By Ben Cohen
Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as “Joe the Plumber” during the 2008 presidential campaign, will apparently become a war correspondent in Israel for the conservative website pjtv.com.
Whether this damages his credibility as an American everyman remains to be seen, but it’s unlikely Wurzelbacher will be giving a fair analysis of the crisis given his extremely one sided views about Israel (Wurzelbacher once proclaimed that a vote for Obama was a vote for ‘the death of Israel‘).
Wurzelbacher also told Fox News via phone that “you don’t want my opinion on foreign policy. I know just enough about foreign policy to probably be dangerous.”
Above all, this is a brilliant move for pjtv (who help promote people like Michelle Malkin), as it gives them massive publicity and no credibility – the exact same formula that made Fox News popular.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.