Joe Arpaio Gets "Selfie" Love from New York Times' Fernanda Santos (w/Update)

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Sometimes I hate to be right.

For instance, in a recent blog post about Sheriff Joe Arpaio traveling to Los Angeles for a Hollywood screening of producer Randy Murray's documentary The Joe Show, I noted that Murray's idea of inviting Joe along for the ride was a bad one, unlikely to do more than stroke the sheriff's ego.

Fast-forward to Wednesday, when New York Times reporter Fernanda Santos, who for the past two years has been the paper's Phoenix bureau chief, tweeted a photo of herself with Arpaio, en route to Los Angeles.

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Above is Santos' selfie with Arpaio, which Santos removed from Twitter sometime Thursday afternoon; below is my original embed of her Twitter post. See update at end of this post.


In the pic, Santos offers a duck face. Arpaio just looks confused.

"Traveling to Hollywood with Sheriff Joe Arpaio today," she wrote of the photo. "Looking tough."

To which, she hashtagged the words "Phoenix bureau" and "glamor."

(I have to believe she meant "#Glamor" sarcastically.)

Stacey Champion, doing PR for the film, tweeted, "@fernandaNYT is totally cracking me up. Her explanation of selfies to Sheriff Joe almost made me pee."

The high-jinks didn't stop there. Later, Santos tweeted pics of Arpaio with some of the costumed actors that work Hollywood Boulevard.

There's Arpaio being lassoed by Wonder Woman, Arpaio with Elmo and the Cookie Monster.

Champion Tweeted similar pics, but then, that's Champion's job, right?

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21 comments
ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

What is the sheriff doing out of the office promoting himself on the taxpayers' dime? Anyone else would NOT get away with this nonsense. A state where people and children are hurting, while the sheriff makes a mockery out of the sheriff's office? 

hepcat11
hepcat11

He made me so sick, he still makes me sick, there's surely a place in hell for this sadistic old bastard.

azgrantorino
azgrantorino

It's only a matter of time that Joe and his cronies roll over.  Once it starts, it will be fast.


100percentCLETUS
100percentCLETUS

The New York Times have done several scathing pieces on the 81 year old mentally ill old fool. Someone needs to inform the Times regarding Santos' traitorous relationship with a well known criminal. So they can fire her @$$.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

I'm just guessing that Fernanda Santos is of Hispanic origin. If so, I think she just did her race and culture a huge disservice by appearing with Mr. WU.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Fox 10 had a picture of Joke with Darth Vader, but they didn't say which one was the evil lord.....

john043012
john043012 topcommenter

Ill bet Lemons is in his office right now violating himself

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

You see people like Joe, even Hispanics!  If it had been Paul Penzone instead, he wouldn't have gotten as much as a hello.

DNichols
DNichols

How Bizzare?!

At least Feeble Little Arpaio has a Woman to protect him .

DNichols
DNichols

@Concerned

After whoring around with the media on our Tax Dollars Arpaio will return and tell his faithful following of brain washed moron's that he has been working hard fourteen hours a day eight days a week.

They will horay, and bow down to him.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@john043012 No, John, probably not. Mr. Lemons works in an open cubicle facing a window that faces a major street. What, exactly, do you define as "violating himself", by the way?

DNichols
DNichols

@John

Sounds like you are fantasizing about Lemons?!

Seek help.

Vizzini
Vizzini

@arizonanewtimes.com If Arpaio wasn't such a malevolent force in AZ, with a white-haired base of fellow bigots and nativists supporting him every election, there wouldn't have been a reason to make the film.  


I'd take Penzone over that shit head any day. I hope he is jailed for contempt by Snow.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

"I hope he's jailed for contempt by Snow."

I hope the Fetid Fossil of MCSO is jailed for abuse of power Vizzini.... I think 18 USC 241 and 18 USC 242 fit nicely here....

DNichols
DNichols

@shadeaux

Benefit of the doubt?

But she looks a lot tougher than "America's Pink Pantied Sheriff."

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

The way our legal system seems to work lately...................we will be lucky if we can get a contempt, let alone any of the other things he should be hit with

azweasel
azweasel

His panties are brown and yellow. Maybe a piece of corn here and there.

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