The Big Segway: Why I Despise* the ‘Red Star’

Arizona Daily Star front page

*Reason #4 

Gaze upon this Sunday front page from Pima County’s dominant print media, December 22nd edition (see pix), just before Christmas.

….Is it just me?

Or is it such an overwhelming piece of convoluted logic only a Libtard could appreciate?  Hey, as Mark Twain might say, “in this distracted electronic age; Goebbels’ ‘Big Lie’ has a first cousin, the Big Segway.”

And all of this, all of it—applies to glaring hypocrisies as well, as evidenced by the Red Star’s front page.  Another case of “why we take our readership’s intelligence for granted.”

What were they thinking?

Evidently in composing last Sunday’s front page—they simply refused to see a glaring liberal example of “bozo moral relativism.”

Look at it.  One headline bemoans the vast Tucson income differential (it’s all our fault, boo-hoo!), while right beside it, the other complements the town’s longest running successful taxpayer shakedown (after their first 9-figure scheme blew-up). All for a bunch of rich guys, who are rebuilding their precious (subsidized) downtown, one-block-flipping-block at a time.  Affectionately known by Tucson’s wannabe-hipster crowds, “Rio Nuevo.”

But this plays very well to the Star’s core audiences of sinecured UA profs, contingents of the confused & angry working-poor, the disaffected 20% student refugees still here, and the various do-gooder and corporate payola groups, who think everything in Tucson is just hunky-dory.   (“All the great people and fabulous themes we flew aircover for in 2019 are still calling the shots!”)  

Tell me you guys at the ‘Red Star’ don’t live & work in an echo chamber.  If I thought for 1 minute this was a genuine, but clumsy attempt at “fairness,” or even if you see beyond my point—trying to present an intelligent juxtaposition.  I’d say they were trying; but we both know that’s a lie.

You’re irredeemably & unabashedly Hard-Left, and will abide no serious dialog.

Surely this has to be an example of Mr. Twain’s clear-thinking Rule #29: “the chief difference between truth & fiction…is fiction has to make sense.”

Sellers is a South Park Republican who lives in Oro Valley.  His background is federal tech-transfer commercialization.  Contact him at readbill19@usa.net

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Bill Sellers is a resident of southern Arizona. He is active in local politics.