November 9, 2017

When you pick up a newspaper, read an article online, or watch TV news, do you trust what’s being said?  SHOULD you trust it?  The credibility of the media has tanked in recent years.  And not just because the President fights back by talking about “fake news.”  Several surveys reveal that 2/3 of Americans just don’t trust the media to give them accurate, balanced, or objective stories.  Whether you love President Trump or not, 91% of news coverage about him is negative.  91%!  No wonder he tweets!  But it has not caused the public to love the media—they are barely more popular than food poisoning.  As one who has been the target of the news media for nearly 30 years in politics, I’ve come to some simple conclusions:

  1. If you read your own quotes in a story and they make you mad, you weren’t quoted correctly or in proper context.  If it’s YOUR own words, you aren’t mad at the reporter unless your words were twisted, taken out of context or incomplete.
  2. If you read a story about yourself and you can’t detect whether the reporter likes you or not, that’s a good reporter and a good story.
  3. Good journalism isn’t just telling the truth; it’s telling the truth in proportion to all the truth there is.  Simply put, is the story getting the most attention because it really impacts the most people in the most significant way, or just because it amplifies a flaw or a faux pas of the figure in the story? 
  4. Inflection and facial expressions can totally change a story.  For example, I’ll read the same line but each time use a different inflection or facial expression:
Senator Pie-hole said the tax bill would lower taxes.

Senator Pie-hole SAID the tax bill would lower taxes.

Senator Pie-hole said the tax bill would LOWER taxes.

Senator Pie-hole said the TAX BILL would lower taxes.

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Just be changing my inflection or facial expression, I change how the story is perceived. 

The media loves to question authority figures, but they HATE to be questioned as to their fairness or objectivity.  Granted, a free press is a vital foundation to our liberty, but a free press that isn’t a professional and responsible press would help destroy our liberty. 

The media has a job and it’s not to give candidates and elected officials a tongue bath of love and approval.  But the difference between reporting news and commenting on the news is that reporting gives you sterile and passionless facts and believes you are smart enough to form your own opinions.  A commentator wants to give you an opinion and steer you only toward the facts that support his or her opinion, which hopefully becomes yours.

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The media doesn’t want you to believe politicians at face value.  Fine—you shouldn’t.  But neither should you believe the media at face value either.  Unless of course, we’re talking about the stuff I say.  Then, you can TAKE IT TO THE BANK!

So tonight, we pull back the curtain and let you see the media unmasked.  And here’s a warning—it ain’t a pretty sight.



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  • Clara Herrin

    11/17/2017 07:09 AM

    So true. I was interviewed once a long time ago and when the article on my concert appeared in the paper, the reporter made it appear that I routinely abandoned my family in favor of rehearsals. The truth was that my daughter was 15 years old and quite capable of washing a few dishes to free me up to go to those rehearsals. That article created quite a bitter atmosphere at home that lasted a long time.

  • Paula Edwards

    11/13/2017 07:42 PM

    A reporter tells you the facts; the news. A commentator tells you your opinion.

  • Beth Hurst

    11/13/2017 06:27 PM

    A perfect example of this is the news coverage of the accusations against Roy Moore. It goes like this: "Allegations have been made that Roy Moore made inappropriate sexual advances against a 14 year old when he was 32 and now multiple women have come out with allegations against Moore. A former co-worker tweeted that it was a known fact that he had an affinity for teenage girls".
    If I knew nothing about this story, I would think that he made advances to other 14 year olds when in fact, the other girls were from 16-18, which was perfectly legal and most have said they had their parents approval to date him and their allegations are that "he kissed them". WOW. He kissed them. None of them, including the one who claims she was 14 says that he pushed himself on them and when she said no, he stopped. The other girls he dated should not even be a news story but they are being misrepresented to make him look like a sexual predator and he most certainly was not. He has been married to the same woman for over 30 years and no one has come out with anything against him so it makes me question anything they say knowing they could be misconstruing the truth or slanting it in such a way to paint the picture in the light they want you to see it.

  • Bill Gannon

    11/13/2017 02:39 PM

    I have always appreciated your point of view and we typically agree on the major points of these issues but where the MSM is concerned, I must disagree. Food poisoning is much preferred to the garbage they feed us daily.

    On another note, Jim W. please check the facts before commenting. Feinstein is not trying to ban "machine guns". She is after modern sporting rifles that are semi-automatic and only capable of firing one round each time you pull the trigger, unless it's outfitted with a feature such as a bump stock, or modified illegally in most states. Simple ranch rifles such as the mini-14 would be banned. Why? Because it look frightening to them? Because it has a pistol grip? And the one question the anti-gun crowd cannot seem to answer is what makes them think that the criminals (who are the only ones who typically have the fully automatic weapons anyway) will turn in their weapons?

  • Gary Drummond

    11/13/2017 11:38 AM

    Hang in there, Huck. Keep your newsletter coming. We love you, and Sarah is doing a great job too, we might add! Stand proud.

  • Barbara Saxton

    11/13/2017 08:32 AM

    That has happened to me. A statement that I made was completely changed thru inflection. I love our President, and support him completely. I supported you, until you dropped out!

  • Alice

    11/13/2017 07:22 AM

    Thank You Jesus, that you have sent us a man that tell the truth and loves you. Thanks Gov.

  • Margaret Hamm

    11/13/2017 06:29 AM

    No. I do not trust the news media. The have been caught in too many lies. Some have even admitted they lie. I think they just want to push their own agenda. And, it seems most are leftists. I think they should just print the truth no matter which way it lays, but it seems those days are over. It would be nice if someone could start a news channel built on the truth only.

  • Eva Woods

    11/12/2017 08:17 PM

    In answer to the question, "Should you trust the media?", in a word - "NOOOO!!!!"
    But we like, trust, respect, & believe YOU, Governor Huckabee!! Thank You for being honest and trustworthy! Keep it coming!

  • Katrina

    11/12/2017 07:29 PM

    I don't watch the news and I don't know anyone in my age group (25-35) who does!
    Definitely not trustworthy, never mind monotone and depressing. I can't stand listening to the media, let alone reading their articles. My husband is a journalist and he hears it from me all the time. Thankfully he covers sports. I would love to see a "NEW news channel/station" created by young people who desire to hear unbiased, true reporting. I would support it wholeheartedly. I will allow myself to watch presidential addresses or speaches, because then I hear what is said from the presidents own mouth, but even then that can be skewed by devious editing.

  • Jim Weitsen

    11/12/2017 06:04 PM

    This nation doesn't need assault type weapons in the general population. None!
    If you want to have and use a hunting rifle or own a pistol for self defense, that is a right given to citizens under the US Constitution. This is not about a hunting rifle. This is about removing machine guns from the general pooulation. No hunter in his/her right mind is going to throw a wall of lead at Bambi! No one wants to riddle the carcuss with so many bullet holes as to make the meat unedible!
    This nation had laws on the books banning machine guns going back to the 20's and the 30's to keep this type of weapon out of the hands of the gangsters of that era. It is likewise time to remove these assault type weapons from gun stores and gun collectors. These are not guns used for sport. These are mass killing machibes!
    The founding fathers were talking about muskets not a rifle capable of firing 500 or more rounds per minute.
    It is time to take a stand on the issue and go face to face with the NRA.
    We don't want to take away the sporting guns. We want to take away the weapons whose only purpose is,to throw up a wall of lead.
    We have experienced heartache after heartache from Sandy Hook to Las Vegas and now in a church in Missouri!
    We need people like you Mike to start the conversation to get congress to enact laws removing these assault weapons from those who would use these weapons to accomplish wholesale slaughter of innocent victims.
    We need to act now to get the process started.
    Put your voice behind this motion. Start getting the nations gun owners to admit that these weapons are not sporting weapons and we as a nation do not need these assault weapons in the hands of the general public!

  • Ruth Heinz

    11/12/2017 05:41 PM

    I had a journalism teacher in high school that used to make us read newspapers with a blue pencil and a healthy dose of skepticism. That was in 1959. It is getting to bad that I don't buy the newspaper anymore and rely on other news resources and my own eyes and ears.
    A free press and an informed electorate are critical to our freedom. Sadly, I don't think we have either one.

  • Michael Egbert

    11/12/2017 04:04 PM

    If the people of the mainstream media ever develop a conscience and felt a drop of shame or remorse for their offensive reporting of President Trump that in itself would be a miracle...but I'm afraid it would take God himself to intervene on this one

  • Paula Harris

    11/12/2017 03:21 PM

    I used to follow Fox News. Ten years ago, they appeared to be "fair and balanced". Now they seem no different than main stream network news, CNN, and all the others. So now, I don't listen or watch any of them. I would be in the 91%. I am tired of the repetition of driving a point home. It is almost like they are trying to convince themselves that it is fact. What is fact anymore? Does anyone know? Thankfully, you do not seem to have a slant or an agenda. But for most part, I take everything with a grain of salt.

  • jay beacham

    11/12/2017 02:56 PM

    I must agree with the other commenters.
    There must be some gate keeping when a time or space limit is in place but yellow journalism has reached an all time high.
    I enjoy your newsletter and others that actual tell the truth and even good news.
    I am amazed that the head or lead stories are almost always anti President Trump on traditional news online and elsewhere, and landsides, earthquakes, volcanos and so many other events that destroy human life are not mentioned at all.
    Just like it isn't important to anyone.
    I quoted some true exposure about loss of life in my recent blog post that needed re-saying but won't ever appear in the "news".
    thank you,
    Jay Beacham

  • David Shrum

    11/12/2017 02:02 PM

    I trust them so much... I haven't bought one of their rags in MANY years, No cable TV so I don't miss the Clinton News Network or any of the others. I don't subscribe to any on line 'news' publications. I enjoy you news letter, to me it is like a breath of fresh air. I'm sure there are those that will say your comments are far right leaning, that doesn't brother me because that is where I tend to lean. The Judaeo Christian ethics... Oh yeah, I think Bill Clinton is a jerk, anything he says I take it as a lie.

  • M J Bourassa

    11/12/2017 01:08 PM

    Thank you, Mr.Huckabee. You are one of the few public figures I can trust to give me unbiased opinions. Do you realize how few of you there are? Sad but I don't believe much of what I read and hear on the media.
    Thanks again!

  • David g dwinell

    11/12/2017 11:28 AM

    MEDIA. A scurrilous necessity. We all yearn to get information. Words to live by:: accepting media news from one source, you are a tattletale, accepting news from two sources, you have an inkling of reality. Hearing and seeing news from more than two sources, is best, because you think you are an expert, until you find out you are fool away from home.
    Form an opinion, using previous knowledge, then add an inkling of reality, and judge for yourself. Never rely on media, only medias and past experience, you are on semi solid ground

  • Joan Timmons

    11/12/2017 11:22 AM

    "The media loves to question authority figures, but they HATE to be questioned as to their fairness or objectivity.  Granted, a free press is a vital foundation to our liberty, but a free press that isn’t a professional and responsible press would help destroy our liberty." (GMH) 
    There's a lot of "fake news" and this could be deadly! If I can't trust what is being reported, how can I react? The media, I think, has put us back to Pony Express days!! Think about it a minute...

  • James Eamons

    11/12/2017 10:35 AM

    I do not trust the so-called mainstream media. If one of them tell me the Sun is shining, I go outside to see for myself.

  • Stephen Russell

    11/12/2017 10:35 AM

    No I dont trust media (save FNC,Mark Levine, Rush L,Dennis P on Talk radio). Thats IT.
    I even avoid Local news IE KCBS for LA CA news alone, I do watch KTLA Ch 5 AM during week.
    I avoid the LA & NY Times etc alone.
    I cant tell what were NOT Being told or whats missing from news.
    Nothing on Trumps wins IE Economy, Trade, defense, save FBN & FNC.

    Time for a new media:
    ENN: Eagle News Network: Conservative news 24/7.
    Or Patriot News Network for Radio??
    Its doable,we can beat the Leftist Media Machine.
    But will we, No more cowtowing to the Leftist Media Machine

  • Gretchen Smith

    11/12/2017 10:32 AM

    Other than some on Fox News I watch the food network, hallmark and music channels. Can't stand Shep Smith. Love your Saturday show

  • Emil Deliberto

    11/12/2017 10:17 AM

    I am a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant and when I came out of the Police Academy in 1972 I heard the report of an incident that I was at and told one of my older counterparts that it was incorrect. I was told in no uncertain terms that “that’s what they do Kid, they report it the way they want, not what really happened”. I admit it was a long time ago but it has never changed it just gets worse. So no, I do not trust or believe anything they report. I love my Fox News but I also take that with a skeptical eye, unless of course you are on ??. By the way I am an ardent supporter of my President Trump (a fellow New Yorker by the way)

  • Tom Reiva

    11/12/2017 09:29 AM

    I never watch or listen to the mainstream media; they're too one-sided. And they were so wrong regarding their predictions during the Presidential campaign. Don't know why they won't report on the successes of Trump so far. My retirement IRA appreciates it!

  • Lawrence Foster

    11/11/2017 07:12 PM

    The media can also slant the news by what they refuse to report. CNN's failure to report on Uranium One and the e-mail st0ory are prime examples. The Media should adhere to the oath sworn by witnesses in court - "the whole truth, the full truth, and nothing but the truth!".


    11/11/2017 05:32 PM

    Doesn't everyone in MSM have an agenda &...a paycheck to consider... But when U can see it...big as the moon, U just have to turn 'em off!!!

  • Stephana Holmes

    11/11/2017 03:49 PM

    Mike I Totally Agree !!! Just REPORT the FACTS. PERIOD. I am SICK of the Biased "commentaries." IF I WANT THEIR "OPINION" I WILL ASK For It.

  • Shauna Dickerson

    11/10/2017 02:50 PM

    Mr. Huckabee, I very much enjoy your column. Keep up the good work. I don't think I've ever read anything you've written that I disagree with. I also am very impressed with your daughter's work! Thank her from all of us out there trying to keep up with the nonsense of Washington. My question - since everyone is aware how poorly the news media performs, why don't they make an effort to do better? Do any of them believe we respect their work?

  • Rex Rector

    11/10/2017 02:29 PM

    Governor, I am a former representative in the state just north of your home state. I chaired a standing committee dealing with energy and was introducing a bill that would affect the Public Service Committee of Missouri. One of the senior editors of the St. Louis Post Dispatch did not like my bill. In an editorial he quoted me in quotation marks concerning the bill. I had never said nor had I considered saying anything like he quoted. A lobbyist for a power company actually brought me the article and said I might like to read it. I was actually a little shocked that they would lie and actually publish the lie. A week later they called for an interview and that shocked me about as much as the lie. What gall! Of course I declined the interview.

  • Daniel T Winfield

    11/10/2017 12:35 PM

    I am a lifelong print journalist--newspapers, magazines, and a couple of books. A Christian. A Conservative (Bible believing believer). I know fully how news stories can be skewed to make someone look bad, stupid, and criminal. I am 81, so when I came through J-school news and opinion were separate: one went on the front page, the other on the Op-Ed page. A clear separation. We were taught the maxim that we heard police Sgt. Joe Friday use weekly on the tv show "Dragnet"--"Just the facts, ma'am. Just the facts." No opinion, please. Just the facts. We were taught to let readers see the truth and make up their own minds about it. That was the optimum. That was the ideal. However, newspaper reporters and editors have always struggled (if that is the right word) with "just telling it like it is." Because of competing newspapers after the same story, because of the drive for sensational headlines that capture readers, and sell newspapers, and because reporters and editors want to shine, for the sake of promotions and pay raises, the ideal and optimum often suffered injury. Just as you can play with financial figures to make them say what you want to say, you can play with quotes and facts the same way. Whether a story is accurate and fair depends on how "objective" it is, without taking sides. But since elected officials and movie stars are public figures without the same right of privacy of regular citizens, the Press went after them, and who cared if a story was "right." Reporting that exposed dirt grabbed attention and sold newspapers, and, as the TV Media expanded and filled the land, with far, far too much competition, badly regulated by the FCC, they used dirt-stories to capture audiences, which meant higher ratings, which meant more advertising revenue, which meant more and more dirt and "suggestive" reporting. Not proof of dirt, but the suggestion of it. And so skewing the news became an expected part of the profession, in both papers and on TV. Now, today, with America divided into Liberal Leftists and Conservative Christians and Conservative Independents, the Media--TV mostly, as papers are dying--went Left toward Socialism and Marxism, which is terribly odd, because they are fed and kept alive and profit because of Democracy's Capitalism. But whole, entire TV channels--in the new age of Cable TV giants--went Left, for Hillary, for Bernie Sanders the godless Socialist. So much so, these Channels and their stars took on the fiery passion that used to be seen in Evangelism, in those who remind us of Heaven and Hell. They became mouth pieces or PR firms for the dogma of the Left, for the dogma of the Left's big stars. The tide that took America's Media that way was full and strong and successful; so that today, you must search for a Channel that will simply tell you the truth about what is happening. The one Channel left to Christian Conservatives is Fox, but even Fox has its Liberals and Moderates, one demanding their way, the other calling for compromise and watering down the Christian beliefs of the Right. Here and there we find an Internet Columnist who may also publish in newspapers who represents us--Hannity, Laura Ingraham, the now rogue Ann Coulter who is what, we can't tell; Michelle Malkin, and Mike Huckabee. Of these, I recommend Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin and Mike Huckabee. I leave out the now rogue Ann Coulter for obvious reasons, as she has turned on Trump in a vicious way, and Hannity because he is as obnoxious in presenting the Truth as is MSNBC's Chris Matthews and CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper in presenting liberal lies. Still, Hannity is on our side. He just never knows when to shut up. No balance whatsoever. So much so, he left the world of reporting to become the chief spokesperson for President Donald J. Trump. He's a PR firm with a contract (so to speak) to defend Trump. In view of all this, we look at Mike Huckabee's question--Can we trust the Media? And should we? And I add: Should we even try? As a lifelong journalist, I say no. Not unless you zero in on the true conservatives who cherish our Constitution and Constitutional way of life. I mentioned some of them. But among web sites billed as Conservative, you must be careful not to swallow all you see there. They are skewed. They use sensational, suggestive news as a staple. They are very misleading. It seems those who say they are on the Right think yellow journalism is just fine and dandy. So where does that leave us? With a Press (or Media) protected by the Constitution and yet the enemy of truth and the enemy of our nation. I personally cannot see how America can survive a Media that has sold out to the Devil and become his chief weapon in destroying us. The Media feeds what people believe. The Media determines what people believe. So, do we go along until we become a violent, Banana Republic? All this is why leaders in the Christian world in America have been saying for years that America is lost. Not going to be lost. But lost already. And that, unless our God sends a great, sweeping revival--a great awakening to Christ--America will become an officially godless, socialistic nation. Multitudes in America see this, that's why they voted for Trump, in a desperate effort to save the nation. What they couldn't see clearly at the time was that the Republican Party was so divided and self-centered, it would not support Trump's agenda. It is playing out now...

  • Bobby Pollock

    11/10/2017 12:34 PM

    I agree with everything you said. I've used the "inflection of a word in a sentence" example many times. I am 1 of the people that doesn't trust the news until I verify it anymore. I always first look to see where the news is coming from. I won't read or listen to many " news" outlets because I've learned they are opinion driven and fake news.

  • e c watson

    11/10/2017 09:09 AM

    In response to one of your polls, you didn't give enough responses, Both the Tweeter-in-chief and Repubs are responsible for failures in Cong. HIM for failure to get the transition teams ready and give specifics on bills, as well as WILD claims beforehand; both for failure to put out faces and examples of those hurt by Obama care.
    PLEASE get Sarah to break some of those twitter fingers so the Twit doesn't sound as much like a mule's father.
    You and Rush are conservative and correct without being wrong and OBNOXIOUS so often.

  • Alice Claar

    11/10/2017 08:42 AM

    I believe with all my heart, that God put President Trump in office. I don't like some of the things he does but I also realize I don't know all that is in question. The Word of God tells us to pray for our leaders and stand behind them. Soooooo that is what I am doing. Doing as God has instructed to do is the best way to go because God is always right. Thank you Jesus for taking care of all of us.

  • Moses Tracy

    11/10/2017 07:13 AM

    Derek Governor Huckabee, I question the 91% negative against Trump in the media. My complete and total experience has been a hundred percent negative online about Trump. I virtually never find a positive article about Trump online so it's at least 99.999% negative about Trump online. However it is true that I mostly stay away from the news except occasionally scan headlines.

    I will tell you though my feeling is that most of the public does not really know how evil and slanderous the media really is.

    Furthermore, yesterday evening, I was in a McDonald's watching the t.v. and the sound wasn't on but the lettering was and they went real slow when it was positive about Hillary Clinton but then when the Democratic chair person or whatever Brazille's title is
    ...when she was saying that she did not really mean to say initially that Clinton rigged the Democratic primary against Sanders, and saying positive things about Clinton the lettering stayed on the screen for a prolonged time, but you couldn't even read the part that said Clinton rigged the primary or the Democratic party rigged the primary because it was so fast to disappear. I have noticed the same thing when it comes to Trump at the same TV in the same McDonald's about 2 or 3 weeks ago when there was something positive about Trump on the TV and the lettering went so quick you couldn't even read it. I don't watch TV at home I get all my entertainment and news online from my computer.

    I have noticed the same kind of tampering by the wicked Elite even on Republican/Christian radio both when Michael Savage has been talking and also on Christian radio when Jay Sekulow has been talking...when they are saying key important positive news for Trump or key cutting remarks against Obama or Clinton and the like- the radio goes dark completely or there is such interference and static you can't hear anything that is being said...

    Personally, I believe our country is not completely a free country anymore at all.

    I believe the wicked elite- the powerful rich completely control the Press and prevent the real evils and conspiracies in our government and in our country ever from ever getting leaked out. They are careful to cause the media to give the impression that the Press is free. The children of the devil, the tares, the demons, and the devil, are experts at lying and deception, and they will fake us out every time, unless God and the Holy Spirit and the Lord Jesus reveal to us the truth

  • Kimberly Sue Willson

    11/10/2017 05:37 AM

    Hello Mr. Huckabee, I just would like to thank you so much for leading me as an American to the truth! Honestly I have felt conflicted over politics, especially the most recent Presidential race, because of the media. Please tell your daughter the job she is doing handling the media in the White House is beyond awesome! I love watching her live briefings! Thank you for teaching her well. I hope you have a great day. Signed, Kimberly Willson, a grateful American whose Dad served in Vietnam in The Navy on the USS Kityyhawk just prior to my birth on April 2, 1970. He signalled the planes to land on deck. Since my life was affected by what I now know was him having PTSD, (He died on January 31st, 1994, the morning after the Super Bowl where they were never able to revive him even though he was taken by helicopter to the hospital in Northern Michigan ). I have turned to trusted friends who served in the military to know the truth. This is a great resource for me, but a crying shame for Americans who do not have a person they trust to tell the truth. During the last election, I was disgusted by Hillary Clinton because she turned her back on those Navy Seals in Benghazi. They died asking for help they never got, and that hurts my heart. Former President William Jefferson Clinton did come to speak when I graduated from Michigan State University, and of course I was in awe seeing the Secret Service on our beautiful campus in the days prior. I will never forget my baby sister who is 12 years younger than me said, "He sure did talk about Arkansas alot." I thought it was cute at the time. What I did not think was cute were all the things they took from the White House upon leaving, like the China. This is so ridiculous. My x boyfriend who is an attorney used to talk about Hillary Clinton being intelligent and where she went to law school. It is too bad she has used her God given intelligence for evil. Thank you again for all you do to make America great. I am honored to have been born in the land of the free and the home of the brave. I want to see our Country become safer, and this starts with knowing the truth and having the right Presi!dent. I read about Sarah's life helping you on your campaigns. I thank God for her, and I thank God for you Mr. Huckabee. Thank you so much for reading my comment because I still have grief about the way my Dad passed away. I cannot help but wonder what he would say about the things going on in the complex world we live in today.

  • Firewagon

    11/10/2017 04:32 AM

    I dislike being as pessimistic as I am. My wife is the great balancer. She just says “I’m too negative.” Do I believe the media, or if the media are reliable? I’m also from & in the S, so I’m sure you are familiar with “Duh!” The media, as with the GOP, are reliably unreliable! The truly reliable political party is the Democrat Party - you can, with certainty, rely on that progressive/socialist/communist contingent to faithfully, by hook or crook, continue the destruction of America. The ONLY thing reliable about the Republican/Democrat Lite outfit is, they can be relied on to waste/fritter away EVERY opportunity to impact American lives positively, when GIVEN complete control of this bloated sow of a government!

  • Paua Campbell

    11/10/2017 03:39 AM

    I love your truthfulness! You are a true light in the darkness of
    the twisted and biased news we receive from most media sources. Thank you so much!!!

  • Danny Ruffin

    11/09/2017 11:35 PM

    I have had, on several occasions, direct knowledge of an event or circumstance being reported in our local newspaper. Without exception the article was incomplete or inaccurate. I can only imagine what it might be like to be in the public spotlight where you are quoted on a daily basis, incorrectly.

  • Patricia Buchanan

    11/09/2017 10:58 PM

    Our local newspaper is simply awful. Unless I am reading something written by someone other than a person who works for the Greensboro Daily News, I know it is going to be so biased it is sad and to think there are people out there who read the stuff and believe it. Their eyes have not been opened by FOX and thank you Jesus for Fox. I don't know how many of those folks are believers but I know we get the truth from them. My plan is to cancel my newspaper subscription tomorrow. I threatened every day as there is always something negative about Trump and then I forget it but I am going to stop it tomorrow and tell them why. Not that they will care........... as I'm sure they don't. And your daughter is doing a great job. I know you are proud of her. She must be tough to deal with all those questions from people who really don't like her since she is a Trumpette.......... I really feel bad for Trump a lot of the time. I hope he has very thick skin as I believe he does. I feel he is doing a good job with less than adequate aid even from his own party. I just shutter to think of him not winning the next 4 years. I may get physically sick..... If you think the Hillary nuts were crazy, I expect I will be about the same BUT I am a Christian and I do know it is all in His hands...... Did you ever hear of Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic Jew who has written a couple very interesting books...... He says God has given us Trump as a window to see what we can do with another chance......If you ever have time go to You Tube, pull up Jonathan Cahn and listen to his address to the Presidential Prayer Breakfast which you most likely have heard. Something tells me you have heard of him as he has been around for awhile and I can remember back before DT was elected I would read some of the You Tubes of the more charismatic pastors and almost 100% were predicting a Trump victory..... Ahab and Jezebel were our modern day Bill and Hillary - and I forget which OT character was Obama and Trump but that's how this author comes to his conclusions and he is right on.... and a friend of mine has my book so I can't look it up...............

  • Gladys Hizer

    11/09/2017 10:56 PM

    You had me at Senator Pie-Hole!

  • Judi Fey

    11/09/2017 10:46 PM

    I don't trust one word from any of the MSM. I read the Washington Times and do my own research on line. I watch Fox in the morning, but that's it for TV "news". It's really dangerous to our country and particularly to our young people who are being brainwashed.

  • Debbie Graham

    11/09/2017 10:09 PM

    Trump is damaging himself by some of the things he says and does. I voted for him and at first I liked him and
    still like what he has done for this country (enforcing our immigration laws, building up our military).....
    BUT lately he just rambles and acts wonder Republicans are leaving right and left....And why can't
    Congress get anything done for a new health care bill....because they are too busy putting out the fires that
    Trump's big mouth keeps starting!!!! Please explain to me what I am missing? I am very astute and can spot
    a phony a mile away and right now, Trump is looking like something is wrong with him....

  • Linda Plank

    11/09/2017 08:29 PM

    Yes.....just like this very evening, sex scandals were again brought up, and the news media just HAD to throw in there how Trump was offered five Soviet women! Their emphasis was on the FIVE SOVIET WOMEN/PROSTITUTES........not that they were OFFERED.......which he of course refused! Thank you, Mike, for your honest and "tactful" comments! God bless!

  • Carol Behrendt

    11/09/2017 08:25 PM

    I have seen the movie "Wag the Dog". I do not trust most media.

  • Diane Elizabeth Burke

    11/09/2017 08:19 PM

    I remember my Grandparents saying " don't believe everything you read". They were born in the 1890's. I'm not sure the media has changed as much as the American people have changed.

  • Sherry Wright

    11/09/2017 07:50 PM

    I just posted this morning on FB a comment about the media.
    Dirty Laundry by Don Henley, 1985
    Amazing how this song fits today's media! Instead of reporting true news, they analyze every word and try to manipulate you, the listener, to what their opinion is, what they think, what they want you to think and sadly people do.

  • Kim Summers

    11/09/2017 07:11 PM

    Governor Huckabee,

    Thank you for providing sane reporting in a media world of insanity! What is occurring these days was previously described by a favorite American writer and humorist. "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." ~Mark Twain

    Please continue shining light on information that so needs to be reported! God Bless!

    Kim S.

  • Muriel Jean Revier

    11/09/2017 07:01 PM

    Thank You, Mike Huckabee. I have confidence in your comments and truthful statements. Some believe whatever is printed or said is the truth, and that is not the case. Each person should have a knowledge of the one who is sharing the news or his own

    THANK YOU, MIKE HUCKABEE. Items that are shared as news are not necessarily truth, and may be the belief of the one using this media or propaganda and lies about a person or subject. It is important to investigate and know about the one reporting. I value your knowledge and comments that speak TRUTH. Thank you, Mike, for being an honest and trustworthy commentator and leader.

  • Linda Radosevich

    11/09/2017 06:44 PM

    I began to mistrust the media when Bill Clinton was President because things the media were reporting (or NOT reporting) were questionable. We moved from CNN to Fox for our main source of news when my cousin pointed out how different their reporting was - an eye-opener! I've tried to keep in mind Mark Twain's saying: "I don't believe anything I read, and only half of what I see." YOU are the exception, Governor! I trust what comes out of your mouth! Thank you for your honesty, clarity, and humor.

  • Cheryl Setzer

    11/09/2017 06:31 PM

    I love you Mike Huckabee! I voted for you every time you ran for president! You are such a smart man! What a huge benefit you would be to this country if you had been elected!