Comments: Joe the Plumber in Israel

Any reporter assigned to file stories from a war zone should have, at a minimum, two years' experience in the active duty military. They would then at least have a framework that would give them a clue on what they're reporting about.

In some cases, even when facts are patiently explained to them, reporters "go with their gut" and simply report falsehoods. With a degree of military service, they could no longer claim ignorance as an excuse.

Posted by Just Askin' at January 12, 2009 07:48 PM

The lapdogs are petrified. It may not be Joe, but soon someone is going to demonstrate that "journalists" are not doing their jobs. And haven't been for decades.

Posted by Ken Hahn at January 12, 2009 09:58 PM

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Posted by Mary MacElveen at January 13, 2009 02:18 AM
It may not be Joe, but soon someone is going to demonstrate that "journalists" are not doing their jobs.
Yon, Totten, Roggio and others have been doing that for years.
France 2 is the latest to fake journalism, airing footage they claimed was from Israeli attacks, when the carnage aired actually come from a blast caused by Palestinian militants in 2005.
France 2 also perpetrated the Mohammed al-Dura fraud back in 2000. Old habits die hard, especially when you're not trying to kill them. Posted by Pablo at January 13, 2009 08:51 AM

I like JTP. I think his comment was meant to rankle when he said they should be banned from reporting. He was saying if they are that terrible at their jobs, and are just promoting propaganda and lies - that's not what the "free press" even means. I'm sure he would not be for banning them in fact - he's just saying they are so awful they should be banned - like the ultimate put down of how terrible of a job they are doing in providing comfort to the enemy.

They're no different than "Hanoi Jane" or whatever they called her the way they're doing their jobs over there. That's how I took it - not as a literal - but the ultimate show of disgust. He's raised my interest level and I think he'll be a sensation.

Posted by l at January 13, 2009 11:28 AM

"It is a bruise to their egos when they realize that almost anyone can do what they do."

It's not that almost anyone can do what they do, it's that almost anyone can do it better.

Posted by Tom the Barbarian at January 13, 2009 12:13 PM