In the 1976 movie NETWORK, TV personality Howard Beale has an on-air meltdown, ranting on camera to an audience of millions about the dissolution of society and telling everyone to get up, go to their windows and yell, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more!” Many do so. He repeats his antics over and over on camera with enthusiastic support from his network, which mercilessly exploits this train wreck of a human being and milks his show for all it’s worth –- as long as his ratings hold. The story doesn’t end well for this pitiful man, but the media live on.

It’s 2018, and former (as in fired) Trump advisor Sam Nunberg is the Howard Beale of the moment. After being served a subpoena by special counsel Robert Mueller, he apparently went off his nut and started thinking he didn’t have to comply. When he began criticizing members of the Trump campaign and people in his administration, networks lined up to put him on the air. They didn’t care one bit how disturbed and incoherent (and likely drunk and medicated) he was, as long as he had negative things to say about people they don’t like. And, hey, it was great TV, with as much potential for ratings as Howard Beale experiencing a nervous breakdown in prime time.


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Nunberg thought –- for a while –- that he just wouldn’t produce his emails for Mueller, and said that anybody who criticized him, including press secretary Sarah Sanders, should “shut up.” In fact, he WARNED her to shut her mouth. (Full disclosure: that’s my daughter he was threatening.) He said that if Mueller wanted to send him to jail, he should do it. “And then I’ll laugh about it,” he said. “It would be funny if they arrested me.” Nobody’s laughing; this situation is too pathetic.

At CNN, he was accused of having alcohol on his breath (which he denied), but only after they got him on the air. Couldn’t they have smelled it in the green room, or at some point before he went on camera? Of course they could have, but if they’d said anything then, they might have missed out on some great TV! Another bonus: he contradicted himself so often that they knew they could pull just the quotes they wanted for future use.


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Speaking of CNN, remember when Dan Rather was caught using faked documents to “prove” George W. Bush got special treatment during the Vietnam War to get a slot in the National Guard? CNN is trying just as desperately now to find something on President Trump, to the point where they actually sent a reporter to Thailand to interview a jailed prostitute spouting tales about Trump meeting with a Russian billionaire and at least three Americans (unnamed) during the 2016 campaign. She offered no details –- because she was afraid she’d be deported back to Russia, she said. This makes no sense; if she were really afraid of being deported, she wouldn’t have sought attention from journalists with no evidence whatsoever to back up her huge claim of having “all the missing puzzle pieces.”

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I guess CNN thinks it’s good TV to have their reporters chasing halfway around the world talking to “sex coaches” in Bangkok and even going through the dumpsters outside that building where Russian “trolls” bought a very limited number of Facebook ads. Yes, CNN really did go dumpster diving in Russia, and turned up nothing. They’ll go literally to the ends of the earth to find evidence of a crime, but they won’t find any because there WAS no crime, except right here in America where we have actual evidence that Hillary Clinton and the DNC were colluding with Russians –- through a law firm, an “oppo research” firm and a British ex-spy who couldn’t stand Trump –- to buy an “insurance policy” to keep Trump out of power.


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And this is why Sam Nunberg got to be our “Howard Beale For A Day.” His moment ended quickly, only because a guy who implodes on national TV is hardly going to be the vehicle with which to take down Trump. But the fact that they tried to use him shows how ruthless they are, and how desperate to keep their narrative going. It’s sickening.

I feel like getting up...going to my window...and yelling, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more!”

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  • Margaret Hamm

    03/10/2018 07:54 PM

    The left just shows more by the day how much they have lost it. Nothing, it seems, that they won't stoop to. Sad. By the way, tell your daughter that the normal, God loving, county loving people, love her too. She can know the more nasty names she is called the more she is getting to the left. That is when they really get nasty. Just hang in there. I have been told I need to die immediately, f me, f my kids, and one guy even managed to get the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus in there. This is after he asked me if I wanted to have a normal conversation with him, read, let him change my mind. When he couldn't the names started. This is just how they roll. Their way or no way. Sarah is doing just great, and some of them could try having the class she has. I know it has to be hard for you as her father to hear her called names, but baby girl is handling it. If she has a lot of her mother in her, that just tells me she has a great, strong, christian mother, and was raised right. :) She is a very smart woman who can hold her own. President Trump has to be so proud of her.

  • George A. Reynolds LTC, US Army (Ret.)

    03/09/2018 12:36 PM

    I agree with many of the other commenters, that your daughter Sarah is one sharp lady, intelligent and astute, calm, cool, and collected. I'm sure she gets those traits from her father.

  • Larry Hyde

    03/08/2018 02:35 PM

    Governor Huckabee. On National Woman's Day I wonder why Hollywood and the Democrats when proclaiming their "Me Too" movement get away with leaving out the millions of women who would have been born had they not been assaulted and murdered in the abortion process when they were babies. These same people are the loudest cheerleaders for that . Thank You.

  • KC

    03/08/2018 01:06 PM

    Move along, he's a nun-burger.

  • Waylon Bush

    03/08/2018 08:50 AM

    Can anyone tell me who is really in charge of this country? My guess is HRC and the Dims.

  • Anita Barker

    03/07/2018 09:13 PM

    I know neither of these men but happy to read about them anyhow. Thanks for your commentaries, I love them.

  • Duncan Skinner

    03/07/2018 06:49 PM

    Gov. Huckabee,
    Perhaps it is a ruse to disqualify himself as a witness. If it is, he is very clever.
    Perhaps it is just human frailty and he has had more than enough crap in his life. His version of Peter Finch. Good movie.
    I enjoy your appearances on Fox.
    I enjoy seeing Sarah slap down Acosta!
    All the best!

  • William Judisky

    03/07/2018 04:39 PM

    Hello Mr Huckabee. Thank you for doing what your doing as far as reporting the news the way you do . This article about who you wrote about hits a good point . Some people join a movement thinking they can help in steering a movement in a way they think it should go.
    Jesus had Judas , he in his own right , thought that if he ( Judas ) because he thought the movement was not going where he wanted. He (Judas) was mad. Made a deal then regretted what he did. President Trump said at the beginning of his term . Things was not going to be " business as usual" in Washington. I lot of people are dissatisfied because business is not going their way . Jesus , himself cleared the temple , his version of draining the swamp . So Sam Nunberg got mad as hell. Things are changing ! God bless you ! Mr Huckabee and your family .

  • James Bryant

    03/07/2018 03:54 PM

    I don't care if the guys name is Dr. Seuss , Mueller needs to be stopped. He is doing more to destroy Trump (and seems to be succeeding) than all the left and dems put together! Is there anyone out there with enough cahonies to do anything. I'm still a conservative but I just dropped my republican status and hopefully a lot of others will also. This is getting old...

  • Karol Wise

    03/07/2018 03:40 PM

    I live out in the country and could actually yell out my window and probably nobody would notice, but I have a little class and am unimaginative that I can’t lie and would get caught lying because I can’t remember anything. I’d tell a different story the next time. I’m really tired of all the political lies. I don’t know how you and Sara can stand to work with politicians and “journalists”.

  • John Teman

    03/07/2018 03:25 PM

    Your daughter, Sarah Sanders, is an incredible and impressive press secretary. Most people would crumble but she fires back sharp, precise answers always.

  • Nancy Knauss

    03/07/2018 02:43 PM

    This is a sad state of affairs - the liberal media is just so pathetic and dishonest. This gentleman needs "help" and indeed they relish his antics on air about the President and such just for ratings - sad, sickening and disgraceful. So thankful for you Mike Huckabee and most of the time, Fox News!

  • Gary L Koch

    03/07/2018 01:28 PM

    The media can always find someone to tell tall tales on any subject. The problems comes in when the tale is proven wrong and how long it takes to prove that. I am wary of this next election as I think there a number of democrat story tellers to shout sexual harassment at the republican candidates with no validity at all to the charge (the only charge that is guilty until proven innocent). Still it has to be conclusive proof because the story will run 24/7 until it is. The Party of the Democrat (no such thing as the Democratic Party) has no platform/ideas to campaign on.

  • Flora Lee Rauch

    03/07/2018 10:51 AM

    So happy you are in the forefront Mike Huckabee! We need you. You are perfect, funny, honest and love the Lord, always getting His inspiration and anointing ....Godblesssss....love to you!

  • Kevin Church

    03/07/2018 09:46 AM

    I’m disgusted with the liberal media. These folks have no idea they will bow before Jesus and give an account for their deception. I’m thankful that you Sir, speak truth! I just can’t believe how far our country has sunk from when I was a child. God be merciful to us and help us return to Him.

  • Anita Moore

    03/07/2018 09:42 AM

    Mike, if this story weren't so pathetic, it would be funny. This guy thinks because so many leaders have done so, he also can bypass the law. In time, however, we all have to pay for our mistakes, one way or another. As I said before, I'll say again; God placed Donald Trump in his position and only God will remove him....in HIS time. False media reports and their dwelling on losers like Nunberg only make themselves look (my mama said never to use this word) 'stupid'. The public is not fooled. We are laughing all the way to the day America re-elects President Trump, that is if Jesus doesn't rapture us as believers first.