Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Scoobygate: Christie 'lies' to a 4-year-old

Two weeks ago at a town hall meeting, a 4-year-old boy asked Christie what his favorite TV show was. The gov dodged; he said he liked watching sports on TV. Then, he turned the question around on the boy: What's your favorite TV show.

Scoobygate: Christie 'lies' to a 4-year-old

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Gov. Chris Christie holds a news conference at the Metropolitan  Family Health Network  in Jersey City, N.J., on Monday, March 4, 2013, where he touted his decision to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  (AP Photo/The Jersey Journal, Reena Rose Sibayan)
Gov. Chris Christie holds a news conference at the Metropolitan Family Health Network in Jersey City, N.J., on Monday, March 4, 2013, where he touted his decision to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. (AP Photo/The Jersey Journal, Reena Rose Sibayan)

Two weeks ago at a town hall meeting, a 4-year-old boy asked Christie what his favorite TV show was. The gov dodged; he said he liked watching sports on TV. Then, he turned the question around on the boy: What's your favorite TV show.

"Scooby-doo," the boy said.

"When I was 4," Christie said, to the delight of the crowd, "my favorite show was Scooby-doo, too."

Except that was a blatant lie.

As reporters were quick to point out on Twitter -- and as was elucidated In a tongue-in-cheek column Sunday in the Star-Ledger's Politifact noted -- Scooby, Shaggy and the gang didn't exist when the 50-year-old governor was 4. If it was his favorite show -- and can we really know that for sure at this point? -- it would have been when he was 7, or older.

Stephen Colbert led his show last night with the faux controversy. "Sadly, a new scandal has exploded that could derail Christie's [presidential] ambitions," Colbert said. 

He added: "It turns out Christie was full of Scooby doo-doo."

Here's the tape:

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