Gingrich: SNL’s Palin skits are ‘slander’ ‘worthy of a lawsuit.’

Bashing the “elite” media as usual on Fox News last night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich claimed that Saturday Night Live’s skits mocking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin were “vicious” and a “total distortion of who Governor Palin is.” Gingrich said that some of the sketches, particularly one mocking reporters for pursuing unsubstantiated claims about the Palins, “were slander and were worthy of a lawsuit.” Watch it:

Later in the segment, Gingrich proved that some of his complaints about the media are unfounded by claiming that the New York Times “hasn’t looked into” Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) time at Columbia University. In fact, a year ago, the Times ran an investigative article examining Obama during that time.