Drudge: ABC Holding Interview With Gingrich Ex

Drudge posted this story about an hour ago:

Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview.

Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours, and her explosive revelations are set to rock the trail.

But now a “civil war” has erupted inside of the network, an insider claims, on exactly when the confession will air!

As Drudge likes to say, developing…..

Update: Interview might air Thursday night.

Update 2: Newt’s daughters speak out:

The failure of a marriage is a terrible and emotional experience for everyone involved.  Anyone who has had that experience understands it is a personal tragedy filled with regrets, and sometimes differing memories of events. 
 
We will not say anything negative about our father’s ex-wife.  He has said before, privately and publicly, that he regrets any pain he may have caused in the past to people he loves.

17 comments

  1. ricstewart says:

    ABC is debating the ethics of airing the interview before the primary?
    What would be the ethics of withholding information if it’s relevant to Gingrich’s character, integrity, and ability to govern?

    • News agencies don’t like to be blamed (or credited) with impacting the outcome of an election. It’s a tough call, but as a voter, don’t you want to have as much information as possible before you vote?

      • Calypso says:

        “News agencies don’t like to be blamed (or credited) with impacting the outcome of an election.”

        Tell that to Herman.

        • Dave Bearse says:

          Tell Cain what?

          I recollect reports that Cain and/or his campaign were given ten days notice of the story’s release. The Cain campaign imploded as much from a lack of judgement and preparation concerning the story’s release as it did the alledged harassment and adultery.

  2. kdoc says:

    Here’s another possibility (no evidence of this – just a theory): the content of the interview isn’t really that great, but ABC wants to plant all sorts of doubts in people’s heads before the vote. If they air it immediately, and it’s just smoke and mirrors, then Gingrich comes out looking good. But if they just let the suspense simmer, Gingrich goes down, then the interview airs, and – lo and behold – it’s not that big a deal. But Gingrich is done by that time.

  3. ricstewart says:

    What could it possibly be to ruin his career? There are virtually no taboos in America anymore. As a culture, we have no shame and very low standards. Think of all the scandals that public figures have recovered from. Newt’s supporters already know about his affairs, divorces, and 84 charges of ethics violations.

    Besides, we all know the drill. As soon as any sort of scandalous allegations come out against a candidate, that candidate’s supporters immediately dismiss them as false.

    • KD_fiscal conservative says:

      “As soon as any sort of scandalous allegations come out against a candidate, that candidate’s supporters immediately dismiss them as false.”

      Exactly, and then the usual suspects start screaming LI’BER’AL BIAS. But the fundamental point there is, it doesn’t matter. Gingrich is losing by a 10 point margin, and as long as Santorum sticks around, Gingrich will lose. The is no question about it.

      Now on the other hand, if Santorum and Gingrich were really swerd, one would get out and the other will be promised a spot in the WH if the other wins.

  4. greencracker says:

    You should run a story when you get it unless you are waiting for legitimate followup info, like checking with other sources.

    You should definitely not dangle some crazy mess out in public like this.

    But, TV news is a different kind of beast from print.

  5. saltycracker says:

    “Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview.”

    She is on record supporting his causes but has said he doesn’t walk the talk in his personal life.
    If she has a bombshell, the timing and apparent “blindside Newt” handling is self-destructive scorn. ABC’s handwringing is rating baiting.

  6. Noway says:

    Old news, old story but Marianne sure is getting some much needed attention, huh? “Someone is interested in hearing what I have to say!” Oh, Goodie. What a sad, bitter woman.

  7. Noway says:

    Congrats, Marianne! You’re spiteful bilge just propelled Newt into the lead and quite possibly a victory. Can you say “backfire?”

    • elfiii says:

      Exactly.

      Who really wants to hear another jilted spouse’s “Woe is me” story anyway? Isn’t cable TV already full of that crap?

      I have “prurient interests” too just like everybody else. I’m just not that “prurient”.

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