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Jackass Punditry of the Day

Joe_the_plumber.jpgFrom Joe the Plumber (Samuel Wurzelbacher), who is reporting on the war in Israel for the conservatire outfit, JJTV.com:

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.

Joe is right. We should definitely leave the war reporting to the experts, like Joe, who learned everything he knows about war from Howard C. Massey’s Basic Pluming with Illustrations.

Idiot. When will this guy’s 15 minutes end?

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I think media should be abolished from, uh, you know, reporting.

Perhaps Mr. Wurzelbacher should be abolished from, uh, you know, talking. I had to follow those links back to the source, because I couldn't believe someone actually speaks like that. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised, uh, you know.

I was going to correct your spelling on that book title, but then I realized this moron probably did study "pluming".

You know I wasn't alive back in the times of WWI or WWII but I know many people who were (mostly WWII but my grandmother lived through WWI) and have talked to them extensively about their experiences. None of them has ever told me they were "happy" or "excited" for the troops when they saw them in news reels. They were scared, worried, apprehensive. My grandmother especially was confused about the merits of the war her friends had gone to fight (WWI) and whether it really was in the interests of small nations. There was huge opposition in Ireland and in the UK to the calls to join up especially as the war dragged on and looked to be a sausage grinder for young lives. In other words, Joe the Unlicensed Tax Dodger hasn't a clue what he is talking about.

Like most assholes that have never served and believe that the military is like the movies, this guy is an idiot. During WWII the military forced the print media to show the bodies of US Marines on the shores of Pacific Islands during the later half the of the year. Its always the people that would never think to send their kids or do a tour themselves that are so gun ho about these conflicts. You know what THIS ex-military member would like? A GI Bill that is easy to use and well funded, a VA health care system that isn't mishandled on the state level leaving service and care widely different depending on your home state, and a fucking economy that has a job left for me when I get done with my school. Get me that shit and I'll go back for a third deployment...


Right, so we should totally just be completely in the dark about the entire thing. That way, you know, we'll be happy that we don't have to see all that bad stuff going down and won't form any scary "opinions." In fact, it would be great if the government just showed us what they wanted us to see, so we would think the same exact thing they did, and not think they're doing anything wrong at all. Then we'd all be super psyched to see anything showing our troops without all that depressing death and destruction. Being informed is sooo overrated!

We are all in the dark. I read everything with a grain of salt. There are real reporters in this country! There are students who have worked their butts off to become a reporters.
Joe the Plumber is now a reporter...
Welcome to America.

I'm going to take a sleeping pill...wake me up when when the world is happy!