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Ohio state snooper who targeted Joe the Plumber gets new government job

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2011 11:27 AM

In November 2008, the Ohio state inspector general concluded that Helen Jones-Kelley, then-director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, had no legitimate reasons to check state computer systems for confidential information on Joe Wurzelbacher — the citizen who audaciously called out Barack Obama’s wealth redistribution agenda in a viral campaign trail exchange […]

Ohio taxpayers paying to defend government snoops

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 18, 2009 09:27 AM

I’d be burning the phone lines right now if I were an Ohio taxpayer: Ohio taxpayers are right in the middle of the civil rights lawsuit that Samuel Joseph — “Joe the Plumber” — Wurzelbacher has filed against three former state employees, charging that they illegally accessed his confidential information through state databases. Ohio Attorney […]

Not even a wrist slap for snoop who violated Joe the Plumber’s privacy

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 15, 2009 10:48 AM

Ho hum. Government contractor abuses access to citizen’s confidential info. Left shrugs. Privacy invader gets a slap on the wrist. Crickets chirp: A year ago tonight, “Joe the Plumber” entered America’s political consciousness. Republican Sen. John McCain’s mention of the Toledo-area man during a presidential debate ultimately led to the downfall of an Ohio cabinet […]

Crikey: Labor Secy nominee Solis's husband finally pays up 16-year-old tax liens; Update: Senate session postponed

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 5, 2009 01:54 PM

DOH’bama strikes again.

In defense of Joe

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 14, 2009 07:23 PM

Bill Whittle responds to criticism of PJTV and Joe the Plumber. More here. *** Update: JD Johannes has an update on his initial reaction to JTP: I hope this never gets lost in the translation: Joe is wonderful when he is relating the story of regular working people in a dire situation. As a child-less […]

JTP in Sderot: “Do you think this is normal, the way you cover this conflict…?”

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 11, 2009 09:47 PM

“He also observed and reported from the house where a Kassam landed on Sunday afternoon.”

“Is that an airplane or a helicopter?”

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 11, 2009 11:51 AM

“Professional” question of the morning.

Who’s afraid of Joe the Journalist?

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 9, 2009 08:38 AM

My syndicated column today looks at the MSM sneering over Joe Wurzelbacher’s trip to Israel sponsored by PJTV, recounts how The Fraternal Order of the Professional Journalist has squandered its own credibility, and exposes how liberal media elites have attempted to shut out conservatives from membership in the journalism club by redefining their craft based […]

Joe the Plumber heads to Israel

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 7, 2009 12:52 PM

Joe The Plumber will cover the Gaza conflict for PJTV. He’ll be there for 10 days. Stay safe, Joe! Joe the Plumber is taking on a new job. The Ohio man, who became famous during the U.S. presidential campaign after asking Barack Obama about his tax plan, is heading to Israel as a war correspondent […]

Ohio snooper who targeted Joe the Plumber resigns

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 17, 2008 08:37 PM

Heads finally roll.