Newt and the Media

by Daniel Foster

 A reader makes an interesting argument about the source of Newt’s rise:

Why is Newt attracting Republican base voters who aren’t taken with Mitt?  I think it’s because he’s running against the media more than he’s running against the other candidates.  Like Palin, he’s saying things the base wants to hear being said: the right’s version of “speaking truth to power.”  Romney is more cautious in this respect, and the base wants red meat.