Gingrich: ‘CNN Is Less Biased Than FOX’

Newt Gingrich. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC)

Newt Gingrich. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC)

No doubt historians will mark this as the moment when Newt Gingrich effectively conceded he has no chance of gaining the Republican presidential nomination. Scott Conroy reports for Real Clear Politics:

DOVER, Del. — During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted FOX News Channel, accusing the cable network of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight. An employee himself of the news outlet as recently as last year, he also cited former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy.

“I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said during the private meeting — to which RealClearPolitics was granted access — at Wesley College. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than FOX this year. 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.”

Gingrich’s contract as a FOX News contributor was terminated last spring as he geared up for his White House run…

[continues at Real Clear Politics]


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8 Comments on "Gingrich: ‘CNN Is Less Biased Than FOX’"

  1. Even Gingrich criticizes the Tea Party. I had no idea Republicans were capable of such ideas.

  2. Investinourftre | Apr 12, 2012 at 9:38 am |

    Nah CNN is about the same, just worded better.

  3. Brice Glase | Apr 12, 2012 at 11:51 am |

    But a study by two professors, one at UCLA and one at the U of Missouri, found that Fox News is one of the most centrist mainstream news source in America.

    Fox is right-wing. But it’s closer to the center than practically everything on ABC NBC CBS CNN PBS MSNBC NPR ETC. So when Fox seems like the “radical” right wing it’s only because everything is so far left.

    • JohnFrancisBittrich | Apr 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm |

      Doesn’t this depend on a somewhat arbitrary definition of “centrist”? The center does not stand still. What is considered centrist by most politicians now was considered relatively far right a mere 20 years ago. (For the record yes I am biased I admit it. I don’t consider ANY of the sources you named far left, as they all unabashedly support and coddle the same neo-liberal corporate capitalist world state which puts unsustainable production of goods and concentration of capital over the health and well-being of the people and planet). 

    • Liam_McGonagle | Apr 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm |

      Yeahhhh. . .

      And Richard Nixon would have been a conservative darling today by expanding Medicare and setting up the EPA.

      Welcome to planet Earth.  We hope to make your stay a pleasant one.

  4. Liam_McGonagle | Apr 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm |

    Way to sh*t where you eat, *sshole.  Say “sayonara” to any more guest hosting gigs.

    Gingrich must have pulled a “Carrie” when he found out Sheldon Adelson switched his contributions and decided to take a ride on the Romnibus.

  5. did cnn cover ron paul?

  6. smooth_operator | Apr 13, 2012 at 3:26 am |

    They’re all so bad. And dangerous. This has become extremely apparent to me after watching events in Libya and Syria. So much distortion, lying and propaganda by omission. 

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