Joe Arpaio: I Have Friends! So Many Friends! (On the Internet)

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio put out a press release today to brag about how many friends he has on the Internet -- again.

We're not aware of any 15-year-old girls who run large law-enforcement agencies, but we're pretty sure this is the exact kind of thing they'd write a press release about if they did.

This is the second annual update of Arpaio's Internet-friend count, since he claimed 110,000 last year -- which we calculated to be totally bull.

Arpaio's now citing 200,000 friends on the interwebs, and the numbers actually check out.

Still, it's the second year in a row Arpaio left out the number of followers of the "People against Sheriff Joe Arpaio" page, which has risen to more than 107,000.

They also have this picture on the page:

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It's around 400, but who's counting? (Literally, who is?)

Arpaio says he "commonly uses the popular web sites (Facebook and Twitter) to make the public aware of news releases and public safety announcements.

Actually, Arpaio -- who still uses the MCSO technology known as a typewriter -- said last year, "I don't use computers"...on his Twitter page.

"At first, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was reluctant to use social media and technology to talk about the day to day occurrences surrounding him and his office," the sheriff's office says. "These days however, the Sheriff appreciates the true value of being able to speak directly to those that he serves rather than hoping that the mainstream media gets it right.

Like the time he issued a press release to announce he wouldn't be giving any additional publicity to "Occupy Phoenix" protesters.

Or "MCSO technology" leading to the arrest of an inmate who escaped from an MCSO jail, even though the sheriff's office had absolutely nothing to do with tracking him down.

Gotcha.

Moral of the story: Arpaio's the coolest cat on the web, two years running.


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8 comments
azlefty
azlefty

Wow a whole 200K I am impressed!

The dancing baby has more

Not Surprised, Again
Not Surprised, Again

Wonder how long it took Arpaio's paid disinformation internet trolls to create new email accounts/profiles in order friend him again, over and over and over?

Rob
Rob

I'd bet 99% of them were made when AZCentral announced their change to Facebook login for posting comments....that was supposed to take place 2 months ago.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 unlike the police in other places that arrest you morons and beat your asses and kill you.

Bobby
Bobby

Soy una puta

Bobby
Bobby

Soy una puta

RED AND WHITE AZ
RED AND WHITE AZ

 The HELLS ANGELS MC ARIZONA support him to. he treats us with respect.

MexicanMafia4Sheroffjoe
MexicanMafia4Sheroffjoe

 We vatos in the Mexican Mafia support sheroff joe. Heil Joe!
Keeping the old tradition of organized crime alive. You go joe!

Mexican Mafia 4 Sheroff joe

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