Joe the Plumber reports from Gaza, and weighs in on the role of the press.
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, ah, 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.
I think somebody needs to find a really big and comprehensive book on the history of war and show Joe in terms he understands that “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,” it was reporters who shot the newsreel footage that got onto the screen, as opposed to John Wayne in his toupee on the back lot in Hollywood making Flying Leathernecks.
And if that doesn’t get through to him, just beat the crap out of him with the book.