AZ Republic reports “boy” shot at DPS agent & Update

September 18, 2020

Breitbart News verifies what SRAZ suspected, that Luis German Espinoza Acuna, who ambushed and shot at Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) detective is an illegal alien. The Arizona Republic continues to conceal that pertinent information. It was recently announced he will be tried as an adult. He is facing at least three charges, including attempted first-degree murder of an officer.

Thursday, just days following the shooting of a uniformed officer at the U.S. federal courthouse in Phoenix, a Department of Public Safety trooper was shot at multiple times while stepping out of his vehicle by a “boy” who is now in custody. His accomplice, who was driving, sped off and is being sought. The officer was uninjured.

The Arizona Republic is doing what it does best…obfuscating and deflecting, when the facts don’t fit its agenda, such as his legal status, which goes unmentioned.

This is a direct quote from the newspaper’s online coverage:

“Officials said the boy was arrested and the gun was recovered from the scene. The Arizona Republic is not identifying the teen because he is a minor.”

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) is not so reticent as seen in this video news conference including the punk’s photo (2:39 min.) His name is Luis German Espinoza Acuna. He is 17-years-old and shot an AK-47 at a clearly marked officer. At 17, he is old enough to sport a caterpillar mustache on his upper lip and has a practiced steely-eyed glare.

He is also old enough to be tried as an adult. Arizona Revised Statues Title 13. Criminal Code § 13-501 addresses charging definitions for persons under 18 years of age.

During the news conference, DPS Director Colonel Heston Silbert noted that to date this year, “74 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in the United States.”

That’s 74 too many.

Two days earlier a trio of Arizona Republic reporters described a drive-by shooter asa person,” who was taken into custody after shooting a security officer with the U.S. Marshall’s Office outside the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix.  He had a name, of course. James Lee Carr, 68, is black, another fact they preferred to obscure as ‘Black Lives Matter’ is heralded, despite the reign of terror and destruction its adherents and hangers-on have unleashed on countless American cities.


Phx officer shooting rates biased coverage by reporter Bree Burkitt

September 16, 2020

Gender and race neutral report, bland coverage of federal officer shot by drive-by assailant

A drive-by shooter, referred to as “a person,” was taken into custody after shooting a security officer with the U.S. Marshall’s Office outside the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix before noon on Tuesday.

The officer, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was later released from the hospital.

This shooting follows the weekend ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff deputies who were in their parked car when a man walked up and fired multiple rounds shooting each of them in the head. Both deputies required surgeries and are in critical condition.

It took three people to write the brief report of the Phoenix courthouse shooting that appeared in the daily newspaper’s online version, ending with this plea: Support local journalism. Subscribe today.

One of the reporters, Bree Burkitt, is likely in a quandary over how to report on a shooting where the victim is an officer. She holds preconceived notions that law enforcement officers are vicious aggressors and indiscriminant murders who are not punished for their crimes, writing, “Police are shooting people in all walks of life and all Arizona communities.” According to Burkitt’s calculations, theyshoot someone every five days.” Reading as much of this as you can stomach will serve to enlighten how the radically left-wing newspaper actually feels about our law enforcement personnel.

It’s amazing what can be accomplished by journalists without an agenda. 3TV/CBS 5 named and posted a photo of the assailant, 68-year old James Lee Carr. He didn’t fit the hoped for white nationalist profile the AZ Republic’s bigoted crew would have preferred. He’s black and drove away from the crime scene in a silver Cadillac.

If you are among the few remaining subscribers, it’s time put this newsosaur out of its misery. It has betrayed the public trust newspapers once represented.


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.


AZ Republic: Pravda’s desert based rival

September 2, 2020

It’s no secret the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic is just a few gasps away from final departure. In a state that in 2016 gave all 11 of its electoral votes to Donald Trump, the geniuses at the newspaper continue to insult the remaining readership it so desperately needs to survive. As a business model, this is a Class A failure. As a left-wing agenda pushier, it hastens its own demise, without giving an inch to the bitter end.

Emaciated in staff, size and content and committed to obscuring facts, the daily relentlessly clings to vicious anti-Trump spew that few read. It long ago stopped having an op-ed page, giving space to national columnists presenting another perspective. Since those had to be purchased from news syndicates, the current single-opinion is Pravda-like in setting a single radical tone. Even if there was a shred of desire to provide other views there are no resources. Instead of looking to expand readership with balanced reporting, while faced with a dramatic decline in advertising revenue, it promotes its implementation of diversity hiring practices.

There is no objectivity or variance of theme. Even the chorus of Letters to the Editor sing the same sour one note, regardless of how off key. This pathetic example, given prominent placement, attempts to emulate Don McLean‘s “American Pie” lament referring to the changing world after the death of Buddy Holly:

Something touched me deep inside the day the music died

Bye, Bye Mr. President Trump

Got no Chevy, got no steady, and my life is a dump

Your good ole boys are Neo-Nazis and Klan

And you’re telling’ lies whenever you can

Bye, Bye Mr. President Trump

You’re down double digits in the polls—quite a slump

Instead of uniting you’re dividing this land

And you’re telling’ lies whenever you can

And you’re telling’ lies whenever you can

Bye, Bye Mr. President Trump

Mitch McConnell, William Barr are always kissing your rump

And people are dying ‘cause your head’s in the sand

And you’re telling’ lies whenever you can

And you’re telling’ lies whenever you can

Don Robertson, Scottsdale

 Unless you’re a masochist, there are better ways to spend your money and far more reliable news sources.


AZ Republic’s editor Greg Burton is wrong color, must resign

August 22, 2020

Who knew? Diversity of those who report the news is as crucial as the news itself

According to leftist thinking of those in charge at the anorexic and hemorrhaging subscriptions* Hillary-endorsing newspaper, hiring based on qualifications is a passé concept. In order to authentically report the news, diversity takes precedent.

This insulting concept invalidates professionals in all walks of life. Having a degree that relates to your line of work is no longer paramount. To be considered a valuable employee it’s imperative you represent a specific ethnicity and have the proper amount of melanin in your skin pigment.

A recent headline, “Representing our diverse community is crucial to telling Arizona’s story. Here’s a look at our staff today, includes a link to a chart detailing the race and gender of the employees. Each of the newspapers in the Gannett cabal have published the same demeaning stats reflective of staff ethnicity and sexual preferences.

This racial and gender marinated aberration has been gaining momentum as the newspaper routinely showcases minorities with contrived front page coverage with oversize photos, and focuses the entertainment section on black or LBGTQ performers. The lunacy has extended to news reports which increasingly refer to individuals as “the person” rather than “the man” or “the woman.”

From the article:

“For The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com to succeed, we must have an inclusive and diverse workplace where employees are valued and feel empowered.

We must build and sustain a workforce that is reflective of the diversity in the communities we serve. As part of our commitment to an inclusive culture, we will begin annually publishing the makeup of our newsroom staff.”

A more valuable commitment would be to a diversity of ideas rather than the constant barrage of radically leftward skewed news. But that rational concept is unacceptable to the purveyors of vitriolic hatred aimed at President Donald Trump, his dedicated supporters, GOP office holders and candidates. The newspaper, which was stunned when Trump easily defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, declared it will no longer print pre-election endorsement lists, but doesn’t attempt to conceal its leftist bent on a daily basis. Greg Burton and his diversified staff should write their headlines and craft the articles in advance of the Nov. 3, election. They won’t be able focus when President Trump is reelected and dementia sufferer, Joe Biden can finally stop being exploited by his wife and his party, and return to his basement bunker.

* Source: Phoenix Business Journal


VP Pence visits AZ; Montini develops sex-based amnesia

August 12, 2020

Visceral hatred of Pres. Trump obscures Pence’s uplifting message of myriad successes

Republican Vice President Mike Pence generated enthusiastic crowds in support of President Donald Trump‘s successes during his visit to faith-based Arizona voters Tuesday, but the local newspaper’s coverage focused on Democrat Joe Biden’s selection of a running mate.

Deceit runs rampant at the Arizona Republic. Though the newspaper endorsed Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump was victorious in 2016, winning 306 Electoral votes to scandal-plagued Hillary’s 232. The newspaper and its political henchmen have never recovered.

Americans will remember Hillary going to the mat to defend her philandering husband, Bill, doing whatever it took to insure their political viability. Her unique challenge began in 1992 with this “60 Minutes” interview in which, affecting a soft southern accent, she invoked country music star Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by your man,” after newscaster Gennifer Flowers revealed her 12-year romance with Bill Clinton. An infuriated Wynette called Hillary “an enabler.”

Bill Clinton has been publicly accused of rape and sexual assault by numerous women, including Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Leslie Millwee. Rather than going under oath again and testifying about his sexual history, Clinton agreed to an out-of-court settlement, paying Jones and her lawyers $850,000 to drop a subsequent lawsuit.

Far-left feminists raced to his defense blaming the women. The View, co-host Joy Behar referred to Bill Clinton’s accusers as “tramps,” later apologizing after blowback. In an NYT’s editorial former feminist icon Gloria Steinem foolishly wrote of Willey and Jones, “Mr. Clinton seems to have made clumsy sexual passes, then accepted rejection.” 

James Carville, Clinton’s campaign strategist and longtime friend was so enraged with the women who accused the president, he demeaned them, saying, “You drag $100 bills through trailer parks, there’s no tellin’ what you’ll find. I know these people (the accusers). I went to school with ’em. I necked with ’em in backseats. I spent nights with ’em.”

Hillary’s defense of Bill’s infidelities continued before and after it was revealed he had an ongoing affair in the Oval Office with a young White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The revelations, and his obstruction of justice, perjury and suborning perjury led to his impeachment in 1998. He later claimed the affair “controlled (his) anxieties.” There were other such revelations, but Hillary and Bill put their political priorities in the driver’s seat.

This old news becomes relevant as the newspaper’s dilapidated columnist EJ Montini, covers Vice President Pence‘s Arizona trip. Montini’s headline?:

“VP Mike Pence brings his ‘Ignore the Adultery (and Other Sins)’ tour to Arizona.”

Montini isn’t inferring Pence has done anything untoward, It’s all negativity aimed at President Trump. That this tripe constitutes news is why the newspaper has the lowest circulation of all of the papers in the Gannett chain. The once reliable Arizona Republic has sunken below tabloid status which partially accounts for its lack of readership. In 2020, news is instantaneous, available on a wide variety of platforms and free. Keeping Montini on the payroll is a foolish expenditure on many levels. Furloughing columnist Karina Bland as a cost cutting measure her columns are replaced by recycled ones from Clay Thompson who died in 2018. The failing newspaper should replace Montini with former archived columns of Don Dedera.


Beware the AZ Republic’s skewed election coverage

August 10, 2020

The far-left Arizona Republic has been engaging in post-Primary Election quarterbacking. In the process, the newspaper that supposedly swore off of endorsements, sounds as if it is an official arm of the Democrat party, as it assesses the election results.

Expectations of neutrality are folly. Although the endorsement pages are pragmatically shelved, there is no doubt who is, none too subtly, being pushed. There is anguish spilling forth from the pages when Democrats lose, sloppy anticipation when they come within spitting distance of Republicans and unconcealed glee when they win.

This morning’s editorial foolishly attempts to neutralize Democrat Sheriff Paul Penzone with the ridiculous headline, “Penzone pushes back on radical left,” slickly opining, “He may be a Democrat but he does not support the radical left.” Those who pay attention remember all too well newly elected Penzone’s greeting to illegal aliens, referring to them as “guests.” As he campaigned in 2016 his leftist law enforcement policies were bankrolled with $2 million gifted by Socialist George Soros who deplores national borders, and vowed to reconfigure the criminal justice system.

The newspaper relies on it’s deceptive “may, could, might” headlines, exemplified by, “Primary results may create challenges for Republicans’ hold on power in the Arizona Legislature.” Then again, they may not.

Emaciated, radical writer EJ Montini headlined his recent column, “Ballot isn’t McSally vs. Kelly; it’s Trump vs. not-Trump.” This is the Hillary endorsing, Trump-hating, seriously declining newspaper’s futile attempt at throwing a jab. His counterpart, Laurie Roberts, headlined her anti-Republican spew, “7 debates? Oh, yeah, McSally is worried.”

Sen. Martha McSally, endorsed by Pres. Trump, is a former two-term member of congress. An honors graduate of the Air Force Academy, she retired as an Air Force Colonel, following her impressive career which included being the first female pilot to command a fighter squadron in a war zone.

Democrat challenger, Mark Kelly has been deeply involved with Communist China since retiring from the Navy, making $millions through nefarious dealings.

His commercials neglect to mention his desire to restrict our Second Amendment rights through Giffords PAC a hybrid super PAC and Giffords a 501C Carey PAC,* which spent nearly $7 million to aid Democrat congressional candidates in 2018.

Kelly claims he is rejecting corporate PAC money, but has no problem taking money from Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros’ ActBlue, which has hosted DC fundraisers for him and continually hustles on Kelly’s behalf online. He congratulated his friend and then-president Barack Obama on his restrictive firearm legislation, saying, “…And that’s why the steps Pres. Barack Obama announced this week to narrow some of the loopholes in our gun background check system are so responsible: They help keep guns out of the wrong hands.”

Who decides whose hands are “wrong”?

Kelly’s wife, former AZ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has recently endorsed seriously declining Joe Biden for President, saying, “We deserve a president who listens to the American people, not the NRA.”

* Center for Responsive Politics


Devious Hiral Tiperneni: Carpetbagger extraordinaire

August 7, 2020

Up to her old tricks and then some: Lying, losing, leftist returns to try another Congressional con

The radically leftwing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic, has lost subscribers at a higher rate than other Gannett owned newspapers nationwide. In a desperate effort to stay alive, Editor Greg Burton pledged to abandon its reliably Democrat-laden pre-election endorsement pages. His noble-sounding vow was a classic stunt, as the Hillary-endorsing newspaper continually fills its shrinking pages with negative articles and columnist’s spew exclusively aimed at Republicans.

Today’s edition is a stellar example. In a Page One Aug. 7th post-election report subtitled, “US House incumbents on track to defeat primary challengers,” the bolder headline blasts: Tipirneni wins Dems’ race to face Schweikert.

A typical big spending liberal who desires to expand Medicare coverage to all, Tipirneni’s technique for further bloating government programs is raising the amount of withholding taxes. If you’re conversant in Tipirneniese, you’ll understand that the slippery Democrat doesn’t think struggling workers are taxed enough.

U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, serving his fifth congressional term, has a impressive biography of public service. Not mentioned in the coverage lavished on far leftist Democrat Hiral Tipirneni is her carpetbagging out of her district to challenge Schweikert across the wide valley expanse. In 2018 she ran for congress hoping to represent the 8th Congressional District, losing to Republican Debbie Lesko, who expertly represents her constituents and makes the rest of us proud.

Between January 2011 and July 2018, Schweikert’s former chief of staff, Oliver Schwab, made impermissible expenditures according to the House Ethics Committee which fined the congressman. Schwab, who resigned in July 2018, used official funds from the Members’ Representational Allowance (MRA), intended for office expenses. The ethics investigative subcommittee, which looked into Schweikert, ultimately decided to recommend a lesser sanction than censure and closed the matter.

Now Glendale resident Tipirneni, who lives in an exclusive gated community on the mountain preserve, has opportunistically decided to run out of the Scottsdale/Fountain Hills based 6th Congressional District, hoping no one will notice her deceit as she mistakenly views the respected conservative congressman as vulnerable.

It’s not the first time Tipirneni has attempted to pull the wool over voter’s eyes. During her previous campaigns — this is her third — her political ads depicted her wearing medical scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck at a patient‘s bedside. She hasn’t practiced medicine since losing a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2007. During the Obama administration, the dedicated leftist made $millions promoting Obamacare.

The patient Tipirneni maltreated is no longer above ground to vote against Hiral Tipirneni, but if you live in District 6, you can on November 3, 2020.

Both the deceptive non-practicing doctor and the failing local newspaper long to present lies as fact and truth as fabrication. Republicans are on to them.


Do voters accept misinformation spread by media?

August 4, 2020

Many of us were first introduced to Just Facts. website by the brilliant conservative commentator, economist and professor, Dr. Walter Williams. He cites their well-documented information on a wide range of topics.

Today is Primary Election Day, making it appropriate to introduce our readers to,Scientific Survey Shows Voters Widely Accept Misinformation Spread By the Media.

Author James D. Agresti has done an extraordinary job of presenting facts in a question and answer format and exposing the intended negative impact of a steady diet of misinformation. It’s a lengthy report, but even if you read it in segments, take a crack at the first half this morning.

Arizona is an obvious exception. The visibly faltering, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper is so discredited, it has been hemorrhaging subscriptions. The Phoenix Business Journal reported that of all the newspapers in the Gannett national stable, the Arizona Republic has the lowest subscription rate. Still it continues to insult its few remaining readers rather than provide impartial coverage. Although the newspaper recently reported it would no longer print pre-election endorsements, its noble sounding declaration was a ruse. It shreds conservatives and bolsters leftists in what it attempts to pass off as routine coverage in a state that gave its 11 electoral votes to Donald Trump.

The newspaper deserves its fate.