Skip to comments.Gingrich demands apology from NBC for report on wife
Posted on 06/17/2011 6:07:11 AM PDT by chickadee
Newt Gingrich is demanding an apology from NBC News after it aired a report citing complaints from unnamed former advisers blaming his wife, Callista, for many of the problems that led to his campaign's staff shake-up last week.
"I believe NBC owes Callista an apology, because the fact is my campaign is my campaign," Gingrich said in an interview with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren. "Yes, we make decisions as a couple, but in the end, I take full responsibility. And I think the program this morning was totally irresponsible, and personally reprehensible, and the kind of thing that makes it hard to get decent people to run for public office."
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The thing that caught my eye was the photo of his wife (hadn't seen her before.) A couple of things struck me - she is pretty creepy. And, do they have a factory that manufactures Calistas?
LOL! A Stepford wife?
Newt is done.
Go Newt, just go
For once NBC got something right and Newt can’t handle it.
Newt has OBNOXIOUSLY used the term “we” when answering virtually any question over the last few years. “We” aren’t sure we’re running; “our” position is xxxx on whatever, etc.
So dragging his third or fourth wife or whatever she is into things at this point is fair game.
Stick a fork in him!
The forehead and weird eye looks like she is quite fond of Botox. (IMHO). She does have that “Stepford” look about her, doesn’t she?
Do you think she’s had any plastic surgery? /s
I notice him using “we” almost twenty years ago. Found it patronizing and demeaning.
I’ve noticed they all use “We” all except Sarah Palin she uses “I”.
Calista isn’t my ‘cup of tea,’ but the point is that you will never, ever see NBC doing a report on Michelle Robinson Obama, i.e.. why she was never before ‘08 proud of her country, or on rumors about her and Jarrett’s undue influence on Oval Office policies.
This type story is why Daniels chose not to run, and stories about the Palins may drive Sarah not to run. Newt’s right about that point. The MSM cannot trash spouses/kids and expect good people to run for office.
I saw the Greta interview. He doesn’t even deny the report is true, but wants an apology nonetheless.
So dragging the seraglio or whatever they are into things at this point is fair game.
How about this change?
Oh my. (I am writing from under my computer table.)
Did you alter that photo or is it “real”?
I do not want Newt as president either...BUT....these nasty attacks on him are not good. Gingrich is not perfect....but then neither are the rest of us.
We can speak to the poor decisions he has made by dealing with substance rather than simple ad hominem. After all, the ad hominem form is argument is most used by liberals.
Newt is the poster boy for being “whipped”.
When my wife looks at horses to buy, she immediately passes on any one that has eyes like those. She calls it “devil eye” and says horses with eyes like that will get you killed.
I am in total agreement with you, but at the same time, we have to choose our candidate with the press in mind. By this, I don’t mean foregoing excellent candidates like Palin or Bachmann because the press will take out after them, but the creepy, over-coiffed wife is a negative for a candidate. We cannot just whine about the inequities of the coverage as it won’t change.
If Callista Gingrich scares me, imagine what she will do for non-pubbies.
Well said. Thanks.
Newt has been slamming Paul Ryan. Newt/Callista owed $500,000 to Tiffany’s. Both of those are substantive reasons to not vote for him. Teasing about his spooky wife is just icing on the cake.
Decent people? Who's he talking about?
“I, Newt & Callista Gingrich, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States so help me God.”
this picture tells me Newt has wife #4 waiting somewhere.
Sorry I blew it! see corrected version below
WE, Newt & Callista Gingrich, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that WE will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of OUR ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States so help US God.
Once again, this story is a reminder of Newt’s weakness. He is definately led by the zipper, at least this time it is his “wife” and not the next, newest, younger, cuter thing.
Regardless of how much someone likes or dislikes Gingrich, it is good to see republicans getting more aggressive with the MSM. Palin has set a good example lately.
Maybe they have FINALLY realized there will be no friendly, or even fair, coverage of a republican in any circumstance. If you will be bashed anyway, why take the abuse in silence? It is time to challenge biased coverage instance by instance. The legacy media has been emulating Pravda for some time now. Candidates should challenge their credibility loud and often.
You are 100% right - Newt brings this on himself with the constant barrage of “Callista and I” blah blah blah. You don’t hear anyone else do that, or not much. I can’t name the spouse of Cain, Bachmann and only know about Todd Palin for reasons of his non political exploits, but even SP rarely answers a question about the campaign or policy with “Todd and I....”
Newt done brung this on hisself....
Imho, he’s very flawed and egotistical.
Oddly enough, Hillary & Pelosi have the same kind of eyes. I've seen photos of them with that same look. Maybe a FR has some of those photos - I didn't save them.
Careful folks...as I’ve discovered in other threads...
There are many Newt-istas and Calista-nistas out there that will come after you with fork and knife if you badmouth the Gingrichi.
For me...Newt is Naught.
I did not like the way the press and Gingrich handled Ryan’s plan. Presently, I LIKE his plan. He is the only one who had the guts to put forward such a plan. Newt could have communicated his ideas on this one in a much better way. I believe that I already stated that I would not vote for Newt as president.
What he and his wife spend their money on regarding personal items is not germane in this case. Referring to his wife as “spooky” is ad hominem.
Personally, I might not choose the hair color or clothing another woman wears but I will not denigrate her for her choice....especially if she is involved with activities that demonstrate her care for others.
I am still waiting for Newt to apologize to the American people for putting himself in the position to be blackmailed while he was Speaker of the House. His philandering greatly weakened the Republican revolution of the 90’s. Apologize for that Newt!
“Regardless of how much someone likes or dislikes Gingrich, it is good to see republicans getting more aggressive with the MSM.”
But, of course, Newt has to constantly practice the name of his current wife, it can be sooo confusing.
Thanks....but I should have said that “the ad hominem form OF argument is most used by liberals.”
Spell check doesn’t catch poor grammar or other careless mistakes. Lol!
oh, from the Dems’ perspective, Calista is the perfect stereotype of a Republican woman. Too white, too blonde, too coiffed, too expensively dressed, etc., etc., etc. They think that’s the very embodiment of the DC species of Republican women. Then, in their view, Outside the Beltway Republican/conservative/tea party women are straight out of “The People of WalMart.” But THEY don’t stereotype or profile.
Says the pompous intellectual of a report on his former adultery-complicit paramour, now wife.
You all know don't you that he knew from the git-go he wouldn't make it. He just wants to get the campaign cash and pay off a few jewelry debts - take a foreign cruise or two.
Newt’s third wife...having an affair and breaking up a marriage puts her and him in the -0 category. IF one can’t be faithful in a marriage...one can’t be trusted in any office of power. Our Founders spoke about integrity many times.
I disagree with some of what you have to say. A $500,000 debt that reeks of quid pro quo is not the sort of baggage that one wants in a Presidential candidate. I do make a decision about a person, especially a person with money and unlimited choices, when his/her appearance draws ridicule. Donald Trump’s hair is one such instance. The creepy finished product Callista Gingrich is showing the world is another.
Mr Gingrich , I have news for you. You seem to be in a bad place in politics. Your current wife is already making waves.
The jewelry, the staff quitting and your change in behavior.
You do not stand a chance in hell of being elected. All of your emails for money to me go into the trash. Your greatest political days are behind you. I once admired your grasp of history. The big glitch in your campaign? Your wife. She should be in the background supporting you quietly. She should not be the point person or equally involved in what you are trying to do.
Nope. Obummer uses “I” to the exclusion of all other pronouns.