Gingrich: Lindsay Lohan Gets More Press Than Policy Does

GOP candidate sneers at New York Times, others for hyping celebrity news.

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How bad does the media suck? Just ask Newt Gingrich, the man of a 1,000 ideas who sounds jealous that the establishment press has gone all-Hollywood.

"If you look at the front page of the New York Times [Sunday] which devoted I believe one quarter of the front page to Lindsay Lohan above the fold? It should tell you all need to know about the current state of where we are," says the former House speaker. [See a photo roundup of Gingrich's career.]

His complaint: "We're in a society in which gossip replaces serious policy."

Check out what he had to say about gossip vs. policy coverage at today's Christian Science Monitor newsmaker breakfast that Whispers attended. [See a slide show of 11 reasons why Newt Gingrich could win the nomination.]