Williams Boasts of Serving as Gingrich's Foil, Krauthammer: King Earned Reward from Gingrich

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Newt Gingrich wouldn’t have won the South Carolina primary if not for two journalists who served as his perfect foil at two debates in the days before Saturday’s contest, Juan Williams and Charles Krauthammer contended Saturday evening (January 21, 2012) on FNC.

“I was expecting a check,” quipped Williams who had challenged Gingrich Monday night about comments “intended to belittle the poor and racial minorities.” Williams suggested he and CNN’s John King, “the guy who asked him about his problems with his second wife,”  split the check 50-50.

A few hours later, Krauthammer predicted that “if Gingrich wins the presidency,” King “is going to have a gilded seat in the White House briefing room. It’s going to be an endowed chair, because that, I think, was the moment.”

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.