CBS News recently walked back its highly-discredited Benghazi story that aired on "60 Minutes" some weeks ago and conducted an internal review of the broadcast.
Following the release of the internal review, "60 Minutes" host Lara Logan and her producer Max McClellan were placed on a leave of absence following revelations that their main source for the story, security contractor Dylan Davies, had given different contradictory versions of the Benghazi terrorist attack, reported MediaMatters.org.
However, today, Fox News host Mike Huckabee lavished praise on Logan for her debunked report, calling her a "hero journalist," noted RawStory.com.
Huckabee told "Fox & Friends" this morning that he was “very shocked” that Logan was suspended by CBS News (video below).
“And I think that the fact is that we’re missing the big story here," said Huckabee. "We still don’t know what happened in Benghazi. Our government lied to us, they covered it up.”
Huckabee failed to provide to any proof of a cover up, but added, “Lara Logan is certainly a hero journalist to at least attempt to get the story out."
Fox News host Mike Huckabee welcomed NRA board member Ted Nugent to his radio show today, where the two joked about hunting Democrats.
They didn't begin the interview with Nugent's recent attacks against black people, but rather with his hunting dog, "Gonzo," noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).
"You've got one of the most amazing dogs I've ever seen work in the woods and you gotta bring him with you when you come hunting," gushed Huckabee.
"Nobody hunts more than the Nugent family. We literally hunt between 250 and 300 days a year. You think Gonzo is good on ducks, you should see him on squirrels, doves, rabbits and woodcock. He really is a mystical, wonderful hunting dog," said Nugent.
Huckabee then added: “Maybe we ought to turn him loose on some Democrats and see if he can hunt them too."
“There’s a lot of varmints out there and I think he would do good pointing [out] varmints and then we can vote them out of office," replied Nugent.
While appearing on the Concerned Women for America radio broadcast on Monday, former Arkansas governor and current Fox News host, Mike Huckabee, claimed Americans are being forced to read about gay people in textbooks and watch gay people on TV commercials (audio below).
Concerned Women for America (CWA) recently launched a new campaign called “Willing 2 Stand,” which encourages young people to stand up against their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender peers, noted RightWingWatch.org.
"The very thing that many people and I know CWA was a part of this, saying, this is why the legalization of same-sex marriage is going to be a much bigger issue than just saying we let people love whoever they want to love, that’s not the issue," Huckabee said.
He added: "Will it force businesses, of course everyone will say, 'Oh no people still have their rights,' but they don’t. And every fear that people had has in fact come true, that this is being forced in textbooks on how marriage is depicted, we’re now even seeing television commercials portraying same-sex couples, that’s something I guess I didn’t expect to see anytime soon."
Back in 2007, Huckabee supported quarantining people with AIDS and compared homosexuality to "lying" and "stealing," reported NBC News.
In 2010, Huckabee said allowing gays and lesbians to marry is comparable to legalizing incest, polygamy and drug use, noted CBS News.
RNC chairman Reince Priebus told the National Review in March of this year: “I always tell people, listen to Governor Mike Huckabee. I don’t know anyone that talks about [LGBT rights] any better.”
Karl Rove may have returned to his role as neutral analyst on Fox News but anyone who knows anything about politics also knows that he has formed a new SuperPac designed to prevent “non-electable” Republicans (think Todd Akin and Christine O’Donnell) from getting nominated. That has provoked long-simmering Republican resentments against Rove to erupt. Saturday night, Mike Huckabee took to the Fox News airwaves and went straight after "some people in the conservative movement and the Republican Party" who "think our way forward is to manipulate the primary process."
Huckabee couched his attack as an explanation about why a visit to Syracuse University heartened him about the future of conservatism. But in short order, Huckabee started sniping against “some of the adults who think they’re in charge.”
I’ve been a little disgusted to hear that some people in the conservative movement and the Republican Party think our way forward is to manipulate the primary process by trying to destroy good and decent Republican candidates with boatloads of big money so as to ensure that we end up nominating establishment Republicans instead of movement conservatives. The fratricide approach of the establishment, to spend money to attack those of the conservative wing of the Republican family will prove catastrophic.
OK, I’m fine with raising and spending money to elect the Republicans you like. But why would any Republican want to do the dirty work of the Democrats and destroy a fellow Republican?
Huckabee contrasted this with the students at Syracuse who “know what they’re for and not just what they’re against.” Although, he said he went there to encourage the college Republicans (“who are definitely in the minority” on campus) Huckabee said he received a dose of encouragement from them.
Huckabee never named Rove nor the SuperPac but it’s hard to believe viewers didn’t know exactly whom he meant.
His commentary got an enthusiastic round of applause from the audience.
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