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Newt Gingrich's big, slobbering mutual love affair with the elite media{New MSM Propaganda Line}
dailymail ^ | 1/22/12 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 01/23/2012 4:49:10 AM PST by drpix

Gingrich hates the media, right? He unloaded on John King at the Charleston debate for raising this issue of his ex-wife's allegations, blasting the "destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media". In Myrtle Beach, he slapped Juan Williams down for asking a race-based question.

And the media despises Newt, right? He's so sarcastic and condescending towards us, brands us as elite liberals and uses us to whip up the Republican base.

Actually, wrong and wrong.

Gingrich loves the press...

(Excerpt) Read more at harndenblog.dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; msm; obama; romney
Gingrich's attacks on the MSM - for thier bias & protection of Obama - are resonating so well that the MSM has adapted a new party line to try to negate these attacks and defeat Gingrich. Politico played from the same script yesterday with their article "Newt Gingrich and the press: Secret pals" The claim is as follows:
Gingrich does not avoid the media, but engages them, so they "love" each other or are "secret pals."

Romney avoids them and does not engage them so they do not like each other.

We should ignore the intense hostility the MSM has shown to Gingrich and ignore how he bloodies them in these encounters. They would instead have us believe that the General who has no fear of the enemy, who seeks out and engages that enemy should NOT be trusted; and that we should instead trust the General who avoids that enemy.

But the writer of this article betrays himself in the following excerpt:

By contrast, Romney very rarely engages with reporters - which makes a lot of sense in terms of message discipline but can lead to frustration within the media and accusations of being a programmed "Romneybot". Strangely enough, in this respect he is a little like Barack Obama, who in the 2008 campaign hardly ever yukked it up with reporters in the way Gingrich does.

1 posted on 01/23/2012 4:49:17 AM PST by drpix
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To: drpix

Toby is a good reporter and better than most American ones on this.


2 posted on 01/23/2012 4:50:30 AM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver
"Gingrich loves the press."

"And it's mutual."

"In South Carolina, it was an open secret that the press were rooting for Gingrich..."

Pure Propaganda!

3 posted on 01/23/2012 4:57:14 AM PST by drpix
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To: drpix

He’s uses them when necessary and then kicks them in the teeth when necessary. He’s a smart cookie!


4 posted on 01/23/2012 5:00:55 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: drpix

I listened to the NPR story this morning about the race. It was all about Romney, and how he’s now attacking Gingrich on his resignation as house speaker and what he’s been doing the last 15 years. And how much of Gingrich’s side did we get? A couple of short quotes.

Think about this within the context of the story: Gingrich pulled off a huge shellacking of Romney.

If that story wasn’t biased toward Romney, there is no media bias.

And in my 50 minute drive to work, I got to hear that story, in it’s entirety, twice.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 5:01:34 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Newt knows how to use the Media, and use them he does.

Using the Media does not mean he agree’s with it or loves it.

Too bad Boehner has absolutely no knowledge in this area.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 5:01:53 AM PST by Venturer
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To: drpix

I don’t see how Romney come out ahead in any debate with Newt.

1. Romney slams Newt on being a DC insider...Newt finally says...look we’ve been down this path before. Had you run as a democrat years ago maybe you’d be a DC insider now.
2. Romney slams Newt on Freddie Mac...ethics etc. Newt says...look, why can’t we knock off all the negative bickering and talk about the issues. Why not you and I debate each other, no moderator for one hour, and we can clear up the facts for the American public. You can have all the time you want to refute what’s being said about you, and I can do the same. THEN we can talk about what is on everyone’s mind...and that is how we beat Obama.
3. Romney slams Newt for not being conservative enough etc. Newt gives same answer as #2.
4. Etc. I don’t see how anyone is going to get under Newt’s skin.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 5:03:55 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Mustang Driver
Toby is a good reporter and better than most American ones on this.

Newt knows how to play the media game and lives by the rules of the Godfather,"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer".

The fact that Newt has discovered that every time he bitch slaps some media wimp, his rating go up, doesn't change the fact that he knows that smoozing the media whores in private gets him a better reaction on the background crap.

8 posted on 01/23/2012 5:07:12 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: drpix

The newser long knives are out in full force on Newt ...

Let's face it, Newt would be damned if he did try to get along with the jerks, and damned if he didn't.

9 posted on 01/23/2012 5:08:55 AM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: cuban leaf

NPR is the worst at that kind of bias. Have we de-funded them yet?!


10 posted on 01/23/2012 5:10:28 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: nikos1121

Newt is going to be their #1 target ever since he played it VERY well during the Clinton years regarding the balanced budget, etc. He outwitted them back then and they know it!


11 posted on 01/23/2012 5:12:46 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Venturer
"Newt knows how to use the Media..."

He can only defeat the media by engaging and using them. They know that and they know they can't avoid him. Thus their tactic of trying to discredit his use of the media to attack the media.

12 posted on 01/23/2012 5:15:32 AM PST by drpix
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To: drpix
Black is white
White is black
War is peace
and slavery is really freedom.

Welcome to the logic of the drive by media.

They will do anything to defeat Gingrich, even sticking him as "buds" with the media because they know the people despise them.

If Newt is regarded as a close friend of the media, then Newt will suffer some of the disgust the people feel towards the media.

When Newt takes on the media, it is really not Newt taking them on, eh? The drive by media basically asks the question, "who are you going to believe, the lib/commie media or your own lying eyes and ears?"

13 posted on 01/23/2012 5:15:47 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: USS Alaska

Newt it too media savvy and comfortable on camera to be roped by Mittens on these issues.

Rom’s handlers are making a big mistake by having a guy that only is good at canned answers engage Newt on that territory.

He simply does not maneuver well enough to withstand a Newt counterattack.


14 posted on 01/23/2012 5:19:27 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: drpix

You could also say freerepublic also loves the press because 90% of all threads begin with press stories such as this one. If it wasn’t for the press, FR would only consist of blog pimps and vanities.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 5:26:45 AM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: drpix
The media loves Newt? Are there that many voters who weren't alive in the 90's?
16 posted on 01/23/2012 5:31:39 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: drpix

Pretty easy to tell what’s going on here.

The media see how much they’re hated by the response of folks at the debates when Newt neuters them with a withering response.

So, what do you do when you’re hated and want to take someone down? You claim the person you’re wanting to take down is just like you, or one of your own.


17 posted on 01/23/2012 5:32:03 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Stepan12

The media will kick a conservative in the jublies when he’s not looking, every time.

Newt’s kicking them back. And conservatives, who are just “up to here” with media bias, are enthusiastically supporting someone that’s kicking them back.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 5:34:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Mustang Driver

I agree. And I’m not going to automatically dismiss his thoughts as “propaganda.”

That said, I think he may underestimate the malleability of Newt Gingrich.

OTOH, I think those who are enthralled with Newt’s smackdowns of the media may be in for a large surprise if he gets the White House. He’ll change his tune toward the media because he’ll have to. For one thing, his conduct now may be great on the campaign, but it’s nowhere near presidential.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 5:35:36 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

I listen to them to “keep tabs on the enemy”. Plus, you would not believe the clout it gives me when I debate on liberal sites.


20 posted on 01/23/2012 5:42:12 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: drpix

It ain’t about Newt vs. Mitt or FoxNews vs. CNN. It’s about the media trying to milk as much money from all the campaigns as possible. For them and their ratings, there’s nothing better than a long drawn-out fight with lots and lots of time being purchased. Operation Chaos II and I’m supposed to get energized? Pfffttt.... Sorry, seen it before. The party that self-destructs the least, wins.


21 posted on 01/23/2012 5:48:21 AM PST by rhombus
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To: drpix

WOW - Trump on F’nF. He is praising Newt and you should see the expressions on Kilmeade’s and Carlson’s faces. Doocey asking decent questions.

So GRetchen says - doesn’t Romney’s cool, calm & collected demeanor help.

What a tanker she is!!!!


22 posted on 01/23/2012 5:51:36 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Zakeet
--Let's face it, Newt would be damned if he did try to get along with the jerks, and damned if he didn't. --

It actually reminds me of the revelation about the past competition in the movie "Strictly Ballroom". Come to think about it, there are a lot of parallels - and our political system is very much like a dance.

Barry Fife: There are no new steps!

Barry Fife: Where do you think we'd be if everyone went around making up their own steps?
Scott: Out of a job.

Barry Fife: Well, of course, you can dance any steps you like! But that doesn't mean you'll...WIN...

Doug Hastings: We had the chance but we were scared. We walked away. WE LIVED OUR LIVES IN FEAR!

If you have not seen the movie, my apologies (but I highly recommend seeing it). If you have, you know exactly what I'm talking about. It's about the "system", to preserve the status quo, squashes anything that does not bow to their unwritten authority. And even those that eventually succumb to the pressure lose anyway. Divergence from the company line shall not be tolerated. And the "company" is the democrat/republican dance. It takes two to tango.

23 posted on 01/23/2012 5:55:59 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: drpix
If the democrat controlled media (as another Freeper put it) is really in love with Gingrich, they have a strange way of showing it. And if they truly dislike Romney, they have an even stranger way of showing that. The bottom line is that whatever their personal feelings, on a professional level they have tried to take out Gingrich while defending and promoting Romney at every chance. It's just that while most candidates would have wilted under such an avalanche of "love" by the media, Gingrich has thrived on it, has bested the media at their own game.

Establishment Republicans should be taking notes instead of turning their knives on Gingrich. For this is how you deal with the media. You expose their biases by hitting back when they hit you. If enough Republicans were to do this, it might finally force the media to back off, to become defensive rather than always going on the offensive.

It's high time to let Republicans know they should worry more about currying our favor instead of the media's, instead of always cowering before them or trying to win their love by turning tail to the left. And in my opinion the best way to do this is to keep voting for Gingrich, keep sending a loud and clear signal that this is who we want Republicans to emulate when it comes to taking on Obama and his many cohorts in the media. And if they do, we'll reward them by showing up and voting for them in droves. But if they don't, we just might not bother to keep showing up.

24 posted on 01/23/2012 5:57:09 AM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....they are our true foe, not the puppet in the WH)
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To: drpix

Does this explain Reagan’s success? His “love affair” with the media? Yeah, I saw that every time he got into it with Sam Donaldson.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 6:13:35 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: drpix

Newt is like Larry Byrd, mixing it up with the black guys and beating them.


26 posted on 01/23/2012 6:31:32 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: drpix
The scm/msm "loves" anyone and anything that gives them an audience and ratings.

Newt is waaaay better than Mitt for sound bites and follow up stories.

So yeah, they love Newt, just like they love a tornado or a hurricane or anything that will entice someone to listen to them, watch them or read them.

27 posted on 01/23/2012 6:46:30 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: cuban leaf

Strictly Ballroom. Is it out now? Looks interesting ...


28 posted on 01/23/2012 6:57:23 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: cuban leaf
Fox just had Mitt on with Bill Hemmer. Mitt went on and on about the same thing......what is the unsanatized version of what Newt released. Good grief!

Mitt looked so smarmy with that superior look on his face, going after Newt while we wait for him to release his hidden tax records and his hidden gubanatorial records. He's a puke!

29 posted on 01/23/2012 6:58:02 AM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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To: GBA

Bingo. A Newt presidency would be SOOO much more interesting than Mitt in there everyday. They know it, down deep ... in fact, I think a lot of them are already secretely rooting for him.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 6:59:05 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

We have it on DVD. It’s a sleeper, and one of our favorites. It’s an Austrailian film crammed with satire, emotion and beauty. It is part of the “red curtain trilogy”.

https://www.google.com/search?q=strictly+ballroom+moulin+rouge+romeo+juliet&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#pq=strictly+ballroom+moulin+rouge+romeo+juliet&hl=en&sugexp=pfwl&tok=u8SpoWxFnb1H5ybgxWXHrw&cp=14&gs_id=ow&xhr=t&q=red+curtain+trilogy&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&client=firefox-a&hs=yKM&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&biw=1157&bih=773&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=red+curtain+tr&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=489a5df6753f2053


31 posted on 01/23/2012 7:05:32 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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