• Newt Gingrich May Sue TV Station for Slandering His Bad Name

    Newt GingrichMitt Romney must really be rich, because he's still wasting money attacking Newt Gingrich. For those of you who've lost track of all the ups and downs in this bizarre primary, Newt's current poll numbers are so weak he's thinking about leaving them for younger, hotter ones.

    But, unlike a fancy Mediterranean cocktail, Newt's not taking this lying down

    Newt Gingrich's campaign is threatening to sue TV stations in upcoming primary states that are airing or plan to broadcast an ad from a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC accusing the former House Speaker of supporting the "one-child" Chinese policy that has been criticized as inhumane.

    The ad in question… asserts Gingrich "co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi that would have given $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China's brutal one-child policy."

    A letter from a Gingrich campaign lawyer sent to every TV station in the states with upcoming contests in the GOP presidential primary calls the ad fundamentally NOT TRUE, or as PolitiFACT.org put it — a "Pants on Fire" lie.

    If Newt Gingrich ever brings this case before a judge, he'll probably be held in contempt of court for reminding us all of the fire in his pants.

    Of course, it's unlikely Newt actually supported China's one-child policy. First, the bill in question contained a provision prohitbiting funding for coerced family planning. And second, if each couple just had one kid, there wouldn't be nearly enough minors to fill all of Newt's proposed child-janitor jobs.

    And let's be honest: Newt Gingrich has never supported one of anything, whether it's children, spouses or slices of cake. How could he favor a one-child policy when he doesn't even support a one-wife policy?

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    Tags: Advertising, China, Georgia, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans, Television


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