Joe Arpaio Gets "Selfie" Love from New York Times' Fernanda Santos (w/Update)
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.
twitter.com/fernandaNYT 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?