Starting Wednesday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be using a live streaming video site to give a weekly address to the media and the public about law enforcement activity.
Arpaio also plans to use the program, titled " JMA TV-1 ", to respond to current issues related to the sheriff's office.
According to a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office press release, Arpaio will use the site to get his message out to the public, without it being censored or distorted by the media.
"I have never had any trouble getting media coverage, but this is an opportunity to get my message out the way I intend it and not left to the bias or agenda of certain media organizations," said Arpaio.
Sheriff Arpaio is already known for using social media websites like Twitter to express his views on hot topics and inform the public of immigration sweeps and other sheriff's office happenings.
As of Monday, Arpaio has reached 10,000 followers on Twitter. The sheriff's office has also used its website to respond to certain media stories under a link titled, "The Truth Behind the Headlines."
Arpaio's new five to ten minute television show will be another way for the Sheriff to respond to the media and give his side of the story.
"I think the public has the right to access all of the information that is usually privy to the media, rather than allowing news organizations to be the deciding factor of what people should hear," Arpaio said.
The new web-based live television show will air online Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. at USTREAM .
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