GOP Debate Subplot: Newt Gingrich Continues ‘Gotcha’ Fox News Attack On Bret Baier
For someone who used to work at Fox News, Newt Gingrich seems to have a real problem with the way people at Fox News do their interviews. After going at it for a bit with co-moderator Chris Wallace for asking about his campaign’s disorganization, he took offense at a question from Bret Baier on his stance on Libya, rather than going after other candidates.
Baier was asking questions on the candidates’ foreign policy stances, and turned to Gingrich with some text from various Fox News appearances. Asking, “are you now certain about the way forward in Libya,” Baier noted that Gingrich had initially called for establishing a no-fly zone in Libya and later claimed he, as president, would not have intervened once President Obama called for Muammar Gaddafi to step down.
“This is an example of a gotcha question,” Gingrich replied, which left Baier a bit confused. “The fact that I was commenting on Fox about a president who changes his opinion every other day ought to be covered by a Fox News commentator using all the things I said and not picking and choosing the ones that fit your premise,” he scolded. If this is Gingrich’s way of trying to make people forget about his “any ad that uses my statements is a falsehood” gaffe, it’s certainly a bizarre way to go about it.
The segment via Fox News below:
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