Joe Arpaio "First Amendment Forum" at ASU Cronkite School To Be Protested by Student Activists
As mind-numbingly impossible as it is to imagine, Sheriff Joe, avowed enemy of a free press and brown people everywhere, will be the guest speaker at the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism's "First Amendment Forum" this Monday, November 30.
Talk about eating turkey after Thanksgiving. Arpaio lecturing at a First Amendment Forum? Too bad Idi Amin's not around anymore. ASU could have him come chat about human rights.
Arpaio's interlocutors on this "forum" are listed as journalism prof Rick Rodriguez, Cronkite News Service broadcast director Susan Green, and CNS digital news director Steve Elliott. Needless to say, the onus will be on these three to turn up the Bunsen burner on our corrupt top law dog. Otherwise, they'll never live it down.
Arpaio's deputies have arrested reporters, intimidated them, and blocked the release of public records, forcing news outlets to sue to get them. He plays favorites with the media, rewarding those outlets and journos that whitewash him with access and ride-alongs, and punishing those he doesn't like by banning them from his press conferences on the 19th floor of the Wells Fargo Building.
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