VIDEO: Newt Gingrich unloads on the mainstream media

Posted by: ST on October 22, 2008 at 11:45 pm

As promised in my prior post, here’s the video of Newt Gingrich on Greta Van Susteren’s show tonight, absolutely going off on the mainstream media’s biased treatment of Senator McCain and Gov. Palin:

Gateway Pundit has posted a copy of the video as well, and has a partial transcript (make sure to watch the full video for additional commentary not noted below):

The elite media’s attack on Governor Palin again and again has been factually wrong, intellectually dishonest, totally biased, worthy of the Polish State news media attacking Lech Walesa back in the 1980’s. I mean this is the type of deliberate, vicious, dishonest, total distortion of who Governor Palin is including by the way, the Saturday Night Live Skit some of which by the way, I think were slander and were worthy of a lawsuit.

And, I think the American people should realize that the elite media on the Left is so desperate to elect Barack Obama that the view they are giving you of Governor Palin is fundamentally a falsehood. And, the one you saw from CNN is so outrageous that they owe her an absolute apology. But frankly, Katie Couric misquoted Henry Kissinger, earlier than that, ABC News misquoted the Bush Doctrine. Again and again you’ve seen elite reporters do things that were false in order to try to make Governor Palin look bad…

If you would look at the coverage Michelle Obama has gotten and the coverage that Cindy McCain has gotten you have to believe that the fix is in. When you look at the magazine covers, the pictures that were taken, again and again, over and over for the last year we have been brainwashed, propagandized, insultingly lectured by the news media. If you look what happened to Joe the Plumber… Now, I haven’t seen anyone from the elite media do a live broadcast from the non-existent Katie’s Restaurant to point out that Joe Biden is just out of touch with reality. He’s either dishonest or has a total memory lapse about his hometown. Yet, nobody notices it. Again and again there were 14 factual mistakes by Biden in the vice-presidential debate. Nobody said that disqualified him. This has been a totally one-sided campaign where the news media has been the best ally that Barack Obama has gotten. And we ought to be honest about it. There’s no pretense, not a shred of neutrality on the part of the major networks or The New York Times…

I’ve been thinking about having one of my researchers look at every single elite media interview of Governor Palin to see if any of them asked her how she gave $1300 a person back to Alaskans as a tax break, how she negotiated and got so much money out of Big Oil, how she worked out the deal for the natural gas pipeline, or anything of substance about how she shaped an $11 billion budget involving 29,000 employees of the state government.

I don’t believe by the best of my knowledge that there has been a single question by an elite television journalist about her actual career in Alaska.

And, I think it is the most insulting. I can’t say this too strongly. This is like watching Pravda.

This is a one-sided vicious unending dishonest campaign.


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4 Responses to “VIDEO: Newt Gingrich unloads on the mainstream media”


  1. Sam says:

    Palin is more qualified to be VP than Obama is for President. She has run a State while Obama has been running his mouth. His supporters can’t even name any of his accomplishments, yet they blindly support him. It’s the cult of personality.

    Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. You don’t make the poor richer by making the rich poorer. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is – the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.

    – Winston Churchill

  2. Lorica says:

    This is like watching Pravda

    Excuse my frankness but, GOD DAMN RIGHT Newt!!! I can’t wait until the mainstream news media starts laying people off after these elections. It won’t be the economy that is at fault either. People are tired of turning on the news at night and hearing the samething over and over and over again. Couric had the perfect opportunity to show the world that she isn’t like everyone else out there, but blew that to Kingdom come. Such a stupid human being shouldn’t be trying to make people smarter than her look just as stupid as she is. And she definately shouldn’t be attempting to guide the thoughts and attitudes of the American Peoples. And don’t get me started on Gibson, that SOB. If John McCain wins this thing, which is more likely than the polls want us to know, the Pravda media is going to have a huge shake up so they can be profitable again. – Lorica

  3. Jeanie says:

    If anyone saw The View yesterday, with Bill O’Reilly as a guest….what we knew all along about media bias, was , at least for me….proven, and on video.

    Joy Behar was an absolute, for lack of a better word… ignoramous.

    The disdain on her face, from the moment Bill came out, was so apparent, someone somewhere wet themselves, and probably from laughing.

    When Bill razzed Joy a bit, she countered back with “You work for Fox”. To which Bill gasped, laughed, then made a cross with his fingers, at the audience…who laughed.

    He called Joy, and Barbara on their behavior when McCain visited. Jokingly, but with purpose. It was actually entertaining.

    But what most struck me, was Joy. Her sneer toward Fox. I noticed, she didn’t say you at Fox and all you other biased media outlets… Nope! Just Fox.

    She would never attack her peers at other networks…as they are helping her, help all to reach what they feel is the obvious conclusion to this election. Get Obama in office!!!

    She attacked Palins wardrobe. Yeah it’s a lot of money, but Palin would have been attacked for wearing off the rack as well. It wouldn’t matter…just because it’s Sarah Palin.

    And if the media is so worried about this wardrobe expense, why aren’t they angry at the money Obama is raking in? $150 million? In a month????? Now he’s asking for more! Yet this isn’t bothersome to them.

  4. mnotaro says:

    Way to go Newt! So good to see someone stand up for Palin…we are all tired of watching the left wing illuminati focus on what Palin is wearing and her shoes!