GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich turned the tables on the media during Saturday night’s debate in New Hampshire on ABC when he answered a viewer question on gay marriage by taking a shot at the liberal media.
I just want to raise the point about the news media bias. You don’t hear the opposite question asked. Should the Catholic Church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples? Which is exactly what the state has done. Should the Catholic Church be driven out of providing charitable services in the District of Columbia because it won’t give in to secular bigotry? Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivering of service because of the bias and bigotry of the administration? The bigotry question goes both ways, and there’s a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side and none of it gets covered by the news media.
That answer didn’t sit well with ABC moderators Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos, who quickly changed the subject so they wouldn’t have to deal with the very real issue of liberal media bias.
ABC apparently decided that due to Rick Santorum’s strong showing in Iowa, the debate should focus more on social issues than the economy. Conveniently that also served to help Obama and the Democrats as it shifted the focus away from one of the most troublesome problems the President has as he faces re-election.
Did we really need a long discussion on whether or not states should be allowed to ban contraception, or if Ron Paul would still call Newt Gingrich a “Chickenhawk?” And of course the most inane question of the night was saved for the very end when the candidates were asked what they would be doing on a Saturday night if they weren’t running for president. Who cares?
The real winner wasn’t Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum or any of the other GOP candidates, but Barack Obama, who was given a mostly free pass by the liberal media moderators through their line of questioning.