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?"
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.