Skip to comments.Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting
Posted on 04/11/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT by VinL
- During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted The Fox News Channel, accusing the cable news network that employed him as recently as last year of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight and singling out former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy.
I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through, Gingrich said during the private meeting at Wesley College to which RealClearPolitics was granted access. In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and were more likely to get distortion out of Fox. Thats just a fact.
Gingrichs contract as a Fox News contributor was terminated last spring, as he was gearing up for his White House run.
The former House Speakers blunt remarks about Fox came in response to a question from one of the Delaware Tea Party leaders about the manner in which his campaign has been treated by conservative media outlets.
Gingrich did not pull his punches in accusing Rupert Murdoch -- the chairman and CEO of the News Corporation, Fox News parent company -- of pushing for Romney behind the scenes.
I assume its because Murdoch at some point said, I want Romney, and so fair and balanced became Romney, Gingrich said. And theres no question that Fox had a lot to do with stopping my campaign because such a high percentage of our base watches Fox.
Gingrich saved his most personal condemnation for George Will, a conservative columnist and frequent television commentator, who has been critical ...(read more)
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The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesnt like to fight, doesnt like to read books, Gingrich said. This is why the Tea Party was so horrifying. Tea Partiers were actually learning about the Declaration of Independence. They wanted to talk about the Federalist Papers. It was weird. They [GOP-e]could be golfing." *****************
I'm in, til Newt's out.
Oh Hell yeah. Party (and vote) like it’s 2010. Never forget the power )or the will of We the People. Remember the overwhelming victories of the last election. It scares the establishment $hitle$$ and they have done their utmost to quash that ever since, including tearing down our best voices and candidates in favor of perpetuating the ruling political class.
Umm ‘neutral coverage at CNN’?! Who asked the out of the realm question at the debate!?
Newt loved those questions though, those are the ones he could really hit out the park. Abusing liberal debate moderators is a huge winner for Gingrich.
LOL, once again Newt GETS IT. He’s right...Fox is Romney central. Yesterday while they were waiting for Santorum to come out and speak, all they could talk about was Willard.
Since the minute Santorum quit, Fox has been absolutely vicious against Gingrich. I have lost all respect for Fox because of the way they presented any information regarding Newt as well as the manipulation of his comments.
"He led us to victory before. Spectacular, historic victory. The strategy and content of his 1994 Contract with America propelled the Republicans in 1994 to win control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Even the Reagan Revolution in the 1980s failed to achieve that.
Moreover, once in power, Gingrich delivered on his promises, and maintained a solid conservative record. He carried out the Contract with America in full, holding a vote on every item as promised, most of which did pass. His record was unswervingly pro-life, pro-gun and Second Amendment, and anti-tax.
Newt's the only one with the experience, and the courage to guide America through these troubling times.
And the conservative media want you to vote for Mitt Romney.
At RCP, they hate Newt, and haven’t stopped diminishing and smearing him. In consequence, I stopped reading their site. They were sold to Rmoney from the day one.
I’m so glad I got out of the Repugnant Party a long time ago. Glenn Beck was also responsible for getting people involved in the history of this nation and the Constitution when he was on Fox. His removal was my first clue that something was amiss at Fox. Newt is, indeed, the last hope left. I pray he stays in right up to the convention.
“The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesnt like to fight, doesnt like to read books,
A quotable quote if I ever heard one...
(May have to send this to Cry-Baby Boehner—a golfing buddy of Bath-House Barry’s-they’d BOTH rather golf than read.)
Cry me a bucket Newt, cry me a bucket...
Well one would think the Historian shouldn't be surprised by Wills attitude at all. Did he forget in 1980 how Will was pushing Howard Baker hard until he failed and then pushed George Bush hard until he was forced to back Ronald Reagan at the last possible moment half heartedly. Will is the consummate inside the beltway CINO. He is no friend of Conservatism. He is a fiend of the Cocktail Circuit in DC.
I have to agree with Newt about FoxNews... Fox is just not what it used to be... “Fair and Balanced” has become a joke. Over the past several months I have seen so many Shills for Romney appear at critical times - like when Romney lost to Newt in South Carolina ... all I saw on Fox for a week were Romney excuse makers talking about how it didn’t mean anything... Good Grief - do these Fox News Executives think we are stupid...??? Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggg... !
I don’t understand why Gingrich will not go nuclear with Romney’s eligibility status (Father was Mexican)
Newt is spot on.
I do not watch Fox-Romney news anymore. I can’t stand CNN, but I have learned to hate Fox. Frankly, I no longer watch much news on TV.... Fox ruined it for me.
The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesnt like to fight, doesnt like to read books, Gingrich said. This is why the Tea Party was so horrifying. Tea Partiers were actually learning about the Declaration of Independence. They wanted to talk about the Federalist Papers. It was weird. They [GOP-e]could be golfing."
My words, one week ago:
The Congressional Republicans -- like most Republicans -- think like small businessmen. They think like shopkeepers and mill owners.
The opposition fields people who think like tribal warriors and suicide bombers.
How is that ever going to work out?
What Newt didn’t say:
Both parties are owned by the same people, the establishment. So either way, the establishment does not oose. Only the American people lose, er, have lost.
Cry your own bucket, Newt's too busy trying to save the country.
I know Newt’s been trying to fly under the radar to Tampa. He doesn’t have the funds.
But frankly, this “fighting Newt” is who people want to hear. I know he doesn’t want to target Romney- but the enemy has always been the GOP-e.
I hope this statement is prologue for the rest of his campaign.
that thud you heard was your comment crashing to the ground.
Newt, “Please stay in”.
FOX did their attacks on Newt after SC then once they thought they had taken him out they have ignored him, never mentioning him hardly and FOX thinks they are going to be rewarded with our viewership and the establishment thinks we should just forget how they treated Cain, Michelle, Newt and all because they have been pushing Romney for the get go.
Hell all they care about over at FOX is their own wallets and power and to hell with everything else.
So long as their market and 401k’s go up then all is fine they think.
“Cry me a bucket Newt, cry me a bucket...”
Newt is just calling a Spade A Spade...informing people that the “System Is Rigged” (read that somewhere).
yea he goes and then Megyn Kelly helps to get Sally Khon or Kohn hired
She is a soros media matters homosexual activist stooge who has denounced America and capitalism.
If you do not know her then type in Fox hires Sally Khon
How Megyn Kelly the air head must be s proud to have one of her homosexual cross dressing pals at FOX with her
I dont understand why Gingrich will not go nuclear with Romneys eligibility status (Father was Mexican)
Actually, that’s the problem. Newt can’t go after Romney because the conservative media (Drudge, Rush, Fox, coulter) are in the tank. Also, Romney simply has too much money- he controls the narrative.
Newt realized that after Florida. Since, his goal has been to fly under the radar to the convention- and then his audience is limited to (2500+/-) delegates—and Romney’s negative ads are off the table. .
Long shot, but it was the only available strategy.
same here, Fox is just hated as much as the other channels now in this house and is not watched at all.
Romney’s father may have been born in Mexico, but his parents were both U.S. citizens and George Romney derives his U.S. citizenship from his parents.
Mitt Romney was born in the United States of citizen parents. That means he is a Natrual Born citizen.
Newt hit the nail on the head. Romney news has been smearing him from the beginning. Between, Rove, Kraut and Hume it was a Nightly Newt bash fest. I hope they are happy now that it looks like Willard is our man. I can only hope he is willing to smear Obama as badly as he smeared Newt and Rick.
Thank you, NEWT.
The truth remains that his enemies are mine; they’re still out there, and they are legion.
Would love to see the base fight back, but think they are mostly worn out and throwing in the towel in favor of golf and lawn work.
Newt the little foghorn, desperately trying to be heard... toooot - tooooweeetttttt
I want someone to challenge the left’s premises. Nobody does it like Newt.
I still think that was a total setup from the beginning FOR Newt. John King has known Newt since 1993, long before King ever even joined CNN.
I would really be shocked if that was a true “gotcha” type question. In reality I think King asked on purpose to give Newt a slam dunk and allow him to attack.
The GOP, Fox News, Drudge Report and others pushing RINO2 in 12 is a crapshoot that failed last time they tried it. This time the stakes are the future of America and everyone in it.
They are walking on shaky ground and are not far separated from the slimy lamestream media that already has lost all crediblity. If Obama wins a second term, each of them will share complicity.
Yah, yah... but he sure enjoyed tooting his horn on FOX when he thought they would help put him over the top... he had his time in the sandbox, now its time to go home take a bath and be ready to help defeat Obamy... savvy?
If my wife and I watch anything on FOX anymore it’s Greta and sometimes Hannity. I quit reading George Will twenty years ago, he was either attacking Conservatives or Conservative principles, he was touted as a Conservative but I never had much in common with him.
Next thing you know a website will marginalize itself.
I sent Newt more money yesterday after Santorum suspended. I couldn’t get through the first time. I’m hoping that was because the website was busy with others donating.
Oh heck, I’m not worn out. -:) Now come on Rita, take down that “dps” troll, who obviously wasn’t schooled by his/her parents to respect those who have done the country a service.
He is the last conservative in the race, fighting against Wilard and Zero, and this is all you are going to say? Get in the game, or move on.
So, I take it, all you people are going to vote for Obama?
As a matter of fact, rather than tune in to Fox for 6pm press conference announcement of specific charges against Zimmerman, I intentionally tuned my TV to CNN (something I've never done intentionally before).
Shame on Fox. Glad to see Gingrich is still up and in their face till the convention.
I wonder if Newt could pull ahead of the inevitable candidate by pulling a last minute 'Hail Mary'. . . by picking Lt. Col. Allen West as a running mate on the eve of the convention?
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This article shows what I saw about Newt last week here in Delaware.
He loves Tea Party folks, and spends as much time with them as he can.HE is very gracious, and enjoys the questions and comments from folks, and he is not shy about proposing ideas or defending his positions.
I was one of those 2500 people he mentions at the end of the article.
Folks, he is the last conservative standing. Statrting in little Delaware, he can change the race. To do that he needs your vote if you have not voted yet in the remaining primary states, and he needs your money.
Otherwise prepare to receive Willard, The Anointed.
And prepare for four more years of Obama.
If you give a hoot, you know it’s Newt.
What dya think Jim? I'm betting the website this person referred to is Free Republic.
Yeah, you make a good point - the two of them certainly didn't seem to be upset with one another after the debate. Either way, it was fun to watch.
I’ve just watched on CSpan Newt Gingrich’s speech at Wesley College in Dover, DE. It was fabulous. He also answered the students’ questions.
Newt is the only candidate who makes sense. I cannot listen to Willard, couldn’t listen to Rick, and can’t stand Obama for more than two seconds...
I think he’s right. The only question I have is WHY all the supposedly conservative sources, from Fox to Rush with many stops in between, were so in the tank for Romney. What is his magic?
And why can’t they at least understand that GOP voters just don’t like him?