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.”


Violent leftist rams van at GOP volunteers registering voters

February 9, 2020

Although the interminable partisan-driven impeachment charade brought by the Democrats against President Trump has finally ended with his acquittal, their vicious deception riled left-wing followers to the point of criminality.

Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, an agitated fanatic intentionally plowed his van into a group of Republican volunteers registering voters. Although the Republicans escaped serious injury, the driver’s intent was to inflict actual harm. He then flipped them off before driving away.

This tweet from the Duval County GOP shows the damage that was done to the voter registration tent.

When the attacker, 27-year-old Gregory William Loel Timm is tried, he should stand before the judge with his inciting co-defendants Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Gerald Nadler. God will deal with Mitt Romney, since Romney invoked Him as the reason he was the sole Republican Senator to vote for President Trump’s impeachment. Romney stands alone in the history of our nation as being the only member of a president’s own party to vote for impeachment. There were two previous trials — those of Andrew Johnson (acquitted in 1868) and Bill Clinton (acquitted 1998). Richard Nixon, facing the likelihood of being removed from office, resigned in 1974.


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.


Rush Limbaugh announces “advanced lung cancer”diagnosis

February 3, 2020

Republicans became conservatives under the guidance of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. He taught us to articulate what we felt but previously had no name for. Rush, 69, has been the masterful instruction manual we tuned on each weekday for over three decades, hearing news presented and analyzed in a way we had never before heard, but eagerly grasped. We bought, read and re-read his best-selling books.

The sadness at hearing of his diagnosis has shaken many of us to our core. Our prayers are with him and his family, as we ask God’s blessings on his doctors.

This is Rush’s personal statement to his loyal audience.


Al-Qaeda leader captured: Living in Phoenix

February 3, 2020

According to this January 31, 2020 press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, the leader of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq has been arrested in Phoenix in connection with proceedings to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq.  He is wanted to stand trial in Iraq on two charges of premeditated murder of police officers committed in 2006 in Al-Fallujah. Ahmed Al-Nouri planned and implemented murderous schemes targeting Iraqi police.

The now unsealed complaint can be read here.

The troubling aspect is that this Al-Qaeda terrorist leader was located living in Phoenix. Since the murders were committed in 2006, he could have been living here undetected for well over a dozen years. It’s doubtful he has no like-thinking comrades here.

In 2011 SRAZ wrote, Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns.”* It is substantiated by a shocking photograph of the now dead Yasser Arafat — the father of modern terrorism — and members of RUP, the La Raza Unida party, meeting in Beirut, Lebanon in 1980, providing photo evidence of the longstanding association between Mexico and radical elements of American hating middle-easterners. In recent years, immigration from the Middle East to Mexico has burgeoned, estimated at 1.1 million in 2018.

President Trump acknowledged the presence of Middle Easterners embedded among the caravans from Mexico breaching our sovereign border.

*Unfortunately, the outside links provided in our 2011 post no longer function.


AZ Republic’s odd placement choices, concealed info

February 1, 2020

Let’s see…which story should be given Page One prominence?

Bold Headline, above-the-fold accompanying a three-quarter page report —  including an oversize photo of an ASU student wearing a mouth and nose mask for protection against the coronavirus emanating from China: “It’s hard to prepare for an unknown, but the flu season has already provided helpful practice, state health officials say.” The article continues to an inside half page and a photo of another masked ASU student, riding a bicycle.

Bottom of the same front page: small font type: “27 accused of sex crimes.” It’s accompanied by a single sentence and a directive to page ‘3A’ (short-shrifted rest of the story). “More than two dozen people were arrested by Valley police in Operation Silent Predator, a crackdown on trafficking and sex crimes involving children.”

The arrested suspects, who were arranging sex acts with children, are described as between the ages of 21 and 69.  The child victims were 14-years-old and younger and were stalked online.

Of particular interest is the fact that twenty-seven Valley perverts were charged as sexual predators perpetrating crimes against children and the newspaper did not mention a single name. Could it be because Homeland Security was one of the investigating agencies, partnering with Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, and the Chandler Police Departments along with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office? Seeing Red AZ easily located the names of the suspects:

They have been identified as Samuel Puma, 69; Patrick Mai, 65; Walter Lundy, 59; Franklin Omori, 57; Roy Vasquez, 55; Daryl McCraw, 53; Hector Pano, 48; Juan Flores, 40; Andrew Kasmar, 37; Richard Gonzalez, 37; Colten Jourdain, 35; Edward Mendoza, 33; Agustin Ibanez, 32; Kristopher Broom, 31; Ezra Reynolds, 31; Fabian Hernandez, 30; Jose Sandoval, 30; Bryan Carr, 30; Lawrence Ruiz, 29; Tommy Diaz, 28; Kevin Evangelista, 26; Dovonta Owens, 25; Nicholas Benhart, 23; Jesus Mendoza, 23; Terrick Ebron, 22; and Isaac Arce, 21.

Their photos can be found on various local television outlets, though not in the seriously failing no-news newspaper.

Count on this: If any of these arrested child predators are here illegally, the Arizona Republic will never report it.


Dems impeachment double standard exposed

January 31, 2020

As the impeachment sham brandished by the Democrats against President Donald J. Trump nears its conclusion, it’s worth taking a short memory jog back through time to hear what the Democrats had to say during the Bill Clinton impeachment.  Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives on December 19, 1998 on grounds of perjury to a grand jury, suborning perjury and obstruction of justice as he lied about his ongoing romantic relationship with 22-year old White House intern Monica Lewinsky. President Clinton was 49 when it began.

 

President Donald Trump’s White House counsel Pat Cipollone showed this video of New York Democrats House manager Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, among others, warning that if Clinton were impeached and removed from office, impeachment would become a political tool to remove a president with whom the opposing party disagrees. “You were right!” Cipollone declared at the end of the video montage.

Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist and Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College lists the “Top 8 Reasons Trump Already Won Impeachment.”