Monday, February 8, 2016

Christie gets Time cover -- but he looks like a mobster

Is Chris Christie the real-life Tony Soprano?

Christie gets Time cover -- but he looks like a mobster


Is Chris Christie the real-life Tony Soprano?

That's what Christie said he thought when he saw the cover of this week's Time magazine, which depicts him in a tough-guy pose. The headline is "The Boss." The caption says he is the "master of disaster."

We're not sure what the article is about, and Christie wasn't even interviewed for it, but Christie said today the picture makes him look like Soprano, played by James Gandolfini in the hit HBO series about the New Jersey mob, "The Sopranos."

And, well, he has a point.

"I'm reporting Time magazine to the like anti-Italian Defamation League. I mean look at that thing with ‘The Boss’ underneath it, I mean come on. I can't wait for that to come home for my kids to see it," Christie said, jokingly, on Fox Business Network's "Imus In The Morning" (see below).

But Andre' DiMino of the Italian-American One Voice Coalition is not joking. He told the Star-Ledger that although the cover made no mention of the fact that Christie is part Italian-American, “in the rest of the country this will just put out that subliminal message that Christie and the mafia is the same...They still have to go back to that negative, lowest common denominator of making that connection."

Regardless, there's definitely one crime committed here -- of the journalistic kind. Isn't that picture just like this one last year in The New York Times magazine?

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Christie Chronicles Inquirer Blogger
Also on
letter icon Newsletter