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Christie's Time cover upsets N.J. Italian-American advocacy group
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Posted on 01/09/2013 1:31:58 PM PST by SMGFan

A New Jersey-based Italian-American advocacy group is upset with the portrayal of Gov. Chris Christie on Time magazine's cover this week.

“To me, it was just the typical smearing of Italian-Americans ,” said Andre’ DiMino, president of the Italian-American One Voice Coalition. “Regardless of who the person is, but making it look like a mug shot and saying ‘boss.’”

Christie took issue with the cover layout in an appearance this morning on “Imus in the Morning,” suggesting it made him look like a mob boss and was “not kind.”

DiMino said 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
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They never portrayed Mario "The Pius" as a mafioso but he certainly "acts like" one as per Father of the Year Slick Willie

Never knew Christie was Italian

1 posted on 01/09/2013 1:32:05 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Never knew Christie was Italian

I believe he's half Italian, half Irish or some such.

It's tough when an Italian man marries an Irish woman, serious donwgrade in cooking.
2 posted on 01/09/2013 1:36:37 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: SMGFan

3 posted on 01/09/2013 1:37:08 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SMGFan
He's Italian on his mother's side and is definitely Jersey-Italian. Italian-Americans are still considered politically-incorrect and, therefore, ripe for mockery.
4 posted on 01/09/2013 1:37:48 PM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SMGFan

I don’t care for racial “advocacy” groups, especially not for groups that are barely even a subculture, let alone an ethnicity. But that cover is stupid. I don’t know why they always have to have these close-ups with blank stares that make people look like weirdos.

If it’s a lib they’ll usually soften the image, leave it a little out if focus. But they do it to them, too. Warren Buffet, I remember, looked like a troll on one cover or another. They gave Paling a disturbingly extreme close up, with the excuse that they were zooming in on her daring, or something which related to the article. But she was still hot, so no harm.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 1:40:31 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: SMGFan

He was always a one trick pony. A loudmouth who would argue and give smart remarks to union teachers. So everyone thought he was something he wasn’t. Beyond that one thing that made him famous, he might as well be a democrat. And he is FAR too cozy with moslems.

He thinks he can redeem himself after his treachery a few days before the election. He is finished. Besides, no way a slob like that could get voted president.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 1:41:14 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SMGFan

It appears the shrill cry of racism is not only found in the Amish.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 1:42:42 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Tublecane

Whoops, that’s Palin and zooming in on her earing. Stupid kindle.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 1:42:49 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: SMGFan
The TIME cover is a stunt typical of their attack on anyone perceived to be insufficiently "Liberal."
9 posted on 01/09/2013 1:43:45 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Tublecane

“I don’t know why they always have to have these close-ups with blank stares that make people look like weirdos”

And these idiots pose for them too, doing everything the photog says like a fashion model. Totally gay.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 1:44:03 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SMGFan

I don’t even think a centerfold could capture all his “greatness”....(s)


11 posted on 01/09/2013 1:44:55 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SMGFan

Since the IA community took first dibs, I guess Springsteen is out of luck for the gripe fest over the magazine appropriating his street name.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 1:47:42 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: illiac

Two laps around him is an Olympic event.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 1:48:49 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Mouton

LOL!


14 posted on 01/09/2013 1:51:37 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SMGFan

Cake “Boss”


15 posted on 01/09/2013 2:05:58 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: illiac

True, but would you want it to?


16 posted on 01/09/2013 2:09:23 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Absolutely not!


17 posted on 01/09/2013 2:13:13 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: SMGFan

Dat fat guy on dat mag eat too many canoli. Bada-bing.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 2:16:15 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SMGFan

19 posted on 01/09/2013 2:18:40 PM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: SMGFan; Dr. Sivana

His mother of Sicilian descent (Grasso). His father is of Scottish and Irish descent.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 2:26:18 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: Tublecane
They gave Palin... a disturbingly extreme close up

That was Newsweek, not Time. Time was pretty decent to Palin. But here is another conservative who got "the treatment":


21 posted on 01/09/2013 2:34:30 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: SMGFan

why does anyone still read TIME magazine?


22 posted on 01/09/2013 2:39:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DesertRhino
And these idiots pose for them too, doing everything the photog says like a fashion model.

Not necessarily. Professional cameras have very fast motors that take multiple shots per second, bam!bam!bam!bam!bam!

Nor do public figures have control over which shots are used -- the editor does. For all you know, the photographer just said something disgusting or insulting to Christie, and this was his completely unposed reaction.

23 posted on 01/09/2013 2:43:34 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: SMGFan

The Krays. Don't mess wif dem.

24 posted on 01/09/2013 3:36:51 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: SMGFan

25 posted on 01/09/2013 3:45:45 PM PST by mirkwood
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To: miss marmelstein

His Irish half isn’t so sensitive and can take a joke.


26 posted on 01/09/2013 3:46:40 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SMGFan

He talks like a wannabe wiseguy why shouldn’t he be portrayed that way?


27 posted on 01/09/2013 3:49:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Mouton

He could go “zorbing” without the plastic bubble.


28 posted on 01/09/2013 4:10:04 PM PST by wvguy
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To: DesertRhino
...So everyone thought he was something he wasn’t...

That's right and he fooled a lot of Freepers. Remember a couple years ago (I'm guessing about the time frame) when they thought ol' Christie was the cat's meow and surely should be the Republicans' nominee for president?

We see that a lot on FR. Scott Brown is another example that Freepers went gaga about.

29 posted on 01/09/2013 8:08:55 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: 9YearLurker

Christie can take a joke? He seems pretty thin-skinned to me (only thin thing on ‘em!)


30 posted on 01/10/2013 5:39:43 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

That’s his Italian half! ;-)


31 posted on 01/10/2013 5:53:57 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: DesertRhino; Albion Wilde
And these idiots pose for them too, doing everything the photog says like a fashion model.

Not necessarily. Professional cameras have very fast motors that take multiple shots per second, bam!bam!bam!bam!bam! ...Nor do public figures have control over which shots are used -- the editor does.

Well, then the photo-victims need to craft the cover photo they want and submit it to the RATagandist "editor".

Take it, or leave it.

32 posted on 01/10/2013 6:00:00 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: SMGFan

Quite frankly, I do no see what Christie did post Sandy that everyone is raving about.

Supplies were not pre-positioned, even with a week;s notice of the storm. The NJ Transit officials who parked the rolling stock in the lowest yard in the system for the storm, are still n the job after one third of the rolling stock and engines were flooded.

Gasoline station lines after Sandy were longer than in 1974, the first gas crisis.

If it were not for the churches and civic groups that organized REAL relief efforts in the days and weeks after the storm, the event would have been a total disaster. And based on emails between his office and me, he still refuses to believe that non-union utility crews were turned away from NJ by the unions, in spite of documented evidence proving the point. FEMA has been another disaster inflicted on NJ, but Christie saves his ire for John Boehner and the GOP. No mention of Harry Reid holding up the aid bill and then porking it up to an almost unrecognizable state.

It turns out that Hurricane Irene in 2011 was a dress rehearsal for Tropical Storm Sandy a year later, and Irene was another disaster, with hundreds of thousands without power for a week or more. In densely populated NJ, that is unbelievable. Obviously, lessons were not learned.

He is like a male Christine Todd Whitman.Another GOP wonder who ended up disappointing greatly.

His shameless pandering to the Traitor-in-Chief was disgusting. And to Bruce Springsteen as well.

Other than a few photo-ops, he really did not spend a whole lot of time at the shore, even though Trenton is only one hour away to the west.

I left Jersey six years ago, but have family still there, in Toms River, which was hit hard by Sandy(8,000 structures destroyed in a town of about 100,000). They all want to leave.

The shame of it is, NJ is one of the most beautiful states in the USA—it has everything-—tremendous beaut, mountains, farms, vistas,beaches, history going back almost 350 years—— once you leave the Turnpike corridor, but it has been pillaged by both parties for the last 30 years.


33 posted on 01/10/2013 6:23:25 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Well, then the photo-victims need to craft the cover photo they want and submit it to the RATagandist "editor". Take it, or leave it.

With all due respect, you live in a fantasy world about how publishing is done. However, I agree that public figures, especially on the right, cannot just take for granted that publications will be fair or kind, and should always use an agent and a contract approval clause for a portrait. It won't stop the widespread use of unflattering candids in the public domain, however.

34 posted on 01/10/2013 9:21:40 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: Albion Wilde

When I say “they” I lump in all popular magazines. For what is the difference between Time, Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, etc., really?


35 posted on 01/10/2013 10:19:13 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: SMGFan
On his mother's side. You can kind of guess from his complexion and features.

If you meet somebody from Jersey and can't automatically "place" them ethnically, Irish or Italian are as good a place as any to start.

In any case, Chris Christie certainly didn't look much like Tom Kean or Christine Todd Whitman or any Frelinghuysen.

36 posted on 01/10/2013 10:29:19 AM PST by x
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To: Albion Wilde
With all due respect, you live in a fantasy world about how publishing is done.

With all due respect...who cares? The news-rag business is all but dead. Screw those RAT magazines, my last comment was take it or leave it....no photo.

If "the press" can sue websites for reproducing their articles without permission, then individuals should also be able to sue for unauthorized use of the "intellectual property" of their images.

37 posted on 01/10/2013 12:32:56 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: onyx

What a sick, disgusting pig. Doesn’t this fat slob have any self-respect? He ought to be ashamed of himself.


38 posted on 01/10/2013 12:34:45 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I think he loves the sound of his own voice.


39 posted on 01/10/2013 4:59:10 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Albion Wilde
Screw those RAT magazines

Sorry, now I see, in retrospect, that I should have said:

Screw those RAT-rags.

40 posted on 01/13/2013 5:38:18 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: SMGFan

He fit on the cover?


41 posted on 01/13/2013 5:40:43 AM PST by jersey117
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