Fox's Newt Gingrich: "This Is A Real War" Against The Media
NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): If you had to advise him on this subject — taking out the media, dealing with this, singling out people from a gaggle, you know the drill — what would you do?
NEWT GINGRICH: Well, I would tell him to basically recognize — you and I may disagree about this. I think this is a real war. I think the people on the other side, whether they’re the demonstrators at the rally, or the college professors, or many of the senior reporters, they are the other team. Some of the stuff that’s been done, CNN’s total miscoverage of the FBI relationship was crazy. Look at this stuff. You think to yourself, The New York Times‘ continual misrepresentation of facts just borders on propaganda of the worst kind. So I think this is a president that understands he’s in a long game. But part of that long game is to make sure that his half of America understands how bad much of the news coverage is, because what the newspaper are trying — what the news media is trying to do is establish a storyline which makes Trump hopeless. And what he has to do is establish an alternative, competing storyline which makes them false. I don’t think he has a choice. If I were in his shoes, I would kick some of the organizations out, I would flood the White House press corps with lots of people. I would go to Skype a lot more. I would go to local reporters from all over the country. I would take the old Washington establishment head on and be pretty cheerful about it.