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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: Rockiette

Yada yada yada. Buzz off


51 posted on 04/11/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: ltbigv

I never thought I’d see the day when Newt Gingrich, of all people, would be whining like a petulant child.

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Ah, come on friend— tell the truth- you’ve always thought Newt’s been a “whiner”. Right?

Not to worry though— Fox and Romney won’t lose any supporters- they’ll continue to lead most of their viewership by the nose.

“Small minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”


52 posted on 04/11/2012 6:06:37 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

VinL - you have generally been a strong and positive advocate for your candidate throughout this primary, and I salute you for that. My problem with soooo many of the other Gingrich fans has been there blatant transparency. Rick took FOX to task for shilling for Romney back in mid-March and the Newt fans piled on him for being a crybaby....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2858569/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2858471/posts

Now, Newt does the same thing and he’s “telling it like it is”.


53 posted on 04/11/2012 6:09:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Toespi

I never had any respect for Fox to begin with. They always struck me as CNN light. BOR and Hannity? Give me a break, is that as conserative as you can go? I don’t get my news served to me, I’ll read it and decide for myself


54 posted on 04/11/2012 6:09:59 PM PDT by Figment
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To: exit82

Newt ain’t Jesus, get over him and you move on...


55 posted on 04/11/2012 6:10:08 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Rockiette

So, I take it, all you people are going to vote for Obama?
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No, for myself, I will not vote for Pr. Obama-— Nor, will I vote for Romney or any other quisling Vichy statist Republicans. Ever.


56 posted on 04/11/2012 6:10:55 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: ltbigv
I never thought I'd see the day when Newt Gingrich, of all people, would be whining like a petulant child. Next thing you know a website will marginalize itself.

Meaning what, noob?

57 posted on 04/11/2012 6:11:17 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: livius

His magic is he’s a liberal. Do you really think the people who work at Fox are conservatives? They aren’t. Some might be Republicans but there’s not a conservative in the bunch. I’d bet the farm on that.


58 posted on 04/11/2012 6:11:36 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: dps.inspect
-> Newt ain’t Jesus, get over him and you move on...

Sounds like you would like the control how people think.
People admire Newt, accept it, then move on...

59 posted on 04/11/2012 6:13:50 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: duffee

I view George Will as someone who writes ponderous unreadable tracts on baseball.


60 posted on 04/11/2012 6:13:58 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Gator113

“I no longer watch much news on TV”

I don’t watch any news/newstainment stories anymore. It’s prog propaganda.

I read.

Beck, though I will listen to him, has me up in arms a lot, when he ignores Newt. Because Newt’s a ‘progressive.’ Well, Romney has said he is in no uncertain terms. So, Beck and crew, if you read this, cover THAT and stop being an a$$ about Newt and about the 0bama/Romney eligibility issue. COVER it, if you are the patriot you claim to be.


61 posted on 04/11/2012 6:14:17 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: manc

Well, there was a post here the other day about how Fox’s ratings are down——we’ll see how they like that. I get my news here now anyway.


62 posted on 04/11/2012 6:15:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: VinL
You know... fox is and has always been a gop/e organization. I watched them on C-Band Dish the first day they came up on the bird. They started out as a very Conservative news outlet and they were fair but certainly level headed and marketed themselves as our alternative to all other media. Being the gop/e progressives that they are... murdoch and ailes plotted to boil the frog... but we are not frogs and we are not as dumb as the gop/e and the dims think that we all are. Newt is correct... and as far to the left as cnn is... they have been straight up when dealing with the republican lineup. They do not care who wins the republican nomination... to them... whoever he will be... he will be the enemy regardless and they will already put 100% into reelecting obama.

LLS

63 posted on 04/11/2012 6:16:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: Marguerite
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...

Hey. I been missing you. I was going to mail you but might as well ask you here, in case anyone else, could offer some input..

You once listed an impressive array of Newt's military teaching credentials, and as per norm, your post was very thorough and thoughtful. I saved it - and yep! - now can't remember where... do you happen to have a copy of that, which you could send me?

Or could I by any chance do a search through my own pings? I tried to find that feature but could not..

He is doubling down on reaching out to delegates right now, and actually has more pledged delegates in PA than romney or santorum. He is also doing a lot of college stuff... as most of them will provide the set-up, as he has no advance men anymore... this is like the shoe-stringiest campaign you could imagine right now...

do you know if that Wesley appearance is going to be on cspan tv? I am at work and can't stream...

Stay Strong! Hang Tight! We can do this!!

64 posted on 04/11/2012 6:17:33 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: dps.inspect
Newt ain’t Jesus, get over him and you move on...

And you ain't Einstein, so get over yourself.

Who needs you pooping on a thread like this?

If you want Willard so much, move on and get ready for your nominee.

As for me, I'll fight for Newt because he is the last one standing against Willard. And I hope Jesus is in it, because America needs His help more than ever.

65 posted on 04/11/2012 6:17:51 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Fox is Romney central.

I think it is more that Fox is Republican "establishment" central. Fox News is basically the home of GOP conventional wisdom. There are a lot of center right personalities (when compared to the other networks), but very few are actually conservative. If I didn't know better I'd have thought Brit Hume was officially on Romney's payroll.

To be fair to Fox though, it did seem like Newt was on either Hannity or Greta almost constantly. The line up on those 2 shows seems to be Newt, Dick Morris and Karl Rove almost every night. Gingrich did at least have a chance to get his message out and it was Romney's negative ad blitz in Florida that damaged him far more than anything Fox News did.

66 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:13 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Joe 6-pack

Joe- you know that I never had anything against Rick-— he just kept on ducking Newt’s debate challenges. (LOL)


67 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:21 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

I voted for Santorum, but I love hearing this fight from Newt!

I hope Santorum supports will switch to Newt now. Not that we can stop Romney from winning the nomination, but we can send a message still to the liberal GOP establishment.


68 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:21 PM PDT by LovedSinner
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To: abigailsmybaby

“I’m hoping that was because the website was busy with others donating.”

More than 3,500 people donated yesterday.


69 posted on 04/11/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: VinL

If this was a private meeting, why do we know about it?


70 posted on 04/11/2012 6:20:26 PM PDT by altura
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To: ltbigv
I never thought I'd see the day when Newt Gingrich, of all people, would be whining like a petulant child.

One person's whining like a petulant child is another's taking it to 'em. What have you done to help save America today? What do you plan to do tomorrow?

71 posted on 04/11/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Toespi

>>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.<<

Drop your cable and watch them for free on the internet.
Starve them. I did.


72 posted on 04/11/2012 6:22:12 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: altura

If this was a private meeting, why do we know about it?
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Because I posted it.


73 posted on 04/11/2012 6:22:37 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Rockiette

“So, I take it, all you people are going to vote for Obama?”

So, I take it, you are going to vote for Willard, who is neither conservative, nor republican? In his own words, the (R) after his name doesn’t stand for Republican, but for Reformer. IMO, it stands for Rat.


74 posted on 04/11/2012 6:23:32 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

I saw that! Every little bit helps. I wish I was rich.


75 posted on 04/11/2012 6:23:57 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: VinL

Well, Newt’s out and he knows it.

I don’t know what he has to gain by venting all this bitterness against Fox.

I love the Morning Show and Fox and Friends ... very fun and unbiased.

People claim they want fair and balanced but they really want only their side. I have not seen the bias against Newt... he had a lot of time this morning and last night.

The fact is, he is irrelevant at this point and they are giving him more time than he rates in view of his importance.

Very immature of him to vent this way. He was my candidate after Perry dropped out and I still like him but he keeps making his character flaws more apparent with this kind of stuff.


76 posted on 04/11/2012 6:28:36 PM PDT by altura
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To: abigailsmybaby

If Jim would raffle off zot coupons and we could cash them in... Jim could raise a fortune. Ok... I am kidding... maybe... yeah I am pretty sure that I am kidding. ;-)

LLS


77 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: duffee

” I quit reading George Will twenty years ago, he was either attacking Conservatives or Conservative principles, he was touted as a Conservative “

Will sold out for money 25 years ago.....little bow-tied bitch fraud!


78 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: VinL

Well you and all who proclaim they won’t vote for Romney ARE voting for Obama.

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.

It’s Romney or Obama.

I’ll take Romney.


79 posted on 04/11/2012 6:32:21 PM PDT by altura
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yet Will also helped prepare Reagan for his debates against Carter.

Unfortunately, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only reason 50% of the tea partyers voted for Romney is that they just believed he was the only one who could defeat the present idiot incumbent.

Competence and business acumen trumps ideology this time around. And FEAR makes you do crazy things. Even conservatives will go to desperate measures to get rid of the Marxist.


80 posted on 04/11/2012 6:33:14 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: combat_boots

>>Because Newt’s a ‘progressive.<<

I’m in to GBTV. This has bugged me too.
I would have taken Rick or Newt. Now it’s just Newt. What Beck doesn’t realize is that he can pull a ‘progressive’ who loves the country, a Marxist who hates it or a Ken doll who spins in the direction of the nearest dollar and abuse animals.

I vote for the one who loves the country.


81 posted on 04/11/2012 6:34:23 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: altura

I’ll take Romney.
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I have no doubt you will.


82 posted on 04/11/2012 6:34:39 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Well, he won’t raise a fortune by zotting all the Romney voters because most of us are Romney voters now.

The rest are more active on the site right now, but the sane among us are disappointed that we couldn’t get a more conservative candidate, but we certainly don’t intend to hand four more years to Obama.


83 posted on 04/11/2012 6:36:10 PM PDT by altura
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To: Reily

Will is a horrible writer. At his worst on baseball!


84 posted on 04/11/2012 6:37:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: VinL
I'm in, til Newt's out.

Me too. Newt is my war horse.

85 posted on 04/11/2012 6:43:45 PM PDT by marron
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To: netmilsmom

“I vote for the one who loves the country.”

Whoop whoop! Newt!


86 posted on 04/11/2012 6:46:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: dps.inspect

Newt supporters never said he was. KMA and move on.


87 posted on 04/11/2012 6:51:17 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: livius

Many like him the most but fear he carries too much baggage. Fox had an exit poll of FL and many liked Newt the most but voted for Romney because of the “win factor”. Yes, Romney was in the media’s pocket, but he is now being thrown out and replaced with Obummer. We MUST get rid of this traitor to save our country or to save it from civil war. If you refuse to vote Republican, you have yourself to blame, and you will get what you deserve.


88 posted on 04/11/2012 6:54:52 PM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
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To: Toespi
Fox has been absolutely vicious against Gingrich

Reread your posts against Santorum....and now you know how we felt/feel.

90 posted on 04/11/2012 6:57:01 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Toespi
Fox has been absolutely vicious against Gingrich

Reread your posts against Santorum....and now you know how we felt/feel.

91 posted on 04/11/2012 6:57:17 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: abigailsmybaby
What dya think Jim?

Little Green Footballs redux; complete with obsequious, tattling sycophants hoping for a pat on the head from the big guy for their efforts at cleansing the place of dissension. Wonder what the LGF hit count is these days.

How Jim? How did a distaste for Romney, which we all share, morph into required and enforced fealty to the always fringe and always hopeless candidacy of Newt Gingrich, complete with enforcers like the one I am replying to?

92 posted on 04/11/2012 6:57:20 PM PDT by ltbigv
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To: dps.inspect

Newt is right.


93 posted on 04/11/2012 7:00:09 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Weeeeelllllll, if it would speed up the money making its way to the FR coffers.........


94 posted on 04/11/2012 7:00:37 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: ltbigv

Pretty full of yourself aren’t you?

I like having choices.


95 posted on 04/11/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: VinL

Newt is on CSPAN right now 10:00 pm EST—his speech earlier tonight at Wellesley College in Dover, DE.


96 posted on 04/11/2012 7:05:50 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: altura

I know of one other FReeper that shares my exact same take on romney and this primary election... Jim Robinson.

LLS


97 posted on 04/11/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: exit82
Newt is on CSPAN right now 10:00 pm EST—his speech earlier tonight at Wellesley College in Dover, DE.

Sorry--meant to say "Wesley", not Wellesley.

98 posted on 04/11/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: abigailsmybaby
I like having choices.

No irony there.

99 posted on 04/11/2012 7:12:40 PM PDT by ltbigv
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To: VinL

Hey, I’m with you. I’m IN until Newt’s OUT. :)

The thread trolls don’t bother me.

From what I hear, they are predictably going to show up to run interference and agitate for nefarious groups against conservatives in a rowdy election season.

My point was meant to speak to the surprises I’ve encountered, from some who are suddenly willing to throw in the towel and leapfrog the current primary, in favor of getting on with the general election, and I guess just skip the rest of the states and delegates out there.

It is an exciting time to be a Newt supporter, and the RINOS deserve to feel the heat and to hear from our standard bearer!


100 posted on 04/11/2012 7:18:46 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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