Ed Driscoll

Citizen Joe Stands His Ground

Bill Whittle writes:

[Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber] stated that he did not think reporters should be allowed on the front lines to cover conflicts. This generated a lot of heat: some from the left, whose elitist disdain for Joe was best captured by John Stewart, sneering at him for his lapses in professionalism as he reminded all of us that a career being the primary news source for an entire generation of voters cannot be entrusted to a rank amateur like some common plumber, but must instead be vouchsafed to a person with a far nobler and serious and weighty background … a career in stand-up comedy, say.

Meanwhile, Camille Paglia unloads on an infinitely bigger media figure.

Update: Related thoughts from Outside The Wire’s J.D. Johannes.