John King: As you know, your ex-wife gave an interview to ABC News and another interview with The Washington Post. And this story has now gone viral on the internet. In it, she says that you came to her in 1999, at a time when you were having an affair. She says you asked her, sir, to enter into an open marriage. Would you like to take some time to respond to that? Gingrich: No, but I will. I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. And I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that.

Newt Gingrich responds to CNN's John King about his ex-wife's claims that Newt asked for an open marriage. Instead of answering the question, Newt rallied up the audience and attacked the very question itself on January 19th, 2012.