Terrified AZ Republic reporters vote to unionize

October 13, 2019

Coverage will remain biased and anti-conservative

In an effort to preserve their job security, reporters who have survived the firings and cutbacks at the increasingly feeble, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic have voted in favor of unionizing.

The 64-30 secret ballot vote, conducted under the supervision of the National Labor Relations Board indicates a desperate last ditch effort at self preservation.

The newspaper was recently purchased by GateHouse Media in a takeover of Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic, USA Today and owner of more than a hundred other media outlets. The merger is expected to be finalized by the end of November. GateHouse has been ramping up its interest in cutting back on news operations. As part of the mega-merger, GateHouse has told federal regulators that it plans to cut as much as $300 million a year from this combined company.

Those words sounds like the death knell ringing for employees, which explains the new effort to unionize.

Ken Doctor writing for Newsonomics headlines his commentary, with the unwieldy but honest warning: “The Gannett-GateHouse merger is really happening, and expect to see more than 10% of jobs cut off the top.”

The anorexic Arizona Republic has been functioning with ASU Cronkite Journalism School student interns taking on the duties of ousted veteran reporters. Working from their cars and lacking editors, they continue the leftist slant which has resulted in massive losses of subscribers, as we noted last month inReasons AZ Republic continues hemorrhaging subscribers.”  We pointed out the deliberate mischaracterization of issues as the hallmark of what has been correctly identified as fake news.

October 13, 2019’s edition is a case in point. In an article titled, “Conservative publication editor misleads,” an intern takes on Daniel Horowitz, senior editor of Conservative Review. The intern repeatedly uses variations of the term “undocumented immigrant” to challenge Horowitz’ accurate assertion thatGov. Doug Ducey applauded a reduced state college tuition rate for illegal immigrants.” The intern’s rating? “No stars…misleading.” Chief among her complaints is that children born to illegals residing in the U.S. are not illegal. To bolster her charge, she cites what noted legal analysts view as a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment.

The actual distortions are given a voice in the Arizona Republic each and every day. The interns have been schooled in Leftism and are carrying on the tradition of those who were axed…until they find their own heads on the chopping block.

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NYC language police curtail 1st Amendment, issue hefty fines

October 12, 2019

“Illegal alien” verboten as left escalates its war on free speech

The Heritage Foundation reports New York City will now impose fines up to $250,000 — per offense — on Americans who use constitutionally precise language when describing invaders.

What have we devolved to when a major U.S. city censors and penalizes citizens for using the correct legal term,” illegal alien,” that has been used in both federal immigration law and numerous court decisions?

The NYC Commission on Human Rights has issued a preposterous 29-page manual imposing guidelines on speech as it relates to illegal aliens.

The opening sentence of the Heritage Foundation report warns, “The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel “1984” has now arrived in New York.”

 SRAZ used the same analogy in 2010, describing the government imposed theft of our rights in the post,Orwell’s 1984: Alive and well with journalistic word police.”

You can’t put four minutes of your time to better use than acquainting yourself with this alarming curtailment of our First Amendment freedoms.

We are on the brink of sacrificing our rights on the reckless altar of political correctness. If we don’t stand up to this expansive encroachment on our constitutional freedoms, our children and future generations will rightly despise us for sitting by idly while Leftist-driven annihilation overtook us.


Americans rally to Pres. Trump with record fundraising

October 3, 2019

The lamestream media, relentlessly pushing the Dem’s impeachment spew, would have us believe President Donald Trump is hanging on by a thin thread and has lost the support of the American people.

Recently reported FEC third quarter fundraising totals belie that myth. His reelection campaign has broken all previous records. President Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised nearly $125 million.

The president now has $156 million cash on hand with approximately $310 million raised so far this year. He’ll need it all and more to get his message out in this hostile environment. America’s voters will continue to respond. He has been right all along: 


Daniel McCarthy’s border crisis wizardry: “Annex Mexico!”

September 21, 2019

Let’s cut to the chase. No one has accused U.S. Senate wannabe Daniel McCarthy of being an intellect. The brash and inexperienced 34-year-old with nothing to recommend him has little outside of an inflated ego and a load of ready cash from a makeup eraser product his wife invented — but he has decided to take on incumbent Republican Arizona Senator Martha McSallyParamount in his game plan is annexing Mexico, the world’s 10th most populated country with an estimated population of 126 million mostly impoverished people and a corrupt government that colludes with drug cartels.

His plan is pure genius...if you have no sense of reason.

Yet McCarthy’s entrance into the race still ensures forcing McSally to deplete resources waging a Primary campaign. 

She is being challenged in the General by leftist Mark Kelly, the husband of former AZ U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.  According to Federal Election Commission data, Kelly is significantly surpassing the fundraising all national senate candidates of both parties. He is aided by Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros, who despises the idea of national borders.

McCarthy, who claims to be a conservative, seems to have missed some pertinent facts:

President Trump has wholeheartedly endorsed Sen. Martha McSally.

A border wall is paramount to national security as hundreds of thousands of Central Americans, aided and abetted by Mexico, have invaded the United States. For decades prior to this aggressive and costly onslaught, the masses were Mexican nationals. Taxpayers are on the hook for providing them myriad benefits including, but not limited to, medical care, educating their kids, providing food through the SNAP program (formerly known as food stamps), and shouldering the costs the criminals among them inflict on society and our criminal justice system.

Daniel McCarthy’s solution to this massive problem is to annex Mexico!

 “There is a process to become states for the United States,” McCarthy said Tuesday morning on an Arizona radio station. “Clearly 30 million Mexican illegal immigrants want to be United States citizens, probably half the country wants to be United States citizens.”

McCarthy’s brainstorm is to put Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution to work. It notes that “new states may be admitted by the Congress into this union.”

“I want to speak above the Mexican government. Okay? When you’re talking to the Mexican citizens, ‘Rise up in your communities and petition to become states for the United States.’ That’s how that process works,” he said, adding, “by the way, it’s not that challenging.”

Asked about these earlier comments when appearing on a Channel 3 newscast Friday night, he attempted to walk this absurdity back saying he was joking.

The joke is Daniel McCarthy.

Check out SRAZ’s previous posts on McCarthy:

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

Aug. 30, 2018:  Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream


Venomous column signals bent of Republic’s new ownership 

August 11, 2019

The steady decline of the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic appears to have exacerbated with its recent acquisition by Gatehouse. The newspaper was actually founded in 1890 as the Arizona Republican, a name it kept for nearly half a century. Later, the then-conservative newspaper flourished under the ownership of Eugene and Nina Pulliam, changing its direction after their deaths.

The best indication of the course being taken is the massive photo of an elephant’s backside atop this headline: “I leave GOP as it turns its back on what it stood for.”

The “Your Turn guest column,” a shifty vehicle for securing free editorials, is written by a Mesa immigration lawyer with the incongruous name of Yasser Sanchez. A dichotomy of complexities, he’s also a graduate of BYU.

As our astute readers have likely guessed, President Donald Trump is at the core of Sanchez’ complaints. Among Sanchez’ litany of criticisms is what he refers to by the left’s favored contrived term of “nativism.” “Nationalism,” a reliable indicator of love of country and patriotism is also the recipient of his ire. According to Sanchez, such feelings are pejoratives.

The lawyer needs to revisit our nation’s founding documents. Included in his litany of things that “sicken him” are the freedoms delineated in the Second Amendment. He is also “repulsed” by President Trump.

Sanchez, who says he came to the United States as a child with his parents doesn’t clarify if they entered legally, but he misuses the termundocumented immigrantswhen describing illegal aliens, the legally correct, precise term used by the U.S. Supreme Court.  The high court has decided numerous cases involving federal immigration law using “illegal alien” — as Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, capably points out in this brief column.

Sanchez also has an aversion to the term “invasion,” though it would be interesting to know what he calls hundreds of thousands of people who illegally breach our sovereign border on their way to accessing American taxpayer funded benefits while flipping off border agents.

As pointed out in this Media Research Center’s now older though still accurate report,The Liberal Media: Every Poll Shows Journalists Are More Liberal than the American Public — And the Public Knows It.”

The policy of insulting its few remaining readers that brought Gannett and the industry to it’s knees, is obviously the path the that will be followed by the newspaper’s new ownership.

If you still subscribe, save your money. The insults will keep coming.  Why fund them?


Remembering our many blessings, obligations this Independence Day

July 4, 2019

 ….and honoring those 56 brave men* who had the vision and strength of character to challenge authority and affix their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.

Before signing the Declaration of Independence, our Founders included this memorable line:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

* Click on each Declaration signer’s name for a brief biography.

On this momentous holiday, we gift our readers with,This Fourth of July, why patriotism is worth defending,” by Kyle Smith — a New York Post columnist whose engaging style and reasoned approach has made him a newly found favorite. Do yourself a favor and get acquainted with his take on popular culture and politics.

Smith’s unique background includes serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Persian Gulf War, and with the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in Saudi Arabia. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale.

This recent Gallup Poll indicates the level of pride in America has plummeted among our own citizens, with only 22% of Democrats saying they are “extremely proud,” down 10 points in one year. For their part, most Republicans have remained extremely proud of our country, though the latest 76% reading is 10 points below the high recorded in 2003. Even when Barack Obama was in office, Republicans’ extreme pride never fell below 68%.

Still, these latest numbers are catastrophic in a country that stands as a beacon of freedom to the world. They are indicative of the media’s extreme anti-Trump sentiment and the fact that the radical hippies who spat on our returning Vietnam vets have permeated our educational establishment, disparaging our history and negatively influencing successive generations.  To ensure our nation’s survival, history and patriotism must be taught at home.

H/T Independence Hall Association (us history.org)


75th D-Day Anniversary: A crucial history lesson

June 6, 2019

Why the world can thank American exceptionalism for successful D-Day,” by Bob McManus, presents a riveting overview of the lead up to the June 6, 1944 Normandy invasion and what transpired in its wake.

Unfortunately, it’s a good bet today’s students aren’t being taught this essential history. Climate change and recycling have replaced American exceptionalism which leftist historical and moral revisionists now view as unacceptable braggadocio for a “flawed country.”

Teach your children or grandchildren what makes America special,the shining city on the hill,” as idyllically described by President Ronald Reagan in his farewell speech to the nation. Acquaint them with how our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights set us apart. They won’t learn it otherwise.