There’s a new book coming out called Roger Ailes Off Camera: An Inside Look at the Founder and Head of Fox News and Vanity Fair has some excerpts from that book. He takes a few shots at Newt Gingrich, calling him a “prick” and a “sore loser.”
One day during the 2012 primary season, Newt Gingrich complained that Fox News’s support for Mitt Romney was responsible for Gingrich’s poor showing. Rick Santorum had made a similar claim when he dropped out of the race. Gingrich and Santorum had been Fox commentators before getting into the race, and Ailes found their complaints self-serving and disloyal. Brian Lewis, his spokesman, asked Ailes for guidance on how to respond to Newt. “Brush him back,” Ailes said. “He’s a sore loser and if he had won he would have been a sore winner.” Lewis nodded.
Ailes was silent for a moment and then added, “Newt’s a prick.”
Yep, that sounds about right. Newt is a buffoon. So is Ailes, of course.