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Newt Gingrich outed Brit Hume’s son and caused him to commit suicide. Allegedly.

Mar. 19, 2012

H/T Garth Algar.

Newt Gingrich is kind of a monster. But as a Fox News analyst, I expect Brit Hume to set his blood lust aside…

Brit Hume’s son Alexander “Sandy” Hume died 2/22/98…

Journalist for ‘The Hill’ newspaper in Washington, D.C., and son of Brit Hume, Fox News Channel’s managing editor.

He was a brilliant and savvy journalist, known for scooping larger media outlets on high profile stories. But in the predawn hours of February 22, 1998 he was arrested after his car stalled in some water after being perused by the Park Police down the Clara Barton Pkwy. Tragically, later that same afternoon, he committed suicide with a rifle.

Joe Scarborough implied that Sandy Hume’s suicide was related to rumors of a gay affair with Congressman Bill Paxon…

Sandy Hume’s BMW was stopped for going 75 mph on a 45 mph zone. Hume was drunk and taken to a police station, where, in a holding cell, he was caught trying to choke himself with a shoelace. At 9:30 a.m., Hume was admitted to the city mental health clinic for psychiatric evaluation. Hume was released later that day, and he returned home, where he shot himself in the head.

“Hume’s death represented an opportunity for revenge for some in the Armey camp,” writes Scarborough, who recounted a phone inquiry from a Wall Street Journal reporter. “Someone in Dick Armey’s office just told me that Sandy got the coup story by having a gay affair with Bill Paxon. Both knew the story was coming out and that’s why Paxon resigned and why Sandy killed himself,” said the reporter.

Although Joe Scarborough blamed Dick Armey, others always suspected Newt…

Some blamed Armey for leaking the information to stop Paxon. Some blamed Gingrich, since he benefitted most. Some blamed them both for the rumor.

Anyway, I’m pretty sure Sandy Hume is disappointed with his Father. I mean, really? Negative commentary is all the vengeance Brit Hume can muster?


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