Joe the Plumber on the media…

The latest gem from Joe the Plumber, John McCain’s former favorite Joe Public…

I don’t think journalists should be anywhere allowed [near] war. 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. I liked back in World War I and World War II when you’d go to the theatre and you’d see your troops on the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for them.

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  • Mack

    Joe the Plumber

    I liked back in World War I and World War II when you’d go to the theatre and you’d see your troops on the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for them.

    He’s aged quite well.

  • Slugger_fan

    Dear Isreal,

    Please keep Joe. We’re sick of him.

    Sincerely,
    99% of the US

    Keith Olbermann really nailed Joe the Plumber last night on his TV show.

  • RepublicanStones

    He is woefully out of his depth. Does the Israeli military guy know he’s being interviewed about the current situation by a plumber? Is this the standard of the neo-con media cabal now?

    Although his belief that the media should be abolished would find favour no doubt, in Israel. With no prying eyes they can blast all men, women and children ‘rag-heads’ to paradise. Not that their not doing a pretty good job of that already.

  • blinding

    This guy should get together with Sarah Palin and become the dream team for the next republican candidates for the white house.

    Now I am no intelectual(yeah even I know) but even I think that the republicans(americans that is)need to take a stroll down an intelectual avenue the next time.

  • Joe the Plummer

    Plummer?

    Once is a typo, but twice is appalling.

  • Rory Carr

    Now if only he had called for armed troops not to be allowed anywhere near war we might be getting somewhere (even if that would be only “Somewhere over the rainbow…”).

    Still, at least the US Republicans have got their very own Joe the Plumber. Who, I wonder would the great NI public consider to be the ‘Joe the Plumber’ of the various parties in their neck of the woods? I am confident that Sluggerites would have a fair idea.

  • Rory Carr

    p.s. Don’t be harsh, Horseman. After all there is Christopher, the Plummer is there not?

  • Rory Carr

    …. and Amanda.

  • LURIG

    Sorry and I know it’s off subject but it’s now emerged that Prince Charles has been referring to an Asian polo friend as SOOTY for years. It all makes Mary McAleese’s comments that annoyed Unionists so much pretty insignificant. Harry, Charles, The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret ALL now revealed as racist bigots. What do our Unionist friends have to say about their beloved Royal Family now? Well……….I won’t hold my breath!

  • William

    I wonder what Lurig and other Irish Terror supporters [i.e. Sinn Fein / IRA] think the following terms are:

    ‘Brits Out’
    ‘Jaffas’
    ‘Orange Bastards’
    ‘Huns’
    ‘Proddies’
    ‘Prod’

    Any chance that these terms are RACIST?

    Yes or No?

  • Tony

    Some of them are certainly SECTARIAN

  • LURIG

    Answer the question Billy Boy and stop hiding in your own wee sectarian bubble. Unionists did a jig of fury over Mary McAleese’s comments and now the German, oops British, Royal Family have been outed as racist bigots. Answer the damn question man!

  • Nomad

    LURIG

    “Answer the damn question man!”

    Perhaps you might stop screaming and first provide a link to your breaking story?

    William/Tony,

    “Any chance that these terms are RACIST?”
    “Some of them are certainly SECTARIAN”

    Are you now posting using two names to support your arguement? Fairly shocking if so… your posts are becoming like the letters page of The Sun!

  • Ulsters my homeland

    Good one william. It would seem that us British Protestants are more tollerent of slurnames against us than people think.

  • circles

    Are you having a dig at the WINDSORS because of their german ancestry from UP on that moral HIGH HORSE of yours? Surely not!

    William – see next christmas, right, if anybody asks, like, what you might want, ask for a dictionary will ya please? It would really improve the quality of your contributions – even when responding to off-thread posts. The answer to your question is NO by the way.

    Any news on what the grand old dame of Republican policy has to say about this? Palin’s opinion would surely be worth hearing. Mmmm or maybe she cant see Gaza from her bedroom window.

  • LURIG

    Don’t have a link Nomad but BBC NEWS 24 & SKY have broken the story in the last hour. Looks like the Royals are in panic mode regarding this as all sorts of statements are now flying out. My point is the rotten hypocrisy of Unionists who cried their eyes out when Mary McAleese made a few telling comments YET who were the first to defend Harry when he made the Paki remarks. NORN IRON – You couldn’t make it up if you tried. This is great gas altogether. You can always depend on the Saxe-Coburgs to help you out when you want.

  • circles

    LURIG – there was that question of mine that you left unanswered. Are you having a dig at the WINDSORS because of their GERMAN ancestry? Do you find that MAKES them unsuitabe to BE the british royal FAMILY? Or do YOU think it HAS any bearing on anyTHING?

    (Haven’t quite mastered the art of randomly writing words in capitals yet but hope you’ll forgive this posters ineptitude Master of the Caps.)

  • William

    I wonder what Lurig and other Irish Terror supporters [i.e. Sinn Fein / IRA] think the following terms are:

    ‘Brits Out’
    ‘Jaffas’
    ‘Orange Bastards’
    ‘Huns’
    ‘Proddies’
    ‘Prod’

    Any chance that these terms are RACIST?

    Yes or No?

    Clearly they’re all sectarian rather than racist, with the exception of ‘Brits Out’. On the latter I concede your point and it’s a nasty, vicious term. As such will not be watching this years ‘Brit Awards’ and will be handing over all Oasis (and various other Brit-Pop) Cds to my local Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.

  • Rory Carr

    Can it, guys. This Dumbo and Sooty show is all very entertaining for the kiddies but it is way off topic.

  • Earnan

    Why even report on this idiot?

    First Obama slipped up in his answer to an unexpectedly unsupportive question fromm this (unlicensed)plumber, then a desperate and reeling McCain campaign team gave this guy the opportunity of a lifetime and now he’s using it for all he can. Good for him for taking advantage of that, but he’s still a moron who doesn’t deserve any attention.

  • Jo

    All over the world, the guy got it wrrong.

  • NCM

    Yet he’s probably as qualified as most of FoxNews’s regular anchors. Which isn’t saying much…

  • Ri Na Deise

    William

    You forgot Black Bastards.

    Similarily whats your own opinion on

    Fenians
    Taigs
    Papes
    Paddys
    Oirish

    Terms of endearment used by those loveable orange scamps?