Cat Fight Between the Cheshire Cat and Fox News (UPDATE)

UPDATE:

The feud continues.

The man — the Daily News called him a “Cry Baby” back in 1995 — who “closed down the government because Clinton made him sit at back of plane,” now has an even more devastating revenge in store for Fox News.

Jeremy Peters over at The Hill informs us that Gingrich and Callista will be sitting at CNN’s table, not Fox, at the White House Correspondent’s dinner.

Referring to his newly found enemy Gingrich says, “They know I don’t care about their opinions … I don’t go to their cocktail parties. I don’t go to their Christmas parties. The only press events I go to are interesting dinners when the wife insists on it, so we’re going to go to the White House Correspondents’ dinner because she wants to. And we’re actually going to go to CNN’s table, not Fox.”

Talk about raising the food fight to a new gastronomical level.

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There is no love lost between Fox News and me and there is no love lost between Gingrich and me.

So it gives me great pleasure to read that — at least for the time being — there is no love lost between Gingrich and Fox.

According to the New York Times, “The fight for the Republican nomination is no longer just candidate versus candidate. It’s candidate versus Fox News.”

After Gingrich accused Fox News of dooming his flagging campaign by slanting its political coverage to Mitt Romney‘s benefit, of distorting its coverage of him and even accusing Rupert Murdoch of pulling the strings behind the scene, the Times reports:

“I assume it’s because Murdoch at some point said, ‘I want Romney,’ and so ‘fair and balanced’ became ‘Romney,’ ” Gingrich was quoted as saying. “And there’s no question that Fox had a lot to do with stopping my campaign because such a high percentage of our base watches Fox.”

And, unbelievably, Gingrich added:

In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year.

We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That’s just a fact.

What did Fox have to say about all this?

According to the Times:

In a prepared statement, Fox News said Thursday that Mr. Gingrich appeared to have other motives: “This is nothing more than Newt auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN. That’s the kind of man he is. Not to mention, he’s still bitter over the termination of his contributor contract.”

And you can take all this to the bank — along with $2.50 — and get a gallon of gas.

To read more of the delicious bickering between a faux candidate and faux news, click here.

Author: DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist