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BY: ALLIE SPILLYARDS ANCHOR: ALEX ROZIER You're watching multisource entertainment news analysis from New...
BY: ALLIE SPILLYARDS ANCHOR: ALEX ROZIER You're watching multisource entertainment news analysis from Newsy The media is slamming potential 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee after he called out Oscar winner Natalie Portman for quote “glorifying and glamorizing single motherhood.” JILL LAWRENCE: “He’s trying to get headlines, be provocative, and it’s not exactly consonant all the time with being a serious presidential prospect.” “Oh no you don’t, Mike. This is Natalie ‘Freaking’ Portman you’re talking about. This is an actress. A super talented and beautiful one who skipped the premiere of her movie Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace to study for her high school final exams. She attended and graduated from Harvard University with a degree in psychology.” JAMES CARVILLE: “For Republicans his biggest problem is going to be he acknowledged that if it wouldn’t be for the government these children would have nothing to eat and no health care.” But CNN’s Candy Crowley points out- when Huckabee made the comment, he was responding to a very leading question from radio host Michael Medved. “Medved sort of led Huckabee into a question by saying, ‘talking about Natalie Portman the star of Black Swan who won the Oscar who thanked her fiance for giving her her best role yet which is she’s pregnant.’ And Medved said, ‘I think the best gift he could give to her would be a wedding ring.’” But there aren’t many willing to cut the guy any slack. A blogger for the Huffington Post asks.... “Hypocrisy? Bristol Palin out of wedlock giving birth to a child celebrates Republican values because she did not have an abortion. Natalie Portman pregnant somehow is threatening to the social fabric of America and would mean more ‘government assistance and children starving to death and never having health care.’” Huckabee has since backtracked, writing on this Facebook page... “I did not ‘slam’ or ‘attack’ Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country.” So is the media blowing Huckabee’s comments out of proportion? Or should the potential presidential candidate pay more attention to what he says? Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy