Thursday, October 16, 2008

Liberal Media Going After Joe The Plumber

Byron York is an oracle.

York, blogging on National Review Online's The Corner, at 12:13 p.m. EST wrote:

I don't know anything about Joe Wurzelbacher, but I just have one bit of advice. If you have anything in your past that you're not proud of - a messy divorce, a DUI, an upaid bill, an indiscreet comment, whatever - be prepared for it to become public knowledge. The lefty blogosphere, along with allies in the press, will see to that.

Well, we didn't have to wait long did we?

At 3:58 p.m. (exactly three hours and forty five minutes later) comes out with a story that Wurzelbacher owes nearly $1,200 in back taxes to the state of Ohio. The lien was filed in January 2007. ( There's your unpaid bill.

The article goes on to argue that Joe The Plumber won't pay that much more in taxes under Obama's plan if he buys the plumbing business suggesting that Wurzelbacher was talking about gross sales rather than taxable income. The insinuation here is that the plumber not only doesn't pay his tax bill but he's too dumb to understand that life will get better in Obama's socialist paradise.

Now one can argue that Joe The Plumber should have exercised due dilligence in this matter. But then again there's two sides to every story but trying telling that to the liberal media. After all, would anyone outside of Lucas County have given a fig about Joe The Plumber's tax bill if he hadn't posed his question to Obama.

What bothers me here is that one must wonder if this is a sign of things to come in America under an Obama White House. If you dare to ask a tough question of The Anointed One his acolytes and the liberal media will turn your life upside down and inside out up and to interviewing people with whom you attended grade school to see if you ever took someone's lunch money.

My hope here is that the public will be angry not with Joe The Plumber but with the heavy handedness of the liberal media going all Palin on him and take it out on Obama.

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