This a copy of a post to the blog Seeing Red AZ — “conservative political views from a red state”. I’m posting here for reference if the original blog post is no longer available. Here’s the original post:
September 15, 2012
In case you have any reservations regarding the depths to which the Arizona República newspaper will sink, it would be instructive to take a moment to read the obituary/news report* of Arizona’s former First Lady Florence Lambert Mecham. She was 87.
The hard copy edition of the newspaper that hounded her conservative Republican husband — Gov. Evan Mecham — out of office, restrains itself until the eighth word. But there it is: “A funeral service for the wife of controversial former Gov. Evan Mecham will be held Saturday.”
That word has become the favored tool of the República to show derision. Anything the stooges at the liberal daily abhor is “controversial” even if the majority of Arizona citizens overwhelmingly show their support for issues or candidates at the ballot box.
But to insert it in the obituary of a lovely, private woman thrust into the spotlight — a mother of seven, grandmother of 29, and great-grandmother of 8, is beyond the bounds of decency. This respectful notice was placed by the family through Bunker Family Funeral Home in Mesa.
Mrs. Mecham’s newspaper obit, including an unflattering photo, continues with a contemptuous last paragraph recount of her husband’s travails while in office.
Nice job, República. You must be very proud.
*At the time of this posting, the shameful news version was not available online.
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