Gingrich’s Outrage Contained Lies

Ken AshfordElection 2012Leave a Comment

We all remember it.  It was just a few days ago.  John King asked Newt Gingrich about his second wife's allegations relating to an open marriage.  Gingrich clutched his pearls and said he was shocked, shocked, that such a question would be asked in a presidential debate.  He added:

"The story was false. Every personal friend I have who knew us in that period says the story is false. We offered several of them to ABC to prove it was false. They weren't interested."

Oh, that baaaad media.  They were so biased against Newt that they wouldn't even listen to the people that Newt offered to say the story is false.

Except for one thing… it never happened.  Gingrich's campaign never offered any "friends" to ABC to say the story was false, so ABC had nothing to show disinterest about.

The Gingrich campaign just now admitted it.

Lesson of the day: if you're going to attack the credibility of the media, don't invent lies to do it.