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Huckabee Slams College Scribe

ABC News reports that former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is “embroiled in a heated war of words with a college newspaper after telling a student reporter that it is ‘disingenuous’ to recognize gay marriage but not polygamy.”

Huckabee hasn’t been shy about his views on gay marriage, but he said the college newspaper “grossly distorted” them when it published the interview on April 9.

“The young college student hopefully will find a career other than journalism,” Huckabee wrote on his web site. “Not only did he attempt to sensationalize my well known and hardly unusual views of same-sex marriage, he also inaccurately reported my views on Michael Steele as GOP chairman – I offered my support and didn’t ‘Rip into Steele’ as his article asserted.”

On whether the embattled RNC chairman should resign, Huckabee told the student reporter it’s up to RNC members, but that “It’s indefensible the way some of the money has been spent.”

Michael Tracy, editor-in-chief of The Perspective, defended the publication and blasted Huckabee for resorting to “ad hominem attacks.”

“Politicians in damage-control mode often stoop to attacking the media so they might avoid being accountable for the substance of their remarks,” Tracy wrote.

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