I realize I’m feeding the troll, but it’s not often you see stupid on quite this magnificent a scale. "Joe" "The Plumber", while accusing a small gaggle of media of anti-Israel bias, ran into an actual journalist — and promptly own-goaled himself (requires registration):
JOE: The story here is people are being killed and the media’s slanting it and trying to make it Hamas is, uh, as far as, that Israel’s being bad. Do you believe Israel is bad?
REPORTER: Do I believe it?
JOE: Yeah, do you?!
REPORTER: I’m Israeli, so…
JOE: So answer the question!
REPORTER: No, I don’t think Israel is bad.
JOE: Do you think Israel has every right to protect itself?
JOE: You do?!
JOE: Have you said that on air?
REPORTER: I’m just a reporter.
Busted! Joe really showed that fancy-pants guy from Reuters, didn’t he? No wonder the establishment media’s scared. I mean, how dare this so-called "journalist" not clearly state his personal thoughts and beliefs on the air. Isn’t that his job?
JOE: They’re supposed to bring the news to you unbiased. They’re supposed to actually report it and then let you make your opinion.
ROGER L. SIMON: What do you think you can provide that a seasoned journalist can’t?
JOE: What I can provide are actual real questions and get real answers. I’m not talking manufactured answers, I’m not talking soundbites…And uh, not giving it any kind of slants. That’s how news is supposed to be reported. Somewhere along the line they forgot that. As opposed to a commentary from them.
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