Gingrich Bolts When Student Journo Asks Fox Question

Aide, Secret Service physically block UNC's Memet Walker
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2012 12:11 PM CDT
Newt Gingrich speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, Friday, April 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(Newser) – Newt Gingrich had no problem bashing Fox News last week, but he apparently really does not want to be questioned about it now, as a reporter for the University of North Carolina's Daily Tar Heel found out Saturday. Memet Walker had scheduled a private interview with Gingrich at a Tea Party rally, and hadn't been told any topics were off-limits, he writes. But before he could even finish asking his first question—related to Gingrich's Fox comments and Roger Ailes' response—the very same aide who set up the interview "pressed his hands against me" and Secret Service blocked him, Walker writes.

"You’re not asking that. You’re done," the aide reportedly said as Gingrich was led off. Last week at the university, Ailes had responded to Gingrich's comments about CNN's coverage being more fair than Fox's by claiming Gingrich was "trying to get a job at CNN, because he knows he isn’t going to get to come back to Fox." As for Walker, "Next time, I’ll just follow my instincts and ask about the moon colony," he quips.

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