10 Worst Local Media Moments of 2013

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5.) Arizona Republic Declares Joe Arpaio Recall Effort "Should Fail"

Despite Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office being convicted of racial-profiling, bungled hundreds of sex-crime investigations, used taxpayer money to investigate the president's birth certificate, harassed political opponents, jailed journalists, "misspent" $100 million, and much more, the Arizona Republic editorial board urged people not to support the attempted recall of the elderly sheriff. Although the process for a recall is clearly detailed in the Arizona Constitution, the Republic called the recall effort "as much of an abuse of Arizona law as anything Arpaio has done." Pathetic.

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