“I Think the Media Should Be Abolished From Reporting”

Joe the Embedded Journalist is one remarkable disaster of a sitcom pilot. Just can’t … look … away.

Via Balloon Juice, here’s some video:

So basically the guy who’s pretending to be a journalist thinks that journalists should be barred from reporting on the war, period. So how would Americans get informed? Old-timey government propaganda, like they used to have back at the movies! How quaint!

It’s worth noting that the historical analogy he makes is a terrible one; the United States may have pumped out a lot of government propaganda during World War II, but we also had incredible journalists like Edward R. Murrow reporting independently from the war zones. There were, of course, countries involved in the war that did what Joe seems to be advocating; it’s just that those countries were all either Communist or Fascist.

4 Responses

  1. facepalm.

  2. Stupid opinions and free thought. Makes me madder than getting those socialist tax cuts that will actually benefit my family.

    What saddens me is that I know we’re not going to see the last of him after this. He’ll probably have a FOX News show by the end of 2009.

  3. Make it stop.

  4. I think I know what your problem is here. You’re forgetting that he’s a fucking idiot. But of course he’s still on TV, so apparently we all are too… damn.

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