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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The death of journalism

Posted By on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:39 AM

More evidence for Mike Huckabee that journalism is dead -- another writer who says The Huckster has shoved his foot in his mouth. Here, the blogger writes that Huckabee has engaged in minstrel show-style racism for his complaints about inadequate coverage of the controversy over a low-level White House staffer, a black man, who eventually left under fire. (The artwork was supplied with the writer's criticism to illustrate his point.)

The latest yokel terribly upset and angered by the fact that there's a black man sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office is failed Presidential candidate and alleged man of God, Mike Huckabee. In a tirade on Fox News ostensibly about the death of journalism, Huckabee very publicly heaved himself up on the jug-bandwagon by letting slip this little beauty:

On Van Jones, Huckabee said that when the former Obama adviser was “caught with bright red lips making outrageous statements about Republicans, police officers, and it being discovered of his belonging to numerous radical groups, the media was incapable of so much as a notice of his record and only mentioned him at the time of his resignation.”

Coming on the heels of last Saturday's "Million Moron March" and this exemplar of the typical neuron-deprived cracker's tweets about assassinating Obama, I'd say that the Megaphones of Wingnuttia have done an excellent job of not just stirring the pot, but scraping the hardened, nasty crust off the burner, as well.

Also on the Huckabee front, a new book on Michael Bloomberg says the New York mayor would have run for president had Huckabee topped the GOP nomination process:

Elsewhere in the excerpt, Purnick describes how Deputy Mayor for Politics Kevin Sheekey, "thought Bloomberg could appeal to the center if the Republicans nominated, say, the conservative Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, and the Democrats nominated John Edwards -- or Barack Obama."

"I used to say if it was Huckabee and Obama, I'd write the filing checks myself," Sheekey told Purnick.


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