As NewsBusters previously reported, comedian George Lopez went on a vulgarity-laden rant against Arizona's tough anti-illegal immigration Sheriff Joe Arpaio on HBO Saturday.
On Sunday, during an interview with ABC's Phoenix affiliate, Arpaio challenged his attacker saying, "Get some guts, come down here and meet me face to face. Let's see how you act then" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
After looking at the clip for the first time on a cellphone, Arpaio said, “What is he spokesman for the open border people?"
"I was surprised at this type of language," Arpaio added. "It’s pretty nasty."
"I guess a lot of people cheered when he bad-mouthed me, right?” the sheriff asked. “I'm sure they're not going to vote for me, but evidently they like what this guy is saying. They must like the F-word, because everything was the F-word.”
Arpaio then issued a challenge to his attacker.
"Get some guts, come down here and meet me face to face. Let's see how you act then."
Something tells me the tough-talking comedian doesn't have the nerve.
— Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) June 9, 2012