Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million in damages against three news organizations, saying their inaccurate references to his criminal conviction have hurt his chances at possibly running in for the Senate seat that was held by John McCain.
The lawsuit, filed in Washington, alleges that CNN, Huffington Post and Rolling Stone acted with malice by publishing statements they knew were not true. In the suit, Arpaio says CNN did not make any effort to correct a statement by anchor Chris Cuomo in a January broadcast that said he was a convicted felon. Arpaio's 2017 criminal contempt of court conviction -- for disobeying a judge's order to stop his immigration patrols -- was a misdemeanor, rather than a felony.
You know because most people like their Senators to be convicted of only misdemeanors and not felonies.
Arpaio says that as a result of such inaccurate statements, has been the subject of ridicule and his reputation has been severely harmed.
I thought his reputation was crap and he was ridiculed long before these stories.
But, maybe I was wrong.