GINRICH BLASTS RNC NEWS COVERAGE
By GEOFF HOLTZMAN
Talk Radio News Service
TAMPA - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), a one-time candidate for this year’s Republican presidential nomination, said Sunday that the news media went out of its way to “smear” Republicans during last week’s GOP convention in Tampa, Florida.
“The Washington media reached new levels of absurdity in its coverage of the Republican convention in Tampa this past week. That’s how we know it was a success,” Gingrich said in a statement. “Completely at a loss for truthful or substantive criticism yet determined to derail the Romney-Ryan ticket, they resorted to accusations of imagined racism.”
Gingrich cited MSNBC’s decision to cut away from former Rep. Artur Davis’ speech as an example of how the media attempted to make Republicans look bad.
Davis, a former Democrat who is supporting Mitt Romney this year, is African-American. Critics of MSNBC accused the cable network of ignoring the minority presence within the GOP.
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