Words of “wisdom” from Joe

Y’all remember our guy, Joe? Joe the Plumber? Apparently Joe enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame so much, he’s milking it for all it’s worth. Today, Joe can be found in Israel, offering his expert advice on the situations of war and the role, or lack thereof, the media should play. 

“To be honest with you, I don’t think journalists should be anywhere allowed war [sic]. . . . 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 the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for them. Now everyone’s got an opinion and wants to down soldiers—our American soldiers, our Israeli soldiers. I think media should be abolished from reporting.” (here)

So Joe, self-sacrificing man that he is, is risking life and limb to ensure the real world, all the average Joes out there, recieve unbiased coverage since the media is doing such an inadequate job of it. One would think then that Joe is going in with an open mind, one ready to accept the views of both sides in the conflict, in order to promote “true coverage.” And then we see this

Wurzelbacher [Joe] arrived in Israel on Sunday to start a 10-day assignment for pjtv.com, a Web site run by the conservative media outlet Pajamas Media. The plumber-turned-foreign correspondent said he wanted to cover Israel’s side of the conflict, because he thought the media was slanting the story to make it look like “Israel’s being bad. (here)

“I’m in the bunker, I’m sitting there angry, outright furious, that I’m letting this terrorist dictate what I’m going to do because they’re firing missiles,” Wurzelbacher said. “It was fear at first, then outright anger, and then me wanting some kind of retribution. I’m not a person that runs from things, but when it’s a missile, you run.” (here)

At one stop on the campaign trail, Mr Wurzelbacher agreed with a McCain supporter who asked if he believed a vote for Mr Obama was a vote for the death of Israel. (here)

Ohhh, so that’s how it’s done then, eh? It’s already poor Israel and terrorist Pali. He’s got the unbiased act down pat.

Well if an unbiased report on the crisis isn’t to be gained from Joe’s plight, what is then? Maybe the cinderella story of Joe and his 15 minutes of shame could still teach us all a valuable lesson. Like if, when people say ‘bend over’ you say ‘how far,’ you’ll get ahead. Joe would most likely have lived out his life in anomymity in Ohio, never progressing past the plumber stage of life. But, with the right moves, Joe is now an ocean away, offering his expert views on one of the most delicate, tangled, and heated situations in the world. Thanks, Joe! 

Ladies and gentlemen, Joe the *insert occupation*!!

Metamorphic Joe



Filed under Head-Bangers, Ignorance, Israel, News, Obamania, Palestine

7 responses to “Words of “wisdom” from Joe

  1. I Love your site! Please come check me out at http://www.wreathconnection.com/ or add me as a friend on myspace…The WreathConnection….last name KISH

  2. Oh god who the hell does this guy think he is? He’s an idiot and no expert on a thing, maybe plumbing. HEADDESK

  3. Ha, ha! Ummm, I have never met anyone who gives a rip what Joe thinks. Really, I was so surprised when I heard he was giving his *ahem* expertise commentary. Only in America … one day you’re a lowly plumber and the next you’re reporting for the Zionist media. Who says the American Dream is dead?


    Thanks for an enlightening post! I will go to bed happier knowing Joe is out there somewhere bringing me the Israeli side. That stinkin’ biased media…how dare they make Israel out to be bad?


  4. Unfortunately, the “Joe the Plumber” mentality is alive and thriving in America. He really does represent a large segment of the population!

  5. WreathConnection – Thanks! I’ll definitely check yours out too =)

    Mona – Methinks he thinks he’s a war correspondent. LOL @ headdesk. Haven’t seen that one in a while =)

    Susanne – Actually, it’s more like one day you’re an unlicensed lowly plumber and the next you’re an unlicensed, and unexperienced reporter. *rolls eyes*

    Marahm – And that is the sad, sad truth! I wonder if people’ll buy the crap he pushes… I hope not!!

  6. Mythos

    S&S, I don’t know quite how to react. I’m not sure if it’s hilarious, sad, pathetic, or a combination of them all. All I can say is that if Joe the plumber is the best that the media can come up with to defend the terrorist actions of the Israeli government, then I’m quite sure Palestine will be free soon!

    ~ Mythos

  7. You’re absolutely right. This is an odd mix of the three. It’s hilarious in a ludicrous way; you laugh at the sheer absurdity of it all. And yet it’s sad because, as Marahm pointed out, Joe is just that: your average Joe. His mentality, his blind parroting pervades our societies*. His type is, quite literally, the fertile soil were the seeds of propaganda and biased reporting find acceptance, take root, and thrive. And it’s pathetic due to your reason: is that the best they can come up with? Who on earth is going to take Joe’s ‘reporting’ (and I use the term in its broadest, most basic sense) into consideration?

    *I pluralized society for a reason. I don’t mean to imply *only* America, as that would make me a Joe the Plumber. All our societies are plagued by Joe’s type.

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