Gingrich under fire from conservative media

By Beth Fouhy

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Jan. 27 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accompanied by his wife Callista disembarks from a airplane Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Miami, Fla.

Matt Rourke, Associated Press

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NEW YORK — Forget the so-called liberal media. Newt Gingrich's most ardent critics are now conservative pundits and columnists.

Many of them have launched aggressive campaigns to discredit the former House speaker and trip up his run for the Republican nomination.

To hear columnists Ann Coulter and Charles Krauthammer and the conservative media aggregator Matt Drudge tell it, Gingrich is an inconsistent conservative who didn't fully support President Ronald Reagan. They say his undisciplined nature mirrored that of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s.

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