Newtron Bomb: ABC to Air Interview with Gingrich’s Ex-Wife After Debate, Before SC Primary; Updated

I’m cringing not because of what might be spilled in the interview, but because I’m deathly afraid Gloria Allred could be about to rear her ugly head yet again during the Republican campaign.

Via Drudge:

Marianne Gingrich has said she could end her ex-husband’s career with a single interview.

Earlier this week, she sat before ABCNEWS cameras, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

She spoke to ABCNEWS reporter Brian Ross for two hours, and her explosive revelations are set to rock the trail.
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ABCNEWS suits determined it would be “unethical” to run the Marianne Gingrich interview so close to the South Carolina Primary, a curious decision, one insider argued, since the network has aggressively been reporting on other candidates.

A decision was tentatively made to air the interview next Monday, after all votes have been counted.

Gingrich canceled a press conference on Wednesday to deal with the matter.

“He believes that what he says in public and how he lives don’t have to be connected,” Marianne Gingrich, Newt’s wife of 18 years, explained to ESQUIRE last year.

Forget about next Monday — as of right now the Marianne Gingrich interview is set to air on ABC’s Nightline, after the GOP debate on CNN Thursday night. I’ve heard it might air Friday as well. Either way it’ll almost certainly be broadcast before the South Carolina primary on Saturday.

This could be ugly. You know the old saying: Hell hath no fury like a woman you left for another woman you’re trying to make the First Lady of the United States.

Meanwhile, Gingrich’s daughters issued a statement to ABC News.

Update: Naturally some of this is being teased before the actual interview airs:

WASHINGTON — As the political world waits to hear what Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife had to say about their failed marriage in an interview that will air later today, the reporter who conducted that interview, ABC Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, told WMAL’s Morning Majority program that Marianne Gingrich claims her ex-husband wanted an ‘open marriage.’

“He came to her and said, ‘I want to stay married to you and still have an affair with Calista, his current wife,” said Ross. “According to Marianne, he said ‘You need to share me,’ and she said ‘I don’t want to share,’ and the marriage ended,” he added.

I’m listening to Laura Ingraham and she reminded everybody that Marianne Gingrich was seeing Newt while he was married to his first wife, so none of the involved parties are exactly “pure as the wind driven snow” as they say. I don’t know yet if ABC’s Brian Ross brought this up in the interview though.

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