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Mr. “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, from Ohio, is in Israel.

A statement by Andy Warhol, who actually wrote, “In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.”

AP video via YouTube:

Also via Washington Monthly, Think Progress, and VetVoice.

I’m not sure Warhol said anything about being a maroon or ignoranimus during those fifteen minutes.

A little after the opening of the video:

…So I mean, uh, now do you have? Shoot, [sigh] I have a lot of questions, just trying to find the right one. Um. As far as, why are you guys collecting all this…?

That’s why we do what we do here.

It continues:

Think Progress: transcript

…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 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. Now everyone’s got an opinion and wants to downer, ah, down soldiers. You know, American soldiers or Israeli soldiers.

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.

The transcript misses ..Our American soldiers, Israeli soldiers…”

Uh, “Joe”, in World War I and in World War II the media and the world didn’t have the information infrastructure we have now.

And what are you doing there now “Joe”? Ah, stenography. It makes sense, in a twisted right wingnut “Daddy always does right” sort of way.

I have no problem with right wingnuts covering the news, it’s just that they’re irony impaired and there’s no way anyone can point that out to them.

And yes, I get the irony of posting this.