Mike Huckabee: My Words Were Distorted (But The Tape Proves Otherwise)

Mike Huckabee says that his words were “grossly distorted” when he was recently quoted comparing gay marriage to incest, drug abuse, and polygamy.

The young college student hopefully will find a career other than journalism. I would ask that he release the unedited tape of our conversation. I believe that what people do as individuals in their private lives is their business, but I do not believe we should change the traditional definition of marriage. 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. I had a candid and frank conversation with the group about health care, education, the economy and national security while the young journalism student, instead, chose to focus on the issue of same-sex marriage and grossly distort my views.

The student journalist in question promptly posted an audio clip confirming Huckabee’s exact words.