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.