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    Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    The former Arkansas governor took to his political action committee's blog to issue the following statement late Tuesday:

    I'm not surprised the NY Times chose to sensationalize this story. In fact, the New York Times, the AP, and other news organizations ran with the "sensationalized story" despite being specifically told by [WOR radio host] Steve Malzberg himself that they were incorrect in their assessment of the sound bite. You just can't help but laugh when my simple slip of the tongue, becomes a huge story - and a certain Presidential candidate claiming to visit all 57 states, gets widely ignored.
    Does anyone honestly believe he did not say Obama holds a different perspective than most Americans because he was raised in Kenya? I sure don't, because thats exactly what he said.
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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    Slip of the tounge is a slip of the tounge dogg.

    I don't know and I don't care.

    Huckabee ain't gonna be prez, he ain't gonna have any impact on anything, I really don't care what he has to say slip of the tounge or not.

    Anyone for real issues?

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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Slip of the tounge is a slip of the tounge dogg.

    I don't know and I don't care.

    Huckabee ain't gonna be prez, he ain't gonna have any impact on anything, I really don't care what he has to say slip of the tounge or not.

    Anyone for real issues?
    He's not even running.
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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

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    Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya



    Does anyone honestly believe he did not say Obama holds a different perspective than most Americans because he was raised in Kenya? I sure don't, because thats exactly what he said.
    What does he mean by slip of the tongue? --

    And the birther radio host is his only defense??

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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

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    Does anyone honestly believe he did not say Obama holds a different perspective than most Americans because he was raised in Kenya? I sure don't, because thats exactly what he said.
    different perspective than most Americans? Newsflash Huckabee not everyone is a small-town Christian conservative...

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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    Remember when Obama referred to his "Muslim faith"?

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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Remember when Obama referred to his "Muslim faith"?
    Yeah, and the media spent plenty of time picking him apart. All's fair in love and war.

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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yeah, and the media spent plenty of time picking him apart. All's fair in love and war.
    Except a kick in the bollocks, that's never on mate.

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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    Honestly, I think the media's been a bit biased on this. Maybe I haven't been paying close enough attention, but whenever Obama slips up, it's either downplayed or treated as kind of a joke.

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    Re: Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

    He didn't simply "misspeak"; because he later went on to say that Obama was influenced by the Mau Mau movement (the Kenyan independence movement). If he meant to say Indonesia, it wouldn't make sense for him to make reference to the Mau Mau Uprising, would it? Because what would the Kenyan independence movement have to do with 4 childhood years spent in Indonesia?

    The point he was trying to make is that spending 4 years of his childhood abroad means that somehow Obama's perspective is less American than his would be.

    The greater point of the Op-Ed that has Huckabee's panties in a bunch is attacking him for the large number of violent criminals he let out on early release based on the fact that they'd "found Jesus" - many of whom went on to commit further violent crimes and Maurice Clemmons who killed four in Washington state, where the Op-Ed writer is from. Huckabee has a tendency to play this down; especially when he frequently states that Clemmons got 108 years for burglary, but "wasn't violent and wasn't armed". This is patently untrue and if Huckabee had done his research on the guy, he would've realized that this man who'd "found Jesus" committed several assaults in prison - including sexual assault.

    Huckabee seems to have a tendency to make things up.

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