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  • Hewitt Zings Joy Reid on Hillary ‘Fleeing State Department’ on Night of Benghazi

    09/25/2016 12:08:58 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You know that feeling when during an interview or a debate your guy is hit with a question, and you sit there just praying that he will give a certain answer? Wish fulfilled for this Insurrectionist during Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today. Reid asked conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt whether he doesn’t “worry” about how a President Donald Trump would make a life-or-death decision given his “comportment and demeanor.” Shot back the nimble Hewitt: “No. I am much more worried about Secretary Clinton fleeing the State Department at 1:00 A.M in the morning on the night of Benghazi.” Zing! View the...
  • The 5 Stooges Who Ruined Their “Conservative” Careers By Joining “NeverTrump”

    08/07/2016 9:17:26 AM PDT · by AuntB · 243 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | May, 2016 | Truthfeed
    There was a time when people like Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, and Erick Erickson were powerful voices within the Conservative movement. That was BT or “Before Trump,” when most American Conservatives were asleep at the wheel and operating on status quo neo-conservative autopilot, completely unaware that the maverick radio voices we hailed as rebels, were actually globalist shills-for-hire. The silent majority was silent because we were napping, however, Trump has awakened the slumbering giant and we’re hip to the globalist trick played upon us by so-called radio conservatives, politicians, media, and pundits, who subtly pepper falsehoods like, amnesty is good,...
  • Pence Mocks Hillary for Speech That Put Her Husband to Sleep

    07/29/2016 10:19:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    As Katie noticed, Bill Clinton couldn't stay awake during his wife's historic speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night. Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine even felt the need to try and block the camera from noticing the embarrassing moment. Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday that would never happen to the GOP nominee's audience. "Let me assure you, having been on the road with Donald Trump most of this week, there would never be a need for an elbow," Pence said. "I’ve never been around anybody who’s more energetic, more determined, more focused....
  • Hugh Hewitt: Winners and losers in Cleveland

    07/25/2016 6:56:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    ...Donald Trump came, saw and conquered. His children went four for four in terrific speeches with Ivanka almost stealing the night from her father. But it was the original Trump who milked his long Thursday night speech — purposeful and a ratings bonanza — to lay out his message in disciplined, audience-by-audience focused fashion... Five stars for all the Trumps...
  • Shapiro's Fiery Speech At Western Conservative Summit: People Who Sacrifice Conservatism On The

    07/04/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/3/16 | Robert Kraychuck
    The Western Conservative Summit, organized by the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University, convened this weekend, with luminaries speaking including prospective GOP nominee Donald Trump, Senators Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TV star Phil Robertson, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, radio hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Erick Erickson, and Daily Wire Editor-in Chief Ben Shapiro. The video of Shapiro's previous appearance at the summit two years ago is the most widely-viewed video of any speech ever given at the summit, and this time was no different; of all the speeches given, Shapiro's speech was...
  • Hugh Hewitt reverses on Trump

    06/16/2016 4:20:13 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nick Gass
    A week after Hugh Hewitt called on the Republican National Committee to change its convention rules if Donald Trump could not change himself, the conservative radio host has signaled that he is back on-board supporting the party's presumptive nominee.
  • Rubio Contemplates Senate Run After Orlando Shooting

    06/13/2016 1:38:54 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 38 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6-13-16 | Niels Lesniewski
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that seeking another term as a senator from Florida has not been part of his family's plan, but the mass shooting Sunday in Orlando has given him pause about his future. "My family and I will be praying about all this, and we'll see what I need to do next with my life with regards to how I can best serve," the former presidential candidate told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. 50 people including the gunman were killed in the shooting at a gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando early Sunday morning. Hewitt asked if Rubio...
  • Hugh Hewitt Says GOP Should Change Rules & Dump Trump At Convention

    06/08/2016 12:55:52 PM PDT · by mericanpatriot · 85 replies
    www.downstreampolitics.com ^ | 06/08/2016 | Jack Knox
    On the day that Donald Trump secured the delegates necessary to become the Republican nominee with 75% of the vote in California and 80% of the vote in New Jersey, radio personality Hugh Hewitt called for Republican insiders to change the convention rules and deny Trump the nomination he has definitively won at the polls. So much for elections...
  • Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Calls On GOP To Take Drastic Action Against Trump

    06/08/2016 5:48:02 PM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 8, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt believes Republican delegates should change the convention rules and nominate someone other than Donald Trump for president. On his Wednesday morning show, Hewitt likened sticking with the presumptive GOP nominee to “ignoring Stage 4 cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it.” “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours,” he said.
  • Hugh Hewitt: GOP Should Change Convention Rules to Dump Trump

    06/08/2016 8:08:41 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 162 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Alex Swoyer
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt suggests the Republican Party should change the rules ahead of the GOP National Convention so presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump can be replaced. “It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” Hewitt says. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours.” “I wanna support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee. Because we’re going to get killed with this nominee,” he added.
  • Talk-radio event airs ‘disruption’

    05/21/2016 6:35:34 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 30 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05/21/2016 | Tom Shattuck
    Virtually every prominent mover and shaker in talk radio gathered at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y., yesterday for the “Talkers 2016: Bridging the Generations” conference. On stage, radio hosts and industry experts spoke of the “disruption” in the industry — the challenges and opportunities brought on by the technical innovation sweeping every facet of communications. In the halls, I asked a few famous talkers about the astounding “disruption” of this year’s presidential election, in which modern politics has been turned on its head.
  • Hugh Hewitt: Donald Trump Is A Disruptive Innovator

    05/16/2016 4:40:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 16,2016 | Pam Key
    Hewitt said, “I did have Reince on my radio show this morning. I agree with him—this campaign is so fundamentally different it’s hard to gauge who cares what about anything. There’s a great book out there, it’s probably the most important business book of the last twenty years, by Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School, called the Innovator’s Dilemma. It talks about the fact that sometimes customers are overwhelmed by disruptive innovators. Donald Trump is that. He has interrupted everything about this cycle. And media has trouble. “President Obama and Hillary Clinton has trouble figuring out what to do with...
  • Who Needs an Open GOP Convention?

    03/18/2016 12:10:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-17-2016 | ROGER L SIMON
    Hugh was reading from his own CNN op-ed, "Get ready for an open Republican convention." The gist of his argument is that Trump will probably not make the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination outright.  Then, at the convention, after the first ballot when Trump's delegates must vote for him, they will start to hemorrhage for other candidates, mainly Cruz, who, via his vaunted ground game, has implanted the state delegations with representatives secretly sympathetic to the Texas senator. Hugh calls them Cruz's "double agents." Hewitt (dubbed "NostrHUGHdamus" by a listener) predicts the nomination eventually will fall to a Cruz-Kasich or Kasich-Cruz ticket. Never mind that these...
  • Conservative Radio Host Hugh Hewitt Praises Obama for 'Superb' Mosque Address

    02/04/2016 7:00:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/3/16 | Josh Feldman
    President Obama's address at a U.S. mosque today did not receive that many plaudits on the right, but conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt reacted to it with praise: Hugh Hewitt @hughhewitt POTUS speech at mosque is superb. Yes, you read that right. Superb.
  • National Review loses GOP debate sponsorship over anti-Trump issue

    01/23/2016 5:02:45 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2016 | David Weigel
    The Republican National Committee has ended a debate partnership with National Review after the venerable conservative magazine devoted its new issue to a "symposium" of reasons why voters should reject Donald Trump's presidential campaign. "We expected this was coming," the magazine's publisher Jack Fowler wrote in a blog post late Thursday night, just 90 minutes after the symposium went live. "Small price to pay for speaking the truth about The Donald." RNC spokesman Sean Spicer Fowler's account of events, and added in a comment to Buzzfeed's Rosie Gray that "a debate moderator can't have a predisposition." That leaves CNN, Salem...
  • Mark Steyn On New Yorkers’ Amnesia Of How Bad It Was In The 70s

    01/03/2014 7:11:35 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | Mark Steyn
    HH: But we begin, and how appropriately so, on the first live show of 2014 with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. Hello, Mark, Happy 2014. MS: Hey, yeah, Happy New Year, and congratulations on the book, Hugh. It’s the perfect match of author and subject, because you are the optimistic man. And I sometimes feel that leads you a little bit astray on the political field, but this is perfect terrain for you, all the important stuff. HH: Well, whenever I start to go like the floating uncle in Mary Poppins, I go get my After America book down...
  • Trump Says He Supports Reauthorizing Patriot Act, NSA Metadata Collection

    01/04/2016 10:54:20 AM PST · by TBP · 63 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | Barry Donegan
    "I tend to err on the side of security," said 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the Hugh Hewitt Show. 2016 Republican presidential candidate and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump said that he supports reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT Act and bulk cell phone metadata collection by the National Security Agency in an interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show earlier this month. In the above-embedded clip, Hewitt asks Trump, “On metadata collection, Ted Cruz is glad the NSA got out of it. Marco Rubio wants it back. What’s Donald Trump think?” “Well, I tend to err on the side...
  • This Moment Explains Why Trump Doesn't Get Hurt by the Things He Says

    12/16/2015 2:45:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cookie went and rolled off the answer Trump gave to the question from Hugh Hewitt about whether he will run third party or not. This is what I talked about at the opening of the program where Trump drops the performance persona and communicates. This is an example of many; these things happen frequently in his personal appearances. I'm only illustrating this, or mentioning it, because so many people still wonder how it is that Trump doesn't get hurt by what some people think are the stupid things he says or the ignorant things he says or...
  • VANITY about an article from November 20, 2015 Time Magazine: CNN Announces Criteria for Next Republ

    Chuck Todd On The Latest Terrorism News HH: Yeah, because Chris Christie said last hour on this program I wonder if the President is going to mock me as a tough guy now for worrying about widows, because this was a black widow. That is where my observation is taking me. And Christie just hammered the President. (Excuse us, Christie does not hammer Obama more than Trump. Christie is only trying to become a mini Trump) What do you think happens now inside the White House on their reluctance to use the term Islamist terror, on the jayvee stuff coming...
  • Ted Cruz’s Truth Bomb About Criminals Has Liberals ENRAGED

    12/01/2015 9:42:51 AM PST · by Isara · 52 replies
    Federalist Papers ^ | December 1, 2015 | Robert Gehl
    When Sen. Ted Cruz declared that the majority of criminals are Democrats, it was a masterful stroke. The media is going crazy over the declaration, claiming it's outrageous.On Hugh Hewitt's radio show Monday, Cruz said that the Planned Parenthood shooting has really displayed the ugly underbelly of the media. You know, every time you have some sort of violent crime or mass killing, you can almost see the media salivating, hoping, hoping, desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican so they can use it to try to paint their political enemies.""Now listen, here's the simple and undeniable...
  • Senator Ted Cruz ... (interview with Hugh Hewitt today)

    11/30/2015 5:38:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | November 30, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt and Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz On The Planned Parenthood Attacks, The Freedom Act, 2016, Illegal Immigration And More Senator Ted Cruz, surging in Iowa, joined me on today's show: ...
  • Scarborough to Hugh Hewitt on Clinton Coverage: 'You're Full of It, Owe Me Apology'

    11/09/2015 7:13:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, an incensed Joe Scarborough told Hugh Hewitt he was "full of it," and that "you owe me an apology." Scarborough was steamed that Hewitt seemed to suggest that Joe was part of the "Manhattan-DC Beltway elite" that refused to cover Hillary's scandals. Scarborough said "I put my neck on the line every day here," covering Hillary and criticizing media bias. View the video here.
  • Mark Steyn: Ted Cruz Punches Back

    10/30/2015 6:55:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 32 replies
    Steynonline ^ | October 30, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    ...HUGH HEWITT: Now Mark Steyn, on two levels, and we'll talk about the substance, but there is art in that response. There is a man who's litigated successfully nine times before the Supreme Court, who managed without taking notes to retain every personal attack, reframe them, repackage them, repurpose them into a counterattack on the panel expertly. It was actually art.MARK STEYN: Yeah, and that's the Ted Cruz I like, Hugh. The criticism of Ted Cruz this election cycle has been that he's been too canned and too rehearsed, and he uses his talking points. And when he does that,...
  • Here’s Why 'President Trump' Might Dump the F-35

    10/24/2015 7:46:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 56 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 23, 2015 | Martin Matishak
    Donald Trump boasts, “I’m the most militaristic person there is,” and that he’d build a military force so robust “no one is going to mess” with the U.S. Yet at his core, Trump is a businessman. So when the Republican presidential frontrunner looks at the Defense Department’s multi-billion dollar F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, he sees a lousy deal. During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, the real estate mogul said he has received briefings on the fighter jet effort and that it has “big problems.” “I’m hearing that our existing planes are better. And one of the...
  • Donald Trump On Today’s Benghazi Hearing and State of the 2016 Race (interviewed by Hugh Hewitt)

    10/22/2015 6:41:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    HughHewitt.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt and Donald Trump
    Donald Trump joined me today top discuss the Benghazi hearing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the state of the 2016 GOP race for the nomination to face her in the general election: ... Transcript: HH: On a day of huge headlines from Capitol Hill and from polling around the country, Donald Trump has surged to a commanding lead in the Washington Post/ABC poll. He’s ahead in the Bowling Green University poll in Ohio, and in fact, he leads every poll I’ve seen except one with Iowa. We’ll talk about that, but Donald Trump, welcome back to the...
  • Scarborough Suggests Hugh Hewitt Has 'Tingle Up the Leg' for Rubio

    10/16/2015 5:42:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough swung a double-edged sword on today's Morning Joe, swiping simultaneously at his MSNBC colleague Chris Matthews and at radio host and debate panelist Hugh Hewitt. The subject was Marco Rubio, with Hewitt calling him "the most dynamic speaker the Republican party has seen ever, since Lincoln." "Since Lincoln," asked Scarborough incredulously—"do you have a tingle going up your leg?" Scarborough said that rather than recalling Lincoln, "when I see Marco speaking, I'm seeing a guy that's running for student government." View the video here.
  • Hewitt slams House Freedom Caucus

    10/12/2015 12:53:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Sunday slammed Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) and the House Freedom Caucus for "holding the House hostage" and blocking Republicans from electing a successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who wants to resign at the end of the month. Hewitt said on NBC's "Meet The Press" that he hopes Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — who has said he doesn't want to be Speaker — will change his mind. Hewitt then criticized Brat, who was on the roundtable, and the conservative House Freedom Caucus for giving Ryan a tepid response. "There's like 15 of you...
  • Senator Ted Cruz On Speaker Contest, Dealing With POTUS (Audio & Transcription)

    10/09/2015 2:37:43 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz joined me on the show today:Audio: 10-08hhs-cruzTranscript:HH: Joined now by United States Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz, welcome, itÂ’s good to speak with you. TC: Hugh, thank you for having me. ItÂ’s always a pleasure to be with you.HH: Quite an amazing day in Washington, D.C.TC: Yes.HH: You have an extraordinary amount of influence on the House of Representatives. What do you think they ought to do?TC: Well, it has been an extraordinary day. Kevin McCarthyÂ’s dropping out, I think, surprised everybody. And you know, what I think they should do is what I have both publicly...
  • Meet the Four Kinds of GOP Voters

    09/28/2015 6:27:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-28-2015 | HUGH HEWITT
    First, there are the GOP’s “True Believers,” to use Eric Hoffer’s term. Among the four categories of voters, the True Believers in 2016 have already picked a candidate and are sticking to him come hell or high water—at least unless and until he drops out or wins. It’s clear that the True Believers are lining up primarily behind Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rick Santorum or Donald Trump. The second category of GOP voters are the “Buckley Voters,” so-called because they tend to follow the “Buckley Rule” and support the most conservative candidate they see...
  • Trump calls for Indian intervention if Pakistan becomes ‘unstable’

    09/23/2015 2:34:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | September 23, 2015 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States should use India’s help to deal with Pakistan if it becomes ‘unstable’ in the future. “You have to get India involved. India’s the check to Pakistan,” Trump said, during his appearance on a radio talk show. Trump’s statement came in response to Hewitt’s question regarding what he would do if Pakistan, “the most dangerous country in the world other than Iran,” became ‘unstable’. Asked whether he would send in US troops to neutralise Pakistan’s nuclear capability should the country go rogue, Trump replied that he would not reveal his...
  • Hugh Hewitt interviewed Donald Trump today - replay tonight

    09/21/2015 3:40:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    See body of thread | September 21, 2015
    Hugh Hewitt interviewed Donald Trump today. The interview took place during the first two segments (about 22 minutes including commercials) of Hugh's show. It was friendly and covered several subjects. You can listen to the replay here tonight. Click "LISTEN LIVE". 6 Pacific / 7 Mountain / 8 Central / 9 Eastern
  • Mika To Hugh Hewitt: You're 'Uncomfortable Being Honest' About CNN Debate Format

    09/18/2015 6:28:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the view of this NewsBuster, Hugh Hewitt is the ablest conservative interviewer on radio. So it was surprising to see him serve as such a loyal CNN soldier on today's Morning Joe. Hewitt, a member of the CNN panel at Wednesday's GOP debate, refused to complain about the paltry opportunities he was given to question the candidates. And defending the fact that Donald Trump had been given twice Scott Walker and Mike Huckabee's airtime, Hewitt said that while "unfortunate," Jake Tapper had done a "marvelous" job of allocating time. That was too much for Mika Brzezinski, who bluntly told...
  • Two Winners and Four Losers in CNN’s GOP Debate

    09/17/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/17/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Here’s my 10-minute summary of the CNN Republican debate (which should have been renamed the CNN-Pssst-did-you-hear-that-nasty-thing-one-Republican-said-about-another-Republican debate):The Winners: Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina were the two standouts in Wednesday’s debate.Rubio brought an appealing mix of the common touch and tough talk on foreign policy to the debate stage. Unlike some other candidates, he didn’t seem like he was elbowing his way into the debate, so it “felt” like he was a featured speaker. He sounded like the grownup in the room when he tussled with Trump on foreign policy. Trump grimaced and rolled his eyes, but offered no substantive...
  • Donald Trump’s Grand Inquisitor (Hugh Hewitt)

    09/16/2015 1:56:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 15, 2015 | Todd S. Purdum
    Hugh Hewitt drew Trump’s ire with a smart question. On Wednesday night, the conservative talk radio host will be ready for round 2 ... Hewitt declined for obvious reasons to detail potential debate questions. But he showed off a spreadsheet grid he’s made to keep track of each candidate’s “at-bats,” in an effort to assure that all are heard from. And his basic philosophy is simple. “Trying to channel the Republican primary voter who is undecided—or, what’s the term, loosely attached—and what they would want to know,” he explains. “And one of those things is who’s the best positioned to...
  • The Obnoxious and Important Questions I Would Ask At The GOP Debate

    09/14/2015 4:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    CNN’s Republican debate on September 16th will be conducted with dignity and gravitas by questioners like Hugh Hewitt and Jake Tapper, who will treat the candidates with a level of respect and courtesy that many of them just don’t deserve. They have to. I don’t. On behalf of all infuriated conservatives, I demand the right to interrogate the candidates myself. I get to ask a question and a follow-up, and here are the rules. First, answer the damn question. It insults me when you think I’ll somehow forget what I asked, so bewitching is your oratory. Second, answer, then stop talking....
  • Hugh Hewitt: 'There Are No Gotcha Questions'

    09/07/2015 2:30:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/7/2015 | Joe Schaeffer
    Talk radio host Hugh Hewitt has said in the wake of last week's controversial foreign policy interview with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that "I deplore 'gotcha questions,'" yet he's repeatedly defended asking them in the past and even says on his website that there's no such thing as a "gotcha question."
  • Next debate moderator accused of 'gotcha questions'

    09/07/2015 1:44:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 108 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | September 7, 2025 | Guardian Web
    The conservative radio host accused of asking Donald Trump “gotcha” questions in an interview this week has denied the charges, saying he has no favorites and will ask “hard questions” of all candidates later this month when he acts as a questioner in the second Republican primary debate. “I don’t do gotcha questions,” Hugh Hewitt told CNN on Sunday, adding that Trump had had a “great interview” in which he had been “very sophisticated” and “almost Nixonian” in other answers. In the interview, broadcast on Thursday, Trump confused Iran’s Quds force with the Kurds and said he would know the...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 6:42:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 153 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions. Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.”
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt.Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions.Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.”She added that the public doesn’t “give a flying flip” which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by might be...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 8:41:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/6/15 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions. Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.” She added that the public doesn’t “give a flying flip” which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by...
  • Trump Publicly Bashed Hugh Hewitt After Praising Him In Private (Trump First Praised Hugh Hewitt?

    09/05/2015 11:46:07 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 49 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/5/2015 | Allegra Kirkland
    Donald Trump trashed conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Twitter early Saturday morning, a day after Hewitt denied asking Trump "gotcha questions" during an appearance on his show. ... "Why would a very low ratings radio talk show host like Hugh Hewitt be doing the next debate on @CNN. He is just a third-rate "gotcha guy! A producer for Hewitt's radio show responded by posting a handwritten note Trump left for the host telling him it was a "great honor" to appear on his show. ...
  • Trump Rips Hugh Hewitt on Twitter for His ‘Low Ratings’ Because Of Course

    09/05/2015 8:33:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 102 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/5/15 | Josh Feldman
    There is one very important metric Donald Trump likes to judge someone’s merit on: ratings. He constantly talks about how good The Apprentice did in the ratings and most of the time, when he wants to express his dislike of someone, he goes after their ratings (though he couldn’t exactly do that with Megyn Kelly). -snip- Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3 hours ago New Jersey, USA Very low ratings radio host Hugh Hewitt asked me about Suleiman, Abu Bake al-Baghdad, Hassan Nasrallah and more - typical "gotcha" questions Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3 hours ago New Jersey, USA Why would...
  • Hugh Hewitt's Face-Off With Donald Trump Draws Profile In Washington Post

    09/05/2015 7:54:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    All Access Music Group ^ | 9/4/15 | AAMG
    SALEM RADIO NETWORK host HUGH HEWITT's tough questioning of guest DONALD TRUMP, and TRUMPs subsequent insults thrown at HEWITT, have earned the veteran radio talker a lengthy profile in the WASHINGTON POST. The POST's examination of HEWITT, whose probing of TRUMP on foreign policy issues exposed the candidate's uncertainty and drew a lambasting from TRUMP as a "third-rate announcer," notes that despite HEWITT's open conservatism and Republican Party ties, he "has a reputation for facilitating rich and respectful on-air conversations with guests whose own political loyalties lie far afield from his own" and has close ties with powerful figures across...
  • Trump bluffs past another crisis

    09/05/2015 7:39:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/5/15 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Foreign policy gaffe prompts a familiar strategy: Don’t apologize, strike back at questioner. Donald Trump’s enemies have been waiting for his Sarah Palin moment. On Thursday night, they thought they had it. Trump whiffed on a foreign policy query about the leaders of major terrorist organizations and of Iran’s Quds Force. His ignorance of General Qasem Soleimani and his inability to distinguish between the “Quds Force” and the Kurdish people immediately became the focus of the national conversation. But then the event took a distinctly Trumpian turn: The candidate not only didn’t apologize or express any regret, he launched an...
  • Rand Paul defends Donald Trump’s response to ‘gotcha’ interview

    09/04/2015 7:48:27 PM PDT · by z taxman · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Davie Weigel
    From the moment he walked onto the Republican debate stage in Cleveland, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been Donald Trump's most relentless critic. He has called him a "fake conservative," a "chameleon," a man who "buys and sells politicians." Long before former Florida Jeb Bush hit Trump with a video of his most liberal statements, Paul had his campaign team on the case. Yet in a Friday interview with Michael Smerconish, first spotlighted by Mediaite's Matt Wilstein, Paul got a chance to mock Trump's stumbling "commander in chief interview" with Hugh Hewitt. He did not take it. Instead, he defended...
  • The Establishment Can't Even Criticize Trump Correctly

    09/04/2015 2:09:47 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    Redstate ^ | 9/3/2015 | Neil Stevens
    My distaste for Trump is well documented at this point, but when I read this evening about Hugh Hewitt’s interview of Donald Trump, I was struck by how terrible Hewitt’s whole line of questioning is. Hewitt – who gave Harriet Miers a “solid B+” and thought that was good enough – has essentially declared that Al Gore would have been a better President than George Bush. That’s how incompetent the establishment’s favorite radio host is at criticizing Donald Trump. Remember the gotcha games they played with George W. Bush? And how Al Gore was supposedly to be a better President...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Donald Trump's Criticism Won't Change My Questions For CNN Debate

    09/04/2015 12:16:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 4, 2015 | Michael Calderone
    Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said Friday that Donald Trump’s dismissal of him as a “third-rate radio announcer” won’t affect his plans for the Sept. 16 Republican debate on CNN. “His critique won't change my debate questions or prep,” Hewitt told The Huffington Post. The Trump-Hewitt spat offers another subplot for the much-anticipated debate and comes on the heels of the real estate developer’s quarrel with the previous debate’s co-moderator, Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
  • Rubio: Trump's foreign policy answers 'very concerning'

    09/04/2015 11:21:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is questioning Donald Trump's foreign policy chops after the GOP presidential front-runner appeared to stumble in a recent interview. “If you don’t know the answer to these questions, then you are not going to be able to serve as commander in chief,” Rubio said during a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to CNN. “This should be part of the reason why you are running, because you understand the threats that the world is facing, you have deep understanding and you understand what to do about it,” he said without naming Trump. “And if someone...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Let All Illegal Kids Stay 'Right Here, Right Now'

    09/04/2015 10:35:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/14 | Tony Lee
    “Right now the country ought to act to end the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of what are, in effect, orphans and strangers in our land,” he wrote in a Politico op-ed. “The very young among them should find ‘forever families’ right here, right now.” According to Hewitt, the illegal immigration children “should become Americans” as soon as possible. Hewitt said “if a child under 13 can identify a parent, the child should be re-united with the parent immediately” while the parent waits to get amnesty from future immigration legislation. If “children under 13 cannot identify a parent, they...
  • Make the Border Kids Americans

    09/04/2015 10:24:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/14 | HUGH HEWITT
    Approximately 90,000 minors have entered the country in the two years since President Obama, whether out of the best of intentions, cynical political calculation or as another of his serial expressions of incompetence, allowed the idea to take hold abroad that kids who were brought to the country would be allowed to stay. Numbers are swelling rapidly and detention centers are bursting at the seams. Among them are thousands of unaccompanied Central American children—approximately 52,000 since October, according to federal records. -snip- Right now the country ought to act to end the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of what...