AZ Republic peddles the fraud of moral relativism

August 22, 2016

In what is clearly not a coincidence, the Arizona Republic runs two articles a single day apart. Each deals with faith.  Article One, titled, “The Many Faces of One Faith,“ is three pages in length. The faith in question is Islam. The oversized quote accompanying the report is attributed to Hani Rahal, identified as Leader of Al-Mahdi Benevolent Foundation. His quote? “Many Americans are afraid of the unknown, they don’t know what Islam is.”

In fact, in recent years Americans have come to know what certain adherents of Islam tell us and show us it is.  No rational observer believes all Muslims follow such beliefs, though this National Review report, Obama’s Bad Math on Islamic Terrorism, is rife with disturbing polling data and specifics that give rise to suspicions. It also makes the point that Muslims are no more fundamentally bad than Christians or Jews. But it is not true, as Barack Obama has said, “99.9 percent of Muslims” reject Islamic terrorism. Obama’s 99.9 percent figure is demonstrably false. Pew Research has polled the issue extensively. In surveys of the Muslim populations of nine majority-Muslim countries, an average of 57 percent have an unfavorable view of al-Qaeda, not 99.9 percent. Thirteen percent have a favorable view of al-Qaeda, not 0.1 percent. 

Article Two in the Sunday edition uses an almost 90-year-old Holocaust survivor to make the point that she was hated merely for who she was. The horrors she endured have no relationship to mainstream American Muslims, though that is the point attempting to be made. The Nazis rounded up 6-million Jews and millions of others and sent them to death camps where they were starved and subjected to unspeakable atrocities, then gassed or put into ovens. American Muslims, described as being about 70 percent Democrat, live ordinary lives here. There are no parallels to 1930’s and 40’s Europe.

The elderly Holocaust victim was led down the Primrose Path by columnist Karina Bland, who specializes in midlife travails and was clearly over her head in making this moral equivalency on behalf of introducing individual Valley Muslims and their faith.

The differences are stark. European Jews did not commit heinous crimes in the name of God. They did not behead, bomb, drive massive trucks through crowds engaged in outdoor festivities with their children. They did not butcher or strap on suicide vests to randomly slaughter wedding attendees, shoppers or diners. They did not commandeer commercial airliners and fly them into skyscrapers. They did not hand out candy to their children as they celebrated wholesale slaughters, accompanied by joyful shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” which translates to “Allah is greater!”  — meaning Allah Is Greater Than Your God or Government. Robert Spencer of “Jihad Watch” provides a more complete explanation.

Islam is fundamentally different than the religions of Christianity or Judaism. Islam, the fastest growing worldwide, demands strict adherence to its precepts, which are often incompatible with our Constitutionally granted freedoms, since it seeks dominance. Tom Trinko at “American Thinker” provides an in-depth analysis in his column, Islam: Not Just a ReligionFor the Arizona Republic to use an elderly victim to try to convince us otherwise is reprehensible but understandable, as Obama opens America’s  floodgates to hundreds of thousands of unable to be vetted Muslim “refugees.”


Politically motivated Judge refers Sheriff Arpaio, aides for prosecution?

August 21, 2016

Seemingly vendetta-based action timed to coincide with election

Unable to contain their elation, the crew at the Arizona Republic reported on Saturday with bared teeth and an all cap, declaration of war-sized headline, “CRIMINAL CONTEMPT.” The sense is the exact model of the coverage, including the 7 x 7 inch unflattering photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on ice waiting for the judge’s order. They were showing irritation on May 31, when the newspaper’s testy report was titled, “No ruling yet on criminal charges for Arpaio.”

That moment came on Friday when U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow haughtily wrote:”Criminal contempt serves to vindicate the Court’s authority by punishing the intentional disregard for that authority.” 

 Judge Snow was appointed to the federal bench on the recommendation of Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, He was given the fast-track, green light by Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, who announced “all Senators should be aware that this vote will occur very quickly…” Snow was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona by President George W. Bush, but without a recorded confirmation vote. This unanimous consent agreement sufficed. Federal judges do not stand for either election or retention. They hold their positions until they decide to retire or are unable to fulfill the duties.

The 32-page Criminal Contempt Order signed Aug. 18, 2016 by Judge G. Murray Snow can be read here. Being forwarded to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for possible criminal contempt charges are Sheriff  Joe Arpaio, his Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, the MCSO’s former Professional Standards Bureau Captain Steve Bailey, and Arpaio’s former attorney Michele Iafrate.

In May 2015, Breitbart reported on incendiary comments alleged to have been made by Judge Snow’s wife to a friend and overheard in a Valley restaurant. The allegations which were never denied by either the judge or his wife, should have caused Judge Snow to recuse himself from this case. He did not. A motion for recusal was filed, Snow remained on the case.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been the focus of professional agitators and race-baiters who have spent years filing claims against him and loudly protesting outside his office, beating drums, screaming and holding derogatory signs — as they accuse him of racial profiling, a charge he has steadfastly denied. He has complied with previous judicial orders intended to rein in control of the office he  has repeatedly been elected to lead. This contempt charge appears suspiciously timed to coincide with the upcoming election.

Vote for Sheriff Arpaio, a dedicated, career lawman who has always done the job Maricopa County citizens have elected him to do.


MCSO Chief responds to AZ Republic’s relentless attacks on Sheriff Arpaio

August 10, 2016

Beneath the device of a sarcastic headline (not included here), the Arizona Republic provides “My Turn” space for Jerry Sheridan, chief deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to respond to the incessant assaults on the integrity of career law enforcement officer and popular Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Sheridan, a 38-year veteran of the office, wrote the following in response to a recent editorial endorsing a newly minted Republican also ran.

Your recent editorial endorsing Dan Saban for sheriff of Maricopa County (“Sack Sheriff Joe Arpaio — and vote Dan Saban instead, July 31) was sad, but not surprising. As is typical, it read more like a liberal blog than a serious opinion from our state’s largest newspaper.

As chief deputy, I am deeply offended that The Republic would impugn the reputations of so many dedicated and faithful law-enforcement officers that make up the MCSO by taking cheap shots at their sheriff who has dedicated his life to public service.

The editorial board at The Arizona Republic knows full well that Saban does not stand a chance in this primary campaign, and upon defeat will immediately run to Paul Penzone’s side to endorse him just as he did four years ago.

In the general election, The Republic will undoubtedly endorse our opponent, which means The Republic is willing to sacrifice any shred of integrity it has left to support both of these candidates. This, in contrast to Sheriff Arpaio, who not only has more experience than any other candidate but has successfully led this office and this organization of more than 3,400 employees for more than 23 years.

There is no mention of Sheriff Arpaio’s successful programs, saving taxpayer money by creating and operating Tent City or the millions of dollars the sheriff returns to taxpayers each year by operating under budget. Also curiously absent is the mention of the support he has from the 17,000 men and women in Arizona law enforcement who have endorsed his campaign for re-election. As a matter of fact, the areas the MCSO patrols are the safest in the Valley.

The Republic abandoned any sense of objectivity regarding Sheriff Arpaio a long time ago. Any real “extensive reporting” by The Republic would show that the MCSO, the second largest law-enforcement organization in Arizona which also runs the country’s third largest jail system, is a world-class operation that other agencies envy.

The Arizona Republic should be ashamed for printing this garbage, but sadly, your readers know this is only just the beginning.

The Republic endorsed problem-plagued and opportunistic party switcher Dan Saban. During his last attempt at running for sheriff, Saban did so as  a Democrat in 2008. Arpaio trounced him 55.2% – 42.2%.

After years of nearly daily attacks on Sheriff Arpaio, employing  biased reporting, vicious cartoons, skewed editorials and leftist columnists who don’t let facts get in the way of their agenda, allotting his chief deputy a constricted opportunity to reply isn’t evenhanded. It’s the newspaper’s  typical, self-serving and condescending move, enabling the editorial board to point to Sheridan’s defense as  evidence of fairness. It is not.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a solid conservative, has been treated miserably for doing the job he’s been repeatedly elected to do.  He deserves our support again. 

 


AZ Republic endorses McCain in deceitful editorial

July 29, 2016

Truth takes a hike as open border stance gets front and center treatment

The fact that the open border crew at the Arizona Republic endorsed amnesty advocate John McCain comes as no surprise. After over three decades in Washington, D.C. the 80-year-old liberal who has made a career of deceptively capitalizing on an “R” alongside his name, and is anathema to conservatives, is brazenly running for another six-year term.

What is surprising is that the newspaper doesn’t let facts get in the way of its agenda. Examples include the blatant falsehoods concerning two of McCain’s challengers. Front runner Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician, is identified as having served “two years in the Arizona Senate.” It was actually four years — two terms that were two years each. It would seem anyone entrusted with writing a pre-election endorsement would be inclined to check these easily attainable facts. Is the sloppiness intentional or the hallmark of those who choose to diminish  experience? Being a state senator with a penchant for voting “present” nearly 130 times instead of taking a stance, was considered significant enough to springboard Barack Obama to the presidency.

In describing  Alex Meluskey, the editorialist calls him a “GOP Party activist.”  In fact, the primarily self-funded Meluskey was registered as a PND, Party Not Designated, prior to deciding to run for the U.S. Senate. When the newspaper wants to spin, it doesn’t allow pesky facts to get in its way.

The premise of the endorsement is that McCain is prepared to lead in a dangerous world. Aside from irrationally befriending Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and assisting him in obtaining military weaponry. McCain tweeted out that after visiting him at his Libyan “ranch” the murderous dictator was “an interesting man.”

The editorial fails mention the fact that McCain has been censured by elected members of his own party at a statewide meeting. It omits his longtime association with George Soros, who has funded him since 2001.

Here is an example of McCain’s vast knowledge regarding Mideast turmoil.  McCain posing with ISIS terrorists, who he referred to as “freedom fighters.” Here he is in a 2008 CBS News clip speaking with reporters in Jordan and exhibiting abysmal ignorance of who the extremists and terrorists even are. He was immediately corrected by far more knowledgeable then-Sen. Joseph Lieberman while an obviously embarrassed Lindsey Graham hung his head. On the home front, here’s McCain exhibiting his disturbing lack of knowledge on economic matters.

The newspaper absurdly credits McCain with taking on the VA hospital scandal in which veterans were denied much needed care, resulting in needless deaths while administrators were paid astronomical salaries. It erupted right here in Arizona, under John McCain’s nose. He only reacted when it was politically expedient. McCain, who has served as a “legacy” adviser to Barack Obama,  is also a Second Amendment restrictionist.

This shocking video shows McCain’s abysmal  disconnect on a wide range of issues.

But in the end, it’s all about amnesty for illegals. Although McCain strolled the border with Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and vowed to build the danged fence, immediately after being reelected, he spearheaded another attempt to push amnesty, with the Gang of Eight, including Jeff Flake, and a host of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate. Though his word is worthless, the newspaper swoons into throes of McEcstasy actually referring to the marginal McCain as “a global figure.  One of the most influential people in in the world.”

John McCain has had his time and has been a dismal failure. Vote for conservative Dr. Kelli Ward.  It‘s past time for a change.

 


Media stoke savagery, then ask how to talk about it

July 12, 2016

American media sources — print, radio, television and digital — whose stock in trade is turning events into the English language for public consumption, should know all too well the powerful impact of words.

Yet it persists in misusing language. Most often the sentence construction and turn of phrase is intended to incite or sway opinion to the left.

The left-wing Arizona Republic newspaper, which makes no effort at delivering unbiased information, gets it wrong again. But this time it is indefensible regardless of one’s political vantage point.

Monday’s Page One article about the calculated ambush-style shooting that left five Dallas police officers dead and 11 wounded, is titled, “How do we talk about the tragedy?” Let’s be clear.  What took place in Dallas and in other cities where police have been subjected to death threats, targeted and mowed down is not “a tragedy,” which most people regard as an unavoidable misfortune.  It is terrorism. Barbarism rooted in evil. It is hate crime, personified. 

Black Lives Matter is not a “movement.” It is radical thuggery condoned at the highest levels of the Obama regime, from the words spoken by the man who sits in the Oval Office to U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch as she tells those who support the shooters and deliberately clog city highways — blocking traffic, emergency vehicles and access to businesses for hours, “Do not be discouraged.”

The term ”community” has also taken on a new meaning. Rather than relating to the community in which we all live, it’s defined by the ethnicity of the person using the word. According to Breitbart, the New Black Panthers now have a plan to form their own nation within the USA. 

The election of Barack Obama set the stage for the deepening racial divide. We screwed up in 2008 and again in 2012. We better get it right in 2016. America’s future is at stake.


Police protesters led by lawless black racist in Phoenix

July 9, 2016

According to this time line report in the daily, Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets in Phoenix — many with their young children in tow — “to teach them to stand up for themselves,”  according to one parent. Their children were able to witness the defacing of American flags and objects thrown at Phoenix police.

Jarrett Maupin, II, once considered an Al Sharpton protégé, now sporting a shaved head and extra pounds, also refers to himself as Reverend, although like Sharpton, he has no church or congregation.  His only flock consists of sheep-like, easily enticed rabble-rousers. One 60-year-old who showed up identified himself as a former member of the Brown Berets, a Chicano Nationalist group. He said he saw similarities between his movement and the protesters.’ “I believe there is a lot of police brutality and injustice,” he said. “People of color, or leftist Americans, they have a right to rebel.”

Seriously? They’ve had one of their own in the White House for 7½ years. What exactly are they rebelling against?

“We’re headed to 7th Street and then “to the interstate,” Maupin agitated.  “Are you enjoying taking over the streets of your city?” he shouted.  His intent to block I-10 was thwarted by Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner.

Maupin has had run-ins with the law as reported here (2008) and here (2009), and is, as we pointed out in 2012, a despicable racist himself. In 2013, SRAZ posted Council candidate Kate Gallego subject of incendiary race baiting,* in which we identified Gallego (who won the Phoenix City Council election and whose husband Ruben Gallego now represents CD 7 in congress) as being subjected to incendiary raced-based smears as a white woman running in a predominantly minority district. 

Maupin referred to Kate Gallego as a “white sham candidate in brown face,” “an interloping political puppet, and a “power-hungry white…who is not openly campaigning as white.” Maupin also accused a Democrat councilman who endorsed her of “practicing the politics of racial exploitation and engaging in the attempted “political lynching” of Phoenix’ black community.

His contemptible words come right out of Sharpton’s playbook.

Following Jarrett Maupin anywhere for any reason is a fool’s errand and serves only to give this creep the prominence he so desires and which rightly remains unattainable.

* The Gallego’s are both Democrats. The article we posted regarding Kate Gallego was not an endorsement, but exposed the despicable race baiting practices of lowlife Maupin.


Misstating facts? Isn’t that their stock in trade?

June 26, 2016

Fishy_Arizona_RepublicDictionaries define “misstate” as making wrong or inaccurate statements; to express a fact that is not correct; or to state wrongly or falsely. Take your pick.  Any of the choices fit the misuse of facts that appears to be the standard of the Arizona Republic newspaper.

Case in point: Saturday‘s edition. Under Corrections & Clarifications — tucked away on page 4 of the Valley and State section, nestled between ‘Today in History’ and ‘How to Reach Circulation (presumably the desk)  — are two blunders, being acknowledged as such by whomever is in charge. These are their words:

“The face in front of a fiasco,” May 15, 1A:

The article misstated the number of people who showed up at the polls for the presidential preference election March with their early ballots. The number cited, 11,500, was the number of people on the early-voting list who arrived at the polls without their ballots and wanted to vote in person. The number of voters who showed up at the polls to drop off their completed early ballots is unknown.

The article was among many that pilloried Maricopa Country Recorder Helen Purcell for longer than anticipated lines on Election Day, erroneously making the woman known for her integrity appear nefarious and derelict in her duties, even part of a conspiracy to disenfranchised voters when thousands of unanticipated, ineligible would-be voters showed up at election centers.  The newspaper printed baseless accusations by ill-informed voters, including that of Purcell “being on the take” due to fewer polling places and called on her to step down. The newspaper should apologize for every bogus report it printed. A month-and-a-half is a long time to ponder whether this miscalculation was worthy of correction.

“SRP home customers to get summer savings,” June 24, Business, 14A:

The Salt River project sponsorship of the NCAA Final Four games in Glendale next year was approved only by a committee of board members. It still needs approval from the full board of directors. The article misstated who approved it.

Five or fifty board members? We can’t let facts get in the way of agenda. This is the newspaper that routinely crafts devious headlines that include the words, “May,” “Might,” and  “Could” in ongoing efforts to sway public opinion. Seeing Red AZ views this as the motivation behind the Arizona Republic’s reckless assaults.


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