Past Features

March 1, 2016

The Arizona Repugnant
One reason the people are so damn mad


Home page of Arizona Republic -- March 1, 2016
Arizona Republic -- February 29, 2016  
Can Donald Trump build a border wall with Mexico? He'd have to tackle this
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump has consistently stressed that he would build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
    What would that mean for nearly 2,000 miles of diverse terrain, communities and wildlife? We talked to law enforcement, academics, policy experts and activists. We researched border security. Then we created a virtual tour of the border to find out. [...]
    Join us as we travel from one end of the other --- through mountain ranges, sand dunes, the Colorado River Delta, deserts and miles of the Rio Grande. We'll talk about the recent history of our border, the challenges that different regions face, what works or what doesn't, and learn from the experts about what really happens down there.
    In the end, it's up to you to decide: Do you think we need a wall? And do you think we could build it?

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Border propaganda from the Arizona Republic
    In its survey of the situation on the border (above) the Arizona Republic suggests that Donald Trump wants to build a 2,000 mile wall. This is what Trump said most recently: "And of the 2,000 [miles], we don't need 2,000, we need 1,000 because we have natural barriers, et cetera, et cetera, and I'm taking it price per square foot and a price per square, you know, per mile, and it's a very simple calculation."
    The Republic says “We talked to law enforcement, academics, policy experts and activists” --- but they didn't talk to the only organization that has produced a comprehensive survey of the entire border fence.
    Back in June of 2010, the Republic published a map of the border fence.
    At the bottom of the map tiny type says “Map and fence data from American Border Patrol, a border watchdog group, and Customs and Border Patrol” --- but they didn't mentioned us in the body of the main story.
    In August of 2010, the Republic sent a reporter to interview me. He spent the weekend at my ranch and told me: “This is one of the most interesting I have ever worked on.” Not a word of his visit ever appeared in the Republic.
    The Arizona Republic is wrong about the border in almost every respect, and they refuse to tell the truth about the work of ABP.
    It has failed in its job as a watchdog on government spending on border systems.
    ABP is doing its job for it.
    The Arizona Republic is not a newspaper --- it is a leftist propaganda organ. It's nickname is “The Arizona Repugnant”.
    Mainstream media propaganda --- now exposed regularly on the Internet --- is just one of the reasons the people are so mad as they vote in Republican presidential primaries.

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