Sheriff Paul Babeu backs off interview on ‘white’ show
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu scrambled Tuesday to distance himself from a “pro-White” radio show on which he recently appeared.
On July 10, Babeu was interviewed by James Edwards and Eddie Miller of the Tennessee-based program “The Political Cesspool.”
Edwards describes the show’s ideology as “paleoconservative,” and he supports raising whites’ fertility rates to boost their proportion of the world population.
In a statement issued late Monday night, sheriff’s department spokesman Tim Gaffney apologized for the interview, saying he did not adequately vet the program and that Babeu knew nothing of the hosts’ beliefs.
But host Edwards said Babeu and Gaffney were told of the show’s approach.
“For him to act as though he had no idea of our ideology is a lie,” he said Tuesday in a written statement.
Gaffney said in his statement that he set the interview while “inundated with media requests.” “I have weeded out most all requests from any outlets or groups that have any connection with possible hate groups,” Gaffney wrote. “Unfortunately, last week it appears that I may have let one such interview take place.”
Babeu, who has been featured in two ads for U.S. Sen. John McCain’s re-election campaign, also appeared July 9 on “The Alex Jones Show,” whose host is a renowned conspiracy theorist. He was scheduled to appear later on the “Free American Radio Show,” hosted by Tucsonan Clay Douglas, but Gaffney canceled that interview out of concerns about prejudice.
Gaffney was on the lookout for possible hate groups, but he missed something called “The Political Cesspool”? That’s laughable.