AZ Republic editorial proves newspaper still doesn’t get it

January 23, 2017

Fishwrap Alert

In the Sunday editorial that sounds as though it was emailed from Tucson by the telecommuting leftie editorialist Linda Valdez, the carping begins and ends with, “Trump’s inauguration speech proves he still doesn’t get it. “

There was a time we would have provided a link to the sham “Editorial Board’s” dissemination of misinformation laced with extremist partisan myopia. We see no need for such generosity when  the intent of the piece was to marginalize our newly elected Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump. Facts take a back seat when points are attempting to be scored by the Hillary-endorsing newspaper, which referred to the departing Obama’s as “gracious” and scandal plagued, often scowling Hillary Clinton as “respectful.”

These words reveal the newspaper’s real agenda: “Trump’s inaugural speech was an opportunity to rise above a divisive campaign and low approval ratings by reaching out (cliché alert!) to America’s better angels. But he did not show an understanding that his audience has grown to include all Americans — those who voted for him and those who voted against him.”

In fact, Donald Trump reached past the angels, going directly to God, whose spirit he invoked throughout his speech. Democrats don’t like that.  Who can forget when they booed the inclusion of God (video) at their 2012 national convention?

In a shameful display of petulance and signaling an unwillingness to work together for the American people, 67 Democrat members of Congress boycotted the inauguration of our nation’s 45th President. Republicans, none too thrilled with the 2008 and 2012 elections of Barack Obama, showed him and the office to which he was elected the respect due them. There were no boycotts.

Over the weekend, Peggy Noonan wrote “President Trump Declares Independence,” noting  his refreshing message to America, Remember those things I said in the campaign? I meant them. I meant it all ”

The new White House website provides proof.

Those of us who waited in the long lines to attend Donald Trump’s rallies, connected with him and voted for him — get it. Liberals are in for the same tough ride we had under the Constitution-shredding Obama, but will not handle it with grace. “Snowflakes” that they are, they’ll need more safe rooms, coloring books and hot cocoa.


Repeating lies doesn’t make them truth

January 9, 2017

Education and Donald Trump top the AZ Republic’s scams

We’re only one week into the new year and President-elect Donald Trump has not quite two weeks before his inauguration, but that doesn’t stop the folks at the Arizona Republic from engaging in deceptive use of the English language.

The newspaper’s scheme brings to mind Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller “1984.”  A clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department, Smith’s 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.

In these cases however, it is not a regime or party but the newspaper itself that engages in the deception. In advance of today’s State of the State address, Sunday’s edition used the front page to take Gov. Doug Ducey to task on the issue of education. The headline: “With his term half over, Ducey under pressure to go big.” Would the liberals pumping out these ludicrous stories have referred Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano using those words two years into her first term?  How about Barack Obama?  Not a chance.  They saw two more years and a second term ahead for the Democrats.

Sunday’s edition also carried an editorial, “Ariz. Schools need real help,” in which they quote their own reporter as well as cite left-wing polling data. It’s not a mystery that subscriptions to this rag are on life support.

Education has become a hot issue for the educrats. Not only is it underfunded, it is underfunded. This is not a typo, just making a point.  It has become the norm for school districts to continually hold bond override elections, “for the children” or to “get more money into the classroom” —  specifically the teacher’s paycheck. The Arizona Lottery was sold to voters in Nov. 1980 as a means of putting millions yearly into education. The City of Phoenix has a Democrat mayor who ran on making education a priority, despite the fact that elected city officials play no role in shaping education policy — typically the realm of the state government and school districts. Greg Stanton has moved past those vague promises, now throwing his hat in the ring for the under-the-radar post of Secretary of State, a frequent backdoor route to the governor’s office.

Voters are getting tired of having to live within their means while the school districts continually cry out for more money. As a result, ballot overrides, once considered sacrosanct, have begun failing.

Proposition 123 a massive increase in education funding, pushed by Gov. Ducey, was a nail-biter for several days, since the vote margins were razor-thin. The final result was 50.8 percent in favor to 49.2 percent opposed to the measure. State Treasurer Jeff DeWit was an adamant opponent, saying there was ample money to fund education without raiding the State Land Trust Fund or raising property taxes.

Sunday’s edition of the newspaper also rolled out a commentary by propagandist Linda Valdez, who never saw an illegal she didn’t prefer to a U.S. Citizen. Her rant includes these odd words: “Millions of families in the United States are living in fear because of Donald Trump’s rise to power.” Apparently she missed the fact that he is not an apparition, but was elected to the presidency of the United States.  Then she pulls out the old canard, that these (illegal) families “face catastrophic separations.“ The oft-repeated lie is outrageous. Nothing stops parents returning to their homeland from taking their American-born children with them. She describes a grandnephew of hers — “a child” —too fearful to sleep.

Nowhere does she mention the hordes of children sent into the U.S. alone and under deplorable conditions by their own parents, who know they will be links to the outlandish practice of chain migration also known as family reunification. Valdez conveniently forgets Jose who illegally crosses into the U.S. for work, sending money home to Maria and the ninos, until his new honey becomes pregnant and Jose forgets about his old family south of the border. How about a column on that practice, Linda?

 


No news about arrested local Jihadist in AZ Republic

December 24, 2016

Lack of information exposes the falsehood of adage “No news is good news”

The local newspaper isn’t giving this any ink, but Pamela Geller reports ISIS is in Phoenix and plotting to attack a midnight mass and Tucson Jewish community center. Also on Derrick Thompson’s attack list found by officers during a search of the apartment he shared with his wife and young child, were a military recruiting center and fitness location. Thompson, who also goes by the name Abu Talib Al-Amriki, is a home-grown, Phoenix raised jihadist. He’s a convicted felon, prohibited from purchasing firearms, which he has repeatedly attempted to do online. He was arrested by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Geller links to an ABC 15 Arizona report.

Thompson’s arrest comes a month after Mahin Khan, an 18-year-old Arizona man, was sentenced to eight years in prison for terrorism convictions stemming from a plot to attack a motor vehicle office in metro Phoenix.

While the Arizona Republic busies itself denouncing President-elect Donald Trump and irrationally comparing him to German mass murderer Adolf Hitler weeks before his inauguration, fundamental Islamic terrorists are working to decimate us. The newspaper — which often reprints the identical story in another section of the same edition — can’t claim it has no additional space to inform Arizonans of the terrorists in our midst. It might just be it has no will to do so.

This nearly six-year old SRAZ post, Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns, includes this ABC 10 San Diego news report detailing the Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah has a long established foothold in Tijuana and other border towns.

Read the shocking results of this Center for Security Policy poll conducted among U.S. Muslims who say they would trade the U.S. Constitution for Shariah law and specify that the Quran should be highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion.

After famed neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson responded to a question by saying that he would not support an obedient Muslim for president because Islamic law is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution, the former brain surgeon’s roasting among media talkers and politicians of all stripes took on a life of its own.

There’s no doubt that Dr. Carson was correct. But among dedicated liberals these days political correctness trumps being correct — even if we are ensuring our own demise and burqas for our granddaughters.


Carjacker tries to hit officer gets care, cop gets admin leave

December 20, 2016

True to form, the local newspaper omits an important detail in describing Reggi Martinez, the 24-year-old identified by Scottsdale police as the carjacker who, after forcing the owner from his car, attempted to run over a police officer.

According to the news report, which includes Martinez’ photo, this lowlife also “led officers on a chase through the city and, at one point, triggered a crash.” He collided with two vehicles in an intersection. 

The criminal received free medical care at a local hospital and a bed and nourishment after being booked in jail.

The news account says the name of the officer who shot at the stolen car — which was aimed at a second officer — has not been released, although the officer has been placed on administrative leave. The officer should be acclaimed as a hero.

What is the need for this abundance of caution resulting in a penalty for the police officer who was trying to keep his fellow officer from being seriously injured or killed?

And Martinez? What the newspaper report omits is his status.  Is he an American citizen, an illegal or one of those unverifiable “dreamers” who give the rest of us nightmares?

Try our nearly seven-year old Primer: How to decipher Republicese. It’s still an invaluable aid in trying to decipher the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). 


Making the case that the media skew the news

December 6, 2016

The Daily Regurgitation — yes, the state’s largest newspaper really does shamelessly re-spew its own reports — sometimes a day or two apart and often in different sections of the same edition. The frequency of the repetition quickly took the actions outside of the error category.

Open borders/amnesty plodder Linda Valdez, never one to obscure her far left views, writes columns titled, “How liberals move forward under Trump.” or “The Mexico you need to know.” But she outdoes herself with this rollicking piece titled, “Why Trump’s attack on media hurts you more than me.” She cites  the growing proliferation of “fake news” as being “truly corrosive to liberty,” even managing to stir Thomas Jefferson into the mix. As one who routinely engages in skew, her protests ring hollow.

Valdez quotes President-elect Donald Trump telling an audience that “professional journalists are very dishonest people.”

Even the reliably liberal Washington Post headlines with this admission: “Just 7 percent of journalists are Republicans. That’s far fewer than even a decade ago.”

Chris Cillizza reports: A majority of American journalists identify themselves as political Independents although among those who choose a side Democrats outnumber Republicans four to one.” He cites a study of the media conducted by two Indiana University professors.

It would be beyond rational to believe a reporter’s personal political alignment doesn’t seep into his or her political news coverage. Readers of the Arizona Republic  know better. That’s why there are fewer and fewer of them.

Valdez doth protest too much.


AZ Republic choking on its commitment to liberalism

November 26, 2016

Fishy_Arizona_Republic

There comes a point when it could be considered heartless not to have a modicum of pity for the Hillary-endorsing, open borders promoting Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic newspaper) despite having brought its calamity  on itself. The already dwindling subscriptions dipped even lower when irate subscribers cancelled after the endorsement of the scandal-plagued Hillary.

Even with the market rallying after Donald Trump’s victory, there was nothing to rave about with parent company Gannett’s stock closing price Friday standing at $9.79. At this time last year it was steady at 17.75. Check out the historical chart on the right side of the link to see the calamitous fall coinciding with the election. In 1998 the Central Newspapers, Inc. shares (then not flying under Gannett, Inc.) were trading north of $70.00 a share.

When the Hillary Clinton endorsement was made, it was heralded as “bold move for the conservative newspaper.” Literate Arizonans know all too well the newspaper is anything but “conservative” since the death of publishers Eugene and Nina Pulliam.  Its remaining senior employees are solid lefties who march in lockstep to the radical George Soros drumbeat. The newspaper endorsed all of the recipients of his largesse, from John McCain and Hillary Clinton to Paul Penzone the incoming Maricopa County Sheriff — linked by their open border policySoros also funded the opponent to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who was able to thwart the assault from the left. The globalist multi-billionaire financier has been giving $ millions to oust law enforcement professionals throughout the United States as he attempts to restructure the criminal justice system. This Discover the Networks page provides a guide to the Soros syndicate.

The Phoenix Republic insert often embarrassingly carries the identical articles the increasingly anorexic newspaper runs — and on the same day. While it’s true the demographic for home subscriptions is predominantly senior citizens, they are not all suffering from dementia, and actually notice the repetition, stuck in among the obviously pre-written pages and propped up by Gannett’s mainstay USAToday, the daily distributed free of charge outside hotel room doors. Often referred to as the Repugnant or the Repulsive, a more accurate name for the pathetic excuse for a local newspaper would be The Daily Regurgitation. There have been days when the news content is fewer than 25 pages, tucked in among ads for hearing aids and retirement facilities. In a futile attempt to lure younger readers, it’s focus is now on entertainment and restaurants and the Cronkite student reporters, sorely in need of mentoring cover serious events as if they were writing a whodunit novel.

Whichever the preferred name, the daily fishwrap is shrinking. An example of the skillful writing keeping readers engaged is this recent Page One headline: “Asking schools to protect ‘dreamers.’”  No word of who was asking. The first paragraph reveals the enthusiastic benefactors wanting to provide illegal alien competition for American citizen students to access higher education are professors, faculty and staff at Arizona’s state universities and community colleges. What a surprise.

The Arizona Republic would rather die insulting its few remaining readers than alter it’s left-wing stance.


Contemptible arrogance of leftist newspaper laid bare

October 16, 2016

Imagine these words and the mind from which they originated:

“Donald Trump? Who is Donald? What’s a Trump? I once read that after the death and subsequent lionization of John F. Kennedy, Americans surveyed remembered voting for Kennedy in percentages far and above those who actually did. When asked to recall, many Nixon voters mistakenly said they cast their ballot for JFK. Something similar will happen when Donald Trump crashes and burns Nov. 8. Mass amnesia will beset the land and millions of Republican voters will forget that in 2016 they lost their minds and combed over.”

This venomous political toxicity drips from the Arizona Republic’s editorial page editor, Phil Boas. He’s the amnesiac liberal who appears to forget that Donald Trump won a record setting 13 + million votes in the primaries, trumping 16 other Republican contenders.

Phil Boas is also the shameless son-in-law of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has overseen the nearly daily attempts at annihilation of his own wife’s father. It takes a certain kind of individual to engage in such vile pursuits.

Boas participated in the decisions to endorse the scandal-plagued Hillary ClintonMavericky John McCain and that rough ‘er up Paul Penzone to replace career lawman Joe Arpaio. As Boas should know having seen a devoted relationship up close, his father-in-law would never have orders of protection issued against him by the lovely Ava.

It’s not our votes for Donald Trump we’ll regret.  It’s ever having read the failing leftist newspaper that keeps a flatulent toady like Boas in its employ.