When it comes to Chris Christie and Bridgegate, there is, as National Journal points out, a lot of “he’s getting what he deserves” attitude among Republicans.
I get that. Christie likes to stick his finger in other Republicans’ eyes. He unfairly demonized Republicans upset that the Sandy Relief bill was stuffed with unrelated pork.
Christie’s figurative wet, sloppy tongue kiss with Obama just before the election was dispiriting (and gross!).
I get all that, and I can’t really blame people for enjoying watching him twist in the liberal media windstorm, as they seek to take him out of the 2016 race.
This is not about Chris Christie. It’s about any number of other Republican candidates who will be met with the same faux-outrage and media-led obsession a year from now as the 2016 field begins to define itself.
Don’t feed the beast.
FYI, Chris Christie has received more scrutiny in the last two days than Obama has ever.— RB (@RBPundit) January 10, 2014
◼ There's Already 17 Times More Coverage on Christie Scandal Than in Last Six Months of IRS - Newsbusters
In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they've allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service controversy....
Since Wednesday night, NBC included six reports over 14 minutes and 14 seconds. CBS devoted five reports over 12 minutes and 27 seconds. ABC managed 4 stories over seven minutes and 47 seconds.
As a comparison over the last six months, NBC featured a scant five seconds on updating the IRS story. CBS responded with a minute and 41 seconds. ABC produced a meager 22 seconds.
◼ Nets give 'Bridgegate' 17 times more coverage in 1 day than IRS scandal in 6 months - Paul Bedard/Washington Examiner
◼ ‘Disgrace to journalism’: David Gregory asks horrifically stupid Christie question - Twitchy
GOOD NEWS, YOU GUYS! @DavidGregory is slowly starting to learn how to question authority again.— RB (@RBPundit) January 9, 2014
I'll take "Questions I Don't Recall David Gregory Asking at the Start of the IRS Scandal" for $400, Alex: https://t.co/mRaZMLo3Va— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) January 9, 2014
Hey, @DavidGregory, I'm looking, but I can't find the tweet where you say the burden is on Obama RE: IRS abuse. Can you link it? Thanks.— RB (@RBPundit) January 9, 2014