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Only one time in last night's debate -- Newt Gingrich challenges CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer.
And it was over money.
Are you satisfied right now with the level of transparency.
As far as his.
Personal finances will -- you -- have a great relationship was like a long way.
I'm with him.
This is a nonsense question.
-- you made an issue of this this week when you said that he lives in a world of Swiss bank and Cayman island.
Bank accounts I didn't say that you do I did and I'm -- I have to say that on an interview on some judicial that this is a national debate we -- -- chance.
Get the for us to talk about a whole range of if you make a serious accusation against guys.
I was like -- just -- you need to explain them.
I joining us from Miami Bernie Goldberg is usually.
On Monday evenings but will be out of -- -- in case he never comes back we wanted to have a -- one last time today.
Yeah and I speak very very nice homes sit out January you know that -- That you know all you know that that CNN's suits the people behind the throne told blitzer.
-- you -- if he comes after you've been a slap him back you know you know more John King stuff.
You better go back -- him that's exactly what that was all about and I thought blitzer.
Did pretty good jobs and hey if you're gonna make a big deal out of it -- campaign.
It's right I'm gonna ask you that I know give me any garbage I would it done right.
Yet here here's here's my rule of thumb.
It's legitimate to go after a reporter or moderator.
If he asks you an unreasonable or unfair question that clearly shows his own biases.
But Wolf Blitzer asked a fair and reasonable question especially as you just said.
Since it was Gingrich who initially brought up the Swiss bank account thing earlier in the campaign.
You and you didn't notice though you did notice that the audience.
And booed Wolf Blitzer I think this is a reflexive.
Reaction I think the so called mainstream media has made a lot of enemies over the years by their own actions.
And as a result the audience reflexively.
Was -- -- I want a little bit different but but but let me just -- once asked but.
But Wolf Blitzer did absolutely.
In my view nothing wrong.
No and I think it was Newt Gingrich's supporters who booed but the people at home.
I don't think that they were mad at blitzer I I think I exaggerated -- And and I think they went wait a minute -- a difference between what John King did.
On the set up.
Coming right out of the box to make Gingrich look at -- an interesting thing I did it one of my rare pre interviews -- are doing a big article on why.
Fox -- has been number one for ten years and by the way I told his.
One name burning over.
That's why thank you but the -- whereas subject please -- reporter asked me if would you have asked the question that John King asked about.
The speaker's former wife and I said to him I would not have asked that question at the top of the interview because that gives -- right the accusation too much credibility.
You don't do that and when I did ask the question I would have framed it this way I would framed it this way.
speaker there's been an accusation by you or former wife which we at CNN have not been able to -- robbery.
Not -- able to -- -- okay.
Do you feel it's going to hurt your campaign I wouldn't -- said what the accusation was and I would've said we -- awhile corroborate it.
That would have been the way to do it.
But you know that these people who do these debates -- going to think about this stuff anymore they just write in your face.
Yeah and I think I think in that case was right in your face because.
John King was trying to start a food fight.
He was trying to get an audience and hold an audience right off the top of the program but that question could have been asked.
At the very end of the debate and -- Newt Gingrich had a problem with that then that would have been Newt Gingrich is problem.
But by asking it off the top of the debate.
With the reaction that they got to it it just.
It wasn't you said last didn't -- say it was a gift they get the.
Don't -- usually they have hitters they really thought they -- talk a little something and -- -- look.
Yet they gave they handed the South Carolina primary Newt Gingrich right there the media gave it to but it same exact sect.
It's the same thing that happened last night.
Gingrich and his handlers knew that was common and they knew that they were gonna go right after the messenger and blown out of the water and -- -- didn't work.
Did you work and you know when you run it work for Gingrich.
Gingrich would not.
Knocked out of the park and South Carolina.
But no no no in South Carolina but it didn't work last night off because the -- between last night in South Carolina your question South Carolina was not legitimate.
And and last night it was a -- is -- -- agreement NATO that the CNN people.
That they'd pull that Wolf Blitzer in a slap him a couple of times fruits.
And then they said hey that could this guy could that he man you -- go right back Adam we don't want any more this so you be ready.
And that's exactly what they told blitzer and Wolf Blitzer was ready and he went right back even less work.
You could -- you can only get away with that kind of thing if if you're -- candidate if you're in the right.
If if you're picking at every little thing and and you're not in the right and the person -- a legitimate question and you pull that.
It may work in inside the building but I think -- it doesn't work enough with the broader audience and that's my column by the way LA it'll plug in on billoreilly.com -- newspaper column this week -- --
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