AZ Republic reporters lack basic communication skills

October 20, 2019

Another horrific water related incident involving a young valley child occurred Saturday evening. The brief report was submitted by Molly Duerig, identified as a “master’s student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU.”

The four-sentence report contained this convoluted line: “The child was taken to a hospital, and their condition is still unknown, according to the Mesa Fire Department.”

Using the pronoun “their” to identify a single child, Molly the master student intern, was unable to master the simple pronoun antecedent agreement.

How many errors does the newspaper think the few remaining subscribers are willing to tolerate as they overpay for vicious, leftward skewed news in which President Trump is routinely reviled? (Read the small print “disclosures” regarding the actual rates.)

The failing, Hillary-endorsing, McCain worshiping, Arizona Republic prints a list of dozens of “Corrections and Clarifications,” that any reasonable person would rightly consider excessive.

Corrections refer to errors to which the newspaper has been alerted. Those in charge of errors conveniently include an email address and phone number along with the advisory to, “Please indicate whether you’re responding to content online or in the newspaper.” This message is necessary since both means of delivery are error plagued.

Clarifications refer to unclear messaging requiring interpretation. Know this: just like the rest of the content, it will be biased.

In the days before cutbacks, buyouts and mass layoffs, when journalists and beat reporters were doing the job, they were aided by alert editors — who have also been axed. Even the Pulitzer Prize winning, Trump-hating political cartoonist was given the boot after nearly 4 decades with the newspaper, as part of a staff reduction by former parent company Gannett Co., Inc.

Today, inept ASU Cronkite J School student interns doing the work for a byline instead of a living wage, remain oblivious to the fact that they are training for a obsolete job. They might not know better, but their tuition-paying parents should.

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Laddie Guy Shane: Coming out with a vengeance

October 18, 2019

Hate-filled spew, mocking videos aimed at Christian legal advocates

A former Republican low-level worker with a spotty but inflated work history, saddled with the unfortunate moniker Laddie Guy Shane, is now registered PND (Party Not Designated). The longest he worked at any of ten jobs between 2011 and 2019 was as a salesperson at Bass Pro Shops for “2 years and 1 month.” Those facts would not be noteworthy but for his raging spew — directed at the Scottsdale-based, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Using typical leftist smear tactics, he takes on the legal group that has been a reliable advocate for religious freedom — representing individuals, churches, and organizations that seek to freely live out their faith.

ADF’s attorneys have won nine cases that have reached the U.S. Supreme Court in the past seven years, and approximately 80% of other legal actions, earning respect for its advocacy on behalf of those who are increasingly being squeezed by the radical agenda of the left.

Laddie Guy’s most recent position is as a self aggrandizing “success strategist,” at Spark Solutions USA, whose motto is: ‘You have one little spark of inspiration that we want to make into a great big creation.’ He has obviously taken that slogan to heart, since the clear intent of his opinion piece in the local newspaper with a longstanding pro-gay agenda is to throw one of the nation’s most acclaimed legal organizations under the bus. Using flamboyant hyperbole, he describes himself as an “articulate leader driven to succeed specializing in strategic planning and creating industry leading results through online marketing.”

The dishonest headline topping his ‘Your Turn’ commentary is: “ADF pushes anti-LGBTQ agenda.” In his piece, he says he “learned he was truly blessed when he came out.”  His negative portrayal of ADF is in support of a mocking website,Scottsdale Discriminateswhich refers to the Arizona city where ADF is headquartered, as “intolerant.”

Laddie Guy focuses on what he calls “sex discrimination — pure and simple,” referring to this recent case ADF argued before the Supreme Court.  A man working nearly six years as a funeral director decided he is a woman. After informing the funeral home’s owner that he planned to come to work dressed and made up as a woman, it was deemed unacceptable. Laddie Guy takes the position that the “woman” was qualified to have her job before telling her employer of her intentions, so why is there a problem now?

How about appropriateness? Grieving family and friends have enough to deal with following the death of a loved one without serving as a testing lab for deviant behavior.

Laddie Guy defames the legal group saying, “ADF’s extreme anti-LGBTQ+ activities have been well-documented at all levels – from local school boards to the Supreme Court and in countries around the world.”

The marginal guy with a childish name who has accomplished nothing of consequence, then advocates, “Keep standing up to organizations like Alliance Defending Freedom who will stop at nothing to erase us from the communities to which we rightfully belong. Hate is not a core value of our town and Scottsdale does not stand with, or behind, the acts of ADF.”

Those of us who pay attention enthusiastically support the good work of ADF.


Terrified AZ Republic reporters vote to unionize

October 13, 2019

Coverage will remain biased and anti-conservative

In an effort to preserve their job security, reporters who have survived the firings and cutbacks at the increasingly feeble, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic have voted in favor of unionizing.

The 64-30 secret ballot vote, conducted under the supervision of the National Labor Relations Board indicates a desperate last ditch effort at self preservation.

The newspaper was recently purchased by GateHouse Media in a takeover of Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic, USA Today and owner of more than a hundred other media outlets. The merger is expected to be finalized by the end of November. GateHouse has been ramping up its interest in cutting back on news operations. As part of the mega-merger, GateHouse has told federal regulators that it plans to cut as much as $300 million a year from this combined company.

Those words sounds like the death knell ringing for employees, which explains the new effort to unionize.

Ken Doctor writing for Newsonomics headlines his commentary, with the unwieldy but honest warning: “The Gannett-GateHouse merger is really happening, and expect to see more than 10% of jobs cut off the top.”

The anorexic Arizona Republic has been functioning with ASU Cronkite Journalism School student interns taking on the duties of ousted veteran reporters. Working from their cars and lacking editors, they continue the leftist slant which has resulted in massive losses of subscribers, as we noted last month inReasons AZ Republic continues hemorrhaging subscribers.”  We pointed out the deliberate mischaracterization of issues as the hallmark of what has been correctly identified as fake news.

October 13, 2019’s edition is a case in point. In an article titled, “Conservative publication editor misleads,” an intern takes on Daniel Horowitz, senior editor of Conservative Review. The intern repeatedly uses variations of the term “undocumented immigrant” to challenge Horowitz’ accurate assertion thatGov. Doug Ducey applauded a reduced state college tuition rate for illegal immigrants.” The intern’s rating? “No stars…misleading.” Chief among her complaints is that children born to illegals residing in the U.S. are not illegal. To bolster her charge, she cites what noted legal analysts view as a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment.

The actual distortions are given a voice in the Arizona Republic each and every day. The interns have been schooled in Leftism and are carrying on the tradition of those who were axed…until they find their own heads on the chopping block.


Heroin poppy purge provides sob story for illegals

September 29, 2019

Misplaced sympathy: Actual victims are Americans not Guatemalans

If you thought the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic was loathsome in its previous incarnation, its recent acquisition by GateHouse puts an even more outrageous spin on the news. 

A front page report headed THE MIGRANTS, sits atop the emboldened headline, “Poppies cultivated for heroin fuel crisis.” Below that is the tearjerker line: “Guatemalan farmers fled to U.S. after crops were razed.” This twist puts to rest the illegal invaders claims of seeking fear-based asylum. What they want is economic security in the country they were more than willing to flood with heroin.

Readers are then introduced to Carlos. He previously farmed potatoes, oats and corn, before finding a much more lucrative and prettier crop of bright red poppies he and others like him were happy to cultivate for their milky fluid used to make heroin. Carlos says he and his friends were persuaded to replace their vegetable crops with what he was told would produce medicine.

Sure thing, Carlos.

If you thought the bad guys are the willing farmers, often engaging in violent battles to ensure enough water for their deadly but highly profitable crops — via their complicity in flooding American cities with heroin — you‘d be dead wrong. The ogre in the tale of woe is none other than the United States. Our government has “pressured” Guatemala to eradicate the profitable poppy fields, throwing Carlos and his complicit compatriots back into growing vegetables.

Carlos admits the loss of revenue from growing poppies was the main reason he decided to leave and join the massive influx of Guatemalans invading the U.S.  “They took away the poppy. These potatoes are hardly worth anything.”

He says he heard that as long as parents showed up for their court hearings, they could stay in the U.S. and work while their kids went to public school free. Guatemala, which only requires a sixth grade education, imposes fees for any schooling past that grade level.

These staggering numbers are directly from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They include 72,873 unaccompanied minors who were apprehended by Border Patrol through August.

During the same time period, Border Patrol apprehended 457,871 illegal invaders arriving as “family units,” a claim which DNA oral swabs frequently expose as untrue. Many of the children used to gain entry by non-related adults are trafficked or purchased. Many are sexually exploited. They are a factor contributing to a 406% increase from the previous year. Of those, nearly 40% — more than from any other single country — came from Guatemala.

These are just a few harsh facts you won’t read in the rag.


Arizona Republic imposes NEW WORD ORDER

September 27, 2019

“Progressive” new favored terminology, President Trump loses title

Conservative talk show host and best-selling author Dennis Prager is a man with the unique ability to make others think. He also possesses the talent to change minds, as he does with this instructive Prager U 5-minute video,* Left or Liberal?

We were drawn to this subject after noticing an interesting phenomena taking place in the…ahem…dare we say it?….radically leftist Arizona Republic newspaper.

A couple of headlines zero in on the new usage of the word “progressive.” It stands out starkly, minus “Flo” hawking insurance. Its erratic usages make unclear if it’s meant as a pejorative or compliment:

Progressive groups to spend $50M in Sun Belt

Could Arizona progressives hurt chances of Democrats in 2020 races?

The newly purchased Hillary-endorsing newspaper, rife with ASU J school student interns replacing fired reporters, is nothing more than a sickly, anorexic version of its long-gone former self when it was owned by conservatives Eugene and Nina Pulliam and employed actual journalists. Space is obviously an issue. Yet the 11-letter word “progressive,” not previously seen in articles, and never elevated to headline stature where brevity is an imperative — is getting a workout. “Democrat” is three letters shorter. Descriptive “Leftist,” only 7-letters and the preferred choice of SRAZ, is crisp and precise.

Democrat Steve Farley, a former state legislator who ran for Tucson mayor and lost, grouses in an opinion piece that he “was the victim of a  tidal wave of cash spent by progressive Democratic organizations to defeat — and in some cases smear — a Democratic candidate who has served Tucson honorably for 12 years in the state Legislature. That candidate was me.”

There’s that pesky word “progressive” again. Its gestation period is shorter than that of a hamster. And, as we’ve seen, it gives birth to new young progressives in a blink of an eye.

It’s not an issue of word economy. The same intentional word manipulation is found everyday with the word, “Trump” topping numerous negative reports about the president.  He is never accorded the abbreviation “Pres.” in headlines, which is shorter than his last name. Today’s edition has four such examples. Referring to President Trump in any way denoting honor would be a bridge too far for the virulent, unconcealed haters who work for the newspaper.

* Prager U videos are on a wide variety of topics, often featuring experts who share their wisdom in concise, easily digestible servings.


Dems’ Sinema ire can’t match GOP McCain revulsion

September 23, 2019

The local newspaper ran a lengthy front-page report titled, “Sinema avoids censure by state Dems.” The state party leaders, who met in Prescott on Saturday, apparently think Kyrsten Sinema isn’t sufficiently radical to suit them. The word “progressive” got quite a workout by left-wing reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez,  who used it five times in each of the five short opening paragraphs.

Progressive is the forward thinking term preferred by the left as they try to conceal their true extremist agenda, while trying to sound like Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt charging in wearing a jaunty cavalry hat.

When Arizona Republicans had their fill of RINOcrat John McCain, he was censured by elected precinct committeemen in Maricopa County. The censure vote against McCain passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Read the complete Resolution to Censure John McCain, including a list of grievances. Other counties around the state held similar votes calling his unsavory alliances into question. Following many of Arizona‘s 15 counties, McCain was censured again 2 weeks later — most effectively and notably at the GOP mandatory statutory state meeting of elected state committeemen. He retaliated by enlisting his operatives to run an under-the-radar campaign to purge conservative elected committeemen. Jon Kyl had previously engaged in this internecine warfare.

Unlike the Dems, we put our money where our mouths are, censuring McCain for actions adverse to the party under whose banner he opportunistically opted to run.

Sinema‘s repositioning began in 2015 while in the U.S. House. She deviously reconstructed herself becoming a political chameleon as she ran for the U.S. Senate without ever using the word “Democrat” in her ads, and repeatedly saying, “she just wanted to get things done.”

Now, indicative of a short lived romance, the Democrat Party she embraced after losing previous elections as a Green Party candidate, is ready for Sinema to be “done“… coming after her with pitchforks.


Deviant Dem megadonor Ed Buck finally arrested after 3rd man overdoses & Update

September 20, 2019

Two other men died after participating in sexual fetishes, including Buck administering injections of methamphetamines

Longtime Arizona residents will have no trouble recalling how the leftist Arizona Republic chronicled and canonized the effort to impeach conservative Gov. Evan Mecham. We’ve been inundated with praiseful accounts of a certain war hero, but few are aware Mecham left college to join the U.S. Army Air Corps during the height of World War II, receiving training as a fighter pilot. He was shot down and held as a prisoner of war receiving an Air Medal and Purple Heart for his valiant service. Active in his church and a successful businessman, he served in the state senate before winning a three-way race for governor in 1986.

Former readers of the extremist rag, masquerading as a disseminator of news, will recall the infamous photo of a then-young Ed Buck, delivering recall petitions to the State Capitol. That brash young man is older— with a head of white hair — but certainly not wiser.

Buck, a name he altered from Buckmelter, was a homosexual activist who organized the recall shortly after Mecham’s inauguration.

Columnist EJ Montini and the newspaper served as ‘Cheerleaders for Buck,’ who at the time appeared to come from central casting:  young, fresh-faced, and gay…the radical “trifecta.”

The newspaper happily embraced all efforts including a successful impeachment to take down Gov. Mecham. He was eventually cleared in a criminal trial, but not before he was removed from office. Mecham’s unforgivable flaw was his conservative political bent.

After doing his damage here, Buck left the desert for Tinseltown, where his basic lack of character eventually caught up with him — despite the willful blindness of the myriad Democrats with whom he hobnobbed and financially benefited. Ed Buck, 65, is finally in police custody.

Seeing Red AZ covered Buck’s deadly sexual predatory proclivities in this January 2019 post,Dem donor Ed Buck, 2 dead men and counting & Update,“ after the second of two gay men had been found dead in his West Hollywood apartment. The third man who managed to escape, survived a methamphetamine overdose, turned out to be one too many and slippery Ed Buck shown in this KTLA 5 news report cowering in the back seat of a police car after being charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney with 3 felony counts connected to operating a drug house — which he mysteriously evaded far too long. The deaths are not charged in this complaint. Buck’s bond has been set at $4 million. It’s unlikely any of the prominent state and federal Democrat candidates — Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Adam Schiff, among the recipients of Buck’s generous campaign donations — will reciprocate, helping to spring their deviant donor. 

Buck has given more than $500,000 to a wide array of Democrat groups and candidates, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gov. Gavin Newsom and L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey — obviously attempting to curry favor with the powerful who are current office holders. The DCCC has reportedly received at least $5,000 from Buck. AZ Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s PAC, Getting Stuff Done, (GSD-PAC) was a recipient of Buck’s generosity, separate from his donations to her campaign, which she ultimately returned. She’s a self-identified “bi-sexual” which no doubt made her even more worthy of his support.

In a motion filed Wednesday, prosecutors set the high bail identifying Buck as a “violent, dangerous sexual predator,” noting he “offered drugs, money and shelter to mainly addicted and homeless men in exchange for participating in sexual fetishes, including a fetish that involved administering dangerous doses of drugs.”

Buck “has no regard for human life,” the motion correctly assessed.

American Thinker has an important update on deviant Ed Buck and his connection to high ranking democrats. Columnist Monica Showalter exposes, The New York Times has been trying to dismiss the arrest of Ed Buck, a Democratic fatcat … as a “small-time Democratic donor,” but the facts on the ground suggest he was a rather big one. And maybe that’s a function of the paper’s desire to protect its masters, the Democrats. They aren’t known as Democratic operatives with bylines for nothing.”