Skip to comments.Why Is Brit Hume Viciously Attacking Newt?
Posted on 03/21/2012 4:41:28 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
Is there something I'm missing?
Brit Hume seems to have a personal problem with Newt?
Last night on Greta when asked why Newt was staying in the race.. Hume basically said that Gingrich likes to hear himself talk.
Seriously? What is the reason for such personal attacks?
If anyone says anything not positively glowing about Newt, it is a vicious attack.
I have see Hume be very nasty about Newt. Last night was very constrained and he also took swipes at the others.
Hume is not the only reporter who sees Newt as driven as much if not more by ego than ideology. Most FOX News panelists have indicated this same opinion in recent discussions.
Public opinion polls I found over the past 3 years put Newts favorabilty rating with voters as among the lowest of any figure on the public stage. Especially women and across socioeconomic class.
Guys like Hume believed Romney was inevitable from the start. Most of the beltway press core feels the same. They may very well be right.
No doubt Hume see's no path to the nomination for Gingrich and is essentially echoing Ann Coulter's line about candidates staying in the race long after they've been beaten in order to keep the spotlight on themselves and score a better TV deal with Fox.
I'm supporting Newt and want him in the race till the end because I find both Mitt and Rick to be awful candidates that I will really have a difficult time supporting. At least with Gingrich in the race I can hope for some miracle and delay the pain of having to accept we are about to nominate a crappy standard bearer...again.
I think this vicious attack on Newt by Hume has more to do with the thing about Brit’s son
maybe that is why Drudge seems to have it in for him too with the non-stop negative Newt stories.
That's something I have in common with Newt then, Brit...
And I certainly enjoy listenign to Newt 1000% more than Romney's hemmming and hawing and idiotic stale childish jokes and bets (geez can you imagine that dweeb debating Obama???)
Agreed! And Newt is also 1000 times better than Santorum
Get a grip! There’s not going to be a ‘miracle’. The sooner these half-wits get through looking at themselves in the mirror and get on Bammys’ a$$ instead of each others’, the sooner we’re going to see him plowed under. We all wanted Newt in a landslide, but it did not happen and is not going to. End of story. It’s time to focus on reality and on getting this trash heap out of DC and on trying to restore some semblance of sanity to this Republic.
I wasn’t aware of the Brit’s son rumors so I did a little research.
Molinari’s beef with Gingrich has a deeply personal aspect as well. Her husband, former Rep. Bill Paxon, was a top leader in the coup to oust Gingrich in 1997. It failed. Some blame Republican leader Dick Armey, now the leader of tea-party organizer FreedomWorks, for selling out his fellow plotters when he learned that Paxon would be speaker and not him.
Paxon mysteriously soon left his post in Congress. It was never clear why
“There is a concerted effort to take Bill Paxon out before he becomes a bigger threat to Gingrich than he is,” Hill reporter Sandy Hume reported at the time, according to this Arianna Huffington. “Paxon and Armey haven’t been on speaking terms since the coup.”
Soon after, Hume, son of the Fox commentator, committed suicide.
About the same time, rumors surfaced that Hume and Paxon had been involved in a a gay affair. Some (namely MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough) blamed Armey for leaking the information to stop Paxon. Some blamed Gingrich, since he benefitted most. Some blamed them both for the rumor.
I’ll repeat that these are all RUMORS.
Capsule career: born in DC, age 70, real name Alexander Britton Hume, works in DC, lives in DC, went to St. Albans poshy school, University of Virginia (BA), divorced once, remarried, son a suicide, worked for CBS, starting career as a garden-variety liberal, moved to semi-Right at some point, semi-retired Fox consultant, now mushy middle, jumps from pillar to post with no true conservative moorings, thought to be conservative, isn't.
He is scarcely influential any more. A real bore on his TV spots, by the way. No new or important insights of any kind. To some, however, he epitomizes some kind of DC journalistic royalty which is probably why he's still on the Fox payroll and gets to spar with O'Reilly.
I have watched Britt Hume a lot over the years and I find him to be the epitome of what a reporter should be. He gives it to the public straight and doesn’t like it when he’s being bullshipped.
That being said, these reporters see the behind the scenes people these candidates really are. The ones when the cameras aren’t rolling. I like Newt, but there are just too many stories out there not to believe that he’s probably not a really nice person. At least he wasn’t in the past. He claims to have changed his life around after converting to Catholicism. For his sake, I hope that’s true. I’m sure that Britt has most likely had past runins with Newt to color his commentary about him.
Should he let this affect his political judgement? No, but man its got to be really hard not to. Especially if the stories about his son and Newt’s comments are true. No matter what life choices your kids make, they’re still your kids and it hurts when people make remarks about them. Then if you believe those remarks contributed to your son committing suicide, I can only imagine how you would feel about that person. If there’s any invective in Britt’s voice when talking about Newt, I think we could all put ourselves in his shoes and perhaps give him a pass on this one.
Seriously? What is the reason for such personal attacks?
Probably a couple of decades observing Newt.
20 years of negative MSM press reinforced by $millions in negative campaigning from Romney will create that sort of public opinion polling.
There is some history between them. Has something to do with Brit’s gay son committing suicide. For some reason, he blames Newt for “outting” his son (which Newt didn’t do), who killed himself after he was outted.
Don’t know the details but it all stems from this.
Brit is becomming a bitter old man. Romney is his guy.
Ummm because its true? Newt does like to hear himself talk,but the rest of us are tired of listening to a guy that cant even beat Ron Paul.
Brit’s had his day and he’s lost all crediibility. As for Newt,maybe he should smoke the peace pipe with Romney on the provision that he be appointed Sec’y. of State.
I thought Brit's son was a victim of the Clinton machine.
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