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Gingrich charges Fox News with pro-Romney bias
CBS News ^ | 4/11/2012 | Scott Conroy

Posted on 04/11/2012 9:34:33 PM PDT by South40

DOVER, Del. -- 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...

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fox4romney; fox4romneyonly; foxfakenews; foxfauxnews; foxlies4romney; foxnewsflaks4milt; foxpimpsromney; foxpimpsthemitt

1 posted on 04/11/2012 9:34:35 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Primary on the 24th here in PA and the Romney adds have already begun. All the GOPe are in the tank for Mitt, Newt. I’m not!


2 posted on 04/11/2012 9:38:11 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: ReneeLynn

‘ads’.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 9:38:48 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: South40

Painfully obvious since the start.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 9:42:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: South40; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; Impy; calcowgirl; ...

Does this mean that Newt will turn down a paycheck from FNC when this is over?

He was on their payroll up until about March last year.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 9:50:18 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: South40

Gee Newt, ya think?

Fox, like just about every other media outlet, declared Romney the candidate even before the first primaries and caucuses. This whole primary season was a sham. And it was orchestrated by your own party.

Too bad you didn’t see this earlier. Maybe then we conservatives could have broken away from the Republican party, you could have run ad a third party candidate and we the voters might have had a real choice. So now we are stuck with Romney, and Obama will win another four years...or longer if he becomes dictator.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 9:51:07 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

“Painfully obvious since the start.”

Since the ‘08 primary.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 9:53:06 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: South40

Goodness-a lot of us have been saying this very thing for months. Who truthfully cannot see that Fox News is going way overboard for Mitt Romney. They are so out in the open here lately in their bias, I can’t even find the patience to sit through any of their shows here lately (excluding Greta) It was like when Santos said this of Drudge (it was like yeah-I can see that-in your face for Mitt) We have such huge issues to deal with and by not having a reputable news service and fair journalism makes for a blockade for truth and reforms to prevail. Charles K and Hume are very unprofessional. Newt is the grown up; they do not want to be corrected by him. They decided Newt had to be stopped. Many of us see them for what they are. Newt is the smart one. God Bless him since most in the media are out to get the conservative.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 10:15:22 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: ReneeLynn
Primary on the 24th here in PA and the Romney adds have already begun. All the GOPe are in the tank for Mitt, Newt. I’m not!

Are the Romney ads against Newt? Because I thought romney didn't even consider Gingrich a serious presence in PA. Can you describe them?

10 posted on 04/11/2012 10:28:49 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: sickoflibs
He was on their payroll up until about March last year.

So was (or is) Sarah Palin. What do you want that we force all the conservatives to refuse the very microphone which is a tool to echo our stances?

11 posted on 04/11/2012 10:41:31 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: South40
And he also said on Greta he would support Romney and Romney was 100% better then Obama. We better ban all talk of Newt.
12 posted on 04/11/2012 10:42:03 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico
We better ban all talk of Newt

What the heck. We still have "conservative" Joe Scarborough on MSNBC

LOL

13 posted on 04/11/2012 10:44:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: sickoflibs

Is there a point you’re trying to make or are you just trying to be snarky as usual?


14 posted on 04/11/2012 10:52:11 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Christie at the beach

BUMP

Hume has been hostile. Hume has issues.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 10:54:05 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: tsowellfan; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”He was on their payroll up until about March last year...
....So was (or is) Sarah Palin.

HA-HA, great example.

Palin had the fire

sarah needs money, dream she will run when you give money

16 posted on 04/11/2012 11:02:06 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: onyx
RE :”Is there a point you’re trying to make or are you just trying to be snarky as usual?

LOL

17 posted on 04/11/2012 11:04:15 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: sickoflibs
I'd much rather have Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich getting a paycheck from Fox News and carrying the microphone for us on Fox then to have to turn to MSNBC and listen to a fake "conservative" Joe Scarborough.

I'm all for as many conservatives possible going on all the networks. Only problem is... only Fox allows it.

18 posted on 04/11/2012 11:10:05 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Almost forgot about Joe “dead intern” Scarborough!


19 posted on 04/11/2012 11:12:02 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: tsowellfan
RE :”I'd much rather have Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich getting a paycheck from Fox News and carrying the microphone for us on Fox then to have to turn to MSNBC and listen to a fake “conservative” Joe Scarborough.

I am sure FNC would be happy to interview Newt for free,
But bitching about how they are screwing you after getting paid to be a commentator and then going back to it, if that is what he does, seems pretty lame.

20 posted on 04/11/2012 11:20:47 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: South40
Newt charges this and Newt charges that.

Petty stuff for a leader....

21 posted on 04/11/2012 11:21:11 PM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: sickoflibs
But bitching about how they are screwing you after getting paid to be a commentator and then going back to it, if that is what he does, seems pretty lame.

Actually I would call it "courageous". If only Dianne Sawyer or others from the other networks would come out and complain about their networks taking sides... I'd call it a miracle not "lame".

I mean, I happen to agree, FoxNews has been in the tank for Romney from the beginning. Call it what you want but that is NOT "Fair and Balanced".

22 posted on 04/11/2012 11:28:38 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: sickoflibs
-> bitching about how they are screwing you after getting paid to be a commentator and then going back to it, if that is what he does, seems pretty lame.

I'll be nice--what a liberal response. 2 positions/2 identities which each have a standing.

23 posted on 04/11/2012 11:31:58 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: South40

24 posted on 04/11/2012 11:38:28 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: South40
These are very unfortunate comments by Mr. Gingrich. I say that as one of the earliest supporters of Gingrich on these threads and as one who continues to support Gingrich's role from here to the convention as the potential "conscience" of the Republican Party.

Sour grapes is not a substitute for sound wisdom.


25 posted on 04/12/2012 12:35:48 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: South40

He’s certainly right about George Will. The man is the poster boy for gopELITE. Snobbish, boring smart ass who is always the smartest man in the room, if you ask him.


26 posted on 04/12/2012 12:58:45 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: South40
The Speaker is correct --- as every Sunday morning
FOX 'News' (fake news)thread has demonstrated.

FOX News's Devoted Romney-Pimp and Anchor-Wife-in-Training:
We at FOX know Mitt Romney has the perfect height.
And his feet are the perfect shape.
And his hair is perfect, too.
Willard smells so good, that Brit Hume and I tingle together.
So why would it matter to us (shameless) Romney-pimps that he imposed RomneyCARE,
gay marriage, AND covered up the BIG DIG?
So why would it matter to us if he lost yet another primary?
Or if we lied about primary results (Iowa)?
Nope. It does not.
Our love at FOX for Mitt Romney is FOREVER
and we will forever proclaim him the "frontrunner"
here at FOX/BAIN News
… even when you laugh on the floor knowing
it is obviously not true.
"

27 posted on 04/12/2012 3:23:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: sickoflibs
Newt has been all over the place in the last few weeks. meeting with Romney and declaring that he would support him...that is... until Santorum dropped out.

Here is where the grand opportunist Newt steps in. He is about 5 million in debt, he even bounces checks for a primary he has no chance of winning.

Santorum out? Well, old Newt needs some suckers who still delude themselves into believing he can win it all so he can get those donations to pay off his debt.

Attacking FOX will get him some bucks from the dupes but will do nothing to change his status. Which is washed up.

28 posted on 04/12/2012 4:13:29 AM PDT by dforest
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To: sickoflibs

“Does this mean that Newt will turn down a paycheck from FNC when this is over?”

I’m thinking this means that Newt was not offered nor will be offered in the future a paycheck from FNC.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 4:21:54 AM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: dforest; tsowellfan
RE:”Santorum out? Well, old Newt needs some suckers who still delude themselves into believing he can win it all so he can get those donations to pay off his debt.
Attacking FOX will get him some bucks from the dupes but will do nothing to change his status. Which is washed up

Good points. Maybe he needs a Newt-PAC :)
My first impression is that it is more Newt sore loser whining. You know him.

One day he is saying he will win in a landslide and the establishment will not admit it, the next he is in sore loser mode blaming others for his losing.

30 posted on 04/12/2012 5:08:49 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: sickoflibs

I’ll take Newt over Romney anyday. In fact, I would never vote for Romney anymore than I would vote to put Bloomberg in the WH.

If Obama wins the worst that will happen is a 4 year long vacation in Costa Rica.

Romney is a fake. I wish it were not so but he is.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 5:17:48 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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RE:” Actually I would call it “courageous”. If only Dianne Sawyer or others from the other networks would come out and complain about their networks taking sides... I'd call it a miracle not “lame”.

It's not “courageous” when it's self-serving, which just about everything Newt says is.

RE :” I mean, I happen to agree, FoxNews has been in the tank for Romney from the beginning. Call it what you want but that is NOT “Fair and Balanced ”.

If you once thought that FNC was unbiased then you drank the Republican Koolaid. It is the Republican channel much like MSNBC is the Democrat channel. It is also biased toward Republicans against Democats, so what?

As I recall I remember a number of Palinistas here whining that FNC was 'in the tank' for Perry, back last August,

32 posted on 04/12/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: tsowellfan; dforest
RDE:”I’ll take Newt over Romney anyday. In fact, I would never vote for Romney anymore than I would vote to put Bloomberg in the WH.

Neither impress me as the least bit honest. Romney is a liberal, and Newt is a pure opportunist.

But the pro-Romney primary voters pretty much stuck with him, as the ABBMR primary voters split the vote and shifted from candidate to candidate. But more recently more and more Republicans jumped on the Romney bandwagon scared (legitimately so) that the extended primary was helping Obama.

I predicted that Romney would win the mid-North Alantic Coast liberal states(primary) and was correct. They were enthused about McCain too,

33 posted on 04/12/2012 5:36:36 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: sickoflibs; tsowellfan
It would be nice if conservatives realized that the GOP aka Republican Party has never been a conservative party. The closest they came was with Reagan, and he was fought by the GOP.

After Reagan, the GOP went back to republican politics. The Newt Congress victory was a Republican victory because Newt is a republican and is just paying lip service to conservatives to get a following.

What has he done in the last 18 years that is conservative? Plopping down on the couch for Cap & Trade with San Fran Nan, declaring the day of Reagan conservatism over?

Gingrich was by far not the first choice, he was settled upon and pumped up around here as something he never was and would not be if he could get elected. All a person has to do is go back about a year ago. He was deemed a big ole RINO by people on FR. Truth is, he was being your typical GOP politician at the time. He has had to put a hold on his Global Warming book to hide what he really believes. How disingenuous is that?

The closest we came in this race to a conservative was Michele Bachmann who was deemed to intense, whiny, and she wasn't Miss Sarah. Cain? who really knows how conservative he is. Perry? He couldn't keep it together from day one. He acted like he was running for Governor of Texas. St Rick? He could have beaten Romney, but Newt's ego was in the way and St Rick just talked about uterine matters.

And people are all bummed out because they are getting Romney?

You could see the train wreck coming at us at record speed.

Now it is all over but the crying and whining.

34 posted on 04/12/2012 6:07:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest; tsowellfan; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; Gilbo_3; Pan_Yans Wife
RE :”The closest we came in this race to a conservative was Michele Bachmann who was deemed to intense, whiny, and she wasn't Miss Sarah

Looking back I like Bachmann the best of them all, I don't count Palin in this because she never intended on running, nor do I count any others who didnt run. Bachmann is the only one I still enjoy seeing talk on TV.

The ABBMR crowd pretty much abandoned Bachmann as 'unelectable' for Perry, except the die hard Palinistas who waited until she finally admitted she wouldnt run then jumped onto the Newt train believing he was blessed by her.. And he played it up as much as he could as the : “Misunderstood Non-establishment Reagan Conservative who Republican primary voters will choose.”

I never saw Newt as any more electable than Bachmann, and Romney will have his own problems beating Obama.

35 posted on 04/12/2012 6:51:32 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: sickoflibs; South40; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...

At least he had the guts to call them out. No job for you!!

: )


36 posted on 04/12/2012 8:11:37 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: sickoflibs

Newt is a primadonna and just needs to whine. Hannity was in the tank for him from the beginning, but ya don’t see him complaining about that.


37 posted on 04/12/2012 8:43:10 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB; dforest; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy
RE :”Newt is a primadonna and just needs to whine. Hannity was in the tank for him from the beginning, but ya don’t see him complaining about that.

A voice of sanity.

One day he is saying he is confident that he will win the primary and no-one but the Reagan conservatives are smart enough to realize it, the next day he is meeting with Romney in secret, the next day he is blaming FNC for his doing so poorly.

Newt's bigger problem is RS kicked his behind and I don't hear this whining from him.

BTW : In the Cult bubble 'whining'='fighting'.

38 posted on 04/12/2012 9:04:05 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: sickoflibs

Santorum whined that the media wouldn’t stop beating him up on social issues.

Anytime a candidate whines it isn’t attractive.

Newt is the weaker candidate and his whining reinforces this image among primary voters.

They can choose the whiner or the candidate who looks presidential.

They’ll choose Romney.


39 posted on 04/12/2012 9:11:22 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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40 posted on 04/12/2012 9:22:54 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
RE :”Santorum whined that the media wouldn’t stop beating him up on social issues. Anytime a candidate whines it isn’t attractive

Good point, In fact he whined that the media wouldn't stop ‘asking’ him about social issues on TV when he loved to talk about them to those positively receptive to his opinions. (Newt led the way on that strategy.)

That is the kind of behavior that always worries me,

Romney has it locked up now I guess, so watch him change colors again as he moves into the general.

41 posted on 04/12/2012 9:40:39 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: true believer forever

No, not against Newt. I think it’s Elizabeth Smart’s father talking about what Romney did for his daughter’s return. I might be wrong about that, since I think ‘ugh’ when it starts and really don’t pay attention other than it’s a Romney ad.


42 posted on 04/12/2012 12:08:18 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: ReneeLynn
No, not against Newt. I think it’s Elizabeth Smart’s father talking about what Romney did for his daughter’s return. I might be wrong about that, since I think ‘ugh’ when it starts and really don’t pay attention other than it’s a Romney ad.

Oh, I am so glad to hear that. Newt is relying on Mitt considering him a major non-threat for as long as possible.

I know all about the "ugh" - atleast with Santorum gone, that's one less daily "ugh"...

Stay Strong! If you can, please try to keep us updated with what you know about what's going on in PA - that would be great!

43 posted on 04/12/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: sickoflibs

Good luck with that...


44 posted on 04/12/2012 1:12:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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