January 20th, 2012
11:50 PM ET

Video: Dirty SC politics

Newt Gingrich becomes the target of fake e-mails sent to South Carolina GOP voters in an attempt to destroy his pre-primary surge. AC360’s Tom Foreman reports on South Carolina’s dirty politics.

Filed under: 2012 Election • 360° Radar • Tom Foreman
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  1. Greg DeLaurentiis

    I am wondering why no debate moderator has asked the Republican candidates to explain how they would manage the financial sector and the industrial sector with out regulations. It is apparent that with out regulation the financial sector will run with the bulls, and as was evidenced in the 28 years from 1980 to 2008 with out said regulation advantage will be taken. So the question is how will the candidates over see (regulate) these industries to protect the population? If they do not give specific answers ask the question again and again until they give you a plan, not a diversion answer about the current president or another candidate. That I would like to see. Hold them to answering the question.

    January 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  2. Gary Glenn

    How Newt manipulates the media to his advantage Newt Gingrich's 1996 GOPAC memo
    In fact, the new speaker of the House–who once described his goal as "reshaping the entire nation through the news media" (New York Times, 12/14/94)–has given a great deal of thought to the media and how to manipulate them. One Newtonian axiom is "fights make news" (Boston Globe, 11/20/94). Another skill he has taught to Republican candidates through his political organization, GOPAC, is how to create a "shield issue" to deflect criticism:

    January 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm |