Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rightwing Icon "Joe the Plumber" Re-Posts Kevin Jackson's Incendiary Comments That a "White Republican" Needs to be President, and Wants People to Admit That They Agree

Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber in 2008

Update:  "Joe the Plumber's" posting was a re-post of an article written by Kevin Jackson.  In short, the words attributed to "Joe the Plumber" by some news outlets were those of another person.  The Huffington Post  earlier identified the post as being authored by "Joe the Plumber."

The actual posting at "Joe the Plumber's" website did not explicitly state who the author was, though it clearly stated that Joe Wurzelbacher ("Joe the Plumber") had posted the writing.  Given that Wurzelbacher made the post, and given that neither Kevin Jackson nor any other person was otherwise identified on Wurzelbacher's site as the author, one could make the simple conclusion that Wurzelbacher was the author.

But it is now clear that African-American conservative Kevin Jackson was the original author.  I am sorry for the error.

The updated Huffington Post article is linked below.

Huffington Post: Joe the Plumber's Reposting of a Call For a White Republican President

Joe the Plumber's Re-Posting of Kevin Jackson's Call for a White Republican President

"And that is why having a white Republican president is best for the country."

---Kevin Jackson, Quotation re-posted on Joe the Plumber's blog

New York Daily News: Coverage of Joe the Plumber's Re-Posting of the Kevin Jackson Article

Rawstory: Coverage of the Joe the Plumber's Re-Posting

"In an article posted on his website, the man known as 'Joe the Plumber' during the last presidential election cycle published an unattributed article whose author assured readers that wanting a 'white Republican president' doesn’t 'make you a racist, it just makes you an American.'"
---Scott Kaufmann, Rawstory 

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