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Gingrich Slams Media on Limbaugh Focus
Newsmax ^ | 3-4-12 | Woods

Posted on 03/04/2012 8:49:53 AM PST by VinL

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich accused “the elite media” of negligence for focusing on the contraception controversy that Rush Limbaugh Limbaugh escalated last week instead of reporting on the issues relevant to the campaign.

“I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the president’s apology to religious fanatics in Afghanistan, to avoid a trillion-dollar deficit, to avoid the longest period of unemployment since the Great Depression, and to suddenly decide that Rush Limbaugh is the great national crisis of the week,” the former House speaker said...on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The controversy erupted after Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke testified before Congress to lobby for the availability of birth control. Limbaugh, who referred to the woman as a “slut” while commenting on the issue during his radio show, apologized for his comments on Saturday.

Gingrich said he is glad that the conservative radio commentator apologized but said there is no debate about access to contraception.

“This is the most fundamental assault on religious liberty in American history,” he said, referring to President Barack Obama’s new requirement that insurance companies provide coverage for contraception for employees even at Catholic institutions that object to birth control. “It’s not about access to contraception. It is a question about whether or not a religiously affiliated institution should be coerced by the federal government.”

When host David Gregory asked Gingrich about winning Georgia on Super Tuesday, Gingrich shrugged and said, “It is the biggest state in terms of delegates. It’s very hard for one of the major candidates to not carry their own state and continue to move forward.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gingrich

1 posted on 03/04/2012 8:50:03 AM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

He is the only candidate that can handle the press because he is the only candidate that understands his objective. The rest of them play right into the media’s hand.


2 posted on 03/04/2012 8:52:34 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: VinL

Come on Georgia. Hang in their for the conservative cause. thanx.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 8:53:23 AM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: VinL

Newt really back handed David Gregory the way only Newt can.

Thanks for posting!


4 posted on 03/04/2012 8:54:37 AM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: VinL

Gingrich is amazing on these set-up programs. NBC/ABC/CBS all had their trap questions set for him, and he took the traps and sprang them on the questioner.

The NBC guy became flustered, Mr. Bob on CBS tried to ignore the implication that he was part of the Obama campaign, and the former Clinton butt-boy on ABC began ducking and dodging.

I watched all three and Newt got a TKO on each network.

Gingrich would absolutely DESTROY Obama in a debate. It’s worth nomination him just to see that.


5 posted on 03/04/2012 8:55:04 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: VinL; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...
Newt was pretty good on NBCs MTP. I enjoyed watching him. He turned all Gregory's questions into responses on Obama. Gregory was on the defensive for the whole interview.

Newt used a rule that I always preach, when you are asked a hostile got-ya question by a interviewer who is trying to ‘get you’, don't treat him like a unbiased judge, turn the questions around and question him.

Gregory :” Do you agree with what Rush said about ...?
Newt:” Do you agree with Obama when he ...(put much worse example here)? Why arent you asking about that?

That is how you do it.

6 posted on 03/04/2012 9:00:42 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: VinL

Yes, that was a tour de force performance by Newt! He immediately went on the offensive. Man, are we going to need that in the general election. Santorum just got killed by Chris Wallace today.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 9:01:29 AM PST by mtrott
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To: sickoflibs

Gregory :” Do you agree with what Rush said about ...? ”
Newt:” Do you agree with Obama when he ...(put much worse example here)? Why arent you asking about that?”

That is how you do it.

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You’re right, sick - that’s the way to do it - the way to fight back... Thanks.


8 posted on 03/04/2012 9:05:59 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew')
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To: conservativejoy

On any policy issue- one never catches Newt flat-footed.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 9:08:44 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: GOPJ
RD :”You’re right, sick - that’s the way to do it - the way to fight back... Thank

You wouldn't do that with say Brian Lamb interview on CSPAN.

But Gregory, who I don't especially dislike, makes his living on putting those he interviews on the defensive, And recently he is doing that to Republicans while throwing Democrats soft-balls. He had Debbie Wazmann Schultz on after Newt and gave her an especially easy time.

10 posted on 03/04/2012 9:13:35 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: VinL

He’s incredible. I listened to him *itch slap David Gregory over the Fluke silliness and igoring real issues facing our republic. Among his points, why no outrage over Bam’s support of barbaric infanticide?


11 posted on 03/04/2012 9:16:12 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: VinL
Dear fellow FReepers,

Please read (and save) my damning "J'accuse" of the Obama regime, Murdergate, and the liberal media establishment that protects the murdering leftist criminals.

Gangster Government, And Sakharov's Immunity.

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/efadGG.htm

I wrote and published it one day before the "death by natural causes" of Andrew Breitbart, while he was taking a routine evening walk alone near his home.

Matt Bracken, AKA Travis McGee on Free Republic


12 posted on 03/04/2012 9:17:10 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kjo
Gingrich would absolutely DESTROY Obama in a debate

Needed to be said over and over. Only and ONLY Newt Gingrich could save America from being converted to a communists like nation.

13 posted on 03/04/2012 9:19:27 AM PST by Logical me
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To: sickoflibs

We need to do it to Brian Lamb too - all members of the Democrat-media complex should be treated as biased ...


14 posted on 03/04/2012 9:20:41 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-media complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew')
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To: VinL

Newt continues to behave as “the only adult in the room”, in a time when profound challanges cry out for adult solutions.


15 posted on 03/04/2012 9:26:40 AM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: VinL

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They don’t need us - - we don’t need them:

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16 posted on 03/04/2012 9:32:38 AM PST by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: GOPJ

“We need to do it to Brian Lamb too - all members of the Democrat-media complex should be treated as biased ...”

I didn’t understand sick’s Brian Lamb comment myself.
And I agree with you that ALl these media lefties are part of the same biased effort and are dangerous. After all, David Gregory single-handedly cost a fine tea-party conservative a US senate seat, catching him by surprise with a seemingly throw-away question on Meet the Press.


17 posted on 03/04/2012 9:37:23 AM PST by ngat
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To: kjo

“destroy Obama in a debate”

After debating Gingrich, Obama would be so flustered he
would leave the stage scratching his watch and winding
his behind.


18 posted on 03/04/2012 9:40:19 AM PST by odawg
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To: eyedigress

“He is the only candidate that can handle the press”

Exactly right. Newt turns it back on the press. This is the second time that I know of that Newt has backed up Rush. Santorum said Rush was “absurd” in his statement. Rick folded like a cheap suit when asked the question. IMHO Rush picked the wrong candidate to back. GO NEWT GO!


19 posted on 03/04/2012 9:43:50 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Exactly..and I find it troubling that Republicans are quick to attack their own.


20 posted on 03/04/2012 9:50:21 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: kjo
Gingrich would absolutely DESTROY Obama in a debate.
Yep, and with both teleprompters tied behind his back.
21 posted on 03/04/2012 9:54:57 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Liberty Wins

All the companies that left Rush are low dollar and only made money because of Rush.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 9:56:31 AM PST by albie
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To: VinL
Rush published his apology.

When will Stinky?

23 posted on 03/04/2012 10:16:48 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: Impala64ssa

If Gingrich wins the nomination, Obama may decline to participate in debates. His people may declare they can’t get Gingrich to agree on the debate format so they will have to pass. The media will play the story as typical Republican obstructionism. Obama comes off as a victim of the bully and not the weak candidate afraid to debate.


24 posted on 03/04/2012 10:26:20 AM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

Georgia is voting for Newt...what about you other guys???


25 posted on 03/04/2012 10:26:53 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: VinL
GO NEWTON GINGRICH GO!
GIVE 'EM HELL! :-D

STAY ON MESSAGE!

26 posted on 03/04/2012 10:32:44 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass
In Newt's case I think we should use full name: Newton Leroy (Daughtery/McPherson) Gingrich.

Mama was a Daughtery from the Donnybrook clan.
Biological Dad a Mc Pherson.

Adopted/Step father a career military guy

Newt's a Gaelic Warrior....Listen for the war bagpipes warming up over yonder hill!

27 posted on 03/04/2012 10:45:17 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: kjo
Gingrich would absolutely DESTROY Obama in a debate. It’s worth nomination him just to see that.

I have been thinking the same thing. Even if Gingrich lost, it would be worth it to watch him knock that smarmy, snarky expression off Obama's face.

28 posted on 03/04/2012 10:51:16 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“Georgia is voting for Newt...what about you other guys???”

Texas will too. But we got taken out of having a deciding impact, first by being switched from winner-take-all to proportional, then the feds moving us to May 29 date. With little importance in the democrat primary, and easy semi-open voting rules, Santorum and Romney, and Paul together will take about 50% of the 155 delegates. JMHO.

( 3 months is a long way out still, and I thinks there will be some game-changing events happen that will change the above result before Texas gets to vote)


29 posted on 03/04/2012 11:00:13 AM PST by ngat
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To: Soul of the South

Doesn’t matter. Newt said if Obama refuses to debate him them wherever Obama gives a speech he (Newt) will be right behind him to rebut it.


30 posted on 03/04/2012 11:02:00 AM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: kjo

Thanks for the play by play (LOL!!). I refuse to even watch these scum bags. They are the enemy.


31 posted on 03/04/2012 11:22:11 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: VinL

Mr. Gregory picked the wrong guy to fight with. Newt slapped him back like he was a cheap Georgetown Univeristy ho.


32 posted on 03/04/2012 11:23:13 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: VinL
“It’s not about access to contraception. It is a question about whether or not a religiously affiliated institution should be coerced by the federal government.”

I am having discussions with friends on Facebook about this. Folks who link to their pages are just outraged about Republicans and the Catholic Church trying to 'take away their birth control'. I'm glad Newt is pushing back against this dis-information.

33 posted on 03/04/2012 11:46:33 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: VinL

Will the Rickophants recognize the stark contrast between the pious one’s blundering response and the power of the fully functioning Newtronium Deathstar.


34 posted on 03/04/2012 11:55:07 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: hoosiermama; All
"Newt's a Gaelic Warrior....
Listen for the war bagpipes warming up over yonder hill! "
if not bagpipes, how about violin; go to u-tube,
type-in "felixps0000"...go to the last of the Mohican
unbelievable version "the gael".

35 posted on 03/04/2012 12:18:33 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Soul of the South
His people may declare they can’t get Gingrich to agree on the debate format so they will have to pass.

He might then go on national TV, and call them the liars that they are. That would be good.

36 posted on 03/04/2012 1:19:52 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: SuziQ

Folks who link to their pages are just outraged about Republicans and the Catholic Church trying to ‘take away their birth control’

**************
So dispiriting. -:)


37 posted on 03/04/2012 2:44:22 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: douginthearmy

Forget it, lost cause.

“Follow the fold, and stray no more”


38 posted on 03/04/2012 2:47:14 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
So dispiriting.

Yes, it is. Our daughter experiences this all the time on site that she frequents. She gets so frustrated because she's trying to REASON with them, but we have to tell her that on these types of subjects, there IS no reasoning with folks. It's all about their FEELINGS.

39 posted on 03/04/2012 5:46:25 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Hotlanta Mike

already voted for him in Colorado


40 posted on 03/04/2012 9:39:38 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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