Joe Arpaio Defends Interviews With Anti-Semitic Site

The Arizona Republic reports:

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has given several interviews to a publication that traffics in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and on Wednesday declined an opportunity to distance himself from the extremist material.

Arpaio, the controversial former Maricopa County sheriff, said he was unfamiliar with other stories on the “American Free Press” website, such as an interview with the author of an anti-Semitic book that was headlined “Jewish Fingerprints All Over 9-11.” But Arpaio declined to criticize it or other anti-Semitic content associated with the publication.

“I’m not going to criticize the news media like you,” Arpaio told The Arizona Republic. “I can’t believe another news outlet is criticizing a newspaper.” CNN last week reported that Lou Barletta, a GOP Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, gave an interview to the “American Free Press” in October 2006. Since 2014, Arpaio has given at least five interviews to it.

The books for sale on the site are exactly what you’d expect.

  • Boreal

    Of course he did.

  • AtticusP
  • Lazycrockett

    Maybe he can sit down with Ari again who can explain it so he can understand.

  • Sam_Handwich

    as much as i wish this assclown would disappear tomorrow, i’m also liking the idea of Alabama 2.0

  • Joe in PA

    The books for sale on the site are exactly what you’d expect.

    Yeah, no. Not gonna go.

    • William

      The Little Nazi Book Shop and Tiki Torch Emporium?

    • Bluto

      I did. Mr. Joe is wrong, it’s WORSE than expected. I’m shaking with rage & disgust.

  • bkmn

    Gee, did nazi that coming.

  • Jamie_Johnson

    I can’t believe another news outlet is criticizing a newspaper

    Said the racist who’s appeared on Fox countless times.

  • Bambino
  • JWC

    Ok We have pretty well convince Roy Moore to lat down and die Now lets get this miserable deranged old fart on a similar path

  • Henry Auvil

    “Arpaio” doesn’t sound very Amerikun to me. Can we see his birth certificate?

    • Dayglo

      If his last name ends in a vowel, he’s not a real American. Sorry, Joe … you gotta go.

      • The_Wretched

        He should be picked up half naked from a spa and forced to 3 months of detention while they investigate his citizenship status and get proof of identity.

    • kaydenpat

      Sounds pretty darn forren to me.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Only thing worse than an old fool is an old Bigot.
    I guess he’s both

  • bkmn

    Interesting wrinkle, will have to see how this unfolds:

    https://twitter.com/davidjoachim/status/959189008965341184

  • Keiffer

    Calling one’s publication a newspaper legitimizes it as much as Joe holding the title of Sheriff proves that he’s a man who follows the law.

  • AJA

    A racist does a racist thing?! I’m SHOCKED!

    Shocked, I say!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “Ask a southerner” about slavery? the civil war? Yeah, sure, ok.

    Yup, them there book things on that there web thingy is ‘xactly what y’all y’all would expect.

    DAFUQ!!!

  • William

    When does he do the interview with Völkischer Beobachter?

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Gosh, they got picters ‘n everthin’!

  • Treant

    Who? Didn’t he used to be a criminal who licked orange balls to get out of jail free?

  • GanymedeRenard

    More Nazis in the news. Call it a day.

  • -M-

    Right. Wouldn’t want the actual free press to call out bias, falsehoods or bigotry put out by a phony news source. 🙄

    Mendacious old fascist racist should just go shoot himself in gratitude for not being left to roast in his own desert tent city like he deserves.

  • leastyebejudged

    Well, he is a zionist at heart !

  • ClevelandJim

    Ugh, he’s still with us? Haven’t seen his craggy face for a couple weeks, thought maybe he’d passed and I’d just missed the announcement.

  • dcurlee

    This old racist fuck needs to climb back under his rock with Trump

  • Charles Nelson

    Arpaio is an honest Nazi…unlike a lot of Politicians.

  • JCF
  • Lars Littlefield

    Of course Apaio likes to talk to anti semitic organizations. What else do we expect of the little darling?

  • Stubenville

    Keep digging that hole…

  • MonochromeMouse

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again on any article about that human shit stain, once we get a sane president again they need to declare Arpaio an enemy of the state and let him spend the few remaining years of his life in general population at Guantanamo.

  • Jim Michaud

    This is the GOP today: never, ever admit you’re wrong, never compromise. If caught doing or associating with unsavory elements, NEVER APOLOGIZE. Double down, triple down if you have to.

  • Paul

    “I’m not going to criticize the news media like you,” Arpaio told
    The Arizona Republic. “I can’t believe another news outlet is
    criticizing a newspaper.”

    So all I have to do to get him to not criticise my site is to add ‘news’ to the title?

    Coming soon: Alleged Multiple Rapist Joe Arpaio News dot com. 😉

  • Professor Barnhardt

    A Volvo is no match for a Citroën DS. You should aim higher next time. Stop slacking off.