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

(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."

In this March 28, 2012, file photo Newt Gingrich, waits to speak at Georgetown University in Washington.
In this March 28, 2012, file photo Newt Gingrich, waits to speak at Georgetown University in Washington.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
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