Skip to comments.Fox Fires Back at Gingrich: ‘Bitter’ Newt is ‘Auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN’
Posted on 04/12/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT by Mozilla
Fox News is not taking Newt Gingrichs excoriation of the networks coverage of the GOP primary as a mere swipe and moving on. Did you expect them to?
A Fox News spokeswoman tells Yahoo! Newss Dylan Stableford, This is nothing other than Newt auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN thats the kind of man he is.
Not to mention, hes still bitter about the fact that we terminated his contributor contract.
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He may be bitter but he is also right....
When Newt became a formal candidate Fox had to terminate his Contributor contract and Newt has been losing all on his own.
FNC has been insufferable for years.
Fox says... Not to mention, hes still bitter about the fact that we terminated his contributor contract.
The truth is Fox had to terminate his contract as soon as he declared, as they would have had to do to Sarah had she declared - about par for the course for Fox's truthability...
God bless Newt for having the courage to taken them on!
Based on how Brit Hume has treated him, I wouldn’t blame Newt one bit.
Maybe Fox is starting to see their numbers drop as well as finally reading the emails people like me sending telling them we are sick of them acting like abc, cbs, nbc, msnbc....... with their love fest with romney.
Fox quit being a reputable news organization a very long time ago.
I believe they were down by 17% in their ratings a couple of weeks ago. I’d like to see that double down.... then triple down.
Screw Faux News.
I think it all comes back to Brit Hume and his ongoing hatred for Newt going back to his son’s death. I would never have imagined Hume could be the small, petty person he showed himself to be during the course of the primaries. If he couldn’t leave his personal animus out of it, he should have just stayed retired and off the air.
“Based on how Brit Hume has treated him, I wouldnt blame Newt one bit.”
I agree. Newt is right on target.
You better bet he’s bitter. For good cause. CNN may just get the reputation of being the most “Fair and Balanced” news network. Fox has been so biased in favor of Romney that I had to stop watching all of it. Their ratings are apparently tanking. A pox on them.
Gingrich discovered the same thing McCain discovered in 2008 — the Media is not your friend.
Romney will get his turn, too, as soon as he locks up the nomination. The media will turn on him.
Republicans continue to have the same problem with the media. They want so much to be liked, and they fall for the media initially acting like it is their friend. Then, the media turns on them and they wonder why oh why oh why. [Scorpion to Frog: It is their nature.]
Yes, most of the Fox personalities seem to be in the tank for Romney. The question is, how does complaining about Fox News help Newt win anywhere? Answer: it doesn't. Gingrich is the last hope for a lot of people who still think Mitt can be stopped, and he is complaining about Fox News? To what end? That is only going to alienate the few people on the network like Hannity and Greta who have been reasonably fair to him.
“Keith Olbermann, pick up the phone. Fox on line one.”
Newt is telling the truth.
I can only watch Greta—the rest of Fox is a waste of time.
I cured myself of O’Really and Hannity.I never watch Shep,a nd occasionally tune in to Bret Baier.
In the morning I check Fox and Friends, but can only stand it for a while.
I can’t stand seeing Sally Kohn, Juan Williams, Karl Rove,etc.
The Fox NEws “contributors” are becoming more and more unknown and irritating.
What really mystifies me is that Fox Business has that old coot Imus on in the morning until 9:20 am!
Geez, the business world has been up for eight hours by then—what is happening in the world—that’s what business people want to know at 5:00 am, 6:00 am, 7:00 am.
But to SEE and hear Imus is torture—he should been retired years ago.
I get my news here on FR, with instant commentary that is much more in depth and stimulating than anything on cable TV.
When you know what to look for, you can spot the pro
Romney stance immediately, and it is a constant drumbeat all day long.
I agree with Newt. From Doocy on Fox and Friends to Brit Hume to Krauthammer to most of the anchors a clear preference for Mitt was always apparent. I rarely watc ph FNC anymore and I used to view 3-4 hours per day. I think Rove influenced their awful slanted coverage.
I do not have a dog in this hunt, especially Gingrich, but he is right about Fox being in the tank for Romney. Going back to early last year, ever reference to the primaries was how Romney was the top dog and the others just there for window dressing.
I remember when Newt went on Greta early in the campaign and he said it hurt to hear the things people said about him. Now I know he was talking about the people at Fox who were bashing him left and right. They were so vicious on Fox it was shocking. I began to document who said what and when. That is how bad it got. Charles Payne from Fox Business called him a cry baby. Coulter called him crazy. Hume said he had road rage. Megyn Kelly interviewed a panel of people and called on one woman who said Newt is the worst person to represent us. He is an old, fat white guy. (This was directly after Newt took Megyn down a peg in the debates over the judges.) They attacked his tax plan with a liberal organization. They now act shocked that he is calling them out on these things. Too bad. They own what they did. I have names and dates.
http://www.thejanedough.com/ann-coulter-gingrich-hunchback/ I think it was unbecoming of Newt Gingrich to even run for president [his past is] like being a hunchback you cant have two affairs and run for president. Ann Coulter MORE Coulter, "She also accused Gingrich of depleting the well of sentiment against the liberal media. Its like Jesse Jackson accusing people of racism while his mistresses come out, she noted, to attack someone like John King for a question at a debate. King, she continued was a completely fair and honest reporter http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/mitt-romney-has-won-the-karl-rove-primary.php?ref=fpblg Rove trying to sabotage Newt in Iowa
Coulter and the rest of the so called "conservatives" on Faux can forgive a PRO ABORTION BABY KILLER CANDIDATE AKA MITT but not a man that has been divorced? BOYCOTT FOX NEWS!
“That’s the kind of man he is.” This statement proves the folks at Fox don’t like him.
Fox has taken the same bet as the GOP. Fox is down 17% so far. Where are the masses of moderates?
“Coulter and the rest of the so called “conservatives” on Faux can forgive a PRO ABORTION BABY KILLER CANDIDATE AKA MITT but not a man that has been divorced? BOYCOTT FOX NEWS!”
I think you are missing something here. Newt would bring the ever Lurking Calista with him and she was the cause of divorce # 2. He was rubbing it in everybody’s face that an old coot like him could get somebody like her. No matter how God awful she looked. He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach. Newt is the one that shot himself in the foot not Hume. Hume is just another excuse for Newt in a long line of excuse’s.
FAUX DISTORTS AGAIN!!!!
They did not “DROP” his contract, but HE chose to run for president, and naturally was subject to standard media policy.
There POLICY is not to appear as a shill for ANY salaried contributer who becomes a DECLARED candidate thus they suspend contracts.
LOL! They shill, but not for token conservatives whom they but barely ENDURE, as contributers.
Newt was hardly bitter about standard policy that he signed onto when he began, but to the abhorrent distortions and outright hostility and mocking that FOX delivers to ALL conservative contenders.
They are treacherous now for no good reason. It was conservatives and moderates who put them at the top.
We can drop them just as readily.
The Karl Rove Network, aka Faux News, has been in the tank for Romney. Newt is right.
” .....auditioning for a CNN gig. “
I do watch GRETA, but that’s it, and watch CNN, always, for on site political races but never FOX. FOX is always minutes behind CNN, sometimes 30 minutes or more, and they can’t get into official ballot counting venues. CNN has an exclusive to get that done, so you can take to the bank what the outcome is, while FOX is left pontificating, burning time speculating, or reduced to parroting CNN.
LOVE IT! So serves them right.
Coulter has been viscious in her attacks on Newt as has Imus. Rove tried to sabatoge Gingrich in Iowa..the slams have been outrageous! who in the hell does Coulter think she is to judge Newt on his divorces and go around supporting a candidate that was/is pro abortion? which sins does Fox deem as forgivable?
Oh, me too!
Really—down 17%? Hope they crash, drunk on their own arrogance, bias and ratings.
They are BOYCOTTED here, and advertisers thrown in would help.
Faux sux and thats it.I quit watching long ago.I watch dumbest stuff on wheels late night with my son and we laugh and laugh.We get so much more out of it that watching romney news.
Obamao lover on site.
RitaOK:) going to have to write their sponsors. Wasn’t that a fantastic letter Sheik wrote to Fox? my conservative sources are shrinking...lol..thank heaven’s for FR and people like YOU.
Great letter you wrote to Faux. TBF posted it. You inspired me to start emailing not only Fox but their sponsors.
I’m not listening to them...when I did it got me far to discouraged and distracted me from the facts.
The facts are the primary ISN’T over..and the media’s piping for Obama and romney that it is...it’s not! More than half of Americans haven’t voted....Romney does NOT have his delegates yet to claim his win.
This is all about deception to get people to sway to Romney and or not vote at all...the liberal media has done it this way every election and people drop like flies instead of carrying us over the finish line as we are intended to do...and then they cry because we didn’t win..and usually the loudest!
There are people here on FR who were for Newt who are now going to Romneys camp...figure that! Freepers no less taking the bait against their own better judgement...and whinning if you point out to them that Newt is still in the race.
They are doing exactly as always...throwing in the towel before the work is finished!!!!! It’s just easier to go with the crowd!
I’m not going to do that..and will stay until either Newt wins or gets this beast of a Primary to Convention...I will not yield to the Romney/Obama camps..now or in the future.
It will be a glorious day when God shows Newt and the world it is not by mans might that leaders are raised up...but by His design and appointment...and he’s not finished yet! But it sure looks like far too many Freepers have thrown the gauntlet down.....I hope they change their mind tomorrow....
We should ALL write FOX that’s for sure.
Should it be done by mail, or email, or both and what else??? CALL them too!
Rent a GOODYEAR Balloon! LOL!
>> He was delusional to think he could get the evangelicals with that approach.
Yeah, the never ending wisdom of the moral vanity brigade.
At least Newt put his name next to his statements...unlike the Fox News spokeshole.
Besides when a ship is sinking and you need a strong arm to reach out with, in shark infested waters, you're certainly not going to ask the man extending that arm about his married life before you grab on.
You might not like him but you cannot argue his obvious accomplishments....Congress and even Billy Clinton attest to the fact the one thing people do is totally underestimate Newt....
Furthermore...Obamas scared crap less of Newt...everybody knows this including Obamas campaign staff. The last thing they want is Obama to go up against Newt in any Debates...wouldn't that be a hoot watching Obama’s jaw drop to the floor time and again and be shown for the real liar and deceiver he really is! There would be parties held to watch that!
That said, I don't watch often enough anymore to see a Gingrich hostility, but I'm not saying that it's not there.
I will say that I watch Fox even less now, and will likely watch less in the future.
I get my news on the internet, and the broadcast MSM is more of a recap for me now, with pictures and sound.
I emailed their ADVERTISING department the following exactly as below but for the “”:
” I was hoping to rent a GOODYEAR blimp and advertise airborne the FOX arrogance and bias against any and ALL conservative contenders whom you mock and belittle who dared to run against your man Romney—you know the MA socialist, the godfather of ObamaCare, and was wondering if you wanted to split the cost since FOX would be mentioned.
What do you think?
Rita, we are finding out who the conservatives "ain't."
I am with you caww. It’s Newt or nothing for me.
We are finding out there is difference between being a “conservative” and a PATRIOT.
Patriots are far more willing to “HOLD THE LINE” and take it to the tyrants.
Conservatives sob so loud, they give away our position!
I LOVE your email! it is short and to the point. Going to get my thoughts together and start hitting them too.
Yep...Newt’s not finished yet and neither is God....this Primary is not over til the finish line and we’re not there yet...
Golly...people are not only underestimating Newt...me thinks they put way too much trust in the media...but then the masses do seem to follow the pretend leaders.
Lord, remember David, Gideon, and raise Newt up so that men might see that it is you who places men in power...and move the people to co-operate with you.
“It will be a glorious day when God shows Newt and the world it is not by mans might that leaders are raised up...but by His design and appointment...”
So are you saying that God “raised up” Obama to lead us?