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For those who weren’t aware, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the lying, tax-evading, publicity seeking, camera hound, is now a war correspondent, covering the ongoing conflict in Gaza for that esteemed institution of journalism known as Pajamas TV.

Yesterday, in the Israeli town of Sderot, these pearls of wisdom were harvested from the oyster shell that is the mind of Mr. Wurzelbacher:

I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think journalists should be anywhere allowed war. I mean, you guys report where our troops are at. You report what’s happening day to day. You make a big deal out of it. I-I think it’s asinine. You know, I liked back in World War I and World War II when you’d go to the theater and you’d see your troops on, you know, the screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for’em.”

Speaking of World War II and journalists Joe, ever heard the name Ernie Pyle? And no, before you ask, he’s no relation to Gomer.

But Joe wasn’t finished yet:

I think media should be abolished from, uh, you know, reporting. You know, war is hell. And if you’re gonna sit there and say, ‘Well look at this atrocity,’ well you don’t know the whole story behind it half the time, so I think the media should have no business in it.”

I know what you’re thinking, nobody can be this stupid, right? These words must be taken out of context. Nope, here it is:



I can see it now, Palin/Wurzelbacher, the Republican ticket in 2012.