Leftist media with smarter audiences have free rein to revile Trump:

October 3, 2017

Sophisticated and enlightened news consumers lean left, conservatives are dolts

Conclusions reached in a bizarre report by Pew Research Center regarding media coverage of President Trump and the political bent of the audiences they aim for is nothing short of insulting.

A summation of Pew’s assumptions: 

 “News outlets with a right-leaning audience cited fewer types of sources in their reporting, offered more positive and fewer negative evaluations of President Donald Trump and his administration, and had reporters who were less likely to challenge something the president said than outlets whose audience leans to the left or those with a more evenly distributed audience.

Seven-in-ten stories from outlets with a left-leaning audience and 62% from those with a more mixed audience included at least two of nine types of sources evaluated, such as a member of the administration, a member of Congress, or an outside expert. That was true, however, of less than half the stories (44%) from outlets with a right-leaning audience. In particular, outlets whose audience leans right of center were less likely to include Trump and his administration, outside experts or interest groups as sources. They were also about half as likely to include voices from both Democratic and Republican members of Congress (7% of stories vs. 14% for outlets with a left-leaning audience and 15% for outlets with a more mixed audience).”

 Pew did admit that compared with past administrations, coverage of Trump’s early days focused less on policy and was more negative overall. But it ignored the uniformly positive coverage of Barack Obama which occurred from the onset of his presidential candidacy.

Scant coverage was given to Obama’s questionable associations such as his campaign kickoff in the home of former Weather Underground bombers of the NYC police department and DC government buildings, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn — former fugitives who morphed into respected educators, as could only happen in Chicago. Remorseless years later, Ayers  said, “I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough.”

Then there was Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the preacher who officiated at the Obama’s wedding and baptized their daughters. They sat in his black nationalist church for 20 years, listening to him spew race-based hatred.

Either of these associations — and there were many otherswould have brought a screeching halt to other campaigns, but Obama got a pass by his adoring liberal media.

It’s no secret reporters are overwhelmingly liberal. Over a decade ago, the same Pew Research Center released a survey of 547 journalists and news media executives, including 247 who worked for national news organizations. Pew found that the proportion of liberals in the national media had increased over the previous nine years, from 22 percent in 1995 to 34 percent in 2004. Meanwhile, the percentage of conservatives remained minuscule: just four percent in 1995, seven percent in 2004. As for local reporters, liberals dominated conservatives by a nearly two-to-one margin (23 to 12 percent).

Pew also asked journalists to name a news organization that seemed to cover the news from an especially liberal or especially conservative angle. When it came to a liberal news outlet, most of the national journalists were stumped. A fifth regarded the New York Times as liberal; ABC, CBS, CNN and NPR were each named by just two percent. One percent of reporters said NBC was liberal.

But journalists did see ideology at one outlet: “The single news outlet that strikes most journalists as taking a strong ideological stance — either liberal or conservative — is Fox News Channel,” Pew reported. More than two-thirds of national journalists (69 percent) tagged FNC as a conservative news organization, followed by the Washington Times (9 percent) and the Wall Street Journal (8 percent).

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DACA thugs use chaos to demonstrate love of US

September 6, 2017

Today SRAZ takes our readers on a trip to New York City, courtesy of Gateway Pundit. The GP site reports on brazen demonstrations at Trump Tower, tying up traffic in NYC. Photos and videos show the illegal alien DACA “kids” and their claque of toadies also creating havoc and putting others at risk, since emergency vehicles would be blocked — as they shut down the Brooklyn Bridge and other thoroughfares Tuesday evening. The lives of others are merely incidental to their desires.

Watching their antics, is enough to make any supporter of the rule of law realize the folly of their ways and immediately become sympathetic to the demonstrators who love their lives in America so much they simply want to call attention to their plight. Who could blame them for resorting  to outrageous demands and contemptible  thuggery?  By their actions, anyone can see that these are exactly the kind of people who would make splendid citizens.

Yep!


American Legion Comdr.Schmidt develops McAmnesia

September 4, 2017

The following message posted in the American Legion magazine obscures the facts about John McCain, under whose watch the worst scandal in the history of the VA occurred a stone‘s throw from his lavish Phoenix penthouse — resulting in prolonged suffering and needless deaths of veterans due to obscenely long wait times for medical care. This is the same John McCain who has intentionally withheld information and permanently sealed the files on American MIAs and POWs from the Vietnam War, denying access to families who have waited decades for information concerning their loved ones. John McCain?  Yes, he’s the one who repeatedly voted against benefits for veterans, and aid for our troops.

It’s one thing to send best wishes under dire circumstances.  It’s quite another to mislead and purposely misconstrue facts.

American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt — just replaced in an Aug. 24,  election by the organization’s first female commander — sent the following message to Sen. John McCain, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer:

Dear Sen. McCain,

From your service as a Naval officer to your career in the Senate, you have always been a fighter. You fought a brutal enemy to keep faith with your fellow POWs, you fought for veterans and you fought for a strong national defense. On behalf of 2 million American Legionnaires, we pray for your recovery and well-being. Keep on fighting, Sen. McCain. America needs you

God Bless,

Charles E. Schmidt

National Commander

Vote Smart lists John McCain’s senate votes on the issues of Military Personnel (2 pages) and Veterans. Pay particular attention to the legislation that passed despite McCain’s negative votes, or not voting at all.

Now that he’s relieved of his official duties, Commander Schmidt should take a few minutes to acquaint himself with the facts according to former POWs who were imprisoned with McCain and members and staffers of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which McCain chairs


Republic’s barrage of scare tactics aim to keep Flake in senate

August 28, 2017

…don’t fall for the fish wrapper’s flaky fakery

No one has ever accused Jeff Flake of being an intellect. Well aware of his own shortcomings, he has cultivated an inane grin to give him an aura of affability. Despite his obvious limitations, he possesses a streak of arrogance that allows him to stick his RINO finger in the eye of conservatives in general and President Donald Trump in particular. Flake was an Obama guy, globetrotting with him and on his basketball team. The former president was the one he called when the horrific shooting occurred at the congressional baseball practice.

Flake has honed his insolence to razor sharpness in recent months. Prior to the election Flake vilified Trump and boasted neither he nor his family would vote for the Republican nominee. Since President Trump’s overwhelming victory, Flake has been on a campaign to undermine him, culminating with a foolish 140- page pamphlet masquerading as a book bashing conservatives, with a title stolen from Barry Goldwater’s book published in 1960.

The marginal Flake, who has fed at the public trough nearly two decades, has trouble with original thinking, but has recently labeled himself aglobalist.”

McCain reporter Dan Nowicki appears to be struggling for his professional life. Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) is old and ill. His days in the senate are numbered.  So Nowicki veers off into Neverland covering the increasingly unpopular Jeff Flake, ASS’s doppelganger. The headline accompanying his dismal report sounds like that of a racetrack tout: ‘Political handicappers are downgrading GOP chances of holding Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat.”

Of course Republicans want to hold onto the senate seat — which is not Jeff Flake’s but belongs to Arizonans. They also realize it’s Jeff the Flake who is doing his damnedest to cede it to the Dems. The questions that arise in hanging on to Republicrats like McCain and Flake  are always the same:

  1. Do we want to lose our majority?
  2. What about the US Supreme Court? The justices are getting long in the tooth and we need every vote to hang onto the court for the foreseeable future.
  3. There is too much at stake to change course with an unknown entity. What choice do we have?

The fact is that Jeff Flake, doing Obama’s lame duck bidding, promoted Democrat Merrick Garland to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy. He escorted him through the senate, arranging meetings with those who would be casting confirmation votes and stated it was “time to confirm” Garland. Fortunately, Donald Trump was elected president and nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the high court. But Flake still didn’t get the seriousness of the hearings as he embarrassed himself with this foolish line of questioning. (video)

Though Flake  is a committed promoter of amnesty for illegals, he’s not above lying about his position while in campaign mode — a gimmick he learned from his pro-amnesty mentors McCain and Kyl, (campaign ads under links) who both reverted to amnesty mode after the votes were counted.

How exactly do Republicans benefit from an untrustworthy “majority” rife with RINOs like Arizona’s two duplicitous senators? The quick answer is we don’t. It‘s time for a changeDr. Kelli Ward is a physician and former two-term state senator (two-2 year terms), who is a consistent conservative.

Flake, trailing Kelli Ward by 14 points, is worried that Arizona voters have had enough of his double talk, which explains the myriad ads popping up on the internet, describing him as “Leading to restore conservative values.”  Flake wouldn’t know “conservative values” if they bit him or ASS.


Pres. Trump greeted by capacity crowd at Phx. Convention Center

August 23, 2017

Deceitful Arizona Republic distorts the facts to play into its leftist agenda, but wishing doesn’t make it so

It was an event that made waiting in the long lines in Phoenix’ blistering 107° August heat worthwhile.  President Donald Trump returned to the Phoenix Convention Center venue that jump started his presidential campaign and was as pointed in his comments as he was on his wildly successful road to the White House. Trump recalled, “ Phoenix was the scene of my first rally speech, and we knew something special was happening here. Believe me, Arizona,” he said, “I will never forget.”

Following a tour of a border patrol station in Yuma, where a wall has actually worked, he was met by a crowd of thousands in Phoenix. Dr. Ben Carson, a former Republican presidential opponent delivered opening remarks to the enthusiastic crowd, noting the Democrats don’t want to give the president any credit for his accomplishments. Rev. Franklin Graham delivered the opening prayer, evidencing the strong evangelical bond the president has forged. Dr. Alveda King, a former Democrat member of the Georgia legislature, now an ardent pro-life Republican, was on hand to support the president.  She is a niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vice President Mike Pence won over the crowd as he introduced Donald Trump as “the man you helped elect as the 45th President of the United States.” Pence called the president “a man of his word and a man of action,” declaring “President Trump’s leadership inspires me every day.”

At one point in his address, the president shouted a question to the crowd, “Do the people in this room like Sheriff Joe?” His inquiry was met with cheers and applause. “So was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job?“ he asked. “He should have had a jury trial, but I’ll make a prediction, he’ll be just fine.” The president continued, “I won’t do it tonight, because I don’t want to cause any controversy, but Sheriff Joe can feel good.”

So will the rest of us who believe the career lawman was the object of a politicized witch hunt.

He also addressed Arizona’s two senators without naming either one, saying he was advised not to mention any names, so I won’t, “but we were one vote away from repealing and replacing Obamacare…” It escaped no one’s notice that he was referring to the thumbs down deciding vote of Arizona’s Senior Senator, now known by the acronym ASS on this site.

In discussing the “other senator” he recently called “toxic,” President Trump defined him as “weak on crime and the border,“ adding “no one knows who the hell he is.”

The American people voted for immigration control,” he said.  “That’s one reason I’m here.”

It was hot, the wait was long, but the rally attendees were flying high after eight years in the political wilderness, now hearing a president tell the truth about the border, the biased media — he identified as “attacking my supporters,” and his plans for America’s future. “It’s finally time to rebuild our country, ” he told the cheering crowd.

The Drudge Report news aggregator, which appears to have turned on the president was not above mischaracterizing the protesters across the street and reporting that “tear gas filled the streets.” Phoenix police made a point of saying there was no tear gas used, but smoke canisters were employed to disperse the far left, Nazi-inspired fringe group Antifa (contraction of Anti-Fascist). They are thugs, whose identifier is all black attire, and whose core belief is speech they do not agree with is ‘hate speech’ and has no First Amendment protections. They are criminals who destroy property, smashing windows and igniting fires, as part of their “protests.”

Imagine our disgust this morning to see the declaration-of-war sized headline in the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic declaring VIOLENCE ERUPTS and a staged looking photo of a man on his knees seemingly begging the long line of police for his life. The editorial is titled “Trump returns to Ariz with divisive message.”

If you weren’t able to attend, we provide this video. Watch the crowd. Listen to the truth.


RNC Chair reprimands Jeff Flake with “cautionary tale”

August 10, 2017

RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel takes Flake to the woodshed for anti-Trump rhetoric. AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines remains mute

Readers of the AZ GOP’s Daily Updates, which inanely bills itself as “The Only Official Newsletter of the Arizona Republican Party!” — a jab at the fact-filled and widely read MCRC Briefs — would think everything was copacetic within the party hierarchy.  But a growing rift, evidenced by a stinging reprimand from on high was revealed Monday.

Speaking with Laura Ingraham on her nationally syndicated radio show, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel issued a strong warning to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.

McDaniel reminded listeners that three Republican senators who didn’t support Donald Trump during his victorious presidential campaign, lost their own races. Addressing the negativity Jeff Flake has continually lobbed at President Trump, she said the defeats suffered by  vocal opponents, Mark Kirk (Illinois), Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire), and Joe Heck (Nevada), should serve as a “cautionary tale” to Jeff Flake, who already has the lowest approval rating of anyone in the 100-member U.S. Senate.

Flake’s newly released 140-page anti-Trump pamphlet passing itself off as a book, with a title directly lifted from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 transformative “Conscience of a Conservative.,” will not endear Flake to conservatives as he faces reelection in 2018. The book like its author is hypercritical of the Republican President. Among the other Republicans he skewers is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. In an outrageous  ‘pot calling the kettle black’ scenario, peacock Flake refers to Newt Gingrich as a “character with extraordinary talents for self-promotion” Flake, who adds blond streaks to his hair, grins inappropriately to appear amiable and has sent out shirtless photos of himself, knows a thing or two about self-promotion.

McDaniel said the RNC usually stayed out of primaries but under the party’s bylaws could intervene if a number of RNC committee members agreed it was necessary.

“They need to have another candidate that they supported and the three RNC members that have to agree on that other candidate for rule 11 to apply, but it is in their bylaws,” McDaniel said. “It’s just interesting from a party standpoint, we do have governance. We have 168 members that they make those decisions. Sometimes you get in the nitty gritty, but I will say if you look at 2016, the senators that did not support the President, and let’s look at Joe Heck and Kelly Ayotte, they fell short in those Senate races, so there is a cautionary tale there because voters want you to support the President in his agenda.”

Approaching 2018, Arizonans are not land-locked. We are fortunate to have conservative Dr. Kelli Ward, who is challenging Flake. Take time to read her impressive bio and acquaint yourself with the principles on which she’s running.  Then send her a donation. Unlike Flake who continues to beg for campaign contributions, she’s not sitting on $millions in special interest and lobbyist cash.


Prepping for Meghan? Would Gov. Ducey actually do it?

July 21, 2017

On the heels of the disclosure that Arizona Sen. John McCain is battling brain cancer, comes a barrage of Meghan McCain image polishing in the local newspaper.

Thursday’s front page features a massive photo of the nearly 81-year-old senator with a report on the “aggressive, tough to treat” malignancy. It also includes this tweet from daughter Meghan, in which she says of her father, “….like any daughter, I cannot and do not want to be in a world without him.”

Page 7 carries a full page report, headlined,: “Meghan McCain: He is the toughest person I know.”  But the editorial is what was the attention grabber, the hard copy version is headlined, “Meghan McCain emerges with poise and eloquence.”  It would be difficult for Arizonans to equate this description  with the coarse, tattooed, motor mouth who complained that her father’s presidential campaign ruined her sex life, calling his failed effort a “libido killer” and even throwing in a slam to her much classier mother. The editorial, referring to John McCain as “one of the most influential leaders of our time,” was a rehash of his legendary heroism, disputed (video) by those who were imprisoned with him in Vietnam and members of congress who questioned his permanently shutting down access to POW and MIA records.

The online version of the editorial is even more blatant, “Our View: John McCain’s legacy is in good hands.” Sounding more appropriate for an obituary, this creepy praise came as John McCain is still among us.

Despite being bewildering it’s clear the Arizona Republic is pushing for Gov. Doug Ducey to appoint the marginal Ms. McCain to fill the senate seat occupied by her father. Ironically, it wouldn’t be much of a push, since the governor and senator have a longstanding connection dating to the  early 1980s when Ducey moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University, and began working at Hensley& Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributor owned by Cindy McCain.

None of his 6 other children (2008) rate this syrupy coverage or even a mention.

Meghan McCain’s Republican credentials have always been suspect. A social liberal, she became a Republican as a Father’s Day surprise, in a display of “commitment” to her Dad. It’s worth noting that at the time, he was the GOP nominee for the U.S. Presidency. Like her father, Meghan refused to vote for Republican nominee, now President Donald Trump.

Even plagued with serious health problems, John McCain continued to lash out at President Trump, who, joined by First Lady Melania, sent him warm wishes after hearing of the serious diagnosis.