Suicidal, leftist newspapers die by their own hand

February 14, 2020

McClatchy news conglomerate files bankruptcy to shed costs of print and speed shift to digital

We’ve all heard of the term, “death by a thousand cuts,” which describes a series of miscalculations culminating in a slow and painful demise. The newspaper industry is stunningly illustrative of that idiom. Bonded to delivering a leftist perspective and delivering daily insults to readers, many have not only fallen victim to the digital age, but also to their own venomous spews aimed at President Trump.

TheLetter from Leadership,” signed by Chief Executive Officer Craig Forman informing that McClatchy newspaper publishing company has filed for bankruptcy begins with these ominous words:

On February 13, 2020, we announced that we are commencing a restructuring under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to provide McClatchy with immediate protection while we pursue approval of our proposed restructuring plan and work to definitively address the Company’s funded debt, strengthen our balance sheet, and address our pension obligations moving forward.”

While this is obviously a sad milestone after 163 years of family control, McClatchy remains a strong operating company and committed to essential local news and information,” said Kevin McClatchy, chairman of the company that has carried his family name since the days of the California Gold Rush. “While we tried hard to avoid this step, there’s no question that the scale of our 75-year-old pension plan – with 10 pensioners for every single active employee – is a reflection of another economic era.” Read more here.

This dismal admission is accompanied by a YouTube video, titled,McClatchy Transformation,” in case its employees and debtors have difficulty grasping the words. A notice accompanying the video notes “comments are turned off.”

A separate Bloomberg Report foretells the coming death of newspapers. Charles Munger, a newspaper company executive as well as a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. vice chairman, said U.S. newspapers have no future.

“Technological change is destroying the daily newspapers in America,” Munger said Wednesday in Los Angeles at the annual meeting of Daily Journal Corp., the publishing company where the billionaire businessman is chairman. “The revenue goes away and the expenses remain and they’re all dying.”

Berkshire, the conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett, announced last month that it would sell off its newspaper holdings.

Seeing Red AZ has frequently written about the death spiral in which the Hillary-endorsing, open borders promoting Arizona Republic newspaper has placed itself. Most recently the local Gannett publication made the news as an albatross with this Phoenix Business Journal headline,Analysis: Arizona Republic’s circulation decline among steepest for Gannett papers.” A success-based business model takes root in not routinely lobbing insult-laden spit wads at paying customers. This strategic concept is foreign to the failing newspaper that was originally known as the Arizona Republican, when it was founded in 1890. Today’s edition buries two pro-Trump articles on Page 6 of the USA Today insert. ($60M+ raised for Trump in January) and (Poll: 6 in 10 doing better, credit Trump).

Gannett has its own headaches as detailed in this Forbes Business report, Reasons Why Gannett Stock Has Yet To Find A Bottom.”


 Bye, bye Biden?

February 13, 2020

How long before we see a repeat of the 1987 headline, minus the previous revelations of “plagiarism and distortions“? This all caps headline topped the front page of the Florida Sun Sentinel 33 years ago.

BIDEN BOWS OUT REVELATIONS OF PLAGIARISM, DISTORTIONS FORCE HIM TO HALT PRESIDENTIAL BID

Former Vice President and U.S. Senator Joe Biden is clearly on a personal downhill spiral as well as not faring well with Democrat voters. As the New Hampshire Democrat Primary votes were being tallied, Biden, who recently trailed Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren in the Iowa caucus, impetuously exited New Hampshire, opting not to meet with his supporters or issue a statement as his numbers continued to plunge. Instead he headed to South Carolina to prepare for the next primary, which won‘t take place until Feb. 29. Biden appears to be skipping the Feb. 22 Nevada caucus.

As Biden has declined both physically and politically, his gaffes have accelerated. He recently insulted a college coed at a campaign forum who asked him a reasonable question. He responded by calling her alying dog-faced pony soldier.She attended the event as part of a student trip.

Not only is Joe Biden’s rationality deprived of oxygen, his campaign is not generating the necessary cash flow to stay afloat. These are the most recent FEC finance reports filed by of all of the presidential candidates.

In 1988, Biden required two brain surgeries to deal with cranial aneurysms, or brain bleeds. His eye eerily filled with blood at a town hall in September 2019.

It’s obviously past time for him to reassess his future plans and enjoy his time with family. Son Hunter can certainly afford to take Papa Joe out for a Grand Slam at Denny‘s.


Trump’s State of the Union speech: Patriots v. Petucrats

February 5, 2020

Petulance defines Democrats who have accomplished nothing on behalf of their constituents while focusing on the hoax impeachment

Watching President Donald Trump deliver his third State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday night, Americans would be hard pressed not to feel pride in his recitation of accomplishments and promises fulfilled on behalf of the people of the United States.

It was a splendid speech, delivered so brilliantly it caused applauding members of congress to stand and chant, “Four more years!” 

President Trump interspersed his speech by introducing numerous citizens — ranging from a young girl receiving a scholarship to bypass her failing school to 100-year-old Tuskegee airman Col. Charles McGee, the great-grandfather of the 13-year-old boy beside him who aspires to go to the Air Force Academy, and a reunited military family — as the president related their inspirational stories.

He awarded a clearly surprised Rush Limbaugh, seated beside First Lady Melania Trump, the Presidential Medal of Freedom one day after the conservative talk radio icon announced he was diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer. The medal, presented by Mrs. Trump, is the nation’s highest civilian honor. Limbaugh, clearly moved, wiped away tears.

Viewing the speech, given the evening before Wednesday’s impeachment vote, it was clear why President Trump’s approval ratings are soaring. Markets are reaching new highs, jobs are plentiful, incomes are increasing and unemployment is at historic lows.  But cranky Dems can’t handle the good news.  Petulant House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who appeared to be chewing the inside of her cheek, as she flipped through pages, reached a new low in civility. She and Vice President Mike Pence were seated directly behind the president on the dais. At the conclusion of his speech, she stood and in an obviously rehearsed dramatic fit, tore up her copy of his speech. (brief video.)

A notable exception was Arizona Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, wearing a vivid purple dress, rather than joining her unified female Dems clad in suffragette white, symbolizing nothing but depicting their group think. Surprisingly, Sinema rose and applauded a key provision of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while the rest of her party sat in stony silence.

Earlier in the day, the much heralded Democrat Iowa caucus was a botched mess as the Dem tech geniuses couldn’t produce a timely result of which Socialist was leading, causing the Iowa party chair to refer to the debacle asunacceptable.” These are the people who want to run our country.


Why do Dems have an aversion to God?

February 2, 2020

Watch as Democrats delete God from congressional proceedings as witnesses are sworn in:

 

This is not new for them. Remember the chaos that erupted at the 2012 Democrat National Convention over the insertion of the word “God” or the recognition of Jerusalem into their platform? Seeing Red AZ covered the shameful episode then. Even those conducting the meeting were confounded as the boorish delegates loudly protested and booed.

 

Although our founding documents did not endorse a specific religion, they do acknowledge God. The two key founding documents in American history are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The first explains why we exist as a nation. Not only does the Declaration mention God four times, most importantly, it says that our rights come from the Creator.

In President George Washington’s first proclamation in 1789, declaring a national day of Thanksgiving, he referenced God 16 times.

He obviously wasn’t a Democrat.


Ridiculous language distortions gain traction

January 26, 2020

…Begin with replacing the misused word “progressive” with the far more accurate,”repressive.”

Just weeks ago, we learned that Merriam-Webster declared ‘they’ its “2019 word of the year,” in a nod to gender neutrality and those who now consider themselves non-binary. Gender neutral, non-binary and transgender, words with which we had previously never had even a nodding acquaintance, have gained prominence in our celebrity-driven world. The compliant media follow like lapdogs and before long misused words dominate our language and are being described in detail and taught to our kids in school.

The dictionary company’s revelation preempted the American Psychological Association recognizing “they” as a singular third-person pronoun in its latest scholarly writing style guide. No kidding!

Language corruption and distorted meanings abound. Language, like sexuality, has lost its significance and has now veered off into the land of fluidity, where nothing means anything and venerable, known definitions have been co-opted.

Which brings us to the misuse of the word “progressive” when describing radical leftists. Progressive is a word that is embraced by those who rejected the word liberal in favor of sounding forward-thinking and cutting-edge.  What compounds the egregious trickery is that conservatives, likely in a foolish quest to sound contemporary, routinely use it. The correct usage appears in the first paragraph of this article, titledBeware of phony conservatives.”

The dying Arizona Republic newspaper’s Sunday edition exemplifies the devaluation of definitions. In a three column report by wordsmith Daniel Gonzalez titled, “What we know about the latest caravan,” he used the words caravan and migrants interchangeably nearly four dozen times as he described Central Americans attempting passage through Mexico intending to invade the United States. He sought out a similarly agendized east coast Latina associate professor, who claims the timing is coordinated “to draw attention away from Trump’s impeachment trial and bolster support among his base during a presidential election year.”

This bonding to a flawed agenda that alienates educated readers signals the death knell for the failing newspaper. 

A much better description for leftists is “regressive,” which is exactly what they are. According to Merriam-Webster, regressive is in the bottom 40% in lookup popularityLet’s give it a rightful boost.


Passé singer Linda Ronstadt compares Pres. Trump to Hitler

January 5, 2020

The old adage that wisdom routinely accompanies age is a fallacy. With proper guidance, wisdom can flourish in youth. Age has little to do with it. There is no smart cell that develops in middle age and keeps regenerating and increasing in size until all septuagenarian and octogenarians attain genius level.

Onetime pop star, singer Linda Ronstadt is a case in point. Then pretty and possessing a good voice and versatile style, she went solo in the 1960s. Now in her mid-70s, the Tucson-born Ronstadt, whose brother Peter was the city’s police chief, has lost her voice to the ravages of Parkinson’s Disease, and has become an unrecognizable “activist.” Few people under 50 know her name today.

And wouldn’t you know…she hates President Trump?

Now living in radical San Francisco, she is back in her element, having been the main squeeze of far-left California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown in the 1970s.

Crime, homelessness, rat infestations and piles of human waste fouling sidewalks, driving away tourists, must appeal to Ronstadt. What doesn’t resonate with her is history. She confuses murderous tyrants with the leader of the free world.

Her latest statement exhibiting her abysmal ignorance came during this recent interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Ronstadt said she sees “great parallels” between pre-Nazi Germany and now.

“The intelligentsia of Berlin and the literati and all the artists were just busy doing their thing. Hitler rose to power. There were a lot of chances to stop him, and they didn’t speak out,” she told Cooper. “The industrial complex thought they could control him once they got him in office, and, of course, he was not controllable.”

By the time he got established, he put his own people in place and stacked the courts and did what he had to do to consolidate his power,” she said. “And we got Hitler, and he destroyed Germany. He destroyed centuries of intellectual history forward and backward.”

Cooper responded, telling Ronstadt that he thinks a lot of people would be “surprised” to hear her make comparisons between Nazi Germany and Trump’s America.

“If you look at history, you won’t be surprised, it’s exactly the same. You find a common enemy for everybody to hate” Ronstadt said. “I was sure that Trump was going to get elected the day he announced, and I said it’s going to be like Hitler and the Mexicans are the new Jews. And sure enough, that’s what he delivered.”

Her comments are exceedingly ignorant. Linda Ronstadt might have missed the part of her ‘historical studies” that detailed concentration camps, ovens for humans and showers that spewed deadly gas on naked men, women and children who were cruelly handed bars of soap to placate them before they were massacred. Six million Jews who were generational citizens of the countries of Germany, Poland, Lithuania and other Eastern European nations were initially required to wear yellow six-pointed stars identifying them, disallowed schooling, fired from their jobs, then forced out of their homes, rounded up, starved, suffered depraved medical experimentation and exterminated. Train tracks were built to bring the prisoners directly to the killing centers.

It is the disease of liberalism rather than Parkinson’s Disease that has eroded Linda Ronstadt’s mind.


AZ Sen. McSally loses primary challenger…one more to go

January 3, 2020

Blake Masters out…Daniel McCarthy clearly not ready for prime time

For the better part of the past year, Tucson businessman Blake Masters has been mulling mounting a primary challenge to Republican incumbent AZ Sen. Martha McSally.

Following reported meetings with politicos and donors — Masters, chief operations officer with Thiel Capital investment firm — has had second thoughts about the wisdom of taking on Arizona’s lone GOP senate incumbent in a primary battle. Voters were not flies on the wall during the earnest conversations, but they were sure to include references to aiding and abetting far leftist gun confiscator Mark Kelly, who is funded by open borders Socialist George Soros.

Accolades are in order for Blake Masters’ integrity in this most watched among national senate races. He’s putting party unity — President Trump has unequivocally endorsed Sen. McSally — over his own desires and ego, saying he will work within the party to get Republicans elected and President Trump reelected. Masters is in his mid-thirties. He has plenty of time to explore future elections. With the wisdom he has already exhibited, indications are he would be an excellent future candidate.

Daniel McCarthy doesn’t have that maturity level, (revealing videos) though the few votes he will siphon away have the potential to give Arizona two Dem senators.

The presence of Vice President Mike Pence, making three trips to our state in a year, escorting Sen. McSally to Arizona fundraisers and other events reflects the importance of this U.S. Senate seat.

SRAZ has written about McCarthy numerous times. Here is a sampling:

Sept. 24, 2019: Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream