Monday, January 12, 2009

Joe the Plumber - War Correspondent

Joe the Plumber (who is neither Joe nor a plumber, but let's not nitpick) is a newly minted war correspondent for right wing website pjtv. Plucked from the depths of impending obscurity, Joe was sent to Israel to show us how a man of the people would report on a war. See for yourselves why reporters go to journalism school:

I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think journalists should be anywhere allowed war. I mean, you guys report where our troops are at. You report what’s happening day to day. You make a big deal out of it. I think it’s asinine. You know, I liked back in World War I and World War II when you’d go to the theater and you’d see your troops on, you know, the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for’em. Now everyone’s got an opinion and wants to downer–and down soldiers. You know, American soldiers or Israeli soldiers.

I think media should be abolished from, uh, you know, reporting. You know, war is hell. And if you’re gonna sit there and say, “Well look at this atrocity,” well you don’t know the whole story behind it half the time, so I think the media should have no business in it.

There's a certain irony in Mr. Plumber's thought process. Even though he was sent to Israel as a "war correspondent" he doesn't grasp that what he's saying about journalists also applies to him. Or, he's a lot smarter than I give him credit for, and he understands that he's no journalist.

1 comment:

DissedBelief said...

Absolutely unbelievable. As stupid as the right wingnuts who selected him. Naturally he was sent to Israel since they all hate the Palestinians as much as they hate Native Americans, gays, African americans, Africans, non-Christians, blah blah. Yes, he could be acknowledging that he is clueless but "Joe" appears so uneducated and at such a loss for words, he reminds me of W. I suppose this is why the right wing picked him. He reminds them of a leader so inept in his own native tongue, that an entire newly created dictionary revolves around these "Bushisms". Now let's not "mis underestimate" the right wings lack of ineptitude.