Skip to comments.Fox News Hits Back At 'Bitter' Newt Gingrich Over Claims of Campaign Bias [Seeks "A Gig At CNN"]
Posted on 04/12/2012 10:03:53 PM PDT by Steelfish
Fox News Hits Back At 'Bitter' Newt Gingrich Over Claims of Campaign Bias News channel says Gingrich is 'auditioning for a gig at CNN' after former House speaker complained Fox favoured Romney
Ewen MacAskill 12 April 2012 Sruggling Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, after an outburst in which he blamed the network for the failure of his campaign and claimed it was biased in favour of Mitt Romney.
The channel, where Gingrich had a contract before hitting the campaign trail, dismissed the accusations and claimed his criticism of the network was motivated by a desire for a job at rival CNN.
Gingrich's outspoken criticism of Fox came at a meeting in Delaware on Wednesday with Tea Party activists.
According to the RealClearPolitics website, which was given access to the meeting, Gingrich said: "I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through. 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."
Fox hit back in a strongly personal attack. In a statement provided to the Guardian, it said: "This is nothing other than Newt auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN that's the kind of man he is. Not to mention that he's still bitter about the fact that we terminated his contributor contract."
While Gingrich has chosen to remain in the Republican race after the exit of Rick Santorum on Tuesday, he has won only two states so far and is trailing well behind Romney. He is also struggling financially, having accumulated huge debts during the campaign and suffered the indignity of seeing a $500 cheque to....
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Regardless of Fox, Gingrich sunk under his own heavy baggage and his unbridgeable gender gap. He needs to stop whining and end this quixotic campaign. In one breath he predicts Romney will be the likely nominee for which he will campaign his heart out and then on the next day says hes going all the way to Tampa. To do what?
Couldn’t agree more. It’s all about Newt. Sound familiar? The current occupant of the WH is the same way. Both are charlatans
Last I heard Newt was supposed to sweep the south. It never happened - even with my candidate Perry’s endorsement. He even came in dead last after Ron Paul in some of the recent contests. At some point there needs to be a reality check.
Newt got more mileage from FOX than any other network, IMO.
Yup. Most of the Fox personalities seemed to be in the tank for Romney, but Newt still got a ton of airtime to talk about his issues and whining about Fox News will do Gingrich no good at all. I think Newt was on Hannity and Greta's shows almost constantly and at least they were very fair to him.
While I supported Newt, at this point it doesn't seem like he is running a real campaign. He's just sort of going around speaking off the cuff about anything and everything, no discipline, no real strategy, totally broke, and just using the platform for what seems like ever decreasing media attention for this thoughts.
When asked if the remaining candidates could drop out, I noticed Sarah Palin on Hannity seemed far more interested in having Paul stay in the race so the public could continue hearing his issues discussed. Oh she said Newt had some good ideas as well, but her comments about him seemed totally secondary to even Ron Paul.
Wow. Do you do editing for NBC? You do know Santorum quit the race between those 2 events, right?
This is most likely the reason that Newt isn’t resonating.
It takes a lot to cover all of this.
What a crock!! Foxney News was sponsoring bash Newt night every night during the campaign. Between Britt, Tokyo, Kraut and Mehgyn Kelly it was wall to wall.
I think Newt would have been well advised to quit saying “Callista and I...”
Let us not forget that Romney scraped a MI win by only 3% and Gingrich siphoned off 7% of the vote. Had Gingrich quit, Romney would have lost in MI and his campaign would have been reduced to ashes. Romney won OH by under 1% where Gingrich diverted 14% of the vote. In both instances he got zero delegates but helped Romney win these crucial states, secure the momentum, that went on to win against a cash-strapped Santorum. Now he expects Santorum delegates and supporters to cross over to him!
What they need to count are the numbers, when it comes to 'negative' comments/messaging on Newt, versus that of Mitt.
Think those stats would tell a different story. . .
Well, 'who knows'. Ron Paul (and his wife) apparently friends of the Romney's (unlike Newt and spouse)and so maybe it it just the practice of 'good politics - that might bode positive' for Sarah to go there.
Agree with you about Newt. Do love to hear Newt articulate the issues; and a vision for our Country. When he is 'on'; he is the best. Mitt would do well to take a few pages from Newt's book. For 'America's' sake; I hope he does. (Though not holding my breath, for sure.)