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Newt Gingrich Accused of Hating Mankind by 'Conservative' Kathleen Parker
News Buster.com ^ | November 13, 2011 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/13/2011 3:51:51 PM PST by Kaslin

Moments after being introduced by Face the Nation host Bob Schiiffer as a "conservative" columnist, the Washington Post's Kathleen Parker on Sunday referred to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as a "misanthrope" - aka a mankind hater (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: And we're back now with our panel. Kathleen Parker, of course, a columnist for the Washington Post who writes kind of from the conservative side, I would say. Dee Dee Myers, President Clinton's press secretary, National Journal's Major Garrett who moderated the debate last night along with our own Scott Pelley. And our CBS News political director just named to that post yesterday John Dickerson. John, congratulations.

Despite the absurdity of calling Parker a conservative - she last year admitted that she won the Pulitzer Prize for being a conservative basher - wasn't it fascinating how the political leaning of none of the other panelists - accurate or not! - was identified?

Such is typically the case on these Sunday shows.

Funnier still, when the subject of Gingrich arose, Parker took a swipe that was anything but conservative:

BOB SCHIEFFER: Kathleen, do you see Gingrich now being the alternative to Romney, various ones that have been put in that position and have risen and then fallen. Where-- where do you see Gingrich now?

KATHLEEN PARKER: Well, he's-- he's certainly the flavor of the week. And-- and Newt Gingrich does very, very well in debates. You know, he's not really much of a campaigner. In fact, he's been described as sort of a misanthrope. That would be sort of interesting wouldn't it to have a misanthropic President.

For those unfamiliar with the term, a misanthrope is someone that hates mankind.

And that's the so-called conservative columnist CBS News brought on to discuss the Republican presidential race.

Might as well have an Obama adviser there instead.

At least then the viewer would know where her sympathies truly lied.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; bobschieffer; kathleenparker; newtgingrich
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1 posted on 11/13/2011 3:51:52 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Another Media House “Conservative”


2 posted on 11/13/2011 3:58:39 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Kaslin

Parker is a has been, looking for attention from the MSM.


3 posted on 11/13/2011 4:00:13 PM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: Kaslin

I am not a Newt fan. He was apparently neutered by Little Tommy Dasshole’s fishing expedition. That said, Parker re-enforces her credentials as a RINO. Is she going to start repeating the Democrat meme from ‘95 “Nitwit the Grinch and the Contract on America”?
Parker, why the hell don’t you just go over to the Dems?


4 posted on 11/13/2011 4:01:22 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Kaslin

5 posted on 11/13/2011 4:03:28 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Kaslin

Kathleen endorsed Mr. Obama in 2008. ‘Nuff said.


6 posted on 11/13/2011 4:04:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Fred Hayek

I am not convinced of Newt’s conservative values.

No doubt, he’s one of the great debaters in America. But when it comes to relating to people he reminds me of Karl Rove. Not high on the likeable factor.

JMHO


7 posted on 11/13/2011 4:05:31 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Kaslin

GO NEWT!


8 posted on 11/13/2011 4:05:42 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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9 posted on 11/13/2011 4:06:22 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Kaslin

I would settle for Newt instead of who we have in the WH. In that vein, I’d settle for Bert and Ernie over who we have in the WH.

Though I am hoping Cain pulls through all of this media hurricane to secure the nomination however.


10 posted on 11/13/2011 4:08:15 PM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Kaslin

Newts turn.

DNC/Soros/State run media did Palin, Bachmann, Cain and Perry already.

If Huntsman pops up with hours hundreds of articles shall appear proving he is satan’s son.

But they will never attack Mitt or Paul.


11 posted on 11/13/2011 4:08:25 PM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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12 posted on 11/13/2011 4:10:10 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Kaslin
>KATHLEEN PARKER: Well, he's-- he's certainly the flavor of the week.

Funny that Kathleen "Obama" Parker would borrow a phrase from the person she tried to destroy when she was campaigning for Obama in 2008.

13 posted on 11/13/2011 4:10:26 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: onyx

I am glad Townhall.com got rid of her after she started bashing Sarah Palin during the 2008 election


14 posted on 11/13/2011 4:10:32 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Me too. She’s no conservative!


15 posted on 11/13/2011 4:11:21 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Kaslin

WOW! Did Newt ply her with diamonds, too!


16 posted on 11/13/2011 4:11:51 PM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Kaslin

What’s the big deal? I’m a misanthrope! Parker is just stupid.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 4:17:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: Soothesayer9
LOL - you sexually harassing Miss Piggy?
18 posted on 11/13/2011 4:17:56 PM PST by not2worry
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To: Fred Hayek
She'll never be a RINO. The Republican party would never ask her to run for office.

She's the same old media 'ho she's always been.

19 posted on 11/13/2011 4:18:31 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin

There is no such thing as a conservative who writes for the Washington Post.


20 posted on 11/13/2011 4:19:20 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Calusa
OK, Kathleen, it's your turn to be the republican, I did it last week.
21 posted on 11/13/2011 4:22:23 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Kaslin

Parker is about as conservative as Morning Joe is,they both worked for left wing organizations as well.


22 posted on 11/13/2011 4:29:51 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Calusa

That’s what I’m thinking: that she’s secretly working for Newt. Or else just not that sharp. This is the cycle in which conservatives are sick and tired of MSM attacks on their candidates. Witness Cain, and the backfire of the smears. If Parker wanted to fire up Newt’s base and evoke empathy from his conservative non-base, she hit a homer.


23 posted on 11/13/2011 4:36:36 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: rodguy911

NEWT: Hates Mankind, loves “Princess Nancy”. Two time loser!


24 posted on 11/13/2011 4:37:41 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Kaslin

BOB SCHIEFFER obviously doesn’t know what a conservative is if he thinks Parker is a conservative.

The universal panning of the sorry CBS “debate” should have made everyone connected with it ashamed, but they are clueless.


25 posted on 11/13/2011 4:41:15 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

Parker is a conservative? Since when? She’s just another leftist. So where does that put Schieffer?


26 posted on 11/13/2011 4:41:45 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Kaslin
Ok, whoever Parker is, she's a fool. Next.
27 posted on 11/13/2011 4:46:04 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Kaslin

I’m sure that Newt is really going to lose sleep after hearing what Kathleen Parker had to say about him.

CBS is just smarting after their new ‘star’ Scott ‘Smug’ Pelley got upbraided by Newt, kinda like a kid whose only boxing experience was with ‘Rock Em Sock Em Robots’ decides they can take on the likes of George Foreman in his prime.

Say Smuggy? That’s gonna leave a mark, lol


28 posted on 11/13/2011 4:57:26 PM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the show - if you can stand watching these people -

Parker may have it right on one hand - but it’s not ALL mankind he’s doesn’t like - just her ilk...and, of course, she would think that’s All Mankind...

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388108n&tag=contentMain;contentBody


29 posted on 11/13/2011 4:59:03 PM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: mkjessup

She’s very strange.


30 posted on 11/13/2011 5:00:30 PM PST by livius
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: And we're back now with our panel. Kathleen Parker, of course, a columnist for the Washington Post who writes kind of from the conservative side, I would say. Dee Dee Myers, President Clinton's press secretary, National Journal's Major Garrett who moderated the debate last night along with our own Scott Pelley. And our CBS News political director just named to that post yesterday John Dickerson.
See BS ping.


31 posted on 11/13/2011 5:01:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Calusa; All
WOW! Did Newt ply her with diamonds, too!

did you forget the 'sarq' or are you carrying water for the media?

Or do you not know that that Tiffany crap was just that?

Either way, it's careless to repeat accusations without proof - going on just what the media says. Of all people, it would be nice to see FREEPERS not swallow the media smears as true.

The Hype: ""He was in debt up to $500,000 at Tiffany's - from buying Calista expensive jewels!"

The truth: He had an account at Tiffanys and like many big stores, they advance a LOC - Line of Credit. It wasn't OWED money, nor purchase of expensive jewels. It was not due to his being recklessly in debt - but having SUPER credit!

A lot of us of are given a LOC which our banks extend - mine, for example, is $500. (I don't have an income like Newt! ahahaha). I didn't ask for it, they just informed me of it. I don't' OWE them it, it's just available should I want to use it or accidentally make a purchase that goes over my balance.

The Tiffany story is just ONE of the totally twisted, untrue stories that people parrot as part of his "baggage."

32 posted on 11/13/2011 5:20:18 PM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Fantasywriter
That’s what I’m thinking: that she’s secretly working for Newt. Or else just not that sharp. This is the cycle in which conservatives are sick and tired of MSM attacks on their candidates. Witness Cain, and the backfire of the smears. If Parker wanted to fire up Newt’s base and evoke empathy from his conservative non-base, she hit a homer.

Good Golly! That's about as rubber banded as it can get.

Amazing...

33 posted on 11/13/2011 5:23:14 PM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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34 posted on 11/13/2011 5:23:27 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: txrefugee
BOB SCHIEFFER obviously doesn’t know what a conservative is if he thinks Parker is a conservative.

He knows she isn't. He's just hoping we won't notice...

35 posted on 11/13/2011 5:24:52 PM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: maine-iac7

I’m sorry my post (evidently) went over your head. Should I have typed more slowly, and used simpler terms?


36 posted on 11/13/2011 5:27:51 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Kaslin
Kathleen Parka loves Obama.

Any credibility she may have once had has been gone a long, long time.

37 posted on 11/13/2011 5:33:51 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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LOL! ParkER


38 posted on 11/13/2011 5:34:23 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Fred Hayek

I think you have insulted RHINOs. There is nothing Conservative or Republican about that woman. I do not read her columns or pay attention to what she says. She is a Democrat’s Democrat. I’d rather listen to someone scratching his or her nails on a blackboard than listen to her.


39 posted on 11/13/2011 5:41:18 PM PST by Essie
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To: maine-iac7

No smoke. No fire. Go in peace.


40 posted on 11/13/2011 5:44:18 PM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t even like Newt but this is just stupid to a new level. With all of the criticisms one could make of Newt why bother to go so far out into deep space?

Kathleen Parker, does anyone really care what she writes anymore?


41 posted on 11/13/2011 5:51:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: not2worry

Watch Newt Gingrich’s “God in America” series.

It is exceptional, and it clearly demonstrates his conservative, God-believing position on American exceptionalism.

Newt Gingrich is Churchill. He is nothing like Rove. Rove picks at things that interest him.

Newt Gingrich absorbs and utilizes them. His is the best political mind in America in our day.


42 posted on 11/13/2011 5:51:44 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Kaslin

I haven’t watched a Sunday morning talk show in many years. Had no idea Dee Dee Myers is still in the political loop


43 posted on 11/13/2011 5:52:55 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Fred Hayek

She doesn’t do that because the Wash Post needs its house token “conservative”. The NY Times has one that pretends to be conservative too. They pretend it makes them unbiased media outlets.


44 posted on 11/13/2011 5:53:23 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

Parker earned the undying love of the leftist MSM for her brutal attacks on Sarah Palin and other female conservative candidates in 2008 and 2010.


45 posted on 11/13/2011 5:53:24 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Zerobama's bus tour: the Blunder Bus Tour)
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To: Kaslin

Bachman’s been slammed from the get-go. Palin was mobbed by the media too. So was (and is) Cain. Now Newt. Perry has done his own damage but the media hit him as well.

When are they gonna hit Romney? Or is that was this is all about ... getting Romney to the top? Hmmmmmmm......


46 posted on 11/13/2011 5:55:54 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: maine-iac7

BTW it’s none of my business how Newt spends his money or who he associates with. Should he survive the MSM ‘rope-a-dope’ and win the nomination he has my vote.


47 posted on 11/13/2011 5:56:51 PM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: MNJohnnie

He doesn’t suffer fools gladly, most particularly the media - who thinks of themselves as ‘all mankind.’

But he sure does love our country - and he and Calista are Christians....both things of which are absent in the WH right now.

http://www.amazon.com/Nation-Like-No-Other-Exceptionalism/dp/1596982713/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321234040&sr=1-4

a list of his books - and Callista’s new children’s book - to introduce them, from the get-go, to our history - something they won’t get it school.

http://www.amazon.com/mn/search/?ref%5F=nb%5Fsb%5Fss%5Fc%5F1%5F6&url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=gingrich&sprefix=Gingri&rd=1


48 posted on 11/13/2011 5:57:30 PM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: xzins
Watch Newt Gingrich’s “God in America” series.

Do you have link - or site?

49 posted on 11/13/2011 6:02:42 PM PST by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: maine-iac7
You are so right-on.

If people would realize how big media comes up with stories. They get in a room and one person whispers a rumor into the ear of the person next to them. Then without any clarification that person repeats the rumor to the person sitting next to them. They continue this process around the room. When it gets to the end of the chain that's the story they go with. Unfortunately todays 'educated' are easy to fool. Obama did it with a little help from his media friends.

50 posted on 11/13/2011 6:09:04 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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