Newt: Media Engaging in a ‘Scurrilous Smear’ Campaign Against Trump

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Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighed in on the recent allegations leveled against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump involving sexual misconduct. According to Gingrich, the media’s effort is intended to help his opponent Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and he described it as a “scurrilous smear” campaign. Transcript as follows: BILL O’REILLY, HOST “THE O’REILLY FACTOR”: Now, for the top story tonight, reaction, with us here in New York City, Newt Gingrich author of the new novel “Treason.” So where am I going wrong here, Mr. Speaker? NEWT GINGRICH, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: Sadly, I don’t think you are. It’s a pretty dark — O’REILLY: Scenario. GINGRICH: This is probably the worst presidential election in certainly the last 100 years. O’REILLY: I think it’s a worst in history looking at the Jefferson-Adams mudslinging which was pretty vicious. But not on this level with the press able to get out in a heartbeat anything the press wants to. GINGRICH: Yes. And a good friend of mine — who writes a blog in Minnesota wrote a piece Tuesday about what he called a news media coup d’etat. He said he’s seen bias before. But