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Gingrich Campaign Continues Media Bashing to Solicit Bucks

2/02/2012 6:51 PM Eastern

Newt Gingrich's campaign continued to hammer on the media as a campaign strategy, specifically relative to fund-raising.
In a "dear supporter" e-mail Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate blamed the "elite media" for playing "gotcha" and continuing to "lob false and baseless personal attacks and highlight the negative advertising."

It would be hard not to highlight negative ads recently, however, given that according to one report, 93% of the campaign ads in Florida were attack ads.
Gingrich capped the criticism with a request for donations, up to $2,500 for the primaries and another $2,500 for the general election.
Gingrich has been consistent in his characterization of the mainstream media as out to attack Republicans and re-elect President Obama.

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