Newt Rips Media, 'Backstabbing' Ex-Staffers

They just didn't understand a relationship like the Reagans, he says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2011 6:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – To say that Newt Gingrich is not happy may be a bit of an understatement. In an interview with Greta van Susteren last night on Fox News, Gingrich ripped his “backstabbing” ex-staff members for criticizing his wife, calling it “despicable” and claiming that they just didn’t like the fact that Newt and Callista’s relationship is “very similar … to Nancy and Ronnie Reagan,” he said, according to Politico. “People blamed Nancy Reagan for things that Ronald Reagan did. … The fact is, we are partners in thinking a lot of things through. … I think that unnerves some of the consultants who think they ought to own everything.”

Of course, he wasn’t happy with NBC, either, which ran a report on the Callista-bashing yesterday that quoted only anonymous, “cowardly people who frankly lied about my wife,” he said, calling the piece “totally irresponsible and personally reprehensible. … I think NBC owes Callista an apology.” Last but not least, ABC News reports, Gingrich laid into that news outlet as well for what he called a “hit piece” alleging that money from one of his charities went to one of his for-profit companies. (Read more Newt Gingrich 2012 stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.