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Gingrich Slams Media on Limbaugh Focus
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Gingrich-Limbaugh-contraception-Fluke/2012/03/04/id/431320?s=al&promo_code=E530-1 ^ | Mar 04 2012 | Amy Woods

Posted on 03/04/2012 6:58:44 PM PST by TPOOH

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed “the elite media” for focusing on the contraception controversy that Rush 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 president’s 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 Sunday on NBC’s “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, apologized for his rhetoric on Saturday.

"My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir," Limbaugh said in a written statement on Saturday. "I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices."

Gingrich told “Meet the Press” host David Gregory that it was appropriate for Limbaugh to apologize and he’s glad the talk-show host did.

However, he said, there should be no debate access to contraception and he finds the uproar astounding, when so many other major issues are ignored.

“This is the most fundamental assault on religious liberty in American history,” he said, referring to President Barack Obama’s new requirement that insurance companies provide coverage for contraception for employees even at Catholic and other religious institutions that object to birth control as a matter of theology. “It’s 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 Gregory

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: billmaher; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; sandytheslut
Don't try to pull this stuff on Newt! Luv it.
1 posted on 03/04/2012 6:58:50 PM PST by TPOOH
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To: TPOOH

I saw Newt on Meet The Press, then Face the Nation, then Special Edition on CNN and it was magnificent. The media wanted to step in it with both feet so Newt dragged them across and back again head first for a good sniff. By the time he was on CNN he looked like he was enjoying it totally. lol!


2 posted on 03/04/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He owned David Gregory on MTP.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 7:08:46 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/03/04/exp-sotu-gingrich-part-one-full.cnn


4 posted on 03/04/2012 7:11:07 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: TPOOH

Awesome....... good for Newt.


5 posted on 03/04/2012 7:16:06 PM PST by Girlene
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To: TPOOH
So why are people voting for Mittens instead of this worthy intellectual?

Pisses me off!

6 posted on 03/04/2012 7:16:52 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: TPOOH

Newt should drink some “Two if by Tea” during these interviews.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 7:17:37 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Mark

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3460_162-57390233/gingrich-dishonesty-marks-romney-campaign/?tag=contentBody;cbsCarousel


9 posted on 03/04/2012 7:21:39 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Owned!


10 posted on 03/04/2012 7:23:51 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: TPOOH
Go ahead, love it. It shows a shortcoming in Newt: he doesn't understand reality. Here's the reality: the issues Newt wants to talk about are such old news that they are showing signs of mold. News editors aren't interested in what's important, they are interested in what will attract the reader's -- or watcher's -- attention long enough to bridge their eyeballs in the next ad.

Rush understands reality. In order to keep his audience with him, he has to go and play an unexpected card now and again. Limbaugh's job is "showman", and he's good at it.

So, Professor, it's time to look at your competition, and figure out how to use this inconvenient truth about "news" and "promotion".

11 posted on 03/04/2012 7:29:34 PM PST by asinclair (Think outside of the classroom.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

http://www.therightscoop.com/newt-owns-david-gregory-on-contraception/


12 posted on 03/04/2012 7:31:35 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: TPOOH
I just found this over on the "Right Minds" website...

It seems that the lib talk show host Ed Shultz said this about Laura Ingraham:

"…“And what do the Republicans thinking about?” Schultz said. “They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut….

"

Below is a screen shot of Shultz's web page, on which CARBONITE is a sponsor...are they dumping Ed Shultz as an advertising outlet as well?

shultzs website, ed shultz's website
13 posted on 03/04/2012 7:33:29 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: TPOOH

Thank God for Newt Gingrich. Bravo!


14 posted on 03/04/2012 7:33:29 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: FrankR

Excellent. This needs to be broadcast all over the place. F**k Carbonite. Everybody cancel your subscriptions tomorrow. Blast these a**holes to Kingdom Come.


15 posted on 03/04/2012 7:35:31 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: TPOOH

Carbonite is typical of these big corporations that have gone all the way to the left.

No more Carbonite, not for real God-fearing Americans.


16 posted on 03/04/2012 7:40:19 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: Mark

LOL!


17 posted on 03/04/2012 7:55:16 PM PST by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers(MT))
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

I found where maher called our Sarah a dumb tw*t, but I can’t find where he called her a c*nt. r u sure maher called her the c word?


18 posted on 03/04/2012 7:56:48 PM PST by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: WashingtonSource

there’s a company like carbonite called “mosey”, or something similar to that. wish I wasn’t paid up for a year


19 posted on 03/04/2012 8:08:22 PM PST by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

maher talks about calling Sarah the c-word...

http://patdollard.com/2012/03/maher-to-limbaugh-i-can-call-palin-cunt-i-dont-have-sponsors-im-on-hbo/


20 posted on 03/04/2012 8:20:57 PM PST by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: stickywillie

HBO doesn’t have sponsors?


21 posted on 03/04/2012 8:38:56 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: TPOOH; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...
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Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 8:40:27 PM PST by narses
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To: TPOOH
“I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the president’s 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 Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

I make no excuses for the weak kneed pubbies but perhaps this is a partial demonstration of why they don't push back much. The slightest fart in the wind brings a calvary of journos eager to change the subject. The best way to remain focused on O's problems is to remain silent - at least until the candidate is chosen.

23 posted on 03/04/2012 9:31:22 PM PST by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: TPOOH
It is more apparent every day that Newt is only Republican Candidate capable of using the Auto Focus function when dealing with Obama and the Democrats.

Mittens and Santorum can't get the lens cover off.

24 posted on 03/04/2012 9:37:42 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: asinclair

Why don’t you re-read the article, have another sip and then comment. Just a suggestion, peace.


25 posted on 03/05/2012 5:18:31 AM PST by TPOOH (I wish I could have been Jerry Reed.)
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