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Ed Morrissey| WSJ Rips Gingrich for Defending Ethanol Subsidies





Ed Morrissey: WSJ Rips Gingrich for Defending Ethanol Subsidies

Newt Gingrich has been touring Iowa lately, attempting to generate interest in a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, and he’s been going the traditional route of defending farm subsidies, especially for ethanol.  Gingrich blasted the media for its skeptical approach to ethanol subsidies, especially the Wall Street Journal, saying that “big urban newspapers want to kill it because it’s working,” and then questioned the WSJ’s values.  The editors have responded in an unsigned editorial titled “Professor Cornpone,” and they give Gingrich both barrels:



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