Michael Tracey is the student who interviewed FOX News Channel host (and former presidential candidate) Mike Huckabee last week. The full background story, as well as an interview with Michael, can be read here.
Huckabee got in trouble because he said if gay marriage was legalized, it would be a gateway allowing for incest and polygamy to follow.
“That would be like saying, well there’s there are a lot of people who like to use drugs so let’s go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, should we accommodate them?”
“Why do you get to choose that two men are OK but one man and three women aren’t OK?”
Huckabee attempted to defend himself on his show last night.
How did he do that? By reiterating the same bigoted remarks he made earlier… and trying to throw Michael under the bus.
Michael didn’t edit the body of the interview. Huckabee makes a baseless accusation that the full audio wasn’t released. Technically, that could refer to the “hellos” and “goodbyes” which were cut off from the ends of the audio.
Still, he *never* says that he was quoted inaccurately.
Huckabee knows his views are unpopular — and they are. They’re wrong and despicable. Any decent human being should cringe when they hear him deny gay people the right to marriage.
Huckabee tries to satisfy the base by accusing Michael of being the bad guy. He is not the type of man anyone should hold in high esteem — certainly, it’s one of many reasons I would never vote for him.
Michael did his job by asking tough questions. Huckabee just screwed up by admitting what he really believes — that gay people are unworthy of sharing the rights that straight people enjoy.