FOX News, amazingly, illustrates how uninformed “Joe the Plumber” really is.

As a rule I tend to avoid FOX News on cable because it gets my blood pressure up every time I watch it. Which is ironic because I prefer the morning newscast of the local FOX affiliate. The fact that the local station used to be a CBS affiliate prior to being bought out by FOX probably has a lot to do with that. Still the cable news channel drives me nuts with it’s clear conservative bias.

Which is why the following video clip of FOX News anchor Shep Smith challenging “Joe the Plumber” to explain why he agreed with the statement that “a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel” is so damned amazing. Check it:

“Joe” became the darling of the McCain campaign during the last debate and immediately afterward, but has been slowly losing his luster the more he talks to reporters and reveals what an uninformed idiot he really is. Even so I’m still stunned to see a FOX anchor challenge him to back up his opinion with any kind of reasoning and the last five seconds of the clip alone will make you wonder if Smith has been replaced by a liberal-leaning pod person. For his part “Joe” tries desperately to get out of having to provide any kind of reasoning for his opinion by saying that folks shouldn’t listen to his opinion and should go out and find out reasons on their own. All his dancing doesn’t hide the fact that he’s clueless even from the likes of FOX News.

8 thoughts on “FOX News, amazingly, illustrates how uninformed “Joe the Plumber” really is.

  1. He’s an uninformed idiot, unable to provide any reasoning for his opinions? Sound familiar? Seems Joe the Plumber is just a Sarah Palin without lipstick.

  2. Joe the Plumber no-showed at a McCain appearence today. Maybe his check from the RNC bounced, or perhaps he’s tooo much of a ‘maverick’ to do anything on McCain’s schedule.

    Or perhaps he’s planning to run as Sarah Palin’s veep in 2012. I just know that Palin’s going to run iin 2012, even if McCain wins this year.

    On another note – that was a remarkably non-Fox like attitude from the anchor.

  3. As impressed as I was with ole’ Shep there,I couldnt help but think maybe Murdoch has put the word out to lay off the bullshit or they might not get a single government interview for the next 4+ years.

  4. Shep Smith said it at the end of the clip: “Man… it just gets frightening sometimes.”

  5. I don’t know what’s up with Fox lately. By now some of you have seen Megyn Kelly – she’s put on some really impressive displays of intellectual force and (rightly) handles herself like a prosecutor during interviews.

    I did not expect to see her on FOX. I’m baffled by, what appears to be, an increasing trend.

    Anyone else got explanations?

  6. I suppose you’ve all seen Schwarzenegger’s ringing endorsement of McCain by now, where the Governator makes fun of Obama’s skinny legs while McCain whoops in the background.  As the news here in Austria points out, it’s a bit odd for someone who owes his musculature largely to the use of anabolic steroids to poke fun at those who don’t use them, and that when campaigns resort to making fun of the physical appearance of their opponents, they must be getting desperate.

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