The New York Times profiles new “Crossfire” co-host Newt Gingrich. Gingrich, who will represent the “right” side of the political spectrum alongside S.E. Cupp, was a vocal critic of the media in recent years. Now he is once again a part of it.
Mr. Gingrich gleefully bashed “the media elite” as a candidate, but now he is unquestionably a member. “Yes,” he agreed. “And I hope to move it to the right.”
It was all quite calculated. “Particularly in a Republican primary, taking on the media immediately resonated with almost half the primary voters,” Mr. Gingrich said.
Gingrich, a former contributor to Fox News Channel, argues that the last iteration of “Crossfire” failed because it had become a “talking points yelling match.” He, like CNN, insists that the new version will be more intellectual, but retain the fun of the original concept.