Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Christie won't blame the media, except when he will

Two weeks ago, asked about the controversy over Mitt Romney's 47 percent remark, Gov. Christie offered a defense in a radio interview that went after the press:

Christie won't blame the media, except when he will

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Gov. Christie responds to questions by ABC´s This Week host George Stephanopoulos. (LOU ROCCO/ABC News)
Gov. Christie responds to questions by ABC's This Week host George Stephanopoulos. (LOU ROCCO/ABC News) LOU ROCCO / ABC News

Two weeks ago, asked about the controversy over Mitt Romney's 47 percent remark, Gov. Christie offered a defense in a radio interview that went after the press:

"Some people in the media should just turn in their media credential and get an Obama For President credential the way they focus on things that people said back last May."

But yesterday, on ABC's This Week, Christie said media bias shouldn't be an issue: 

"I'm not going to sit here and complain about coverage in a campaign because as a candidate if you do that, you're losing."

Despite that warning, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan complained about media bias yesterday

And, it turns out, so did Christie. At almost at the same-exact time (thanks to the wonders of taped interviews) that he was shown saying he wouldn't complain about the media, Christie was on Meet The Press complaining about the media. When pressed on specifics about the Romney economic plan, he told host David Gregory

“I wish you guys were just as tough on the president.”

(Also last week, by the way, Christie said New Jersey Democrats are being supported by "their handmaidens in the press.")

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