Skip to comments.Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting
Posted on 04/11/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT by VinL
- During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted The Fox News Channel, accusing the cable news network that employed him as recently as last year of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight and singling out former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy.
I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through, Gingrich said during the private meeting at Wesley College to which RealClearPolitics was granted access. In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and were more likely to get distortion out of Fox. Thats just a fact.
Gingrichs contract as a Fox News contributor was terminated last spring, as he was gearing up for his White House run.
The former House Speakers blunt remarks about Fox came in response to a question from one of the Delaware Tea Party leaders about the manner in which his campaign has been treated by conservative media outlets.
Gingrich did not pull his punches in accusing Rupert Murdoch -- the chairman and CEO of the News Corporation, Fox News parent company -- of pushing for Romney behind the scenes.
I assume its because Murdoch at some point said, I want Romney, and so fair and balanced became Romney, Gingrich said. And theres no question that Fox had a lot to do with stopping my campaign because such a high percentage of our base watches Fox.
Gingrich saved his most personal condemnation for George Will, a conservative columnist and frequent television commentator, who has been critical ...(read more)
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The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesnt like to fight, doesnt like to read books, Gingrich said. This is why the Tea Party was so horrifying. Tea Partiers were actually learning about the Declaration of Independence. They wanted to talk about the Federalist Papers. It was weird. They [GOP-e]could be golfing." *****************
I'm in, til Newt's out.
Oh Hell yeah. Party (and vote) like it’s 2010. Never forget the power )or the will of We the People. Remember the overwhelming victories of the last election. It scares the establishment $hitle$$ and they have done their utmost to quash that ever since, including tearing down our best voices and candidates in favor of perpetuating the ruling political class.
Umm ‘neutral coverage at CNN’?! Who asked the out of the realm question at the debate!?
Newt loved those questions though, those are the ones he could really hit out the park. Abusing liberal debate moderators is a huge winner for Gingrich.
LOL, once again Newt GETS IT. He’s right...Fox is Romney central. Yesterday while they were waiting for Santorum to come out and speak, all they could talk about was Willard.
Since the minute Santorum quit, Fox has been absolutely vicious against Gingrich. I have lost all respect for Fox because of the way they presented any information regarding Newt as well as the manipulation of his comments.
"He led us to victory before. Spectacular, historic victory. The strategy and content of his 1994 Contract with America propelled the Republicans in 1994 to win control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Even the Reagan Revolution in the 1980s failed to achieve that.
Moreover, once in power, Gingrich delivered on his promises, and maintained a solid conservative record. He carried out the Contract with America in full, holding a vote on every item as promised, most of which did pass. His record was unswervingly pro-life, pro-gun and Second Amendment, and anti-tax.
Newt's the only one with the experience, and the courage to guide America through these troubling times.
And the conservative media want you to vote for Mitt Romney.
At RCP, they hate Newt, and haven’t stopped diminishing and smearing him. In consequence, I stopped reading their site. They were sold to Rmoney from the day one.
I’m so glad I got out of the Repugnant Party a long time ago. Glenn Beck was also responsible for getting people involved in the history of this nation and the Constitution when he was on Fox. His removal was my first clue that something was amiss at Fox. Newt is, indeed, the last hope left. I pray he stays in right up to the convention.
“The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesnt like to fight, doesnt like to read books,
A quotable quote if I ever heard one...
(May have to send this to Cry-Baby Boehner—a golfing buddy of Bath-House Barry’s-they’d BOTH rather golf than read.)
Cry me a bucket Newt, cry me a bucket...
Well one would think the Historian shouldn't be surprised by Wills attitude at all. Did he forget in 1980 how Will was pushing Howard Baker hard until he failed and then pushed George Bush hard until he was forced to back Ronald Reagan at the last possible moment half heartedly. Will is the consummate inside the beltway CINO. He is no friend of Conservatism. He is a fiend of the Cocktail Circuit in DC.
I have to agree with Newt about FoxNews... Fox is just not what it used to be... “Fair and Balanced” has become a joke. Over the past several months I have seen so many Shills for Romney appear at critical times - like when Romney lost to Newt in South Carolina ... all I saw on Fox for a week were Romney excuse makers talking about how it didn’t mean anything... Good Grief - do these Fox News Executives think we are stupid...??? Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggg... !
I don’t understand why Gingrich will not go nuclear with Romney’s eligibility status (Father was Mexican)
Newt is spot on.
I do not watch Fox-Romney news anymore. I can’t stand CNN, but I have learned to hate Fox. Frankly, I no longer watch much news on TV.... Fox ruined it for me.
The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesnt like to fight, doesnt like to read books, Gingrich said. This is why the Tea Party was so horrifying. Tea Partiers were actually learning about the Declaration of Independence. They wanted to talk about the Federalist Papers. It was weird. They [GOP-e]could be golfing."
My words, one week ago:
The Congressional Republicans -- like most Republicans -- think like small businessmen. They think like shopkeepers and mill owners.
The opposition fields people who think like tribal warriors and suicide bombers.
How is that ever going to work out?
What Newt didn’t say:
Both parties are owned by the same people, the establishment. So either way, the establishment does not oose. Only the American people lose, er, have lost.
Cry your own bucket, Newt's too busy trying to save the country.
I know Newt’s been trying to fly under the radar to Tampa. He doesn’t have the funds.
But frankly, this “fighting Newt” is who people want to hear. I know he doesn’t want to target Romney- but the enemy has always been the GOP-e.
I hope this statement is prologue for the rest of his campaign.