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Campaign 2012 / Santorum and the Media / A Discussion #1015073

CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 17, 2012
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(Studio: John King) The controversy over presidential candidate Rick santorum's response to super PAC donor Foster Friess' gaffe about contraception examined; Friess shown. [With Charlie Rose on "CBS This Morning," SANTORUM - calls it "gotcha" media.] Santorum quoted in "The National Review" about Friess and the media. [Earlier, presidential candidates Newt GINGRICH, Herman CAIN, Rick PERRY - complain about the media's gotcha questions.] The CNN and other media coverage of the issue of Barack Obama's pastor reviewed.

(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with CNN's Mary Matalin and Ron Brownstein† about Santorum and the media. [BROWNSTEIN - says this is secondary in the Republican race now; assesses Santorum's appeal and whether he can consolidate the populist blue color vote.] [MATALIN - explains Santorum's frustration while campaigning; comments on Santorum in Michigan.]

King, John

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