So was it that Fox News hires “trashy women,” or that there are too many New Yorkers that are said women? At this point it’s very confusing, because Politico apparently invented a headline and when they were called out, they changed it.
It was apparent that the political publication was attempting to get people to click on this particular article and made up some crazy title, since as those who watch Fox News know, Mike Huckabee is an employee and is also a frequent commentator for the network. Now, the title has changed and it has nothing to do with “trashy women” working at Fox News.
Politico tweeted this about Huckabee’s comments. Clearly, nobody has told the person that manages this Twitter account that the title has changed by now. Oops!
Reporter Adam Larner was the one who penned the controversial title, who misquoted the Governor, as he never mentioned Fox News and “trashy women” in the same sentence. Huckabee was in New York for his radio show at Fox and was quite shocked at the language used by some New Yorkers in a professional setting.
This is Huckabee’s quote, according to News Busters.
“In the South, or in the Midwest, there in Iowa, you would not have people who would just throw the F-bomb or use gratuitous profanity in a professional setting. In New York, not only do the men do it, but the women do it.”
“My gosh, this is worse than locker-room talk. As we would say in the South, that’s just trashy.”
Hot Air reporter Noah Rothman was the first to discover that Politico’s title had nothing to do with Huckabee’s supposed statement about Fox News’ “trashy women.” However, the tweet is clearly misleading and now the political news outlet has corrected its title.
“Really, that’s it. No mention of Fox News at all, nor did he even dwell on the distinctions between men and women using profanity. He said that using profane words in a professional setting was generally obscene no matter who does it.”
Huckabee himself clarified the misleading title on Wednesday with this statement on the Tyler Cralles radio show, which was posted by BuzzFeed Politics.
“I never said anything derogatory about the people at Fox News.”
“I talked about the overall coarseness of conversation and gratuitous profanity that I hear in places in what I call the bubble zoo like New York, Washington and Hollywood, but clearly, the reporters who took those headlines and made those stories up made ’em up out of thin air. It’s an outright lie.”
What do you think about the Fox News “trashy women” controversy created by Politico?
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