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More Tax Hypocrisy From The Daily Sun

By Elisha Dorfsmith

On June 19th the Flagstaff City Council voted to keep the property tax rate flat and save taxpayers an estimated $10 per $100,000 on their property tax bill.

The Arizona Daily Sun responded by saying that fiscal conservatives were now in control and running the show:

“The Flagstaff City Council’s newly elected fiscal conservatives flexed their political muscles on their first night in office.”

Read full article HERE.

The story sparked outrage among some Daily Sun readers and within hours there were calls online to recall Jerry Nabours and Jeff Oravits.

A few days later the story was followed by an editorial tearing apart the council for keeping the tax rate flat. It included this little gem:

“New Councilmember Jeff Oravits got the new council off on the wrong foot by calling for a freeze on the property tax rate, as if the rate had something to do with the ability of residents to afford their taxes.” 

Read the full editorial HERE.

Here’s where the hypocrisy comes in:

On the same night the City voted to keep taxes flat, the Democrats (not considered by the Daily Sun to be extremist evil fiscal conservatives) on the Coconino board of supervisors also voted to keep the tax rate flat and save taxpayers around $10 per $300,000. This is what the Daily Sun had to say:


Am I the only one who thinks the difference in tone and presentation in the Daily Sun is deafening?


  1. Slim
    June 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I was going to copy and past the articles in each others comments, but my settings won’t let me log on….

    • Slim
      June 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm


      • June 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        Won’t let you log on to the Daily Sun? Let me know if I can help with anything.

  2. Herb Roscoe
    July 4, 2012 at 8:48 am

    It’s not surprising. Several months ago the ADS didn’t print one of my comments on an article about Fast and Furious. When I called Randy Wilson to ask him why, he got very defensive. Ultimately he told me if they don’t agree with someone’s comments they don’t print them. So much for objectivity. The joke is, now in the ADS, he has an editorial on free speech. He didn’t print my comment on that either. Mr Wilson doesn’t have a clue about free speech. This whole newspaper is a joke. All comments are filtered to the editor”s personal taste. Who wants to read that rubbish! Mr. Wilson and the ADS are a bunch of manipulative children and are trying to shape the discourse in our city. Not much can be believed there. Luckily, I record all my phone conversations!

  3. John
    July 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm
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