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Gingrich Fumes About Fox News at Delaware Tea Party Meeting
Uncovered Politics ^ | April 11, 2012 | Austin Cassidy

Posted on 04/12/2012 1:32:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

As former Speaker Newt Gingrich continues his increasingly long-shot presidential campaign, focusing heavily on the state of Delaware, he’s begun opening up and speaking more candidly about the state of the Republican Party and other topics.

At a private meeting with more than a dozen Tea Party group leaders in Delaware, Gingrich griped about Fox News Channel’s coverage of the Republican race, complaining that the network was in the bag for Mitt Romney from the very start.

“I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich is quoted by RealClearPolitics as saying. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than FOX this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of FOX, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of FOX. That’s just a fact.”

In the meeting, Gingrich also calls the Republican Party “a party that’s inarticulate.”

“The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesn’t like to fight, doesn’t like to read books,” he said. “This is why the Tea Party was so horrifying. Tea Partiers were actually learning about the Declaration of Independence. They wanted to talk about the Federalist Papers. It was weird. They could be golfing.”

Gingrich also stressed that he still plans to continue his fight all the way to the Tampa convention, noting to the media that over 3,500 donors had contributed on his website in the hours following the announcement that Rick Santorum was suspending his presidential campaign.

“That’s why if you will help me carry Delaware, it will be that big a jolt, because it breaks up their narrative so decisively,” he said. “I think we have a real shot to pull this off.”

Gingrich’s comments about Fox News came shortly after his recent appearance on Sean Hannity’s program in which he cut off the host at the start of the interview and joked that he needed to get “All the Way to Tampa” tattooed on his forehead.

Several times during the interview Hannity referred to the campaign in the past tense, which seemed to irk Gingrich.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: de2012; enemedia; fox4romney; fox4romneyonly; foxfakenews; foxfauxnews; foxflaks4milt; foxlies4romney; foxnews; foxpimpsromney; foxpimpsthemitt; gingrich2012; gopprimary; msm; newt2012
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1 posted on 04/12/2012 1:32:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...and Hannity likes Newt; always has.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 1:52:10 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

I agree with everything Newt said. When it comes to breaking news, campaign news, and especially post-debate coverage, my dial has increasingly been tuned to CNN.

Fox News has been in the tank for Romney from the earliest days of the primary process. I suspect that when/if it comes to the point that Romney is the nominee, we’ll see a lot of Fox News pundits start attacking him too. All in the name of “fair and balanced”, doncha know.

I’ll stand with Newt until he stands down. All the way to Tampa!


4 posted on 04/12/2012 1:52:54 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: RightOnline

Gingrich Gets it by Golly!

I am half tempted to write in Gingrich on my ballot this fall....


5 posted on 04/12/2012 1:54:33 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: lonevoice
BUMP TO THE TOP¡

6 posted on 04/12/2012 2:22:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good grief, Newt! Man up and quit whining!


7 posted on 04/12/2012 3:03:59 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: jellybean

Gotta admit, that’s what they said when Santorum complained about it.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 3:05:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Yup! But when Gingrich complains the groupies swoon and say how brilliant he is.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 3:17:20 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Speaker is correct --- as every Sunday morning
FOX 'News' (fake news)thread has demonstrated.

FOX News's Devoted Romney-Pimp and Anchor-Wife-in-Training:
We at FOX know Mitt Romney has the perfect height.
And his feet are the perfect shape.
And his hair is perfect, too.
Willard smells so good, that Brit Hume and I tingle together.
So why would it matter to us (shameless) Romney-pimps that he imposed RomneyCARE,
gay marriage, AND covered up the BIG DIG?
So why would it matter to us if he lost yet another primary?
Or if we lied about primary results (Iowa)?
Nope. It does not.
Our love at FOX for Mitt Romney is FOREVER
and we will forever proclaim him the "frontrunner"
here at FOX/BAIN News
… even when you laugh on the floor knowing
it is obviously not true.
"

10 posted on 04/12/2012 3:23:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: jellybean

I’m not going to beat up on Gingrich but I do have real issues with the double standards that some have applied to all the candidates. Michele Bachmann’s promise to bring gas down to $2 was called stupid and desperate as another example.

Simple fact is that a lack of ethical behavior on the part of conservatives is why we now face the prospect of Mitt Romney.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 3:31:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I have not watched Fox since Hume’s tantrum after Newt’s South Carolina win.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 3:44:23 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Reagan didn't b*tch about the press. He just got on with it. I planned to vote for Gingrich in the NY primary, but I may just sit it out. It was going to be symbolic anyway; his poor-me crap really turns me off, though.

I first started to doubt him when he whined about his seat on Air Force One. The self-pity runs strong in him.

13 posted on 04/12/2012 3:45:37 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m not beating up on Gingrich, but his groupies have left a bad taste in my mouth. They weren’t content to just disagree with Santorum, they set out to destroy him. They could have helped take down Romney when it mattered, but stubbornly refused to see the long term strategy and clung to the notion that Gingrich was going to make a come-back. Now they expect the Santorum supporters to just forget all the nasty remarks and the snarky put downs? Not this girl! I’d find it very hard to vote for Gingrich at this point due to their vicious attacks.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 3:57:00 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I wonder if Rush can get Paul Shanklin to make a parady about Newt to the tune of “All The Way To Memphis” by Mott The Hoople?

“Forgot my hair-spray bottle-hit the sky
half way to Tampa ‘fore I realised
Well I called my make-up lady-my hair was flat
She said the bag was empty we'll use shellac.

Now it's a mighty long way down the dusty trail
and I can't find a cutie-pie to do my nails,
cuz though I'm a geezer Viagra’s on sale,
All THE WAY TO TAMPA.”

15 posted on 04/12/2012 4:21:09 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("ONE TERM MITT__SARAH 2016")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
fox sucks and it is clear that they are nothing but part of the gop/e and they always have been. They started life as conservative but they thought they could boil the frog and we would never notice... well MILLIONS have hopped out of their cauldron. Newt is correct and I quit fox long ago.

LLS

16 posted on 04/12/2012 4:43:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: LibLieSlayer
name the conservative regularly on FOX News - you can't because there are none - they claim Mondale's speechwriter amongst their conservative stable by surrounding him with liberals and RINOs

Now they've hired the spawn of Jessie Jackson who has never done anyting in her life but will spew talking points as an in-house pundit

Has FOX News 'Jumped The Shark' Over Mitt???

FOX News may have 'jumped the shark' over mittens

Fair and balanced is Juan McCain

I for one have had enough of the ‘wisdom’ of Bill Kristal, Chas. Krauthammer, Ted Baxter, Bret Beahr, Toyko Rove, Ann Colter, Chris Wallace, Sean Wannabe, Dana Parino, Brit Hume, Shep Smith, Judge Jeanine, Alan Comes, Bob Beckle, Juan Williams, Whoraldo, P.T. Trump, et. al. all acting the part of the Romney cheerleading squad

Does anyone else 'feel my pain'?

.

Name ONE true conservative who is regularly on FOX

There is clearly a hunger and a market for honest news and honest conservative news - and it is clearly not FOX

with apologies to Ted Knight ….Find O'Reilly:

.

17 posted on 04/12/2012 5:13:47 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: jellybean
I’m not beating up on Gingrich, but his groupies have left a bad taste in my mouth.

As a former Palin/Bachmann/Cain/DeMint/Perry/Santorum groupie, I'm stuck now as a Newt groupie - and I preferred Newt over Santorum although I could have supported either. I'm not as thrilled with Newt as I would have been with many of the other options if we had worked harder to choose a decent republican instead of a democrat with (R) after his name, but he's got my vote. This is a dreadfully important election, one that will decide the future of the western world, and I don't see much chance of a positive outcome. We have to elect so conservative a Congress that the liberal in the White House (a guaranteed outcome if it's a choice between Romney and Obama) can't do as much damage to our economy and to individual freedom as they want. Even with that Congress, this is going to be extremely ugly - SHTF and CW II are both possible.

18 posted on 04/12/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: cripplecreek

Who is “they”? And what has this vague “they” got to do with anything at all?


19 posted on 04/12/2012 5:31:55 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! ABO! ABO!)
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To: jellybean
the groupies swoon and say how brilliant he is.
Nottoo much hyperbole, eh?
20 posted on 04/12/2012 5:33:51 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! ABO! ABO!)
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To: Clara Lou

They know who they are.


21 posted on 04/12/2012 5:35:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesn’t like to fight, doesn’t like to read books,” he said. “This is why the Tea Party was so horrifying. Tea Partiers were actually learning about the Declaration of Independence. They wanted to talk about the Federalist Papers. It was weird. They could be golfing.”

The Tea Party thought they had a home in the GOP - even helped the GOP tremendously in 2010, and the GOP liked their assistance (Delaware, Nevada, and Alaska notwithstanding). Hopefully now they know better.

22 posted on 04/12/2012 5:42:04 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: BfloGuy
I planned to vote for Gingrich in the NY primary, but I may just sit it out. It was going to be symbolic anyway; his poor-me crap really turns me off, though.

Seems to me you are doing exactly what you accuse Newt of doing. "Hmph. I don't like hearing the truth about Fox News so I'm not gonna vote for you."

23 posted on 04/12/2012 6:37:03 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina
Seems to me you are doing exactly what you accuse Newt of doing. "Hmph. I don't like hearing the truth about Fox News so I'm not gonna vote for you."

No, I don't think so at all. Did you read my post? I mentioned Reagan who was treated vilely by the press, but you'd never have known it to hear him. Counter that with Nixon who was alternately hurt and infuriated by the media and lashed out at them.

Unfortunately, Newt more resembles Nixon in that regard. I am not impressed with a candidate who whines about his media treatment even if it's true. And in this case, I think he's got a point.

But he's ostensibly still a candidate and this does him no good whatsoever. Do you think Fox will start treating him better because he called them out? They won't.

He should save his moaning for his memoirs after the campaign.

24 posted on 04/12/2012 9:01:38 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Elle Bee

Yep... fox sucks.

LLS


25 posted on 04/12/2012 9:36:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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