Posts Tagged ‘Huckabee’

Piqued Fred Thompson: Huckabee Untruthful

January 13, 2012

“There’s not one shred of truth….just a rewriting of history.”¬†A visibly miffed former Senator Fred Thompson (TN-R) appeared on Fox & Friends today to rebut his former 2008 GOP Presidential rival and FNC anchor Mike Huckabee‘s allegations yesterday.* Before he gave his side, F&FW producers ran a clip of Huckabee indicating that a feckless Thompson had stayed in the ’08 GOP Prez race at his “good friend” McCain’s urging so that Thompson would split the vote with Huckabee to deny him a South Carolina victory; that “many people in the McCain camp had confirmed” that fact; and that “it was very painful at the time.” When F&F co-anchor Steve Doocy asked Thompson for his response, he laughingly sniped, “What Mike just said is, is fine except for one thing: there’s not one shred of truth to it.”

Pressing Thompson, co-host Alisyn Camerota inquired, “So, Senator McCain never asked you to stay in the race?” Emphatically, Thompson answered, “Correct! Senator McCain and I never had a conversation about staying in the race, staying out of the race.” He continued, “If I’d wanted to hurt Huckabee, I would have stayed in…as we went down to Tennessee…or would have endorsed John before then.” More definitively, he declared, “We didn’t [even] have a conversation with the intermediaries….There was nothing said about that.”

Clearly still miffed, Thompson elaborated, “Mike, Mike’s been around long enough to know not to…inhale all of that stuff too deeply. And, when he says [that] several McCain people have come to him and verified it, I, I must say–you know, I have nothing at all against Mike Huckabee–I doubt that. I doubt that.”

Then, calling Huckabee “out on the carpet” before his clearly uncomfortable FNC colleagues (F&F co-hosts Aly, Steve, and Eric Bolling), Thompson concluded, “And, if they did…he should name the names. Now, it’s just a rewriting of history that’s unnecessary.”

Coming to Huckabee’s defense, Steve stammered, “Well, it, it, apparently, it’s his perception on what happened.” Chiming in, less than convincingly, a smiling Aly asserted, “Well, we appreciate you clarifying all of that.”

Perhaps, Aly. But, Governor Huckabee probably doesn’t.

Fox & Friends – 01/13/12 (@ 7:52 a.m. ET)

Update: For columnist Tommy Christopher‘s subsequent take and the vid clip in Mediaite, link here.

Huckabee: “An Angry Phone Call from My Wife”

October 15, 2011

“Burkas would be a lot more popular if that were a burka.” In an appearance of Fox & Friends Weekend this morning, former Arkansas governor and erstwhile preacher Mike Huckabee, weighed in on politics, then he humorously dared to assay sexy fashion. Perhaps, to his detriment.

Huckabee, host of his eponymous FNC weekend show, may have heated things around his home hearth this morning with a rather racy remark on F&FW. After he was interviewed by co-hosts Alisyn Camerota, Dave Briggs, and Mike Jerrick about GOP candidates Herman Cain and Rick Perry, Dave teased an upcoming segment, asking, “And, why is Kim Kardashian wearing a burka?”* As a picture of a busty Kim practically spilling out of her strapless dress at the “Spin Crowd” premiere party appeared on screen, Aly exclaimed, “That’s not a burka!” Chuckling, Huckabee jested, “Burkas would be a lot more popular if that were a burka!”

As Aly laughed, Dave declared, “And, we will not have the governor weigh in on that.” Chortling, he rejoined, “I just did!” As the audio began to fade and the camera panned away, a grinning Huckabee remarked, “I’ll probably, I’ll get an angry phone call from my wife.”

Huckabee on Huckabee tonight?

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 10/15/11 (@ 8:39 a.m. ET)

Juliet: F&F’s Fox–Still A Friend?

July 24, 2011

“I couldn’t take it anymore….I got so pressured.” After no-showing on Fox & Friends Weekend as a co-host and disappearing from Fox News altogether more than two months ago, anchor Juliet Huddy finally returned to the FNC morning program Saturday. Having adorned herself in a royal blue sleeveless short dress with a deeply plunging v-neck, the FNC vixen boldly retook her center seat atop the curvy couch between co-anchors Clayton Morris and Dave Briggs with nary an explanation.

Perhaps, it was the power of her bare beauty that quieted the questions of Clayton and Dave Saturday.¬† Certainly, the allure seemed manifest during a guest segment with the usually conservative former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee who had just returned from a trip to Israel. When the now host of his eponymous FNC show Huckabee handed out souvenir yarmulkes to Dave and Clayton, he gave a short sexy belly dancer skirt to Juliet: When he did, a randy Dave immediately demanded a subsequently blushing Juliet to “throw it on” as an a appreciative Clayton smiled sheepishly.*

However, today (Sunday) Juliet seemed to provide¬†possibly a hint to her F&FW viewers as to why she had gone on an unscheduled Sabbatical. During a “Social Media Stress” segment, Juliet stated, “I got off Facebook, and I got off Twitter.”** When a seemingly incredulous Clayton asked, “Really?,” she elaborated, “I couldn’t take it anymore. Yeah, it made me crazy. I got so pressured. Yeah, I just, I can’t stand it!”

N.B. Juliet quit Tweeting on May 16, 2011, the very day that Carpe Diem reported that she had been an F&FW no-show and she subsequently seemingly defended herself, saying that she had thrown her back out during spring cleaning. Perhaps, the pressure of her Twitter followers (and her F&FW fans) did indeed get to Juliet and she not only needed to get off Twitter (and Facebook) but also to get off of the FNC airwaves as well.

Hopefully, Juliet’s concerns plumb no deeper. If so, now that she is back as an F&FW “Fox,” perhaps, she will soon similarly return to Twitter and Facebook as an F&FW “Friend” as well.

Regardless, hopefully, Juliet is doing well again and is back for FNC’s foreseeable future.

*Fox & Friends Weekend – 07/23/11 (@ 8:48 a.m. ET)

**Fox & Friends Weekend – 7/24/11 (@ 6:35 a.m. ET)