Fox News Returns Fire: Newt 'Auditioning for CNN'

Fox News Returns Fire: Newt 'Auditioning for CNN'

As we saw yesterday in the bloodless efficiency with which Fox News quickly hunted down and terminated Gawker’s mole, the number one name in cable news is never one to be shy about public battles, especially battles others choose to make public.

Today, Fox News dropped a nuke on their one-time contributor, Newt Gingrich.

TV Newser:

On Wednesday Gingrich told a Tea Party group in Delaware that, “CNN is less biased than Fox this year,” adding, “We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of FOX, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of FOX. That’s just a fact.”

A Fox News spokeswoman tells Yahoo! News‘s Dylan Stableford, “This is nothing other than Newt auditioning for a windfall of a gig at CNN — that’s the kind of man he is.”

“Not to mention, he’s still bitter about the fact that we terminated his contributor contract.”

Yeah, that’s going to leave a mark.