Video: Unprompted Huffington attack on Giuliani fails epically

posted at 6:22 pm on April 6, 2010 by Allahpundit

Late afternoon comedy via the ‘Busters from this a.m.’s “Morning Joe.” Rudy was on to talk about his Rubio endorsement, Arianna was on to talk about god knows what, but once she found herself in the presence of a prominent Republican, she found her purpose and went to work. The interesting thing about this is trying to figure out whether she really wanted to attack because Giuliani’s endorsement bothers her that much or whether years of being a nutroots icon simply left her feeling obliged. The HuffPo faithful would, let’s face it, be crestfallen if she declined an opportunity to speak Trooth to wingnut Power. So here we go with the kitchen sink approach, starting with Giuliani’s association with Bernie Kerik, downshifting into his lame presidential campaign, and then grasping at his — gasp — support for waterboarding, which fully 58 percent of voters supported in the case of Abdulmutallab just three months ago. What she’s trying to do, essentially, is make the case that he’s somehow not fit for mainstream American politics — which is the left’s view of all prominent Republicans, of course — but … she just can’t pull it off. And darned if Scarborough doesn’t remind her of it every step of the way.

Not the first time she’s humiliated herself in attacking Giuliani on MSNBC, incidentally.

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Just for kicks……. Giuliani 2012!

ThePrez on April 6, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Back to Green Acres there, Toots.

Patrick S on April 6, 2010 at 6:27 PM

What she’s trying to do, essentially, is make the case that he’s somehow not fit for mainstream American politics — which is the left’s view of all prominent Republicans, of course — but … she just can’t pull it off. And darned if Scarborough doesn’t remind her of it every step of the way.

Yep, and her lefty supporters would never let her not push the “Republicans are extremists” line.

What was it that Olbermann called Giuliani during the campaign? A “terror fascist” or something along those lines?

She got swatted during this exchange.

Scaroborough likes to play the “Look at me! I’m the good conservative” role on MSNBC too often but you have to give him credit for this one. None of the prime time crowd would have done it, that’s for sure.

SteveMG on April 6, 2010 at 6:27 PM

*Breaking* Coburn says Huffington is a “nice woman”.

Daemonocracy on April 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Is it just me or can anyone else NOT listen to her shrill without hearing the Green Acres theme?

UncleOlaf on April 6, 2010 at 6:29 PM

And to think we ended up with McCain…

It's Vintage, Duh on April 6, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Close your eyes, and I swear it’s Eva Gabor talking.

Hello Dahhhlink.

portlandon on April 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM

How a woman who could famously marry a gay man that even had people openly laughing at their “wedding” can talk about “bad choices” on someone else’s part it beyond me.

Marcus on April 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Hand + face + B***h = slap.

Claypigeon on April 6, 2010 at 6:31 PM

When Huffington was a Republican, she was kind of hot. Then she went to the dark side and grew haggard. Just advancing age or something deeper and more sinister at work?

pugwriter on April 6, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Is Guiliani running for the Senate in NY yet ?

William Amos on April 6, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Zsa Zsa looks pretty good for being over 90 years old.

dirtseller on April 6, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Rudy’s penance for the ‘Florida Strategery’- being stuck as a guest on the unwatched MSNBS with the third Gabor sister… We got Barry, he gets Arianna

phreshone on April 6, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Just for kicks……. Giuliani 2012!

ThePrez on April 6, 2010 at 6:26 PM

+1

As long as, you know, he stops gabbing about 9/11 and focuses on more than a single state…

Lehosh on April 6, 2010 at 6:33 PM

One of my favorite “Simpsons” scenes:

The Springfield Democratic caucus (Lisa Simpson, Arianna Huffington, and the flamboyant gay guy in leather hot pants) is gathered round the kitchen table:

Gay guy: “OK, babees, let’s call this meeting to order.”
Arianna: “I agree with my ex-husband…”

Marcus on April 6, 2010 at 6:33 PM

At 2:53 A says “We’re aren’t talking about the Mayor’s History”. Ahh okay, WTF are you talking about Arianna? Since you seem to bring it up quite often. If I said I don’t thik she understands American English very well, would someone tell me I am wrong?

upinak on April 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

SLAM!
Rudy-we may not agree on everything, but you are the man on this one!
What a ditzy broad.

Badger40 on April 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Back to Green Acres there, Toots.
Patrick S on April 6, 2010 at 6:27 PM

LOL! Love it! She’s such an embarrassment. Who the hell would trust someone whom was once a Republican, but then flip to Liberal once her husband leaves her for a man? She has no credibility and an annoying accent.

Gob on April 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Hey! That was fun. Let’s do it again.

darwin on April 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Not the first time she’s humiliated herself in attacking Giuliani on MSNBC, incidentally.

I’m surprised she didn’t call him a racist…or did she?

AUINSC on April 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Awesome video. Rudy and Joe schooled her and made her look totally foolish. The line about Newt, and her reaction, was classic.

MikeknaJ on April 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Good lord, Arianna got spanked bu good. I was hoping she was going to cry there at the end. But maybe she’s too stupid to know how badly she embarrassed herself.

Redhead Infidel on April 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

What porn name would you give Huffington…

… Asz Asz?

Seven Percent Solution on April 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Good on Joe for the smackdown.

Take that, Biotch!

tickleddragon on April 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

If she had married a poor gay man, she’d now be doing voiceovers for “Desperate Housewives” in Slovak.

TexasJew on April 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

LOVE IT. I don’t think that the Huffster has really been challenged this much since….well…never. It is a thing to behold.

Dan Pet on April 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Am I imagining this – did Puffho have a facelift with her face frozen in a smile? Does her tissue move at all?

The woman is freakin batty

iam7545 on April 6, 2010 at 6:36 PM

God…that was ugly. The one sided slap down of Ariana I mean.

sdd on April 6, 2010 at 6:36 PM

“Your judgment in people has not been stellar — Bernard Kerik, anybody,…

Um, you married a gay man… Michael Huffington anybody?

ninjapirate on April 6, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Next week Arianna is the keynote speaker (paid) for the Specialty Coffee Assoc. of America’s Annual Expo, this year being held in Anaheim.

When they “proudly” announced her being the speaker I wanted to puke and would still like to take the board aside for a major talking to…

theblacksheepwasright on April 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM

I know Rudy and Joe enjoyed every moment. I know I would. Smackdown!

kingsjester on April 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM

This is what happens when you’ve never had to work a day in your life….she just gets PWNED and keeps right on going pandering to the leftard sugar daddies.

God I can’t stand that woman.

BigWyo on April 6, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Guess it helps to have money. If she were a 9/5 worker just off the immigrant train, would anyone listen to anything she had to say?

GarandFan on April 6, 2010 at 6:38 PM

WHAT A SMACKDOWN!

ProudPalinFan on April 6, 2010 at 6:39 PM

She is a wackadoole. Whew.

ladyingray on April 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Sorry, Allah, no one can humiliate Huffington or any other leftist because they have no shame. What they do have is arrogance sans conscience.

Skandia Recluse on April 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Wackadoodle

ladyingray on April 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM

How does one experience such a negative retreat in mental faculties, as Arianna has?

blatantblue on April 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Ugh, I hate listening to her ridiculous accent. Also, serious LOL at Eugene Robinson just sitting there, smirking, while this is all going down.

Emily M. on April 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM

I think she was married to Mike Huffington…who was a gay republican…
’nuff said.

joepub on April 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Nothing like getting criticized on judgment by a woman who married a gay man then did a 180 on every single one of her core beliefs.

Chuck Schick on April 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Chuck Schick on April 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Money does strange things to people.

upinak on April 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM

A shrew for the ages

notagool on April 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM

After watching the clip, I can honestly say that Eva Gabor was more articulate and better prepared to debate Giuliani.

She doesn’t deserve to be at the same table as Rudy Giuliani.

portlandon on April 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM

“Your judgment in people has not been stellar — Bernard Kerik, anybody,…
Um, you married a gay man… Michael Huffington anybody?

ninjapirate on April 6, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Hell…if I was married to her I might consider it as the better alternative.

sdd on April 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM

I’ll bet she couldn’t wait to climb the telephone pole and call all her friends when she got home.

Scott P on April 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM

How does one experience such a negative retreat in mental faculties, as Arianna has?

blatantblue on April 6, 2010 at 6:40 PM

By trying to be a part of the “in” crowd and sacrificing ethics, morals, and intelligence for your 15 minutes of fame.

kingsjester on April 6, 2010 at 6:46 PM

Hooowee! That was a smackdown.

ronsfi on April 6, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Good lord. This is a woman who is considered a leader among the new media of the left? She sounds like a homeless crank in the supermarket, making vague threats under her breath. Somebody should have gonged her.

KGB on April 6, 2010 at 6:48 PM

wow, that made my day. Sometimes vigorous application of the cluebat has little affect.

joeindc44 on April 6, 2010 at 6:49 PM

love it – put that beee-aa-ch in her place – and that annoying voice too!!

whatzit2u on April 6, 2010 at 6:50 PM

What can I say?. She sucker punched Rudy before he had a chance to get comfortable on the set.

Give her credit. She kept swinging wildly.

tom0508 on April 6, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Typical Hypocrat. Of course it takes a sane Republican to explain to her what an idiot she is.

Vigilante on April 6, 2010 at 6:52 PM

By trying to be a part of the “in” crowd and sacrificing ethics, morals, and intelligence for your 15 minutes of fame.

kingsjester on April 6, 2010 at 6:46 PM

This.

Oh, and apparently a continuing comfortable existence while having no discernible skills.

BigWyo on April 6, 2010 at 6:52 PM

It is a great country when that woman can make it. Seriously.

ORconservative on April 6, 2010 at 6:53 PM

She’s an idiot, Rudy was his usual in charge self, Joe ate his Wheaties this morning and was boffo.

Awesome.

KittyLowrey on April 6, 2010 at 6:54 PM

I think she may be a morning drinker…

d1carter on April 6, 2010 at 6:55 PM

What a fooking loon.

angryed on April 6, 2010 at 6:56 PM

When Huffington was a Republican, she was kind of hot. Then she went to the dark side and grew haggard. Just advancing age or something deeper and more sinister at work?

pugwriter on April 6, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Well….

tru2tx on April 6, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Why here’s Arianna, Howie Dean and Jeanine Garafolo counting the wages of sinful lies now…

http://mentalfloss.cachefly.net/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/450arnoldziffel.jpg

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM

*Breaking* Coburn says Huffington is a “nice woman”.

Daemonocracy on April 6, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Which is not the same as

“Coburn agrees with Huffington”.

Take the inane outrage against Coburn for not crying about Pelosi “UNCLEAN! BURN THE WITCH” elsewhere, please. It was stupid enough on the thread on that topic.

KittyLowrey on April 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Rudy’s smiling like the Cheshire cat because being attacked by Arianna is good news for any conservative.

The Other McCain on April 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Nothing like getting criticized on judgment by a woman who married a gay man then did a 180 on every single one of her core beliefs.

Chuck Schick on April 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Arianna is a woman of principles and if her accountant and publicity agent don’t think they are working to her advantage … … well … … she has others.

MB4 on April 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM

OT:7.8 hits indonesia

ConservativePartyNow on April 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM

EEEEeeeeYYAAAAAWWWWWW!!!!!!

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Smackdown! Nice to see Ariana get shellacked! Couldnt happen to a more hysterical sleazy weasel, except maybe Satan’s concubine, Katrina Vandeheuval.

American Elephant on April 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Classy Huff N Puff as usual.

therightwinger on April 6, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM

HEH!!

Beauty!!!

BigWyo on April 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM

PWN.

I like Giuliani but I don’t know about for the top job.

Attorney General however…

Wolftech on April 6, 2010 at 6:59 PM

KittyLowrey on April 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM

We got plenty of stakes to go around, dahling.

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM

PWN3D!

csdeven on April 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM

My Great Dane, BeBe, barked every time Huffington spoke.

carbon_footprint on April 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Rubio’s the man for Florida and Pete Hoekstra is the man for Michigan.

dnlchisholm on April 6, 2010 at 7:01 PM

How a woman who could famously marry a gay man that even had people openly laughing at their “wedding” can talk about “bad choices” on someone else’s part it beyond me.
Marcus on April 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Exactly my thoughts. She was in a sham marriage and wants credibility?

Branch Rickey on April 6, 2010 at 7:03 PM

That was some of the most comprehensive self-pwnage I have ever seen. Well played, AH.

DaveS on April 6, 2010 at 7:04 PM

Smack down.. Loved it..

What a tool.

reshas1 on April 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM

Oliver needs to get that wife of his under control.

Cicero43 on April 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM

When Huffington was a Republican, she was kind of hot. Then she went to the dark side and grew haggard. Just advancing age or something deeper and more sinister at work?

pugwriter on April 6, 2010 at 6:32 PM

What you are on the inside, shows on the outside. When you’re filled with rage, hate, disgust, disdain, and contempt for anything not liberal…and you have nothing but hate, and ill will toward your country…it’s bound to show….and it does in most liberals.

capejasmine on April 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Arianna would be nothing without her being a gold-digger.

Tim Burton on April 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM

This was awesome. I miss Rudy in NYC. He was a fantastic mayor.

cubachi on April 6, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Why here’s Arianna, Howie Dean and Jeanine Garafolo counting the wages of sinful lies now…

http://mentalfloss.cachefly.net/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/450arnoldziffel.jpg

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM

LOL.

You forgot Harry Reid….

portlandon on April 6, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Rudy’s smiling like the Cheshire cat because being attacked by Arianna is good news for any conservative.

The Other McCain on April 6, 2010 at 6:57 PM

It’s so nice that something makes sense for a change and that’s nothing to what he could have done, if he chose.

Cheshire Cat on April 6, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Puffho trimmed up the video on her website to make herself look good. What a loser she is.

Like Rudy or not his mental sharpness in any argument is unparalleled. Rudy debating Puffho is like Duke mens team taking the court with UConns womans team.

iam7545 on April 6, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Close your eyes, and I swear it’s Eva Gabor talking.

Hello Dahhhlink.

portlandon on April 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Eva was the ‘good’ Gabor sister.

Jeff2161 on April 6, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Arianna, Get in the kitchen and make us some hots cakes.

GoodBoy on April 6, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Oliver needs to get that wife of his under control.

Cicero43 on April 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM

ROFL!!!! I was gonna say….doesn’t that thing belong to Mr.Ziffel? LOL

capejasmine on April 6, 2010 at 7:12 PM

God I can’t believe people choose Huckabee or Romney or McCain over Giuliani. What the hell were you people thinking.

jhffmn on April 6, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Epically foolish. Cool heads and logic should prevail in all arguments. Unfortunately, that assumes the audience is judging by the same metrics. Sadly, it isn’t in politics.

Tokyo Times on April 6, 2010 at 7:13 PM

That was tasty!

ihasurnominashun on April 6, 2010 at 7:13 PM

She Huffingtoned and she Puffingtoned but she could not blow Rudy’s house down!

Sharke on April 6, 2010 at 7:14 PM

portlandon on April 6, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Why, it’s are Sec’y of State, in delicate tete-a-tete with her Canadian counterpart.

http://www.maggiore.net/Greenacres/images/Cast_ralph.jpg

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM

then did a 180 on every single one of her core beliefs.

Chuck Schick on April 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Heh, she didn’t. She was raised/schooled a marxist/socialist and remained one. She just faked her beliefs, and orgasms, for the billions of said ‘husband’.

Chameleons are indignant.

Schadenfreude on April 6, 2010 at 7:16 PM

are = our… really, I’ve been doing that all day

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Zsa-Zsa got SLAPPED!

Seriously, it’s great to watch the Queen of Smear get served like that.

Palin/Giuliani ’12!

Sekhmet on April 6, 2010 at 7:16 PM

For the record, Arianna was not humiliated from this segment. She absolutely should have been, but she wasn’t and isn’t. In her world and by her definition of right is always wrong……. she isn’t right, but she is always correct. Rudy is just a buffoon and a horrible judge of character……
She, on the hand, is a brilliant intellectual of proportions that cannot be defined.

JeffinOrlando on April 6, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Why, it’s are Sec’y of State, in delicate tete-a-tete with her Canadian counterpart.

http://www.maggiore.net/Greenacres/images/Cast_ralph.jpg

Doorgunner on April 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM

LOL.

& our beloved Vice President, Joe Biden.

portlandon on April 6, 2010 at 7:24 PM

One of the phoniest – and most annoying – people in politics.

paul1149 on April 6, 2010 at 7:24 PM

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