Talk about making a federal case. Quin Hillyer quite literally wants to make one against Newt Gingrich because he said the Winning Our Future PAC’s anti-Romney King of Bain video was based on mainstream media sources like The New York Times, The Washington Post and Bloomberg.
The Federal Elections Commission is not about to open up an investigation because Newt cited a handful of newspapers. Besides who can say if Newt has his information right? After all, The New York Times story on Bain Capital he frequently cited in the weekend debates in New Hampshire was actually published by Reuters. But even if Newt is right about the publications in question it’s not like these are obscure outlets. The FEC is going to need a lot more than that before it rises to the level of issuing a subpoena for Newt’s phone records.