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Gingrich campaign to traveling press: Find your own damn ride
Yahoo News ^ | 1/28/2012 | Chris Moody

Posted on 01/29/2012 1:39:41 PM PST by Petruchio

ORLANDO, Fla.--It's total newt-iny on the Gingrich campaign press bus.

For each caucus or primary during the 2012 presidential campaign, Gingrich's campaign has organized transportation for the reporters assigned to cover him--as is customary for nearly every presidential candidate.

[snip]

That working relationship pretty much stopped working this weekend, two days before the Florida primary.

The trouble began when Daniel Malloy, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, started to do some simple math,

[another snip]

Sitting in the back of the bus that day, the penny pinching press got to thinking:

[yet another snip]

One by one, the reporters signaled that they would not join the former speaker on his plane.

[yet again another snip]

And because fewer journalists would be on the plane, the cost per seat skyrocketed to more than $3,000.

[even yet again another snip]

The reporters on the bus, now saddled with an unexpected new cost, fumed. Campaign aides were furious over the little mutiny. Reporters threatened to dispute the charges to their credit cards.

Then, the campaign dropped a bomb: No reporters would be allowed to fly with Gingrich on his campaign swing on Monday,

[final snip]

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheapskates; danielmalloy; enemedia; gingrich; mainstreammedia; msm; newt; press; waronnewt
Good for Newt!

If the damn press had not acted like a pack of sniveling spoiled brats, there would be no problems.

[I hate cutting something to pieces and still try to get the gist of it through]

1 posted on 01/29/2012 1:39:44 PM PST by Petruchio
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To: Petruchio
The press is the enemy.

Treat them that way. They started it.

2 posted on 01/29/2012 1:44:13 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (When the night falls, it falls on me, and when the day breaks I'm in pieces.)
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To: Petruchio

The press should be paying their own way anyhow


3 posted on 01/29/2012 1:44:21 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Petruchio
Let them ride half way and then push them out the door at 35,000 feet.

SOB's are into character assassination,then cry when there are consequences.

4 posted on 01/29/2012 1:44:53 PM PST by Rome2000 (MYTH ROMNEY IS A MORMON MELCHIDEZEK HIGH PRIEST)
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To: Petruchio
Maybe Newt wasn't serving caviar and truffles on his plane like Hussein.
5 posted on 01/29/2012 1:45:46 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Petruchio

Yet another reason to vote for Newt!


6 posted on 01/29/2012 1:49:12 PM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty and big media fears Newt Gingrich)
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To: bgill

So use to being treated like royalty by zero only when they treat him like “the emperor has no clothes”


7 posted on 01/29/2012 1:50:13 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Petruchio

Professional Treason. The press found a way to increase Newt’s financial burdens in air travel. Break him. Hardly about saving the company man’s budget for travel in a primary/election year.

Newt is just the man needed for these trying times. He hits back with aplomb. Delicious.


8 posted on 01/29/2012 1:50:32 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Santorum supporters are "good men doing nothing".)
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To: bgill

So use to being treated like royalty by zero only when they treat him like “the emperor has no clothes”


9 posted on 01/29/2012 1:50:48 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Petruchio

You did a good job and gave us a laugh, to boot.

Thanx!


10 posted on 01/29/2012 1:51:32 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Petruchio
I agree, good for Newt. The MSM press are NOT our friends.

They along with the Establishment hate our guts.

GO NEWT! GO SOCIAL CONSERVATISM!


11 posted on 01/29/2012 1:51:52 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Huck 2012 with Cain, Palin, Santorum, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Petruchio

Oh! No! The poor dears...


12 posted on 01/29/2012 1:52:07 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Walrus

The Nominee that can first defeat the Media is the only one we can pick. Dunham IS the media, without them he is nothing.


13 posted on 01/29/2012 1:52:11 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Petruchio

Hey Press....
Why should my political contributions
accomodate you(r) asses? lol.
Don’t like it? Work for a company that
can afford it.


14 posted on 01/29/2012 1:52:48 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Petruchio

The old media.....they know best based on ??????


15 posted on 01/29/2012 1:53:56 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Petruchio

The press shouldn’t fraternize with those they’re covering.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 1:55:31 PM PST by FES0844
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To: Petruchio

Great job Newt! For way too long Republicans have smooched up to the media...only to get kicked in the groin. Let’s stop pretending these people are some neutral observers whose job is to report the “truth”.

Ninety percent of the press are on the Obama/Romney team...and I especially include Fox news in this group.

Stab ‘em in the eye. Metaphorically speaking, of course.


17 posted on 01/29/2012 1:56:37 PM PST by kjo
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To: Petruchio

Reminds me of something Reagan would do. : D


18 posted on 01/29/2012 1:56:57 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Rome2000
Let them ride half way and then push them out the door at 35,000 feet.

Tell them in advance you'll let them on for half price, then at the halfway point toss them out. Useful propagandists ARE useless eaters.

19 posted on 01/29/2012 1:59:03 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Petruchio

Well done Newt!


20 posted on 01/29/2012 1:59:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: CainConservative

A page taken from Sarah Palin’s book when she had her bus tour this summer! She wouldn’t give them a schedule of her stops and they went bananas. I love it.


21 posted on 01/29/2012 2:00:06 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Petruchio

Maybe Newt should have strapped them on to the roof of the plane and taken off!


22 posted on 01/29/2012 2:03:24 PM PST by mardi59
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To: Petruchio

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

Winston Churchill


23 posted on 01/29/2012 2:04:11 PM PST by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: Petruchio

Where did someone in the campaign say “damn”?

Oh...they didn’t. That was just thrown in there by the asshat who wrote the snit-piece.


24 posted on 01/29/2012 2:09:50 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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Click

House Minority Whip Gingrich and 7th District congressional candidate
Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River on
April 15, 1994, as part of a "Taxpayer's Tea party" in Roswell, Georgia.
GO NEWT!
GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

25 posted on 01/29/2012 2:13:44 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Petruchio
Even as recently as Viet Nam, we had many in the press corps which didn't loathe this country.

There was some little embedded reporter twit from Reuters during the Iraq War who, when asked, why he focused on stories which showed the American military at their worst retorted "My job is to cover the facts on the ground, not write PR for the Bush Administration."

If I'd been in charge of the unit where he was embedded, I would have given him the Coach Wooden treatment and told him something like this:

We admire someone who stands up for what he believes and we're going to miss having you accompany us. But our men are doing a dangerous enough job as it is and we simply do not have resources to spare protecting somebody who is more devoted to his own agenda than the dangerous mission our men are being asked to accomplish. Good luck with arranging your own transportation. I suggest you mark you press vehicle very distinctly and we will do our best not to hit you in the crossfire.

26 posted on 01/29/2012 2:28:33 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: EGPWS

“Reminds me of something Reagan would do.”

Very similar to Ronaldus Magnus shouting at an interrupting reporter, “I’ll have you know I PAID FOR THIS MICROPHONE!”


27 posted on 01/29/2012 2:29:55 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Petruchio

I love it. They’ve all been working hard to screw him in the Florida election, and then they suddenly started making trouble about having to pay expenses for the press seats.

Let them walk.


28 posted on 01/29/2012 2:32:08 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Petruchio
Enemedia
29 posted on 01/29/2012 2:33:34 PM PST by tomkat (Newt '12)
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To: FES0844

Nor should the pols fraternize with the press. No appearances at the National Press Club dinners, no parties on the lawn for the media, no appearances on Letterman or the others, and so on.

And let them conduct their interviews by video link. Force the media back into its role; they’ve become too used to their welfare at the hands of presidents. Free food, booze, rides, photo ops...


30 posted on 01/29/2012 2:34:17 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Petruchio

He KNOWS they’ll NEVER like him, and he’s treating them that way.

Not insulting them, mind you, simply being REALISTIC.

I LIKE HIM MORE AND MORE AND MORE....!

This honesty is amazing and REFRESHING...! I’m so proud and reassured.


31 posted on 01/29/2012 2:51:22 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Petruchio

Since when do reporters,, on assignment, in an election year worry so deeply about what it costs their boss? Also,,, it’s almost like they don’t realize how easily the message can get out in the internet era.
The soundbite of the reporter,, in the actual location, is meaningless.
It actually focuses the attention on Newts true message that day, because thats all they are left with.


32 posted on 01/29/2012 2:57:36 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Petruchio

Just heard that Jon Vought is supporting Romney..

I’m shocked...


33 posted on 01/29/2012 3:05:57 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: DPMD

Exactly!


34 posted on 01/29/2012 3:07:27 PM PST by FES0844
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To: Petruchio
First, the campaign plane;
Next, the Whitehouse Press Room!


Total 'Rat fumigation.
35 posted on 01/29/2012 3:07:39 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: Petruchio

And as the pool reporters stamp their feet and save their employers money (lol) Some eager LOCAL reporters in each location get a chance of a lifetime to report on Newt events,,unimpeded.


36 posted on 01/29/2012 3:08:00 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Petruchio

About damn time.

It ought to be this way all the way up & down the political ladder - including President. No press on AF1. Ever.


37 posted on 01/29/2012 3:11:45 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: ClearCase_guy
>"The press is the enemy.

Treat them that way.

The ENEMEDIA!

Squarely to blame for HIDING Mr 0b0t0's history from the population at large!

Yeah, I'm pissed at them plenty!

38 posted on 01/29/2012 3:16:16 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: All

Now Newt can get a much smaller plane for his essential staff only and look more like a penny-pincher.

Might actually be a good move and save his campaign some cash...:^)


39 posted on 01/29/2012 3:34:08 PM PST by az_gila
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To: All; Petruchio
This is a joke.

The press are using the fig leaf of "cost" as an excuse to avoid covering his campaign in FL which helps Romney despite the clear newsworthiness of the campaign.

They are morally and ethically bankrupt rat bastards.

Let's get serious. Did they ever not follow Obama? Gore? Clinton?

This is just one more reason to wish Newt pulls out a FL victory. The flatfooted press will go into a meltdown panic.

40 posted on 01/29/2012 3:39:32 PM PST by newzjunkey (a FL win returns Romney to the "inevitability" path.)
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To: newzjunkey; All

How much is Romney paying reporters to ride his bus?

What food?

What services?

Isn’t this a form of pay for play reporting?


41 posted on 01/29/2012 3:58:45 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Petruchio

This needs to go viral. The press will try and bury it. Go Newt. Don’t take any stuff off the bought and paid for left wing media.


42 posted on 01/29/2012 4:10:21 PM PST by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". -TJefferson)
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To: Petruchio
Great post Petruchio.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not faulting your "hack job" on the article with my post here.
It's like my grandmother always said about me, "I may be slow but I can always come to the wrong conclusion."
Or, "You're always the first one to come up with the right answer to the wrong question."

I've canvassed Florida. From Miami to PC and all points in between. It's grueling.
Alligator Alley alone will humble the staunchest of heart.
So I went to the link and read the article in its entirety.
The lines I found revealing were:

"The trouble began when Daniel Malloy…started to do some simple math, always a risky endeavor for a working journalist.

"Gingrich's Florida schedule…West Palm Beach…bus…to Orlando…private charter…West Palm Beach…charter…to Tampa…

Apparently these wimp reporters do not understand a rigorous schedule and elected not to do the West Palm to Orlando to West Palm to Tampa grind.
Obviously the only way to make that schedule work is to take to the skies. These cats would simply skip the dinner in WP and catch Newt in Tampa.
Can someone say "Bad Move"?

Later that night, the rest of the traveling press corps watched from the bus, 200 miles away, as Herman Cain endorsed Gingrich for president.
Oh, they also got to hear Rep. West sizzling remarks from afar.

LMOA…again!

43 posted on 01/29/2012 6:00:29 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: Petruchio

Tell ‘em to ride donkeys.


44 posted on 01/29/2012 8:19:13 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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