(via Huffington Post) Joe Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber," whose real first name is Samuel, who might or might not have been an actual plumber, whose first seconds of fame came when then-Presidential hopeful John McCain plucked him from anonymity to represent McCain's appeal to American small business owners who feel that they shouldn't pay taxes, has a new job. He is now a war correspondent for Pajamas Media, that conservative paragon of unbiased journalistic excellence. That's right, and he's even been given his first assignment – to go to Israel and get as close as possible to the action in Gaza to report the "real" news that the liberal anti-American, anti-Israeli media simply refuses to present to the American public. He told a television station back in Ohio that he wanted to give a voice to the average Israeli Joes.
Joe, or Sam, or whoever the hell he is, is on a mission. "What I can provide are actual real questions and get real answers. I'm not talking manufactured answers, I'm not talking soundbites...And uh, not giving it any kind of slants," he said. Joe also told some fellow reporters in Israel, "I don't think journalists should be anywhere allowed war (sic). 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 them. Now everyone's got an opinion and wants to downer-and down soldiers. You know, American soldiers or Israeli soldiers."
That's it, Joe, you dumbass. There's nothing like replacing reality-based news reporting with government-created propaganda, is there? Hey, it worked wonders for the Third Reich. God forbid citizens in a democracy be allowed to form their own opinions. Never mind that becoming a war correspondent himself, he's in direct violation of his own opinion.
This kind of stupidity has become startlingly mainstream within today's CONservative/Republican movement. Hell, it's downright un-American.
Joe's fame clock should be at about 14:58 right now. But honestly, I almost wish he'd linger a bit, along with Caribou Barbie and the rest of the Right-wing idiots, so they can convince every last person of the intellectual bankruptcy of their political movement.