Mike Huckabee might have just killed his chances to get his Fox News show back if his presidential ambitions don’t pan out.
Huckabee – who seems to be running on the “Bubbaville” vs. “Bubbleville” ticket – apparently tried to present himself as “Bubba in Bubbleville” during his time at Fox. During a recent radio interview with Jan Mickelson, Huckabee was asked if he had gone through any culture shock when he went to work for Fox, located in the heart of Bubbleville:
HUCKABEE: Absolutely a cultural shock, Jan. …I mean it's one thing to go as a guest, a visitor, a tourist -- if you to go to work and you're in that, sort of, I guess hotbed of the New York culture for a while, for someone like me, I thought, man, this is a different planet. And I came more and more to realize that the cultural divide is significant.
And just a small example… In a business meeting that you might have in the South or in the Midwest there in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the f-bomb and use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting.
…In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women do it. And you know, you just are looking around, saying, my gosh, this is worse than locker room talk. This would be considered totally inappropriate to say these things in front of a woman, and for a woman to say them in a professional setting, we would only assume that this is a very, as we would say in the South, that's just trashy.
Putting his prospects at Fox aside, Huckabee might have forfeited the women's vote, too. Remember how last year, he created a ruckus with his comments about women believing they need “Uncle Sugar” to provide birth control because “they cannot control their libido?”
Listen below, from the January 23 Mickelson in the Morning radio show, via Media Matters.
In it, Kelly was clearly trying to rehab Huckabee for this scenario. She repeatedly supported him while he said that he really wasn’t talking about Fox News when he discussed producers he’d worked with in New York over the past 6 years. She never asked him who he WAS talking about, but she presumably accepted that he wasn’t talking about Fox News.
And then at the end, she dropped the bomb: She made a comment to Huckabee that I don’t think was what the Ailes crew had in mind. She finished the segment with a bit where she pointedly told him, and I’m paraphrasing: “You know, we do swear, and we drink, and we have premarital sex too. And we even do it before we come to work.” Huckabee had no answer other than a nervous laugh. I think that may have been her answer, but I’ll leave it to others here to see whether my take on this was close to the mark.
The mouthpieces are not Christians. They only portray Christians on television to full their 60+ gullible audience. All of them are phony as a three dollar bill.
ez, Hucky’s Fox “News” salary was more important than his values. He was making very good money hosting his own show. Now he complains about his former trashy colleagues. Funny, he said nothing during his time at this worthless network.
Hucky has one thing right. These broads are trashy, and dress like women at a Nevada brothel.
Meaning both Huck and Simple Sarah will be unemployed and living on the public dole we working Americans are providing them.
Can’t wait until the one percenters at Fox start mocking them as “parasites” . . .
We had this in the 80s with the televangelist scandals of Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, etc. We even had it in the 90s with the Rigas family of Adelphia Cable. I remember how they wanted a nice, clean, family-friendly cable company. Oh, and they wanted to have a nice 2.3 billion dollars they could skim for themselves, too. I mean, what’s a couple billion dollars between family and friends?
One has to wonder what will eventually come from all the holier-than-thou behavior we’ve dealt with from this man over the years. Personally, I still think he’ll wind up back at Fox News in another year. Comments like that are intended to fire up angry right wing voters in Iowa and in southern states. Of course, they will also completely sink him in the other states – but the hardline right wingers have never understood that math.
In the South they only cuss and use the lords name in vain when their favorite college football team loses or their driver doesn’t win a NASCAR event.
All it takes is about 2 minutes of listening to Huckabee and Fox News to have a better understanding why space aliens won’t communicate with us. I think Sarah Palin’s speech the other night destroyed any hope for contact, at least in our lifetime.