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Gingrich Rips WaPo: Media 'Would Rather Worry About Rumors About Conservatives Than Facts About Prez
newsbusters ^ | 11-30-11 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/30/2011 4:40:52 PM PST by jmstein7

On Monday, NewsBusters broke a story about Washington Post blogger Aaron Blake using Twitter to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

On Tuesday, the former House Speaker spoke to St. Louis radio host and Big Journalism editor Dana Loesch about this saying, "It’s a little sad to see a paper the quality of the Washington Post stoop to...the National Enquirer approach to life" adding they "would rather worry about rumors about conservatives than facts about the President" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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Love Newt's fast responses!
1 posted on 11/30/2011 4:40:58 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7

Get ‘em Newt! Stuff it to them....

And what do we hear from Romney along these lines? Silence.

I think we know who the fighter is.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 4:44:03 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: jmstein7
Love Newt's fast responses!

He's still the smartest guy in any room he inhabits.

3 posted on 11/30/2011 4:44:37 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jmstein7

I wonder if a Cain/Gingrige or Gingrige/Cain ticket. It sure seems like it might happen.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 4:45:35 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: jmstein7

Ok, I can like this.

He at least takes on these bozos.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 4:45:55 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: jmstein7

I’ve said this.

The MSM will only cover GOP gaffes and “scandals” even if they have to make them up to make the GOP nominee look idiotic while ignoring Obama’s gaffes and scandals to make him look Presidential.

That is the strategy. If you expect the media to discuss the issues in this campaign, you are dreaming.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 4:46:09 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jmstein7
>would rather worry about rumors about conservatives than facts about the President<

Say what you like about Gingrich -- no, he is far from the perfect candidate, but it's nice to see SOMEONE have the b*lls to stand up to Bozo the Clown who lives in the WH.

7 posted on 11/30/2011 4:46:43 PM PST by Jerrybob
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To: TitansAFC; jmstein7

Gingrich smacking the media and obama!

KO


8 posted on 11/30/2011 4:48:04 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: jmstein7

The Tabloids are probably more factual and they get sued for slander and defamation by celebrities that want to fight back.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 4:50:33 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: jmstein7

The Nat’l Enquirer is more reliable


11 posted on 11/30/2011 4:50:46 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Nightshift

gnip


12 posted on 11/30/2011 4:51:01 PM PST by tutstar (Want pings to Aaron Klein articles and OWS nonsense?)
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Gingrich Rips WaPo: Media 'Would Rather Worry About Rumors About Conservatives Than Facts About Prez

Guess that means that Newt has nothing to worry about.

13 posted on 11/30/2011 4:51:43 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: onyx

Go Newt!!! POUND BACK ON THESE BASTERDS — every single day, relentlessly. This is EXACTLY what we need. Newt is THE ONE to make a mockery of the press.

I hope he does it until they run home w/ their tails between their legs. And Perhaps one day we’ll know what it’s like to have a free press again.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 4:52:21 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: jmstein7
Way past time to take off the gloves and fight back with words that everyone can understand. Not some lengthy dribble from McConnell.
15 posted on 11/30/2011 4:59:20 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: jmstein7

Go Newt. Let’s get on offense instead of defense.


16 posted on 11/30/2011 5:01:41 PM PST by plain talk
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To: All

I agree - say what you will about Newt... but he is the only one with the balls to hit back hard... and fast. And, I finally won’t have to watch debates with while holding my breath, praying for good responses.

It’s a fact that the conventions and debates are the most watched events with the highest ratings - unfiltered by the msm. And Newt can smack down moderators too!


17 posted on 11/30/2011 5:06:58 PM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

I am really beingining to enjoy his handling of the press. That said I’m not a Gringrich fan....But ANYONE is better than Romney.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 5:09:49 PM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: LibsRJerks

He is fearless. Much like Sarah Palin, he’s been trashed and slashed by the vicious press and has no use for journ0lists or the lamestream.

I hope and pray it stays that way because Republicans have a way of trying to make the press like them after a while and that’s when they go soft: read RINO.


19 posted on 11/30/2011 5:11:48 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: SENTINEL

Yes, he mauls them the way they should be.

Like your tag line :-)


20 posted on 11/30/2011 5:12:11 PM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: LibsRJerks

Newt..a man of steel with courage and the ability to slam them back. Watch him during the next debate on Dec 10th.


21 posted on 11/30/2011 5:14:07 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: onyx

Hey old buddy!

Yeah, but Newt is far more adroit than she is.


22 posted on 11/30/2011 5:14:33 PM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

Remember all those years that so many of us wanted Bush to come out and fight, but he wouldn’t?

Those days are gone...Newt’s a fighter, he has the courage needed for the job.

Go Newt Go.........


23 posted on 11/30/2011 5:17:31 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: jmstein7

Rip their sorry asses to shreds...makes great confetti for New Year’s Eve.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 5:17:55 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: jmstein7

good for him, it is time for ALL THE GOP to go after the media and tell them to do their job and look into zero’s past for a change.


25 posted on 11/30/2011 5:22:05 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIAS LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: jmstein7

“GINGRICH: I wish they would crowd-source to discover what he did at Columbia University, and I wish they would crowd-source to figure out what he did with Saul Alinsky’s ideas on the South Side of Chicago.

GINGRICH: Nobody’s ever explored exactly, the community organizer did not mean boys and girls clubs. It meant Saul Alinsky radicalism.”

More of this please.


26 posted on 11/30/2011 5:27:04 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: jmstein7

I wouldn’t be thrilled to have Newt as our candidate, but I at least would be satisfied, unlike in 2008.

He may not have a great personality, but we shouldn’t elect candidates based on how big their cult of personality is.


27 posted on 11/30/2011 5:29:24 PM PST by WPaCon
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To: jmstein7

“I agree - say what you will about Newt... but he is the only one with the balls to hit back hard... and fast. And, I finally won’t have to watch debates with while holding my breath, praying for good responses.”

Not a Newt fan but 100% agree.


28 posted on 11/30/2011 5:32:01 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: jmstein7

A smart mouth is one thing. A smart mouth with a brain and an unmatched grasp on every issue every time is phenominal. Throw in the political experience on the battle field, the conservative achievements of lasting national significance, all in one candidate, and it makes Newt VERY dangerous to the Bamster and certainly to Romney.


29 posted on 11/30/2011 5:32:38 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: Lou Budvis
More of this please.

I don't think much needs to be said about Obama's community organizing days this time around. It was hit pretty hard in 2008. There's SO much he's done the last few years to focus on.
30 posted on 11/30/2011 5:34:01 PM PST by DTxAg
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To: onyx
“He is fearless. Much like Sarah Palin, he’s been trashed and slashed by the vicious press and has no use for journ0lists or the lamestream.”

There's a major difference, Onyx. Sarah Palin has principles.

31 posted on 11/30/2011 5:38:41 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

Indeed and all the smears and lies against her were precisely that:

vile smears and vicious lies.


32 posted on 11/30/2011 5:52:29 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: bwc2221
There's a major difference, Onyx. Sarah Palin has principles.

And she's a real, outside the Beltway conservative.

33 posted on 11/30/2011 5:53:56 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: jmstein7

I gotta say, most every candidate requires a small army of paid handlers tossing them the one liners, putting together their brain, so they can properly tweet with a splash, or to make some guest column sound edgy, or appear with a one liner or two. Newt will never have to spend a dime for a brain and a prayer to present his case. Is there a question he can’t answer and with more background than the goofy questioner? And he doesn’t harrangue with tired old lines from middle school, like “lamestream media”. He somehow elevates the arguement with a full frontal verbal assault that diassects the media behaviour and hands them their head. Palin, Newt? I believe they are from two different intellectual universes with absolutely nothing in common.


34 posted on 11/30/2011 5:56:12 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: jmstein7
"It’s a little sad to see a paper the quality of the Washington Post stoop to...the National Enquirer approach to life"

The Washington Post isn't a quality paper, Newt. This is what they always do.

35 posted on 11/30/2011 5:58:11 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: DTxAg

I disagree. The OWS protesters have guaranteed that Obama’s community organizing past will come up again and again in this election season.

Buy stock in popcorn. 2012 is the year Obama gets vetted.


36 posted on 11/30/2011 6:04:09 PM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: RitaOK

Newt is OUR Gen Patton:)


37 posted on 11/30/2011 6:13:09 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: jmstein7
Love Newt's fast responses!

Me too. I think he's the smartest, most knowledgeable presidential candidate in two centuries. Might be overstating it a bit, I don't know... But, man, he's good on his feet.

He's perfectly capable of justifying any well thought out conservative position in the book -- on the fly.

Don't know why he apparently has this crazy politically correct inclination to blurt out things every once in a while that are meant to appease the left, when he knows they'll never be appeased. He could just as easily reduce them to jelly with a stinging comment like the one in this article.

I wish he would just give up on the RINO crap and start believing in himself and in the conservative movement. It's like he's always hedging his bets.

38 posted on 11/30/2011 6:15:31 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: napscoordinator

It is apparent to me, as of late, that Newt would be looking for a Black Conservative to run with him if he were the nominee. Gauging by his respect and friendship with Herman Cain, his comments to Alan West and West not discounting the possibility and again with telling Rep. Tim Scott he was on the short list, this may very well be what we can see.

For Herman, I would not see it as his age would not be conducive to a followup run if Newt were to win and be re-elected. But I would suspect that Newt already has plans for Cain in his possible administration.

For Alan West, I think he would be best to clean up the Pentagon seeing he was a victim of the PC environment running rampant there but he would make a wonderful VP.

Tim Scott could possibly be the best as he is young, relatively, and he is so conservative that joining the Congressional Black Caucus would not be in his best interests.


39 posted on 11/30/2011 6:23:53 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: katiedidit1

With Newt, one never feels the need to hold their breath and shut their eyes and be rigidly frozen in place, wondering if he will chew his own foot off, or be a bore with the same tired old line. On the other hand, one might feel hold their breath, shut their eyes and freeze for the guy Newt is about to demolish. LOL!


40 posted on 11/30/2011 6:25:00 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: jmstein7

Newt will be our next president because he is smart, didn’t peak too soon (another smart move) and because all his skeletons were revealed years ago.


41 posted on 11/30/2011 6:26:58 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: mazda77

Very interesting. I did not know a thing about Tim Scott. I just did a Google search. Is he the guy from Tampa?


42 posted on 11/30/2011 6:28:17 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: RitaOK

Lol! I’m always EXCITED to hear his answers. A wonderful change.


43 posted on 11/30/2011 6:28:30 PM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: All

Also - on his fb page he has the vid from the Factor. After the clip is a short Newt ad... I promise you will get that “tingle down your leg” (Chrissy Mathews style) if you watch it (the ad).


44 posted on 11/30/2011 6:32:21 PM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

Under “Things we already know”—lots and lots of things we already know so keep it about what you want to do to get America back home.

Make me want to vote for you.


45 posted on 11/30/2011 6:40:19 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: napscoordinator

Nope, South Carolina. I think it is in this video from the town hall on Monday that Scott moderated. It is shortly after the 2:20 mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfOAWZDEgF0


46 posted on 11/30/2011 6:46:50 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

Wow. That guy is great. He should be the one answering the questions and Newt should be the moderator. Thank you for providing this. I am seriously impressed with Scott.


47 posted on 11/30/2011 6:53:59 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Don Corleone

BS, newt is as dumb as box of rocks, just because he is good at sling BS, does not many any of his big government solutions will work. But his amnesty sure will fix your grand kids, putting them to work, for slave wages, for the world government.


48 posted on 11/30/2011 6:55:52 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: RitaOK

Well said Rita! when Krauthammer said Newt never stood a chance and Newt was on Fox News..he said something to Krauthammer that left him “speechless” I just LOVE it. We are at war with the leftwingers, Obamanites, MSM and imo Newt is our General that will fight them and hit hard. We need to unite behind him...at least those of us that support this intelligent man.


49 posted on 11/30/2011 6:56:12 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Don Corleone

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2814284/posts


50 posted on 11/30/2011 6:58:51 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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