November 3, 2009, - 10:37 am

Marketplace Has Spoken on Open Borders Newspaper: E. Valley Trib v. Joe Arpaio – Guess Who Lost?

By Debbie Schlussel

Earlier this year, I told you about the politically-charged Pulitzer Prize awarded to The East Valley Tribune for a series of biased articles against Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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East Valley Tribune v. Joe Arpaio Enforcing Immigration Laws:

Guess Who Lost?

The gist of these stories:  that Arpaio’s arrests of illegal aliens “endangered” investigation of other crimes.  That thesis was preposterous, especially given that Maricopa County Prosecutor Andrew Thomas has provided statistics time and again, showing that a huge increase in crime is caused by the many illegal aliens who commit it.

Well, the marketplace has spoken.  And even a Pulitzer Prize can’t negate the results.

The East Valley Tribune–once the home of great journalism (cited on our site) about the crimes and problems caused by illegal aliens, including those of the Muslim persuasion–has paid the ultimate financial price for its undue assault on those who fight to secure our borders (like Arpaio).  The paper, which filed for bankruptcy protection in September, announced it will close for good on December 31st.

Yes, the marketplace has spoken on the East Valley Tribune’s open borders turn.  And a Pulitzer Prize won’t save it.

You endorse a laissez-faire attitude on illegal aliens, in suburban Phoenix, the marketplace endorses a laissez-faire attitude toward buying your paper.

Now, it’s time to do the same to the open borders Arizona Republic.

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25 Responses

Sheriff Joe Arpaio for president!

lexi on November 3, 2009 at 10:55 am

Amen Debbie. As you have noted, the pandering of the Freep Ho and the Newsistan in all kinds of ways to the enemies of freedom and responsibility has caused them to become less and less relevant here. Home delivery or these erstwhile titans of the press has been cut to 3 days (when people can get their paid ad fillers).

I won’t feel sad if one or both of Detroit’s “major” “dailies” go away–who cares?

BB on November 3, 2009 at 11:04 am

Obviously Sheriff Joe is elected by the people and loved by most in Arizona. The liberal media just does not care what the people want. Phoenix is the kidnapping capitol of the country because of all the Mexicans that are here illegally. I don’t understand the newspapers who trash Sheriff Joe on a daily basis??

Rudy on November 3, 2009 at 11:18 am

Does anyone know how many of these illegal scumbags that have been arrested, even if their only crime is being here in the U.S. illegally, have been successfully deported because of the efforts of Arpaio? Is there also a break down of which nationalities these illegals belong to? Are they just Mexicans, or has he also caught Saudis, Iranians or other terrorists from Islamic countries?

Jarhead on November 3, 2009 at 11:50 am

Something else, if Arpaio is not racial profiling, he should start and round up more of these illegals for deportation. I am not being bigoted by this statement. I hate all illegals from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE or any other country equally. See, no bias, I don’t like any of them.

Arpaio should also profile on a religious basis, and I do mean profiling Muslims, and perhaps even shady Middle Easterners.

Jarhead on November 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm

As a former resident of Phoenix who still has close relatives there, I applaud everything Sheriff Joe is doing. Unfortunately, I wonder if it does any good since the illegals can simply come back again and settle somewhere else.

I am afraid until other law enforcement agencies start following the lead of Sheriff Joe all he is doing is feeding a revolving door and transferring the problem elsewhere.

I_AM_ME on November 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Sheriff Arpaio is one of those rare people who takes the law seriously. America’s elite does not. And until we begin to address that problem we will lose our country. That said, its good to see the free market force the closure of another “open borders” rag. The E. Valley Tribune won’t be missed.

NormanF on November 3, 2009 at 1:45 pm

As a life-long Phoenix resident I say this -

Whatever value Joe’s anti-illegal alien sweeps is providing (and I don’t think it is much) does not offset the other criminal actions that his corrupt department has engaged in and allowed to happen. From the several un-necessary deaths in his “restraint chairs” (costing the county something like $45,000,0000 in settlements), to not providing services to out-lying areas of the county, to his investing $800,000 in cash in commercial properties (where does a ex-DEA agent get that kind of cash – oh yeah, from the jail commissary receipts) Joe is as corrupt and incompetent politician as you could ask for.

whether Joe is violating civil rights or not of legal/illegal immigrants I don’t know. I do know this – his whold charade of being “tough” on illegal immigrants is politics – and politics only. His ONLY goal is his own self-agrandizement. When he needed a new way to be “tough on crime” he latched onto the illegal immigration frenzy.

If this is what it takes to stop illegal immigration then I’ll deal with the illegal immigration. Joe is a cure worse than the disease.

Don’t forget also, this guy was a political ally of Janet Napolitano. That should tell you just what an opportunist Joe is, and what is motivations really are.

Shame on the citizens of Maricop County for re-electing this butcher so many times. And shame on “conservatives” all over the country who would sacrifice the justice system in the name of fighting illegal immigration.

scott in phx az on November 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I would never expect anyone on the Left to understand the principles of right and wrong, good or bad.

    How many people have to be killed by drunk drivers here illegally from Mexico??? How many small children must be raped by those fine citizens from Mexico??? How many homes must be broken in to by those criminal elements from Mexico???
    How many innocent people need to live in daily terror caused by illegal Mexicans??? How many Americans must lose their jobs to an illegal from Mexico??? I could go on and on!!

    You see, being tough on crime means that one has the balls to do what is right and take out the elements causing the crime. To wish that the Sheriff is tough on crime but leaves the illegal Mexicans alone make NO SENSE!!

    Doug on November 3, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Duh, Scott, who is a native of Maricop County (sic) doesn’t seem to be able to spell the name of his county correctly. Who is this person? Probably some type of canned response from the Obama-ites or Napolitano-ites. Too bad they couldn’t produce a response that was more credible. The only information about his ‘commercial properties legal violations’ comes from sicko, pinko website staffed by other conspiracy nuts. The same thing about the restraint chairs; sick, weird websites with no credible citations.

But maybe Scott is actually a reporter for the New York Times or LA Times, or the sadly surviving Arizona Republic. His input matches their level.

Little Al on November 3, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Yeah LIttle Al, I can imagine what is little about you, BOTH of them.

    I’ve lived in Phx for 53 years, so go piss up a rope.

    If complaining about lousy typing skills on a blog post is the limit of your rebuttal to my post you should really make a hobby of paying attention to sports, not politics, something that is UNIMPORTANT – BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY!

    Typical idiot that thinks being a “conservative” means supporting any mindless attempt to enforce immigration laws.

    You don’t think Maricopa County hasn’t shelled out millions because of wrongfull death suits? Go look it up @#$hole and get back to me.

    scott in phx on November 3, 2009 at 9:01 pm

It’s not only your lack of typing skills — your grammar is on about a second-grade level, about the same level as your reasoning skills. Like most liberals/communists, socialists, you lapse into profanity and invective when someone challenges nut-bloggers like you who glorify illegality and use obscenity in a pathetic attempt to intimidate those you call you on your woeful posts.

Sheriff Arpaio is a hero; he is enforcing the law against illegal aliens in spite of a lack of support by the hack politicians of both parties, especially the Democrats.

But this type of intimidation is what Stalin, Chavez,Castro and other tyrants used to gain and stay in power, so I guess their sycophants such as yourself think it is worth using it as a tactic. I notice though that you didn’t deny a connection with Obama or Napolitano. They are probably having their followers fan out to attack the conservative blogs and bloggers.

Little Al on November 3, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Little, VERY LITTLE (as in brains) Al,

I brought up the connection between Napolotano and Joe, you evidently can’t read either.

I don’t know whats worse, mindless Obamaniacs, or idiot “conservatives” like you.

No doubt, with people like you on our side, we’re doomed.

scott in phx on November 3, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Scott in PHX, WTf?? I live in California and if anything is done to stop illegal aliens its fools like you who will call it “political”. It is the same invective that is said after Lou Dobbs. It ain’t “political” it is about being brave enough to stand up to liberals. He was NOT a political ally of J.NO. J.NO tried to withhold funds to his department. In fact JOE is sponsoring a ballot initiative to go after illegal aliens, businesses and cities that offer sanctuary. People have a problem with a government that won’t do anything because it is afraid of being called racist or xenophobic. Sherrif Joe don’t play and has been tough on all criminals.

A connection between J.NO and JOE? She tried to withhold $1.6 Million from his department last year because he was enforcing laws on the book.

http://whatiknow.freedomblogging.com/2008/05/

JOE FOR GOVERNOR, JOE FOR SENATE, JOE FOR PRESIDENT. We need more JOEs not less.

CaliforniaScreaming on November 3, 2009 at 10:55 pm

California Screaming,

Another idiot. Remember CS, there was no crime in the Soviet Union, and Mussolini made the trains run on time, but would you really want to live there.

Be careful what kind of monsters you wish would become President. You just might be surprised when you find out they are.

scott in phx on November 3, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Scott…didn’t the U S of A just elect one of those in the last election? Brainless people elect brainless leaders. Joe needs to be in every county instead of the weak-kneed replicas of real sheriffs. In dealing with tough problems, you take tough measures. There will always be the liberals who will always believe that anything done to correct problems is too much. Now, go back to bed!

arejaymack on November 3, 2009 at 11:49 pm

JOE crushes Geraldo. More crying pablum from Geraldo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PStTfbB_-ZQ

JOE versus OBAMA? I see conservative Scott from PHX has taken the side with OBAMA.

CaliforniaScreaming on November 3, 2009 at 11:57 pm

J.NO and OBAMA wants to strip JOE of 287g power, no problem JOE is getting a ballot initiative to the voters to give him more power to enforce the rule of law.

JOE’S PROPOSAL:

Criminalize illegal aliens presence.

No sanctuary cities in the state.

Go after businesses that hire illegal aliens.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2009/10/22/20091022immigration-initiative1022.html

CaliforniaScreaming on November 4, 2009 at 12:17 am

Hey CS,

You don’t understand English either huh? “Was an ally”. That is past tense.

Once J-No went to Washington Joe is no more use to her, so what she is doing now doesn’t change the fact that when she was Fed attorny for AZ she turned a blind eye to Joe’s crimes (and remember, illegal immigration wasn’t the issue back then – JOe hadn’t latched onto that) so Joe supported her when she ran for gov’ner.

People that support JOe blindly because he supposedly is tough on illegal immigration are STUPID.

I wish he were the governor of CA then you would get what you deserve.

scott in phx on November 4, 2009 at 8:28 am

Any nation that can’t control its borders won’t be a nation for long. Obama spoke of controlling illegal immigration during his campaign. Just hot air from his mouth, because he’s done nothing.

Jim on November 4, 2009 at 9:46 am

Libtard scott is obviously the only sensible jackhole on this site? Riiiight that figures since he thinks a law enforcement job like controlling the influx of immigrants is stupid and racist. He’s probably sitting in his stained wife beater in his moms basement in between xbox games. That’s typically what trolls do.

Sheriff Joe for president!!! At least he’s proud of his country and serves it with pride.

Joe on November 4, 2009 at 10:14 am

CS–
Great post link on Sheriff Joe on (moron) Geraldo.

Don’t you just love Sheriff Joe, folks?

BB on November 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I love Sheriff Joe because he is an animal lover. He takes in any abused, neglected or needy animal and will not euthanize them. He puts them in the air-conditioned jail and keeps the prisoners in tents, which I think is AWESOME.

I also love his anti-illegal stance because as a Northern VA native (I now live in FL), I see what illegal immigration can do. NORVA was a pretty nice place up until about 10 years ago when the illegals began invading, then it turned into a Third-World cesspool where nobody speaks English. If you go to Arlington or Woodbridge, every sign is in Spanish, it honestly looks like Mexico or some Latin American dump. And their attitudes are reprehensible, they get mad at you if you do not speak Spanish (I do speak Spanish, but I refuse to do so because I will not help these people in any way), and if you go into their restaurants or stores, they look at you like you do not belong, even though THEY are the ones who do not belong here. They are contemptuous and disrespectful of America and Americans, they have overrun the schools, and are on welfare that they did not earn and do not deserve. I have seen illegals with unlimited food stamps (spending $500 of our tax dollars on food when Americans cannot get even half of that) many times, and I tell you from experience that illegal immigration is a HUGE problem and anyone who does ANYTHING to stop it is a hero in my book. Sheriff Joe is not perfect (nobody is except for God), but he is doing something about this problem, so he has my gratitude, respect and support.

Ali-gater on November 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Oh, and to the bleeding heart libtards who just LOOOVE illegals, I would refer you to http://www.immigrationshumancost.org, which shows EXACTLY what these people are doing to this country…and it’s not good. 13 American citizens each day are killed by illegals driving drunk, 95% of murder warrants issued in LA County are for illegals, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s more, so all you liberal idiots need to check out the facts then tell us that illegals are a “good thing”. The only good thing about them is their food, but I would gladly give it up for an illegal-free country, since we can make their food ourselves, and without the fear of food poisoning since they are so filthy (not racist, I’ve SEEN their houses and they are all repulsive). Check it out….

Ali-gater on November 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Illegal alien Mexicans and illegal alien Muslims don’t like Sheriff Joe, but the Real Americans in Arizona like him.

Muslims cross into Arizona from Mexico with the 500 or so Mexicans that illegally cross there everyday.

All a Muslim has to do to blend in, is cut off his beard, get rid of his jihad outfit, and walk into Wal-Mart and get some jeans and a shirt and he blends right in with Javier and Jose as they cross the border illegally into America.

One of the 911 hijackers lived in Tucson Arizona.

Under Janet Napalitano’s watch as Arizona’s Governor, she allowed her Capital City of Phoenix to earn the title of, “Kid Napping Capital of America,” which should make a lot of people wonder why ObuMer made her Secretary of HomeLand Security if she can’t keep even one city safe. Hmm, maybe they don’t want us to be safe.

Oh yea, and 100 % of those kidnappers in the Phoenix area were illegal alien Mexican Drug Dealers.

There are Organizations with lots of money that represent illegal alien Mexicans in Arizona that are constantly fighting against Sheriff Joe.

Sheriff Joe is doing right by trying to remove the illegal aliens from Arizona, but he is constantly being harassed by money that supports corruption.

In Tucson, the City School District will NOT ask for I.D. to make sure the kids who go to school there are legal or not.

In Tucson, the city police will NOT ask a group of illegal aliens on the street for I.D. to see if their legal or not.

But – In Tucson, the Tucson City Bus (Sun Tran) demands I.D. from American Elders and Handicapped riders who buy the Economy Bus Pass.

I don’t know about you, but that strikes me as being very strange, that government workers refuse to ask for I.D. to illegal aliens while targeting the elderly and the handicapped for theirs. It reminds me of Adolph Hitler targeting the elderly and the handicapped.

Oklahoma on November 4, 2009 at 11:43 pm

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