Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jon Stewart calls out Huckabee on Beyonce

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 7:12 AM


Mike Huckabee
got a guest shot on the Daily Show Monday night and host Jon Stewart ripped him for his criticism of Beyonce, pairing it with Huckabee's time on screen with Ted Nugent, and remarking about Huckabee's latest "book" — "it ain't Shakespeare."

The event is of some significance for Huckabee's 2016 candidacy. In his first presidential run, Huckabee enjoyed warm treatment by, among others, Stewart and Stephen Colbert, who overlooked all the tell-tale signs that the amiable, crossover image they found was generally a shtick.

Huffington Post summarizes:

Huckabee, who recently quit his Fox News show to explore another run for president, said Beyonce has become a role model to young girls and that perceived vulgarity is a problem.

"Do you know any parent who has a daughter who says, 'Honey, if you make really good grades, someday when you're 12 or 13 we'll get you your own stripper pole?'" Huckabee asked.

"I think that's diminishing Beyonce in a way that's truly outrageous," Stewart shot back, and then introduced a clip of Huckabee playing bass guitar during a Ted Nugent performance of "Cat Scratch Fever," a song loaded with sexual references.

"You excuse that type of crudeness because you agree with his stance on firearms. You don't approve of Beyonce because she seems alien to you," Stewart said. "Johnny Cash shot a man just to watch him die — that's some gangsta shit!"

Huckabee claimed Nugent's song is different because "it's an adult song."

But Stewart didn't buy it.

"You can't single out a corrosive culture and ignore the one that you live in because you're used to it," Stewart said.

Huckabee told Stewart to read his new book, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy."

"Oh, I read it," said Stewart.

"Did you?" Huckabee challenged. "OK."

"It ain't Shakespeare," Stewart said.

Stewart also didn't buy Huckabee's elevation of "Bubbas" over people who live elsewhere. "You believe that the Bubbas are better than the Bubbles?" Stewart asked. " … There's no real Bubbaville and Bubbleville."

"The way you use Harvard as a derogative, it blows my mind," Stewart also commented.

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