Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wants Everyone to Know How Many Internet "Friends" He Has -- Quick Check of Interwebs Shows Joe's Cookin' the Books

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Sheriff Joe: Promises he has friends.
Like a 15-year-old girl, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio reached unprecedented levels of media sluttiness today when he not only felt compelled to announce how many cyber friends he has, but went so far as to lie about it, too.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office put out a press release today (yes, this news was apparently press release-worthy), informing the world, "Sheriff Arpaio reaches an impressive 110,000 new 'friends' through social media."

Yes, "friends" was in quotes.

The MCSO states "...without even trying, he is received an amazing amount of attention from the general public through these sites."

Aside from the Governor Jan Brewer-esque "he is received" from the sheriff's PR flack, Arpaio says he still prefers "good old fashioned face to face communication."

"I don't know much about tweets, texts, blogs, or emails but I do know that it is a quick way for me to get my story out in a manner that is essentially unfiltered by media bias," he says.

On a side note, the MCSO says the 110,000 "friends" are from Facebook and Twitter -- which is B.S.

To have this story unfiltered by Sheriff Joe bias, we counted Arpaio's e-friends.

The sheriff's Twitter account has 16,731 followers and his Facebook page lists 4,948 "friends," leaving a missing 88,321 of what we'll call "imaginary friends."

Sure, he could've counted the 94,337 "Likes" (not the same as "friends") on the Joe Arpaio Facebook page, but then he could have also subtracted the 97, 478 "Likes" on the "People against Sheriff Joe Arpaio" page.

Also in the release, the MCSO mentions that Arpaio is the sixth most desired talk show guest in America.

The five beating out Arpaio are Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann, Ann Coulter, and Sarah Palin, according to this very credible-looking website.

Regardless, Sheriff Arpaio is pleased as punch to lie about being one of coolest cats on the Internet.

This writer's request to be Sheriff Arpaio's Facebook "friend" is currently pending.


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George_W_Obama
George_W_Obama

You have got to know that there are more social networking sites now than just Facebook and Twitter. A lot more. I'm sure Arpaio is also on Fark, DeviantArt or Fubar and a bunch of other hip new social media sites. You also didn't count LinkedIn.

Geronimo
Geronimo

I am surprised to read the "New Times" is still in business. I thought it was the job of "Real Journalists" to "Report the news" in an unbiased fashion. Guess this does not apply to your "Rag" of a paper. Of course I'm sure that you will think that you are just "Perfect". Sheriff Joe is famous and respected Worldwide. I live here in the Valley and thought you people went out of business long ago. Everyone I have contacted, said They Never Heard of the "Newtimes". And you call Republicans "Haters"? You have the market cornered on "Hate"!

My itchy scrotum
My itchy scrotum

Six repugnant Republican pieces of S H I T.

Joe, you're in fine company, ya fatass hunk of crap...

Rrjenn
Rrjenn

That the times and all you tard commenters would even care just goes to show what demented haters you all are. I mean, you try to paint all of us who want Joe to enforce immigration laws as hateful, but it's you people who spout some of the most vitriolic vile filth. Get a life fools.

XSoldier
XSoldier

My first question: Why the hell does the MCSO shurf need a Facebook page?

Second question: Why was this even press-release worthy?

Did anyone read EJ Montini's column in yesterday's Arizona Republic? Apparently the Flaccid Fool feels unloved and underappreciated. So, (note the sarcasm here) I appreciate you, Joe.

I appreciate the fact that you have cost Maricopa County taxpayers $43 million in lawsuit judgments and settlement payouts.

I appreciate the fact that you are currently costing Maricopa County taxpayers an additional $59 million in future lawsuit judgments and settlement payouts.

I appreciate the fact that you and your SS goon squad refuse to serve the 50,000 felony warrants still active in Maricopa County.

I appreciate the fact that you have not made this county safer since you were first elected.

Yeah, I appreciate you, Joe.

Al
Al

He has to be the saddest man on earth to lie that he has friends that do not exists!

Phxbrd
Phxbrd

Shit draws flies. Really stinky shit draws LOTS of flies.

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linkiss

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Meechemill
Meechemill

He's wonderful - love what he is doing - it's time to quit coddeling the prisoners and realize they broke the law or they wouldn't be there - His jails should be filled with illegals.

Pavemantscraper
Pavemantscraper

Say what you will, but, I hope I am able to get around and look as good as he does for his age when I am 113.

Magallon98
Magallon98

I dont give a damm about him or hi's fagget friend's.they aré stupid as him,and the media that like to waste time after this fagot.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

That's the shittiest website I've seen in a LONG time. That belongs on Web Sites That Suck for sure...

J Timothy Dotson
J Timothy Dotson

He is not the meanest Sheriff in America, only the dumbest and most inept...and highly overpaid.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

So Joe Arpaio lied, fudged numbers, and showed delusions of grandeur and that's news? You're new around here aren't you, Mr. Hendley?

Alialibubu
Alialibubu

The $150,000,000 Million Dollar Two for One Immigrant 4th Reich Speaks! I got friends yes I do, I got friends how about you? I got a Two for One what american born murderers, rapist, and State paid informants just wont do! I got a Hotel, Motel, CCA Prisons for Profit Jan Brewer/Pearce Holiday Inn. I got friends, yes I do, I got friends how about you. I got "unattested" not yet arrested to detain, render and then force to ATTEST unto Me! Russell! Troy Booty Palin and a 1000 Tea Party GOP Ships! I got friends yes I do, I got friends how about you! I got REDFLAGGED elderly voter emails! I got REDFLAGGED Veteran voter emails! I got emails from DES! DAV! SSI! I got emails from MVD! I got friends, yes i do, I got friends how about you! I got Hendershot! I got Brock! I got Mrs. Brock emails too! I have did! We have did! I got friends yes I do! I got "email" friends how about you! Wiretapping, eavesdropping, datamined (foreclosed, caged, provisional ballot voters) at best! If only the Justice Department could get their hands on those MVD emails! SSI emails! DAV emails! Friend.

Nweng
Nweng

Why is someone like this even boasting that he has ##### "friends" on social media a la Paris Hilton or Justin Bieber? And issuing a press release about it as well? Really?

Gizzard
Gizzard

Coz that mcso pio has probably got a lot of Joe on his lips and time on his hands. anything for a media moment ya know. A frosted faced pio, that would be a great story in itself.

Coz
Coz

Pretty sad the corrupt old man is so desperate for attention that his PIO-POS's have to come up with worthless lame press releases like that.

Gizzard
Gizzard

I know the Maricopa Moron reads all comments on-line in the New Times, has for years. Hey Joe -GO FUCK YOURSELF and finish eating that chicken, you know the ones your Swat team didn't run over.

Coz
Coz

Right, as in Bozo Joe can lie and no one questions him about his continual bullshit.

Bozo Joe says>>but I do know that it is a quick way for me to get my story out in a manner that is essentially unfiltered by media bias," he says.

@BrakingNewz @TearsOTheDragon
@BrakingNewz @TearsOTheDragon

As one "follower" of Joe on twitter, I can tell you it's NOT because we're a "friend" or "fan". It's so we can see and call bullshit on his stories and lies!!

MCSO PIO
MCSO PIO

Great story New Times. Sheriff Arpaio actually has 95,000 fans on his fan page. He had to create a fan page because he quickly exceeded the 5,000 friend limit. But again, great reporting!

Car_del99
Car_del99

" cooking the books " what do you expect ,,,? he's an expert on this...Can he open his mouth without lying for once ?

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Jesus, how out-of-touch are these fucking morons? A presser for the amount of internet friends "America's Toughest Sheriff(R)" has in the online world? What a bunch of goofy dildos we have running things in this county.

Rob
Rob

"Without even trying he is received an amazing amount of attention...."

Without even trying? That's the one thing Arpaio is good at doing...bringing attention to himself.

Well, I'm off to a cockfight.

Phxbrd
Phxbrd

I'm not surprised to hear that you're surprised. FYI, New Times writers have earned more national journalism awards in any given five years that writers for the Repugnant have gotten for the last 100+ years. Stick to the Repugnant and continue going through life surprised every time you accidently stumble on to examples of excellent journalism.

Coz
Coz

Only fool here is you, Meechemill & Rrjenn

Coz
Coz

LOL...another idiot heard from

rrjenn
rrjenn

who just keeps on getting reelected time after time. lol Must be doing what the people of Maricopa want him to do.

Coz
Coz

You think Bozo Joe is over paid, you should look into what his Chief Suck Ups make off the tax payers backs for the never ending corruption they represent.

rrjenn
rrjenn

and he just keeps on getting reelected doesn't he. He has a lot more friends than all of you fools combined.

Nycnyhc
Nycnyhc

Sheriff PIGFUCK is an asshole !!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

WOW - The Shurf has actually admitted he was wrong. AND complimented Matthew Hendley on his reportage.

Stupid Shurf.

Native Guns
Native Guns

He doesn't stay in touch with any of them. Realistically, those are just numbers. As the joKKKer already said, he only likes "good old fashioned face-to-face". More than half of those "face-to-face" encounters, are from those who hate his guts.

brotherbear
brotherbear

I love that the "without even trying" quote was given via a fucking press conference about the subject.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Gosh Rob, Are you trying to get "friend" Arpaio to introduce you to "friend" Seagal when they raid the cockfight. Maybe I will tip them to the address of where you are going to the cockfight. What is Russell Pearce's address again?

Coz
Coz

Which I'm sure are all the same nitwit

rrjenn
rrjenn

lol ya I hear ya Coz you're an idiot. lol

XSoldier
XSoldier

Hendy makes $240,000 (including his double dipping ways) annually. And he had his Peoria home foreclosed upon.

Coz
Coz

That's OK, because I don't want to need any redneck racist hillbillies for friends anyway.

Rrjenn
Rrjenn

And you're a nice person?

Rrjenn
Rrjenn

He doesn't hate you.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Coz:Yup. Hendy has made around half that $240K, Fox has made around $62K, and Black has made around $70K. So far.

Coz
Coz

Yea, and the fat piece of shit has been on paid leave for the last 6 months.

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