Newt Gingrich is spending his day campaigning to Republican crowds in the South, and took the opportunity to defend the Christian Southern demographic from the smears of the “elite media.” The culprit this time? ABC, for airing a show entitled “GCB” (“Good Christian Bitches”), which proves, according to Gingrich, that “anti-Christian bigotry is just fine in the entertainment industry” but the same of Islam is not.
Politico has a report from the campaign trail:
“Here’s to show you the biases of the elite media, look at the new show that’s on that has the word ‘Christian’ in it and I want you to take the exact name, drop out Christian and put in Muslim,” Gingrich said. “And ask yourself, is there any network that would have dared to run a show like that and you know the answer is not a one because anti-Christian bigotry is just fine in the entertainment industry but they have to be very protective of Islam.”
Gingrich, the only candidate in the race from the Southeast (Rep. Ron Paul being from Texas), won Georgia and South Carolina and has been all over Alabama and Mississippi this week, saying things like “If you don’t understand grits, there’s a pretty high likelihood you don’t understand the rest of the South either.” Many consider victories in these states vital to Gingrich’s chances of continuing in the race, though the Gingrich campaign has denied it.
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