Leftist propaganda results in newspapers’ failures

December 6, 2022

Newspaper closures since 2004 average two a week

The headline, “From CNN to Gannett, Media Industry Laying Off Workers Amid Recession Fears,“ substantiates the end result of delivering skewed news intended to insult conservative consumers. Reporter Andrew Moran describes the industry’s demise. In addition to being a relic business in a technology-based world, leftist propaganda is challenged by facts at media giant FOX News. Bidenflation has negatively affected discretionary spending. Radio and television deliver news free of charge, with numerous networks to choose from. Expecting intelligent people to pay to be insulted is not a winning business model. In Arizona, weekly newspapers are the norm.

In the four paragraphs following “Gannett Slashing Headcount,” there is a partial listing of the newspapers in trouble. It reports, “Gannett, which owns USA Today, The Detroit Free Press, The Indianapolis Star, and dozens of other local media outlets, has seen its share price tank this year. Year to date, the stock has cratered more than 53 percent.”  The increasingly extremist, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic is in such dire shape continually losing subscriptions, it isn’t even worthy of being listed — described only as one of “dozens.” Gannett stock (GCI) continues to tank. It was trading at $24.70 on Feb. 27, 2014, which was a major tumble from its previous highs. On Monday, GCI closed at $2.61.

According to Poynter, a news media overseer, an updated survey of US newspapers finds 360 more have closed since 2019.

A trader would do better buying chickens to roam the backyard. That investment provides free fertilizer, fresh eggs and a fresher than supermarket Sunday roast with honey glazed drumsticks.

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Principle challenged former AZ U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe dies

December 5, 2022

Bizarrely compared to Republican heroes

Former Rep. Jim Kolbe, elected to congress in 1984, after losing to Jim McNulty in 1982, has died of a stroke at age 80. A Republicrat from Tucson, he is eulogized with accolades befitting a truly noble man…which the long-term congressman was not. Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson lavished Kolbe with praise in a tweet, claiming he “was old school Republican in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower – a friend of business and the environment.”

Omitted was the 1980’s scandal in which the openly gay Kolbe was embroiled, causing him to leave congress when it was revealed he was soliciting sex from male congressional pages as was his Massachusetts democrat colleague Gerry Studds. Former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl told ABC News that Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe was one of a small number of “problem members.” This exposé detailing Kolbe’s predilection for young teen boys appeared in the Washington Post Oct. 9, 2006. Kolbe retired within two months of the report being published.

Longtime Arizona political observers will remember Kolbe was forced “out of the closet” by the ever-so-compassionate Gay DC Media… who threatened him after he announced his “yes”vote for the Defense Of Marriage Act.

After leaving Congress, Kolbe served on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations under democrat President Barack Obama. An open-borders advocate and supporter of in-state tuition for illegals, pro-abortion Kolbe left the Republican Party and became a registered Independent in 2018 after the election of Donald Trump. He endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Memo to Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson: Neither Teddy Roosevelt nor Dwight Eisenhower were known to be sexual predators, nor did they endorse far leftist democrats or their ideologies. Confusing Jim Kolbe with either of them is beyond foolish.

Jim Kolbe was married to Sarah Dinham, a UofA psychology professor for 15 years. He later married Panamanian native Hector Alfonso in 2013.


NY dems $300M scheme aids illegals avoid deportation

December 2, 2022

Today we are taking the unusual step of sending our readers directly to the New York Post, which demonstrates the lunacy that possesses eager to spend democrats. Not being a border state, New York has no idea of the realities of the illegal invasion, including the myriad costs associated with accommodating illegals in residences, schools, providing health and child care, food and other necessities, as well as supplying numerous resources to assist illegal arrivals. Their contributions to the crime rate also results in costly incarceration. The term “undocumented” is also misused. They have plenty of documents, stolen, forged and otherwise fraudulent. Now we find that the Biden administration is “Enabling Citizenship Test Fraud and Abuse.” This is all part of the planned expansion of the democrat voter base, permanently marginalizing Republicans.

Yes, there’s a lot to read here, but don’t be tempted to overlook these articles. Bookmark this page and read them as time permits…but read them! America’s future depends on knowledgeable citizens:

FAIR — Federation for American Immigration Reform — has long been a reliable source on the realties of the costs of the invasion, from crimes committed to the societal burden inflicted on American taxpayers.

CIS — Center for Immigration Studies — writes, “There is no one more documented than an ‘undocumented’ alien.”

The Washington Examiner addresses the crisis in “Illegal immigration soars under Biden to third-highest in 97 years.” The problem has worsen in the year since this was written.

Biden’s open borders will cost taxpayers $100 billion — and counting,” by Mark Krikorian, is well worth your time.


AZ Republic signals its print demise

December 1, 2022

Back in April, Greg Burton, executive editor of the failing local newspaper announced, “To make the best use of limited space in print,” they would be “updating some of the puzzles and features, with the most significant change the elimination of TV listing.” Burton admitted, “We know that doesn’t serve all readers. If you prefer printed listings, we offer TV Weekly magazine by mail at an additional cost.” It then goes on to list what is being changed and switched, in a frantic effort to stay afloat digitally, which doesn‘t entail the costs associated with printing and distributing hard copy editions. It’s clear Burton views the remaining subscribers as mind-numbed dolts.

The desperate, far-left newspaper which fully launched its decline following its Hillary Clinton presidential endorsement over eventual winner Donald Trump, then proceeded to editorially whine that it received countless subscription cancellations and death threats,” though how a newspaper can be threatened with physical harm was never defined. Its actual commitment to ethnic diversity and inclusion overtakes any obligation to disseminating balanced news. Jobs have been eliminated and subscriptions have significantly plunged. The Arizona Republic is a Gannett publication, and Gannett is in deep trouble as Northwestern University declares: “With local journalism in crisis, Northwestern University has assembled a team of experts in digital innovation, audience understanding and business strategy. The goal is incorporated in a hodgepodge of platitudes including this gem, “reinventing the relationship between news organizations and audiences to elevate enterprises that empower citizens.“ The message then concludes with a facetious salute: “Thank you for subscribing and supporting local journalism.”

The newspaper recently announced it is “published 7 days per week, excluding Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.” Apparently it has detected there will be no news to report on those days. Other media sources are committed to keeping a flow of newsworthy information, though the local newspaper is closing shop.

Despite occasional efforts at resuscitation, facts clearly demonstrate newspapers are relics of the past — collapsing due to their unwavering commitment to the left that has driven rational readers away.

Far-left CNN is suffering the same fate. It is reported to be laying off staff and slashing $3 billion worth of costs over the next two years.


Brits copy America…curtail truthful speech

November 28, 2022

An uproar was recently reported as British Home Secretary Suella Braverman, a member of the Conservative party, had the temerity to describe the soaring number of illegal invaders arriving on England’s southern coast in small boats as an “invasion.”

Though reportedly 40,000 people have illegally crossed the English Channel so far this year, daring to explicitly describe the appalling condition as an invasion is apparently a bridge too far for the open border defenders, who don’t mind the disregard of their own sovereign border or the exorbitant costs of accommodating and providing for the multitude of Illegals, many with criminal histories.

“The British people have a right to know which party is serious about stopping the invasion on our southern coast and which is not,” Braverman told Parliament, triggering outrage from open border critics. She says she is “utterly serious” about ending illegal immigration. “Let’s stop pretending they are all refugees in distress, the whole country knows that is not true.” Braverman is a British barrister (lawyer), born in England to East Indian parents.

BBC News reports, “A record number of people have crossed the English Channel in small boats this year.” The article carries a graph detailing the multitude of countries the illegal invaders are coming from.

After giving her speech, Secretary Braverman was forced to resign, and then immediately reappointed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. London is 3,669 miles from Washington, D.C., but we are not so different from our British cousins.


KJ-P: Biden “has been directly involved,” which he denies

November 27, 2022

News reports state the potential rail strike could cost $2 billion a day. Biden remains disengaged.

Karine Jean-Pierre never veers from her written talking points. 

Biden says, “I have not directly engaged yet.”

H/T RNC Research


Kari Lake files lawsuit against Maricopa County, elections officials

November 26, 2022

Unprecedented Election Day mayhem must be addressed

On Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s campaign sued Maricopa County and its election officials, demanding they respond to her campaign’s public records requests regarding malfunctions on Election Day — before the county certifies its vote canvass on Monday. The Republic Brief (not to be contused with Frosty Taylor’s popular local Maricopa County Republican Briefs) carries the report, including a copy of the lawsuit filed by lawyer Abraham Hamadeh, alleging “gross incompetence and mismanagement of the General Election by certain election officials.”

Previously, on Nov. 22, 2022, reporter Kari Donovan wrote: “BREAKING: Kari Lake Delivers Message To Arizona and All Americans On “Botched And Broken November 8 Election.”

On Nov. 23, Kari Lake appeared on NEWSMAX:


AZ University presidents get massive salary increases, tribes get free tuition

November 20, 2022

The Arizona Board of Regents appears to go to great lengths to keep the public informed, but don’t be conned by a multitude of “pursuants.”  The key words are, “the board will call the meeting to order and immediately convene in executive session.” That translates to “cloak of darkness.”

According to a lengthy report in the local newspaper, Arizona’s university presidents at ASU, UA and NAU all will get steep pay increases granted by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), who unanimously approved the salary increases and contract extensions based on their annual performance reviews. The report states, “Regents raised no questions or comments prior to their vote.” The term of a regent is eight years, twice as long as the governor who appointments them.

Arizona State University President Michael Crow’s base salary (excluding numerous perks and bonuses) is now $809,846, up 5% from $771,282 a year ago. University of Arizona President Robert Robbins will receive $792,241 in base salary, Northern Arizona University President Jose Luis Cruz Rivera will get a base salary of $576,800, up a hefty 12% from when he assumed the position just six months ago. Crow, who was appointed in 2002, is among the nation’s highest paid public university presidents. Arizona’s governor, who runs the entire state, is paid $95,000 — minus all of the perks paid to the university presidents. Governors are limited to two consecutive four-year terms in office.

In addition to their salaries, the university presidents also receive housing and vehicle allowances, numerous benefits, retirement contributions and the opportunity for hefty bonuses each year based on “achieving various goals for their universities.” All of their contracts were extended.

Regents “approved payouts for achieving some of those goals and set new goals for each of the presidents and the university system over the next year and next several years,” ensuring the money stream keeps flowing.

ABOR members previously discussed the contracts in closed-door executive session “because they are employment and salary issues.” The public, whose taxes fund these excessive salaries, and cash strapped students, often working multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet, as their tuition and fees rise yearly, are unable to be privy to the details of those conversations.

The latest absurdity comes in the form of NAU’s announcement that it will begin providing free tuition for members of any of Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes. The University of Arizona already has such a program in place as does Arizona State University. Guess whose tuition will be raised to cover this extremist separatism?


Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer revealed as anti-GOP leftist 

November 18, 2022

Fake Republican Richer makes us poorer

Today we take our readers directly to the source — The World Tribune — which does an exemplary job of exposing the astonishing duplicity of Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. Headlined, “Top Maricopa County vote counter addressed conference organized by anti-Kari Lake group,” Joe Schaeffer‘s report is a must read for any political truth seeker.

Known by the preposterous name, ‘Principles First,’ the group’s Preamble begins with these words:

“For some time now, the conservative movement has been in the throes of an identity crisis. Fealty to party and politicians has completely obscured the values that give substance to our public associations. Today in America, who you support has become more important than what you believe. As a result, the terms “conservative” and “Republican” are now mere team names that have lost all meaning.”

It has become increasingly clear that duplicitous Stephen Richer, openly viewing conservatives as in the midst of an “identity crisis” is not the conservative Republican he campaigned as.

The local newspaper’s former sob-story reporter, magically turned politically astute, expressed shock that Seeing Red AZ would view Richer as the phony he is. We expect honesty from those who opt to call themselves conservatives, a concept the left is unable to grasp.

In 2021 Richer went to CNN to peddle his fakery. The leftist network was all too happy to print his editorial, “GOP Arizona official: Why I had to speak the truth after Trump’s falsehoods.” Obviously, we have not provided a link.

Displaying his dedication to the office he ran for and the people he campaigned to represent, Richer using his personal account, tweeted:

@stephen_richer

Replying to @schwanderer

“I don’t care if not re-elected. I can do other stuff with my life.”

It’s time we granted this duplicitous fraud his “stuffing” wish.


Fmr. Pres. Trump announces 2024 reelection bid

November 16, 2022

Announcement ignored by worried leftwing media

Making his highly anticipated announcement from his family’s Florida Mar-a-Lago home, Donald Trump revealed Tuesday that he would again seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024.

“America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump told cheering supporters. “Unlike other presidents, I kept my promises.”

“The world was at peace, America was prospering, and our country was on track for an amazing future— because I made big promises to the American people and, unlike other Presidents, I kept my promises,” he said. “Under our leadership, we were a great and glorious nation, something you haven’t heard for quite a long period of time. We were a strong nation, and importantly we were a free nation. Now, we are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation.”

Following two years of a Biden debacle, marked by record inflation and soaring prices, a wide-open border and escalating crime rates in American cities, frail octogenarian Joe Biden, who misspeaks and falls, while often appearing confused, and ignored, promises us more of the same.

Democrats fearing Trump’s political resurgence hoped their two contrived impeachments would keep him from returning to the political stage. But Donald Trump retains the power to energize his base who will eagerly work on his behalf. Americans have grown weary of paying astronomical prices for basics such as homes, rent, food and fuel and long for a return to businessman Trump’s stellar economy. Biden has spent his entire career — beginning in 1970 as a councilman in Delaware — the nation’s second smallest state, feeding at the government trough. As president, Biden has presided over an economic disaster.