Monday, January 12, 2009

Quote of the Week (And What a Hell of a Week It's Apparently Gonna Be)


"I don't think journalists should be anywhere allowed war [sic, I assume]. 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."

-- Joe the Plumber turned Joe the War Correspondent turned Joe the Goebbels, reporting live from Israel on how real journalists shouldn't be reporting live from Israel

29 comments:

Heather said...

What a fucking idiot.

Nancy said...

Oy.

Sirius said...

That is the intelligent part of the interview. Joe the Reporter goes on to say:

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.

14:59 and . . .

Peach said...

Yeah. Go Joe!
Who wants something like information...or news...or updates on war. I'd rather see a 10 minute patriotic ejaculation before watching Mall Cop.
Something that shows our soldiers kickin ass and being super awesome and not being reported by journalists but by...um. The other types of people who report on the situation and take super awesome heroic videos without that pesky mainstream media tag.

Or you know whats better? Lets get some jackass windbag with no newsworthy experience this side of a school newspaper to report on intranet tv. Then get him to trash real journalists. Because he's half-retarded and a little kicky.

Good times America.

Barak?
Can you hear me?
It's me, citizen.

Fred said...

It would be a shame that his new career was cut short by a stray bullet or something. Obviously the douchebag knows nothing of what used to be called "War Corespondents", and their courage as REAL journalists.

Just another great example of the pussy press at work.

Cheryl Cato said...

What an idiot!

Robo said...

Un-fucking-believable. That movie theater shit is called "Propaganda" Joe...you fucking moron.

Anonymous said...

Wow, he looks remarkably young for being around to experience World Wars I and II.

mixtapetherapy said...

Oh please tell me he's single - with a high sperm count.

Cuz he's what mama told me to look for in an all-American alpha think tank.

Anonymous said...

oh, jesus christ. (yes-i'm atheist and i'm fucking praying for this shit to end).

kanye said...

I'd imagine Ernie Pyle's spinning in his grave like an Iranian centrifuge right about now.

Alex said...

Wow, what a douchebag.

Peter Lynn said...

"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. We'd take the ferry over to Morganville, which cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on them. ‘Give me five bees for a quarter,’ you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah, the important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have any white onions, because of the war; the only thing you can get was those big yellow ones."

How old does he think he is, anyway?

Julius_Goat said...

Who is Joe the Plumber?

Joshua said...

Ha?

Alice said...

...ladies and gentlemen, the part of "grandpa simpson" will now be played by "peter lynn"...

funny, man - I actually laughed out loud.

Che Grovera said...

"I don't think..."

I stopped reading after that, since he got to the point so quickly. Did he say anything important after that?

Steve Saunders said...

I would like to echo the incredibly accurate comment Heather kicked the comments off with.

And that's right, Mr. The Plumber, no one had an opinion back in WWI and WWII. No one. In fact, all those combat journalists who were killed were just actors who weren't good enough to be John fucking Wayne and kill those pesky non-Americans with their bare hands or their GI Issue M-1b super pencils.


I have a feeling that this doucheweenie will get freaked out by some actual combat, pee himself and come home and talk about how cool he is, you know, being there and stuff and telling us how it is. Maybe then his old GURPS WWII game group will let him join them again (FYI: he's been banned since the "Mountain Dew fur das Reich" incident).

Or, more succinctly: They'll let any asshole be on TV, won't they.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we can offer a collection to buy some extra rockets for Hamas with the condition they shove one up joe's ass

Luciole said...

That was barely even English.

Anonymous said...

"Well cue ball, that's a scratch."

penni said...

I'm pretty sure Sarah Palin wrote his script.

Anonymous said...

The only reporter who recently gave away troop movements was Geraldo Rivera on Joe's beloved Fox News.

I don't think journalists should be anywhere allowed war

So you're leaving? Oh, wait. Rules apply to actual journalists, not little boys playing dress up. Idiocracy, here we come!

Doc said...

Julius_Goat, he's the Larry Bud Melman of the GOP.

Amanda said...

I liked back in World War I and World War II when you'd go to the theatre and see all that propaganda on the screen. Yeah. Those were the days where we could sleep peacefully and not know about the decimation of an entire race on the other side of the Atlantic. Good times!

Mr. Controversy said...

The insurgency is in its final throes...come Tuesday we won't have to deal with this chucklehead any further than the funny pages if we choose.

Al said...

The problem here is people actually giving a crumbling piece of dog droppings about what this guy has to say. It's a non-story. Ignore the idiot and he'll fall back into his own plumber's crack.

Julius_Goat said...

Yeah, Doc, sadly I know.

But from now on, whenever I hear of Joe the Plumber, my response will be:

"Who is Joe the Plumber?"

It may also work with Coulter and with Hannity. I hope.

Aaron X said...

"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."

Every word that comes out of this loser's mouth is a lie. How can you remember what it was like during World War II or World War I, when you weren't even born yet. He never had the experience he speaks of, so I presume he has constructed some fantasy experience from the Hollywood movies he's seen of those eras.

This piece of shit symbolizes everything that is wrong with America and the Republican Party specifically, uneducated morons who allow their own reality to be created for by the right-wing propaganda machine. They don't know who they are, they don't know anything about the world around them, and they have no interest in learning about either one.

CNN's Rick Sanchez vs. "Joe the Plumber"