Fox Dumps Obama Speech For Interview With Anti-Immigration Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Arpaio on Fox

Fox News dropped its coverage of President Obama's speech on immigration in Nevada, switching to an interview with Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is suing the administration over the administration's recently announced immigration actions.

Fox, CNN, and MSNBC all carried the beginning of Obama's speech live. But at 4 p.m. ET, Your World with Neil Cavuto began. After describing the contents of the speech while airing the live video feed of President Obama, Cavuto stated, “as he's talking, I want you to meet the sheriff who's suing” and began to interview Arpaio.

Arpaio announced today that he would be suing the administration, telling a local TV station that, “This is going to open the door. Everybody in Mexico, Central America, thinks they will have a free pass when they come into our country because of what the president is issuing.” Arpaio is a prominent birther who was found by state law enforcement agencies to have failed to investigate hundreds of sex crimes and is subject to an independent monitor after a federal judge determined that his office racially profiled Latinos.

CNN and MSNBC both carried the speech to its conclusion.