Give Newt Gingrich credit: he knows what Republican voters like. Rather than get sucked into the intraparty squabbles that are a mainstay of primary debates, time and again the former House Speaker made the media moderators the enemy to the delight of GOP crowds. "I'm frankly not interested in your effort to get Republicans fighting each other," he scolded Politico's John Harris at a Sept. 7 debate. "It's sad that the news media doesn't report accurately how the economy works," he complained at a Nov. 9 forum. When CNBC's Maria Bartiromo asked him to clarify what was inaccurate, he couldn't contain his scorn: "What? I love humor disguised as a question, that's terrific." But it all started at an Aug. 11 debate, when a question from Fox's Chris Wallace launched Gingrich into a tirade about "gotcha questions" and "Mickey Mouse games." His serial know-it-all act can come across as condescension, but his media-critic schtick has proved primary gold. Gingrich seems to climb in the polls after every testy exchange.