Newt Gingrich Is Very Serious

Day two of the old media's whiplash at Newt Gingrich's Birther remarks. Naturally, the press is ignoring a long history of both racially questionable statements and over-the-top extremist positions. And so they're really, really shocked that Newt would go full Birther.

Media Matters has a refresher course on Newt's history of fire-eating.

I would also add to the list his 2006 remarks about how we should rethink the First Amendment before "we lose a major city" -- at a dinner honoring the First Amendment, no less.