Last night John Huntsman delivered his victory/concession speech (which was it?) for his third place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary. One of his main points concerned the decrease of trust the American public has for its major institutions. He said,

“The people of the greatest nation that ever was, the United State of America, no longer trust their institutions of power, and no longer trust their elected officials. And I say how did we get to this spot?…We are going to address the trust deficit.”

Newt Gingrich, in Saturday’s ABC Republican Primary, echoes the same trust deficit with the media as he stopped debate to make a point. In the midst of a series of questions over contraception and gay marriage, Gingrich says:

“I just want to raise, since we just spent this much time on these issues, I just want to raise a point about the news media bias. You don’t hear the opposite question asked. Should the Catholic Church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples? Which is exactly what the state has done.”

He continued:

“Should the Catholic Church be driven out of providing charitable services in the District of Columbia because it won’t give in to secular bigotry? Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration in a key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration? The bigotry question goes both ways, and there’s a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side, and none of it gets covered by the liberal media.”

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