If you missed the first few minutes of the debate, you may have missed the best part. CNN decided to open by delving into allegations made by Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife. Newt ripped into the moderator, and razed the faulty premise of the question:
Newt’s past isn’t something that should be ignored, but everything about this story reeks of the character assassination so often carried out against Republicans by the “media elite.” Everyone knows why John King chose this question to lead off the debate, and I was glad to see Newt refuse to be sandbagged by him. Newt also refused to allow King’s greasy “it was ABC” deflection slide by; “journalists” ought to be held accountable for their editorial decisions.