Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Accused of Hating Mankind by 'Conservative' Kathleen Parker
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.
Another Media House “Conservative”
Parker is a has been, looking for attention from the MSM.
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?
Kathleen endorsed Mr. Obama in 2008. ‘Nuff said.
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.
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.
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.
Funny that Kathleen "Obama" Parker would borrow a phrase from the person she tried to destroy when she was campaigning for Obama in 2008.
I am glad Townhall.com got rid of her after she started bashing Sarah Palin during the 2008 election
Me too. She’s no conservative!
WOW! Did Newt ply her with diamonds, too!
What’s the big deal? I’m a misanthrope! Parker is just stupid.
She's the same old media 'ho she's always been.
There is no such thing as a conservative who writes for the Washington Post.