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Drudge, conservative media criticize Newt Gingrich (Drudge pulls an Oprah on his loyal readers...)
Politico ^ | 1/26/11 | JIM VANDEHEI and MIKE ALLEN

Posted on 01/26/2012 6:12:09 AM PST by jimbo123

Newt Gingrich better hope voters who lapped up his delicious hits on the “elite media” and liberals don’t read the Drudge Report this morning.

Or the National Review. Or the American Spectator. Or Ann Coulter.

If they do, Gingrich comes off looking like a dangerous, anti-Reagan, Clintonian fraud.

It’s as if the conservative media over the past 24 hours decided Gingrich is for real, and they need to come clean about the man they really know before it’s too late.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; charleshurt; conservativemedia; drudge; drudge4romney; gingrich; josephcurl; mattdrudge; mediabias; mediaelite4romney; mediamalpractice; newt2012; rinos4romney; romney
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1 posted on 01/26/2012 6:12:12 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Drudge has it in for Newt....I don’t even go to the website any more because of his bias towards Romney.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 6:14:20 AM PST by teg_76
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To: jimbo123

What will Ann and Matt do if Mitt does not make it?


3 posted on 01/26/2012 6:14:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: jimbo123

“Conservative media”?

No. Just people that made money off of some of us that think that they dictate to us whom we are to support.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 6:16:14 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: jimbo123
Or press the attack for Mittens the RINO....

Isn't it interesting....the who's who once the cover are pulled away.

I'm betting the whole deck of cards get reshuffled once the dust hits the floor.

5 posted on 01/26/2012 6:16:16 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: jimbo123

The RINO establishment is going all out to destroy Newt to once again give us a panty-waste candidate who will lose.


6 posted on 01/26/2012 6:16:28 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: jimbo123

What Politico is exposing is just who is in the tank for the political status quo. They are all starting to look like a bunch of elitists who look to gain money and power from the struggle between the two parties, while in reality the two parties are the same organization, like the husband and wife that continually fight with each other and sleep in separate bedrooms.

The new conservative Tea Party movement is the hot new girlfriend that may just break up this ongoing charade.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 6:16:39 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: jimbo123

Vichy Republicans rally behind Romneycare...

Disgusting.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 6:17:18 AM PST by y6162
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To: teg_76

AS of today I’m boycotting Drudge. I know it won’t make a hill of beans difference, but I’m sick of the obvious bias.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 6:18:25 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: jimbo123
I listened to the video and what Newt said was correct. Bush could not run as a continuation of Reagan because Americans have about 8 year attentions span. Bush's advisers had him put his spin on Reagan and he developed the “1000 points of lights”, kinder, gentler....” Now it all may have been crap, but a sitting VP running for President better make his own mark. Look at Gore, people were tired of the moral character of the president and took it out on Gore. If not for the last minute DUI discovery on Bush, which deadened the higher moral character of Bush, GWB would have easily won in 2000.
10 posted on 01/26/2012 6:19:03 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: teg_76

I hope all conservatives will remember what drudge, fox, coulter and others are doing to Newt.

Townhall.com, mrc.org, and cnsnews.com are much better, more fair,and far more conservative than these pigs that have deserted the conservative movement.

NO more drudge, coulter, or fox for me....!


11 posted on 01/26/2012 6:19:39 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: big'ol_freeper

“The RINO establishment is going all out to destroy Newt to once again give us a panty-waste candidate who will lose.”

Another Ford. Another HW Bush. Another Dole. Another McCain. And they’ll wonder why they keep losing.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 6:21:27 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: jimbo123
Newt could be filmed stomping kittens in the head, and it still wouldn't make me vote for Mitt Romney.
13 posted on 01/26/2012 6:21:56 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: swampfox101

They made a huge chunk of change off of conservatives and then decided to go Hollywood for Mittens.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 6:21:56 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: All

Me thinks they have blackmail material on Drudge.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 6:22:34 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: jimbo123
I am getting SO SICK Of this "Mitt is the most electable" nonsense- how can he be "the most electable" when MOST OF THE GOP PRIMARY VOTERS DONT EVEN WANT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!

no... i dont feel better now...

16 posted on 01/26/2012 6:22:41 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: jimbo123

I emailed Drudge at DRUDGE@DRUDGEREPORT.COM and let him know about how upset I was with him and that I’d not be visiting his site anymore because of his lack of objectivity.

Everyone, should be doing this as well.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 6:23:03 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: big'ol_freeper

I cannot stomach the hit job they are doing on Newt! If he ever has a chance will be miraculous. Hit after hit after hit, and for what... that snake Romney? Yep, we’re getting another loser shoved down our throats. I want the Tea Party to become a bonified party and I will register in a minute, I’m sick of this mess.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 6:23:08 AM PST by myrabach
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To: ari-freedom

Maybe they WANT to lose.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 6:23:28 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: y6162

Vichy.....! I LOVE IT.....! You did good.....*****


20 posted on 01/26/2012 6:23:34 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: bmwcyle
What will Ann and Matt do if Mitt does not make it?

Everything they can to make sure Urkel gets re-elected.

That's what sucks. If we nominate Newt, Ann and Matt will not go to bat for him. So then, if Newt loses, they can turn around and say, "See? We told you he couldn't get elected. He didn't attract enough independents."

But if the situation is reversed, if Mitt gets nominated and we don't support him, they'll scream like stuck pigs.

Somehow their beloved "independents" won't be to blame if Mitt loses, we will.

21 posted on 01/26/2012 6:25:21 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimbo123

FUMD


22 posted on 01/26/2012 6:26:04 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: jimbo123

For some time now, Coulter has betrayed the very principles which initially made her a marketable personality.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 6:26:48 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Mr. K

You will next Tuesday when Newt wins Fl..!

Hang in there and sc##w the media and what they say, conservative and liberal.

GO NEWT........!!!!!!!


24 posted on 01/26/2012 6:26:58 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: JaguarXKE

I have not been going to Drudge since he has been bashing Newt. These bashers have no idea how much they are damaging their own credibility and reputations with the rabid attacks on Newt. It is one thing to compare platforms and honestly examine records. It is another to attack him personally. These rabid bashers will not ever recover from their lack of honesty and professionalism. The public sees and rejects it.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 6:26:58 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (It's a Newtiful Day today!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Disgusting huh? Hit’em where it hurts the most, their pocket books. Stop going to their websites....!


26 posted on 01/26/2012 6:29:36 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: jimbo123

As many have said, a “President Newt” would so shake up the status quo in DC for all these folks they can’t stand the thought.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 6:30:35 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Matt=Mitt


28 posted on 01/26/2012 6:30:38 AM PST by King Hawk
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To: swampfox101

Thanks for those links... I am sick of fox for sure, for me, Coulter is a has been and haven’t paid her much mind for awhile now.


29 posted on 01/26/2012 6:32:15 AM PST by myrabach
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To: teg_76

Me neither! I used to have my browser start with three pages: Free Republic, Newsbusters and Drudge. Now I only have two!


30 posted on 01/26/2012 6:34:28 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: jimbo123
I saw that talking cadaver imus this morning ripping the people of Florida who clapped after Newt gave a speech.

There is no place to go except for Free Republic.

31 posted on 01/26/2012 6:34:51 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: jimbo123

Drudge is apparently trying to dispel Nancy Reagan’s annointing Gingrich as the new Reaganesque torchbearer.

Three Drudge headlines:

NEWT FLASHBACK 1983: REAGAN RESPONSIBLE FOR NATIONAL ‘DECAY’...
NEWT 1986: ‘The Reagan administration has failed, is failing...
NEWT 1988: ‘If Bush runs as continuation of Reaganism he will lose’...
VIDEO...

and this:

INSIDER: GINGRICH REPEATEDLY INSULTED REAGAN


32 posted on 01/26/2012 6:35:27 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: swampfox101

NO more drudge, coulter, or fox for me....!

Dittos.
I will not watch Fox after Beck disclosed that they tried to shut him up about Sorros.
I will not go to Drudge (except maybe dump these types of comments in his alert box).
I will not buy another Coulter book.

I am completely flumuxed as to why the elites think Mitt is conservative, why they think he can beat Obama and why they think he is good for us.

Even Sorros agrees that Mitt is the same as Obama!

I will vote this fall but I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY/McCAIN/DOLE!!!!


33 posted on 01/26/2012 6:36:20 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: SoConPubbie; onyx; maine-iac7; mcmuffin; LucyT; Jim Robinson; DJ MacWoW

Good idea: emailing Drudge@Drudgereport.com

Here are some off FR articles you may want your lists to send him:

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/what-really-happened-gingrich-ethics-case/336051

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/01/nancy-reagan-1995-ronnie-turned-that-torch-over-to-newt/

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/01/24/reagans-young-lieutenant/


34 posted on 01/26/2012 6:36:56 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: jimbo123

Don’t tell me who to vote for! If you take sides I will take mine. May the best man win


35 posted on 01/26/2012 6:37:32 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: JaguarXKE

AS of today I’m boycotting Drudge.

Stated my-self yesterday. I usually hit Drudge eight to ten times a day, yesterday, one time. To-day will remove him from my favorites and bookmarks.


36 posted on 01/26/2012 6:37:32 AM PST by buck61
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To: Texas Eagle

If the Old Guard refuses to support Newt after he wins the nomination, maybe this will serve as an opportunity for a new generation of conservatives to take their place. Newt’s success is fueling a revival of the Tea Party the likes of which I didn’t think possible just a few weeks ago.

Even party-line Republicans will grow weary of the establishment talking heads bashing their nominee. Where will they go instead? That’s the beauty of free enterprise.


37 posted on 01/26/2012 6:38:01 AM PST by Cato in PA (Alas, poor Mittens! We knew him too well.)
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To: jimbo123

I wonder if anyone remembers the 90s and Newt’s less than stellar leadership ability. Add to that his moral issues and own amount of RINOness, I don’t understand how people think Newt is some sort of conservative alternative. Romney has RomneyCare and Newt has all his little waltz’s with the left from global warming to spending.


38 posted on 01/26/2012 6:39:00 AM PST by jjm2111
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To: vanilla swirl

Amen....! mrc.org, cnsnews.com, and townhall.com are much better websites. They are conservative....and they are...FAIR AND BALANCED...unlike faux news....!

GO NEWT.....!!!!!


39 posted on 01/26/2012 6:40:15 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: jimbo123
The people of Florida are speaking loud and clear.


40 posted on 01/26/2012 6:40:54 AM PST by McGruff (Rebellion is brewing!)
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To: swampfox101

Thanks for the mrc.org, will replace Drudge with this.


41 posted on 01/26/2012 6:41:22 AM PST by buck61
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To: myrabach

U Welcome:


42 posted on 01/26/2012 6:41:24 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: jimbo123

Drudge no more for me as well. I deleted his bookmark and all cookies. If I see Coulter on TV, I change the channel.


43 posted on 01/26/2012 6:41:32 AM PST by CASchack
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To: jimbo123

I am starting to smell the stench of Karl Rove, at the Drudgereport.

Haven’t been this disappointed in a long time.


44 posted on 01/26/2012 6:41:52 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: jimbo123

>>>Or the National Review. Or the American Spectator. Or Ann Coulter.

Establishment lackeys all.


45 posted on 01/26/2012 6:42:06 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: buck61

Maybe the rino insider traders have invested heavily in Obamacare and need to see it written in stone.


46 posted on 01/26/2012 6:42:25 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: buck61

U will love mrc’s news busters....Jodie Miller is hilarious...check it out....!


47 posted on 01/26/2012 6:43:24 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: jjm2111

I remember the 90’s, and I remember Newt scared the crap out of democrats and the media, so they united to smear him.

Newt reclaimed Congress for the GOP, stopped Clinton’s agenda in its tracks, and put into place the entire Contract with America, as promised.

What 90’s where you in?


48 posted on 01/26/2012 6:44:08 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: myrabach
the hit job they are doing on Newt! If he ever has a chance will be miraculous.

I have posted before -- IA with the Romney/Paul ads were Saturday morning cartoons compared to what would come if Gingrich got any traction.

You think it's bad now? It will be 100 times worse if Gingrich gets the nomination. The barrage from Dems/MSM would be relentless, vicious.

Don't think for a moment that Pelosi's recent retraction has any validity. She was there when Gingrich was in the House. You can bet things about private meetings and behind-the-scenes activities will be leaked, if Gingrich appears to be a viable nominee.


49 posted on 01/26/2012 6:44:12 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: jimbo123
This is all about the elite's/pundit's/media's power structure ...the pundits are an just an extension of the Inside the Beltway cabal (lobbyists and elites of both major parties); it's all a “game” to them that earns them an extremely comfortable living. Newt threatens that paradigm because he was once a part of it and knows how it works ...and Newt has gone “rogue.” That's why all the pundits are pushing Romney.

It is much more than that, though, Newt has become the de facto standard bearer for the Tea Party; therefore, IF NEWT LOSES; THE TEA PARTY LOSES ...and it will garner no respect from the elites in power; who will do their best to totally dismember and destroy it. If that happens the only choice Conservatives will have is a third party movement ...not a good choice and probably doomed to failure.

Conservatives had better all realize that this is a fight for the very soul of Conservatism. Kudos to Gov Perry; I was not his supporter; but, he did the right thing for the country and I salute him! I was a Newt doubter and he was not my primary choice. I am 100% with him now and sent my first contribution several days ago.

GO NEWT!!!

50 posted on 01/26/2012 6:44:59 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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