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Leave it to Newt Gingrich to turn a question about second wife’s statement that he had requested an open marriage into an opportunity to go after the media. His gambit worked brilliantly with tonight’s debate audience in Charleston. I suspect it worked with a lot of Republican voters, too.
"I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like this," Gingrich said with great outrage after CNN’s moderator, John King, asked (rather politely I thought) whether he had any response to Marianne Gingrich’s interview with ABC News and The Post. Gingrich said that bringing up the issue "is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine." For good measure, he called the media "destructive, vicious, negative."
He also said, "I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans." Bringing a question about his personal life around to Obama was quite a reach, yet Gingrich knew that his statement would be taken as gospel by most of the conservative voters he is trying to reach. And he flatly denied he had requested an open marriage. "The story is false," he said.
550 KFYI's very own Rush Limbaugh is questioning, how come journalist are not held to the same standard they hold those they investigate. Limbaugh sugguested an investigation into ABC News' Brian Ross, the reporter who interviewed Marianne Gingrich.
Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband's career with a single interview.
Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours, and her explosive revelations are set to rock the trail.
But now a "civil war" has erupted inside of the network, an insider claims, on exactly when the confession will air!
ABCNEWS suits determined it would be "unethical" to run the Marianne Gingrich interview so close to the South Carolina Primary, a curious decision, one insider argued, since the network has aggressively been reporting on other candidates.
A decision was tentatively made to air the interview next Monday, after all votes have been counted.
Gingrich canceled a press conference on Wednesday to deal with the matter.
"He believes that what he says in public and how he lives don't have to be connected," Marianne Gingrich, Newt's wife of 18 years, explained to ESQUIRE last year.
UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting that ABC will air the interview on Thursday night's Nightline.
UPDATE: Insiders say that Marianne's interview is 'nothing new' and is likely a recap of an in-depth interview she did about Newt in 2010 in Esquire magazine.
THE BLAZE: Author and Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings’ new book, The Operators, could cause waves for President Obama’s reelection bid — not to mention his already tenuous relationship with U.S. troops — as book excerpts reveal the president was less than enthused to be photographed with troops during a visit to Baghdad.
The following excerpt describes a Obama’s visit to Baghdad and subsequent irritation at a request to take additional photos with soldiers and embassy staffers:
After the talk, out of earshot from the soldiers and diplomats, he starts to complain. He [Obama] starts to act very un-Obamalike, according to a U.S. embassy official who helped organize the trip in Baghdad.
He’s asked to go out to take a few more pictures with soldiers and embassy staffers. He’s asked to sign copies of his book. "He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it," a State Department official tells me. "Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take f*cking pictures with them?"
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PYONGYANG -- Following the mourning period for former leader Kim Jong Il, North Korean authorities have begun to punish citizens who did not display enough sadness at his death, The Daily NK reported Wednesday.
The Daily NK, an online newspaper based in South Korea and run by opponents of the North Korean government, said it had learned from a source in North Hamkyung Province that, "The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn't participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn't cry and didn't seem genuine."
Daily NK also said that the source reported that those critical of the country's dynastic system - which saw Kim replaced by his son Kim Jong Eun - were being sent to re-education camps or banished with their families to remote areas.
In addition, the paper said, the source reported public trials were being held for those who attempted to leave North Korea during the mourning period for Kim and even for those who used mobile phones to call out.
However, it said it had not been possible to verify that claim.
Kim died December 17 after nominating his son as successor.