Could Fox News Have Picked Anyone Worse Than Joe Arpaio for an Interview on the Boston Marathon Explosions?

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The worst decision made on TV yesterday.
While TV news programs around the country played footage of the explosions at the Boston Marathon, and interviewed witnesses and people with knowledge of the situation, Fox News rolled with a clueless county sheriff from 2,500 miles away.

Of course, Arpaio used the setup for shameless self-promotion: "They're even after the sheriff here," Arpaio told Fox's Neil Cavuto, obviously without the slightest clue as to who "they" are.

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-Boston Marathon Explosions: Fox News Goes Straight to Clueless Joe Arpaio

After rambling about border security and his refusal to resign (see the transcript here), Arpaio finished his comments on the dead and wounded people at the marathon by saying, "I'll be the sheriff for many years."

Then, as we considered David Hasselhoff, a 5-year-old picking his nose, and a black-out drunk person who passed out in a Phoenix dumpster, we really couldn't find a reason as to why they're any less qualified than Arpaio to give an opinion on an explosion at the Boston Marathon.

Can you think of anyone worse than Arpaio you'd want to hear from at a time like that?

Cast your vote below:



Yesterday's results: Joe Arpaio's Biggest Danger: Mail Bombs, or Sidewalks?

Mail bombs 1.87%
Sidewalks 98.13%


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Roy Brewster
Roy Brewster

I agree with Maggie! After all its Fox? Let's pause while Arpaio gives the invocation.

Barbie MacBride
Barbie MacBride

Please don't put God in the same sentence with THEM. Eeeeek ! :(

Barbie MacBride
Barbie MacBride

Joe never met a camera he didn't like. But he's a friend of mine and I DO like him.

Phillip Robertson
Phillip Robertson

I say let him keep talking, hopefully he has enough rope. I say give him an hour long show. Put him in the same room with those poor families shattered by this event, give us your time Joe! Let the world know how you're personally affected by this event! Give us your great knowledge! Tell us how you have been hunted by the same people that did this! Look into the eye's of the families and tell them and us all about your suffering at the hands of this mad bomber!

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Jaffy is busy flippin' Whoppers and is unavailable to comment at this time.

ENDREPSANDDEMS
ENDREPSANDDEMS

I guess they won't be printing up "I had a a blast at the 2013 Boston Maration" anytime soon.  Hopefully Obama buys everyone their own personal drone now so we can all be watched all of the time to make sure we be good slaves yessim

ENDREPSANDDEMS
ENDREPSANDDEMS

Yes, Matthew, they could have sent you or your flunkies at this excuse of a news provider

Anon
Anon

Babeu must have been unavailable. The Fox News right is currently mobilized to find a reason to oppose immigration reform in any and every story that comes along, no matter how unrelated. The spontaneous response among anti-immigration zealots to the Boston bombings was -- I kid you not -- that an illegal immigrant obviously did it, and even if one didn't, it proves the need to close the border and deport the eleven million. So, yes, for as long as immigration reform is under consideration, Fox News is going to turn every story into a reason to put Arpaio and his ilk on the air.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

hmmm... let's see...

Bin Laden was not available, neither was Saddam and Coulter was getting HIS mustache waxed

Yup, he was the worst they could have picked

Michael Vande
Michael Vande

Isn't he better occupied with things that happen in his own jurisdiction? Isn't Hawaii, and DC for that matter, way outside his authority? And who paid for the investigation, Joe or the tax payers of his county?

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

Look at the bright side, we, as a state, are famous again.

Mary Doe
Mary Doe

After I stopped laughing at Arpajo's 'experience ...in fraud and forgery' and 'the very best people in the field', the question remains, 'how it was his job, exactly.' Retire and and then pursue your passion 'to question the the (?) powers that run this nation.' Like, investigate the most influential lobbies and what not.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Of course they could have picked someone worse - they could have picked someone like JoeArpaioFan whose grasp of both the facts and the English language is even worse than his idol's.  The real questions is, why didn't they pick any of the 10,000+ people who were better qualified for the interview, who would have been semi-coherent during the interview and who would have offered some level of context, insight or information to their broadcast.

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

Answer: Joe has over 40 years experience in law enforcement, this includes "Fraud & Forgery" ....not to mention he recruited some of the very best people in the field to examine the false documents....It's every "American Citizens" job and duty to question the the powers that run this nation, this even includes the President.

Harry Berzes
Harry Berzes

Who knows, Joe is all about media attention anymore. New Times spends more time talking about him than anyone or anything else these days. Guess it has now become his unofficial media arm. When I live in Phx many years ago, it was a go to source for news the big papers wouldn't print. Not so anymore. Guess they are teaching other things in Journo schools these days, and it's not reporting news.

Michael Vande
Michael Vande

I was a bit puzzled when I heard Joe was conducting his own investigation on Barack Obama's birth certificate. Why did he figure that was his job?

Harry Berzes
Harry Berzes

Shameless self promotion aided by New Times repeating the story and making it even more about nothing than it was to start with. I don't know what Joe knows about Boston, and I don't particularly care. New Times should stick to what it's good at, listing restaurants and bar entertainment.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Since Bull Conner no longer walks this earth,I guess Faux Noise figured why not get the modern day version of Bull Conner, who still is walking this earth,at least some times.

Maggie Shaw
Maggie Shaw

We are talking FOX news so it seems appropriate.

HermanBernstein
HermanBernstein

the "Grand Dragon" wasn't available......................................LOL

Erick Pineda
Erick Pineda

I hope Arpaio dies SOON. He's 80 already right?

Cassie Dyson Pinon
Cassie Dyson Pinon

im sure a few kindergarteners were available for interviews no?!?!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@JohnQ.Public That's an easy one, they didn't pick any of the 10,000 plus people because they're Fox News and that's how they do things.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Edward Anthony Green LMAO i wasnt aware that proven crackpots are now considered "the very best in their field"..but sure, whatever helps you believe the bs. you are aware they flat out lied and tried to misrepresent facts on that issue right? 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@Edward Anthony Green Guess what Eddie.


There's a BLACK man living in the WHITE House.

THAT'S what you're real problem is, isn't it?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Michael Vande because thats joes MO..when someone starts investigating them, he fabricates an investigation so he can claim bias should they charge him...hes been doing that crap for years now. Look at Goddard...while he was AG joe had an open case for almost 4 years, yet magically closed it once he left office. 

Only problem is, he cant find shit on Obama..much less his dementia medication. Ava has to help him...ps im sick of the news portraying her as some saint too..Shes just as evil! 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Harry Berzes guess you dont read New times too much...they have many great articles, most of which call out the corruption in this state. Remember, the owner and editor went to jail to protect the privacy of online readers! Joe and Andy were trying to raid IP addresses and reading habits of anyone who had gone to the site at that point! First Amendment buddy! thats why i support this paper, and i hope you would too. 

UMADBRO
UMADBRO

You live in a country that murders innocent civilians the world over, a country whose "leaders" that you support are criminals wish to strip away citizens rights while the government and their corporations break laws with no repurcussions day in and day out, yet you want to call people a dickhead for stating the truth. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@UMADBRO yea, i called him a dickhead for mocking the victims with his "i had a blast" comment. 

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