Monday, October 20, 2008

Another McClatchy reporter pounces on Joe the Plumber

On Friday I noted that Mark Seibel, McClatchy's "international and national security editor" took time away from his very important responsibilities to write a sneering piece on Joe the plumber.
Now another McClatchy reporter, David Lightman (above), has joined the McClatchy Chorus of Joe bashers in a piece on McClatchy's web site.
Among the important revelations from David Lightman: Joe's first name is actually "Samuel," not Joe; and, there are two liens on his property because of unpaid taxes and other debt. .
David has been so busy exposing Joe the Plumber's tax liens he hasn't gotten around to reporting on tax liens levied against Obama campaign team.  Maybe we'll see that story after the election. (Tip for David Lightman -- Martin Nesbitt, the Treasurer of the Obama for President Campaign, and his several companies have numerous outstanding state tax liens.)


Anonymous said...

McClatchy Watch wrote, "Another McClatchy reporter pounces on Joe the plumber"

Will they never rest? Let's just hope they never find this "The lowdown on Joe the plumber" at Brutally Honest.

Facts revealed include,

"His first home was funded in part by a friend currently under federal indictment for an illegal kickback scheme."

"His ties to the fraudulent and scandal ridden Association of Plumbing Organizations for Reform Now (APORN)."

Go there now for teh whole shokcing story!

Anonymous said...

More scandals we can only hope McClatchy never uncovers, "Sarah Biden
Vice-Presidential meltdown

Victor Davis Hanson himself lets the cat out of the bag regarding the Vice Presidential candidate.

"Journalists continue to ask, “What was John McCain thinking in selecting the gaffe-prone Gov. Sarah Palin?”

In what has now become a disturbing pattern, the Alaska governor seems either unable or unwilling to avoid embarrassing statements that are often as untrue as they are outrageous. Recently, for example, in an exclusive interview with news anchor Katie Couric, Palin gushed, “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’ ” Apparently the former Alaskan beauty queen failed to realize that in 1929 there was neither widespread television nor was Franklin Roosevelt even President.

It just goes on and on. One hilarious Vice Presidential Candidate gaff after another.

Anonymous said...

Better than your presidental candidates gaff (otherwise known as out and out lies, pandering and scare tactics to the elderly). Who do you want in charge when another 9-11 happens? Osama or a military veteran?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps McCain will frighten off the enemy by having his father pull strings for him again and then being shot down.

Anonymous said...


1. Follow the links in the first two posts.
2. Read the articles carefully.
3. Think.

Anonymous said...

Again: Joe the Plumber? This is the campaign?

Sad to see what's happened to the Republicans.

Let's head back to a real conservatism.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 5:55 AM said...

"Again: Joe the Plumber? This is the campaign? Sad to see what's happened to the Republicans. Let's head back to a real conservatism."

The whole point of this post is that McClatchy is continuing to attack a man for being singled out at his home by Obama. And asking a question that Barack blunderingly answered,

"It's not that I want to punish your success. I want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance for success, too. My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

Barack screwed up by telling the truth about his intentions, and McClatchy's a willing accomplice in distracting from that.

Thank you for reminding us that the real focus is Obama's self-admitted socialism.

By the way, the "facts" in the article linked to in the first post are true, but only for Barack Obama. Barack's home was partly funded by a criminal friend. Barack is tied to a fraudulent scandal ridden organization.

The gaffs in the article linked in the second comment were all made by Joe Biden, he of the hair plugs and brain aneurysms held closed by metal clips.

"Spread the wealth around." Barack Obama

Anonymous said...

Spreading the wealth sounds pretty good to me these days.

The Republicans are bankrupt of ideas. All they've got are buzzwords, incompetence and greed.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 7:01 AM said...

"Spreading the wealth sounds pretty good to me these days."

A true communist, willing to share all I have.

Jim Treacher responds to a similar question from Jonathan Cohn in Good question

"What, exactly, is so awful about 'spreading the wealth'?"

"Oh, nothing. Now that we've cleared that up, Mr. Cohn, "I'll take yours. Gimme. I haven't earned it, but it's not fair that you have more than I do. Hand it over. No, you don't have any choice in the matter. No, you don't even know me. No, you don't know what I'm going to spend your money on. It's none of your business. Obama said I could have it. What are you, a racist? Cough it up. Show a little patriotism. There we go."

Anonymous said...

I think the Bush administration settled the Socialism question when it nationalized the banking system.

Anonymous said...

Socialismo o muerte, mis amigos del derecho!