Sick… LA Times Compares Shoe Chucker to Joe the Plumber
The mainstream media thought Joe the Plumber was assaulting Obama when he asked him a difficult question in Ohio.
This weekend, the new Leftist hero, Sadr-loving Muntather Zaidi physically assaulted President Bush at a news conference and could have seriously hurt the president.
They’re two peas in a pod according to the LA Times.
In the few seconds it took Iraqi journalist Muntather Zaidi to wing a pair of shoes at President Bush, the Middle East got its own version of Joe the Plumber.
Just as Joe Wurzelbacher’s gripes to Barack Obama during the U.S. presidential election catapulted him to fame, Zaidi’s burst of rage toward Bush during a Baghdad news conference Sunday has made him a household name across the Middle East.
To many, Zaidi is a hero for engaging in the ultimate Arab world insult to Bush — hurling his shoes at the American leader, who ducked to avoid being slammed in the head. To others, Zaidi is an embarrassment for a society that prides itself on being hospitable to guests, even those who are not much liked. However his act is viewed, there’s no question that Zaidi, like Wurzelbacher, is no longer just another Joe.
Kerry Picket at NewsBusters reported:
Someone did not tell Susman that the 2008 election is over and Joe Wurzelbacher only asked a question of then candidate Obama that liberals did not like. This is a far cry from a physical assault.
This was another new low for the LA Times.
UPDATE: The AP terror photographer likes the shoe tosser, too.