A lot of people were surprised that Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary on Saturday. I was too. Especially given that the media released an interview with his second wife just the day before talking about his alleged desire for an "open marriage." But looking back at this, it is obvious that of course this helped him. As the media pounded him on his personal life (of course it may be true, but it's still just an allegation), most people see this as the powerful media, once again, trying to influence the elections, and trying to damage and even ruin certain candidates.
I agree with Glenn Beck on this one. The win was all about ABM - Anybody But the Media! And South Carolinians wanted to show they would not only not be swayed by the media, but if anything, they would rise up against it.