Phx officer shooting rates biased coverage by reporter Bree Burkitt

September 16, 2020

Gender and race neutral report, bland coverage of federal officer shot by drive-by assailant

A drive-by shooter, referred to as “a person,” was taken into custody after shooting a security officer with the U.S. Marshall’s Office outside the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix before noon on Tuesday.

The officer, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was later released from the hospital.

This shooting follows the weekend ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff deputies who were in their parked car when a man walked up and fired multiple rounds shooting each of them in the head. Both deputies required surgeries and are in critical condition.

It took three people to write the brief report of the Phoenix courthouse shooting that appeared in the daily newspaper’s online version, ending with this plea: Support local journalism. Subscribe today.

One of the reporters, Bree Burkitt, is likely in a quandary over how to report on a shooting where the victim is an officer. She holds preconceived notions that law enforcement officers are vicious aggressors and indiscriminant murders who are not punished for their crimes, writing, “Police are shooting people in all walks of life and all Arizona communities.” According to Burkitt’s calculations, theyshoot someone every five days.” Reading as much of this as you can stomach will serve to enlighten how the radically left-wing newspaper actually feels about our law enforcement personnel.

It’s amazing what can be accomplished by journalists without an agenda. 3TV/CBS 5 named and posted a photo of the assailant, 68-year old James Lee Carr. He didn’t fit the hoped for white nationalist profile the AZ Republic’s bigoted crew would have preferred. He’s black and drove away from the crime scene in a silver Cadillac.

If you are among the few remaining subscribers, it’s time put this newsosaur out of its misery. It has betrayed the public trust newspapers once represented.


Deputies shot on L.A. street, Lebron James goes myopic

September 15, 2020

Law Enforcement Today features a multi-faceted report about the two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies who were each shot multiple times in the head while sitting in their patrol car in Compton Saturday night.

Both deputies required surgeries and are in critical condition. One is identified as a 24-year-old male, the other, a 31-year-old female, who is the mother of a 6-year-old boy. They had each been members of the department for only 14 months, graduating the sheriff’s training academy together.

We take our readers directly to the Law Enforcement Today site, since it features video footage of the unprovoked shooting and a challenge issued by LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva to NBA Lakers celeb Lebron James to match the $175,000 privately raised reward money for information leading to the gunman who ambushed the two deputies. Lebron James 2020 yearly salary is $37.44 million.

James previously said, “I know people get tired of hearing me say it, but we are scared as black people in America, black men, black women, black kids, we are terrified.”

In earlier tweets James wrote: “And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!! Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!! Exactly another black man being targeted.This s—t is so wrong and so sad!! Feel so sorry for him, his family and OUR PEOPLE!! We want JUSTICE.”

James missed the point. The rest of us want justice, too. The shooter is still at large. Adding fuel to the vicious assault, when violent mobs heard that the officers were being taken to Lynwood hospital, they blocked both the emergency entrances and exits shouting, “We hope they die!”

Loquacious Lebron James suddenly became mute when that news was released.


ASU’s “Cronkite’s Kids”: Even bigger leftists than “Uncle Walter”

September 14, 2020

CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite: “Being a liberal is essential to being a good journalist”

Seeing Red AZ has frequently written about the failing local newspaper, long beset by layoffs and losing subscriptions at breakneck speed. We’ve also related how career reporters have been displaced by ASU Cronkite journalism school students, sans offices and editors, whose writing is rife with factual inaccuracies along with spelling and grammatical errors.

This inexcusable, inept lot is all the radically left, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic can afford.

The pathetic infestation in Arizona has not escaped national notice. A recent exposé in National Review magazine is titled,Cancel Culture Comes to Cronkite.”  It’s fact-filled and definitely worth reading, though we dispute the overuse of the word “progressive” used to describe radical leftists, previously known as liberals. The left prefers “progressive,” which sounds forward thinking.

These students have long been inundated with far left dogma and are now spewing it to gain creds within the treacherous Trump-hating industry.  Claiming victimhood, however, has not lost its panache, as these black University of Southern California communications students successfully demonstrated.

As to Cronkite himself, he was anything but conservative. He is also an unknown entity to ASU J-school students since he died in 2009 at age 92. Cronkite supported a “limited” global government system, opposing political conservatives who strenuously objected to the dangers in such a scheme. Cronkite voiced support for Bill Clinton during Clinton’s impeachment trial, but opposed the “War on Drugs,” officially launched by Republican President Richard Nixon June 1971, who declared drug abuse “public enemy number one.”

Cronkite’s nightly news broadcasts featuring his paternal demeanor and calming baritone voice, concealed his true intent, which was designed to turn the American people against our involvement in Vietnam, resulting in our returning military personnel, even those missing limbs or wheelchair bound, being spat upon by the dope smoking hippies who avoided military service.

Media Research Center has put together an eye-opening compilation of facts about Walter Cronkite, demonstrating that following his retirement in 1981 after twenty years as anchor of the CBS Evening News, Cronkite had made clear his liberal views on a range of issues, including how being a liberal is essential to being a good journalist. Be sure to read. “Walter Cronkite: Liberal Media Icon” featuring this collection of Cronkite’s liberal pronouncements, and denunciations of conservatives.

You’ll see he was the ideal leftist to name the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication after.


Pres. Trump to meet with AZ Latino supporters

September 13, 2020

With just 51 days before the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election, President Trump is making an important stop in the Valley tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 14.

The president will be hosting a Latinos for Trump Roundtable at the Arizona Grand Resort Monday afternoon. He is also visiting Nevada. In all, four events are scheduled.

The Arizona Daily Independent has excellent coverage, including inspiring stories of the pro-Trump message his Hispanic supporters are taking to their communities as they energize volunteers. Under President Trump’s leadership — prior to the impact of the COVID pandemic — employment surged to historic highs for all Americans, especially minority communities. They are beginning to climb again.

Be sure to read the enthusiastic pro-Trump quotes from Executive Director of Latinos for Trump, Sandra Benitez and National Border Council Vice President Art Del Cueto. They speak for countless others who are less inclined to be politically vocal, but are nonetheless enthusiastic Trump supporters. The event will be Livestreamed, replicating a Latinos for Trump Roundtable in Las Vegas, Nevada today.

Relying on the calculatingly deceitful AZ Republic newspaper is a fool’s errand. It’s impossible to imagine it was originally named the Arizona Republican (from 1890 to 1930) and remained conservative for decades under the able leadership of publisher Eugene Pulliam and his wife Nina who bought the newspapers in 1946. Those days are long gone and the replacement is nearly gone, as well.

Seeing Red AZ offers this compassionate suggestion to help put it out of its misery.


Drop the leftist AZ Republic: Why pay to be insulted?

September 12, 2020

Skewed, manipulated and fabricated “news” is no news at all

The toxic Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic is not only in a state of financial desperation, it is also rife with misinformation, interspersed with grammatical, spelling and factual errors. These days the staff of the displaced and recently sold newspaper is mostly composed of ASU Journalism school students, lacking editors and content with a byline. Remaining employees have voted to unionize.

Hemorrhaging readers due to the ongoing venom spew aimed at President Trump, Republican office holders and candidates, deceit is its driving force, with no effort at balanced reporting. In the wake of the nationwide BLM riots, the newspaper sides with the radical, destructive mobs who push defunding and disbanding the police.

Intimidation is rampant. The Daily Wire headlines its recent reportRochester Officers Cover Names After Protesters Shout Their Addresses, Kids’ Names, Make Taunting Calls To Parents In Front Of Them.” They were described as “peaceful protesters” in the local media. This week Rochester, NY native and Police Chief La’Ron D. Singletary, who is black, along with his entire RPD command staff announced their resignations. The city’s mayor Lovely A. Warren and the majority of council members are also black, proof that nothing calms the violent thugs.

Greg Burton, the AZ Republic’s editor-in-chief concentrates on promoting diversity based on ethnicity and gender, but never of thought. He normalizes the abnormal with promotion of “non-binary and transgender” actors, who we are advised, prefer “they/them pronouns.” The far-left newspaper which now focuses on blacks, has long been bonded to the astronomically costly flood of illegal aliens — which the newspaper mischaracterizes as “immigrants” — breaching our border, as Kristin Tate pointed out in The Hill. It’s a good bet these groups aren’t subscribers. The point is propagandizing the rest of us.

Conservative views are unwelcome. Columnist EJ Montini, as emaciated as the shriveled newspaper, exemplifies an image of being consumed by hatred. His interchangeable cohort Laurie Roberts, formerly relegated to sob stories, has now metastasized into full blown loathing aimed at conservatives in general and Pres. Trump in particular.

Save your money. The overpriced Arizona Republic averages a yearly subscription rate of nearly $500. There are better ways to spend money than paying to have your intelligence insulted.


Sept. 11, 200!: Nineteen Years ago today

September 11, 2020

The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were the deadliest attacks on U.S. soil since the December 7, 1941 Japanese stealth “kamikaze” bombing attack of our Pacific fleet in Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War II.

Nineteen years ago today, 2,973 people were murdered by 19 Muslim fundamentalist Al-Qaeda terrorists (photos) who commandeered commercial airliners and, like their kamikaze predecessors, flew them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City and into the Pentagon, incinerating themselves as they massacred innocent workers. The death toll includes 40 passengers and crew members aboard the fourth hijacked plane, United 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as courageous passengers stormed the cockpit which had been taken over by the terrorists. Many of them, here on over-stayed student visas, had taken flight training to prepare them for their deadly mission.

Today will mark President Trump’s second time observing the 9/11 anniversary at the Flight 93 National Memorial, where he spoke in 2018. He appeared this morning with First Lady Melania Trump. Vice President Mike Pence spoke at ground zero, the site of the twin towers, now marked by double beams of light.

The COVID pandemic has impacted integral parts of the NYC memorial. Names of the victims were pre-recorded, rather than read on-site by family members.

This is the live 9/11/01 footage from ‘The Today Show’ on NBC as the massacre initially unfolded on air. The show begins with a perfunctory interview about Howard Hughes (which can be scrolled past) when harsh realities eclipsed the chatter. (The clip contains commercials.)

In 2009, just a few short years after the murderous attacks, The American Spectator wrote “Obama’s plan to desecrate 9/11,” by rebranding and sanitizing it into a “National Day of Volunteerism,” obliterating any connection to Muslim murderous hijackers.

We should never forget or obscure what this day commemorates.


Pres. Trump expands list of possible SCOTUS picks

September 10, 2020

Yet another reason to support the reelection of President Donald Trump

Yesterday, Sept. 9, 2020, President Trump released this expanded list of those he is considering to fill any vacancies that may occur on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Each of those under consideration have exemplary resumes and graduated their respective law schools with high honors.

Among the potential nominees is Arizonan Bridget Bade, appointed by the president to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2019.

Also under consideration are Sens. Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton, both of whom have first-rate legal backgrounds in addition to being magna cum laude Harvard graduates.

As of September 9, 2020, the United States Senate has confirmed 205 Article III judges nominated by President Trump, including two associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, 53 judges for the United States courts of appeals, 148 judges for the United States district courts, and two judges for the United States Court of International Trade. There are currently 45 nominations to Article III courts awaiting Senate action, including 44 for the district courts and one for the Court of International Trade. There are currently 68 vacancies on the U.S. district courts and two vacancies on the New York based U.S. Court of International Trade. Senate Democrats have held up confirmations in advance of the November 3, 2020 election.

The Heritage Foundation’s Judicial Appointment Tracker compares each president’s appointees as of September 9 of each president’s fourth year. The compelling graph goes back to Pres. Ronald Reagan.

Early in his presidency Pres. Trump nominated Justices Neil Gorsuch (2017) and Brett Kavanaugh (2018). Though both were eventually confirmed, Justice Kavanaugh was subjected to a vicious Democrat-led effort to defame him.

Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Bill Clinton nominee is 87-years-old and in ill health as evidenced by the numerous medical alerts from the U.S. Supreme Court. They rival a circus acrobat’s contortions trying to conceal the severity of her many hospitalizations and surgeries.

Earlier this year SRAZ wrote,Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s egocentric big gamble,”which includes this 2012 video link of the radical leftist former ACLU lawyer acknowledging she’s not a fan of the U.S. Constitution.


College education devolves to teaching “Overthrowing the State”

September 9, 2020

Requires freshmen write their own anti-American manifesto

This Daily Caller article by Mary Margaret Olohan is too important to put off reading. “How to Overthrow the State,” uncovers the extremist ideology being foisted on first year college students, tied to their all-important GPA.

The Washington and Lee University Writing Course 101 compilation delves into “literature of resistance,” with one “anchored by the exploration of four case studies: Muhammad Ali’s refusal to be inducted into the army; John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics; Serena Williams’s boycott of Indian Wells; and Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem.”

Another focuses on animal rights and environmental activist writing. Then there is how normative and so-called “non-normative” families form,  exploring  how “home” intersects with markers of identity, such as race, class, and gender.

Yet another course explores the complexities of and correspondence between “inferiority and otherness” based on factors such as color, gender, education, sexual orientation, privilege, and language. Among those targeted for study is Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Oh, to be a fly on the wall in that class! Globalization is a major course of study.

One class is anti-religion at its core, questioning if proof beyond a doubt, using reason alone, is sufficient evidence of the existence of God. Students are asked if they should always base beliefs in evidence, or “is it ever reasonable to believe something for which there is no evidence?”

These courses are just the tip of the radical indoctrination iceberg.

Washington and Lee is a private liberal arts university in Lexington, Virginia established in 1749. The school defends a course offering called “How to Overthrow the State” that requires students write their own manifestos.

The course will “explore examples of revolutionary thought and action from across the Global South,” including Marxists Frantz Fanon and Che Guevara, and Mohandas Gandhi.

For this, parents are expected to shell out $73,000 (listed on its website as average annual cost) to ensure their dimpled darlings will emerge as radicals prepared to demolish the United States of America.

Recently, 79% of over 260 faculty members meeting over Zoom voted to remove the name of General Robert E. Lee. For the change to take effect, the school’s board of trustees must approve it.

Prior to the faculty meeting to vote on the name change, three black law school faculty members urged the school to drop both Washington and Lee, writing, “Washington’s brutality, inhumanity and cruelty are well documented. Lee’s reputation for racial violence and hatred is well known. He was a monster.”

Lee died in 1870, after five years as Washington College president. The college’s name was soon changed to Washington and Lee University, honoring his dedication. Lee is buried in a mausoleum inside the Lee Chapel on campus. How long before the chapel will be demolished and Lee’s bones callously thrown into the Potomac?


Leftist teacher issues death threats to AZ US Rep. Paul Gosar

September 8, 2020

The online Arizona Daily Independent newspaper does a masterful job of reporting what you won’t see in the radically left wing Arizona Republic

HeadlinedRepublican Congressman Receives Death Threat From Retired Teacher,” it includes the menacing, profanity-laced message left on Congressman Paul Gosar’s voice mail by retired teacher and Democrat political activist, Margaret Kathleen Spangenberg. The thought of this violent hatemonger interacting with young children should make every parent’s blood run cold. It’s a given she’s not an anomaly.

Spangenberg’s Facebook page shown in a screenshot on ADI‘s site, identifies her as a Mark Kelly supporter and Red for Ed protester — teachers who abandoned approximately 844,000 Arizona students for nearly two weeks in 2018, demanding and receiving a 20% pay increase for their part-time jobs from capitulating Gov. Doug Ducey. Like rats following the Pied Piper, they obediently followed self-acknowledged Socialist Noah Karvelis, a 24-year-old uncredentialed hip hop music teacher as they made demands.

Acquaint yourself with the teachers unions and $millions they donate to Democrat candidates. Its all substantiated on the Center for Responsive Politics web site, which states Democrats receive at least 94 percent of the funds they contributed to candidates and parties.

Congressman Gosar, a retired dentist, is doing a phenomenal job on behalf of the people of his 4th Congressional District as well as the entire state of Arizona. Read his impressive bio which includes his top-notch current and career ratings.


Is political changeling Rodney Glassman seeking another job?

September 7, 2020

Slickster Rodney Glassman attempting to promote himself as a middle-man bundler for Pres. Trump and hoping to be rewarded

Today is Labor Day. Now celebrating all American workers, it was originally promoted by labor unions and signed into law June 28, 1894 by President Grover Cleveland.

Although perennial candidate Rodney Glassman wasn’t around in Cleveland’s era, he does have something in common with the former president: Both were Democrats.

Plagued by personal scandals, Cleveland never changed his affiliation, but Glassman, who has run and lost myriad elections, was a lifelong Democrat…until he magically recast himself as a “conservative” Republican during his recent 2020 campaign for Maricopa County Assessor. Glassman lost that primary race also, soundly trounced by incumbent Eddie Cook.

Two short years ago, in 2018, then Corporation Commission candidate Glassman was featured on the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union slate which endorsed only Democrats. His photo is adjacent to that of far left U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, (AZ CD-3) an illegal alien advocate, in whose D.C. office Glassman previously worked.

In 2012 when Democrat Glassman ran for the U.S. Senate from Arizona, he was enthusiastically endorsed by both Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona.

Additionally, Rodney Glassman was a candidate for state chairman of the Arizona Democrat Party, hoping to guide the statewide strategy for defeating Republicans. This post was one in a long string of offices he sought and lost.

Rodney Glassman is desperate for a win. His intent is to buy his way into office…any office.

He’s unmistakably gearing up again, recently sending out bizarre emails soliciting money for President Trump. “Please join me in contributing to President Trump’s re-election campaign by completing the attached contribution form and mailing it to: Rodney Glassman, Trump Victory Fund,” with his law firm’s address. Those who amass funds on behalf of presidential candidates are known asbundlers,”* often seeking cushy appointments for their efforts. The amounts on the form range from $1,000-$5,000 annually on the low end to $1,161,200 per couple annually.  Glassman even offers this inducement: “If you’d like to meet for a coffee or lunch, I would be happy to connect personally for a visit and contribution hand-off.” He signs the email, “Thanks, in advance! Your Friend, Rodney.”

Thanks…but no thanks Rodney. Most of us choose our friends more carefully. And we are perfectly capable of sending in our usually more modest donations to reelect President Trump on our own.

Disclosure of Campaign Bundlers*

“…The public needs to be able to gauge for itself whether the people elevated to political appointments got there based on their merits or by virtue of their prowess as elite “bundlers.” A study of President Obama’s top-tier fundraisers in 2008 showed that 80% received “key administration posts” as defined by the White House.”

* Center for Responsive Politics