Governor Huckabee is spreading the word about Obama

The following news story broke last week concerning ex-Gov. Huckabee and a mistake he made in an interview about Obama’s background. He has written a book with the proper information, but had a slip of the tongue in the interview. He meant to say “Indonesia”, but he said “Kenya”. The liberal press tried to get a lot of mileage out of it, even tried to turn it into a “birther” issue, but Huckabee does not care where Obama was born, just as I do not care. I am glad to see that a probable Republican contender for President is spreading the word about Obama’s “different perspective than most Americans” because of how and where he was raised. That is putting it mildly. But of course, if you have read my first article in this blog, you would know all the info in this news story and much, much more. You read it here first!! (Or you should have). Of course, Huckabee has to tone it down for polite public discourse, while I have no such constraint. My only constraint is searching for the truth about Obama’s background and agenda, and reporting what I find. To see my first article on Obama, “The Dark Man in the White House”, click on it in Recent Posts to the right, or click here
Huckabee slams ‘sensationalized’ coverage of comments on Obama, Kenya

Potential 2012 hopeful Mike Huckabee blasted the New York Times and other news outlets Tuesday for sensationalizing comments he made about Barack Obama’s birth certificate and childhood.

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.

The former governor of Arkansas incorrectly stated in a radio interview Monday that Obama holds a different perspective than most Americans because he was raised in Kenya. After the comment made headlines Tuesday, his camp told ABC News late in the day that Huckabee flubbed and simply said Kenya instead of Indonesia, where Obama spent a portion of his childhood.

Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 to a mother from Kansas, and a father from Kenya whom he would barely know and write in his memoir he had met only once. He spent the first five years of his life in Hawaii and then moved with his since-divorced mother and her new husband to Indonesia. At the age of 10, he returned to Hawaii to live with his maternal grandparents on Oahu until he started his undergraduate degree in Los Angeles and completed it in New York City.

Huckabee last night also defended himself via his PAC director and on his PAC blog against claims he is a “birther”–someone who believes that the president isn’t a natural born citizen.

“I don’t believe there is an issue with Barack Obama’s birth certificate,” Huckabee wrote in last night’s blog post.

As The Ticket reported yesterday, Huckabee in the past has repeatedly separated himself from “birthers,” calling their plight “nonsense” and a waste of “time and energy.” His language Monday was not that strong–but he did distance himself from birthers.

Some news outlets yesterday chose to focus more on Huckabee’s birth certificate comments than the Kenya gaffe. Time’s “Swampland” blog ran a post Tuesday entitled: “Huckabee’s a Birther??

As for the outlets mentioned by Huckabee, The New York Times on Tuesday ran the headline: “Huckabee Questions Obama Birth Certificate.” The Associated Press ran on Tuesday a “fact check” of Obama’s Kenya statement under the headline “Fact Check: Huckabee claims Obama grew up in Kenya” and mentioned the birth certificate talk further down in the story.

By comparison, Fox News (which employs Huckabee as a host) ran Huckabee’s correction Wednesday and linked out to ABC News under the headline: “Huckabee Clarifies ‘Kenya’ Remark about Obama.”

And as a reminder, The Ticket ran “Huckabee falsely claims Obama was raised in Kenya” on Tuesday with mention of Huckabee’s stance on “birthers.”

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the date of Huckabee’s blog post and select stories that followed.

(Photo of Huckabee: Alex Brandon/AP)


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