Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Is Exposing the Corrupt Media
Posted on 01/26/2012 5:57:21 PM PST by neverdem
The Republican re-embrace of former Speaker Newt Gingrich says a lot about whom he sees as his opponent -- and it isn't just President Barack Obama. It's the media.
If not for major media's embrace, Obama would still be sitting in the Senate, perhaps mulling another run for the presidency. A UCLA economist-political scientist recently tried to measure how the liberal media bias influences the way people vote. He concluded that this bias gives the Democrat candidate 8 to 10 percentage points.
Republicans understand this. So does Gingrich -- on a very deep level. He knows the media dislike him above and beyond their anti-conservative Republican disdain. That he is testy, no-nonsense, whip smart and knowledgeable makes him formidable. That he engineered the 1994 GOP takeover of the House and pushed former President Bill Clinton into governing in the center makes him effective.
The good news for the media is that Gingrich is a Southern white male Christian Republican. He belongs to a group for which no advocacy organization exists to play the race/sex/religion card when Gingrich gets called -- on-air by cable hosts and pundits -- "racist," "disgusting" and a "pig."
Gingrich bites back. Hard. Thus, he addresses the question of his messy personal life while hitting the CNN moderator for bringing this up as the first question. Gingrich knows he lacks the Reaganesque "aw, shucks" persona. Reagan used his sunny disposition to counter the...
The media will not properly scrutinize Obama's narrative. Count on them, however, to examine and reject Gingrich's narrative that Obama's policies place a dangerous and hard drag on the economy.
Gingrich has declared war on the anti-Republican media pro-liberal bias and double standard that give Democrat candidates a built in 8- to 10-point advantage. It's about time. We've got a country to save...
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I am not intimidated by the so-called “baggage” he carries... I am still a fan of his!
Although I’m conflicted about Newt, I respect Larry and agree with what he says in this article.
The media LOVES McCain. Yet when he became the candidate, the media sunshine went away in a flash.
Would it make sense for Newt to adopt a, “sunny disposition”...?
Naw..! Keep biting, Newt.
Its about time a republican candidate for president started treating them like an enemy.
“It’s about time a republican candidate for president started treating them like an enemy.”
correction: “It’s about time a republican candidate for president started treating them like the psychotic, subversive punks that they are.”
Fine. But they’re still the enemy.
The Leftist Media must be broken. And Newt is the only candidate willing to even try.
I agree on both of those points, but Newt also needs to rout the RINO establihment who were critical to compromising with the rats since Nixon. We're broke, fiscally and morally.
I am a registered Conservative voter. The Republican Party lost my vote this week with its coordinated attack against Newt. It is now apparent that the MSM is both Republican and Democrat. The RINOs may rule right now but they have succeeded in making themselves as popular as Obama among the rest of us. I will now not vote for Romney, no matter what.
Good on you!
I’ll never vote for Romney!
The GOP can go the way of the Whigs if Romney is the nominee.
Gingrich is the only one who recognizes that the media is the dimrat party. The others try to win friends with the media which is like trying to win over a hungry pack of wolves.
Gingrich is taking the fight to them and letting them know that he is not a mccain, a dole, a romney or any other goofball who will not fight the media.
When the campaign gets narrowed to one repub against baraq, the media will go all out to destroy the repub and openly campaign for baraq. Gingrich recognizes this.
“Fine. But they’re still the enemy.”
The sting of well-placed rebuke.
(Thank you for that.) :>)
The repub establishment still doesn’t get it. We rubes of the Tea Party have had it. No more spending, no more go-along-to-get-along, no more gov’t over-reach. Enough already! We want the Constitution to be followed, our money to be sound, free markets, and Congress to be subject to the same laws we have to obey.
Newt is not perfect, but he has proven he can bring about big changes, and he WILL fight the lib/progressives on their assumptions/castigations of our principles and intentions - unlike the Doles, the McCains, the Roves and the Romneys in the party.
I’ll take the pit bull, please.