Headlining at the Drudge Report at this very hour is news of ABC's "bombshell interview" with Newt's second wife, Marianne Gingrich, which allegedly sheds light on some game changing facts about the candidate. The Drudge Report discloses that
Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband's career with a single interview.
Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned...
She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours. Her explosive revelations are set to rock the campaign. But now a "civil war" has erupted inside of the network, an insider claims, on exactly when the confession will air!
ABCNEWS suits determined it would be "unethical" to run the Marianne Gingrich interview so close to the South Carolina Primary.
Two things I'm having a hard time working out here. First, how is it ethical to leak news of a "bombshell interview" and to claim that said interview could be a total game changer, but then not to release the interview so that voters can decide for themselves whether the information divulged therein was indeed important? Second, is there really anything that a spurned ex-wife could say about Newt Gingrich—a man whose personal life we've all long known to be a [hopefully formerly] disheveled mess—that could potentially damn his chances in the upcoming South Carolina primary?
Update 7:06pm PT: AP reports that the interview will be aired Thursday, before the SC primary.
Update 4:35pm PT: According to The Drudge Report, "a decision was tentatively made to air the interview next Monday, after all votes have been counted."