Truth to Power

Why are we still hearing from Joe the Moron?

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” is currently in Israel covering the war for the conservative site PJTV.com. When asked what he has learned from his new experiences as a journalist, Wurzelbacher said that he believes the media shouldn’t be allowed to do “reporting” on wars:

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.</em>

I understand I guess the pressures of the 24 hour news cycle, and the networks evident belief that if they stop yabbering for 10 seconds we’ll all suddenly start reading a book or something, but dammit, have we truly sunken to having some boob from Ohio, who 6 months ago probably couldn’t find Israel on a map, pontificating on cable TV as if he has something to share? Is our discourse so dumbed down and trite that any jackass with the ability to stand and talk gets a shot? Granted, he’s speaking to those who consider what they get from FOX or CNN to be “news”, who imagine themselves to be informed when actually all they do is spew nonsensical propaganda beamed into their heads non-stop from Walmarts to doctors waiting rooms. There is no reason we as a people should tolerate the presence of Joe the Yutz or Palin the Pinhead in our discourse, media creations devoid of substance, thrust onto center stage to keep the rabble distracted while the real people behind the scenes call the shots as they’ve always done.

Just to be clear, Joe and Sarah- you’re fucking morons that are a blight on society, and a more evolved civilization would have beat you to death if not with pipes, at least with public shame. So scuttle back to your lives of tax evasion and bastard raising, and shut the hell up.


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