Huckabee Attacks Huffington for Breaking Story of His Rapist Defense, Ends Up Embarrassing Himself

This post, written by Keninny, originally appeared on Down With Tyranny!

We made a big deal Wednesday of Murray Waas's thorough, exhaustively documented Tuesday HuffPost flaying of the Rev. Mike Huckabee's involvement, as governor of Arkansas, in the freeing of convicted rapist and future murderer Wayne Dumond (right) and the years of lies the governor and his people invested, first, in that original involvement and, then, in the furious cover-up that persists to this day.

Naturally the Huckster (come on, how can we not?) responded to the original HuffPost piece the way he does best: with more lies. In response, Murray Waas provided a HuffPost follow-up presenting substantive corroboration from former top Huckabee aide Butch Reeves.

And naturally the Huckster escalated the lies and threw around some wild accusations, which brought forth a HuffPost reply from Arianna Huffington herself, "Huckabee Tries to Shoot the Messenger, but Winds Up Wounding His Campaign Instead."

Arianna comes out with guns blazing:
The way that Mike Huckabee has handled the furor caused by the Huffington Post's coverage of his role in the release of Wayne Dumond, a serial rapist who went on to rape and kill at least one other woman, has been very revealing. And troubling.
It has exposed the dissembling reality behind the charming, articulate, more-preacher-than-politician facade - and has called into question both his judgment and his integrity.
Huckabee's response has been to fudge the truth, point the finger at everyone in sight, and -- that old standby -- blame the messenger.
Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning, Huckabee said of our story: "there are factual errors in what they have printed, some of it is outrageously incorrect." As an example of our factual errors, he cited... well, nothing. Not one.

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