AZ Republic: Pride goeth before a fall, as it begs for “donations”

June 22, 2020

Move to all digital publication is imminent

As we’ve frequently pointed out, the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper has fallen on hard times. The reality was substantiated by The Phoenix Business Journal in this November 2019 report titled,Analysis: Arizona Republic’s circulation decline among steepest for Gannett papers.”

The deterioration has grown more acute since then. The anorexic pretense posing as a newspaper is staffed by ASU Cronkite J School interns who have replaced longtime reporters. Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Steve Benson, who accommodatingly switched gears from conservative to leftist, was abruptly kicked to the curb as unaffordable. The remaining skeletal staff following mass firings, furloughs and staring down a nonexistent future voted to unionize. The newspaper’s dire circumstances were predicted in AZ Republic: homeless vagrant on borrowed time.

Blithely undisturbed by the daily’s daily flubs, exemplified by this monumental list of Corrections and Clarifications, is the inanely grinning executive editor Greg Burton — except when comparing his remaining staff tocrackpots and criminals.” He puts on a happy face to thank the dwindling number of readers overpaying for being fed leftist slop as he prizes newsroom diversity above factual reporting while promising more of the same to subscribers. Sunday’s edition carries a preposterous editorial clamoring for gifting reparation to blacks for slavery, which was abolished 155 years ago in 1865 through the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment.

In a full page ad, the same edition of the failing newspaper deviously reveals the latest incarnation of the desperate publication which is unable to afford the myriad costs associated with producing and delivering hard copies. It’s gearing up to go all digital, which will not sit well with its remaining mostly senior citizen subscribers who prefer the delivered paper on the driveway. The newspaper honchos admitted irate readers dropped their subscriptions after its 2016 Hillary endorsement, leading it to abandon its roundly ignored endorsement policy altogether. The effects of going all digital will make that calamity look like a cakewalk.

Here’s its pathetic pitch:

Everything You Love About the Paper And More.

Enjoy reading the Arizona Republic print edition online. With the e-Edition, you get access to a digital edition of our paper and extra features.

Available 24/7. Give your eyes a break and let the e-Edition read the articles to you.

Then, in what can only be described as a mega-dose of chutzpah, an accompanying page sporting 4-inch high capital letters and bankrolled by Google, blasts “SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS,” actually pleading for folks to subscribe, advertise and…donate.  Conveniently blaming the decline in revenue on the Corona-19 virus, the newspaper, through its left-wing mouthpiece admits it’s losing money and now considers itself a charity.  Don’t be conned. 

 


Radical AZ Republic promotes obliterating history

June 17, 2020

Always on a mission to change America, the radicals in charge at the gasping-its-last breaths, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic, aren’t content with indulging the reprehensible riots, looting, arson and missions to defund the police. The latest gem pulled from its seemingly never ending negative view of America, is a push to remove historical monuments.

History is exactly that. It catalogues what came before the present, blemishes as well as spectacular events. History was never meant to be a facade of the optimum, but a catalogue of what brought us to the present. In America, that’s a beacon of hope so magnificent that people give up all they have in their homes of origin to start anew in a land of freedom. We have always welcomed those who legally access our generous immigration process. The newspaper is a strident advocate for the lawless who breech our southern border and later crowd our legal system, as their lawlessness continues following their illegal entry.

Now it has a new tactic to upend America. On the front page is an editorial passing as a news report, headlined, “Calls growing to remove confederate monument,” citing “community leaders,” attempting to pressure Gov. Doug Ducey to remove a plaque. Those who still read the bile-spewing newspaper know that’s code-speak for whichever minority community or Democrat carries the specific message of the moment. It reliably turns to the vicious purveyors of hate at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to bolster its arguments.

Joy Pullmann, writing for the Federalist does a first-rate job of exposing the contemptible tactics used by the SPLC, in5 Reasons The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Hate-Mongering Scam.” Due to its importance, it is our major link today.  Please read it.

History provides context for today and tomorrow. Obliterating it is identical to the job Winston Smith had in George Orwell’s prophetic best selling book “1984” published in 1949:

Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.

Though we conservatives are “unpersons” to the media extremists, our voice remains strong. It’s imperative we continue to use it.


Amid widespread domestic terrorism, AZ Gov. Ducey activates Nat’l Guard

June 1, 2020

Sunday night, following Gov. Ducey’s issuance of a State of Emergency declaration, hundreds of criminal looters and defilers took aim at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and surrounding businesses including the Mercedes-Benz dealership. Their wanton destruction was estimated in “millions of dollars”

In a rare Sunday announcement, (Read it here) Gov. Doug Ducey declared a State of Emergency including activating the National Guard and issuing a week-long statewide, limited curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The overriding question as violent demonstrations, arson and looting arise with contrived spontaneity in Arizona, states across the country and have now erupted in our nation’s capitol, is who is organizing them? The obvious intent is to destabilize our social structure, coupled with respect for authority and law, which bind our enviable, constitutionally-based society.

The disingenuous headline in Sunday’s edition of the radically-left local newspaper was, “Anger and Anguish.” The question of whose anguish and anger is made all too clear with the accompanying front page article, headlined, “Ariz. governor’s remarks focus on ‘rule of law’ not community pain.” 

It begins by disparaging Republican governors “across the country,” while specifically targeting Republican Gov. Ducey for being forcefully outspoken in his denunciation of criminality committed by what the newspaper terms “marginalized persons.”  The full quote from a Tucson-based ‘Black Lives Matter’ advocate is, “I think the governor has always made it clear that he values law and order over the everyday person, specifically marginalized people — “black people, incarcerated people,” she stated.

The rest of us can only hope so.


Criminality truth blunts fallacy of Institutionalized racism

May 31, 2020

In an absurd, venom-laced editorial in the far-left, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, editorialist Elvia Diaz climbs on her reliable racism charger, ramming her spurs into its sides to rev it up. Every societal ill takes root in “institutional racism,” according to the flawed tactics that have driven the newspaper off the cliff. There is no reason for any minority failing other than the majority conspiring against them.

As violent rioters torch, loot and destroy businesses, many already hit hard by the pandemic shutdown, Dias contends, “Telling folks to protest civilly isn’t going to cut it.” Minnesota resident George Floyd, arrested for attempting to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit $20 bill, was brutally killed by a Minneapolis police officer, who has been arrested and criminally charged. And George Floyd? He has become an incidental memory to the marauding vandals overtaking American cities.

In fact, the “institutional racism” Diaz decries is more often used against white males than any other group. (These numbers are from 2016, and no doubt have escalated.) Affirmative action dictates are imposed from college admissions to workplace personnel departments.  Even the newspaper that employs Dias also brags about its own disreputable hiring policies based not on ability but the applicants DNA, over which they have no control, but which has paramount appeal to the left.

Athletes who earn $millions and are revered and cheered by white fans, grouse about racism, though minorities dominate the sports of football and basketball.  Yet star quarterback Colin Kaepernick, now described as a civil rights activist, “took a knee” rather than stand for the nation anthem. His legal settlement with the NFL was reported to be between $60 to $80 million.

America, unlike any other nation, fought a bloody internecine war beginning in 1861 to rid itself of the reprehensible practice of slavery. Interracial marriage has been on the rise, and obviously has increased since this 2013 Pew survey was released reflecting the trends from 2019 – 2000.  Those familial relationships were forged through bonding and love, not “institutional racism.”

Yet Google, the left-wing agendized search engine, affixes this message to its homepage today, “We stand in support of racial equality, and all those who search for it.” Apolitical Bing is the site rational people — of all races — should use.


AZ Republic elevates US Rep. Andy Biggs to US Senate

May 27, 2020

Those inattentive folks at the seriously failing Arizona Republic newspaper, have problems that far surpass the Hillary-endorsing newspaper’s out-of-step leftist bent. As a case in point, Tuesday‘s hard-copy edition ran an opinion piece that was an attention grabber.

Topping a rational “Your Turn” column was this headline, “The US can’t afford to stay closed.” The co-authors are identified under their photos as, “Sens. Rand Paul and Andy Biggs.”

Make no mistake. Conservative Andy Biggs is definitely someone we’d be happy to see in the U.S. Senate. However, the former Arizona State Senate president is currently serving his second term representing Arizona’s Congressional District 5 residents in the U.S. House of Representatives. That fact obviously missed the attention of the careless hacks still employed at the newspaper in the wake of mass layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs.

Blithely undisturbed by the daily’s daily flubs, exemplified by this monumental list of Corrections and Clarifications, is the inanely grinning executive editor Greg Burton — except when comparing his remaining staff tocrackpots and criminals.” He puts on a happy face to thank the dwindling number of readers overpaying for being fed leftist slop as he prizes newsroom diversity above factual reporting while promising more of the same to subscribers.

What an inducement!


Fake news takes a sentimental journey

May 24, 2020

President Trump often cites valid reasons to refer to the media as fake. It has grotesquely mischaracterized him since the previously non–political businessman first entered the political arena — formally announcing his candidacy on June 16, 2015, with a campaign rally and speech at Trump Tower in New York City.

Rallies launched him with Americans as nothing else could. His initial Phoenix one held July 14, 2015, energized Arizonans much to the dismay of the radically left Arizona Republic, which later endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary. Trump filled large venues in both Las Vegas and Phoenix on that same day, with lines snaking around downtown blocks in the scorching heat to gain access to the Phoenix Convention Center, where he was met with rousing cheers, which continued to punctuate his speech. Trump was joined on stage by crowd pleasing Sheriff Joe Arpaio, further inflaming the editorialists. The terrified newspaper, sensing the coming conservative revolution, coarsely dismissed the ticket carrying crowd of 5,000 as a “preposterous guesstimate” of “angry white people,”  “ripe for demagoguery.” Trump’s message was mocked as “obnoxious caterwauling.”

Despite the fake news’ continuing attempts to marginalize him, Donald Trump not only won, but swept the country. Under his guidance as president, we have enjoyed the strongest economy and historically lowest unemployment, until the Wuhan Coronavirus global pandemic turned the worldwide financial system on its head. He has successfully nominated two conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and filled numerous vacancies on the federal district courts, returning sanity to the judicial system. For his efforts, congressional leftists impeached him, though he was not removed from office, since the senate maintains a GOP majority, albeit slim.

The local newspaper despises our very effective president and is intent on diminishing him. Instead it’s the Arizona Republic that is on life support.

It was interesting, then, that the far-left newspaper recently took a pathetically wistful walk down Memory Lane as its front page was filled with previous Page One headlines nostalgically commemorating its glory days when it was widely read, beginning with its inception as the Arizona Republican,130 years ago. The Viewpoints section was topped with an oversized photo of Eugene and Nina Pulliam, the newspaper’s longtime conservative owners and publishers before it repulsively transmogrified into a radical rag following their deaths. What is preposterous is under their photo is this deceitful headline:

“In 1946, The Republic promised to do good — that vow remains.”

“Doing good” does not entail lying about conservatives and continually promoting political extremists.

Hemorrhaging subscriptions, the desperate, fetidly partisan newspaper is now offering $1 a week special offers, and even at that giveaway price, there are few takers. Venom still oozes from its pages. Today’s edition runs this suicidal topper to a column:

“Why doesn’t McSally love communists; Trump does.”


Sheriff Joe Arpaio is definitely alive & has friends in high places

May 20, 2020

Contrary to what is printed in the seriously failing local newspaper or posted on bizarre hoax sites, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is alive, well, sharp as a tack and running to regain the office he previously held for a record 6-four-year terms. Arpaio is considered a friend by both President Trump and VP Mike Pence

Conservative Tears crudely bills itself as a site for “Death hoaxes for your thoughts and prayers.” It is marked by a perverse irreverence for life, especially those belonging to Trump-supporting conservatives. Presuming the word “satire”provides cover for every obnoxious fake death notice, it creates its own facts, including adding years to ages.

The Arizona Republic’s Laurie Roberts, the former sob-story queen is now given meatier topics like false death notices of living people. Hounding bizarre websites for news, the skeletal crew still employed by the hemorrhaging subscriptions newspaper, hopped on-board, using the crassly fake and grotesque obit in a creepy attempt to marginalize Joe Arpaio.

As we all know, there is no honor among leftists.


AZ Republic mischaracterizes Dem Mark Kelly’s Chi-Com dealings

May 18, 2020

On Friday SRAZ posted,AZ Senate wannabe Mark Kelly’s Chinese Communist ties exposed, Democrat Kelly’s recently revealed nefarious connections make him an unacceptable senate candidate.”

RealClearPolitics and Breitbart News each zoned in on the nefarious treachery of AZ Senate Democrat candidate Mark Kelly. He’s better known for what he cagily omits than what he says. His campaign ads never use the word “Democrat” nor do they mention his anti-Second Amendment PACs or his close association with Socialist multi-billionaire/financier George Soros, a one-worlder who disdains national borders.

Kelly, along with wife, former U.S. Rep. Giffords, operates two major gun control groups,* Giffords PAC which between its hybrid PAC and 501(c)(4) nonprofit Giffords, spent nearly $7 million to aid Democrat congressional candidates in 2018. Watch for those restrictive efforts to intensify.

In February we noted that the anorexic, Hillary-endorsing and demonstrably failing Arizona Republic newspaper declared its new policy to omit political endorsements. We wrote, “Political endorsements go by the wayside? Hardly. Republicans are routinely mischaracterized within the newspaper’s pages. No endorsement list is needed.”

And sure enough, buried on page 19 in the Sunday edition is this duplicitous headline: “Republicans criticize Kelly over subsidies: Candidate also knocked for ties to Chinese firm.” The intentionally misleading article covers three-quarters of a page.

The banner headline singles out “Republicans” as though they are Kelly’s only critics — ignoring the fact that all citizens have a right to know which politicians are colluding with America’s secretive, brutally repressive and deceitful Communist enemy. The regime withheld vital information about the magnitude of the Coronavirus pandemic in order to hoard medical supplies. The deadly virus originated in China’s filthywet markets,” where bats and monkeys were slaughtered for food.

* PAC Information: Center for Responsive Politics.


Contrived FBI, DOJ charges against Gen. Flynn dropped

May 8, 2020

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton succinctly addresses the travesty that has played out against retired Army General Michael Flynn in this single, powerful paragraph.

This April 21, 2020 report provides revealing information, proving the bright light of exposure is the best disinfectant. Not only are the anti-Donald Trump text and email exchanges between former FBI official Peter Strzok and his girlfriend former FBI attorney Lisa Page, accessible — they both detested Trump, who they call an “utter idiot” — but John McCain’s key role in trying to remove Pres. Donald Trump is also exposed.

It should not be forgotten that the deception came from the highest levels as former FBI Director James Comey engaged in a cover-up of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of her classified email server while serving as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State. He opted not to charge her, despite her lies and attempts to scrub all evidence of her abuses. Comey acknowledged, “None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government.” Still, he gave her an undeserved pass.

Although the dropping of the fallacious charges against honorable Gen. Flynn — who was bankrupted trying to defend himself — dominated the news late Thursday when the story broke, this morning’s edition of the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic ignored the report altogether. It doesn’t play into its agenda as a reliable arm of the Democrat Party. Gen. Flynn will survive. The skewed news rag, not worthy of being called a “newspaper,will not.

The Wall Street Journal editorially covers the farce, rightly terming it,The Vindication of Michael Flynn… Justice drops its prosecution with new evidence about the FBI.


Obsessive Trump-hatred overrides reason, conceals facts

May 7, 2020

Dying newspaper reduced to begging for subscribers

It’s not a pretty sight. The incredibly shrinking, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper runs a full page “Thank You” to its remaining readers. Signed by editor Greg Burton, it admits the heft of the newspaper has shrunken, blaming it on the lack of advertisers during the pandemic. In fact, the publication has been in serious trouble for several years, laying off hundreds of employees, being forced out of its building and recently being sold. It can blame its woes on the Coronavirus, but as the Phoenix Business Journal reports, it was in death throes long before anyone heard of Wuhan China.

Today’s edition includes a malicious editorial, “Trump using pandemic to weaken environmental protection,” written by AZ Dem U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (CD-3). He’s the open borders leftist with a history of radicalism who used nearly $50,000 of taxpayer money to pay off a staffer, buying her silence about him repeatedly showing up for work drunk.

Continually insulting your customers is not a business model geared to success. The Republic, however, knows no other path. It is so consumed with hatred for President Trump that its film critic has been pulled into the bile spew. As he reported on the president’s Tuesday visit to a Phoenix Honeywell faculty now manufacturing face masks — where the president and Sen. Martha McSally were enthusiastically received by the employees and Honeywell CEO and chairman Darius Adamczyk* — Bill Goodykoontz, spewing deprecating disinformation, writes:

“How do you cover President Donald Trump? The simple answer is: It depends.  In reality, it’s a question with uniquely tricky answers. Let’s start the answer with another question.  Why bother?”

He writes about the President of the United States, using the words, “His fluid relationship with the truth.” Would he have used those same insultingly contemptuous words to describe Barack Obama who began his political career in the living room of cop-killing terrorists William Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn?  Will he ever use them to cover propped-up dementia sufferer and sexual abuser Joe Biden?

Editor Greg Burton can flap about his gratitude for the remaining readers. In truth they are either masochists or his claque of radical leftists, standing ready to act as the newspaper’s pallbearers.

*Polish-born Adamczyk, knows a thing or two about Socialism and supports our capitalist president. In June 2017, he was one of the technology industry leaders who met with President Donald Trump to discuss how they could support emerging technologies.