Jumping around the TV talk show landscape Sunday morning, Chris Christie and his “I did not close that bridge” scandal dominated the confabs. Will he survive? Won’t he? Did he lie? Didn’t he? Is he gonna make it to 2016?
Former GE CEO Jack Welch has had it.
Watching Sunday shows illustrates hypocrisy of media...coverage of Christie on bridge vs coverage of Obama on IRS. CRAZY!!
— Jack Welch (@jack_welch) January 12, 2014
Many have taken exception to the inordinate amount of media coverage the Guv from New Jersey has received. Dems, like former Obama campaign strategist, Lis Smith, are prophesying his political annihilation.
— Lis Smith (@lis_Smith) January 12, 2014
And reporters like the New York Times’ Frank Rich think he needs better wingmen.
Is this best ally Christie can muster? Giuliani @ThisWeekABC as effective as he was defending Bernie Kerik.
— Frank Rich (@frankrichny) January 12, 2014
No matter how tired Welch or others are of the New Jersey head honcho, Time’s Mark Halperin rightly predicts the media – especially the ace reporters who broke the story – are not going to let up.
Coming @GovChristie problems: best US investigative reporters on the case; feature stories galore; Ds will hound RGA travel; NJ press tough
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) January 11, 2014
Can it really be that bad for the used-to-be Golden Boy? Just ask Tricky Dick.
.@GovChristie It's finished. Americans will not elect a fellow they see as angry. I have learned this in ways you know very well.
— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) January 12, 2014
Pizzagate! No, Pizza-fork-gate!
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) January 10, 2014
Boy did Bill DeBlasio make a cutlery faux pas. The Big Apple mayor can’t just pick up a slice and chomp on it? New Yawkers are not impressed.
— Jillian Jorgensen (@Jill_Jorgensen) January 10, 2014
New York Times’ video guy says give him a break.
Ease up on NYC Mayor DeBlasio and pizza thing. It's OK to eat w/ utensils if it's a loaded slice but they MUST be tiny and plastic though...
— Pedro Rafael Rosado (@prrosado) January 11, 2014
So why did he do it? Was he trying to be square?
— Oren Yaniv (@OrenNYDN) January 11, 2014
Best excuse in the book: my ancestors made me do it.
Can’t end without some mention of the Golden Globes which aired last night on NBC. Yes, I know it had nothing to do with politics.
But political reporters aren’t all work and no play. They brought their analysis to Hollywood’s big show.
Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg is angling to see the show’s hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, shine their talents on policymaking. As Bill Carter, New York Times TV reporter, tweets: they killed it.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler should deliver the State of the Union. Also, Chris Christie's State of the State.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) January 13, 2014
National Journal’s Ron Fournier equates the broken sewage pipe spill on the red carpet (cleaned up before the event) with, what else, the NSA scandal. Politico’s Dan Berman names the chief investigator.
— Dan Berman (@DHBerman) January 13, 2014
Yes, but what would they wear? I mean, come on, guys, that’s what’s really important. Right?
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