June 8, 2016

Transcript via Media Matters:

HUGH HEWITT: His challenge tonight was to drain the toxicity -- I want to go back to Nicolle Wallace's comments at the beginning of the program tonight. He's entered into the most toxic region of America. He's gotten race wrong three times with his down the Trump tower speech on Mexican illegal immigrants being rapists, with the David Duke KKK comment, and then with the worst 72 hours of his campaign in over the last three days. In this speech, he wasn't just tin-eared, it was cobalt eared at the end when he said, "We will take care of our African-Americans." I actually cringed when I heard that. There was a great three lines in there about Secretary Clinton's foreign policy failures. But I was at the end of this saying, Paul Ryan is still thinking about that I cover that said, "I'm with racist," perhaps the most bludgeoning cover I've seen since the "Drop dead" cover for Gerald Ford. I don’t think he did anything to stop the panic. I'm with James Carville. I think a lot of people are still looking at, the plane is headed towards the mountain. This could be 2006 again. The inflection point today, Brian, I think is, up until today, or over the last 24 to 48 hours, people are thinking, we might lose the Senate, but he might win. If he names a good Vice President, good Sec Def, good Sec State, he could pull this out. And then they began to realize over the last 48 hours, he could lose the House, the Senate, governorships, state legislatures, it's a panic mode. And that speech because the reasons Rachel articulated did not take it away.

BRIAN WILLIAMS (HOST): So Hugh, what do you do, what does that mean? You can see on radar, the plane headed to the mountain, in your words, what does it mean?

HEWITT: New pilots. You get a Vice President, you get a Secretary of Defense, you get a Secretary of State, you surround yourselves with a team, because one thing that Carville said, James said this two hours ago, there is no campaign. There isn't -- they had to bring Chris Christie across the river. They had to rush in reinforcements. I assume that Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka were involved, as well. There isn't any structure there. There isn't depth. And the writing in the speech, Chris Matthews is a former ghost writer, so am I, it was just pedestrian. Tell me what we take away from that other than the cringe-worthy moments and the fact that he didn't insult anybody, and he got "PPP" wrong when it was shouted out to him, "TPP," he said, "PPP." And I think every Republican that is on the ballot across the country is wondering, do I get my resume better? Do I start calling around and finding a job?

The person who doesn't have to "call around and find a job" is Hugh Hewitt. I've been saying for months that Hugh and the rest of the right wing media cannot wait to get Hillary Clinton in the White House.

Hugh Hewitt is so looking forward to stoking his right wing listenership with "songs of the sekrit emails Hillary does not want you to see!" He's got binders full of woman and that woman is Hillary Clinton. Making up stories, inflating innuendo, whispering breathlessly about conspiracy after conspiracy, Hugh Hewitt will be able to buy a second house with the revenue from a hungry and dispirited conservative radio audience.

Right wing radio only does well when a Democrat is in the White House. And no one has a stronger desire to push an anti-Hillary narrative than Hugh Hewitt. This video from Morning Joe last November is a perfect example of Hewitt's motives. Joe Scarborough is asking about the electability of Ben Carson, and how weak candidates with poor performances hamper the ability of the Republican Party to, you know, GET ELECTED to the Presidency.

Hugh Hewitt responds with....a secret plot no one has covered about Hillary's emails!

Mediaite provides the transcript:

After Hewitt made reference to “You Manhattan people” who take pleasure in criticizing Carson more than Clinton, Scarborough shot back, “I put my neck on the line every single day here. Hugh, please don’t embarrass yourself… you owe me an apology on the air right now because you know better than to say that about me.”

“The mainstream media will not cover Hillary’s problems,” Hewitt responded, which sent Scarborough into a fit of disbelief.

“If your only argument is that the media is covering Ben Carson for a day and a half but they haven’t covered Hillary Clinton’s problems long enough, that is not a very strong argument,” Scarborough said.

But listen to Hewitt's response:

"It's an incredibly strong argument with the Republican base."

Hugh Hewitt is absolutely not interested in any way in electing a Republican President, at all, ever. It would not be in his best interests for Trump or Carson or Cruz to win the Presidency. The best ratings for Hugh Hewitt's radio show, premium website (the Hughinverse!) and conservative cruises (Dante's fifth circle of Hell -- on a boat!) will come from his ability to pull out of his sock the latest made up Clinton scandal.

Hugh. Hewitt. Is. A. Hillary. Clinton. Specialist. And look, he can read from his own BOOK!

The publisher's blurb, and I am not making this up:

National broadcast journalist Hugh Hewitt warns how a Clinton "reign" would damage the fundamental, foundational traditions upon which America is built.

In THE QUEEN, Hugh Hewitt's in-depth examination of the career and accomplishments -epic failures, really- of the real Hillary Clinton will show you why-after her decades of working so hard, after surviving Bill and his antics, after losing to an upstart in 2008, submerging her boiling anger and wounded pride, and after enduring the real predations of the "vast right-wing conspiracy" that has been dogging her throughout-Hillary is on the brink of achieving it all.

Not since the publication of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli 500 years ago has a member of the political opposition written so candidly about the strengths and weaknesses of the strongest member of his opposing political party.

Brilliant and insightful, THE QUEEN is simply unique among political books of our era.

Comparing your book to Machiavelli's The Prince? So what on earth does Niccolo / Hugh Hewitt DO if Hillary doesn't win? C'mon folks, vote for Hillary. Hugh Hewitt's career DEPENDS on it.

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