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Joe Arpaio Breaks Silence, Gives Interview to Anti-Semitic Blog

Controversial former Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio has stayed somewhat out of the media spotlight since receiving a pardon from President Donald Trump on Aug. 25. But after several weeks under the radar, the outlet Arpaio chose to grant an interview is sure to draw plenty of criticism.

As reported by Media Matters, Arpaio spoke with an outlet called the American Free Press, for an interview with the headline “Arpaio Bypasses the Fake Media”. The Anti-Defamation League has denounced the American Free Press as “an anti-Semitic conspiracy-oriented news­pa­per.”

Per Media Matters’ reporting, the American Free Press has published pieces with such headlines as; “AUDIO INTERVIEW: Jewish Fingerprints All Over 9-11,” “Third Consecutive Zionist Jew to Head U.S.’s Economic Warfare Division,” and “Why Can We Question Anything but the ‘Holocaust’?” (That last piece has been scrubbed from the site.)

Further, the site sells a book titled, The Holocaust Never Happened.

The Phoenix New Times reports that Arpaio also spoke with the American Free Press in 2014 — while he was still Maricopa County Sheriff, and prior to his indictment on contempt charges.

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