Days after complaining about bias at the network, he reportedly ended an interview with a college newspaper when asked about Roger Ailes.
None of which is funny.
But this column by college newspaper reporter Memet Walker, recounting a subsequent interview with Gingrich?
It's very funny.
At a Tea Party rally in Greensboro Saturday, I had scheduled a private interview with the presidential candidate through his staff. His aide gave no preconditions; no topics were off limits. That's why I was so surprised when, before I had finished asking my first question, that same aide cut the interview short and prompted Secret Service to grab and briefly detain me as the former speaker was led away ... before I even had a chance on Saturday to relay Ailes' comments, his aide pressed his hands against me, and several Secret Service agents stopped me in my tracks.As I understand it, Gingrich prefers goods he purchases to be packaged in boxes of robin's egg blue.
"You're not asking that. You're done," his aide said. Not "Next question." Just, "You're done." I was surprised that they weren't ready for the question. I was surprised that they were so surprised I might ask it. To be honest, I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to keep up with the speaker in a tough back-and-forth. After all, in the struggle between politicians and members of the media, he's a pro; I'm an amateur. At my other job at a grocery store, my hardest-hitting question is usually, "Paper or plastic?"