Drudge has the banner up. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich's ex-wife Marianne will emote on ABC on Thursday, conveniently before the SC Primary is held on Saturday. There's also a debate that evening.
That ex-wife must be a fan of the Speaker's rivals.
This is not news. This will be a rehash of what we already know. The speaker has been married three times.
The Associated Press said Marianne was seeing Gingrich before he and his first wife were divorced. It takes two and we assume she knew she was an equal and willing actor in whatever happened. Will she express shame for her role in breaking up a marriage? Do women ever do that?
In sharp contrast, ABC News didn't scoop the active affair former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was having with a filmmaker ahead of the 2008 General Election. Edwards was a viable candidate for the Democrats' nomination.
Did a legacy media outlet report Edwards' affair, complete with love child? No way. It was reported by The National Enquirer, the supermarket tabloid everyone likes to read but pretends not to.
Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky--also active when he was president--was scooped by none other than Matt Drudge.
John F. Kennedy? It took more than a quarter of a century for us to learn the truth about him and by various accounts, he was the king of philanderers.
Franklin D. Roosevelt? Same same.
ABC has stooped low, very frequently, in bias for the Democrats' party.
This is a new low. Gingrich and Marianne divorced more than a decade ago.
This isn't news. This will be a purely one-sided account. Is this woman getting paid for her interview?
Meanwhile, we're still waiting on a vetting of President Barack Obama. Media relied on Obama's memoirs to validate information about his intriguing and sometimes mysterious history.
Gingrich is a Republican. There's the difference.
Gingrich's daughters issued a well-framed statement about the situation. I don't think I could have been that nice about a woman that played a part in breaking up my home.
Comes to mind you could do a reality show with mistresses of former Democrat presidents. Channeling Monica.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Jan. 18, 2012)