Fox News host Todd Starnes was none too pleased by Hillary Clinton’s cameo appearance at the Grammys Sunday night reading a passage from Michael Wolff’s Trump White House exposé “Fire and Fury.”
Starnes, who hosts his own daily three-hour show on Fox News radio, said he would have rather had the former presidential candidate read the new book by Juanita Broaddrick, who has accused Bill Clinton of rape during his 1978 campaign to be governor of Arkansas. (The former president’s lawyer has repeatedly denied the allegation; no charges have been filed.)
“It’s too bad Hillary did not read a few passages from Juanita Broaddrick’s book, ‘You’d Better Put Some Ice On That: How I Survived Being Raped by Bill Clinton,’” Starnes wrote in a brief opinion item on his website Sunday. “Now, that would’ve been interesting indeed.”
Broaddrick, whose accusations first surfaced in 1999, has burst back into the spotlight as other allegations of sexual misconduct against the former president are receiving new scrutiny in the wake of the MeToo movement.
Broaddrick’s book came out around the same time as Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” — though it received considerably less press attention.
FWIW Juanita Broaddrick is also out with a book this week. Oh you haven't heard?
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 8, 2018
During Sunday’s Grammys, Hillary Clinton participated in a pre-taped sketch with other stars like DJ Khaled, John Legend and Cher auditioning to read the audiobook version of Wolff’s best-seller.
Clinton read an excerpt in which Wolff details Trump’s enjoyment of McDonald’s hamburgers, which Wolff asserts is partially because of his longtime fear of being poisoned.
Starnes’ posting doesn’t get much into any specifics in Broadrrick’s book and it’s unclear whether he has even read it.
The article was nevertheless blasted to in-boxes by Fox News on Monday, where it appeared at the top of the network’s “Best of Opinion” newsletter.
“With award-winning former investigative journalist Nick Lulli, she tells her story of survival; from the assault at the hands of the future president, to the veiled threats by a seemingly complicit presidential wannabe Hillary Rodham Clinton,” reads an Amazon description of the book. “Broaddrick believes now is the time to set the record straight and ensure victims everywhere are believed.”