In Iowa, Newt Gingrich recently gave Nora O’Donnell a dose of reality: In the following video clip courtesy of mediaite.com, Co-Host Nora O’Donnell plays the part (albeit not very well) of a shell-shocked innocent observer that has just been told that the earth is in fact, round,and not flat, while interviewing GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Never mind the fact that she has the complete transcript of the conversation of exactly what Newt Gingrich said recently during the Iowa GOP caucuses campaign about why he considers Mitt Romney to be an untrustworthy liar and not worthy of being elected as the President of the United States of America. This is the kind of play-acting that poses as media reporting today, brought to you by CBS, where O’Donnell is currently the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News in Washington DC.
Meanwhile, FoxNews contributing leftist Allen Colmes made some very disturbing comments about GOP Presidential candidate Rock Santorum and yet not one single person at CBS seemed to find that disgusting example of nasty rhetoric worthy of mentioning. Please see, Allen Colmes Mocks Mocks the Way Santorum Family Grieves Dead Child.
O’Donnell, while playing the part of the shocked innocent, repeatedly asked Newt Gingrich if he was calling Mitt Romney a liar, even though the actual ad-script was sitting right in front of her and she was reading from it. “Why are you saying he’s a liar?” O’Donnell asked. To which Gingrich replied, “Because this is a man whose staff created the PAC, his millionaire friends fund the PAC, he pretends he has nothing to do with the PAC –it’s baloney. He’s not telling the American people the truth.” Meanwhile most of the media misfits seem content to parrot the Romney talking points that he is somehow completely disconnected from the attack ads being run by by the PAC that his very own staff created, just to give Romney the ability to distance himself from the attack ads they are running against Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich came out with the following blazing but factual statement, which he explained to the oh-so-shell-shocked O’Donnell: “It’s just like this pretense that he’s a conservative. Here’s a Massachusetts moderate who has tax-paid abortions in ‘Romneycare,’ puts Planned Parenthood in ‘Romneycare,’ raises hundreds of millions of dollars of taxes on businesses, appoints liberal judges to appease Democrats, and wants the rest of us to believe somehow he’s magically a conservative.” There is a lot of truth in that statement, much to the dismay of Romney supporters. Instead of focusing on, or rebutting any part of that statement, O’Donnell puts the emphasis on Gingrich calling Romney a liar, which is a disgusting disservice to the American people. As O’Donnell continues to act as if Gingrich’s statement is incomprehensible, he sums it up for her as follows:
“I just think he ought to be honest with the American people and try to win as the real Mitt Romney, not try to invent a poll-driven, consultant-guided version that goes around with talking points, and I think he ought to be candid. I don’t think he’s being candid and that will be a major issue. From here on out from the rest of this campaign, the country has to decide: Do you really want a Massachusetts moderate who won’t level with you to run against Barack Obama who, frankly, will just tear him apart? He will not survive against the Obama machine.”
Romney was asked about Newt’s statements later on in an appearance on Fox and Friends, and he responded by reiterating that he has no control over PACs that have endorsed him. Right, just like Barack Obama has no control over the leftist smear campaigns, parroted by the very same political operatives that were recently invited to the White House to “discuss their talking points’ as they head towards to the 2012 election year, as Jake Tapper reported here.