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Joe the Plumber Battles CNN Reporter Over Media Bias
Newsbusters/Yidwithlid ^ | 12/23/08 | Yidwithlid

Posted on 12/23/2008 2:17:35 PM PST by Shellybenoit

Ladies and Gentleman in this corner wearing the business tie and suit is CNN "Reporter" John Roberts, in the other corner we have accidental news story Joe the Plumber.

This morning on CNN the reporter and the plumber had some words about journalistic integrity. John the reporter defended his and indicated that Joe the Plumber deserved the unfair treatment he got from the media because he entered the political field by campaigning for McCain. Of course Roberts forgot to mention that the nastiness preceded Joe's participation in the campaign. And while Roberts defended his integrity, Joe wasn't armed with the facts that prove Robert's compromised his journalistic integrity throughout the campaign, you can read them, and the transcript of their exchange below:

(Excerpt) Read more at yidwithlid.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cnn; joetheplumber; johnroberts; mediabias; sloppysecondsroberts; waronjoe

1 posted on 12/23/2008 2:17:35 PM PST by Shellybenoit
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To: Shellybenoit

John Roberts aka Johnnie Rotten
by duckieleigh on Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:34 pm

It seems that John Roberts has quite a following amongst women. And he should since he has kept them in the sidelines throughout his 25+ year marriage. Apparently, a woman in Toronto has his love child. Julie McLeod a model/actress from the same town has been his muse since they were teens. There have been many others. Let us not forget the producer from CBS who went public on Page Six. Mr. Roberts has left a contrail in his past, but don’t worry fans it doesn’t seem like his wife really cares.


2 posted on 12/23/2008 2:26:07 PM PST by jessduntno (Barack - Kenyan for "High Wind, Big Thunder, No Rain")
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To: Shellybenoit

Media was and is completely biased, but after both McCain and Obama brought up Joe the Plumber a million times during the debate, I don’t see what’s wrong with digging up info on him.

But that doesn’t excuse the media for a million other problems


3 posted on 12/23/2008 2:26:07 PM PST by mrclean5
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To: Shellybenoit

Why bother Joe. You are getting screwed from both ends of the pipe. The MSM is the PR firm for the Crats. The Pubs are in the tank for big biz. There are so many rules regulations taxes permits fees and forms nowaday we ain’t got a chance cept go underground. Pubs Crats they are all the sam PHOOEY!


4 posted on 12/23/2008 2:36:59 PM PST by screaminsunshine (.)
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To: Shellybenoit

It was really a dumb interview from the transcript and the vid. First Roberts is going on about whether it was a personal attack,(grow a thicker skin Roberts!) and then a lot of talk about the “under the bus” busienss. Sheeesh, little substance and poor format. Anytime a Con goes on it gets hostile. it’s all BS propaganda with the MSM.

“John the reporter defended his and indicated that Joe the Plumber deserved the unfair treatment he got from the media because he entered the political field “

He deserved UNFAIR treatment? Hell no!

He deserved FAIR treatment, but none of the MSM treatment was FAIR in this election campaign. It’s sickening.

So now we have the American Idol POTUS, who btw lost a runoff today to Putin in the battle of topless schmegeggies.


5 posted on 12/23/2008 2:38:17 PM PST by Canedawg
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To: mrclean5

Joe’s life was being examined by the proctologists in the media BEFORE he began “campaigning”....which is inexcusable.

From the short video excerpt - Joe was far more erudite, composed and intelligent than the “professional propagandist” John Roberts. Roberts’ narcissism was exposed when Joe forced him to defend his leftwing bias.


6 posted on 12/23/2008 2:38:21 PM PST by sodpoodle
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To: Shellybenoit

Joe has got to be a closet FReeper. Gotta be...


7 posted on 12/23/2008 2:39:09 PM PST by absalom01 (So that one may walk in peace...)
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To: jessduntno
it doesn’t seem like his wife really caresK

Those wives rarely care as long as they don't have to give up their lifestyle and status.

Actually I retract that. They do care. But they pick status over fidelity or honesty and look the other way for the sake of their own reputations. The quintessential Stepford Wife.

8 posted on 12/23/2008 2:43:17 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: Shellybenoit

CNN and “journalistic integrity” do not belong in the same topic.


9 posted on 12/23/2008 2:44:17 PM PST by MahatmaGandu (Remember, remember, the twenty-sixth of November.)
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To: sodpoodle

Politics is a ‘gladiator sport’? Like going out into the Colosseum?

Good grief.

No wonder this country is in so much trouble.


10 posted on 12/23/2008 2:46:19 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Shellybenoit

so, if one takes part in a political campaign, he must be subject to the insults of an insufferable, psychotic punk who hides behind the first amendment?

into the dark ages we go.

IMHO


11 posted on 12/23/2008 2:51:02 PM PST by ripley
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To: mrclean5
but after both McCain and Obama brought up Joe the Plumber a million times during the debate,

Wrong, newbie.

The media was digging up information as soon as their Messiah slipped out the "spread the wealth" comment to Joe. This was well before Joe was brought onto the campaign trail.

12 posted on 12/23/2008 2:55:10 PM PST by PallMal
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To: Pikachu_Dad

****Politics is a ‘gladiator sport’****

Good catch!

That really says all we need to know about the current crop of journalists. Too math challenged to report on football games, too grammar challenged to report straight news so they resort to ....Games of Gotchyah.

Pathetic pompous pretty boys!


13 posted on 12/23/2008 2:55:33 PM PST by sodpoodle
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To: mrclean5

“Media was and is completely biased, but after both McCain and Obama brought up Joe the Plumber a million times during the debate, I don’t see what’s wrong with digging up info on him.”

I’ll tell you why it is wrong. Obama came to Joe’s house. They went to Joe’s yard, they asked if Joe had a question. Joe asked his question and the great one hemmed and hawed. Then the media went after Joe. This was before he campaigned for McCain.

Now let’s look at the other side. Obama didn’t tell us who paid for his college. Obama didn’t show us his transcripts. Obama was a druggie.

And the media sat in silence.


14 posted on 12/23/2008 3:05:31 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: Shellybenoit

IMHO, “Joe the Plumber” should have remained an icon — a representation of the “common man”. Once he was dragged in front of the cameras as a living-breathing individual — the personal attacks were inevitable.


15 posted on 12/23/2008 3:10:55 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Canedawg
If only the MSN investigated BHO and/or Blago 1/10 what they did with Joe and Sarah then the media might have some credibility left
16 posted on 12/23/2008 3:24:51 PM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: mrclean5
I don’t see what’s wrong with digging up info on him.

Better check the timeline on the facts before you authorize CNN sodomy on a private citizen. Welcome to FR; however, be advised, no one here cares about your random thoughts as quoted above. Bring something real, or just watch.

17 posted on 12/23/2008 3:27:21 PM PST by j_tull (Jeremiah Wright's prayer has been answered. God has damned America.)
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To: mrclean5
"I don’t see what’s wrong with digging up info on him."

Meow.

18 posted on 12/23/2008 3:35:16 PM PST by StAnDeliver (We Are Your Overlords.)
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To: jessduntno

john Roberts, aka JD Roberts. Ex MuchMusic video jockey from Toronto known for blood shot eyes and super-mullet:

http://www.allthingsandersoncooper.com/2007/08/vintage-john-roberts.html

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19 posted on 12/23/2008 3:38:46 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Shellybenoit

The very smarmy John Roberts needs to go back to Canada where his viewpoints are “welcomed”. We don’t require anymore pompous asses from Canada, we have far too many leftoids here as it is. Go away, John boy, we’ve had ENOUGH of your speech impediment and your leftist, America hating, crapoid “opinions”...


20 posted on 12/23/2008 3:43:23 PM PST by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: Shellybenoit
My, John Roberts has thin skin when it comes to his personal 'integrity', but when (certain) private citizens 'enter the coliseum', then he thinks they're fair game for slimy journalistic cheap shots.

Leftwing media pansy.

21 posted on 12/23/2008 3:43:50 PM PST by skeeter
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To: sodpoodle

>>>>>> Pathetic pompous pretty boys! <<<<<<<

That describes the video image the journalist gave off !!!


22 posted on 12/23/2008 3:47:10 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Kyrin Chetry does a fine job on CNN. I was sorry to see her leave FOXNEWS because she always did her homework before coming on the set unlike the current people on Fox and Friends with their View like format. She also put a name with that empty face John Roberts.


23 posted on 12/23/2008 3:57:31 PM PST by yorkie01
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To: PistolPaknMama
The quintessential Stepford Wife.

24 posted on 12/23/2008 4:24:07 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

she is exactly who I had in mind when I posted that.


25 posted on 12/23/2008 4:32:20 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: mrclean5

I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it. A private citizen asked a Presidential candidate a question about his policies and pointed out the problem he had with said policies. He did not seek the candidate out - the candidate came to the man’s neighborhood, where he was playing football with his son. And that was it. It was the candidates that brought his name up constantly during the debate because Joe had become a symbol of an American everyman who didn’t want his wealth “spread around.” Joe wasn’t seeking a spotlight.

It was STATE OFFICIALS who were Obigula supporters who combed through Joe’s records and provided information to the media - state officials that have since been fired, suspended or forced to resign for their behavior. So if you can’t find anything wrong with the media conducting an investigation of a private citizen in an attempt to smear his reputation because he dared to question the liberal and sainted Democratic candidate, then good luck the next four years, pal.

The media conducted a deeper investigation on a nondescript plumber in Ohio in 24 hours than the did on a nondescript Presidential candidate in 24 months.


26 posted on 12/23/2008 4:36:04 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Shellybenoit
According to the obamedia politics is a Gladiator sport if your a Conservative. If your a Dem you are Coronated. Too bad Joe was being nice, he should have done his homework on this hack.

Pray for W, America and Our Troops

27 posted on 12/23/2008 4:43:55 PM PST by bray (Gov Palin isn't corrupt enough for DC)
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To: skeeter

Joe-the-Plumber did not “enter” the political forum until the Demagogues and Mediascum had already savaged him, investigated him, harassed him..... at first all he did was to ask a question of a political candidate who appeared campaigning at his driveway.

Once Obambi had issued his “spread the wealth” declaration and the Mediascum helped to make JtheP (in)famous then suddenly he was a political celebrity. But he did not set out to enter the political arena or open himself up to the assaults of the Mediascum and the DemocRATS.


28 posted on 12/23/2008 5:05:31 PM PST by Enchante (Bernie Madoff Learned His Investment Strategy from our Social Security System!!)
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