It is unfortunate that in the wake of his interview with The Perspective, Gov. Mike Huckabee has resorted to ad hominem attacks intended to cast doubt upon our credibility as a publication. This sort of desperate tactic is not surprising, however; politicians in damage-control mode often stoop to attacking the media so they might avoid being accountable for the substance of their remarks.
It is telling that nowhere in his statement did Huckabee suggest he was misquoted in the article, and rightfully so; we have the audio and transcripts to prove that everything reported is accurate.
Huckabee’s problem seems to lie more in the focus of the article, which is centered partially on LGBT issues. We feel that same-sex marriage, laws prohibiting gays and lesbians from adopting children, and ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ are legitimate policy concerns about which to question national political figures. Gov. Huckabee may disagree.
But regardless, his words speak for themselves, and it is a shame that he is now so quickly embarrassed of them.
Further, Huckabee’s claim that he defended RNC Chairman Michael Steele is simply not true.
Have a listen. (Things are a bit out of order — in the interest of getting this out there, we had to improvise.)
If you can tell what was “grossly distorted,” please let us know.
M. C. Tracey