Feedback from the Issue of Thursday, September 10, 2009


You accuse me of lying?: [New Times writers Sarah Fenske and Ray Stern] spent three full days with all those documents and this is [all they] can come up with ("The Man Behind the Curtain," September 3; see also "Outfoxed," August 27)?

The hearing on August 31 was set more than a month prior, and the documents would have been released whether [they and their] attorneys showed up or not.

And as for the G. Gordon Liddy comment, I think he is a wealthy author and radio show host, not a thug. And the comparison to me by [New Times writer] Stephen Lemons was based on appearances, not behavior.

You are also misrepresenting what the affidavit says. It does not say that bank records show statements in reference to earmarking are false. How could bank statements show earmarking?

You continually repeat the lie that Hendershott "peddled" the same information that showed up in the ads, but your paper is the only one to report on it, and the quote from Gerald Richard doesn't mention any of the same topics from the ad. The only way your story makes sense is for you to embellish it?

And you accuse me of lying??

Your reporting shows the bias born in your offense. I'm sure it doesn't hurt that your bosses hate [Sheriff Joe] Arpaio, too, after they were arrested by deputies two years ago. Keep it up, Sarah; you might get promoted!
Joel Fox, MCSO captain

Fox is just trying to save his hide: The Joel Fox matter is just the latest outrage by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his staff. It's gratifying to know that something is finally being done about one of the many MCSO atrocities.

Fox is spinning the SCA donations for all he's worth, trying to save his hide. Everybody can see that he's misrepresenting the truth in an attempt to protect himself and the other high-ranking goons.
Ronald Jones, Phoenix

Hey, Fox, "Shut the F up": Well, well . . . Finally, Attorney General Terry Goddard grew a pair and did the right thing.

Now, if Goddard could just hang onto the recently acquired pair and start grand jury investigations of Joe Arpaio, Chief Deputy David Hendershott and the many other goons at the MCSO, we might actually be onto something.

So many slimeballs to go at MCSO, but this is a great start: one small step for Goddard, one giant leap for Maricopa County.

Oh, and Joel Fox: Shut the F up, you lying sack of shit.
Jim Cozzolino, Peoria

Fox is "disgusting": Joel Fox is a sworn officer, right? He should have the highest honesty and integrity — which are not virtues reserved for those beneath the high and mighty rank of captain. It is disgusting for Fox to imply that he should not be held to the high standards expected of a first-year deputy.
Name withheld


Isn't it just perfect?: That John Shadegg is a hypocrite should surprise nobody. Of course he talks out of both sides of his gleaming mouth!

Now, isn't it just perfect for this stalwart Republican a-hole to blast so-called Obamacare — which would kick the shit out of cheating, lying insurance companies — while taking money from drug-company interests and rich medical providers?

Shadegg should do us all a favor and quit, but he'll never do that. He'll just continue to double-speak to hard-heads like seniors groups [whose members] haven't read anything about the Obama administration's healthcare plan and wouldn't try understand it if they did.

These oldsters just hate anything coming out of the mouth of this black president, even if the current situation screws them over — which it does. Seniors, as a class, are famous for voting against their own economic interests because they're too stubborn to accept anything except the way things have always been done (however bad the bleedin' status quo may be).

God, I wish the voters around here had the gumption to throw Shadegg's fat ass out of office, but a majority of Arizona voters are as dumb as the dust that blows through town this time of year.
Stewart Allen, Phoenix

Talk to Shadegg; you'll know he's a liar: Typical politician. So John Shadegg's just another GOP liar, it turns out. Doesn't surprise anybody who's ever looked closely at the guy's record. Or spoken with him.
Rich Taylor, Phoenix

Lying for the party seems acceptable: John Shadegg misleads a bunch of seniors? Well, I never! Of course he's doing that. Republicans think that it's fine to scare people, mislead, even lie — as long as it makes the Obama administration look bad. Lying for the party is perfectly acceptable.

As The Bird pointed out, what the hell's wrong with "prohibiting pre-existing condition exclusions," "requiring fair market practices by health insurers," and "timely payment of claims"?

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