CNN GOP DEBATE: Newt Gingrich Slams CNN & Anchor John King for Opening Debate With “Ex Wife Open Marriage Question” … To the Roar of the Crowd & Standing Ovation!



In what is just another example of despicable liberal media bias, CNN and moderator John King began last night’s South Carolina debate with a question to Newt Gingrich regarding the story that his ex-wife accused him of wanting an open marriage. UNREAL. Newt Gingrich responded, “I am frankly astounded that CNN would take trash like that and use it to open a presidential debate.” Gingrich went on to say, “I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans,” to the roar of the crowd and a standing ovation.

VIDEO Hat Tip – The Gateway Pundit

“I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. And I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that,” Gingrich said, prompting a standing ovation from the crowd.

“I am frankly astounded that CNN would take trash like that and use it to open a presidential debate,” Gingrich added.

The MSM is obviously more concerned with gotcha ratings moments and ambush journalism against any one running for President not named Barack Obama. Remember when the MSM used to say that Clinton-Lewinsky was a personal matter? Later in the debate Newt challenged Obama to a  3 hour Lincoln Douglas debate stating, that he would allow Obama to use his teleprompter, “I’ll rely on knowledge.” NICE!

If Newt Gingrich winds up winning the SC primary, he can thank his two strong recent debates and the MSM bias overplaying their hand. With one day to go before the primary, Newt is in the lead.

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    9 Responses to “CNN GOP DEBATE: Newt Gingrich Slams CNN & Anchor John King for Opening Debate With “Ex Wife Open Marriage Question” … To the Roar of the Crowd & Standing Ovation!”

    1. Dolf on January 20th, 2012 8:47 am

      “I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans,”

      didn’t see any democrats there.

      He is right that a question like that doesn’t belong in a precedential debate.

    2. NGBoston on January 20th, 2012 9:04 am

      Respectfully, I somewhat disagree. Gingrich annoints himself the self-proclaimed “Conservative” yet he in fact, has and DID admit to his on-going infidelity for many years with Calista while he was married to former Wife.

      Have long stated I don’t care who a President sleeps with, it’s how he does his job but REALLY? He was shocked for the MSM calling it out? Of course, ratings grab.

      The real question here for me is what does this say about integrity or morals. Same thing as Herman Cain…..I really liked him but there was a bit of reasonable doubt there after all the allegations hit the press.

      Also thought Romney saying he wasn’t going to apologize for being successful was a valid point. He will release tax returns bc he is being pressured and has nothing to hide. He pays a lot of taxes because he has earned a lot of money and I see nothing wrong with that.

      At first Santorum bored me, now I am beginning to see what the guy is made of….more backbone than I thought but my question with him is…does he have the experience that both Romney and Gingrich can attest to?

      This is also becoming much more interesting as time goes on.

    3. Miklo on January 20th, 2012 1:23 pm

      The standing ovation that followed Gingrich’s response

      was not a statement on how popular Newt Gingrich is in South Carolina…

      The ovation sent a message, loud and clear, that voters are sick and tired of the media using double-standards to railroad politics!

    4. Linda on January 20th, 2012 5:58 pm

      John King got all that he asked for…It was awful to start the debate that way and luckily it backfired on CNN and John….Shame of CNN…

    5. NGBoston on January 20th, 2012 8:20 pm
    6. Babybear on January 20th, 2012 8:58 pm

      It is long past time for someone to stand up to the left-wing media which is indeed protecting and trying to re-elect a person whose nationality is somewhat murky, whose qualifications are only those of a Chicago rabble-rouser, and a Marxist to boot. While I wasn’t too fond of Gingrich, I am now a supporter and in fact donated to his campaign just this morning.

      Is there anyone who will take the word of an ex-spouse seriously when they are speaking of someone from whom they are divorced? Divorces most often leave people very bitter and they take any opportunity to denigrate the ex. Can’t believe a word they say and in this case IMO the ex Mrs. Gingrich saw a chance to harm her ex-husband and made a fool of herself. Did she bring this up during the divorce? I’ve read she did not. Did she just remember it when she heard he was running to be nominated by the Republican party?
      Was she paid to say these things? Wouldn’t surprise me. What a sad commentary on the MSM and our country that this is taken seriously and used to try to disqualify a candidate. Have they no shame?

      The person who needs to be disqualified is the man sitting in the oval office scheming to destroy this country and no one has the courage to tell him, “Enough.”

    7. NGBoston on January 21st, 2012 10:05 am

      #6-Babybear–Wholeheartedly agree with the last paragraph of your post…..However-

      Just had to add that also the “Truth” is that Clinton’s name has been included in every article/discussion concerning Newt’s unchained libido. Americans can do a lot of finger pointing when it comes to former President’s, Candidates and their love lives.

      Slick Willie was a horn-ball, Newt is a sleaze. If there is a hypocrisy, it’s the Impeach Clinton, Elect Newt mentality.

      A divorce is one thing (Reagan was divorced before marrying Nancy) but seriously- how do you go outand preach the strength in family values when your personal life is/was such a damn mess? Just makes Newt look like another blowhard Hypocrite.

      Mitt is the Man. (And, he has incidentially been married to the same Woman for over 42 years.)

    8. Babybear on January 21st, 2012 11:39 am

      I, too, respect your opinion, NGB. I do, however have serious reservations about Mr. Romney. I have studied comparative religions and while I certainly believe he can follow Joseph Smith if he wishes, I suggest that everyone find out about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and its history, and then decide if a person holding these beliefs is suitable to lead this country. I respect Mormonism but it’s beliefs are far from the religious principles upon which this country was founded. To me, it is foolish to believe that a man will become a God exactly as the God we worship, and have his own solar system and all women will only reach this “heaven” if a man calls each by name to join him there. In fact, if Mr. Romney is nominated, I believe these beliefs will defeat him when they become more generally known.

      I agree that Newt Gingrich has badly misbehaved in the past, although dragging in one of his ex-wives to excoriate him is hitting him far below the belt,IMO. We have no proof that what she says is true and in fact, I believe we see the green-eyed monster rearing its head with her statements. And while I would prefer a president with a pristine sexual record, they are few and far between. Given a choice, I will accept a repentant sinner who holds political views similar to mine over someone who has demonstrated as the governor of a major state (The Commonwealth of Massachusetts) that some of his his views are diametrically opposed to mine in matters important to me such as mandatory requirements that one buy a service from a private company (A system, BTW, which is bankrupt,) same-sex marriage, and abortion on demand. And when these ideas become inconvenient, to then flip-flop on them.

      In a perfect world, we would have a Republican candidate with no blemishes, no sexual misdeeds,as patriotic as George Washington, wise as Thomas Jefferson, and as brave as Nathan Hale. In our world these qualities in one man don’t exist, so we have to take a candidate who most nearly holds the views we hold. To me, it’s Newt Gingrich. It might be someone else to you. But these are my reasons for my decision.
      SM: There is no such thing as a perfect candidate; however, i would say this … no matter who wins the nomination for the GOP, all Republicans, Conservatives, Blue Dog Democrats and Libertarians must get behind and vote for him against Obama. This country cannot take 4 more years of this disaster.

    9. Babybear on January 21st, 2012 6:19 pm

      You’re right Red. If the choice were between Jack the Ripper and Barack Hussein Obama, Jack gets my vote.
      SM: LOL!!!

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