Wednesday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Mark Levin took aim at a pair of talking heads that appear regularly on the Fox News Channel.
Levin first singled out Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer for criticizing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for switching his positions. Levin pointed out that Krauthammer was a speechwriter for former Vice President Walter Mondale, who ran against Ronald Reagan as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 1980 and as the Democratic presidential nominee in 1984.
“I’ll tell you something else – I’m sick and tired of his intelligence being questioned by the stupidos on cable TV,” Levin said. “He’s an incredibly brilliant man, as are many of the people on that stage – incredibly. We got to sit here and listen to former Mondale staffers – a Mondale staffer says, ‘Well, he changes his view —’”
“Here’s a guy – our friend Charles – who worked for Walter Mondale when Ronald Reagan was president, who supported Carter and Mondale against Reagan and Reagan,” he continued. “And he changed his view but apparently only he can change his view. And now he’s Mr. Conservative. OK, fine, fine – but you are a bit of a hypocrite.”
Later in the segment Levin took aim at Fox News Channel senior political analyst Brit Hume, who he argued had an “obsessive hate” for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), also a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
“By the way, I have to say this and I don’t want to say this because I like the man, but he is exposing himself, so be it,” Levin said. “I don’t know of anybody that has more obsessive hate for Ted Cruz than Brit Hume at Fox. It’s not personal. I’m just telling you what I observe. Go ahead and read his – look, it’s open. Go ahead and read his Twitter comments. It’s incredible.”
Levin then returned to Krauthammer, noting it wasn’t personal but that Trump was still better than Mondale in his estimation.
“And I don’t know of anyone that has more hate for Donald Trump than Charles Krauthammer,” he added. “Let me just say this Charles: Trump is a thousand times better than Mondale, the guy you used to work for. Just a comment, nothing personal. And yet these guys are throwing bricks, they’re shooting arrows at everybody and if you say anything, ‘Oh no, I’ll never be invited back.’ I banned myself.”
“Again, it’s not an attack on everyone,” Levin continued. “It’s not an attack on the network. Media Matters will get all excited. Mediaite will get all excited. Listen to what I say, not what liberals and kooks say what I say, please.”
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