So “Joe the Plumber” has managed to milk his 15 minutes of fame into a new career as a “journalist” for the conservative website Pajamas TV. One of his first assignments has been to cover the recent hostilities between Israel and Hamas. When asked about what he’s learned since taking on his new role he proceeded to say the following without a hint of irony:
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.
Wow. Just wow. The eloquence and intelligence of this man is simply overwhelming. I can see why he’s so popular with the Republicans. He really speaks their language. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s Joe himself:
You gotta admire a journalist who’s so prepared with thousands of questions that he can’t think of one right off top of his head to ask. You also gotta admire a journalist who feels journalists shouldn’t be allowed to do their jobs and cover wars. Clearly Joe feels the People don’t have a right to know! Sit the fuck down and just let the people who are the deciderers make the dicederisions for you like you elected them to do!