Asshole of the Day, November 30, 2013: Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee has built a reputation in the mainstream media as a nice guy, a reasonable fellow. But it’s bullshit– he says bigoted stuff, really mean, partisan things, but just not when he’s being interviewed at the Daily Show or on CNN, so somehow he gets away with it. But we’re not fooled.
The Benghazi story has been going for more than a year now in the conservative media, and it’s all smoke. When there’s real facts or investigations, they just cherry pick parts and ignore the conclusions to keep it going. They know there MUST be something there because hate Obama so, and the lack of facts just means there must be more.
Thus, they were all excited when Lara Logan had her report with a new witness with a damning story for the administration. But the new witness turned out to be a liar. It was all crap. And it came out that CBS and Logan should have known he was lying since it only took calls to the FBI and the guy’s employer to realize he told a different story after it happened, and only changed his story when a book was coming out.
And while we know that won’t be the end of the Benghazi story for those who are sure in their hearts that Obama is the worst thing ever, Mike Huckabee’s reaction 3 weeks later after she was suspended/put on leave is really out there:
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked Huckabee to respond to the news that Logan had been effectively suspended indefinitely from 60 Minutes.
“Very shocked,” Huckabee said. “And I think that the fact is that we’re missing the big story here. We still don’t know what happened in Benghazi. Our government lied to us, they covered it up.”
“Lara Logan is certainly a hero journalist to at least attempt to get the story out,” he added.
Note that the key word here is he said this AFTER the story was discredited and she was put on leave.
AFTER! AFTER! AFTER!
So you see, Huckabee is defending her and the story, without one shred of evidence. He may as well have said:
Sure, her report centered around a guy who was lying, and there was every reason to be suspicious, and it wasn’t the least bit difficult for a news organization to find out he was lying, but she put it on the air because… well, something. Look, it brought Benghazi back into the limelight and there must be something we can smear Obama and Hillary with, right? And for that she’s a hero.
And for that, Mike Huckabee, you are Asshole of the Day again. Here’s to hoping the world catches up to what a partisan and bigoted person you are before you pull another homophobia appreciation day.
It is Mike Huckabees’s second time being named Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for saying Muslims come out of a mosque “like uncorked animals”.
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