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Joe The Plumber: “Oh… Reuters”

We really hate to give Pajamas Media traffic for this bullshit, but they’ve outwitted us with their lack of embed code… damn! YOU MUST WATCH this latest video from Joe the Plumber. He makes fun of REUTERS for not being as good at journalism as he is. Hey, someone who understands computers: please put this on YouTube, so we don’t have to go to this terrible gay death website anymore? UPDATE: Thanks! They’ll probably pull this sooner or later, but there are backups. [PJTV No link for you!]

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140 comments

  1. Tommy Says Ira G is a Tool

    Roto-Reuters? I know it’s lame, but first in and I get invited to the White House for movies! Yay, me!

  2. johnnypantalones

    God damn I can’t wait until this asshole is turned into street pizza by an errant Israeli shell. Of course, the conservatards who actually pay attention to him (well, not so much him as what they’ve decided he represents) will blame it on the Palestinians somehow, but it will be worth it for the schaudenfreude overload that I would enjoy from such a thing coming to pass.

  3. Kev-O-Tron

    “Hey you! You wanna story? yah? GO FUCK YOURSELF! There’s your story. Let’s see you report that without slanting it.”

    How bad can this get? Next he’s going to procreate with Malkin and make some pseudo-pundit-plumber-baby.

  4. ph7

    I’m hoping for a Dr. Stranglelove moment, where Joe straps himself to a Hamas rocket during a launch sequence to prove how the MSM is ignoring the gravity of the threat posed.

  5. shnazzer

    The Media will interview shit sizzling on the sidewalk if they think people will watch it or if Sizzle Shit has somehow become a household name. it’s still SHIT People! Do Not Engage It or Look Directly Into Its Eyes!

  6. EnBuenOra

    I like watching Not-Joe the Not-Plumber bitch out an Israeli journalist for not standing up enough for Israel“.

    “Did you ever say that it was right for Israel to do self-defense on the air? Didja?” asked the Plumbass to the reporter.

    Dude just looks at Not-Joe, and then looks down and writes and says, “I’m just a reporter.”

    “Hmmmph. Sniff,” replies Plumbass.

  7. shortsshortsshorts

    [re=217610]Tommy Says Ira G is a Tool[/re]: WIN for the first part. FAIL for the second.
    Still a WIN though.
    [re=217616]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: WIN for the first part. FAIL for the second.
    Still a WIN though.

    Also.

  8. queeraselvis v 2.0

    [re=217616]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: He’d have to push aside all the ping pong balls in her poon in order for that to happen. Which, ew.

  9. Theodorick Of York

    God’s Cock!
    Why can’t this asshole just go away?
    Or hike it up to AK for a one on one with Sarah.
    “Here Sarah, put your mouth right up to my microphone,
    I gotta couple a questions.

  10. imissopus

    That clip was so sparkling it was mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts of utter ass-hattery through my computer screen and ricocheting around my soon-to-close office. Now I will eat matzoh for lunch and wash it down with paint thinner.

  11. Rodney Badger

    Does anyone know anybody who consumes this bullshit as real news? I don’t have many conservative friends, but the few I have recognize this guy as a total dipshit.

  12. sailingthestyx

    it does offer a wonderful opportunity to submit comments about what an awful blowhole, gas-bag, smegma-laden, butt freak, dildo-head Joe the Plumber is…press the down thumb and let her rip…
    this is almost as much fun as voting daily for the webbie award

  13. chascates

    If a hockey mom is qualified to be VEEP then naturally an unlicensed plumber is qualified to be a war correspondent. And Caroline Kennedy is qualified for the Senate and . . .

  14. problemwithcaring

    Ugh. The only thing the “media” likes to do more that propping up, summarily destroying, then relishing what’s left of the life of a self-aggrandizing self-promoter, is to talk about The Media.

    Well-played, Pajamas Media.

  15. gurukalehuru

    “People are getting killed here.” WRONG. You’re reporting from Israel, Joe. The people getting killed are in Gaza. A little bit south and west of where you’re standing. Maybe you should check it out.
    Whatever. Moran. Also.

  16. randomsausage

    Stop the hatin’ on Joe. This story proved once and for all that Yarmulkes and pony-tails don’t go well together.

  17. shortsshortsshorts

    When Obama was asked about his thoughts on Joe the Plumber going to Israel, Barry replied that it was a good thing… he said maybe “we can spread the Joe around.”

  18. Aloysius

    Oof. The hardest part of watching this comes when you realize that JTP believes that he’s doing something important.

  19. 4tehlulz

    [re=217625]EnBuenOra[/re]: Are your fucking serious? If so, think about this, that Israeli reporter served in the fucking IDF; Joe the Plumber taught plumbing in the Air Force (so he claims).

    Israeli reporter >>>>>>>>> Joe the Retard

  20. Anonymous Office Zombie

    Joe. Joe. Joe. You conservatard manchild, you.

    I enjoyed the way he reduces this entire conflict into a good vs. bad binary/narrative, and then proceeds to threaten anybody who disagrees with his ideas with violence. Finally, a reporter who doesn’t waste time with things like questions and facts and listening.

  21. Unindicted Co-Conspirator

    I hate Reuters.
    Those assholes take a five paragraph story & spread it out over five webpages!

  22. LittlePig

    [re=217651]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: e said maybe “we can spread the Joe around.”

    Preferably in about a 200 foot radius.

  23. Rodney Badger

    [re=217656]4tehlulz[/re]: Who the hell joins the Air Force to become a plumber? I wouldn’t believe that such a thing was possible had I not wasted the last five minutes of my life googling it.

  24. Tra

    Anyone find a transcript? This sounds like a beautiful thing, but I can’t bring myself to give Pajamas Media any hits.

    That Joe, bringing the world together, one person at a time, united in their disbelief/hatred of this self-delusional dumbass.

  25. Keram2

    I miss the days when Wire was attacking Reuters for being too far to the right. My, how times have changed…

  26. FunkyPalmettoBug

    [re=217620]shanemacgowan[/re]: He looks like Drudge’s creepy uncle who made Matt gay during that one Easter party in his closet.

    This video should be titled: “Joe confronts the media, but really is too much of a pussy to actually question them on any details and is too much of a fool to get his facts straight.”

  27. p-Sludge

    ooh he’s my hero. a man with no name.

    rancheros CLINT!
    rancheros EAST-WOOD!
    And there’s a bullet with my name on it
    Oi Oi Oi!

  28. One Yield Regular

    We’re it not that it would be so unpleasant for them, I’d like to see this pompous ignoramous put into in the same room with the families of Daniel Pearl and the 140 or so journalists killed so far in Iraq and have him explain to them again, with the force of his moral superiority, that journalists have no business covering war.

    “Our job is not to provide pleasure or to make trouble, but to carry the pen into the wound.” – Albert Londres

  29. Deepthroat

    if anyone can make it happen, i’d like to volunteer to sacrifice myself to a “date” with JTP so that I may get him liquored/drugged up, take photos of him with various plumbing tools in key orafices, steal any money he may have, and finally skin, boil, and feed him to the hobos. Also. And such.

  30. american mutt

    y’know, if this is the future of the RNC — joe and palin — and all we get is Obama then I think things are going to be alright.

  31. WIDTAP

    Another master of the Accusatory Question.
    Why have facts when you can just insinuate another reality.

  32. frabjous snark

    The most horrible thing about this fucktard is that he looks (and sounds) like my Bush-loving dad. I never would have come across this asshattery if it weren’t for Wonkette bringing it to my attention. I need so much therapy now.

  33. AnnieGetYourFun

    Yes, Joe. I think that honestly, over the years, the problem with Middle East correspondents is that they have been so virulently anti-Israeli.

  34. loudmouthredhead

    Again, it’s obvious those Hamas rockets aren’t too advanced. The heat seekers would home right in on that chrome dome of his. C’mon Iran, we know you have some *hintity-hint-hint*

    Anyone else blown away by that snazzy news background PJTV has goin on there? I love the montage of Hamas militants in front of the pyramids.

    Only PJTV has the balls to tell us the truth: Israel is being attacked by ancient Egyptian mummy-terrorists, who were re-animated by Mahmoud Ahmajinedad using highly enriched uranium smuggled out of Iraq in yellow-cake form. Mygoditallmakessensenow!

  35. Mustang

    [re=217680]J[/re]: I think you’re onto something. Joe Jacking could be the next big thang. Now I’m excited.

  36. amodelcitizen

    he’s awfully adamant that he’s not the story. surprising, considering all he’s done so far is stand in front of cameras looking angry and confused.

    you wanna be a reporter? hold a camera, ask people questions (non-rhetorical ones), write some shit down. REPORT, MOTHERFUCKER.

  37. loudmouthredhead

    [re=217685]Deepthroat[/re]: I’d skip the violent parts and just add a drag queen or three.
    ALSO!

  38. Sassette

    “Hey everyone! Yeah, you, the media! Gather round – you too, guys – gather round so I can tell you how much I hate the media paying attention to me. HEY YOU IN THE BACK, ARE YOU FILMING? Good. Because I really hate being on camera. Now let me tell you guys how to do your jobs by understanding absolutely nothing at all about journalism.”

    I lack the vulgarities for how much I hate this man.

  39. Bruno

    That’s Thomson-Reuters to you!

    I know I’ve said this before, but my best meeting ever was at their HQ in Canary Wharf – my seat in the conference room was immediately across from a giant pixxx of that Thanksgiving Turkey sucking off George W. We can always say W is more humane to Turkeys than Grizzly Mama.

    Now that I think of it, the worst meeting ever was in same building – the Reuters boardroom, across from a giant pixxx of plasticine Paris Hilton

  40. loudmouthredhead

    [re=217699]amodelcitizen[/re]: But a picture is worth a thousand words right? And video is just moving pictures (frames), right? So at 30 frames/sec, that’s like…a GAJILLION words. OH SNAP! Beat that logic!

  41. twoeightnine

    You guys want a story? Take a look at this guy’s hair. Seriously look at it. Who is he trying to fool?

  42. Bruno

    Can someone please assure me that “Pajamas Pundit” we were supposed to be voting for in those Blog awards had nothing to do with Pajamas TV? I’m starting to feel dirty (and of course I never bothered to check what my Wonkette overlords made me vote for)

  43. EnBuenOra

    [re=217656]4tehlulz[/re]: Am I serious? It was Plumbass that said that moronic sh*t, not me. Even if said reporter hadn’t served in the IDF, what f***ing retard dumbass thinks that reporters need to get on their own nation’s media and say “WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES!!!”, which would be the most obvious and whiny retard sh*t imaginable. The station producer would probably wonder if the guy had had a seizure, or stroke maybe.

  44. Botswana Meat Commission FC

    First the Red Staters, then the Paultards, then the PUMAs, now the Pajama Boys? Are we going to war with yet another group of online crazies?

    SOUND THE WONKETTE ALARM. BATTLE STATIONS!

  45. 4tehlulz

    [re=217724]EnBuenOra[/re]: I was just in disbelief that he would say something that moronic.

    Then I googled JTP’s “service,” and was even more stunned.

  46. mdotsota

    [re=217740]Botswana Meat Commission FC[/re]: That’s part of the territory with being elected 2008′s WARBLOG of the year by the electoral college.

  47. Czn939

    [re=217719]AWOcoholic[/re]:
    Believe me, Joe getting hit by a mortar would be PROOF of god’s existence, desu, er, I mean ‘Also’.

  48. timeoutofmind

    you get what you deserve. raise your hand if you have an opinion on the Obama dog.

    really … some things are better left alone. now go do something important, like supporting and disseminating my campaign to boycott Hitler’s going away speech on the network tomorrow night.

  49. assistant/atlas

    Would someone remind me again why super-right-wingers are so adamantly pro-Israel? Is it because they like people who regularly kill muslins? Seriously…aren’t these the same people that get all paranoid about Jews controlling the media and banking and stuff?

  50. lenorecutie

    [re=217695]loudmouthredhead[/re]: well, an A-rahb is an A-rahb. Didn’t you know that? Just like all black people are related, and all a woman needs in order to be fulfilled is a pack of kids sucking on her teats 24/7.

  51. sati demise

    [re=217747]4tehlulz[/re]: and we wondered why they have problems with electrified showers in the US military quarters in Iraq. Now we know. JTP was a part of this history.

  52. Mighty Rex

    I noticed the similarity betwixt the words “Pajamas” and “Hamas”. Therefore all Pajamas is worn by Hamas and it’s Israel’s the being bad the end plz.

  53. Notta Fascist

    First, “Joe” needs some sunscreen. Like, yesterday. Also.

    Second, anyone else catch the irony? During the campaign, Sarah Palin bitched about “bloggers in pajamas in their parents’ basements.” Now, Samuel J. “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher is “reporting” for PAJAMAS MEDIA. You just can’t make this stuff up, can you?

  54. lenorecutie

    [re=217803]assistant/atlas[/re]: That’s why they’re pro-Israel. They want to ship all the Jews over there, so they only have to worry about the Mexicans and the gays.

  55. Wonks Adventure

    is that christopher moltisanti next to our good friend joe? i never knew he was jewish! many, tony’s gonna be PISSED.

  56. Giant Robot

    Well you’ve done it again. You’ve wasted another perfectly good hour watching War Talk. Until next week, don’t drive like my brother…

  57. AutomaticPilot

    I guarantee you that guy had never heard of Reuters until that very second. “Huh? Royters?”

  58. DieOnTheTurnpike

    Wurzel here drops the ball by calling himself an “average guy” instead of an “average joe”.

  59. dougbob

    any chance we can get him re-assigned to Tennessee to get the truth out on that guy with the wheelbarrow?

  60. ladymacbeth

    that wasn’t even mockable stupid. that was just stupid.

    unless joe gets kidnapped, blown up, poisoned by an asp or elected to the knesset i vote we leave him to the PUMAs

  61. Purple Tide

    See how nice the Israelis are when they find out Sham Wurzelbacher’s great uncle was a NAZI plumber at Auschwitz. He’ll be on the next missile to Gaza.

  62. amodelcitizen

    [re=217713]loudmouthredhead[/re]: fuck! a gajillion words…

    unfortunately, they’re all made up of phrases like “the Israel people.”

  63. Tra

    Phase 1: Send blithering, clueless idiot to Israel, for support.
    Phase 2: Produce video in which clueless, blithering idiot insults inhabitants of country we are supporting.
    Phase 3: Profit!

  64. flyingspaghettimonster

    [re=217621]CreationSchwarzkopfPalin[/re]: CreationSchwarzkopfPalin wins the internets today!!! Hilarious comment.

  65. President Beeblebrox

    [re=217617]ph7[/re]: Survival kit contents check. In them you’ll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella’ could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

  66. Anonymous Office Zombie

    [re=217803]assistant/atlas[/re]:
    Sounds like somebody around here isn’t saved.

    Here’s one answer. Uber Reich Wingers are oftentimes rabidly conservative Christian types who interpret the Bible as fortelling the battle of Armageddon, which they believe is to happen( … like for realz… as in an actual battle on earth) in the Middle East and will involve Israel. Israel and the Jews are mixed up in this as being part of the “good guys”.team.

    Basically Reich Winger’s are often Christians who support Israel, because of their end-of-the-world doom cult ideology. They support Israel, because they think they are participating in bringing about the end of the world and their ascent into heaven when all the unbelieving Wonketters will be cast into hell with the devil blah, blah, blah, (Read the Left Behind Series – if you dare.) I’m guessing there’s a good chance that Joe’s one of these nutballs.

  67. Trace

    [re=217803]assistant/atlas[/re]: I’m guessing because they think that if America sides with Israel, God will favor us or whatever during the “end times” and all that stupid nonsense. Israel can do no wrong just as the God of the Bible did no wrong, even though he was a genocidal maniac. According to His book, he’s the clear winner with more power, so He’s the ass we gladly kiss.

  68. Keram2

    Wait, Joe’s all like “People are dying!” in one breath, and then all like “Hey! Don’t report on Palestinian deaths, fucktards!” And then he goes on a publicity stunt and then wonders why he’s getting publicity? Seriously?

    I’m like 89% sure during his final “report” Joe’s going o reach back behind his head, rip off a Mission-Impossible-like facemask, and reveal himself to actually be Yoko Ono. Yoko the Performance Artist will then yell “Gotcha America! Performance Art!

  69. mocowbell

    I’m just not entirely convinced yet that anyone should be getting their international conflict information from someone with a giant baby head. And isn’t he supposed to be wearing pyjamas? Ideally he should be sporting a diaper, of course. But I’ll settle for pj’s.

  70. Dildo Baggins

    [re=217980]Keram2[/re]: Naw, JTP’s not quite as shrieky as Yoko, but it would make an interesting social experiment to send them somewhere together.

  71. Godot

    Pajamas Media is the worst political punditry organization I’ve ever seen. I’m not sure why, but they get an hour of content broadcast twice a week on XM’s POTUS channel, even though the channel is supposed to be unbiased political news. They did have one segment a week where they presented batshit insane and completely invalid right wing ideas for about an hour, but it was counterbalanced by an hour of batshit insane and completely invalid left wing ideas immediately following. Pajamas Media just came on for an hour or so, all on its own, right at lunchtime on Wednesdays. I mean I guess one might argue that Blackpolicy.org also had an hour show on a different day and they were the left wing counterpart to Pajamas Media, but personally I thought Pajamas was a lot more blatantly partisan than Blackpolicy, and anyway there has to have been SOME other right-wing pundits they could put on instead who had at least a SHRED of journalistic integrity, right? I am not exaggerating when I say that Joe the Plunger is actually the BEST journalist I’ve heard from that organization. Thank god XM moved their show to Saturday mornings instead of my lunch hour and I canceled my XM subscription.

  72. Godot

    The problem with Pajamas Media (well, ONE of the problems) is that they point to the time when they correctly asserted that the documentation Dan Rather presented showing Bush had skipped out on National Guard service to show how the “Main Stream Media” always goes with whatever the partisan left says, but that Pajamas is better because they knew better. But Pajamas is just as bad as they accuse the MSM of being, they just go with whatever the partisan RIGHT says, and claim legitimacy because one time they happened to be right, even though they would have held the same partisan views had they been wrong.

    This was very well illustrated during this past election cycle, when Pajamas’ XM show basically took as a given that Obama’s birth certificate was invalid and that he wasn’t a natural-born citizen, and spent all their time discussing why that darn MSM was blatantly ignoring these obvious truths.

  73. Godot

    [re=218027]Godot[/re]: “…correctly asserted that the documentation Dan Rather presented showing Bush had skipped out on National Guard service was false…”

    Hey at least I issued a correction, which automatically makes me better than Pajamas Media!

  74. eppa_rixey

    Joe is the most amazing ever. He’s turning the camera back on the media, especially those 20-something Israeli cameramen. Way more interesting than the war. Joe’s a hero is what he is.

  75. Bruno

    Oh fuck, I’m in the middle of a warzone. What the hell can I do for the day to get our of this?

    I know, 5 minutes talking to some reporters following me & back to the hotel & 24 pay-per-view hour p0rn channels and nasty israeli beer!

  76. Bruno

    Oh fuck, I’m in the middle of a warzone. What the hell can I do for the day to get our of this?

    I know, 5 minutes talking to some reporters following me & back to the hotel & 24 pay-per-view hour p0rn channels and nasty israeli beer!

    [re=217685]Deepthroat[/re]: sounds like a date, willing to do that to me too?

  77. NYNYNY

    Somebody hit his fat head with a shoe and get it on camera.

    No, sarcasm aside, somebody throw a shoe at him for real. Can we get this done?

  78. assistant/atlas

    [re=217973]Anonymous Office Zombie[/re]: Dude, I work in Hollywood. Even assuming LA doesn’t already qualify for hell, of course I’m a heathen. And probably gay, Jewish and Canadian, too. You know, statistically speaking.

  79. KittyLitter

    My favorite part is how it never once occurs to Joe to ask Israeli pony-tail guy a question while all these cameras are pointing at them.

    You know, like, “What’s your name? What’s your story? What have you seen?”

    Oh that’s right. That would be journalism. And we learned yesterday from Sam-Joe the Sham-Plumber that journalism during wartime is bad.

    What was I thinking?

  80. MortSinclair

    Can someone figure out a way to go the PJTV No War On Christmas Party this year? If the plumber lives through his stint in Israel, I’d love for someone to report on his war stories after he’s downed a few liquid plumbers on an empty stomach.

  81. chyornii

    Joe the Plumber is my least favorite human on earth. I would give Kim Jong-il a full body rub-down or serve as whipping boy to General Than Shwe if it would mean Joe could be pitched headlong down a memory hole.

  82. Anonymous Office Zombie

    [re=218076]assistant/atlas[/re]:
    Don’t misunderestimate me, fellow infidel. That first line was mean to be read as if placed betwixt invisible sarcasm tags.

    Hollywood? I’m jealous. This means that reading Big Hollywood is going to be just that much more fun for you.

  83. Blue Jefferson Clinton the Cat

    uh, great reporting, way to ask a series of closed questions Joe The Douche Bag! I cannot stand that stupid talentless man…..

    oh and WTF am I seeing shit or does the dude in the yarmulke have a mullet???? Bet you JTDB is SO jealous of his wavy locks….

  84. sniper

    Can you imagine the reaction from Joe if that camerman had been from lets say…jordan. head-butt of the century boys and girls.

  85. Campbell Brown

    what a bum. I’ve heard Hamas rockets aren’t that accurate but you think they could use his big greasy head as a targeting system.

  86. whiskey tango foxtrot

    [re=217891]ThreeFirstNames[/re]: “Mr. Wurzelbacher, 34,”

    DAMMIT. He’s he same age as me.
    Now I feel creepily connected to him. Eew!

  87. Politicartoons

    Ha! He’s yelling at Israeli journalists for not covering the rockets. They’re there for good, while he’s there for a week before he goes back to his mother’s meth lab. “I’m just an average guy.” McCain will never be forgiven for giving us this guy.

  88. paigow

    First of all, “I’m not the story! I’m not the story! Hey reporters, COME OVER HERE AND LISTEN TO ME EXPLAIN HOW I’M NOT THE STORY!” And then what with the complete ignorance about what a journalist does and then the insanity about “But have you SAID that on TV? Huh? Have ya? Have ya said that?” like the cameraman would turn the camera around and announce, “You know what? Simon here is right. I will now present one person’s completely irrelevant opinion on a terribly complicated — in fact, global — issue.” And then the glavin and the oh God there’s no point…

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