Skip to comments.Hugh Hewitt Gets Taken For a Ride
Posted on 07/26/2005 10:05:28 AM PDT by EveningStar
Hugh, my friend, feel thou not slammed. Just a bit of constructive criticism, Froggystyle.
Hosting Hassam Aloush (?) the SoCal head of C A I R for the first two hours of his program today, Hugh unwittingly turned the keys of his radio show over to an organization that has a long track record of apologizing for islamic terror. Im not sure if Hugh was simply unprepared for the interview, or in his zealousness to deconstruct the Tancredo Option that he decided to swing the conversation in the opposite direction.
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His buddy Mark Steyn could have helped him out on all things Islamofascist and dhimmi as well. Mark takes no prisoners and no guff from these CAIR jerks.
Only a surprise to those who have mistaken Hewitt for a conservative.
Hey Hugh...when they say"we don't believe in killing "INNOCENTS", but they don't think Hews and Christians are innocents!!!
Hugh is a good guy and has been good to FR.
I will respectfully disagree about bin Laden. I think he is religious, perverted as his religious wing is. He really does believe his duty is to covert or kill for Allah.
Frankly, I think too many of the Tancredo fetishists find solace in attacking Hewitt rather than defending Tancredo:
Hugh Hewitt on the The Tancredo Blunder
Wishful thinking about Islam - (Diana West answers Hugh Hewitt and Charles Krauthammer!)
Hugh Hewitt, Conservative Fraud
I listened to the show yesterday. I did notice that Hugh was less than thrilled with some of the guy's answers. It will be interesting to see what happens when and if this CAIR guy and Gaffney meet on the air on Hugh's show.
I liked how he handled it.
Reeled him in, let him speak, then made him top in his tracks.
I didn't hear him legitimizing the readical muslim position in any way, and forced the CAIR guys to #1 expose some of what they consider to be mainstream views, but are in fact somewhat radical, and he also forced them to publicly distance themselves from the radical movement.
I understand what you are saying. I just wonder at times whether Hugh, in his search for responsible Muslims, isn't the little boy looking for the pony in the manure pile.
And Catholic High School girls put out and then go to confession.
Hugh has the guy on again today and this time, as promised, Frank Gaffney is on too.
Hugh is indeed a conservative. And I don't have a problem with him having the CAIR guy on. How better to expose and reveal. One of the great things about America? Freedom. And this includes the freedom of anti-Americans to fully expose themselves for as many as will hear, see, or listen.
From the Froggy snip:
Im not sure if Hugh was simply unprepared for the interview, or in his zealousness to deconstruct the Tancredo Option that he decided to swing the conversation in the opposite direction.
I don't think these choices are necessarily linked. Tancredo's words were rash, but also understandable. Having the CAIR guy on only exposes the CAIR guy. How these two items are connected or not, is ultimately, IMHO, irrelevant. And regardless of what may or may not be going on behind the scenes. Besides, having both issues on his show accomplishes exactly what radio show hosts seek and need to stay ON THE AIR: ratings.
He might be doing that. But I doubt it. I have yet to see anything reasonable coming out of CAIR.
What is your evidence for that conclusion?
Are you listening right now? That CAIR guy is really on the defensive.
I used to listen to Hugh while in CA. Can I get him via internet, do you know?
Try http://920wgka.com/ -- the "Listen Live" link is in the upper left hand corner.
Yes. You can get him on the net. The segment has concluded. However, the transcript will be posted at Hugh's site tonight.
Wow, Gaffney ate that guy's lunch.
All he had was "racist!"
Thank you, Angel -- Listening! :)
Thank you, Sweets.
He should have just opened his lines for questions and have fun with it.
Wow. Hugh just pretty much admitted that the guy was out there.
hehehe Hugh always surprises me.
Thanks for the ping Eveningstar. I didn't get to hear the program in question, but my husband did. Also, do you know when Mark Steyn's segment is on now?
One more Hewitt ping.
On foreign issues he is so far out of his depth that he comes out looking like a clown.
He is reduced to asinine exclamations (It's crazy!), which I enjoy throwing back at him (he has absolutely no proof of that!) as he babbles on without a clue.
He pretty much can say anything he wants and there isn't even a sharp Jr High schooler to dispute it. Verbal diahrea and BS. He is so falling all over himself to appear uberPC that I understand he is coming to work in a Kaffiyeh now.
I've been listening to this clown for two years?
Now I'm embarrassed.
Object lesson: pay attention now.
Stick with what you know!
I don't drink kool-aid for anybody, sorry.
Since his ignorant and stupid, and pathetic and relentless attack on Tancredo and ignorant uninformed defense of islamofacism I would just as soon he didn't do us any favors.
He literally knows nothing of history and less about Islam. It shows. He keeps trying to fake it and it shows worse...
But that doesn't alter the fact of what he has become over the years: A boot-licking, PC, George W. Bush suck-up, a Marine Corps wannabe, and now an Islamofascist apologist.
Did you hear Hugh's show the following day? (see link in post #41)
Why do you call Hugh and Lileks dhimmis?