Newt Gingrich: ‘Drop The Term News Media,’ They Are The ‘Propaganda Media’

Here is Michael W. Chapman writing at

In a speech about President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) explained that Trump is a highly successful marketer, which the mainstream media — what he called the “propaganda media” — do not understand and will not understand until they accept that they are dealing with a very talented and intelligent person.

“This is not easy,” said Gingrich on Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. “I’m just telling you, one of the great disgraces of the propaganda media we have — all of us on the right should describe it the ‘propaganda media,’ drop the term ‘news media’ until they earn it — and begin to realize that the propaganda media cannot come to grips with the level of talent that they’re dealing with.”

“People forget who Donald J. Trump is,” said Gingrich. “[P]eople in the elites couldn’t figure out that this is a guy who’d made his entire living marketing to consumers. That he had thought every day, ‘How do I get you to come to my golf course? How do I get you to come to my hotel? How do I get you to come to my casino? How do I get you to buy my tie? How do I get you to watch my TV show?’”

“So, he has this intuition,” said Gingrich. “We were talking about debating one day and he said, ‘What is your advice?’ I said, ‘I don’t have any advice.’ I said, ‘You’re a better debater than I am.’ Because – and he’s a totally different debater than I am, I’m not denigrating myself, I’m okay – but he intuits the audience in a way I can’t do. I cannot get the rhythm the way he does.”

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