Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee’s entry into the GOP 2016 presidential field is sure to bring attacks on his social conservatism by liberal elites if recent history is any guide. Despite his background as a former pastor, liberal journalists seem confounded by his sticking to religious tradition when it comes to issues like same-sex marriage, federally-funded birth control or even Christmas.
In an April 16 article for the website Black America Web, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon wondered whether possible Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and declared GOP candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are “black enough” to win over African-American voters but declined to ask the same question of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Former Arkansas governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee may well be guilty of sedition, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews charged on his April 20 program. The offense which merits the charge?: Huckabee urging Americans to not enlist in the U.S. military until after President Obama leaves office.
CNN's Alisyn Camerota forwarded a liberal talking point about same-sex "marriage" on Monday's New Day as she interview former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Camerota spotlighted polls trending towards support of the left-wing cause over recent years, and wondered, "So, in terms of your stance on gay marriage, do you feel as though you're on the wrong side of history?"
Mike Huckabee, the once and future presidential candidate, is somehow controversial for attacking Beyonce and her gangsta-rap husband Jay-Z in his new book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. Beyonce is one of the most popular singers in America, and Huckabee acknowledges that. But pollsters are distorting his book.
Conservative politicians aren’t really allowed to condemn the crudest excesses of popular culture. The Obamas can be best friends with Jay-Z and Beyonce and never face any scrutiny for their parenting, which is always presumed to be fantastic.
Attempting to show former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) as a religious illiterate who doesn't understand Judaism, MSNBC host Alex Wagner this afternoon seems to have betrayed her lack of understanding about kosher dietary restrictions and what makes a kosher deli a kosher deli.
Muslim comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah yesterday attacked former Governor Mike Huckabee as a "Christian Wahhabist" for the Arkansas Republican's views on same-sex marriage. Obeidallah took aim at what he insists are misconceptions the former Baptist preacher has about Islamic theology, springboarding from that criticism to suggesting Huckabee is a Christian theocrat-in-waiting.
Noah Rothman at Hot Air called out Politico for badly mangling remarks by potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. On Wednesay morning, they tweeted out this attention-grabbing headline: "Mike Huckabee complains of 'trashy' women at Fox News." But he said no such thing in an interview with Des Moines radio host Jan Mickelson.
While badgering Mike Huckabee on Sunday, Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd inaccurately claimed that overturning Roe V. Wade would make abortion "illegal."
The Rachel Maddow Blog never disappoints. On January 22, Maddow producer Steve Benen published a blog that, in typical MSNBC fashion, attempted to portray a Republican politician as a radical racist. This week’s choice: Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R).
On Tuesday, Joy Behar, former co-host on ABC’s The View, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss a variety of political issues as the 2016 presidential field takes shape and decided to take a cheap shot at Mike Huckabee for his comments directed at pop singer Beyonce. Speaking to co-host Mika Brzezinski, Behar proclaimed “the overriding thing about this conversation with Huckabee is, you know, there's a certain mental midgetness to it that.”
On Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander reported on the current makeup of the Republican presidential field in 2016 on the heels of news that the Republican nominee in 2012, Mitt Romney, has begun reassembling his campaign staff to make a third bid for the White House.
In the course of mentioning former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee as one of those possible candidates, Alexander declared that Huckabee was already out “preaching to the party's right-wing in his new book” and “skewering the First Family's parenting skills.”