Okay, things I forgot to mention over the last week:
- KPHO in Phoenix repeated the right wing meme that no Arizona law enforcement was present at a White House meeting on immigration. The trouble is, Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor was. KPHO eventually took the story off of its website.
- Along the same lines, Phoenix writer Terry Greene Sterling wrote a piece for Daily Beast about Jan Brewer’s vetoes. Trouble is, she once again gave her credit for changing her stance on transplants, when she’s done nothing of the kind. Chuck Coughlin must be happy that even ostensibly liberal writers are buying the spin and giving La Cervecera props for something that never happened.
- But wait, there’s more. The Republic ran an editorial on Friday raking Andrei Cherny and Kyrsten Sinema over the coals for not “thanking” the governor for her vetoes. Next up: the Republic criticizes the thousands of Arizonans thrown off of AHCCCS for not being more gracious, and takes on homeowners for not being more thankful for the privilege of having their property taxes raised to pay for corporate tax cuts.
- Jack Harper continues his quest to make sure that everyone knows he’s a buffoon by spreading a video that purports to show Ruben Gallego picking his nose (Harper’s definition of “nose picking” apparently includes nose scratching). His tag line: “While Republicans are working to secure the border, Democrats are just picking their noses.” This is what passes for “clever” in the Republican caucus these days.