GINGRICH: Let me be quite clear: The story is false. Every personal friend I have who knew us in that period says the story was false. We offered several of them to ABC to prove it was false. They weren't interested because they would like to attack any Republican. They're attacking the governor; they're attacking me. I'm sure they'll presently get around to Senator Santorum and Congressman Paul. I'm tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama by attacking Republicans.
So I'm sure liberals and the Obama sycophants will tell how it's not true, the media has also been hard on Obama.
Here's one example I found of the point Newt was making to John King, and why it resonated with those in the audience and watching across America: remember Rashid Khalidi? In 2003, the LA Times reported Obama went to Khalidi's going away party, but also noted they had a videotape of the event. Unlike Marianne Gingrich's "bombshell" interview, or the anonymous accusers of Herman Cain, the LA Times refuses to release this video (American Thinker).
But there is a videotape sitting in the vaults of the Los Angeles Times, and every American should be screaming from the rooftops for its release. In light of the Arab Spring, Obama's endless attempts to bully Israel into succumbing to all sorts of unprecedented and unsafe demands in the hopes that he would go down in history as the POTUS who made peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, and the administration's ineptness in addressing Iran's nuclear program and military threats, exposing this videotape is of utmost importance.
In April 2010, Roger L. Simon published an article on PajamasMedia entitled, "Why is the L.A. Times Burying the Obama/Khalidi Tape?" Of further consequence is why the media -- and Americans -- are not demanding that the L.A. Times immediately release the tape. Simon wrote:
The Khalidi tape could be of tremendous significance in revealing the provenance of Obama's views on the Middle East and the degree to which the public was misled on those views during the presidential campaign[.] ...
So what are we to think? We have an administration that not only ascribes most of the Middle East blame to Israel, but also has banned "Islamism" and all related words, even "Islam" and "jihad" from our national security documents. They're completely gone. Indeed, even the Fort Hood massacre, so clearly inspired by Islamic extremism, has now been shifted into the comfortable category of the lone, angry killer. Rashid Khalidi should be happy. And, in fact, he is.
Sometimes I want to yell and scream. What is wrong with the Los Angeles Times? Are they a news organization or the propaganda wing of some leftover unit of the IWW? No wonder subscribers are deserting them in droves.
...So why is the videotape of such paramount importance? Simon quotes from an article published in the L.A.Times discussing the tape and its contents:
[A] young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace."
One speaker likened "Zionist settlers on the West Bank" to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been "blinded by ideology."
Furthermore, rumors abound regarding additional messages that may or may not have been openly shared at the dinner in Obama's presence. Ted Belman reported at Israpundit that he has a reliable source that "the audio tape clearly picks up the toast 'death to Israel'." Did Obama drink to the death of an American ally that he has been actively intimidating, browbeating, and dissing since he phoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on his first day in office? Does Obama liken Israelis living in the West Bank to Osama bin Laden, whose death he claims as his greatest foreign policy accomplishment?
Of course, if this had been a Republican candidate who was, let's say, at a banquet for an anti-abortion activist who had audience members praising abortion clinic bombers, any videotape would be on the nightly news on a 24 hour cycle. You bet your life on it.
But Richard Milhous Obama? ABC doesn't report on Fast and Furious or any number of Obama scandals. As I reminded readers the other day, they practically spent a day helping him promote Obamacare. Look at today's news, it's all this gushing over how he sings Al Green songs at a fundraiser.
With their coverage, the elite media to do Obama and Democrats everyday what Monica did to Bill Clinton. The media won't change, but Newt pointed out and Americans reacted to seeing just how corrupt and activist the so-called "mainstream" media has become.