“Birther” becomes a word in Republic style book
Using one of the left’s favorite non-words to headline its editorial today, the daily newspaper slams the findings of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation into the presidential eligibility of Barack Obama, as a “birther’ probe.
As expected, it goes downhill from there.
The editorial plays in concert with another editorial, masquerading as a straight news report. It begins with the words: It was part press conference, part political rally and all conspiracy theory when Sheriff Joe Arpaio revealed the findings Thursday of his volunteer posse’s six-month investigation into the validity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
The word “claim” is sprinkled liberally regarding the disclosures revealed in the 6-month investigation by the Cold Case Posse of career lawmen.
Then resident extremist monger, EJ Montini chimes in with his column, titled Arpaio’s birther claims just another distraction, retaliation. His actual gig is bootlicking to ensure job security before the newspaper finally collapses.
And wonder of wonders, hovering over both Montini’s column and the supposed news article attempting to demean Arpaio as a Tea Party icon, is a single headline, also slurringly critical of Arpaio.
Benson’s cartoon brings up the rear with grotesque imagery supposedly depicting Maricopa County’s popular five-term elected sheriff. Omitted is any mention of the unrivaled law enforcement career credentials that obviously warrant the respect of the citizens of one of the largest counties in the contiguous United States (that’s excluding Alaska, EJ) — who keep reelecting him to do the job he has been charged to carry out.
To the left-wing gaggle still hanging on at the dying Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic), that’s the real problem with Sheriff Joe Arpaio.