MSM guilty of shameful out-of-context smear of Mike Huckabee

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.”

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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.”


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“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:


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“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.


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“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.”

  • landofaahs

    Democrats have no shame. It’s all about winning power at any cost. But everyone knows that. When you have a thief, a liar is not far behind.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Wasn’t that what liberals were saying when they were pushing for birth control?

  • Anonymous

    First, the polling I’ve seen shows that, by a large majority, women favor having contraception coverage required in insurance policies. There’s no government provided, taxpayer paid for “monthly prescription for birth control” mentioned in any of the laws I’ve seen lately. Second, Huckabee conflates the need for contraception with a lack of control over their “libido or reproductive system.” Do you think that the women who take birth control all use it because they are out-of-control sex maniacs? Or, is it only the women who want their insurance to cover those drugs that are out-of-control?

    My god, you people are desperate…it’s almost pitiful.

  • Anonymous

    Since it’s clear that you didn’t read the entire context of the quote (although it is posted above), let me clear it up for you. Huckabee is accusing Democrats of “conflating the need for contraception with a lack of control over their libido.” Whether or not he’s right is irrelevant. He didn’t make the claim, he accused someone else of making that claim. Now that you understand what’s ACTUALLY going on, it’s time to stop with your straw man tactics. You don’t have to do what I say, I’m not your boss, but I’m counting on a reply from you where you completely disregard everything I’ve just said, which is 100% the truth, spot on, and continue further down the straw man road. That’s what people who have an agenda (yours being quite obviously Leftist) do. Btw, when you say “you people,” what exactly do you mean by that?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Actually liberal he said you idiots believed that not him but to be fair to you liberals context don’t matter to you guys.

  • Anonymous

    If Huckabee says that the people who want insurance companies to cover birth control believe that women are “conflating the need for contraception with a lack of control over their libido,” and the vast majority of women take that position, is that not saying that at least those women feel that contraception and a lack of control over one’s libido are conflated? Now, you may twist and squirm in order to rationalize that that’s not what he’s really saying, just as y’all twisted and squirmed about Rush’s “Sandra Fluke is a slut” comments, but that ain’t gonna play with the people listening to him that aren’t true believers. Sorry about that.

    That goes for you too, Sam.

  • Anonymous

    I’m curious, why would you even care if insurance companies are required to cover contraception?

  • Anonymous

    Sort of the way context mattered to y’all when Hillary said “What difference at this point does it make” Or when Obama said “you didn’t build that,” right?

  • Anonymous

    With names like BASH and HUNT would we expect anything less.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah,,,that’s the kind of remarks that will really get the ladies on your side! Fish in a barrel…

  • Anonymous

    Oh great, now you’ve got her talking to herself…maybe that’s a good thing, she might talk some sense to herself…them people.

  • Anonymous

    I’m smelling TUNA here….!!!!

  • Anonymous

    You’re either a hard core conservative, or you’re
    14 years old.

  • Anonymous

    You’re either a soft core mouth-piece, or you’ve gone fishing, you’re smelling up the joint

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I find it rather funny how the liberal mind works. So let me get this right. You think Mike Hukabee’s words where in context when they left a huge important part out of it but Hillary saying what difference does it make with what she said before in full context and what Obama said you did not build that again in full context which Fox News did put them both in context and so did Glenn Beck is in reality out of context? I love liberal double standards because these fools are willing to cut words out of sentences and call it in context but yet when we on the right point out the full context liberals complain that we did not put the full two hour of speech up but refuse to truthfully report on our words in context in even one sentence. Ladies and gentlemen liberal logic and hypocrisy.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my! You are sooo witty and intellectual! I’ll bet you’re a big hit with the boys in the locker room.

  • Anonymous

    Yes MAAAM I Am…hey boys, “I’ve latched a Big Mouth Bass”

  • Anonymous

    Do you always do these stream of consciousness rambles?

  • Anonymous

    Gotta go, zero. Have a nice evening. You go do your arithmetic homework now. You don’t want to be put on detention tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    No I think I’m going fishing instead…you have yourself a wonderful liberal weekend, oddy-osse…Z

  • Anonymous

    Guess the leftist dolt did not have the courage to respond! Not surprising!

  • Anonymous

    Huckabee’s stance on birth control is in no way, shape, or form the relevant topic at hand. You are here to talk about how much you like birth control, not to focus on the topic. THE TOPIC IS: were his comments taken out of context or weren’t they? I know you can read, so again, read the entire context of the quote. Thereby it will be revealed to you that Huckabee’s comments were taken out of context, i.e., misrepresented completely and thoroughly. I know you have the intellectual ability to read the quote and forego the denial of the fact that his comments WERE without a doubt taken out of context. I couldn’t be any clearer than this. Will you accept the truth? Or will you continue to be the straw man? If you continue with the denial, and keep using this forum to sound off on your views about birth control, which nobody cares about, I won’t reply.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Do you always make moronic claims.

  • Anonymous

    I only reply to plant a seed of truth. If I didn’t care about Liberals as people, I wouldn’t even pay any attention to them. I like your replies to me and I like your comments and points of view Zerogon.

  • Anonymous

    …then you did read my exchange with her…welcome to club 14…Z

  • Anonymous

    I did, it’s funny that she thinks you won’t get any ladies by being a Conservative. My wife happens to like my Conservative views AND everything else about me. I consider it a point of pride when a woman such as orogeny is turned off by me.

  • Anonymous

    Here here….I’m happily married (39 yrs this March) a terrific Georgia Peach I might add, with two daughters, that have blessed us with nine wonderful grandchildren. So I’m not too concerned what the ladies think, or say anymore…especially those holding progressive view points. I know after this post I’ll be considered far right wing…go figure…Z

  • Anonymous

    39 years! Congratulations my far right wing friend. I’ve made it a mere 10 years with mine this coming June.

  • Anonymous

    A word from the wise…it is said that if thou dost make it pasteth the tenth….you’re good to go.

  • Anonymous

    You haven’t replied to yourself about the question you asked yourself I’ve noticed.

  • Anonymous

    SWEEEET!

  • Anonymous

    How sweet it is…

  • Opinari

    Her name “Bash” says it all. Coupled with “Hunt” and “Bash” explains their agendas. Dirt mongers…twerking the message of mud slinging.

  • Anonymous

    We are entering the lib brownshirt era, they are up against a wall, their Fraud in the WH is now seen all over the world as a major screw-up and a biggass liar from way back when…..call them out and make these tinpots pay the price for stepping on freedom.
    This makes those who are in the lib camp with the Deemers look mighty stupid and now their once confident claim to political offices across the nation are in jeopardy, now the lying, smearing of opponents, plans to cheat the ballot boxes begins in earnest.
    If your nor like me then you are one of those who does not belong in “MY”country living under “MY” rules and staying under “MY” thumb, all hail the CIC who is god like and all knowing…..these clowns would resort to death camps and genocide if it were not for the 2nd amendment and the Constitution…

  • Anonymous

    Who cares?

  • russellmuscle1

    Yes, I heard his speech the other day; and there was no way anyone could have honestly interpreted the way these nasty people have. As a woman, I actually gave him a whoop and some applause when I heard Mike talking about the way the Democrats are portraying women.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone can take away what they may from Hukabee’s, Hillary’s or Obama’s words. But, your logic…..I don’t know?

  • Anonymous

    Shards are broken pieces of pottery, they can be rearranged and put back together again. But, when the Liberals brake something it never can be mended. Not, with any apologies nor with explanations. I hope, Conservatives are getting tired of looking at the broken liberal chards and remember them at the coming election.

  • russellmuscle1

    Yeah, these poor liberal chicks don’t know what they are missing with a good old fashioned guy that still insists on taking care of you. My husband is very conservative and he’s awesome – his personality in general is conservative. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for me. The best part is that he’s actually a MAN. He behaves like a man, he dresses like a man. He’s got that whole strong, silent thing going on. We’ve been together since we were kids (1995), and he’s seriously my other half. Nobody needs to be bashing conservative men.

  • russellmuscle1

    I have a serious problem with Rush Limbaugh calling that young lady a slut for standing up what she believed in. I happen to believe in government birth control, and much more than simply having insurance pay for it. However, I feel this way because I am very pro life, and to me money is not object when it comes to stopping the execution of unborn children.
    Sandra Fluke got made fun of because she presented her argument in a very poor way. She pretty much said that women who went to expensive colleges needed free birth control because they were spending enough money on birth control to fund a Roman orgy. Sadly, she wasn’t taken seriously because of her presentation. I don’t listen to Rush because I do think that he’s a pig and a nasty person in general. Just because a person isn’t a liberal doesn’t mean they love Rush.

  • russellmuscle1

    I don’t think that was the point he was making.

  • russellmuscle1

    Neither of those statements were taken out of context. And even when such a thing is claimed, the explanation for “what they really meant” is just as infuriating.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have a problem with you speaking well of your husband at all. What’s I find interesting is that if a woman finds a good man, one who can raise children, doesn’t cheat, doesn’t leave, and works hard…what do you need abortion for? What do you need welfare or food stamps for? What do you need section 8 housing for? What do you need divorce and strife for? What do you need the government for? Conservative men and their lovely wives are the salt of the earth.

  • Anonymous

    I no longer listen to braindead Liberals

  • Anonymous

    Criminal activist Liberal Media targeting GOP with support from Obama

  • Anonymous

    …but did you know there really is an oldest trick in the book, man oh man I’ve been watching to many television commercials – time to shut’er down.

  • Crassus

    Sandra Fluke is a slut. I lost respect for Rush when he apologized to her.

  • Anonymous

    Sandra Fluke presented her argument in a poor way, but she spoke for a lot of loser women who want someone else to pay for their birth control. As someone who has respect for women, I have zero desire to talk to them about their personal life unless they confide in me about something. I have no desire to discuss their use of birth control or their reason for using it. It is none of my business and it should stay that way. That is why none of my tax dollars should fund the use of it. If you truly want something to not be my business, then stay out of my pocketbook or I get pissed off, period.
    I’ve heard that birth control can be used for medical reasons, to regulate the menstrual cycle, and maybe a few other reasons. If a woman can hypothetically document that she NEEDS the birth control, then yes, insurance should cover it. But if it’s just to have an active sex life, the ladies need to foot the bill. It’s immoral and quite rude of anyone to ask me to subsidize their lifestyle.

  • Anonymous

    Of course it was. They operate on denial though. There is no such thing as truth to a liberal. They don’t want liberty for the citizens of this nation, they only want their own liberty to do whatever they want, evil or not, without consequences. There is nothing else that they ever want.

  • Anonymous

    What’s new? Mitt Romney never said that he was not going to represent the 47% that didn’t pay taxes. He said that his message of lowering taxes, would not resonate with them. Ken Cuccinelli (losing candidate for VA governor) didn’t say that Hispanics were like rats, he said that the government policy towards rats is more sympathetic than their policy towards immigrants. Until the conservatives develop an effective strategy to counter this, they will continue to lose elections. As much as I like Glenn, Rush and other talk show hosts, relying on them to get the message out is NOT an effective strategy.

    For kicks, go on MSN and read some of the comments on various political articles. The vast, vast majority of the comments reflect these out of context spins and democrat talking points no matter how many times they’ve been debunked.

    Also, let’s give up on spending so much time pointing out the hypocrisy of the left! Those of us who know it already and care, don’t need any more examples. Those that don’t care probably never will.

  • Anonymous

    Well put. If you can’t stop yourself from putting a bullet into their heads, then it’s best to ignore liberals. I don’t want to be around liberals and their contradictory bullshit anymore than I want to be in a prison cell.

  • Anonymous

    So, any ideas on how to combat this obvious smear on conservative freedom of speech? In my opinion, the conservative message must be taken straight to our youth of this nation first hand – that’s precisely what the liberals are doing, from grade school on up. Science has a strong hold on godless theory, if the current mindset of our youth is ever to change and except anything other than a one sided argument, creation must be taught side by side. I’m not talking “theology 101″ just simply to allow our children to see all angles.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Anyone who uses that much birth control to bad liberals cannot connect the dots.

  • Bill Tilghman

    You are too stupid for words.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Does your hypocrisy have bounds? Apparently not.

  • Bill Tilghman

    Most health insurance plans have paid the major part of the cost of birth control since the 1960′s and your claims to the contrary do not hold water. You are making a big hysterical thing out of a non issue. If Sandra wants free birth control there is always Planned Parenthood and most county health department clinics across the nation.

    The point is moot, and your ranting on and on about it amounts to a tempest in a tea pot.

  • Anonymous

    If you are trying to point out that it is so much easier to identify a problem than to solve it, I won’t argue with you. I doubt if anybody in a position of doing anything would take my advice, but to give you one example of the type of thing I would do is put a boat load of money from the RNC coffers to let the country know that the House Republicans funded every single item in the budget except for the (supposedly) unpopular Obamacare and therefore the government shutdown was solely on the hands of the democrats. I would also use advertising to say that the president is intentionally causing unnecessary pain to everyday Americans and that if they wanted to fund Obamacare, they could vote on it as a separate piece of funding legislation in a separate bill.

    I don’t know if the mainstream media would have effectively countered it but at least they would have gone down fighting, something that they don’t even try now. This is at least a strategy. It may not work or be a good strategy, but it seems to me at least to be better than what conservatives are doing now.

    Also, the money would be better spent doing that than re-electing RINOs like now.

  • Anonymous

    Hey at least you have an idea, that’s much better than what we’re witnessing from the numerous talking heads. At this point, I wounder if there is a way that would genuinely solve Americas growing division, it seems the biggest issues only grow worse the more we try to solve them. I’ve never seen it this bad before. Maybe now, only a divine being can move us forward.

  • Anonymous

    The government shutdown was a perfect example of how the Left acts and how the nation is full of sheep who apologize for it. Harry Reid and Barack Obama made it abundantly clear that Obamacare was more important than anything period. It’s more important that health care itself to them. How many spending bills did House Republicans try and push through offering a compromise and what did Obama and Reid offer as a compromise? Oh yeah, NOTHING! Liberals are so deluded. Web site isn’t secure, it’s a risk just to sign up. Fewer people are covered and those who are pay higher rates now. The law has achieved the exact opposite of every single solitary goal it promised to achieve. Democrats are SO wrong here, it’s SO obvious. I say fuck picking on the rinos. They didn’t write this piece of shit bill and who knows what kind of dirt the Democrats have dug up to get the “RINOs” to vote the funding in. Conservatives don’t need to articulate their message any better than they already have! We’ve been warning people for years over and over and over. Wrong is wrong. If something’s wrong, don’t do it. What’s hard about that?

  • Anonymous

    It’s “so obvious” to the informed. My opinion is that spending money to implement a strategy to inform the uninformed would be smarter than spending money to elect RINOs. Even if RINOs didn’t create this problem, they certainly aren’t doing anything to fix it. An informed electorate is the best way to start correcting the problems with our country.

    Regardless, fixing the hatred between various groups like ZEROGON pointed out will probably take decades if it ever can be fixed.

  • 45s4everRichard Rarus

    We’re desperate enough to expect even-handed, factual reporting, NOT slanted propaganda ala Herr Goebels. Women are clearly shown to be regarded by the liberals as only baby-making machines who vote.

  • Anonymous

    What do you expect from a pair of Sappy-Headed Dame-Scream Hose like Baner Tush and Hazy Kunt?

  • Firey Hooks

    If we examine the contrast between liberty and servitude, we discover that the “negative” sense of liberty does not reduce its desirability.