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Newt Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting: ‘CNN is Less Biased than FOX this year’
Tvnewser ^ | 4-12-12 | Chris Ariens

Posted on 04/12/2012 7:32:14 PM PDT by Mozilla

RealClearPolitics had access to a meeting in Dover, Delaware Wednesday held by Newt Gingrich. During the get-together with members of the Delaware Tea Party, Gingrich, a former Fox News analyst, lambasted the channel.

“I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,” said Gingrich, adding, “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 we’re more likely to get distortion out of FOX. That’s just a fact.”

Gingrich revealed he’s been invited by CNN to one of their tables at an upcoming political correspondents dinner. “The only press events I go to are interesting dinners when the wife insists on it, so we’re going to go to the White House Correspondents’ dinner because she wants to. And we’re actually going to go to CNN’s table, not FOX.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; foxnews; msm; newtgingrich
Newt Called out Fox News for Romney Kool aid. Then CNN invited him to the Correspondent's dinner because you know the ditz at Fox are upset he won't drop out.
1 posted on 04/12/2012 7:32:24 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Go Newt!


2 posted on 04/12/2012 7:33:52 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Mozilla
Is that because Karl Rove is Fox's lead political pundit?

-PJ

3 posted on 04/12/2012 7:34:38 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Mozilla
I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through

I felt the same way. Newt got the shaft.

4 posted on 04/12/2012 7:38:44 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: P-Marlowe

Ditto!

GO NEWT!


5 posted on 04/12/2012 7:39:13 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: Mozilla
Faux News (Yes, I'm using that liberal pejorative) jumped the shark during Hurricane Katrina, and has never jumped back. Freepers who continue to believe that they are on "our" side are fooling themselves.

Yes, they are better than CNN/et al, but that isn't saying much, now is it.

6 posted on 04/12/2012 7:39:20 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Logical me

If it wasn’t for Andrea Tantaros on the 5, I would never watch FNC.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 7:40:17 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Rupert let it be known that he wanted Romney.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 7:40:28 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: Mozilla

“I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,”

I think he is right.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 7:41:02 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Mozilla; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; Impy; calcowgirl; ...

I got news for ya Newt, CNN’s ratings are lower than MSNBC’s, which is lower than FNC’s, they have been for a while. Good luck being seen over there.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 7:41:22 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: Mozilla
The Fox News response was particularly brutal:

This is nothing other than Newt auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN — that’s the kind of man he is. Not to mention, he’s still bitter about the fact that we terminated his contributor contract.

I think it's safe to say Newt probably won't be a commentator on Fox News again anytime soon.

11 posted on 04/12/2012 7:44:02 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Mozilla

Originally I expected Newt to get a fair shake from Fox, owing to his earlier connections there as an analyst. But they treated him like crap. Santorum, too. And before that, Palin (always headlining negative stories/polls; ignoring positive speeches/postings/polls, etc).

FoxNews became Romney-cheerleading headquarters. And I’ve bid them adios as a viewer, after a rock-steady 15 years of watching. Been quite an ‘altering’ campaign season... given up on FoxNews, stopped going to Drudge, now ignore Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, etc. Heck, I think Romney might even manage to kill off my 30-year-long status as a ‘news-junkie’ altogether. Not much point in even following things anymore.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 7:50:44 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Longbow1969

We’re down the rabbit hole people. FR is considering the advantages of reelecting Obama while Newt Gingrich attacks Fox News and praises CNN. And by extension we are now supporting CNN.

Check your tin foil hats for radiation burns.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 7:53:04 PM PDT by Williams (a)
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To: Political Junkie Too

No. Because of Brit Hume.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 7:53:56 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Mozilla
Newt's got my vote if he makes it as far as the CA primary, but I'm afraid he's barking at the moon at this point.

But I agree that FNC is becoming RINO central. If Murdoch wants his network to stay on top he'd better do something about that.

15 posted on 04/12/2012 8:00:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: P-Marlowe

Yes....

GO NEWT GO........


16 posted on 04/12/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Mozilla

CNN doesn’t care who gets the nomination, so they will play sort of fair until the general, when they will destroy whoever it is, in favor of 0bama.

Yeah, FOX is pimping for Romney. It is obvious. I’m not a Newt fan, but he sucks less than the one the GOP Elitist Establishment wants.

The only thing I am unsure of is if FOX actually wants Romney, or if they want the weakest candidate to face 0bama.

Believe that FOX is at all conservative anymore at your peril.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: bigbob
I can see that.

-PJ

18 posted on 04/12/2012 8:03:12 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: greene66

Reality check. Fox gave Sarah Palin stupendous coverage via Greta, then hired Palin as a contributor. I believe Sarah used Fox to make her statements about keeping the primary contest going, in an effort to block Romney.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 8:04:08 PM PDT by Williams (a)
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To: greene66

“.......might even manage to kill off my 30-year-long status as a ‘news-junkie’ altogether. Not much point in even following things anymore.”

You are not alone. I have been going through withdrawals, but it’s getting easier and quite frankly, it’s kinda refreshing.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 8:09:39 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Mozilla

...High Altitude flame out...and the canopy ain’t budging....


21 posted on 04/12/2012 8:24:35 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: Mozilla

CNN fair and balanced? LOL! The entire lineup from 6m - 10pm is Team Obama. Newt has jumped the shark.

The All Dem Lineup: Soledaid OBrien, Carol Costello, Kyra Phillips, Susan Malvieux, Don Lemon, Wolf Blitzer, John King, Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 8:37:30 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: greene66

You are not alone FRiend and Newt is right. I rarely watch Fox anymore.


23 posted on 04/12/2012 8:48:44 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids can pay for it!)
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To: DGHoodini

Good one and they can ride the bastard all the way in.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 8:59:23 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: nhwingut

Question: Exactly why does this CFR unit think ANY media outlet is unbiased?

Answer: He dosen’t. Smoke and Mirrors


25 posted on 04/12/2012 9:30:27 PM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: LegendHasIt

“The only thing I am unsure of is if FOX actually wants Romney, or if they want the weakest candidate to face 0bama.”

No, I wouldn’t go that far. There are still plenty of those on FNC whose genuine dislike of, and opposition to, BHO are vehement and constant. I just think they’re buying into the concept of Mittens being the “most electable and most likely to defeat Obama”. It amazes me how many otherwise intelligent people can be so misguided and wrong about that. Or maybe they just know the power of the RNC/establishment in deciding the candidate.


26 posted on 04/12/2012 11:21:52 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Paradox
Freepers who continue to believe that they are on "our" side are fooling themselves.

You're certainly correct. Good arguments have been made that Fox is a liberal organ. Not necessarily in what it espouses, but that it serves as a lightning rod for conservatives; deciding what issues are given priority, highlighted, and discussed; and mainly moving focus away from more important issues and herding the masses.

27 posted on 04/13/2012 1:42:53 AM PDT by jammer
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To: Mozilla

Once again, Newt shows he’ll speak the truth and bow to no one


28 posted on 04/13/2012 3:33:38 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: sickoflibs

In the past 10 years I’ve only turned to CNN on handful of occasions like when I hear about some breaking news on the internet and Fox is on a commercial.


29 posted on 04/13/2012 5:21:47 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: sickoflibs

Newt tells us he’s a died in the wool Conservative. Then he turns around and considers taking a position at CNN.

I don’t watch CNN very much, but I do tune in enough to know that the network is still a Leftist stronghold.

Don’t know about you (well I think I do actually), but I couldn’t be affiliated with CNN at all. I doubt you could either.


30 posted on 04/13/2012 9:32:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: Mozilla

Once Fox settled on Romney, Newt has been pushed aside. He is the only candidate that can talk details and makes sense. Romney is trying really hard to be a real conservative, but he can’t really come up with an original idea. I’m sick about it, really. Newt is a strategic thinker, but the media has taken charge and assassinated him and given itself the most vulnerable opponent for Obama. Hopefully, Obama will be viewed as so bad that Romney will win anyway. He just reminds me so much of John Edwards and two Americas—Slick good looking, but corrupt to the core. Hope he doesn’t have any love children out there because the etchasketch won’t clear them away. He is a vicious Mormon who has brutally smeared his opposition, but it looks like we are stuck with him.

Newt has a slim chance yet, but all the establishment Repubs all line up for Romney. CNN will pull quite a coup if Newt ends up as a commentator for them. Fox sure has thrown him under the bus. Newt=$2.50/gallon.


31 posted on 04/13/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by campg
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