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Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting
Real Politics ^ | 4-11-12 | Conroy

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 we’re more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That’s just a fact.”

Gingrich’s contract as a Fox News contributor was terminated last spring, as he was gearing up for his White House run.

The former House Speaker’s 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 it’s because Murdoch at some point said, ‘I want Romney,’ and so ‘fair and balanced’ became ‘Romney,’” Gingrich said. “And there’s 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)

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


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To: altura

“he was almost the perfect candidate.”

For Mexico, but not the US. He spent more time getting beat up by the people of Texas for his pro-Mexico stance, including his Trans-Texas Corridor, than he did lobbying for the people of Texas. Sorry, but Perry’s records stands as a testament to his pro-Mexico, anti-US policies.

The voters knew this and didn’t vote him past a few primaries. Take off your Texas blinders; they make you the idiot, not me.


251 posted on 04/12/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: dps.inspect

there are few things as contemptible as a gloating sycophant of the dirty establishment...


252 posted on 04/12/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT by lordsofthejungle
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To: VinL

“And there’s no question that Fox had a lot to do with stopping my campaign because such a high percentage of our base watches Fox.”

That’s right.

If we get Romney, we can blame Fox News.

I am very pleased with having no cable or satellite service. No television (only rarely while traveling, and I do my best to avoid Fox News).


253 posted on 04/12/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: VinL

“And there’s no question that Fox had a lot to do with stopping my campaign because such a high percentage of our base watches Fox.”

That’s right.

If we get Romney, we can blame Fox News.

I am very pleased with having no cable or satellite service. No television (only rarely while traveling, and I do my best to avoid Fox News).


254 posted on 04/12/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: dps.inspect

Newt, come back... come back Newt, we love you Newt... it so fun ribbing you guys, you all come unglued so easily...
***********

If Newt supporters do become “unglued so easily”— what’s the purpose of your incessant provocation? I really would like to know. Thanks.


255 posted on 04/12/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
I'm in, til Newt's out.

If Newt is out, so am I. The stain of voting for pro abortion lying maggot mitt doesn't wash off. He is NOT worth my eternity, it's ain't happening.

256 posted on 04/12/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ltbigv; abigailsmybaby; VinL
would be whining like a petulant child.

Hey, ltbigv - YOU are a petulant child TROLL who can't handle truth being spoken. You won't find bigov (Big Gov) here!

ltbigv

2-25-12

257 posted on 04/12/2012 10:51:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: dps.inspect
you all come unglued so easily...

What wrong dps/dipsh*t, you are so PC that you consider speaking TRUTH is becoming unglued?

258 posted on 04/12/2012 10:58:08 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NathanR

Old George was a fan of Alinsky. American means diddly squat.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/mitt-romneys-father-palled-around-with-saul-a


259 posted on 04/12/2012 11:02:24 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: alstewartfan

Rush is a paid entertainer. We can never forget that. Rush likes to be the smartest in the room, I couldn’t see him embracing Newt is a million years. And that’s not against Newt. Rush is a talker, Newt is a DOER.


260 posted on 04/12/2012 11:12:58 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Gator113

I used to watch fox all day and most of the night. Now I just don’t turn on the TV except for a few programs like Blue Bloods or Eureka etc.


261 posted on 04/12/2012 11:45:56 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: KJC1

262 posted on 04/12/2012 11:57:41 AM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: lordsofthejungle

Peace be unto you...


263 posted on 04/12/2012 12:53:01 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: altura
I am sorry Altuna... I was not trying to lecture you... we were just discussing the election. Please do not take me wrong. I would not try to tell you not to vote how your heart tells you to vote. I just can not support this candidate and the party that has screwed over me for decades. Maybe one day we will get another candidate that we can all be proud of and excited about.

LLS

264 posted on 04/12/2012 2:11:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: dps.inspect

dps inspect your Depends. They’re loaded.


265 posted on 04/12/2012 2:17:51 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I at least hope you’re smiling about all this... most of the responses, like yours, has cracked a smile on my face... love you guys...


266 posted on 04/12/2012 2:28:28 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: presently no screen name

Really. It means that his son is a natural born citizen, and not a Mexican.


267 posted on 04/12/2012 2:35:17 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: C. Edmund Wright

By the way, where HAVE you been lately?

Good to see you back at the keyboard, even briefly.

What do you think about all the wilderness cries around here?

Sometimes it’s very nice for me to be one-day-at-a-time, singularly focused on Newt, isolated from any thought of tomorrow. We’re just not yet at 1144. Thoughts?


268 posted on 04/12/2012 2:42:15 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt.)
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To: Safrguns
I don’t understand why Gingrich will not go nuclear with Romney’s eligibility status (Father was Mexican)

Because nobody is buying any of that nonsense.

269 posted on 04/12/2012 2:48:38 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: VinL

Sounds like a sore loser.


270 posted on 04/12/2012 2:50:21 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Safrguns
> I don’t understand why Gingrich will not go nuclear with Romney’s eligibility status (Father was Mexican)

... and besides being born in Mexico, Romney's dad ran for President against Goldwater !

Maybe that's why the GOPe hasn't said anything about our half-Kenyan president ?

271 posted on 04/12/2012 3:02:35 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: NathanR

Big deal. Every person I know fits that bill but no one I know how met Alinsky or would ever befriend him. Romney is a liberal through and through and nothing you say can sweeten that pie. He being a natural born citizen is for HIS benefit not America’s. He is a detriment to the USA.


272 posted on 04/12/2012 3:04:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: abigailsmybaby

Have you ever noticed that sycophancy is one of the least admirable human traits? Playing the role that God carved out for dogs.


273 posted on 04/12/2012 3:07:41 PM PDT by ltbigv
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To: ltbigv

You should know.


274 posted on 04/12/2012 3:17:12 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: VinL

I’ve been watching CNN more because Fox has become a bunch of propaganda opinion stuff all the time. CNN is a better news agency right now.


275 posted on 04/12/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: reasonisfaith

You can blame Fox, National Review, Townhall.com, the Bush cabal, Drudge and a smattering of other formerly reliable conservative news types. They’ve taken a Henry Kissinger “realpolitick” approach to this campaign. They’ve decided to go with the candidate who they thought looked best on paper against Obama, and completely ignored issues of conservatism, heart, passion and integrity in pursuit of victory. Some of them naively think they can cajole Romney into being a conservative if they can get him elected. Others know Romney is the second coming of George H.W. Bush, but view him as a winner who will once again make the White House a playground for the GOP elite. Krauthamer is probably already getting ready for a stint as White House spokesperson. This is all about regaining access to power, not about saving America from Obama’s ruinous policies. A Romney Presidency, if it occurs, will be Obama-lite - not conservatism.


276 posted on 04/12/2012 3:56:12 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: RitaOK
By the way, where HAVE you been lately?

Very kind of you to ask...Been very busy with a lot of projects, including a very interesting political writing potential and two potential book deals - not to mention my "day job."

Hope at least two of those three pan out. Also, the Rick V Newt heat has subsided obviously, and some of the RS folks get me too worked up.....had to take a blood pressure break!

277 posted on 04/12/2012 4:21:59 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: manc
because they have been pushing Frontrunner Romney for the get go.

Fixed it for you. </sarcasm>

278 posted on 04/12/2012 4:52:08 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I hope they are happy now that it looks like Willard is our man.

Mission Accomplished! Of course they are happy. That is FrontRunner Willard, for those in Rio Linda.

279 posted on 04/12/2012 4:55:12 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: dps.inspect
Yah, yah... but he sure enjoyed tooting his horn on FOX

Desperately seeking a Zot, are you?

280 posted on 04/12/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: livius
And why can’t they at least understand that GOP voters just don’t like him?

They do understand it, they don't care. This is their golden opportunity to put in a Progressive because everyone is screaming ABO.

Not a Dimes Worth of Difference.

281 posted on 04/12/2012 5:07:57 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: dps.inspect; Jim Robinson
Newt ain’t Jesus, get over him and you move on...

This is not a Pro Romney site, and your posts are many.

282 posted on 04/12/2012 5:10:31 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: VinL

Almost everything good and bad about Newt is captured in this one story.


283 posted on 04/12/2012 5:24:05 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: altura
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.

I expect I will just wonder around forever worrying that you don't respect me.

284 posted on 04/12/2012 5:40:40 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: RightLady
and you will get what you deserve.

No one will get what they deserve from this election, else there would not be a DgOPe left after the storm.

285 posted on 04/12/2012 5:43:55 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: dps.inspect

dps.inspect “... the little foghorn, desperately trying to be heard... toooot - tooooweeetttttt”

phhhttt


286 posted on 04/12/2012 5:55:23 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: wtd
you pose “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? “

That's my dream and plea to the Almighty.

Pres. Gingrich, VP West, Energy Sec Palin - etc.

The Socialists and the Establishment would be cut off at the knees.

Should Newt become the nominee - he will have one very big bulls-eye on his back
I never thought I'd see the day, but I am seriously considering pulling out of the GOP and going “Independent”

287 posted on 04/12/2012 6:08:45 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: true believer forever

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-at-wesley-college-in-dover-delaware-april-11-2012/


288 posted on 04/12/2012 7:23:06 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: RitaOK

We need to do what we can to put as much pressure on Romney to pick a conservative nominee (and other conservative concessions as you say). Romney will not pick Newt or Santorum, because if he was considering them for even a minute he would not went almost 100% negative on them for months and months. But maybe he will pick another conservative.

But hopefully Newt can win a few conservative states like maybe a Nebraska, Arkansas, South Dakota, Kentucky, or West Virginia (these are the only states where Newt will have any shot at all by my view). These are small states and will not give Newt anywhere the delegates to gain the nomination, but it would hurt Romney from the right and gain some media coverage of Romney’s problem with conservatives. Maybe, just maybe this will help prevent Romney from moving any further left.

Probably this is a fantasy of mine now. Probably Newt will not win any states, and if he does Romney probably will not care. But what else can we do now?


289 posted on 04/12/2012 7:34:25 PM PDT by LovedSinner
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To: true believer forever

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-at-wesley-college-in-dover-delaware-april-11-2012/


290 posted on 04/12/2012 7:35:02 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: exit82

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-at-wesley-college-in-dover-delaware-april-11-2012/


291 posted on 04/12/2012 7:47:16 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: katiedidit1

“Newt Groupie”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ghbr71RxeI


292 posted on 04/12/2012 7:52:47 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: maine-iac7

Thank you,FRiend.

Watched this last night on CSPAN—thanks for the link, so I can watch it again.

Newt did a great job, and fielded many questions.

We hope that he will return to DE next week. Our primary is the 24th.


293 posted on 04/12/2012 7:56:55 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: katiedidit1; All

“Newt Groupie”

she is FABULOUS! email to everyone -= post everywhere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ghbr71RxeI


294 posted on 04/12/2012 7:58:48 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: LovedSinner

I agree with what you said on every point.

Newt will not be picked to be on any Romney ticket.

Newt is reportedly working under the radar, one on one, with selected delegates, uncommitted and committed, and will be working for more delegates as the race continues on to upcoming states.

Remember, Newt will get Florida delegates he earned that went instead to Romney, because Florida was being punished for running early, but not until the convention will that issue be ironed out.


295 posted on 04/12/2012 8:09:46 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: maine-iac7
Thanks maine-iac! she is fantastic! Boycott Faux News!
296 posted on 04/12/2012 8:30:41 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: itsahoot

So Zot me already...


297 posted on 04/12/2012 8:38:48 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: VinL
"Romney simply has too much money- he controls the narrative."

You know, posters here complain about a vast GOPe conspiracy, but at my caucus people showed up and voted for all four candidates. Most voted for Romney.

No one forced the majority to vote for Romney in the states that he won.

Romney beat our guys. He had the money to run the ads and control the story as you say. Isn't that basic to our system? It isn't a conspiracy of media and backroom power brokers.

Romney has bags of money and spent it to persuade people that Newt would not win. It seems to have worked. I know a prolife leader in my state who I've worked with over the years and she supported Romney because she thought he was the only one who could win.

They are wrong, but their minds have not been taken over by invisible GOP-E-Rays.


298 posted on 04/12/2012 9:07:40 PM PDT by garjog
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To: VinL

That was my perception.


299 posted on 04/12/2012 9:13:29 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: true believer forever

Thanks TBF! It looks great!!!


300 posted on 04/12/2012 10:28:27 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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