To those intrepid ones who went across the seas to be the eyes and ears of America ....To those forthright ones who saw the early clouds of war while many of us at home were seeing rainbows ....To those clear-headed ones who now stand like recording angels among the dead and dying ... To the Foreign Correspondents - this motion picture is dedicated ....
Foreign Correspondent-- (Movie Clip) Main Credits
Johnny Jones, aka Huntley Haverstock, must be rolling in his grave.
Word comes today, that the world's most famous non-working-plumber, aka, the Stumblin' Bumblin' John McKKKain campaign's mascot, Joe The Plumber, is going over to cover the conflict in Gaza, for PajamasMedia's, PajamasTV, as a journalist.
Jesus, who over at this "Pajamas Are Us" outlet thought up this earth-shattering idea?
To stay in JTP mode, was it Izzy, the Idea Idiot? ...
Are the Flying Monkeys so stressed out, that, with the worldwide coverage of Israel's bombardment of Gaza isn't capturing the essence of the story, they have to scrape the bottom-of-the-barrel and pull out this fame-seeking fool?
Couldn't they get The Wasilla Whiz Kid, Sarah Palin, to, I don't know, stand on a chair, and look beyond Russia, to see if she could focus in on Gaza and phone in some reports?
Jeff Gannon's gotta be pretty pissed off.
He's just as good as the next fake journalist at lobbing softballs.
And, softballs is what it will be ...
From Think Progress;
"I get to go over there and let their "Average Joes" share their story, what they think, how they feel -- especially with, you know, world opinion. Maybe get a real story out there."There you go ...Professionals, with long careers, covering numerous wars and conflicts, they aren't able to get the "real story".
With the long, twisted history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, covering decades, it comes down to this alleged plumber from Ohio to jaunt over there and dig out the "real story".
And how is he going to do it?
From Steve Benen;
Asked if he's concerned about his personal safety, he added, "Being a Christian, I'm pretty well protected by God."That's it, throw one out to the Jesus crowd ...
No doubt, the Flying Monkeys will be riveted.
And just who is Huntley Haverstock?
None other than the protagonist/hero (portrayed by the great Joel McCrea) of one of Alfred Hitchcock's best film's, 'Foreign Correspondent'.
Here's the trailer for 'Foreign Correspondent'
Here's a themed clip, "Hats"
And this, classic Hitchcock!
1940 - Foreign Correspondent: the assassination
Bonus Joe-The-Joke Riffs
Daniel Nasaw: Joe the War Correspondent ...The media's favourite campaign gimmick heads to Israel for a conservative website
Michael Calderone - Joe the Plumber: war correspondent
Josh Marshall: Don't Get No Respect
Spencer Ackerman: In Defense of Joe The Plumber’s Reporting Cred
Libby Spencer: Right wing assault on internets launched
No More Mister Nice Blog: WHAT -- DID THEY THINK JEFF GANNON WAS OVERQUALIFIED?
Michael J.W. Stickings: Sign of the Apocalypse #62: Joe the Plumber, war correspondent and pro-Israeli propagandist