Glenn is no supporter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, but he found himself coming to Huckabee’s defense this morning after shameful, out-of-context reports from CNN and NBC News put Huckabee under fire.
“I want to go over this. As you know, Mike Huckabee [and I] – we’re not exactly friendly. And I find that unfortunate, but… I think he’s a very crafty progressive,” Glenn said. “But with that being said, we’ll tell you, he needs to be defended because he is being horribly wronged here.”
While listening to his speech in from of the Republican National Committee on Thursday, CNN reporter Dana Bash and NBC News correspondent Kasie Hunt took to Twitter to bash Huckabee for saying women are “helpless without Uncle Sugar” providing them with birth control because they “cannot control their libido.”
“That’s the end of his career, if that’s true,” Glenn said. “That’s the end of his career.”
Unfortunately, when put in proper context, it is abundantly clear Huckabee did not say that. Here is what Huckabee actually said:
“I want you to understand clearly: I am not a fan of Mike Huckabee. I’m not here to sweep up after him. But the truth has no agenda,” Glenn said. “So while I don’t want Mike Huckabee to be president and I think that would be a very bad thing to have Mike Huckabee as president, let’s at least deal with the facts as they are.”
Both Bash and Hunt issued a correction in the form of a Tweet, clarifying Huckabee was talking about Democrats. But the damage was already done.
“This is truly what people are done with. And that’s why they won’t listen to anybody… This is what America is tired of, the divisiveness, using lies, and distortion,” Glenn concluded. “And as long as you don’t have a press that is reporting the facts. As long as you have a press that has an agenda, we’re in trouble as a nation. You have to find those people in the media that will tell you the truth, even if it goes against their own personal desires. Mike Huckabee is not a friend. Mike Huckabee is not helpful. But he’s being wronged. And I stand with him. And TheBlaze will help correct this insane nonsense put out by the other pieces of media.”