Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Ailes vs Gingrich

There’s a new book coming out called Roger Ailes Off Camera: An Inside Look at the Founder and Head of Fox News and Vanity Fair has some excerpts from that book. He takes a few shots at Newt Gingrich, calling him a “prick” and a “sore loser.”

One day during the 2012 primary season, Newt Gingrich complained that Fox News’s support for Mitt Romney was responsible for Gingrich’s poor showing. Rick Santorum had made a similar claim when he dropped out of the race. Gingrich and Santorum had been Fox commentators before getting into the race, and Ailes found their complaints self-serving and disloyal. Brian Lewis, his spokesman, asked Ailes for guidance on how to respond to Newt. “Brush him back,” Ailes said. “He’s a sore loser and if he had won he would have been a sore winner.” Lewis nodded.

Ailes was silent for a moment and then added, “Newt’s a prick.”

Yep, that sounds about right. Newt is a buffoon. So is Ailes, of course.

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  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Given the Newtster’s penchant for patriotistesticular philandery he might have been a winner with a sore prick?

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Because, of course, eventual loser Mittens Rmoney turned out to be so gracious in defeat and such a good loser by contrast.. not!

    (Didn’t Mittens do the whole Aesop’s sour grapes dummy spit and say he never really wanted to be President anyway?)

    Its was kinda obvious all along that Mittens had the Repub nomination in the bag –

    that the rest was just thrashing around,

    hoping desperately someone better could be found.

    Bachmann, Herman Caine or yeah even Newt

    ’twas Santorum in the end the last not-Rom to get the boot

    But what ails Ailes knows

    Just how much the Mittster blows

    Obama the sure winner as everyone now knows!

    - With apologies to Digital Cuttlefish who could no doubt, come up with much better.

    (Also 2012 election whinging, sheesh, that’s *so* 2012! )

  • imrryr

    “Newt’s a prick.”

    Whoa! Stop the presses, this a real scoop!

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    It takes one to know one symdrome?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    To be fair, at least Newt isn’t a secret Muslim Kenyan socialist Nazi atheist.

  • Ichthyic

    (Didn’t Mittens do the whole Aesop’s sour grapes dummy spit and say he never really wanted to be President anyway?)

    IIRC, it was his son that claimed that.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ ^ Ichthyic : Ah, okay. Thanks.


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