It has been obvious since October that the Gingrich strategy for capturing the Republican nomination for President includes running against the â€śnewsâ€? media as well as President Obama.
This confrontation between Newt Gingrich and CNN’s John King during the first moments of the GOP debate vindicates the shrewdness of that plan. The crowd loved it an King had it coming. Among other things Newt said:
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 officeÂ … I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans.