From the New York Times
By JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
Newt Gingrich turned aside questions about his marital history at the final Republican debate before the South Carolina primary, and then took on Mitt Romney
Turned aside ?? Good heavens and mercy me, Gingrich did not turn it aside; he threw it back in their face! “and then he took on Romney”? No, New York Times, not quite. And then he took on the press.
Gingrich’s remarks were a virtual declaration of war on the media. When Ronald Reagan knocked the press he was polite. Mild mannered George W. Bush didn’t knock the press. You might say their styles were appeasement. Newt’s style is war.
It was not MSNBC that he was attacking. That network came fully out of the closet some time ago. It was ABC and all the other left “leaning” media that some people, believe it or not, still think report the news objectively. Gingrich has given a lot of people reason to pause and think. And that’s a good thing.