Video below via Townhall, who writes "Of the 84 ethics charges filed (exclusively by Democrats) against Newt Gingrich, 83 were subsequently dropped due to a complete lack of merit or foundation in fact. The remaining charge is the subject of the below video. It too proved to be utterly baseless.
It's always good to keep the record straight."
This puts a bright light on Mitt Romney's latest television ad called "History Lesson," using a 1997 clip of NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw from Jan. 21, 1997, where Brokaw said "Good evening. Newt Gingrich, who came to power, after all, preaching a higher standard in American politics, a man who brought down another Speaker on ethics accusations, tonight he has on his own record the judgment of his peers, Democrat and Republican alike," to inherently and deliberately mislead Florida voters.
NBC has requested that Mitt Romney stop airing the ad using NBC News materials.
The NBC legal department has written a letter to the campaign asking for the removal of all NBC News material from their campaign ads. Similar requests have gone out to other campaigns that NBC says have inappropriately used clips from “Nightly News,” “Meet the Press,” “Today” and MSNBC material.
Is it any wonder that Newt Gingrich's new ad specifically says Mitt Romney is willing to "mislead, distort, and deceive just to win an election."
This type of dishonesty may be one reason that Mitt Romney's negativity rating has surged 20 points with Independents since November.
Seems ironic that Mitt Romney is going after Newt Gingrich using ethics charges that he was exonerated from by using questionable ethics of his own.