March 20, 2012, - 3:30 pm

Huckabee Uses Limbaugh Advertising “Crisis” to Pimp Competing Show; Attacks “Jewish Reporter”

By Debbie Schlussel

Many have tried to go up against Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated radio show, and all have failed since none have been able to match his audience or influence.  Bill O’Reilly, Fred Thompson, Ed Schultz, you name it–all down to defeat.  But the most disgusting challenger to date is the latest one:  Mike Huckabee, who is using the liberal-left-manufactured “advertising crisis” over the truthful Sandra Fluke comments to try to horn in on Limbaugh’s audience in the same time slot.   Hucksterbee, over the weekend, railed against a “Jewish reporter” on his FOX News show.  He did this while he whined in commiseration with John Ramsey, the never-cleared (contrary to Huckster’s claim) suspect in his dressed-like-a-whore young girl’s murder, who is pimping a new book he wrote to further profit off his daughter’s death.  (The video’s below, and his appalling comment is at approximately 2:40.) For some strange reason, Huckabee found it necessary to selectively emphasize a part in Ramsey’s book that “a JEWISH reporter … tried to get you to ….”


I Don’t Heart Huckabee: Will Go Down to Defeat Against Limbaugh

Here is my prediction on the ever-changing fraud, Hucksterbee: he will fail.  He’ll probably get a few Cumulus stations to replace Rush with his Cumulus-syndicated show.  But Rush will go on competing stations and kick the crap out of the Huckster in the ratings.

Huckster has no moral compass.  He has no ideology.  While, today, he is Israel’s best friend and right wing on the Middle East, not long before that he wrote an article in Foreign Policy magazine attacking U.S. policy in the Middle East and blaming it for our troubles and why terrorists hate us.  Yup, typical left-wing, blame-America-and-Israel BS.  And he wrote that before he was gunning to get his FOX News show and high-paid contributor gig.  He did a 180 when he began running for President.  But we saw his true colors when he attacked the ethnicity and religion of a liberal reporter he didn’t like.  Aren’t there liberal Christian and Muslim reporters?  Of course there are, but Huck wants you to know about the JOOOOS.  Yes, Ramsey wrote about it in his book, but Hucksterbee chose to highlight it and point out the religion on FOX News to appeal to anti-Semites.

And don’t forget when Hucksterbee pardoned a hardened criminal and murderer for no legit reason.  The guy went on to kill several cops.  Yup, he’s not tough on crime or anything else.  Not a conservative.  Just one for when he needs a gazillion zeros in his paycheck.

And that’s why he’ll never beat Rush.  Rush usually believes what he says (not always, and I’ve caught him in plenty of inconsistences, plus he’s admitted to me that he says some things to get under the left’s skin – his absurd support for the United Arab Emirates and Dubai running our ports is one example.)  And audiences know that.  Some audiences are stupid (Exhibit A: Sean Hannity radio show).  But most aren’t–at least not all of the time.  They can tell when someone is feeding them fertilizer.  In most cases, they know Limbaugh means what he says and vice versa.  With the Huckster, they’ll know he’s a fake.

Hucksterbee is selling his show as a “kinder, gentler” conservative talk.  Ain’t no such thing.  No one wants to hear boring NPR-style debates about how soup tastes great hot and ice cream is delish cold.

His show won’t last.  Mark my word.  It may take a few years.  But he’ll dump his show like O’Reilly did or move to a different time slot.  And I, for one, will never listen to this closeted Jew-hater, whose real views came out as he fawned over a murder suspect who might have done it.


Starting April 9, Mr. Huckabee, a Fox News Channel commentator, will go head-to-head with Mr. Limbaugh in a syndicated radio program airing in the noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time, weekday slot.

“The Huckabee Show” will initially air on 140 stations, well short of Mr. Limbaugh’s roughly 600. But the recent drama over Mr. Limbaugh calling a Georgetown law student a “slut” for her comments about contraception insurance coverage has given Mr. Huckabee an opening. Numerous advertisers bolted from “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” and at least two stations dropped the program.

With the slogan “more conversation, less confrontation,” the syndicator behind “Huckabee,” Cumulus Media Networks, has been pitching the new show to advertisers as a less combative alternative to Mr. Limbaugh. Cumulus is a unit of Cumulus Media Inc., CMLS +2.23% which owns 570 radio stations.

Again, no one wants “less combative.” They’re bored by that. Or they’re already listening to National Palestinian Radio (NPR).

“I’m not a person who would call anyone by names that would cause my late mother to come out of her grave and slap me to the floor,” said Mr. Huckabee in an interview.

Uh-huh. I guess his late mother wouldn’t slap him over the “Jewish reporter” comments. Yup, she’d probably like that. He learned it from somewhere.

“It is serendipitous or providential, however you want to look at it,” said Cumulus Media co-Chief Operating Officer John W. Dickey of Mr. Limbaugh’s troubles.

Cumulus itself carries the Limbaugh program on 40 of its stations, including WABC in New York, the nation’s largest radio market. Radio veteran Joel Hollander, a former chief executive of CBS Radio, said “one of the big litmus tests” will be whether Cumulus pulls the Limbaugh show from WABC when its contract expires and picks up the Huckabee program.

I know Joel Hollander. He picked me to guest host for Laura Ingraham, when she quit her CBS radio gig because she was too busy traveling the country to meet up with various male paramours (not kidding and it’s the truth behind what Ed Schultz apologized for telling people). Joel Hollander is a smart guy, so he’d never drop Rush for Hucksterbee, if he were running the stations. Nor will anyone who has a choice and a brain. Cumulus will shove it down some of its stations’ throats, though. And all the breath mints in the world won’t mask the stench.

In an interview, Cumulus’s Mr. Dickey said he would “honor” existing contracts with the Limbaugh show, including at WABC. But he didn’t rule out a switch to Mr. Huckabee in the future. “We are in favor of eating our own cooking,” he said.

The thing is, not all home cookin’ tastes good. Some is unbearable, and you feed it to the dog.

At launch, 50 Cumulus stations will air “Huckabee.”

“Mike Huckabee will pose the most formidable challenge to Limbaugh that I can remember from a conservative hosting in the same time slot and being backed by a major company,” said Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers Magazine, a talk-radio trade journal.

You can’t take anything professional slobberer Michael Harrison says. He also gave a community service award to his gay mancrush, Hannity, while Hannity was using the charity–Freedom Concerts–to scam hundreds of thousands of working-class people out of their hard-earned dollars to pay for his private planes and fancy suites for his entourage of paid panderers. Without slobbering over these people, Harrison has no magazine and no conferences at which he makes big bucks.

And here’s the real money quote, which echoes something I’ve tweeted on Twitter and written to people in e-mails: that no advertiser will be able to reach the Limbaugh-sized audience with any other outlet, not to mention the audience’s income level. So, to stay away is suicide, not smart politics or marketing. The flowers and Valentine’s day companies were stupid to leave, as were the mattress and bed companies. They’ll come back at a premium, if Rush even allows that. We’ll see.

Indeed, some advertisers are likely to stick with Mr. Limbaugh. And as the controversy diminishes, some of the departed may even return, according to media buyers. For marketers, the show is an easy way to reach a large group of highly educated affluent males, Mr. Limbaugh’s core audience, according to media buyers.

And, so, this is the beginning of the launch of the end of Mike Huckabee’s radio show, before it even started. The handwriting is on the wall.

And it doesn’t even matter whether or not the reporter who wrote it is Jewish. Got that, Hucksterbee?

32 Responses

Never liked the Huckster, ever since he ran interference for
that fork-ed tongue McCain in 2008. Of course, the moderate, independent Tsongas-voting Romney is about to have the wool pulled over the eyes of the GOP voters. One would think that by 2012 the GOP voters would no longer tolerate the White House, Axelrod, the reds, the islamists and the misnamed “GOP elites” to lead them ’round by the nose.
I let the party voters do the primaries, but after 52 years, I made an exception today so I could vote against that mudslinger Mutt. whose 100% negative anti-Santorum ads have
cluttered the air waves. So irate, I even shut off the radio when Rush was on ….

Rush will have Huckabee strumming his guitar in the garage in no time.

Otto Schaden on March 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I hate that fraud Huckaphony.

I know a so-called “Conservative” is a know-nothing when they start praising that hokey fraud. I’d rather listen to Limbaugh’s show that consisted of nothing but commercials and dead-air than Huckaphony’s corny bullsh**.

John Batchelor (I am not a fan) wrote a fabulous blurb on Huckaphony way back in 2009 that summed him up so perfectly I STILL read the article to get a laugh.

You’re toast Huckafraud! I am still in shock your goofy Fox News (PAWNN) show is still on the air. You and Fox deserve each other.

Conservatives do not need huge panty-waists like Huckaphony. We can get that horsesh** everyday from the Bush family or moderate middle-of-the-roaders.

And I am glad that Rush handed Bill O’Reilly’s splotchy ass to him years back (the way he treated his female co-hosts was disgusting). I have satellite and ipod and I STILL make sure to listen to Rush because he exposes the Obama-Putin regime better than anyone.

Skunky on March 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Speaking of frauds and phonies…

    transgendered-nonanonymous on March 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      LOLOL. I really got you angry. Good, I love when I do that with facts. Eat it.

      Skunky on March 21, 2012 at 2:42 am

Huckabee’s effort to take advantage of someone else’s distress is hyena like. As for furnishing a kinder and gentler program, Mr. Huckabee seems to forget that that is what AM Radio was stuck with before the end of the Fairness Doctrine late in the Reagan Administration. As FM radio grabbed off virtually all of the music stations from AM, AM was stuck with sports, news, and talk show programming. The Fairness Doctrine, a relic of the New Deal, imposed the burden of furnishing equal time to every conceivable point off view if a controversial topic were discussed. If some individual or group filed a complaint against a station, the FCC would jump in and fine the broadcaster, or even yank their license under some circumstances. Understandably, broadcasters shied away from programming that would create waves. This lovely Fairness Doctrine blanket led to talk shows that chatted with celebrities, pushed cookbooks, medical advice, and other filler programming that few listened to. When the dungeon was opened around 1987-88, Rush Limbaugh appeared out of nowhere in Sacramento at a radio station to try out a new format that would have been unthinkable before. The rest is of course history. Governor Huckabee wants to go back to the bland old days when hosts shamelessly sold their shows as infomercials for guests like Mr. Ramsey and his exploitative book. No, there is no audience for that sort of sludge Mr. Huckabee. If someone has tasted prime rib, why would they go back to dog food? Rush Limbaugh’s listeners want confrontation and controversy, and what is wrong with that? The left invariably prefers conformity and timidity amongs its opponents, while in no way restricting itself in the same way. Air America and other leftist/progressive media outlets have either failed or possess very small audiences. Advertisers know this, or at least they should. If stations or advertisers are intimidated by something as manufactured as the Sandra Fluke controversy, they are quite foolish. You have a very small group of people, who would not be caught dead listening to talk radio, making a lot of noise. You do not even seem much of Sandra Fluke as of late, since she really does not come across all that well. At thirty, it is really hard to pretend that you are an innocent young person. Also, I suspect Sandy’s being so off on what birth control costs arises from an unstated reason.

Worry01 on March 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I never cared much for Huckabee. Now that he’s outed himself as a Jew-disliker (not quite a hater), I care for him even less.

Seek on March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Good article. I can’t stand any pols that enjoy freeing convicted criminals when they leave office. I really dislike it when they DEFEND a horrible decision that end up in a repeat offender offending again. On a radio show he actually said he’d do it again when discussing a freed rapist raping again!!! The criminal should have to live right in the same house as the caesar -like governor that frees them. Hoorrrible person.

samurai on March 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Huckabee is from Arkansas. What other Arkansas Governor is a national figure?

Ever see The Clinton Presidential Erection Library in Little Rock? Seriously, the thing looks like a half-chub. Huckabee’s not all that much different. Inbred idiot.

Occam's Tool on March 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

The campaign against Rush Limbaugh is being led by Media Matters, a tax-exempt, George Soros-funded organization that works with the White House. Mike Huckabee wants to be an accomplice to that? Good grief.

Barry Popik on March 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I wonder if Mr. Harrison, who’s Jewish, would have been as praiseworthy of Gov. Huckabee, had he heard the Governor make a point, last weekend, that a “Jewish reporter” had made an attempt to get a story in an inappropriate manner from Mr. Ramsey?

Neils60 on March 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Debbie, I’m thinking about getting a nose job, changing my name, joining an Episcopalian church, paying retail and mispronouncing Yiddish words so I can be on Huckleberry’s new show. Also if you want to have paramours all over the country I will gladly represent the southeastern United States. I will use Yiddish with you only in private but not in bed B’H.

A1 on March 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Debbie, this is news – refreshing news to me! He actually told you that he doesn’t really support Dubai running our ports? B’cos that’s what turned me off him – bad as I think the Left is, I’ve always believed that Muslims are worse.

Usually, when El Rushbo says that he’s illustrating absurdity by being absurd, one very quickly and easily figures out. He didn’t seem to do that during the Dubai Ports episode. On this one, Vannity happened to be right. But he doesn’t get it on Islam – immediately after 9/11, in the imaginary interview he did w/ Osama in the Limbaugh Letter (in these interviews, he’d put public statements of people he’s never met or talked to, put his questions above them, and make it look like an interview. The style was brilliant!), he told Osama that Islam recognizes Jewish claims on Israel. The quran does nothing of that sort – it considers Muslims as the real children of Israel, and Jews as apes and rats who were transformed into that by allah for not observing the sabbath. El Rushbo was informed and brilliantly analytical on a lot of things, but sadly, as is often the case, Islam was not one of them.

On Huckabee, when he used to be lambasted the last time he ran for prez, I used to initially sympathize w/ him on the grounds that his merely being religious was not a reason to dis him, just like in the case of Santorum. But he’s since proved himself to be a bigot – attacking Romney over his LDS and now, w/ Ed Ramsey, attacking that ‘Jewish reporter’. I’d really like to see him try and steal an audience by being unrelentlessly anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic – that will be the day! He can even become a hero w/ some CAIR fatwas going his way.

Infidel on March 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

It seems to be the consensus here that Huckabee is a phony, so I’m going to present a dissenting view. I know people from church who voted for Huckabee because he is ordained. There, that means all you guys are wrong!

CornCoLeo on March 20, 2012 at 11:56 pm

“He did a 180 when he began running for President.”

Gee doesn’t that sound like Mitt Romney?

Charly on March 21, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Charly, as your “name” suggests, you are more than slow.

    No one here is a fan of Mitt Romney so you’re not gonna upset us with your swipes at him.

    If we vote for him in November it is because we are voting against Obama-Putin.

    Now you have to go and figure out from your Liberal Overlords what to do with THAT info. Run along little swaggie…

    Skunky on March 21, 2012 at 2:47 am

Skunky, you truly are an idiot as well as a stupid racist. I didn’t say anyone here was a fan of Mitt Romney. Don’t read what’s not there, moron.

Charly on March 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

    By your overreaction Charly, you just proved Skunky’s point. You should think before posting. It will increase your credibility.

    Worry01 on March 22, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Worry01, you make less sense than Skunky. When you defend a fool, you make yourself look like an even bigger one.

      Charly on March 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

can not stand huckabee’s phony, paul harvey rip-off radio spots… he sickens me. always has.

never knew he was a jew-hater. limbaugh will mop the floor with this imposter; the american people hunger for genuine and authentic celebs, public figures and politicians and instinctively reject those who are less so.

KIRCHE on March 21, 2012 at 9:47 am

Huckabee is no anti-semite. He merely was trying to display the ways others tried to find out what really happened. And having people posing as repairmen to tap their phones or having a Catholic person at his church have a Jewish reporter fooloww and sit beside him”.

Huckabee is a strong supporter of Israel. Even up here he routinely gives speeches in synagogues.

But on this case – it does not pass the smell test!

Bill Co2 on March 21, 2012 at 11:45 am



    Bill Co2 on March 21, 2012 at 11:49 am


Janne on March 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

He did not “attack Jewish reporter. All he said was a reporter who was Jewish followed him into a catholic church.

SUPPOSE it was the reverse? A Jewish family suspected and a Catholic or a muslim followed them and sat beside them in a synagogue? Would you say ” a christian reporter did that?”?

This is not anti-semitism!!!!!!!!!!

Get real!

A 7 year old girl in France tried to run away from the algerian muslim racist murderer whpo escaped from obama’s afghan jail. and that muslim piece of sheot grabbed the girl by her hair and shot her in the head!

that is anti-semitism.

Bill Co2 on March 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Nobody pays attention to the Huckster – does anyone even watch his show on Fox – does anyone even watch Fox anymore. I stopped watching fox when I found out the Muslims own a large stake in the company – if I want propaganda shoved down my throat I can watch CNN, MSNBC and now Fox. I’ll stick with the alternative media on the internet.

MRobs on March 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Great article Debbie, I did not know his views on Jews, I wont ever support the huckster for anything.

Clinton on March 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Its apparent both are sympatico, Ramsey initially may have felt his attack on the “Jewish” reporter was justifed, however as both are on the tube dealing the ‘Jew” card from the bottom of the deck displays an obvious cloying play for a mostly right wing “Jewish conspiracy” audience consisting of hard core “Christian appearing” Jew haters like David Duke, to defrocked Klan dragons doning suits and ties to join the Tea Party.
Huckerbee was wierd from the get go.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts, he’s a classic Trojan horse.

Ron Wolf aka "Columbo" on March 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    huckabee REGULARLY gives speechesall over north america in synagogues becausae he hares jews/ and all those congrations keep inviting?

    i guess they are not as SMART as you.

    This is the worst article ever written on this blog.

    POINT IS SIMPLY a JEWISH reporter hassled this guy right in a catholic church.

    huckabee or ANY rational person would have said the same if the reverse occurred. a catholic reporter follows a jewish guy into a synagogue.


    Bill Co2 on March 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Hucksterberry is putting on weight, not that I have anything against overweight people.

His show is DOA.

lexi on March 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I really can’t stand Huckabaloney. This is the same jerkwad who pardoned a criminal who went on to kill a couple of cops. He also twisted himself into a pretzel while trying to defend said pardon. He is nothing but a fake phony RINO who was a spoiler for McVain in the 2008 republican primary. I have news for this clown. He will never measure up to the Maha Rushie. That other jealous moron loofah boy Oh Really tried that and he went down almost as quickly as Rosie O’Doughnut’s stupid show did on the OWN channel. Good luck Huckaschmuck. You’re going to need it.

Ken b on March 21, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Since she’s now unemployed, maybe Rosie O’Dumbass could get on board as a co-host.

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