Fiery Gingrich: Coverage of Trump Accusations 'Virtually a Lynching By the Media'
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich joined Sean Hannity to discuss the perceived media bias surrounding the presidential race.
Over the past week, a number of women have come forward alleging misconduct against Donald Trump.
At the same time, WikiLeaks has released a trove of email chains between Hillary Clinton and her staff, which have been very revealing, but have gone largely unreported by the media, the former Georgia representative said.
He cited a piece by writer Barry Casselman which called the press' apparent weighting of Trump's allegations over Clinton's emails as a "media coup-d'etat."
"It was an effort by the media to...destroy the chosen nominee of one of our two major parties," Gingrich said, characterizing it as "virtually a lynching by the news media."
"The way [Ronald] Reagan beat it was [through] a set of key messages that you know will win in the end--go right at Hillary as the most corrupt candidate in history," he said.
Gingrich also suggested Trump continue to attack Carlos Slim, Mexico's richest person, and a major stockholder in the New York Times.
"Go after...the amount of money from the Slim organizations [that] go to the foundation," he said, referinging the Clinton Foundation.
"If [Trump] hammers home the facts [at his large rallies]...he creates his own mini [news] network wherever he goes."