One thing is for sure in this election, whoever wins or loses? The media is going to take credit for it. Newt Gingrich was dead on the vine, his own people turned their backs on him and fled to the Perry campaign. what a difference a couple of months and a few debates make.
Even as the media purposely tried to shun Gingrich in the first debates, his persona and intelligence shown through enough to generate the initial swell of interest that is bow peaking and will continue to carry him into the nomination.
The media hasn't had a damn thing to do with it. If anyone wants to see what the media is doing about Gingrich? Have a look at the last ten days of media coverage. Slam after slam and the majority coming from those in the republican party. The media is reveling in those attacks by rove and Beck and Coulter, but sad to say, their mus isn't sticking.
Newt is affable and intelligent and he is one step ahead of them and the know it. so they are playing catch up and since they cannot at this point derail his candidacy? They are trying to claim credit for it.
Newt Gingrich has made a point of ridiculing the press during his presidential campaign, but he actually owes the media a debt of gratitude. Without the free coverage he has received, the money-challenged Gingrich campaign might never have gotten off the ground.
“Free media propelled Herman Cain from nowhere to somewhere and back again. And it resurrected Newt from the ashes,” said Mark McKinnon, vice chairman of Public Strategies Inc., who worked as a media adviser to the presidential candidacies of George W. Bush and John McCain.
Odds are, after stumbling badly out of the gate last summer, Mr. Gingrich would be swimming in a sea of red by now, as his last campaign finance report showed him nearly $1.2 million in debt.