Newt Gingrich Schools FOX Lib Chris Wallace on Clinton Impeachment & Perjury (Video)

If you watch FOX News Sunday you know that Chris Wallace is smart, aggressive, tenacious and very liberal. The FOX News Sunday host is very tough on conservatives. In case you were not convinced of this watch how he pounded Newt Gingrich today during their conversation on the Clinton impeachment.

No, Chris Wallace… The Clinton impeachment was not about having sex in the Oval Office. It was about perjury.

The FOX News host really went too far in grilling Newt Gingrich on his past affairs. Unfortunately for Newt he’s a conservative and liberals like Wallace will bring this up every time he comes on for an interview. He doesn’t get the automatic pass like some liberal would.

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  • Rocko

    I disagree. He held a politician accountable. Something I wish the MSM would do. Just because Newt has an (R) behind his name doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve grilling.

  • Wallace may or may not be a liberal. But there’s no question but that he’s tough on everybody. Nobody gets a pass from him. He’s one of the last TV “journalists” who actually aspires to legitimately fill the role.

    And that PoS Gingrich deserves to be grilled. Grilled right out of the delusion that he is a viable candidate for the GOP nomination. He should go away.

  • Bitter Clinger

    The image of Newt sitting on a couch w/ Pelosi discussing “global warming” is (to quote a famous Democrate candidate) SEARED! SEARED! in my mind. Sorry Newt.

  • whit seven

    I watch Fox news every Sunday and I don’t know Wallace is “very liberal”. He asks everybody hard questions, including our guys. Once again, Jim, all due respect, but I’m just not outraged.

  • CatoRenasci

    Disagree. Newt’s right that the Clinton impeachment was about the rule of law, but it’s perfectly legitimate for Wallace to grill Gingrich about his own behavior.

    Just go away, Newt!

  • wanumba

    Wallace is a coward who got his job thru family connections. He’s liberal Left Democrat and it shows. He practically curled up in a fetal position when Bill Clinton turned red and started jabbing his finger at him on a easier question than what Wallace routinely throws at Republicans who ALWAYS treat him better than that. Bet Republicans don’t call him up afterwards and snarl in his ear about “toeing the line” like his fellow Lefties must do, judging by his whipped puppy demeanor. That’s why he’s a coward. He likes the money, the camera, the insider circle access too much to pursue the truth.

    His questions are ALL carefully within the narrative parameters. He NEVER aks a question that would help viewers be better informed.

  • Idunno what your perspective is “wanumba”. Wallace is not a liberal. He appears as a guest on talk radio shows from time to time, and when he is not wearing his news anchor hat, he espouses opinions that are far more openly conservative.

    As one who is very attentive to media bias, I find the notion of Chris Wallace being liberal and more harsh in his treatment of conservatives to simply be untrue. He is a journalist’s journalist – one of the last few remaining.

    Just because he asks tough questions of conservatives, the answers to which make those conservatives look stupid if they are being disingenuous, does not make him a liberal. He treats liberals just as harshly, and puts them on the spot just as deftly.

  • I hope you are not suggesting he shouldn’t be asked tough questions simply because he is a republican. That is truly sad if you are.

    I didn’t see the show as I am church and I watch the rerun later. But, one thing he should have been asking him about is his flip flop on Libya. He was for it before he was against it. That isn’t leadership it is just Obama bashing. Which is fine if he is pundit, but not too fine if he wants to be the leader of the free world.

    And to say that Clinton’s impeachment wasn’t in part about his affairs is simply ignoring history. It wasn’t what he was charged with, but it was fueled in part by him not keeping his pants on. Wasn’t that what he lied about?

  • The question, Mr. Wallace, is did Gingrich lie in his own divorce depositions? If he did, then he’s a hypocrite. But even if he did lie in his own divorce depositions, he was still doing his proper job as Speaker of the House in bringing impeachment procedings against Blow Job Billy for perjury. Of course, if he were a hypocrite and lied in his own depostions and still brought impechment proceedings, he was opening himself up to perjury charges as well, which could very well have forced his redignation as Speaker and from the House.

    That would be the hypocricy, Mikey boy. The problem with Clinton and Obama is that, while we are a Nation of Laws, those two (as most Dems) do not feel any obligatioin to follow the lawthemselves. Now that’s some stunning hypocricy, Mikey, and maybe you could, you know, look into that.

  • StrangernFiction

    No Chris, hypocrisy would be if Newt had also lied under oath. If Chris Wallace is “smart” he certainly didn’t show it here.

  • Militant Conservative

    Clinton was impeached, only reason he was not removed was a plurality of commie democrats.

    Powder is dry

  • AuntieMadder

    “The FOX News host really went too far in grilling Newt Gingrich on his past affairs. Unfortunately for Newt he’s a conservative and liberals like Wallace will bring this up every time he comes on for an interview. He doesn’t get the automatic pass like some liberal would.”

    Alinsky Rule #4. Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.

    Libturds don’t grill other libturds nor do conservatives grill libturds about affairs past and present because sexual fidelity and monogamy aren’t in the libturd book of rules. (Frankly, I think the pages of the libturd book of rules are blank, like a diary for the libturd to write in his own rules and then even change them later at his/her whim, but I could be wrong.)

    Like Rocko at #1 commented, I’d like to see both libturds and conservatives held to a higher moral standard, even when it comes to their love and sex lives. It’s hard to believe that a man or woman who can’t or won’t remain loyal and keep the vows made to his/her spouse can remain loyal to 300,000 American citizens and keep his/her oath to protect and uphold the Constitution.

  • bg

    ++

    i don’t give a bats quano if Newt had sex with this woman, or a monkey for
    that matter, same goes for Clinton.. the fact still remains Clinton lied about
    having sex in “we the people’s Oval Office”.. not at some motel, had he had
    the sense to go to a motel, he could have lied his arse off and i would have
    defended hm as if my life depended on it!!

    ==

  • ChillyinAlaska

    Newt, though a smart guy, is unfortunately a RINO, willing to go whatever way the wind blows. He has some good ideas, and some bad ideas, but NO ethics or principles, after all he cheated on his wife.

    Give me the two bimbo’s who have principles and ethics and you know where they stand and know they aren’t going to sell you out.

    GO SARAH, GO MICHELLE, AND GOD BLESS.

  • StrangernFiction

    Wallace is not a liberal.

    I’m guessing that you would classify Lindsey Graham as “not a liberal?”

  • Primary Boehner

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that all of the Chris Wallace apologists here are also Juan Williams fans.

  • Chisum

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think Gingrich was ever accused of rape.

  • a former democrat

    I know this is a conservative site, but I voted for Clinton, and frankly Newt is being a hypocrite, he was having an affair at the same time trying to impeach clinton for lying about havng an affair. Do I think what clinton did was completely immoral? yes, but it was not criminal, the affair part, Newt is correct in saying it was the lying about the affair.
    and so to me the impeachment was a waste of time in my opinion considering Newt was having an affair at the same time, no one knew until years later of course.

    Its this hypocracy I don’t like. Just like now Newt tries to pretend that he didn’t support Dede Scaozava or sit on a couch with pelosi supporting global warming.

    sorry, I know this is not a popular opinion here, but this is what most independents I know think.

  • a former democrat

    that being said, if its the community agitator vs Newt in 2012, I will vote and support Newt.

  • Rocko

    Primary Boehner – Then I will go out on a limb here too and guess that all Newt supporters are Gary Studds fans.
    Making ad hominem attacks is fun! Thanks for showing me how!

  • bg

    ++

    a former democrat #18

    difference being, Newt wasn’t charged with PERJURY for lying to “we the people”, nor was he having an extramarital affair in “we the people’s” Oval Office.. that said.. all Bill had to do to stop the 3 ring circus the MEDIA created was to come clean, i mean it’s not like he’s wasn’t known to have affairs before, not to mention making unwanted sexual advancements on several other women..

    oh btw, although i am not a republicn, i too am an ex-demicrat, and also a
    Clinton supporter at the time.. but as far as the Lewinsky deal.. and albeit
    i thought everyone was wrong for making such a fiasco out of it, i did not
    support him, nor his lying..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    no matter which position either hold..

    !! PALIN & WEST ~ WEST & PALIN !!

    ==

  • senatorseven

    A Former Democrat commented, “Newt is being a hypocrite, he was having an affair at the same time trying to impeach clinton for lying about havng an affair.” Wrong, sir. The last four words in your statement are unnecessary; Clinton was being impeached for lying under oath to a grand jury. Period.

    Jim, I typically agree w/you, but not this time. I think Wallace asked tough questions to a politician who “puts himself in the arena,” and is therefore open to any and all queries. Frankly, I thought Newt handled the situation pretty well, and despite his transgressions – for which I, as a Christian, am willing to forgive him – I believe Dick Morris is right; that Newt may be the only serious candidate that can surgically disembowel BOZO in a debate, using the latter’s lies and distortions against him. I think his choice of a running mate is the only thing that has me questioning whether he could be the right person for the job, and if he partners with fellow Georgian Herman Cain, or a northerner with real conservative cred (i.e., Bachmann, Pawlenty, or dare I say Sarah), I don’t care who’s at the top of the ticket, they’ll win. That’s all I care about … saving this country from the second chapter of the greatest horror show we could possibly experience: another BOZO term.

  • Chisum

    Gingrich converted to Catholicism, repented his sins, asked for forgiveness and has turned his life around.

    Doesn’t he deserve forgiveness?

    I thought libs were big on ‘forgiveness’.

  • Chisum

    senatorseven,

    When Gingrich pointed out that BO consulted the Arab League and NATO before he consulted Congress that was devastating for BO.

    That should be repeated daily.

  • bg

    ++

    ps re: #22

    i’ll also wager many others were having affairs during
    the 3 ring circus, prolblem is, none of them lied under
    oath.. simple as that..

    oh yeah wasn’t the “case breaker” a Clinton employee and
    Monica Lewinsky confidante by the name of Linda Tripp??

    ==

  • Chisum

    bg,

    Did you say Tripp?

    OMG, I knew Palin had something to do with it!

  • a former democrat

    “and albeit
    i thought everyone was wrong for making such a fiasco out of it, i did not
    support him, nor his lying..

    I agree with this.

  • Practical Jane

    Anyone but Obama 2012.

  • Francesca

    Newt is correct in that lying under oath is a serious crime and not one the President of the United States should be doing. Many of us here are complaining that Obama did not go to the Congress before starting his ‘kinetic’ action in Libya (how stupid is that name?) because he considered himself and what he wanted to do more important than following the Constitution. We cannot tolerate leaders who consider themselves above the law. Not Clinton. Not Obama. It is terribly dangerous to allow even a little of that behavior if we want to preserve our Republic.

  • Sandy

    I guess Obama is terrified of Newt getting the nomination therefore, the long knives have been released to the media.

    While Wallace worries about Gingrich’s divorce you’d think he’d give a little thought to Obama’s Birth Certificate. In the words of Whoopie Goldberg I guess that would be racist.

  • AuntieMadder

    This is what I’d like to see a reporter ask Gingrich about in an interview.

    Gingrich and Kondo join GE’s healthymagination board
    http://www.gereports.com/gingrich-and-kondo-join-ges-healthymagination-board/

    Obamagate part IV -The ‘3 Congressional stooges’ of Healthymagination – Daschle, Gingrich and Frist

    “Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is also on Healthymagination’s advisory board. Gingrich is a new addition. A couple of months ago when I started researching this topic he was not listed. In 2003 Gingrich founded the Center for Health Transformation, a private consulting firm that is a “high-impact collaboration of private and public sector leaders committed to creating a 21st Century Intelligent Health System that saves lives and saves money for all Americans.” Sounds like more of a lobbying firm to me. In a recently published white paper on telephonic medicine, Gingrich stated the following:

    ‘Americans expect and deserve high quality, accessible health care services. Telemedicine will play an increasingly central role in getting the right care at the right time to individuals and families. Federal, state, and local governments must facilitate the spread of this important option by tearing down barriers to its use.'”

    Read the rest here: http://www.examiner.com/conservative-independent-in-boston/obamagate-part-iv-the-3-congressional-stooges-of-healthymagination-daschle-gingrich-and-frist

    I don’t trust Newt and I don’t want to see him POTUS. Just the same, as “a former democrat” commented, if it comes down to Newt vs Barky in 2012, I’ll go for the lesser of two evils and support and vote for Newt.

  • Sandy

    Practical Jane — I totally agree — anyone but Obama 2012.

  • Sandy

    Former Dem #18

    Also a former Dem here but I believe Indies and most former Dems are more worried about this economy than Newt’s divorce. In fact from what I here many Dems had no clue as to who Obama was and what he stood for. They just slept better at night believing they made history with his election. These same people are not sleeping quite so well now as they ponder their terrible lack of judgement.

  • jainphx

    Newt says things that make me stand up and cheer, and then he turns around and says and does things that make me shout for him to shut up and go away. He seems to want to be all things to all people and you can’t do that it’s impossible. All it does is prove that you are easily swayed either by opposing opinion, or you have no moral compass, either way I can’t support Newt because you never know which Newt will show up.

  • Militant Conservative

    #18 March 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    a former democrat commented:

    You still have not totally converted here. Clinton’s impeachment was over using the power of the office of president to deny basic civil rights to the accusor. I could care less who he was schtuping.

    Obama is doing the same thing. Abuse of power.

    Newt has’nt a chance, I live in his West Georgia Univ. home town and WE don’t want him.

    We (America) wants a hard nosed conservative. (Bachman, Palin,West or Herman Cain).

    The rest need not apply.

    powder is dry

  • wanumba

    #7 March 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    IronDioPriest commented:
    Idunno what your perspective is “wanumba”. Wallace is not a liberal. He appears as a guest on talk radio shows from time to time, and when he is not wearing his news anchor hat, he espouses opinions that are far more openly conservative.

    As one who is very attentive to media bias, I find the notion of Chris Wallace being liberal and more harsh in his treatment of conservatives to simply be untrue. He is a journalist’s journalist – one of the last few remaining
    …………………………….

    He’s a connected insider, not a “journalist’s journalist.” He’s a softie camera studio guy, of the nepotistic media industry, a second generation lightweight. He — NONE of the celebrity-obsessed so-called ‘news desk’ – -can’t hold a candle to a real journalist like Michael Yon who is out in the field, boots on the ground and interviewing primary sources, reporting at the scene.

    We can count the journalists who are in the field on ONE hand. Everyone else pulls AP pool and DNC talking points off the computer as material, and if they are “overseas” they sit inside hotels all day long, reportiing what they gleaned from other hotel-bound “reporters” at the bar.
    How pathetic is that in this so-called “information age” with 24/7 news cycles?

    I do not care about “hard questions.” Is there a reason to ask Newt the same question in 25 diferent permutations and ignore all the other things he has to say? We heard it the first time and we didn’t forget it, we’re not stupid. Next subject, please. Did Wallace ask Clinton about his marital infidelities? NOOOO. It’s SCARY to ask Clinton that.

    Wallace could be asking a number of questions that focus on Newt’s policies and have PLENTY to discuss that people may or may not like to hear, there’s PLENTY of material, but that’s not what the so-called “reporter” was TASKED to focus on. NONE of the MSM reporting at ANY of the networks ventures past a VERY narrowly defined set of margins – constantly keeping Americans fundamentally in the dark about serious issues and events.

  • Pat the First

    I don’t see Chris Wallace as being liberal. I think he hits both sides very well. I have never considered him either liberal or conservative. In fact, I see him as being quite unbiased in comparison to a lot of others.

  • Gman

    Liberals like to push the story that Clinton was impeached for having an affair. Go ask any liberal why he was impeached. I guarantee 90% don’t say it is because he committed perjury.

  • #38 Pat the First,

    In fact, I see [Wallace] as being quite unbiased in comparison to a lot of others.
    ——

    See, that’s the problem, the comparison. When just about every other reporter is to the left of Joseph Stalin, Nikita Krushchev looks good. But it doesn’t make Nikita Krushchev good.

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  • jaycee

    i dont care that newt is grilled by a liberal……or a conservative, in fact, he should be. but i DO care if liberal politicians are not subjected to the same toughness.

  • Jim

    Since when is Newt a conservative?

  • Sunshine54

    I like Newt Gingrich and think that, even though he’s not always lived up to the same exact principles that he should have in the past, he does have a vision for America that lies closer to the Constitution than the Socialists Democrats/Liberals that will be running.

    Wallace is right to grill him on anything that the Liberal Media are going to ask him. Newt has a better opportunity to give us an acceptable answer to these questions that will still make him electable than he will when David Gregory is grilling him. Watch Gregory on Meet the Press. When he asks a Conservative a hard question and starts receiving a reasonable and plausible answer, Gregory always cuts them off and goes to another question off subject.

    At least with Wallace, these Conservatives seem to have a chance in getting their views across when answering him. I don’t think Wallace is Obama’s mouthpiece.

  • bg

    ++

    Chisum #27

    lost me with that one..

    what do you mean??

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #37

    right on the money!!

    ==

  • Chisum

    bg,

    Remember this:

    http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/01/new-palin-scandal-todd-palin-is-cheating-on-sarah-with-masseuse-video/

    The Swamp Moose’s name was ‘Tripp’ which was the reason she was tied to Todd Palin.

  • wanumba

    RE: #46 March 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    bg
    …………………………
    Heh. I don’t THINK I forgot anything that annoys me about the entire media becoming a birth hereditary caste of soft, privileged second-generation pansies like Wallace who perpetuate the Leftist narrative, but then I was in a hurry.

    But here’s proof that a bunch of amatuer (unpaid) blog posters can easily come up with a better and more INFORMATIVE interview than ANYTHING we get from the MSM :

    #40 March 27, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    RickZ commented:
    #38 Pat the First,

    In fact, I see [Wallace] as being quite unbiased in comparison to a lot of others.
    ——
    See, that’s the problem, the comparison. When just about every other reporter is to the left of Joseph Stalin, Nikita Krushchev looks good. But it doesn’t make Nikita Krushchev good.
    ……………………………..
    and:

    #32 March 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    AuntieMadder commented:
    This is what I’d like to see a reporter ask Gingrich about in an interview.

    Gingrich and Kondo join GE’s healthymagination board
    http://www.gereports.com/gingrich-and-kondo-join-ges-healthymagination-board/

    Obamagate part IV -The ’3 Congressional stooges’ of Healthymagination – Daschle, Gingrich and Frist

    and:
    #36 March 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    Militant Conservative commented:
    #18 March 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    a former democrat commented:

    You still have not totally converted here. Clinton’s impeachment was over using the power of the office of president to deny basic civil rights to the accusor. I could care less who he was schtuping.

    Obama is doing the same thing. Abuse of power.
    Newt has’nt a chance, I live in his West Georgia Univ. home town and WE don’t want him.

    ………………

    Polite, but firm and focusing on issues far more important to the functioning of our economy and society than vapid, catty ex-spouse chronicles.

  • K~Bob

    Wallace grilled Mr. Newt? Everyone run for the hills!

    I don’t watch Wallace very often, but he’s one of the few “Journalists” left in all of “Journalism.” So I disagree that he’s “very” anything, other than good at asking the questions that make the interviewee squirm.

    Besides, aren’t all of the “real conservatives” (ie, the ones who think Palin is stupid because “she doesn’t face tough questions”) happy with Newt being grilled? Why not?

    Grill them all. If they can’t stand the heat, they shouldn’t have a dime from me.

  • I have watched Wallace for several years and i am always screaming at the TV when I see liberal bias. I have never thought Chris demonstrates liberal bias. I see him as even handed with either side. Hard questions give a candidate the chance to cave in or stand up.
    Gingrich is disgusting! He has run around on two wives (one while she was fighting breast cancer) and now acts like he is Mr. Wonderful, always saying “Calista and I this or that.” what a hypocrit! He is also a has-been who is about 3 kilos overweight in baggage!

  • Commentator

    He’s obnoxious. If anything he should be humble in forthrightly addressing it time and time again. Christian right politicians deserve 100x the scrutiny.

    I like Gingrich’s politics generally, but he’s too dismissive of this issue. Simply saying we all would live to a higher standard and in this case he failed. But that’s a personal mistake in his past; now the nation requires his expertise despite that mistake.

  • jimstl

    Hey Chris, the difference is Newt wasn’t asked about his affair by a grand jury. Clinton was, and he LIED under oath.

    What happened between Newt and his wife is their business. Will is make a difference how I vote in the primary, yes. If it comes down to Newt vs Obama in 2012? I’m voting Newt. I would vote for an oven roasted peanut over Obama. I would vote for Walter Mondale over Obama.

  • wanumba

    Well, let’s just test this evenhandedness theory and get ol’ Wallace and Bill CLinton back together and see Wallace asking Clinton repeatedly how many times he’s cheated on Hillary. Then Wallace can get Hillary on and ask her if her fury at Bill’s infidelity is the root cause of her willingness to bomb Libya.

    Yah. We won’t. Wallace is a CHICKEN. “journalist’s journalist.” What does THAT mean these days when the news bureau reporters and producers regularly fabricate the news?

  • bg

    ++

    Chisum #47

    LOL, totally forgot about that (can’t recall everything,
    gossip being last on my old retainer list :D) thanks..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #48

    yes, we used to get a lot if those type posts, i miss them of late.. 🙁

    we need info and respectful discussion
    when we disagree vs trolly tit for tats..

    ==

  • Peter Warner

    Newt Gingrich is not the best person to present as a candidate for President of America.

    Nonetheless, what he says in this clip is worth listening close to: Regardless of one’s own conduct, the ideals and principles that serve as the foundation of the tradition remain our obligation. I am a sinner; that does not negate the Truth, or render it irrelevant. We remain obligated to revere virtue.

    This is especially a burden with those in leadership who struggle with personal failings. Rather than strive to pull our ministers and civil servants down with accusation, we should more deeply appreciate the weight of their obligations, and consider their struggle with temptations. we should pray for their strength.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

  • Wallace is not liberal. He is more libertarian in many of his positions and shows it when he takes little silliness from either side of the aisle.

    He came to FOX because he was able to be free to ask the questions he thought important. He is not Hume, but few are. But, he is very good at what he does and if he is liberal, you’ll never really see it in his questions. If he gets you cornered, he’ll keep you there until you quit or give it up.

  • thumper

    Newt was charged with 84 ethics violations while he served as Speaker of the House. This was a Republican controlled House mind you. He was sucessful in negotiating his way out of all but one. He was charged with ethics violations that were exactly the same as the ones he persued Speaker Jim Wright on. He was part of the House banking scandal (kiting checks written on House accounts.) Is there a pattern here? If it were not for Fox the man would be all but forgotten. He seems to fill a void in their schedule being that he is a constant presence on the air almost every night. He is becoming tedious and that is the political kiss of death,you can never bore your own audience with the same old, same old. Just being contrary to be contrary is churlish.

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