Gingrich Takes Shot at Fox News

Says that unlike Fox analysts, he has to know what he's talking about

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 30, 2011 11:04 AM CST

(Newser) Former Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich isn't exactly speaking highly of his former colleagues. While at a town hall event in South Carolina last night, the GOP contender was asked about whether, as president, he would support funding for certain HIV/AIDS treatments. "What you said is information that’s new to me, I don’t know enough about it to give you a direct answer," Gingrich responded. But he didn't stop there, notes Raw Story. "One of the real changes that comes when you start running for president—as opposed to being an analyst on Fox—is I have to actually know what I’m talking about," he quipped. "It's a severe limitation." (Click for more buzzy Gingrich news.)

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)
Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)   (AP Photo/Alice Keeney)
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