Adventures in Context-ripping; WaPo's Seizes on Joe the Plumber 'Horny

March 20th, 2009 4:26 PM
As if out to prove our point about media bias, the Washington Post's Mary Ann Akers seized on a one-liner by Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher made last night at the MRC Gala and DisHonors Awards. Wurzelbacher, accepting the "Obamagasm Award" on behalf of ABC's Bill Weir, made a crack playing off the orgasmic delight that Chris Matthews and others in the media expressed after…

Ohio Blogger's Food Stamp Post Leads to Exposure of State's New Middle

March 20th, 2009 1:25 PM
An important story appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Tuesday. Here's how it began (Warren County is adjacent to and northeast of Cincinnati's Hamilton County): County: no more food stamps for rich Warren County’s poor (population) does not include someone with $80,000 in the bank, a paid-off $311,000 home and a Mercedes, members of the Warren County Board of Commissioners said Tuesday. And…

Interviews from NewsBusters at CPAC

March 5th, 2009 9:38 PM
There were many famous people at CPAC this year and I was lucky enough to run into some of them. And some of those I ran into even let me ask them a few questions about media bias. The resulting videos are embedded below the fold.The four interviews I was able to get where with Joe the Plumber, John Ziegler, George Phillips, and Roger Simon. Each have unique experiences with liberal media bias…

MSNBC's David Shuster: 'Good Grief!' Joe the Plumber Makes CPAC a Joke

February 26th, 2009 10:22 PM

CNN's Rick Sanchez Calls Out Joe the Plumber

January 14th, 2009 11:40 PM
We've seen the mainstream media afflicted with Palin Derangement Syndrome.  We've experienced the media in the throes of Bush Derangement Syndrome.  Over at CNN, which modestly styles itself as the most trusted name in news, there's now an outbreak of Joe the Plumber Derangement Syndrome.Last week CNN Newsroom anchor Kyra Phillips went after Joe.  Today, it was CNN Newsroom anchor Rick Sanchez's…

Paging Joe the Plumber: Obama Still Wants To Spread The Wealth

December 7th, 2008 10:58 AM
Given the flap that ensued when he famously told Joe the Plumber that he wanted to "spread the wealth," I figured Barack Obama wouldn't be making such a suggestion again anytime soon.  I figured wrong.Pres.-elect Obama to Tom Brokaw on today's Meet The Press:I think the important principle, because sometimes when we start talking about taxes, and I say I want a more balanced tax code,…

NYT Columnist Wants To Keep Joe the Plumber From Publishing Book, Says

December 7th, 2008 5:09 AM
Talk about arrogance, but apparently New York Times Columnist Timothy Egan wants to stop Joe the Plumber from being allowed to have his book published and calls the government oppressed blue collar man a "no good citizen" and a "no good plumber." Arrogantly, Egan imagines that Joe somehow doesn't deserve to have a book deal. Egan imagines himself more qualified than Joe to write a book and in…

Joe the Plumber Data Dive Whistleblower Was Threatened with Firing; Me

December 5th, 2008 10:39 AM
The Columbus Dispatch has done some impressive work exposing the unauthorized and arguably illegal database diving done by State of Ohio employees into the records of Joe the Plumber in October. The rest of Ohio's and the nation's media have been virtually asleep. In a previous post (at NewsBusters; at BizzyBlog), I noted that Vanessa Niekamp, the state employee who blew the lid off the…

Matthews Picks Wrong Day To Mock Joe The Plumber on Ghostwriter

December 1st, 2008 8:17 PM
Note to Chris Matthews: when mocking someone for using a ghostwriter, it's best to avoid doing so on a day when Hillary Clinton is prominently in the news . . . On this evening's Hardball, Matthews went out of his way to mock Joe The Plumber for his use of a ghostwriter on his just-released book.  This on the day Hillary Clinton was in the headlines, having been named Barack Obama's Secretary of…

'Joe the Plumber' Data Dive Whistleblower Nearly Invisible

November 23rd, 2008 10:23 AM
It's very doubtful that the name "Vanessa Niekamp" rings a bell with very many readers here. That's because the media elites like some whistleblowers, and not others. In other circumstances, someone like Ms. Niekamp would be a heroine. In the current circumstances, she's barely a footnote. In my opinion, it's because she was involved in exposing shenanigans conducted on behalf of the…

WaPo Football Writer Mocks Joe the Plumber in NFL Wrapup

November 17th, 2008 7:41 AM
While the vast majority of political reporters have dropped off the snotty comments about the McCain-Palin ticket and their campaign messaging, that’s not true of the football writers at the Washington Post. In the chatty wrap-up of the NFL scores appropriately called "The Slant," Post sports writer Desmond Bieler could be called for unnecessary roughness on Joe "the Plumber"…

Liberal Talker Fired Over 'Joe The Plumber' Rant

November 12th, 2008 11:07 PM

Rick Sanchez Gets Dirty With Joe the Plumber

November 5th, 2008 9:21 AM
Sheesh! Talking about rolling around in the dirt! CNN's Rick Sanchez was arguing taxes with Joe the Plumber (Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher) yesterday and somehow couldn't figure out the concept of "principles." Ironically, Sanchez then showed just how unprincipled he is by rolling around in the mud and digging up recycled "dirt" on Joe. Here is the transcript of the video so you…

Broadcast Morning Shows Bury Obama Redistributionist Radio Rap

October 27th, 2008 8:33 AM
Imagine that a week before a presidential election, a radio interview surfaced in which the Republican candidate had called for, say, the abolition of Social Security. Now imagine the broadcast networks' reaction to that nugget: "We interrupt regularly-scheduled programming for this Breaking News," followed by 24/7 coverage with talking heads pondering the devastating impact on America…