Biased, anti-Trump coverage admission by ex-NYT editor

January 3, 2019

Truth has a left-wing messenger who has a book to sell

In her upcoming book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” former New York Times executive editor, Jill Abramson spills the beans on the newspaper’s anti-Trump bias. “Some headlines contained raw opinion, as did some of the stories that were labeled as news analysis,“ she acknowledged.

Ms. Abramson said the paper enjoyed a significant “Trump bump” in digital subscriptions since the president took office and now that demand is driving coverage.

“Given its mostly liberal audience, there was an implicit financial reward for The Times in running lots of Trump stories, almost all of them negative: they drove big traffic numbers and, despite the blip of cancellations after the election, inflated subscription orders to levels no one anticipated,” Abramson wrote. Her book was reviewed by Fox News.

Abramson also complains about the unabashed liberal bent taken on by her successor, executive editor Dean Baquet.

But don’t be tempted to give her too much credit. She’s no fan of the President either, referring to his “fake news” attacks as a “cheap way of trying to undermine the credibility of the Times’ reporting as something to be accepted as truth only by liberals in urban, cosmopolitan areas.”

Sounds right on target, except for demeaning his accurate account as “cheap.”

 The Washington Times carries the full report. It’s written by Howard Kurtz, formerly of the Washington Post and The Daily Beast. He has written for the leftist New Republic and was a regular on CNN, which he left to join Fox News. If that seems like an odd career trajectory, remember Juan Williams, Jessica Tarlov and that Sean Hannity originally shared duties with extreme leftist Alan Colmes. It’s not at all unusual for Fox hosts to feature liberal guests.

CNN, MSNBC and their media ilk prefer their contributors to be reliable regurgitaters of skewed news and Trump detractors. That desire drove the compelling case for Republicrat Jeff Flake —- and his frequent appearances on those networks. Turncoats have gravitas.

Jill Abramson is simply confirming what we’ve already known.

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Drifter Mitt Romney reprises Flake’s spew

January 2, 2019

President Trump’s response: “Is he a Flake?”

Members of the 116th Congress will be sworn in Thursday, January 3, 2019. Gone will be antagonist Jeff Flake, who disparaged President Trump so relentlessly that he was unable to run for reelection in Trump-friendly Arizona, hindered by an abysmal 18% approval rating. He couldn’t even count on the votes of his disappointed kinfolk in his hometown of Snowflake — named for his relatives, who settled the area.

Filling Flake’s role as chief presidential antagonist will be failed 2016 presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Newly elected as a U.S. Senator representing Utah, Romney is a man of the hour … any hour, in any state.  Born in Michigan where his father, George, was elected governor, Mitt was later elected governor of Massachusetts. 

In that incarnation, he presided over what came to be known as “Romneycare,” a health care scheme that fueled the flawed model Barack Obama lied about (last frame of video tells the complete story) when promoting Obamacare. Romney also did an about-face on abortion, altering his long held pro-abortion stance to conveniently become pro-life. When formally announcing his candidacy for the 2008 Republican nomination for president, Romney had the brassiness to characterize himself as a “political outsider.”

Newly elected, but yet not sworn-in, Romney gives us an idea of what to expect by virtue of his jumping the gun on Trump-bashing, though he eagerly took Pres. Trump’s endorsement when he announced for the senate.

This scathing editorial commentary, printed in Tuesday’s edition of the far-left Washington Post leaves no doubt as to where the unappreciative Romney stands, declaring, “The president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

Romney provides even more insight into his view of his senate role: “I will act as I would with any president, in or out of my party: I will support policies that I believe are in the best interest of the country and my state, and oppose those that are not. I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

Reprising the frosted Flake might get some traction in Utah, but don’t count on it. Jeff Flake’s hateful rhetoric couldn’t garner him support among his aunts, uncles and cousins in his own ancestral hometown of Snowflake.

Political opportunist Romney, who has no roots anywhere and lacking a true constituent base, should find life equally tough.

President Trump aptly tweeted @realDonaldTrump:

Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake?  I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!


Tracking the media’s hatred of conservatives

December 31, 2018

Today we gift our readers with this must read year-end wrap up, courtesy of Geoffrey Dickens at Media Research Center’s News Busters. It incorporates a series of examples of the media’s hatred of conservatives, many including corroborating videos of the deceptive reporting tactics. Watch it in segments, if you must, but let nothing deter you from watching the full exposé of the propagandizing schemes.  Knowledge is power. This is what we’re up against from the left. Democrats are already gearing up for 2020 — likely the most important election cycle of our lifetimes. Their aim is to politically hobble President Trump while rendering the Republican Party to relic status.

Here in Arizona, aided by the #RedsforEd unionist teachers who followed in lockstep with self-admitted Socialist Pied Piper Noah Karvelis, our red state turned the color of eggplant as we lost previously Republican held statewide offices. Gone are a U.S. Senate seat, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and one of the two seats on the utility rate-setting Corporation Commission. Greg Stanton, the left-wing former mayor of Phoenix won in Congressional District 9. Dems now hold five of Arizona’s nine CD seats.

Obviously Arizona Republicans need new leadership. Jonathan Lines, a Robert (Mc)Graham protégé, is brazenly running for a second term as state GOP chairman, despite presiding over the worst election debacle in memory. Back-up candidate Frank Thorwald conveniently works for puppeteer Graham. The status quo has infected us with ruinous political plagues. We need a capable doctor to bring is back to health.  If you are an elected state committeeman cast your ballot at the Jan. 26, 2019 AZ GOP statutory meeting for Dr. Kelli Ward, the sole conservative running for state chairman. Thinking Arizona can survive more of the same is delusionary.

 


Trump Derangement Syndrome, personified

December 30, 2018

 Customer’s MAGA cap and pro-Trump T-shirt send nutcase clerk into frenzied rant

If you haven’t seen this video, know this: They walk among us.  If you’ve seen it previously, watch it again to remind yourself that the only rational way to deal with radical leftists is to vote for the conservatives on the ballot and send President Trump back for a second term in 2020.


Pres. Trump: Finish the wall or close the border

December 28, 2018

Democrat border hypocrisy is based in Trump hatred

This morning President Donald Trump suggested closing the border with Mexico until funding is appropriated for completion of the border wall.

@realDonaldTrump

…..close the Southern Border. Bring our car industry back into the United States where it belongs. Go back to pre-NAFTA, before so many of our companies and jobs were so foolishly sent to Mexico. Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border……

4:49 AM – 28 Dec 2018

Democrat hypocrites who previously advocated for a border wall now oppose it because politics trumps national security.


AZ GOP needs oxygen not smoke

December 24, 2018

In the recent post, “Harsh truths underscore internecine AZ GOP battles,” we touched on the internal battle raging between the establishment and conservative wings for the heart and soul of Arizona’s Republican Party.

The battle has become a full-fledged war playing out in Republican Briefs, Frosty Taylor’s well respected political go-to site. Taylor is a retired newspaper reporter who worked in the profession when integrity mattered.

The escalation is epitomized by Bruce Ash, Arizona’s Republican National Committeeman since 2007 and conservatives, who are fed up with the weak GOP control that allowed our previously bright red state to veer purple under its less than watchful eye.

In District 28, the party actively participated in the takedown of a well-qualified conservative incumbent, who was replaced by a Democrat in the General Election after the irresponsible meddling. This past November also saw myriad previously Republican statewide offices won by Democrats and the loss of a U.S. Senate seat to a bonafide radical who magically transformed herself from a onetime Green party candidate to a Democrat, albeit one who never mentioned her affiliation during the race.

Jonathan Lines was chairman when we lost a U.S. Senate seat, Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and one of the two seats on the utility rate-setting Corporation Commission. Greg Stanton, the left-wing former mayor of Phoenix won in Congressional District 9. Dems now hold five of Arizona’s nine CD seats.

Two former Maricopa County Chairmen Lyle Tuttle and Rob Haneyboth conservatives, have addressed this debacle in letters to Ash. He has remained mute — never according either man the courtesy of a reply. Copies of their letters appear in Briefs and can be read by clicking on their names.

The Arizona Daily Independent weighed in with this Sunday comic and accompanying article, exposing the threats that typify the instability of Bruce Ash, who is not only inept but appears to be unhinged.

When the Arizona Republican Party is in dire need of resuscitation, we are receiving smoke rather than oxygen.

The intraparty reorganization county and state meetings are fast approaching.  The Maricopa County meeting takes place Jan. 12. The statutory state meeting is Jan. 26.  New officers to guide the party forward are desperately needed. Former state chairman Robert (Mc)Graham relishes his role as the puppeteer manipulating the strings of current chair Jonathan Lines, who is running for reelection despite having overseen an unprecedented statewide Republican fail.  But Graham has a backup plan. Frank Thorwald, who works for the puppet master is waiting in the wings as ascendant of the Plan B strategy.

Dr. Kelli Ward, a former two-term state senator, is the conservative running for Arizona Republican Chairman. SRAZ supports her candidacy. Read about her and her unifying vision for the Arizona Republican Party moving forward to the 2020 elections. 


Harsh truths underscore internecine AZ GOP battles

December 18, 2018

RINO proxies more prized by establishment cronies than voting conservative committeemen

The Arizona Daily Independent runs another topical comic —- this one channeling Frosty Taylor’s well respected Republican Briefs.

In the tradition of Thomas Nast, imparting harsh truths via political cartoon,Lines Up Proxies” (link) underscores the trickery leading up to the Republican intra-party elections where new county and state leadership will be chosen by elected precinct committeemen and state committeemen at their respective January meetings.

AZ GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines who oversaw unparalleled Republican losses in the November 6, 2018 General Election, is arrogantly running for reelection rather than the nearest door. Lines, selected by his predecessor Robert (Mc)Graham, was rarely seen in AZ GOP headquarters. He lives 200 miles away in Yuma and has 11 children and a roofing business to keep him busy.

Be sure to read first two paragraphs following the cartoon. They are anything but funny, as the establishment proxy high jinks are exposed and best summed up in this single sentence: “It’s as though John McCain is still pulling the strings from his grave.”

Dr. Kelli Ward, a former two-term state senator, is the conservative running for Arizona Republican Chairman. SRAZ supports her candidacy. Read about her and her unifying vision for the Arizona Republican Party moving forward to the 2020 elections.