TAMPA, FL — Newt Gingrich, who regularly sparred with what he described as the “elite media” during the Republican primaries, is now working with The Washington Post Company.
At this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Mr. Gingrich is debuting “Newt University,” a series of academic-style classes he’s conducting at a Hyatt hotel near the RNC festivities. Newt University is being “presented by the Republican National Committee,” which has paid KAPx, a division of the educational company Kaplan to run the courses. As noted on the Newt University website, Kaplan is “the largest subsidiary of The Washington Post Company” and is wholly owned by the media company.
If there’s one person whose career hasn’t yet been permanently altered by the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, it’s the publicly-elected prosecutor who, for now, is forging ahead with the case.
As the case against DSK softened, the criticism of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has increased. The effort to defend Vance got a boost last night when former Mayor Ed Koch and former State Comptroller Carl McCall praised him on NY1.
Koch: “District Attorneys should be praised for justice, not for convictions. You don’t want someone who says ‘every case that I have we’re going to get a conviction otherwise there’s a miscarriage of justice.’ Under the law, the District Attorney is required to give any evidence to the defense that can exculpate the defendant. I think he should be praised, not condemned.”