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Brit Hume v. Sarah Palin
COMMENTARY ^ | March 28, 2012 | Peter Wehner

Posted on 03/27/2012 4:24:11 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Rick Santorum’s profanity-laced outburst at Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times has elicited a fair amount of comment in the political world, as one might imagine – including among Fox News analysts. If you’d like to hear two very different interpretations of Senator Santorum’s reaction, you can watch Brit Hume here and Sarah Palin here.

Hume wasn’t harsh in his critique of Santorum, saying he was probably “fatigued” and showed “some exasperation,” but added that Zeleny is a “reasonable guy” who asked a legitimate question and would have taken Santorum at his word when it came to a clarification. Palin, on the other hand, said this:

Santorum’s response to that liberal-leftist, in-the-tank for Obama press character really revealed some of Rick Santorum’s character. And it was good and it was strong and it was about time because he’s saying enough is enough of the liberal media twisting a conservative’s words, putting words in his mouth, taking things out of context and even just making things up. So when I heard Rick Santorum’s response, I was like ‘Well, welcome to my world Rick’ and ‘Good on ya.’ Don’t retreat. You are saying “enough is enough. I was that glad he called out this reporter. He and the other candidates all of them need to do more of this. Because believe me the American people are tired of what that leftist media continue to do to conservatives.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: enemedia; nytimes; santorum; zeleny

1 posted on 03/27/2012 4:24:18 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
Brit does not like anyone who actually believes God when he says homosexuality is immoral. He likes romney because he know romney has and will push the gay agenda. This stems from the unfortunate suicide of his son who was gay.
2 posted on 03/27/2012 4:28:43 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: RobinMasters

Excellent. I certainly think that Sarah is right and Brit is wrong on this one. I watched the YouTube video and thought that Santorum handled it very well. And I think any reasonable person watching it would have thought the same.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RobinMasters

So I guess Brit would be okay if I asked Mitt if he’s stopped beating his wife yet? Or if Mitt is still married to all of the wives he’s ever had?


4 posted on 03/27/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Linda Frances
Brit Hume

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5 posted on 03/27/2012 4:35:26 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: RobinMasters

I think Peter, Jeff and Brit are full of bullchit...I’m with Sarah on this!


6 posted on 03/27/2012 4:37:13 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Conservatism: "It's either there or it isn't.")
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To: RobinMasters

One BS = profanity laced????? lol...lol


7 posted on 03/27/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Conservatism: "It's either there or it isn't.")
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To: RobinMasters

I’m a Sarah Palin supporter, and I will continue to be one. But there are some rare times when she has been wrong on an issue. This is one of them.

It’s not that she’s wrong about the reporter or that Santorum waws right to call him out. I agree with her on that much.

But Santorum’s choice of language was wrong because there were small children on the rope line who heard it. I’m sure Santorum didn’t stop and think about that, but then again, that’s his problem. He rarely engages his brain before he shoots off his mouth.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 4:39:08 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Linda Frances

Brit’s son was gay? I didn’t know that. And yet, Brit lives in DuPont Circle.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 4:39:43 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: RobinMasters
**** brit hume. He is a just another journolista.

LLS

10 posted on 03/27/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: rabidralph
Not only was Brit Hume's son gay, Mr. Hume blames Newt Gingrich for “outing” his son who ultimately committed suicide.
11 posted on 03/27/2012 4:44:30 PM PDT by MWestMom (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, But the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: Josh Painter
But Santorum’s choice of language was wrong because there were small children on the rope line who heard it.

Sadly, most kids today could melt your eardrums with the language they understand and could use.

12 posted on 03/27/2012 4:52:03 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: MWestMom

But I believe Brit’s son committed suicide the day after he got arrested for drunk driving. So I’m not sure how Newt could be blamed for that. If Brit was a liberal then he could blame Bush.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 4:56:15 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: MWestMom
99.9% of everything you hear about Newt is made up to ruin him. It's an evil campaign against him and it's one of the most despicable things out there. Lefties are scared to death of him because he threatens their power. They trash Sarah the same way, and really did a job on Ollie North in the past. It's a damn shame this lynch mob stuff catches on.
14 posted on 03/27/2012 4:59:25 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: JediJones

Brit won’t take any hard line on the Mittster....Morman fellowship...


15 posted on 03/27/2012 5:02:50 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Cindy of Nashville
99.9% of everything you hear about Newt is made up to ruin him.

I personally don't know if Newt was responsible for outing Brit's son or not. Just stating the reason that Hume literally foams at the mouth when Newt's name is mentioned.

Lefties should be scared of Newt. The leftist machine, which IMO includes the media, has doused many good people with their vile half-truths.

16 posted on 03/27/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT by MWestMom (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, But the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: Linda Frances
The idea that Sandy Hume was gay is an unfounded, and refuted, internet rumor...

Sandy Hume wasn't gay

17 posted on 03/27/2012 5:12:10 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Linda Frances

Brit Hume’s son was gay? This is the first I’ve heard about this. Is that why he left his full-time Fox News gig?


18 posted on 03/27/2012 5:18:15 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
I'm sorry. I read a post where everyone was talking about it like it was fact and common knowledge. I did not mean to slander them. I just really thought it was true.
19 posted on 03/27/2012 5:22:18 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: MWestMom
Mr. Hume blames Newt Gingrich for “outing” his son who ultimately committed suicide.

Man, this is starting to make my head spin.

20 posted on 03/27/2012 5:22:36 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: LibLieSlayer
**** brit hume. He is a just another journolista.

And you are a complete non-thinking idiot. You better get a BIG bus to throw all the supposed conservative traitors under.

Better yet. Let's change the name of this site to: "TRUE" CONSERVATIVES WILL FEEL MORALLY SUPERIOR WHEN THE KENYAN COMMUNIST WINS.

21 posted on 03/27/2012 5:35:30 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: neocon1984

If you think that brit hume is a conservative... you need to rethink using the word “idiot”.

LLS


22 posted on 03/27/2012 5:44:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Linda Frances

That was quite revealing. I knew Hume’s son committed suicide but didn’t know he was gay or the reason for the suicide.


23 posted on 03/27/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Josh Painter

“He rarely engages his brain before he shoots off his mouth”

I think the “He” you are referring to is Gingrich like seeking will-o-the-wisp ideas of “permanent moon-based colonies within eight years.”


24 posted on 03/27/2012 5:54:14 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Elle Bee
The Gawker piece is one of the nastiest pieces of unsourced innuendo I've ever come across. Take this (if you can stomach it:)

the Miami Herald's Marc Caputo has rehashed the "imbroglia" [sic] in a blog post, shining more light on the rumor (though without any reporting) than it has seen in more than a decade.

What that means is Caputo -- with no new facts to report -- engages in wild and malicious speculation. How does one "shed new light" without new facts? It's pure BS.

25 posted on 03/27/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Thanks for posting that. First i’d read it.


26 posted on 03/27/2012 6:06:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Steelfish; All

I’m sorry. I was on another thread a few weeks back. Everyone was talking about Brit’s son.....It sounded like their was no question about the truth of it. I’m ashamed to say I thought it was common knowledge and the truth so I just passed it on. I’m a Christian and should not have done that. Someone just told me it was only internet rumors. I can’t erase what I said, I can only say, I’m sorry.


27 posted on 03/27/2012 6:09:23 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: Linda Frances

No worries.


28 posted on 03/27/2012 6:19:40 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Linda Frances
This stems from the unfortunate suicide of his son who was gay.

Actually his son was homosexual.

If he had been "gay" he would not have committed suicide.

29 posted on 03/27/2012 6:23:46 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Gingrich or Bust.)
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To: RobinMasters

Yes MA’am!!!


30 posted on 03/27/2012 7:25:48 PM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I started lurking here in March 1998 and remember reading suspicions back then about Sandy Hume possibly being gay as a reason for his suicide. I don’t know the truth, but the drinking problem sounds like an adequate explanation.


31 posted on 03/27/2012 7:43:29 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: RobinMasters

Hume is perpetually in a gun fight with a short, dull knife.
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32 posted on 03/27/2012 8:13:57 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Linda Frances

I have no idea if he was homosexual or not, but I do recall seeing Sandy Hume and his father sharing a stage in a CSPAN broadcast prior to his death. I found it in their archives, if anyone is interested. It took place a couple of months before his suicide. Sandy looks pretty grounded to me.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/YoungPeo


33 posted on 03/27/2012 10:30:58 PM PDT by jocwhales
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To: RobinMasters

What a load of crap!

BS is not profanity. It’s a term used by millions everyday.

Brit Hume has been really ‘squirrly’ in his analysis segments as a ‘contributor’ on FNC, after his retirement. He seems to be a different person. He’s lost some of my respect for him over the last year or so.


34 posted on 03/28/2012 2:18:47 AM PDT by octex
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To: Josh Painter; RobinMasters
It’s not that she’s wrong about the reporter or that Santorum waws right to call him out. I agree with her on that much.

No, Santorum and Palin were wrong on the facts in this case. The reporter was not "twisting his words." Santorum probably forgot what he had said.

Romney is a pretty miserable candidate. Santorum could have answered the question with plentiful examples of Romney's flips.

video of santorum saying "the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama. Period.

35 posted on 03/28/2012 3:41:40 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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