Media Won't Demand Obama Records
Plenty of Media Investigative Fire Power to Probe Joe the Plumber
“Before men can act,an issue must be polarized. Men will act when they are convinced their cause is 100 percent on the side of the angels, and that the opposition are 100 percent on the side of the devil. [The community organizer] knows that when the time comes for negotiations it is really only a 10 percent difference.”
--Saul Alinsky, Chicago's Godfather of Community Organizing
Media Investigates Plumber, Not the Candidate
If anyone was thinking of asking Barack Obama an uncomfortable question, here's some advice from Big Media:
Better keep it to yourself, if you know what's good for you.
Joe Wurzelbacher, a man who was thinking of buying a plumbing business asked Obama about his tax plans and what they mean for the Average Joe--whether a plumber or not.
The question focused unwanted attention on the fantastic tax claims of Obama. But then, Obama's "we're gonna spread the wealth around" answer shone a light on the socialistic plans of a possible Obama administration.
The Mainstream Media then made an abject lesson of Joe the Plumber.
"Too bad Joe the Plumber has received more scrutiny in 24 hours than Bill Ayers has in the past 24 months."
--Video: Obama Mocks Joe The Plumber, Crowd Laughs
From Michelle Malkin's "Operation Destroy Joe the Plumber":
Obama’s followers couldn’t handle the incontrovertible truth. Left-wing blogs immediately went to work, blaring headlines like “Not A Real $250k Plumber!” Next, they falsely accused Wurzelbacher of not being registered to vote (he’s registered in Lucas County, Ohio, and voted as a Republican in this year’s primary).
Next, they called him a liar for identifying himself as undecided. Only registered Democrats and fake Republican tools used in mainstream media stories and YouTube debates are allowed to use that label, you see.
Next, award-winning liberal blogger Joshua Marshall cast Wurzelbacher as some kind of rabid freak for calling Social Security a “joke” – as if no working-class Americans could believe that the federal government’s entitlement programs were a rip-off unless they were bought and paid for by the McCain campaign.
Then, suddenly, the journalists who wouldn’t lift a finger to investigate Barack Obama’s longtime relationships with Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright sprang into action rifling through citizen Joe Wurzelbacher’s tax records. Politico.com reported breathlessly: “Samuel J. Wurzelbacher has a lien placed against him to the tune of $1,182.92. The lien is dated from January of ‘07.” Press outlets probed his divorce records. The local plumbers’ union, which has endorsed Obama, claimed he didn’t do their required apprenticeship work and didn’t have a license to work outside his local township.
After Wurzelbacher told Katie Couric that Obama’s rhetorical tap dance was “almost as good as Sammy Davis, Jr.,” the inevitable cries of “bigotry” followed. (There are now tens of thousands of hits on the Internet for “Joe the Plumber racist.”)
Welcome to Joe the Plumber Derangement Syndrome. If you can’t beat him, smear him. It’s the Obama way.
AllahPundit reports Good news: Toledo moves to shut down Joe the Plumber.
"Look on the bright side. The media’s finally starting to vet acquaintances of Barack Obama."
Dan Riehl hits the Joe the Plumber nail on the head with sledgehammer: The O-Body Count Grows.
The O-body count is growing and the Left and Obama haven't really even achieved any power of the executive kind so far. Everyone who has gotten in the way of Obama's path to power has been horribly run down. It's also obvious that they would happily destroy them if they could.
If you needed one single reason to vigorously oppose Obama and energetically support McCain, this might be it.
Eighteen days before the election and someone who asked Obama a question is pursued by a MSM lust to uncover information.
Eighteen days before the election and Barack Obama has still not released any medical records--or college or university records. Obama's membership in the Socialist New Party still hasn't been revealed to MSM readers/viewers.
No reporters are asking why Obama's medical records remain hidden from public view.
Probably too busy going through Joe's divorce records.
Eighteen days and myriad fund-raising questions about the Obama campaign go unreported; but Joe the Plumber's tax lien of $1100 is big news.
The MSM lesson, whether you are Joe the Plumber or Sarah Palin:
Don't question Obama or we'll make trouble for you.
You got that, punk?
by Mondo Frazier