists, the facts tell a different story.

This is the signed plea agreement in the case of Guillermina A. Fuentes, 66, filed in Yuma County Superior Court, in which the former mayor of San Luis, Arizona a well-known democrat operative acknowledges her guilt in the criminal act of “ballot harvesting.” Ballot harvesting describes nefarious collecting of early ballots from other persons for whom the “collector” is not a family member, household member or care giver — and providing them to another party. The crime took place during the disputed 2020 primary election.

Read the first initialed paragraph of the plea agreement for an indication of the seriousness of this offense. The crime is a felony that carries a possible sentence of up to two years in prison and a $150,000 fine.

The chances that this criminal breech was an isolated aberration are slim to none. In 2012, SRAZ posted “Voter fraud? “We’re not the police,” which includes a brief but disturbing video captured by Project Veritas, exposing shocking conversations with election officials in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and their nonchalant attitude when presented with blatant attempts to effect election fraud.

Heritage Foundation reveals Election Fraud cases listing according to states. Arizona cases resulting in criminal convictions can be viewed here. There are two pages. The charges were for Ineligible Voting, Duplicate Voting, Impersonation Fraud At The Polls, and Fraudulent Use Of Absentee Ballots. For in-depth information, click on the drop down arrow at the end of each line.

Despite conclusive evidence to the contrary, the leftwing, Hillary-endorsing* Arizona Republic newspaper continues to maintain, in repetitive multi-pronged attacks, that voter fraud is a GOP contrivance. That posture is aligned with its anti-Trump venomous spew, regardless of the staggering inflation brought on by clearly mentally ailing Biden, whose out-of-control spending and inability to lead, is thrusting America into unchartered waters.

* Following the ‘Hillary for President’ endorsement, the newspaper editorially whined that it received “death threats” and “countless subscription cancellations,” and would no longer publish endorsements.