Skip to comments.Gingrich Slams Media on Limbaugh Focus
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 presidents 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 NBCs 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 hes 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 Obamas 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. Its not about access to contraception. It is a question about whether or not a religiously affiliated institution should be coerced by the federal government.
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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.
Mittens and Santorum can't get the lens cover off.
Why don’t you re-read the article, have another sip and then comment. Just a suggestion, peace.
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