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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Rush is not a Romney guy. He voted for Santorum, I’m sure, and he has said little positive about Milt. Newt and Rush had a tense exchange about the glogal warming hoax, and the two have not been chummy since then. I think he’s been fair to Newt, however. Bob
Katie...I think you tube is taking out videos or there’s a video attack going on by Obamas/Romney’s crew they don’t want the public to see....I got this on your link..it’s gone with this noted:
“the video consisted of a malinformed video”
Until Obama has been vetted on this and those in Congress who dropped the ball on this are convicted, there no longer is an "eligibility status" to be President.
There is now a default status and that is "we are all Americans UNTIL proven otherwise".
What a cool video...great to see people telling it like it is....loved it!
My father was a professor at Wesley College for several years. Long ago.
“Im away from Levin(on vaca). Anyone know if he is continuing his rightful criticism of Mitt-meister? Or has he bailed too and become one of his unofficial consultants.”
Bailed. Party line. He sounds heartsick about it, even more than he did when Palin opted not to run. But he is going under the yoke.
Guenevere: "Reread your posts against Santorum....and now you know how we felt/feel."
Does "Toespi" work for Fox News or did Toespi once claim to be a "Fair And Balanced" poster on FreeRepublic?
Bottom line is Santorum’s out.......choice is Romney or Newt now. Surely folks know the difference and shouldn’t need much convincing to go with Newt. Should they choose Romney then what the heck are they voting for a liberal for? Newt’s the conservative! Sheesh...it’s really that simple.
Not really so simple.
You see, the Romneybots were driven underground here in FR so they had to choose an alternative candidate to pretend to support until their real favorite won. By that time they felt that FreeRepublic would end up supporting that candidate over Obama.
Because these posters are establishment republican supporters they decided to choose Santorum as their "fake" favorite candidate. And because they are who they are they felt that Santorum is just another right-wing, religious nut-job who would never win the nomination (their thinking not mine) and that's why they chose Santorum as their guy to hide behind during the primaries.
Now that he's gone they continue to post as Santorum supporters because they have nowhere else to go. They certainly would not become a fake supporter of Newt because Romney's conservative opposition is no longer split.
What do they do now?
Continue to be fake Santorum supporters who are saddened but claim they will not vote for Romney (they have to claim that so they do not get banned). So, they continue to bash Newt hoping their guy Romney will hurry up and get this thing won so that FreeRepublic (as they think) will circle the wagons around their guy. Until then they will bash Newt (as if there still remains a conservative alternative against Romney). Deep down insode they want Romney to win. They just cannot say it because they are afraid they will get zotted.
Having said that, of course there were many real Santorum supporters and there still are. Most of them (FR posters) have moved to Newt's side with some exceptions.
Santorum supporters were and are legit. But not all who claim to be anti-Newt Santorum supporters are really for Santorum.
Especially now, the Romneybots are easy to sniff out. I've got several of them pegged already. I'm not the zotting type. They'll get caught sooner or later because now it's so obvious. I prefer to let the moderators decide who is and who is not. Me, I think it's funny because they are as fake as the guy they are in the closet supporting :)
I am soooooo late finding this thread!
TBF knows how to get my attention during FReepathons: FR mail.
Pings get past me, lost on my ping page due to the large graphics we post on the FReepathon thread.
God bless Newt! He ROCKS!
Praying he can win some primaries or at a minimum garner some delegates to take to the convention!!!
Our good Lord works in mysterious ways. Newt Gingrich said all along he was staying in all the way to Tampa and by God, he’s the last man standing against that slimebag Romney.
Good night and God bless you all.
Both parties have a plan for when the debt bubble bursts that’s just like what happened in Greece.
The welfare state will remain intact with reduced benefits including rationing of Medicare and higher taxes and maybe even new taxes for all of us.
And that isn’t the conservative solution to the debt crisis.
Well that explains it quite well....I was really getting more than annoyed at people promoting Romney once Santorum left the race....some just seemed far too critical of any who wouldn't vote for Romney and definately seemed to be promoting him by accusing any one who wouldn't vote for him as voting for Obama....even when confronted about that.
Well I just don't seem to have the nose to sniff them out as some do here...my gosh they can read their tracks so well!...same with the trolls etc. Glad they do too!
Thanks so much for the heads up....explains a lot!!!!
I seem to recall that. It left me with the impression that Murdoch was bolstering a competition between the liberal Romney and Santorum, with Santorum being the moderate who could sweep up the tea party vote. Looks like it worked.
Yep. I was right. Murdoch even tweeted his support for Santorum in January
The media mogul Rupert Murdoch signaled his support for Rick Santorum on Monday evening, calling him the only candidate with genuine big vision for the United States. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/taking-to-twitter-murdoch-endorses-santorum/
Not saying what Roger Ailes is up to.
"Cry me a bucket Newt, cry me a bucket..."
Funny how on an earlier thread, you had a kneejerk post to cripplecreek, saying "So banish me. . ." apparently in reaction to what you took to be a post taking you to task for denigrating Gingrich. And here you are doing it again.
What gives . . ?
Clarification for those that don’t follow the links back: “You” in the previous post = dps.inspect
Newt’s still in for two reasons.
The first is the same reason he pretended to be running for president in the first place, which is to get publicity and bolster his foundations, increase his speaking fees, his TV appearances, etc.
The second is he needs to try to continue raising money to pay off the $4.5 million campaign debt he has admitting to oweing....which probably means it is considerably more than that.
Pawlenty dropped out immediately after Iowa because he didn’t get the support he had hoped for and also because he agreed to back the Romney campaign in return for help in retiring his campaign debt. Newt will likely make a similar sort of deal with Romney and the RNC in exchange for their assistance on his political debts.
This is how these things go. You run, you lose and then you get in line and back the nominee.
The approved storyline of the Romney clan is that his grandparents were missionaries to Mexico who were US citizens so their children (Romney’s father one of them) were also US citizens.
I’m not really sure how missionary children born overseas were handled back then, but his claim to be natural born could be taken to task. He clearly has a closer tie to the US than did Obama’s dad, an acknowledged citizen of Kenya.
Newt needs a miracle but life is sometimes funny that way.
Romney could have a scandal or his plane could go down.
If you quit you don’t get your miracle.
“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.”
Donny Wise wrote:
Newt Gingrich is accurate on Fox News Bias... A source with close ties to Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Fox News did disclose last month during a business luncheon about a recent trip to New York to meet with management and PrimeTime personalities of Fox News. That meeting was an eye opener about the Pro-Romney bias which was the policy at Fox News, and the writing was on the wall in big red Fox News font — Romney or else... Santorum and Gingrich were dead in the water no matter what.
This disclosure was from a respected and fair conservative in his professional and political associations. This disclosure could not have come from a more respected or connected person with knowledge of the situation. The announcement by Newt was 85% verbatim of the information disclosed last month. Newt Gingrich does have every right to criticize Fox News, because Fair, Balanced, and Unafraid in this Republican nomination process is almost calling MSNBC moderate. It is simply is not true
I also think there are other dynamics going on with Fox and Gingrich. I have the feeling that many of the players at Fox are socially close and connected. I do believe Brit Hume has had a lot to do with this hostile attitude against Newt.
If Myth Rmoney is the nominee, I wonder where will Fox be and say next November, when he loses to Obama ...
>>> Romneys 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.
So previous reports I saw that suggested Romney’s father was NOT a US citizen is false?
Was Mitt Romney’s father a US citizen at the time of his birth or not?
Thanks... this is what I wanted to verify
The Fox executives are being told what to do by Soros.
A long post about it (with wider context) is at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2868290/posts?page=22#22
Or you can get the more narrow story - including why Beck left Fox - at http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/44247
There is much, much more to this story than meets the eye. A critical part of Soros’ plan to take over the country involved taking over Fox, the one TV source that wouldn’t willingly self-censor the truth about Barack Obama, his owner Soros, their allies, and their agenda.
This I remember very well. After SC and newt was doing well, all Rick could do was complain about not getting coverage. Fox and friends had Newt and Rick on the same morning. They interviewed newt first and as usual he wanted to talk policy. They had a different plan as every question revolved around “should Santorum drop out”. Newt finally said, “look, it would make it easier but Rick will have to do what he thinks is best.”. Then before they brought Santorum on their lead-in was “let’s see what RS has to say about Gingrich asking him to drop out.”. Of course, RS used it for all it was worth. I was stunned at the manipulation. It was a setup and that did it for me with Fox as well as Santorum. I believe it was orchestrated between Fox and Santorum and no one will tell me differently.
Mitt Romney is considered a natural born citizen as he was born in the USA of citizen parents.
It doesn’t matter whether his father was a US citizen from birth, or not. But George Romney was born in Mexico to two US citizen parents and was brought to the US when around 7-years old.
George Romney attempted to run for the Presidency at one point in his life but pulled out of the race. It is commonly believed that he was not eligible due to his birth in Mexico.
Romney is not the finest candidate we’ve ever run but I personally think he is better than McCain.
He is not evil incarnate as some people believe.
Vote how you want and I’ll vote how I want.
Let’s stop lecturing each other.
I’m not interested in hearing any more diatribes against Romney at this point.
agreed, the woman or what ever it is supposed to be is cringeworthy and I remember seeing her for the first time on the megyn Kelly show and thought what on earth.
Now Kohn has came on Kellys show a few times and then lands a job at FOX and that told me all I needed to know and backed up what many were saying about FOX.
Like I said how Megyn Kelly who lost me as a viewer must be so proud to have the likes of her getting a job at FOX as it seems Kohns agenda fits into Kellys agenda and boy does she want is to know it or I should say she used to when I used to watch her
I see you have been theatened with deportation by voicing some sense on this forum.
What a crock.
The same group of people get together lately on all these threads to bemoan our fate and swear they won’t vote for Romney.
I thank God they are not representative of a majority in this country.
How people could compare Obama with anyone in the known universe and prefer him to Romney or anyone else is beyond me.
There has never been a consensus candidate among these people. Herman Cain was very popular here but that was a fluke. Some people think they are making some kind of statement by writing in Sarah Palin.
Hah. Sarah Palin didn’t run. Whatever her reasons and they may have been valid, she let her supporters down.
The best candidate was Rick Perry and he got almost no support here.
When it narrowed down to Newt and Santorum it was just a vicious battle with one group attacking the other one.
There is not a candidate on God’s green earth that would satisfy some of the people here.
I hope that having common sense won’t get one zotted as I’ve spent the best years of my life here, but I’m not going to pretend I won’t vote for Romney because I will.
I will crawl over hard earth to vote for him because I love my country and Obama would put us so far into a socialist hole that we couldn’t crawl out in our lifetimes.
Fox doe snot have one decent conservative on that channel doing a show.
They have Ingraham and Malkin which are good but Hannity is a fraud who has admitted he does not care about who will marry who and is more libertarian on social issues.
O.R, all about him.
Hume, Charles Krauthammer etc, are all about the establishment.
The five show is awful how anyone can watch that and give ratings to that piece of crap is beyond me , what Perino, Tantaros , a guy who thinks he is funny, Beckel or Williams
Wow you’d have to be a robot to watch it.
Megyn Kelly is all about her, telling us about her life , her nana, her underwater house, her pro homo , cross dressing agenda and who brought on the shrink only to attack him because he wrote a piece about kids being harmed watching cross dressers as if they were normal.
Hemmer and Greta are about the only decent people left on FOX and they are not conservative but watchable.
thank you , that’s good to know, hopefully their ratings go down and down and shows like Megyn Kelly and the five go off the air while others understand that Hannity is a coward on social issues and cares nothing about conservative social issues and who takes his talking points off Rush
I wouldn’t be going here, except you had this to say...
“I have no respect for the doom and gloomers, the whiners, the moaners and the stiff-necked perfectionists who brag they will not vote for Romney.”
You are sadly uneducated. It is painful to witness, frankly. You have been bought with propaganda and people like you who refuse to think on their own are what is killing this country.
I am going to give you a chance to clue in with the following links. If I see these types of comments on further threads, I will assume that you have chosen to willingly go down the path of progressivism that is leading our nation to communism. To that I say, “My the odds be ever in your favor.” As for me, I’ll take a constitutional republic any day.
Yuri Bezmenov, ex-KGB, explains the process of subversion, which is the blue print being followed by the current government take-over. This seven part series outlines it well. Can you guess what stage we are in now?
This video outlines things from the viewpoint of American insiders who know what is going on:
This link is a historical look at how the Germans were duped by the Nazis. The similarities are painful to see. There are six parts. This is a link to the first part.
GOPe and Fox is probably for Obama’s relection themselves. That’s why they wanted Myth.
We have to hold anybody that should win the presidency accountable... Bush veered wildly off the path of conservatism and was roundly criticized and to some degree held in check, except on spending. If Romney should win, or even Newt, it will be our job to hold their feet to the fire and make them feel the burn if they think they can forget us. Our vote is not for free, that is the message our candidate must be made to understand.
Will is no Conservative, not even close.
Go Newt. It is obvious and I watch Fox way too much.
Jesus isn’t runing. Got any other brainy ideas?
The best candidate was Rick Perry and he got almost no support here.
Ain’t that the truth. The Perry threads got positively nasty, usually by the 5th post! Funny how most of the serious Perry supporters went to Newt afterwards, though with (IMHO) slightly less enthusiasm.
Still going to back Newt and work for him as much as I can until he says otherwise.
“it will be our job to hold their feet to the fire and make them feel the burn if they think they can forget us. Our vote is not for free, that is the message our candidate must be made to understand.”
Just a bunch of hot air.
If Romney wins, the RNC knows you voted for him and the message you sent by voting for the likes of Romney is that you will vote for whatever they put on the ticket, even an extreme left-wing liberal like Romney.
Your vote IS free and you didn’t send any message and will never send a message.
“The best candidate was Rick Perry and he got almost no support here.”
This election is for the US, not Mexico.
“The best candidate was Rick Perry and he got almost no support here.”
This election is for the US, not Mexico.
dps the little skidmark, desperately trying to be relevant...
Newt, come back... come back Newt, we love you Newt... it so fun ribbing you guys, you all come unglued so easily...
It has been the ignorant comments like this one that gave us Mitt Romney to begin with.
To clarify that: Misleading, deceitful, and destructive comments like this one have damaged every single conservative candidate we had. And that did not come from the liberal media. It just came from YOU, CodeToad.
CodeToad, shame on you for speaking in such an false and improper way.
Do damage to a candidate based on truth or disagreement? Yea, sure. Do damage to a candidate based on a personal requirement such as not liking re-marriages, or not liking a particular skill, or thinking someone doesn't "show" well or seems **tchy, or not liking one specific piece of a platform, each one of those things taking out a different conservative candidate we know here? OK. Debatable in and of itself, but that is in the realm of decency. But to damage good conservatives on lies and deceit and goofy misrepresentations such as this gross misstatement was the path to pave the way for Mitt Romney.
Shame on YOU as much as shame on the establishment Republican party and the liberal media. Shame on YOU.
I should not be stupid enough to reply to you as you are an idiot.
Rick Perry had everything... he was almost the perfect candidate.
11 years as successful governor of one of the most prosperous and forward moving states and one of the biggest.
Great on pro-life... tried to (and did) defund Planned Parenthood.
Instituted tort reform.
Had great plans to downsize government in a big way.
Has a record of goodness in his personal life that cannot be challenged.
I could go on.
Now, you’re either for Gingrich (who is far more pro-amnesty than Perry ever was (and he wasn’t) or for Santorum, I don’t know who.
I just know that you and cretins like you destroyed our best chance to beat Obama with a true good man and conservative and now you continue to write the sort of post that got him out in the first place.
The weird thing is you’re probably proud of yourself.
“It has been the ignorant comments “
“Ignorant” is a word use by people without logical rebuttals, such as you.
George Romney may have been an idiot, but he was an American. After all, not only was he once the governor of Michigan, he ran for president himself. At this point, you would have to actually prove he was a Mexican, not an American.