Skip to comments.Gingrich Slams Media on Limbaugh Focus
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 presidents 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 NBCs 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 Obamas new requirement that insurance companies provide coverage for contraception for employees even at Catholic institutions that object to birth control. Its 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. Its very hard for one of the major candidates to not carry their own state and continue to move forward.
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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.
Come on Georgia. Hang in their for the conservative cause. thanx.
Newt really back handed David Gregory the way only Newt can.
Thanks for posting!
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.
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.
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.
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.
You’re right, sick - that’s the way to do it - the way to fight back... Thanks.
On any policy issue- one never catches Newt flat-footed.
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.
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?
Please read (and save) my damning "J'accuse" of the Obama regime, Murdergate, and the liberal media establishment that protects the murdering leftist criminals.
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
Needed to be said over and over. Only and ONLY Newt Gingrich could save America from being converted to a communists like nation.
We need to do it to Brian Lamb too - all members of the Democrat-media complex should be treated as biased ...
Newt continues to behave as “the only adult in the room”, in a time when profound challanges cry out for adult solutions.
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“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.
“destroy Obama in a debate”
After debating Gingrich, Obama would be so flustered he
would leave the stage scratching his watch and winding
“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!
Exactly..and I find it troubling that Republicans are quick to attack their own.
All the companies that left Rush are low dollar and only made money because of Rush.
When will Stinky?
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.
Georgia is voting for Newt...what about you other guys???
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!
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.
“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)
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.
Thanks for the play by play (LOL!!). I refuse to even watch these scum bags. They are the enemy.
Mr. Gregory picked the wrong guy to fight with. Newt slapped him back like he was a cheap Georgetown Univeristy ho.
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.
Will the Rickophants recognize the stark contrast between the pious one’s blundering response and the power of the fully functioning Newtronium Deathstar.
He might then go on national TV, and call them the liars that they are. That would be good.
Folks who link to their pages are just outraged about Republicans and the Catholic Church trying to ‘take away their birth control’
So dispiriting. -:)
Forget it, lost cause.
“Follow the fold, and stray no more”
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.
already voted for him in Colorado