One liberal goes, another fills the void
The daily’s far left editorial columnist Linda Valdez inhabits a world of her own. Radical liberalism is her calling card and logic is outside her frame of reference. Her views on a wide variety of topics — not the least of them being her deep commitment to an open border with Mexico and gifting amnesty and myriad taxpayer paid perks to America’s illegal invaders — would most appropriately fall into the category of unhinged.
But recently we noticed Elvia Diaz closing in on Valdez’ territory. In an Opinion piece lecturing newly installed Democrat Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone what he must do with the court appointed advisory panel he wants to ditch, Diaz harked back to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, using the identical adjective “controversial” that Valdez gives a workout. Regardless of what Arpaio says or does, even in retirement, it’s reported as “controversial.” The word has transmogrified into an invective to be routinely hurled at conservatives and their ideas.
Diaz picks up the mantle, describing Arpaio’s Tent City not only as “controversial” but sounding like Valdez, says the renown outdoor jail symbolized “Arpaio’s circus.” Since the tents are military surplus, the same used to house deployed American service personnel, does she think the U.S. Military is also overseeing a circus?
In a later column Diaz condemns Republican President Trump while giving a pass to similar actions of Democrat Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego, by employing the Maxine Waters justification technique.
Valdez, who telecommutes, pounding out her vicious spew on a keyboard in Tucson, is closing in on retirement age. Diaz is 40. Most of the senior staff took the early retirement buyouts offered by the strapped newspaper and boogied. The newspaper is mostly manned by Cronkike Journalism School students, working out of their cars, and lacking mature guidance.
Wildly biased political deceit runs rampant at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). Radical leftist Diaz is definitely nipping at Valdez’ equally liberal, but aging heels.