A question from a viewer, Phil in Virgina, read by Diane Sawyer during tonight’s GOP debate on ABC culminated with Newt Gingrich taking a shot at the news media, which got a round of applause from the audience at St. Anselm College. At issue: gay marriage. After candidates Gingrich, Santorum, Huntsman, and Romney had their say — all opposed to it — Gingrich added:
I just want to raise the point about the news media bias. You don’t hear the opposite question asked. Should the Catholic church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples? Which is exactly what the state has done. Should the Catholic church be driven out of providing charitable services in the district of Columbia because it won’t give in to bigotry? Should the Catholic church
find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivering of service because of the bias of the administration? The bigotry question goes both ways. There’s a lot more anti-christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side. None of it gets covered by the news media.