Professor Newt demonstrates a fundamentally profound misunderstanding of Amendment 1.
“We’re going to serve notice on future debates,” [Gingrich] told Fox. “We’re just not going to allow that to happen. That’s wrong. The media doesn’t control free speech. People ought to be allowed to applaud if they want to.”
To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, the media paid for those microphones and can impose whatever code of conduct they choose.