Irrational news report blames climate change on racial bias

October 21, 2021

“People of color” latest buzzwords to separate Americans by DNA

The absurd news report would be worthy of an April Fools’ Day joke, but it was given Page One prominence in an above-the-fold issue of the failing Arizona Republic on October 20. The headline? ‘Climate change is biased, EPA says.’ The next bold type line reads, ‘People of color harmed more often, report finds.’

The three-page report is typical of the manipulation that has put the local newspaper in dire straits, losing subscribers faster than any other in Gannett’s national stable.

It’s a certainty there is an agenda at play. In looking up the Biden era administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the name Michael Regan jumps out. Surely this can’t be the son of former President Reagan, misspelled? The answer is, of course not.

Regan, confirmed March 11, 2021 by a mostly party-line vote of 65 to 35, follows two other acting EPA directors since January. His assertion that climate change is biased is based in his own leftist vantage point that everything is biased against minorities. Regan is heralded as the first black male to head the department.

The agency was established by President Richard Nixon in 1970, but has now morphed into a quasi cabinet position that is based in governmental overreaches and promoting unnecessary regulations on businesses and property owners. It also incorporates an office of civil rights that has nothing to do with the environment.

This chart shows how the EPA has increased over the years, currently employing 14,279 people, with a budget of $9,237,153,000. The Biden administration’s proposed EPA FY 2022 budget has expanded to over $11,233,000,000 billion with 15,324 employees.

Not only does the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-despising newspaper routinely attack Republicans on a daily basis, it does so in unison, with editorials, viciously discriminatory columnists, carefully selected letters to the editor and the majority of cartoons which uniformly vilify conservative elected officials, candidates and perspectives, while making ethnic diversity its main focus.

This fake news purveyor, gasping its last breaths, needs to be put to rest. If you are still among the ever-dwindling number of subscribers to the Arizona Republic, and are tired of paying continually increasing rates to have your intelligence insulted, canceling is simple. Contact customer service at 1-800-332-6733. Balances less than $10.00 will not be refunded. It needs every dime to exist. You’ll be directed to an agent in the Philippines, since the fraudulent newspaper can pay half the salary they would have to pay American employees.


Speaking AZRepublicese: The left’s political word scam

October 7, 2021

Progressive is the word in which regressive leftists have taken refuge since it sounds forward thinking. Republicans, whose politically savvy radar allows us to recognize a con when we see it, find the word games puzzling, since we have no such reluctance in embracing patriotism and traditional values. Many of us revel in identifying ourselves as conservatives.

Arizona’s failing newspaper, which bizarrely and for the first time ever, didn’t print a Labor Day edition ostensibly to give its staff a holiday respite, employs Elvia Diaz, a radical editorial columnist. Her latest effort is mysteriously titled, “Rift between mayor, progressives.” 

What that means is up for debate, since Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is a far left Democrat, and the council is dominated by like-thinkers. Although they farcically run without a party designation, the deceit is obvious. Since 1982 in an effort pushed by democrats, they run from specific districts rather than representing the city as a whole and working together of the betterment of Phoenix. There are currently three Republicans and five democrats including the mayor who has a vote. Diaz’ commentary is peppered with quotes from Gallego’s spokeswoman Jeanine L’Ecuyer.  If that name sounds vaguely familiar, she is recycled from being Janet Napolitano’s mouthpiece. Napolitano, Arizona’s worst governor, resigned to join Obama’s administration as Director of Homeland INsecurity.

Diaz’ opening sentence contains the heft of the column: “Don’t tell me Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is turning into another Kyrsten Sinema —  stubbornly defying her own political base.” Diaz whines about the council members not all falling in line on city proposed wage hikes on government funded construction projects.

Diaz is so enraged that she has even come out of the slippery political language closet, actually using the verboten word “liberal” multiple times.

This post,Phoenix City Council elections expose ethnic divide,”  provides background on how the city council elections transmogrified into ethnic bastions, which serve no one well.


Columnist Robert Robb wants AZ voters robbed of their rights

September 12, 2021

There was a time when columnist Robert Robb provided what appeared to be a rational voice in the Trump-despising local newspaper. That time is long gone. Whether he was concealing his actual vantage point for expediency or veered further left to stay salaried as the failing newspaper slipped further into murky oblivion, the facts are that Robb is a now willing sycophant, who eagerly supported the farce known as the “Top 2 Primary…after he vigorously opposed it in 2012, calling it “…another disappointing attempt to change election outcomes by changing the rules”

A member of the newspaper’s editorial board, by 2016, Robb, now bearing the title of editorial columnist, was toeing the line of those who sign his paycheck, as SRAZ pointed out in, “Robert Robb: Forgetful, schizophrenic or seeking job security?

We provide this background since today’s column, “These state offices used as stepping stones should be appointed,” advocates for Arizona’s  Attorney General, Secretary of State and State Treasurer all to be appointed. We are not linking to the tripe.

The facts speak for themselves. The Hilary-endorsing newspaper has failed at brainwashing its few remaining readers, so its new strategy is to deprive them of their constitutional right to vote.

If you are among the few who still subscribe, CANCEL! There are better ways to spend your money. Call 1-800-332-6733. You’ll be connected to an underpaid person in the Philippines who will rapidly handle your call. They are used to getting them.


Delusional AZ newspaper puts schizophrenia on full display

September 2, 2021

Refuses to tell the truth about Joe Biden, report accurately on Afghan disaster

We get no more pleasure writing about the failure who occasionally appears in the White House than our readers do reading about him. Unfortunately, his caretaker handlers carry out the ill-conceived mandates of the radical left and we cover the disastrous outcomes, hoping there is less likelihood knowledgeable voters will commit the same disastrous error that put this barely cognizant man, closing in on octogenarian status, in charge of our nation. Many Americans have doubts about the integrity of the election, which is why election audits have gained momentum.

Today, we bring a bit of levity. The gravely ailing* Arizona Republic newspaper has outdone itself in the absurdity department. The old saying, “The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing,” takes on new relevance…as it comes to food and wine festivals.

These are two side-by-side headlines, each bearing the dual credits, “Arizona Republic USA Today Network,” juxtaposed with less than a half-inch separating them:

– Arizona’s biggest food and wine fest cancelled.

– Food and drink festivals return to metro Phoenix.

Who are readers supposed to believe? Their own lyin’ eyes or the radical, Hillary-endorsing newspaper? If it screws up abutting reports describing whether food festival events will or will not take place, imagine what it does with politics!

For actual news you’ll never read in the local leftist newspaper, The Daily Wire headlines its lead report, “130 Retired Generals, Admirals Demand Resignations From Milley, Austin Over Afghanistan Disaster.”

*H/T Phoenix Business Journal


AZ Republic’s latest farce: “People experiencing homelessness”

August 19, 2021

Phoenix police are characterized as bullies

It’s ironic that the Arizona Republic newspaper which knows first hand about homelessness,* would employ a reporter who focuses solely on homelessness. Jessica Boehm’s job title is, “Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Reporter.”

Her recent article is headlined, “Homeless people say police throw away their belongings.” The three-pager, denigrating police officers, comes complete with three photos. It also gave three words a workout. Homeless people are never described as such. There is a new definition which Boehm uses repeatedly: “People experiencing homelessness.” The attempt is to indicate this is a temporary situation.  For many it is not. In fact, those encamped in tents on vacant city lots habitually refuse to go to shelters which provide beds, toilets, showers, meals and recovery services. Arizona has dozens of them.

What Jessica Boehm conveniently omits is that many of the street people are drug addicts and alcoholics. They don’t want to conform to regulations imposed by the shelters such as segregating men and women.

In many cases, their own families spent years trying to assist the “people experiencing homelessness,” until they could take no more.

Coddling vagrants never works. San Francisco’s homeless problem, exacerbated under democrat Mayor London Breed — who has paid fines for ethics violations while in office — has driven away its once vibrant tourist industry that made it a destination for sightseers, theatergoers, diners and shoppers. Now hotels, stores and fine restaurants have closed due to street bums camping out on downtown sidewalks, accompanied by piles of feces, hypodermic needles and rats. Breed did have time to implement an “Office of equity for transgender and gender nonconforming people.”  The sanctuary city of San Francisco also declared the NRA a domestic terrorist organization.

Jessica Boehm should take a trip to what was once described in song as the “golden city by the bay,” to see the results of what she views so warmly.

* Homeless Vagrant on Borrowed Time


AZ Newspaper concerned criminals don’t look their best in mug shots

August 9, 2021

AZ Republic absurdly cozies up to criminals

This July 13, 2021 post, “Associated Press gives official pass to criminals,” exposed the lengths to which the leftist media will go to conceal facts from the public.

SRAZ first exposed the AP’s fixation on altering information to fit its leftwing bias in 2013, in “Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.” It’s only gotten worse in the intervening years.

Fast forward to August 8, 2021. Sunday’s edition of the far-left Arizona Republic mirrors a lockstep approach with Associated Press as evidenced by this headlined report, “Our crime coverage is changing.”

Among the article’s absurdities is the assertion that mug shots will be rare. The rationale according to the newspaper is that “mug shots portray people in the worst light, on a traumatic day and can feed stereotypes about communities of color and the mental illness community.” The meritless claim is that police shootings rarely lead to discipline against officers and takes on “how power is wielded.” The newspaper also claims that mug shots are released to “showcase a police departments efforts,” preposterously writing, “That’s not a standard we should or will use to determine news value.”

Of course not. The unworthy police are not treated as well as the criminal perpetrators.

There is a way to address this problem with mug shots of criminals.  Police agencies and county sheriff’s departments should consider reassigning some of their budgets to employ hair stylists, cosmetologists, image and lighting consultants to fix up the thieves, drug criminals, pedophiles and murderers to make the criminals look less like the criminals they are. Those with tattoos on their faces should have the option of having them obscured by a professional makeup artist, since they could be described as indicative of violence, such as below the eye tear drops which depict murders committed. That braggadocio could sway public opinion or, God knows, potential jurors.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone are both leftists. Penzone, who was financed by socialist billionaire George Soros, runs for election. Williams was appointed by City Manager Ed Zuercher, who has recently announced his retirement. Williams’ husband, Cody, a former Phoenix City Councilman and now a reprimanded, though well paid, South Phoenix Justice of the Peace, ran for office as a democrat.

‘Law Enforcement Today’ exposes the Soros connection to Penzone. It’s a must read.


Diversity: Left views it as DNA, never perspective based

August 8, 2021

A recent headline in the failing local newspaper blasted, “Cities on quest for diversity.” The report opened with, “Valley municipalities are beginning to prioritize a diverse workforce to better serve the community.” The inside jump page ran another headline: “Finding solutions to diversify Valley’s municipal workforce.” In all, the article covered four pages.

One of the “experts” stated, “Whatever the strategies undertaken, it must be intentional because government jobs have been historically dominated by white men.” This bizarre contrivance is the radical left’s latest divisive agenda item. In fact, white males are now hindered in their job quests based on their whiteness and maleness.

It should be noted that Arizona has had four female governors, two Republicans and two democrats in recent years. The state legislature has House and Senate members that come from a mélange of ethnic and political backgrounds, including immigrants…many holding leadership positions.

Lorna Lockwood, born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become chief justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice. She passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1960 — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona Governor Raul Castro, born in Mexico, was elected in 1974. A democrat, he resigned midway through his term when he took an ambassadorship to impoverished El Salvador which he must have regarded as a higher calling than being governor.

This chart showing the mayors of America’s 50 largest cities demonstrates voters elected 17 diverse leaders without the contrivances advanced by the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). In all, the breakdown of mayoral political parties is 36 democrats, 11 Republicans, and 3 “Independents” (two elected with state democrat party support). Several are listed as “openly gay,” as if that is a qualification. Politically astute Phoenix Mayor Kate Widland Gallego kept the Hispanic surname of the congressman husband she divorced while pregnant, clearly viewing it as a political asset. Phoenix holds “non-partisan” elections, which are a farce. Kate Gallego is a democrat as are the majority of the council.

The nation’s top crime-ridden cites are led by democrats, as reported by Fred Lucas in The Tennessee Star.

Local Arizona reporter Paulina Pineda exemplifies the newspaper’s recent diversity policy of assigning minorities to cover anything dealing with minorities, as if ethnicity — a factor over which none of us has any control — is a prerequisite to being able to competently report news.

Numbers take precedence, with percentages of specific minorities in various Arizona city governments weighed against the municipalities’ racial makeup.  When the word “community” is used, it never refers to the community as a whole, but only to the prominent ethnicity, further dividing residents. 

Not addressed in the farcical report is whether those seeking employment have credentials to match the top tier city jobs or whether they are even interested in the positions. In the accusatory language of AZ Republicese, all that matters is attaining the illusionary nirvana known as diversity. We gift our readers with the wisdom of Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. (d. Dec.  2020). In 2019, he wrote, “The Demonizing of White Men.” Professor Williams was black.


Biden’s US AG Merrick Garland launches probe into Phx Police

August 6, 2021

In war-declaring bold type that crackles with rage, the radically left-wing local newspaper headlines, FEDS INVESTIGATE PHOENIX POLICE.

The U.S. Department of Justice, headed by leftist Merrick Garland issued a press release titled, “Justice Department Announces Investigation of the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department.”

Included in the announcement are these words, “Department of Justice officials informed Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, PhxPD Chief Jeri Williams, and other City officials of the investigation. As part of this investigation, the Department of Justice will reach out to community groups and members of the public to learn about their experiences with PhxPD.”

Democrat Mayor Kate Gallego responded by “welcoming” the investigation“ rather than standing up for the Phoenix Police, who work tirelessly, putting their lives on the line along with their uniforms each day as they respond to ever-increasing crime in our city. This is her statement, (click to enlarge) unprofessionally released via twitter. Notice her media contact is Jeanine L’Ecuyer, reshuffled after earlier serving as former Gov. Janet Napolitano’s director of communications and later as deputy chief of staff. Napolitano, known as J-No for her rabid wielding of her veto pen, was the worst Arizona governor in memory.

This incendiary statement condemning “police violence” was sent out by Phoenix City District 8 Councilman Carlos Garcia. Born in Mexico, where violent drug cartels are in control, he has worn a black T-shirt that says “End Police Brutality” to council meetings.

It’s worth noting that Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, who called on the FBI to investigate a police shooting last year, is black. Her husband Cody, was formerly a Phoenix City Councilman. He is now a South Phoenix Justice of the Peace, running as a democrat.


GOP hating newspaper promotes former dem Kari Lake as GOP governor. New video explains why

August 3, 2021

Just days ago far left Laurie Roberts, the local newspaper’s former sob story reporter turned political henchwoman, was heaping praise on unlikely gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a longtime Channel 10 teleprompter newsreader. Lake, put on leave for dropping the F-bomb when she thought the mic was off, finally left and is now deceitfully trying to pass herself off as the conservative in the race, though she was a registered democrat who donated to Barack Obama and John Kerry.

In what turned out to be an honest description of herself, Kari Lake is quoted as saying, “Not everyone is dedicated to telling the truth.”

Radical Roberts is so enamored with the political novice who aspires to run the state of Arizona, that she wrote a sycophantic column purposely excluding the actual experienced Republican candidate, State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, who is too accomplished to merit Robert’s mention. Yee, having been elected to both the Arizona House and Senate knows her way around state government and is doing an  exemplary job managing taxpayer’s money, keeping the state solidly in the black even during the devastating pandemic, which has set the nation on its ear.

Roberts’ column is nothing more than a ruse, intended to promote the least qualified GOP candidate as the Primary Election looms prior to ultimately pushing the democrat among the list of has-beens and never-was aspirants for the state’s top job.

The desperately failing newspaper, which farcically swore off making insultingly biased endorsements, no longer prints pages of its anointed selectees. It doesn’t have to. The promotion of dems and denigration of conservatives is ongoing in editorials, skewed news reports and via the Republican-hating columnists.

The candidate with an actual track record is former state Representative and Senator and current AZ State Treasurer Kimberly Yee.  Read her remarkable accomplishments on behalf of the people of Arizona with a proven track record of service. She has the  enviable record of winning every election in which she has run. Kimberly Yee was tapped to speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention (link). Her brief convention speech endorsing Donald Trump for president is well worth watching.

Now watch faux “conservative” Kari Lake — who was actually a registered democrat — endorsing leftist Merrick Garland, Barack Obama’s pick to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Radical Garland is now the U.S. Attorney General in the Biden administration:

H/T: Video courtesy of SRAZ’s reliable commentor Trevor, who scooped us on this Kari Lake video. Many thanks, Trevor. This will get much needed exposure.


Deceit takes over AZ Republic’s entire front page

August 1, 2021

The radically leftist, Hillary-endorsing absurdity that tries and fails passing itself off as a disseminator of news, has outdone itself. The Arizona Republic, alternatively known as the AZ Repugnant, runs a front page and full jump page contrivance titled, “Priming the Audit.”  On page one, it is situated inside a gigantic letter Q and hypes, “Followers of QAnon conspiracy theories exert influence on Republican-led effort in Arizona.”

That “Republican-led effort” is the ballot audit that has been underway in Maricopa County and is taking root in other counties and states nationwide. It’s a preposterous reach even for the failing newspaper that is losing subscribers at breakneck speed and finally acknowledged its insultingly biased pre-election endorsements should end. Phil Boas, the editorial page editor, is best known for despicably orchestrating the daily multi-faceted take down of his own father-in-law, Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio. As Sheriff, Arpaio, who previously headed Arizona’s Drug Enforcement Administration, won reelection to an unprecedented six 4-year terms. Wimpy Phil Boas, who can dish it out, but can’t take it, whiningly claimed the newspaper received death threats after endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

QAnon is a construct of leftists, a purposely shrouded mystery aimed to defame. It is certainly not a Republican organization or offshoot of political conservatism, though the intent of the AZ Repugnant’s “report” is to broad-brush sweep political conservatives and Trump supporters into a cult.

If you are still among the ever-dwindling number of subscribers to the Arizona Republic, and are tired of paying to have your intelligence insulted, canceling is simple. Contact customer service at 1-800-332-6733. Balances less than $10.00 will not be refunded. It needs every dime to exist. You’ll be directed to an agent in the Philippines, since the fraudulent newspaper can pay half the salary they would have to pay an American worker.