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Sunday, January 26, 2014
WND Still Fluffing Joe Arpaio
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily loves Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio for allowing that shoddy Cold Case Posse investigation of President Obama's "eligibility" to happen -- that's why he's gotten nothing but favorable coverage at WND (despite WND's insistence that it has no sacred cows). That Arpaio-fluffing continues in a Jan. 24 article:

If you thought the pink underwear and chain-gang uniforms were tough justice, get a load of what America’s toughest sheriff is forcing inmates to do now.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County is forcing 38 inmates who desecrated American flags inside his jail to eat only bread and water for a week.

“These inmates have destroyed the American flag that was placed in their cells,” Arpaio told CNN. “Tearing them, writing on them, stepping on them, throwing them in the toilet, trash or wherever they feel. It’s a disgrace … this is government property that they are destroying, and we will take action against those who act this way.”

Arpaio implemented the American flag jailhouse initiative in November. It includes listening to the “Star-Spangled Banner” every morning and “God Bless America” every night over the intercom system.

By contrast, you will not read anywhere at WND about how  Maricopa County had to pay $3.75 million to the founders of an alternative weekly in Phoenix because Arpaio's office falsely arrested them, ostensibly for publishing Arpaio's home address in their newspaper but seemingly actually because the paper reported on Arpaio's abuses.

Which is funny, because WND also claims to serve "as a light exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power." Not if those perpetrating said corruption and abuse of power are among WND's sacred cows, apparently.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:52 AM EST

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