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Newt Unloads On Lib. Media For Jumping At Ex-Wife Story But Not Covering Obama's "Failures"(Video)
Town Hall ^ | Jan 19, 2012 11:41 AM EST | Greg Hengler

Posted on 01/19/2012 10:42:01 AM PST by Red Steel

Greg Hengler - "I wish Ann Curry had the same umpf, passion, and tenacity when interviewing liberals and Democrats. Geez."

Below is my dictation of the interview of Ann Curry questioning Newt Gingrich after reading the propaganda NYT editorial.

Curry - Are you intentionally playing the race card to win votes?

Gingrich - You know modern liberals are just, I think frankly, are totally off the deep end. I went to the Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast Monday morning with the Republican Congressman who is an African-American Tim Scott. We talked about the corridor of shame, which president Obama campaigned in South Carolina has done nothing for. I outlined a planned to build an I -73 corridor from a corridor of shame into a corridor of hope...

Curry interjects -- I'm asking you Newt Gingrich, I'm asking you Newt Gingrich the nature you are characterizing president Obama as a food stamp president?

Gingrich - I'm trying to make a point to you which is, when conservatives care about the poor, and conservatives offer ideas about to help the poor, and conservatives suggest that the poor would rather have a paycheck than a food stamp, the very liberals who have failed them at places, like places like the New York Times promptly scream racism because they have no defense for the failure of liberal institutions, which have trapped poor children in bad schools and have trapped them in bad neighborhoods. Liberal solutions have failed.

Curry - Alright lets move on. Back in 1995, your X-wife Marianne told Vanity Fair that she could derail your campaign with one TV interview. Tonight she is giving that interview.

Is there anything that she could say, Newt Gingrich, that could end your campaign?

Gingrich - I'm not going to say anything negative about Marianne. My two daughters Cathy and Jackie have sent a letter to the president of ABC News saying from a family perspective this thing is totally wrong...

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Curry - Is your X-wife someone that you think that people should see as credible on your character?

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See the rest of the video here.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adulterer; bitter; bitterwife; cad; cheat; emotionalunbalancedx; newt; scoundrel
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1 posted on 01/19/2012 10:42:10 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Oh, any errors in the transcription of the interview is likely mine. ;-)


2 posted on 01/19/2012 10:44:26 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
YES!

this is the way to handle this, turn it around on Obama!

Don't attack your X Gingrich, just stick with the fact that you have already address this issue in the past and that you made mistakes in the past and have sought forgiveness from God and moved on.

3 posted on 01/19/2012 10:45:39 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Red Steel

Here are some Obozo “failures” for you:

http://citizenwells.com/2010/05/30/obama-mans-country-down-low-connections-gay-bath-house-obama-emmanuel-mans-country-members-wayne-madsen-report-chicago-gay-community-pick-up-basketball-games-donald-young-tucc-gay-choir-mast/


4 posted on 01/19/2012 10:45:57 AM PST by Scanian
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Well played by Newt.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 10:46:48 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“...made mistakes in the past and have sought forgiveness from God and moved on...”

Just like everyone else on earth


6 posted on 01/19/2012 10:48:07 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Red Steel

What’s with Townhall and the “unload” comment? Newt did not unload. Newt calmly and intellectually took her apart.

C’mon Townhall. You’re better than that.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 10:49:02 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Red Steel

“Curry - Is your X-wife someone that you think that people should see as credible on your character?”

This is certainly a new standard. The Ex should speak glowingly about you, or you are disqualified! Got it.

Of course, Obama can travel to Pakistan, on Saudi money, be a closet homo, marxist, Muslim, who never really lived in America before age 10, or visited the mainland before college,,,,be close friends with weatehr underground murderers,,
And thats just hunky dory.


8 posted on 01/19/2012 10:49:11 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Red Steel

I wish the rest of the mealy-mouthed candidates were as forceful pushing back at the liberal meme as Newt.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 10:50:08 AM PST by AU72
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To: SMARTY

AMEN.

I still say Drudge forced ABCs hand on this, the last thing they wanted was to be dribbling this story out piecemeal vs. having a big blockbuster in prime time.

And if anyone believes ABC was having a debate over ethics, I’ve got a bridge to sell you ;-)


10 posted on 01/19/2012 10:50:40 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Red Steel
My two daughters Cathy and Jackie have sent a letter to the president of ABC News saying from a family perspective this thing is totally wrong...

Isn't this just the type of thing you would want to task your daughters with, or even have them do it on their own.

Look Newt, you're talking to a guy that should have a great deal of sympathy with your 'former bitter wife' defense here. Sadly, you are a guy who cheated on his two former wives, so it gets a little more difficult to ignore some things your former wife might say.

Whose fault is that Newt? You were a man with very little moral fiber in those days. When I see you be unfaithful to Conservatism by sitting on a couch with Nancy Pelosi, it doesn't instill faith that you have strong moral fiber today as it relates to Conservatism. When you make join appearances with other Democrats, it doesn't help.

11 posted on 01/19/2012 10:53:55 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Without a single job in the U. S., after six months unemployment would be 0.0%.)
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To: Red Steel

Thank you for the video.

I can’t wait for Newt to knock both willard and bambi on their asses.

GO NEWT!


12 posted on 01/19/2012 10:53:55 AM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal)
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To: Red Steel

Try to visualize ABC news interviewing Obama with this style and confrontation and negativity.

You can’t. It’s not possible.


13 posted on 01/19/2012 10:54:24 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: AU72

Newt always...I REPEAT ALWAYS...turns these things around to an advantage for him.

I’m hoping he does again if asked tonight. Don’t attack your Ex...that’s a no win situation. Let them say what they want. Unless three other women come forth and say they took place in a four some with Marianne and him...just shut up...

And, actually even if that happens... SO WHAT! At least the guy is not gay..and secondly, has been happily married now.

We’re a different country than we were before Kennedy’s assasination and Viet Nam. The me generation has messed things up for all of us...

But it’s all good.... that’s right folks... in the end it’s all good.


14 posted on 01/19/2012 10:55:12 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Red Steel

Sticking with the open marriage theme, we can only wonder if Obama’s homosexual escapades count. If the Obama regime has anything to do with this soap opera, Obama should voice his thoughts on his mother’s sexual exploits with a married couple.

The media might want to look back on the open marriage days of Kennedy and Clinton, and then ask themselves why they never complimented W on his faithful marriage.

I don’t care about Newt’s past indiscretions. We have a constitutional republic to save while we can.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 10:55:56 AM PST by pallis
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To: Red Steel

A 3fer.

1)turn it back on Obama’s failures.
2)Turn it back on the medias unwillingness to question Obama.
3)Give solution how to fix things.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 10:56:18 AM PST by Leep (Paul/Ventura 2016)
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To: bigbob
And if anyone believes ABC was having a debate over ethics, I’ve got a bridge to sell you ;-)

I'm sure ABC, as well as the rest of the MSM, are lock step in their support for Mr. Obama, however there may have an internal debate as to whether pushing this story would help or harm their cause.

17 posted on 01/19/2012 10:56:37 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Red Steel

Careful, Newt.

You keep throwing tantrums and you will lose the nomination/general election.

[I just hope, if Gingrich does get the nomination, that he will only have one foot in his mouth at a time.]


18 posted on 01/19/2012 10:56:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Red Steel
Alright lets move on. Back in 1995, your X-wife Marianne told Vanity Fair that she could derail your campaign with one TV interview. Tonight she is giving that interview.

How many newsmen have had affairs? - I'd like to know ... Inquiring minds and all... Any at ABC? Any bitter ex-wives out there ready to talk to the internet? Someone knows something - let's call 'em out.

19 posted on 01/19/2012 10:57:03 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Red Steel

What was Obama doing in 1995?


20 posted on 01/19/2012 10:57:15 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: TomGuy

Careful, Newt.

You keep throwing tantrums and you will lose the nomination/general election.

______________________________

What tantrum? Did you even watch the video??


21 posted on 01/19/2012 11:01:55 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Red Steel

Yeas, bitter exs are always credible. /SARC


22 posted on 01/19/2012 11:02:57 AM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: All

Maybe Marianne can go on Jerry Springer show and work out all that bitterness.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 11:03:33 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: pallis
The press not only didn't cover Kennedy and his myriad affairs, they looked up to him for it... And yeah, they knew what he was doing. Kennedy was their hero for it..

ABC isn't ‘shocked’ - they're trying to take down a conservative - as usual. There's nothing so filthy they wouldn't hide if it was a dem involved - and nothing so pedestrian they wouldn't make a big deal of if it's a Republican.

Any bitter ex wives of newsmen who would like to come forward? I know some of them are out there...

24 posted on 01/19/2012 11:04:18 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Red Steel

“are y ou intentionally playing the race card?”

What a disgusting question, just think of the innuendo. Obama has done nothing but play the race card by creating a class war.


25 posted on 01/19/2012 11:04:18 AM PST by Toespi
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To: AppyPappy

[ What was Obama doing in 1995? ]

Most likely Larry Sinclair or someone who knew Larry Sinclair in that special way.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 11:04:35 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Red Steel

It really doesn’t matter how many times Newt blasts away at the enemedia as the bring up his adulteries.

The point is that Newt will have these issues dog him from now until he is defeated.

And let me state here and now, that there will be more bimbo eruptions. Just as there was with Clinton - just was there was with Cain, there will be more girlfriends coming out of the gutters in the weeks ahead with stories to sell.

True? A pack of lies? WHO CARES? The media will make up stuff if they have to.

And the damage will be complete.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 11:08:43 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: GOPJ

Here is one of the Sleaseballs! CNBC ?

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/06/30/did-nbcs-predator-catcher-chris-hansen-get-caught-in-his-own-scandal/

Here is one from ABC
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=7713636


28 posted on 01/19/2012 11:08:59 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: DoughtyOne

You seem to know a lot about Newt and his private conversations with his wives...!

How did u get that access?


29 posted on 01/19/2012 11:11:24 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: AppyPappy
What was Obama doing in 1995?

Barry Hussein was probably spending his free time cruising for 'sheenis' at seedy truck stops and rest areas.

(Use urban dictionary to look it up)
30 posted on 01/19/2012 11:11:41 AM PST by brent13a (Freerepublic is a great site for conservative news, if you can stomach the cop hating.)
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To: Red Steel

OUT OF THE DAMN PARK!

Man, when he is good.....


31 posted on 01/19/2012 11:13:00 AM PST by moehoward
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To: DesertRhino

You forgot coke head.....
I don’t remember if cheating on your significant other is a FELONY....but I’m SURE using COCAINE is....


32 posted on 01/19/2012 11:14:08 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Red Steel

Still waiting on the media to demand Obama release his college transcripts and his college thesis.
Also would love to see the LA Times video of Obama giving a roast to his ol buddy Rashid Khalidi..LOL look at me I made a funny, the media, demand anything from their messiah..when piggies fly


33 posted on 01/19/2012 11:14:20 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: billys kid

We have Obama because Rove/Bush/Republicans adopted the “New Tone” method of not criticizing democrats. This is akin to a boxer who won’t throw punches. Newt is surging because he fights back - both Dems and Drive-Bys. As Lincoln said of Grant: I can’t spare the man, he fights!”


34 posted on 01/19/2012 11:15:29 AM PST by Dansong
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To: GOYAKLA; Liz; abb; sickoflibs; FARS

Thanks - maybe someone can post both of these - maybe we can get more. Again - thanks.

Here is one of the Sleaseballs! CNBC ?

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/06/30/did-nbcs-predator-catcher-chris-hansen-get-caught-in-his-own-scandal/

Here is one from ABC
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=7713636


35 posted on 01/19/2012 11:18:42 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Dansong

BINGO!


36 posted on 01/19/2012 11:19:35 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: GOYAKLA

Don’t forget Richard Cohen screwing Peter Jannings’ wife.


37 posted on 01/19/2012 11:21:55 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Red Steel
This is why I'm all in for Newt ...warts and all.

He shows the liberal media for the sold-out morons they are. He keeps pushing the CURRENT issue to the 'Bamster, an utter failure.

Go Newt go!!

38 posted on 01/19/2012 11:26:40 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (Avoiding Obama by replacing him with Romney is like avoiding a Ford by replacing it with a Mercury)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Our three is just the tip of the Tales.
I’ll add Rick Sanchez of South Florida , the killer! Dolphin Stadium.


39 posted on 01/19/2012 11:26:55 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

Yep, there shouldn’t be a time, ever, for any GOP candidate,
when they assume the media isn’t out to destroy them

and pave the way for the democRats and 0bama.

And they should point out this fact whenever the opportunity arises.

“I’m glad you asked that question - let me preface my answer with the understanding that the media, including yourself, the questioner, has an agenda to destroy any viable opposition to democRats, and has no intention whatsoever to vet any democRat candidate, and, to the contrary, will do whatever they can to cover up for them...

now, to answer your question...”


40 posted on 01/19/2012 11:32:21 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: DoughtyOne

The daughters were making campaign appearances and writing editorials defending their Dad against media lies and distortions before this broke. Strangely, their efforts to correct the record never get reported on. I’m sure he didn’t “task” them with this. I’d do the same if a network tried to take my Dad down.


41 posted on 01/19/2012 11:34:35 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: TomGuy

So...defending himself is “throwing tantrums”? Really? Take your own advise and be “careful”.


42 posted on 01/19/2012 11:37:26 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: swampfox101

You know what, I spent the better part of a decade talking about the dalliances of Bill Clinton. Did I have private access to all those women? No. It was still clear to me that Clinton was unfit to be president, based on this alone.

I haven’t said that about Newt, but I do have grave concerns about his fitness to be president.

I’m not convinced by any stretch of the imagination that I want him representing me from the White House.

Are ABC and other networks above criticism for taking Newt to task on this? No. It still seems to me like the real criticism of the media should be why it didn’t cover Clinton and doesn’t cover Obama like this, rather than damning them for covering Newt like this.

Newt’s tactic of saying he’s not going to say critical things of his ex-wife, while sounding admirable, also presents a situation where he will never have to answer if he did this or not.

Should it matter? Should it have mattered when it was Bill
Clinton? Should it matter if Obama were guilty of certain things.

Folks, it seems to me that we are walking on very shakey ground if we try to dismiss all this on the grounds all people make mistakes, and it’s been over ten years.

Are we willing to excuse all things Clinton or Obama on those tenets? If so, that means we can’t even talk about Clinton and Carter’s presidency any longer.


43 posted on 01/19/2012 11:38:17 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Without a single job in the U. S., after six months unemployment would be 0.0%.)
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To: AppyPappy

(waving hand) Ooooh! Ooooh! I know!


45 posted on 01/19/2012 11:38:51 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Red Steel

Hey Newt! How about you talk about Minor V. Happersett and actually DO SOME REAL GOOD!!!??


46 posted on 01/19/2012 11:40:09 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Red Steel

Newt is doing the right thing. He is not going to get mired up in the nitpickies of an episode that happened years ago. It is over, let’s move on.


47 posted on 01/19/2012 11:40:09 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: pallis

Teddy Kennedy renting out an entire bordello in South America is still hard to top.


48 posted on 01/19/2012 11:44:03 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: Toespi

I think its funny they assigned a mixed-race woman to attack Newt. Better to use someone in a double protected class than risk using the womanizing AND MARRIED Matt Lauer making them look really stupid.


49 posted on 01/19/2012 11:44:33 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: DoughtyOne

I agree, and I really think it comes down to what the explanation is and whether he’s being truthful about it. Clinton was a scumbag for getting BJs in the Oval Office while on the phone with God-knows-who, and that was probably the most innocent thing he did (Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broderick anyone?). Not to mention his subsequent perjury which led to his impeachment and disbarment.

If this is simply a guy asking his wife for an open marriage, I gotta say, I don’t really care. Not all sex scandals are created equal, regardless of what the Obama Media want you to think. I view this the same as I did with Herman Cain—if he’s honest and up-front about it, fine. If he starts bending over backwards to lie about it and obfuscate the issue, then he needs to step aside.


50 posted on 01/19/2012 11:44:50 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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