Gingrich claims ‘elite media’ helping Obama hide his ‘Muslim friends’

By David Ferguson
Friday, March 23, 2012 15:33 EDT
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Newt Gingrich (AFP)
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In a radio interview on Thursday, Newt Gingrich returned to one of his favorite recent themes, what he calls the “elite media” and their conspiracy to aid and abet the Obama administration.

In an article at Huffington Post, the former Speaker of the House is quoted as saying to Sandy Rios of the American Family Association that the “elite media” are “in the tank for Obama” and will do everything they can to see him re-elected.

“It is just astonishing to me how pro-Obama they are,” he said, “Do you think you are going to see two pages on Obama’s Muslim friends? Or two pages on the degree to which Obama is consistently apologizing to Islam while attacking the Catholic church?”

Gingrich, like many conservatives, is convinced that President Obama has been “apologizing” for the United States since the day he took office. When pressed for examples, he offered up the apology made for the desecration of the Koran by U.S. troops.

“Why is it he’s more sensitive to radical Islamists who are killing young Americans than he is to the Catholic church, to Baptists, to fundamentalists?” the candidate has asked, “I mean, the fact is, this is a very strange presidency.”

Gingrich is currently struggling to pick up some momentum in time for the Louisiana caucuses on Saturday. Gingrich is not expected to beat former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum or former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Currently Santorum is in the lead, polling 14 points ahead of Romney.

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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