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Matt Drudge Now Has 9 Negative Stories On Newt, Zero On Romney
The Drudge Report ^ | 1-26-12

Posted on 01/26/2012 4:35:06 AM PST by icwhatudo

Anne Coulter pal Matt Drudge has declared all out war on the Gingrich campaign. As of 7am Eastern time he has 9 negative mentions about Newt (none on Romney):

NEWT FLASHBACK 1983: REAGAN RESPONSIBLE FOR NATIONAL 'DECAY'...

NEWT 1986: 'The Reagan administration has failed, is failing... President Reagan is clearly failing'...

NEWT 1988: 'If Bush runs as continuation of Reaganism he will lose'... VIDEO...

INSIDER: GINGRICH REPEATEDLY INSULTED REAGAN

R. EMMETT TYRRELL: William Jefferson Gingrich...

COULTER: RE-ELECT OBAMA: VOTE NEWT!...

CNN: Gingrich admits his ABC claim was false during debate...

Gingrich tells UNIVISION: No perjury during my divorce depositions...

Marianne Gingrich lawyer: 'He was never deposed'...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: drudge; drudge4bigdig; drudge4romneycare; drudge4romneylying; drudge4soros; drudgeasprrep; drudgeisdncflack; drudgeisromneyflack; gingrich; newt; romney; vanity
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It seems Matt is going to do all he can to stop Newt. Never saw Drudge as an establishment type and haven't seen this much of a single line of attack by Drudge since the Lewinski scandal.
1 posted on 01/26/2012 4:35:08 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

http://youtu.be/iHn-5TPyudU


2 posted on 01/26/2012 4:36:36 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: icwhatudo

Newt’s got some history of attacking conservatives, including Ronald Reagan. Unless we decide that conservatism is whatever Newt happens to think or say at some moment, say, when he’s paling around with Nancy Pelosi, we’ll have to realize he’s a leaky vessel to be the sole source of conservative orthodoxy. Newt’s fidelity to conservatism is similar to Romney’s. It’s just that some people are choosing to overlook it when it comes to Newt. I see no reason for us to close our eyes and pretend he’s been always faithful.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 4:39:51 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: icwhatudo

FOX and Friends highlighted all this today.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 4:40:29 AM PST by dforest
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To: icwhatudo
Mitt is pro homosexual privileges.
5 posted on 01/26/2012 4:42:15 AM PST by Happy Rain ("The TSA" teaching fed thugs to oppress and the oppressed to get used to it.")
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To: icwhatudo

Matt is a fag and Ann has turned into a party hack Faghag...


6 posted on 01/26/2012 4:42:30 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: icwhatudo

RINOs gotta get the conservative....
Rinos GOTTA GET the conservative.....
Rinos gotta get the CONSERVATIVE.............

GET HIM! STOMP HIM! KILL HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 01/26/2012 4:42:40 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Vaquero; icwhatudo
I read somewhere that several of Drudge's assistants are Mittwits.
8 posted on 01/26/2012 4:44:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: dforest

On the Drudge Report, I sent this tip in his tip box: Matt is in the tank for Mitt.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 4:44:08 AM PST by aruanan
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To: icwhatudo

I wonder what Newt did to Drudge. It looks personal.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 4:44:40 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: icwhatudo

Or maybe it’s because Newt is a poor candidate and his flaws are becoming more apparent?

There is no such thing as unbiased news coverage.

While I’d pick Newt any day of the week and twice on Sunday over mitt, Newt is a bottom tier choice.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 4:44:44 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (The party of Liberty - The GOP. Join today!! (And FR still rocks!!))
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To: icwhatudo

Matt is working overtime with his girlfriend Ann.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 4:44:51 AM PST by Wright Wing
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To: icwhatudo

It is getting kind of obvious: he’s Ann Coulter’s little poodle. She’s against Newt so he’s against Newt. No matter what he does, she still won’t sleep with him, I’m guessing ...Creepy!


13 posted on 01/26/2012 4:44:58 AM PST by FreedomFighter1013 (Obama: The Man, the Myth, the Marxist)
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To: elhombrelibre

Context is everything. It seems odd today, but Reagan was often criticized by conservatives for not being conservative enough. Reagan had many moderates/liberals in his administration.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 4:45:44 AM PST by iowamark
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To: elhombrelibre

I agree with you. A better position to take regarding Newt would be to not try to pretend and make excuses for some of his non conservative positions, but to say that you know the flaws in Newt but feel there is a better chance for Newt to come around than there would be with Romney.

Like maybe 50/50? If you are lucky.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 4:46:37 AM PST by dforest
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To: elhombrelibre

Newt at least HAS an established politically conservative record of sorts while Mitt has NO record of conservative public service—in fact quite the opposite as he was left of Ted Kennedy.

Both don’t always tell the truth but with Romney there is no proof he was EVER a conservative politician while with Newt there is.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 4:46:55 AM PST by Happy Rain ("The TSA" teaching fed thugs to oppress and the oppressed to get used to it.")
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To: icwhatudo

Please. Gingrich is the frontrunner and the frontrunner always gets the most negative attention.

Instead of complaining that these stories are out there — which should be of no surprise to anyone (in fact, there will be many more coming) — why not spend energy defending Newt for repeatedly saying what Harry Reid said about President Bush — that President Reagan, his administration and his foreign policy was a complete failure.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 4:47:36 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: icwhatudo

No way Mitt will do more conservative “things” compared to Newt. So even if half the criticisms are true he’s still more conservative than Mitt. A Massachusetts political figure just doesn’t beat a Newt.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 4:47:47 AM PST by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: icwhatudo

Drudge be a poofta.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 4:48:06 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: elhombrelibre
I see no reason for us to close our eyes and pretend he’s been always faithful.

I agree.

If he's going to be President, this will only work if conservatives DON'T gloss over Newt's foibles and failures and, rather, serve him strong notice that he OWES US this time and we WILL hold him accountable.

20 posted on 01/26/2012 4:49:19 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: icwhatudo
You have the ultimate power of censorship. If you don't like what Mr. Drudge is putting on his website....then don't go there!

If you don't like what you read or see there; for pete's sake...STOP GOING TO THE SITE!

Mr. Drudge, fox msm, oreilly's site, hannity's site, beck's site, et al, don't exist to fit either your requirements or your perception.

21 posted on 01/26/2012 4:49:46 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: icwhatudo

Matt Drudge Now Has 9 Negative Stories On Newt, Zero On Romney

This is called desperation and I suspect it has something to do with internal polling at the National level.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 4:49:58 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: icwhatudo

This isn’t rocket surgery. The group of people once called the “GOP base” can’t decide which it loathes more...the MSM and talking heads, Obama and the Libs, or the party that opposes it’s own platform.

As such, the ‘establishment” encompassing the above icons of scorn, realized in 10 that they were all in deep crap since their traditional methods of controlling us failed utterly. Now as we go into the 12 election, they spent the last year trying the same crap to rope us back onto the Ponderosa without success. So they just fall bck on blaming us for our lack of intelligence and ‘vision’.

At this point, If Newt was found with a dead girl, a live boy and the family Schnauzer, I’d still crawl naked over cut glass to vote for him if for no other reason than to watch their Utopia burn.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 4:50:32 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: dforest

Agreed.

Newt, of all people, needs to be smacked upside-the-head on a regular basis.


24 posted on 01/26/2012 4:51:29 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: icwhatudo

Drudge was real helpful in taking down Perry, too.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 4:52:28 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: icwhatudo; All

I doubt Drudge is a Romney fan, but he’s not a Gingrich believer, and who can blame him. He’s facing the same quandry we all are: the entire Republican field stinks (Ron Paul appears more principled than most, but also has serious weaknesses).

G*d save America.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 4:52:40 AM PST by quesney
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To: conservativepoet

That’s not the point.

The point is are we going to nominate/elect a man without serving him notice that we’re on to him and we have expectations that he better meet?

Giving Gingrich a pass is neither necessary nor helpful, even if one is all-in for him.


27 posted on 01/26/2012 4:53:52 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: elhombrelibre

shhh..


28 posted on 01/26/2012 4:55:33 AM PST by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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To: fightinJAG
Please. Gingrich is the frontrunner and the frontrunner always gets the most negative attention.

There's a lot of truth to that statement, but it's also obvious if you've been paying any attention to the Drudge Report that Matt Drudge is intensely anti-Newt. He has been flooding his page with anti-Newt stories non-stop. There have been several other candidates who been out in the front at various times and none of them have received this kind of over-the-top hostile propagandizing from Drudge.

29 posted on 01/26/2012 4:55:37 AM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: icwhatudo

So being conservative means being against the “establishment”?

I’ve said it before, I don’t know how people can be out of their heads concerning Mitt Romney and then turn around and act like Newt is the next Reagan.


30 posted on 01/26/2012 4:55:53 AM PST by justabrokestudent
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To: Happy Rain

I think a good point is that they’re both professional politicians, Romney less so. I really fear they both are more committed to personal success than to conservative success. Time will tell. I am confident that one of these men will be the next president of the US. I’m also hoping that we conservatives won’t self-destruct because we don’t have the perfect candidate and end up getting four more years of Obama. Either Newt or Romney will do a better job of leading our country if elected. For that matter, so would porky pig.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 4:58:18 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: icwhatudo

Matt Is a Romney bot !
It’s sad how the former outsider becomes a tool of the DC Media
Elites !
Thank the other DC elite Ann traitor Coulter
who is sadly just another NE lib elite republican !


32 posted on 01/26/2012 4:59:49 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: fightinJAG
Please. Gingrich is the frontrunner and the frontrunner always gets the most negative attention.

If you don't see anymore than that in this, then you simply aren't paying attention, or you're a Romney supporter.

It's glaringly obvious now that Drudge and Coulter both are bought and paid for hired guns for Romney, and therefore, the GOP establishment. Everyone on FR should be against that.
33 posted on 01/26/2012 4:59:49 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Tribune7

Drudge tortured Cain too...I see a pattern.


34 posted on 01/26/2012 5:00:19 AM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: icwhatudo
Newt and Newt, Inc. is a target-rich environment. There's no way around it.

There's so much stuff out that's not even close to being contained on Drudge. THIS, not Newt's messy marriages, THIS burgeoning archive of political garbage is what people were warning about when referring to Newt's baggage.

Such as here's a story that I saw a few minutes ago only because it was in a sidebar to an article I was reading:

Newt Gingrich, Marianne and the Arms Dealer: A Buried FBI Investigation.

This is the sort of thing (plus Monica Lewinsky) we are going to be dealing with in 2012 if Newt is our nominee.

Doesn't mean we have an alternative. But we do need to be real about who this man is and what we'd have to do to get him elected.

35 posted on 01/26/2012 5:00:31 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: fightinJAG

You mean like the tea party candidates in Washington that haven’t delivered? So where are all the great conservative presidential candidates who will deliver? We are having to choose between the lesser of “two evils” and that’s the real point. Gingrich is the lesser evil of the two.


36 posted on 01/26/2012 5:00:51 AM PST by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Drudge's new MittWit employees who are responsible for the pro-Romney madness:


Joe Curl


Charles Hurt


37 posted on 01/26/2012 5:01:16 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: ILS21R

No. It’s not desperation. It’s called “traffic.”

Drudge is running a business and he puts out what brings traffic to his site and generates buzz.

That is all.


38 posted on 01/26/2012 5:02:38 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: icwhatudo

I’m boycotting Drudge


39 posted on 01/26/2012 5:02:48 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: icwhatudo

Newt must be doing something right.

Check this out — an amazing read:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2838078/posts

You can see the outline Newt plans to follow.


40 posted on 01/26/2012 5:04:05 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Norm Lenhart
their traditional methods of controlling us failed utterly

I abhor this victim mentality.

No one "controlled" or "controls" anyone.

41 posted on 01/26/2012 5:04:17 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: RKBA Democrat
When it comes to character and morality, the Clintons (both of them) are lower than Newt.

Early Reagan and early Newt has some comparisons as far as marriage and affairs.

If the democrats and “moderates” can get moist over the prospects of a Clinton presidency redux as a great ear in US history, then can certainly look at Newt as capable of becoming the kind of determined charismatic leader this nation (and the world) needs!

The eurocrats are not going to like Newt any more than they liked Bush, but they will fare much better with him in charge of the US than anyone else on the horizon.

In the next 4 years we will have a nuclear armed Iran in axis with a belligerent Russia and China, an expansionist militaristic China with a gasping economy, the fall of the existing economic and social order in europe, America at a crossroads and having to live with whatever turn we lurch towards. And the continuing social rot being perpetrated on our children by “progressives” burrowed into every institution. The schools, the govt, the courts, the media.

Who do you trust most to show up on your TV screen at 3AM to announce US response ot news that Iran launched missiles at Israel because it refused UN occupation to enforce “social justice” for Gaza?

Mitt? Barack? or Newt.

In the next 4 years I could give 2 craps whether Newt is on wife 3 or 4. At least he marries his lovers and they are of the opposite sex.

42 posted on 01/26/2012 5:04:19 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: All
Thankfully, only a politician as seriously flawed as Obama can lose to Obama and the GOP candidates’ warts are tiny zits compared to the many basketball boils on our Marxist president.
43 posted on 01/26/2012 5:04:56 AM PST by Happy Rain ("The TSA" teaching fed thugs to oppress and the oppressed to get used to it.")
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To: elhombrelibre

“Black-and-white” mentality takes one nowhere. This attitude that “If it’s my candidate, anything bad is a lie” is useless. I think Gingrich is the best of the bunch but this ostrich-like sticking the head in the sand is useless. We should, and Newt should, be open, honest and forthright about the way things really are, the good, the bad, and the ugly.


44 posted on 01/26/2012 5:05:09 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: icwhatudo

Newt needs to be stopped since he is another bill clinton.


45 posted on 01/26/2012 5:05:55 AM PST by Diggity
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To: justabrokestudent

The only thing I can figure out is that maybe he is working hard to get all the dirt on Newt out now to diffuse the Obama attacks in the main election. Maybe there is some method to the madness, much like what Matt did with ABC story - make it a non-story by making it a story before it gets any legs.


46 posted on 01/26/2012 5:06:08 AM PST by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: icwhatudo
At this point it's actually getting a little humorous. It appears Drudge is so desperate to damage Newt, he is just throwing everything negative out there just praying something will stick. It really wouldn't surprise me at this point to see a story posted that said “NEWT FAILS TO WASH HANDS AFTER USING BATHROOM CLAIMS STAFFER” or “NEWT THINKS SENIOR CITIZENS SMELL FUNNY, DOESN'T LIKE CHILDREN AS WELL” or perhaps “NEWT ONCE FAILED TO TIP HIS WAITER. DOES HE HATE THE POOR???”
47 posted on 01/26/2012 5:06:53 AM PST by apillar
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To: dforest

FOX has been pathetic, just talking heads for Romney fair and balanced yea right.

All they do in the morning is read Drudge and then report what he has on, lazy lazy lazy.


48 posted on 01/26/2012 5:06:58 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: icwhatudo

Will be interesting to see if Limbaugh mentions this today during his GOP estab/media attack analysis today. It’s beyond obvious that Drudge is glaringly biased. Drudge should post a poll about it in his left column.


49 posted on 01/26/2012 5:08:00 AM PST by inkfarmer
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To: fightinJAG

Yeah, and the MSM would never make up stories like that about Mitt Romney in the general election. Let’s nominate him instead.


50 posted on 01/26/2012 5:08:16 AM PST by Thane_Banquo
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