Gateway Pundit unravels Arizona Mirror’s funding sources

June 16, 2021

News with a bought-and-paid for slant

This June 15, 2021 Gateway Pundit article, “EXCLUSIVE: The Arizona Mirror – The Far-Left Outlet That Creates Far-Left Narratives in Arizona Is Connected to Dark Money,” links to a 2018 Phoenix New Times report that described “a new media organization in town.”

Despite the Arizona Mirror claims of being “a journalism watchdog,“ and “an independent, nonprofit news organization focused on connecting public policy with the people it affects,” the funding sources are exposed as radical entities, “including left-leaning think tanks, voter outreach groups, and nine family planning centers that perform abortions.”  Mysteriously, its Form 990 tax filing links to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. See the 501( c)(3) tax exempt claims circled in red on the Gateway Pundit site.

Finding news with a conservative perspective is all but impossible. The opposition’s commitment is to altering public opinion through skewed reporting and strengthening the impact of the democrat party in Arizona. The Arizona Mirror’s small staff all previously worked for the Arizona Capitol Times and the Arizona Republic.

Be vigilant. Our previously red state is now maroon. Five of the state’s nine U.S. Representatives are democrats as are both U.S. Senators, a first since democrats Ernest McFarland and Carl Hayden served simultaneously from 1941 to 1953. In 2020 Arizona gave its 11 Electoral College votes to Joe Biden, not replicated since Bill Clinton carried the state in 1996. Previously, the last time that dismal phenomenon occurred was in 1949, when Harry Truman was Arizona’s nominee.


AZ now has $billions in magic money to spend

June 15, 2021

Arizona is on fire. But the devastating flames that are consuming vast numbers of homes and acres in rural counties are not the sole reason. Rational citizens are inflamed over the $trillions the radical OBiden administration* is spending. The leftwing Arizona Republic newspaper calls it “federal money,” never acknowledging that it’s money taken from taxpaying citizens in ever-increasing amounts.

An example in today’s edition is this headline, “How Arizona plans to spend federal COVID relief money.” The article’s first sentence? “More than $1 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds has flowed into Arizona’s health department, and state officials are working to spend it over the next two to three years to make sure the state is better prepared for future health crises.”

Get that? “More than $1 billion flowed.” Reporters Stephanie Innes and Alison Steinbach never question the source of the “flow.” The three pages of radically leftist, sycophantic coverage is an outstanding example of why the Arizona Republic is gasping its last breaths.

* Washington Examiner headline: “Obama says Biden is ‘finishing’ the job of his administration.”


Flag Day and Patriots’ birthdays: More than a coincidence

June 14, 2021

Today, June 14th is celebrated as Flag Day. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing this day as national Flag Day. Many patriotic Americans fly the flag daily as a means of expressing pride in our great nation.

Today is also the birthday of President Donald Trump and former six-term Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, whose 24-year career is unmatched in Arizona history.

We wish them both a wonderful day and thank them for their dedication to the Constitution, our nation and the law.


JD ON 960-AM KKNT today 3-6pm

June 14, 2021

Former AZ Congressman and stellar radio commentator JD Hayworth will guest host for Seth Leibsohn this afternoon, Mon. June 14, on AM 960, KKNT.

Tune in from 3 – 6 on 960 AM ‘The Patriot’ or listen live here.


MC Attorney dismisses charges against anti-police rioters

June 13, 2021

This statement from Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel regarding the dismissal of charges for the Oct. 17, 2020 riot case against Phoenix Police raises far more questions than it answers. Acknowledging the fact that crimes were committed, she then goes on to convolutedly address the issue in the third person, stating, “It is the decision of this office that it is in the interests of justice to not proceed.”

Scrolling through the links following the statement, it appears the Maricopa County Attorney is more attuned to distributing community service announcements than to prosecuting criminality, which is the fundamental duty of the prosecutor’s office in the fourth largest and fastest growing county in the United States.

Phoenix Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Ann Justus stated at the time, “As officers began making arrests, incendiary devices were thrown at them. Due to the ongoing criminal activity and assault, the Phoenix Police deployed less lethal munitions in order to safely make arrests.”

The marauding gangs, using the death of repeatedly incarcerated George Floyd 1700 miles away in Minneapolis, to assault Phoenix Police, faced numerous charges including aggravated assault on officers, criminal damage, unlawful assembly, rioting, resisting arrest and obstructing a roadway. They knocked over barricades, “causing a fully marked Phoenix Police patrol vehicle to sustain damage,” Justus said.

Rioters attempted to conceal their faces from view with black umbrellas as they set off smoke bombs in the road and flung them at officers. When police finally declared an unlawful assembly, they were ignored. Fifteen adults and three teens were arrested.

It was reported that flyers for the protest were posted on social media prior to the rampage, boasting, “Phoenix PD underestimates the power of the people. March with us to occupy Washington Street and remind PD who they serve. We will not stay silent. Until we get justice, Phoenix will have no peace.”

Protests against the police have not been isolated incidents and nationally efforts to defund the police have gained momentum resulting in officers leaving and crime rates rising. Yet these are the people Maricopa County Attorney Adel thinks are worthy of having their charges dropped. Violent rioters do not respond to weakness. It emboldens them.


Did you know you’re a big donor to Gay Pride Month?

June 12, 2021

Newsweek magazine, which became an on-line only edition in 2012 as ad revenues fell, devotes its E-edition to celebrating LGBT/Gay Pride and lists 50+ brands and companies that are onboard “celebrating inclusion, equality and love for LGBT Pride month.”

The compilation begins with a warning:

“But just because you see a rainbow shirt in the window, doesn’t mean the store is giving back. Below, we’ve compiled a (not complete) list of retailers, restaurants and other companies with Pride offerings benefiting LGBT nonprofits like GLAAD, GLSEN, The Trevor Project and the It Gets Better Foundation.”

You’ll be cheered to know that Absolut Vodka has brought back its rainbow bottle in celebration as did Smirnoff. Disney is onboard with the Rainbow Disney collection, offering more than 50 products, including Mickey Mouse ears for toddlers. Ikea is flying the Pride flag at all of its locations. Bud Light is donating up to $150,000. Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship celebrates and donates “this month and all year long” with a “Pour with PRIDE campaign.”

There is big money involved. Starbucks is matching donations to Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Foundation through June 30, committing up to $250,000. Stores from Target to Macy’s and Ralph Lauren to Nordstrom are not only celebrating, but are major contributors. T-Mobil intends to donate up to $200,000. Not to be outdone, Verizon is donating $250,000 to PFLAG National and Pride events nationwide, including L.A. Pride, D.C. Black Pride and the NYC Pride March. Athletic shoes, clothing and makeup companies to Johnson and Johnson’s Listerine mouthwash, which has come out with a rainbow striped bottle, and has raised more than $1 million for LGBT nonprofits since 2011, are all supporters.

As you scroll through the merchandisers remember that your patronage is funding their generosity.

In recent years we have been inundated with the homosexual message, which has been glorified in films, television and celebrity news, causing people to overestimate the actual number of people living this lifestyle as Gallup pollsters pointed out in 2019. Few ever heard the word “transgender” until former Olympian Bruce Jenner, who has been married to three different women and fathered 2 children, became Caitlyn Marie Jenner amid great fanfare in 2015. Republican Caitlyn,71, is now running for governor of California as a recall election is underway to remove Leftist Gavin Newsom. No formal date for the election, with a growing number of candidates, has been announced.


Conservative blacks aren’t black enough for white leftists

June 11, 2021

White newscaster arrogantly lectures black U.S. Rep. on how to be black

CNS News, a division of Media Research Center, exposes a CNN report and media interview (watch by clicking on the link) that are shocking in their arrogance.

U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) during his appearance with CNN’s “New Day” anchor Brianna Keilar accused the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of discriminating against him by denying him membership because he’s a Republican. There are currently no Republican members of Congress in the Congressional Black Caucus. Steely-eyed, smirking and with an occasional arched eyebrow, Brianna Keilar sticks with her prepared talking points and ignores the responses of the congressman, even interjecting his remarks with, “That’s not true.“ She also accuses Congressman Donalds of “defending” President Trump, and told him his ideas are “incongruous” with those of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Unable to discern facts beyond her limited perspective, Keilar cited two leftwing newspapers to bolster her contentions.

There are black Republicans who have a keen insight into what’s best for blacks, and recognize it isn’t the democrat party. Here in Arizona Republican state Rep. Walt Blackman (LD-6) a Constitutional Conservative ably represents his constituents. He recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for CD 1 now represented by a democrat.

Republican Mark Robinson is Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, the first black elected to the second highest position in the state in 2020. He won the Republican nomination clearing the 30% threshold and avoiding a primary runoff. Robinson defeated a state senator, superintendent of public instruction, a former congresswoman, and former state representative.

Robinson is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment, and back-burners the dems driving issue of climate change, desiring America to remain energy independent, not dependent on purchasing our fuel from China, Iran and Russia, all our committed enemies. 


Lawyer misplaces compassion, finds an absurd platform

June 10, 2021

Leftist newspapers such as the Arizona Republic don’t only despise conservative candidates, elected office holders, voters and opinions; they use their flagging platform to promote their twisted agenda. A recent edition is a case in point.  A third of the editorial page was devoted to a commentary titled, “I watched a gas chamber execution. It still haunts me.”

The author protesting the death penalty is Tempe-based defense attorney Jim Belanger. In1982, his client Donald Eugene Harding was found guilty of the wanton 1980 murders of two businessmen, whose names are too irrelevant for Belanger to mention in his lengthy diatribe. Throughout the article, he refers to the homicidal perpetrator warmly as “Don.” What he focuses on is not the heinous criminality of Harding’s acts but what he refers to as “the indignity of being striped nearly naked, wearing a pair of white, diaper-like under shorts with an electric monitor attached to his chest.” Following the guilty verdict came the appeals, and Harding got a reprieve of another ten years before his 1992 execution. That’s more than his victims Robert Wise and Martin Concannon were accorded. In a separate murder, Harding also killed Allen Gage.

Not noted in Belanger’s account of the 10 minutes it took Harding to die, and how he “wanted to vomit as he wept” misplaced tears, is the fact that Harding spent his last moments cursing at then-Attorney General Grant Woods, another state execution witness and giving him the middle finger.  The final indignity comes from lawyer Belanger who inconceivably compares the death penalty to being “disturbingly like the one the Nazis deployed to murder millions in the Holocaust.”  Belanger is woefully lacking in historical knowledge, Hitler’s victims unlike Harding‘s, were blameless, rounded up and systematically slaughtered in extermination camps for the crime of adhering to their faith. There is no correlation.

Following Harding’s execution, Arizona moved to lethal injection for administering the death penalty.  This is the list of those executed by the state of Arizona since capital punishment resumed in 1976.

The Arizona Department of Corrections inmate database fills in the cavernous holes in Belanger’s tale, including numerous prior convictions and the depravity of Harding’s acts. Harding even had the opportunity to order a last meal. He chose “several fried eggs, several strips of bacon, toast, butter, honey and orange juice.”

That was far better treatment than his innocent victims Robert Wise, Martin Concannon and Allen Gage received. They were bound, gagged, beaten and shot in the head and chest at close range.

If you want unvarnished news, the local newspaper is not a reliable source.


SCOTUS rules illegals do not have a right to Green Cards

June 9, 2021

Sanity prevails in unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 9-0 unanimous decision, ruled on Monday that illegal aliens who have been granted temporary humanitarian relief from deportation cannot use the process known as “adjustment of status” to obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States without leaving the country. The court ruled in Sanchez v. Mayorkas that adjustment of status is reserved for those who were inspected at the border and admitted to the United States by an immigration officer, thus disqualifying the majority of those granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Justice Elena Kagan, nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2010, wrote the opinion for the court.

El Salvadoran nationals, Jose Sanchez and Sonia Gonzalez illegally entered the United States decades ago. The U.S. government granted them temporary protection in 2001 when it designated El Salvador as part of the TPS program in the wake of damaging earthquakes in that country.

Sanchez and Gonzalez have maintained TPS status for 20 years, during which Sanchez’s employer filed an immigration-visa petition for Sanchez as a “skilled worker.” Immigration officials approved this petition, authorizing Sanchez to be admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. They simultaneously granted the same approval for Gonzalez.

The U.S. government, however, denied the couple’s subsequent application to use the adjustment-of-status process in order to transition from temporary to permanent residency without leaving the United States. Immigration officials ruled that the couple’s original illegal entry disqualified them from adjustment of status. The government relied on the text of Immigration and Nationality Act Section 1255(a), which restricts the in-country adjustment-of-status process to illegal aliens who were “inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States.”

Notice that the U.S. Law refers to the persons in question as “aliens,” throughout. The words, migrants, undocumented, refugees, and asylum seekers are constructs of the left in describing America’s invaders.

This illuminating commentary, “Illegal Alien”: The Proper Terminology, posted on Federation for American Immigration Reform, by Eric A. Ruark is definitely worth your time.

In 2017 there were an estimated 400,000 people from 12 countries with TPS status. That was likely an undercount, which has no doubt escalated in the intervening years. At the time, they were identified as coming across our southern border from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

In truth, we have no handle on who is illegally invading the United States, and the democrats have no desire to stop the invasion from which they benefit.


Leftist shrinks spew anti-white death threats, anti-Trump venom

June 8, 2021

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating people with mental illness. But where do they go when they are mentally disturbed themselves?

Dr. Aruna Khilanani and Dr. Bandy X. Lee both chose Yale University. 

The New York Post reports on Dr. Khilanani’s speech, ‘The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,’ at the Yale School of Medicine, declaring that she had fantasies of “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way…like I did the world a f**king favor.”

She spewed the bigoted and violence inciting remarks — in which she also said she’d walk away from the shooting “with a bounce in my step” and that white people “make my blood boil” and “are out of their minds and have been for a long time” — at the Ivy League institution’s Child Study Center on April 6, 2021.

Dr. Bandy X. Lee, who taught at Yale School of Medicine tweeted a comparison of then-President Donald Trump and Nazi genocidal mass murderer Adolph Hitler in which Hitler was judged superior. She wrote, “Donald Trump is not Adolph Hitler. At least Hitler improved the daily life of his followers, had discipline, and required more of himself to gain the respect of his followers. Even with the same pathology, there are varying degrees of competence.”

The tweet, covered at the time by Fox News, was removed, and she is no longer at Yale. Though she incites violence, Dr. Lee is listed as a “specialist in public health approaches to violence prevention.” She has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, both welcoming forums for provocative and irrational leftists.