Gingrich: 'CNN Is Less Biased Than Fox'
Newt claims Fox News has been shilling for Romney all along
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2012 6:50 AM CDT
Updated Apr 12, 2012 7:59 AM CDT
In this March 28, 2012, file photo Newt Gingrich, waits to speak at Georgetown University in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich is not happy with his former employer, Fox News, which he accused yesterday of backing Mitt Romney since the beginning of the Republican nomination race. "Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year," he said at a private meeting of Delaware Tea Party activists attended by Real Clear Politics. "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. … I assume it’s because [Rupert] Murdoch at some point said, 'I want Romney,' and so 'fair and balanced' became 'Romney.'"

He went on to blame Fox for "stopping" his campaign, since so many GOP viewers watch the network, and added that some in the conservative media harbor "personal jealousy" toward him. (He specifically called out conservative columnist George Will, who he claims is jealous of Gingrich because Gingrich has written so many books.) He didn't stop at knocking the conservative media: He called the entire GOP "a party that's inarticulate," adding, "The Republican Party is a managerial party that doesn’t like to fight, doesn’t like to read books."

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Apr 12, 2012 9:06 PM CDT
That's what this country needs. The Republicans seeing and speaking the Truth. Thank You
Apr 12, 2012 8:50 PM CDT
Only at the end do they see the truth....
Apr 12, 2012 12:13 PM CDT
Newt, when you (and Callista) are done with your temper tantrum, then you may go enjoy a time out in the corner chair until you have yourself under control. Notes for report card: Does not play well with others. Needs to be encouraged to accept responsibility for his/her errors and/or misbehavior Needs to follow directions without complaining Listening skills need improvement Needs to treat others with respect Would benefit from learning self-control skills Requests a great deal of adult assistance when not getting attention from FOX Needs to keep his opinions to himself Has difficulty making a sincere effort to work hard for all of America