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NY Times Ready to Cover Chris Christie Exactly How They Covered Mitt Romney: Badly
Mediaite ^ | 12/27/2013 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 12/27/2013 5:18:22 PM PST by shepardspie33

If you thought the political press was taking stock of its 2012 election year coverage of Mitt Romney’s campaign and was preparing to make some course corrections in order to ensure fairer coverage of the GOP candidates ahead of 2016, you would be mistaken. Indeed, the New York Times appears to view 2012 not as an aberration but as a model for how to cover future Republican presidential campaigns.

The first indication that the Times is gearing up to make a Mitt Romney out of Chris Christie came in early December as “bridge-gate,” the allegation that New Jersey’s governor sought to punish the mayor of Fort Lee by closing two lanes of the George Washington Bridge for a traffic study for days in September after the mayor refused to endorse Christie’s reelection, burst off the pages of left-leaning blogs and into mainstream media outlets.

On the 13th, the Times covered “bridge-gate,” but an investigation into the supposed facts behind that case took a backseat to the Time’s preferred narrative; Christie, the “bully.” To cement that narrative, the Times quoted a variety of Democratic New Jersey lawmakers on the record who described how their confrontations with Christie made them feel bullied. Some even remarked how Christie had created an “atmosphere” which invited other state officials to treat New Jersey Democrats with contempt. Days later, a Times reporter told CBS News’ This Morning that, as the “front-runner for the nomination in 2016,” the governor’s bully reputation could seriously damage his national political prospects.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; election; nytimes; obama

1 posted on 12/27/2013 5:18:23 PM PST by shepardspie33
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To: shepardspie33

But wait a minute, I thought Christie was (Rush Limbaugh’s mocking voice) “an enlightened moderate, just pleasing to Washington’s eyes and ears.”


2 posted on 12/27/2013 5:21:46 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: shepardspie33

Not to worry.

NYT is certain to be all over Whitewater, cattle futures, Vince Foster, Billy Dale, “for the common good”, fjb, ashtray, the missing Rose Law Firm billing records, illegally obtained and retained F bi files, brain in a blender, Huma, Behghazi, “what difference does it make”.

Not.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 5:25:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: shepardspie33
Another one that signed up today to post a Christie piece. That's two I know of today.

/johnny

4 posted on 12/27/2013 5:27:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: shepardspie33

If they’re going to cover Christie properly,they will need to invest in some wide angle lens for their cameras.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 5:29:05 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: shepardspie33

Yep. Never forget this is “the paper of record” that endorsed Mondale in 1984 and Dukakis in 1998. No way are they EVER going to portray any Republican in a positive light against a liberal Democrat. Not even a ‘squishy moderate’ like Christie. They might throw him a token bone or two (the Times said nice things about H.W. Bush before proclaiming Dukakis the only acceptable choice for President in 1988). But that’s about it.


6 posted on 12/27/2013 5:30:02 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Unless Krispy Kreme is just a temp placeholder for Jeb.


7 posted on 12/27/2013 5:30:29 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: shepardspie33

Christie will fare no better than McRomney, McCain, McDole & McDullard, Inc.


8 posted on 12/27/2013 5:31:36 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: shepardspie33; Admin Moderator
Karl Rove, please stop sending your RINO fools.

Admin, kill this RINO troll.

9 posted on 12/27/2013 5:31:52 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Yeah. The premise is, any publicity is good publicity.

I ain't buyin'.

10 posted on 12/27/2013 5:32:43 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I think we are being targeted.

Again.

11 posted on 12/27/2013 5:33:27 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
I'm not voting for Christie. I did wonder why 2 different new posters signed up today and the only thing they did was post a Christie story.

/johnny

12 posted on 12/27/2013 5:34:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Chris Christie should best be covered...
With cat litter to hide the stench.


13 posted on 12/27/2013 5:34:38 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You don’t have to wonder. We’ve been targeted.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 5:35:02 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: shepardspie33
NYT used their 'old grey lady' status to nominate & set-up McLame....
.... So Obama could win in '08

Likewise--
Mitt "half-fast" Romney was cheered & falsely flaunted as GOP front-runner...
... so he could be similarly trampled in '12...

**************

It's time to stop permitting the lefties to nominate both sides of the national ticket....
... in order to gain their own preferred outcome....

Just sayin...

15 posted on 12/27/2013 5:46:24 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Lazamataz
Maybe Rove's office will figure out that running a liberal republican is a sure-fire way to lose another election and waste another billion dollars.

/johnny

16 posted on 12/27/2013 5:52:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL, dude, to those guys, that’s not a bug, that’s a FEATURE!


17 posted on 12/27/2013 5:54:31 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: shepardspie33
NY Times Ready to Cover Chris Christie Exactly How They Covered Mitt Romney: Badly

Don't worry. Christie has powerful friends who will step up to help when the time comes.


18 posted on 12/27/2013 5:59:12 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Another one that signed up today to post a Christie piece. That's two I know of today.

Good catch.

I never think to check that. Must start.

19 posted on 12/27/2013 6:00:19 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: shepardspie33

Yes, I read about that bully thing.

Sounds like the plan is that the fat man is goin’ down hard, no pun intended.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 6:01:14 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: shepardspie33
We know the drill. The MSM will swoon over Christie to make sure he wins the primaries. Once he's the candidate... they'll shift into gear and trash him, insuring Hillary's win.

This tactic worked last time, they'll use it again.

21 posted on 12/27/2013 6:01:23 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: BfloGuy
In the run-up to elections, we'll get a lot of new posters. Some will be legit. Some will be trolls.

A pattern of two brand new posters posting Christie stories as the first thing they do the day they sign up is just weird.

/johnny

22 posted on 12/27/2013 6:02:42 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

This thread should be pulled. Let’s not give fatso any free pub.


23 posted on 12/27/2013 6:03:06 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

i could care less. I am through backing establihment suck ups. If we are
Going the way of Rome, I say get there fast. No more Bushes , Romneys
Doles. Clear bold conservatisim. No more pragmatic socialism. God bless
Phil Robinson.


24 posted on 12/27/2013 6:03:35 PM PST by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: Farmer Dean

Wide angle lens also reqd to photograph Hillary’s backside, likewise.


25 posted on 12/27/2013 6:04:03 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done!s)
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To: miliantnutcase
Not my call, obviously. The ways of moderators are strange and unclear to mere mortals like me.

/johnny

26 posted on 12/27/2013 6:05:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: shepardspie33

I don’t vote for Vichy Republicans.


27 posted on 12/27/2013 6:06:04 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: shepardspie33

The lardass is a pus engorged zit on the ass(NJ) of America. The sooner he’s drummed out of the arena the better, even if it is by the NYSlimes.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 6:07:59 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: shepardspie33

I am sure the only republicans that will vote for that fat liberal from NJ get their news from the New York Times.


29 posted on 12/27/2013 6:16:59 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: shepardspie33

Why this early? Usually they wait until the target has the nomination...clearing the way for sacrificial lamb (to Hillary) Jeb?


30 posted on 12/27/2013 6:18:27 PM PST by caphillbabe
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To: caphillbabe
Nominating Jeb is just another way to lose an election.

/johnny

31 posted on 12/27/2013 6:19:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Do they still make fisheye lens.Or are they now known as the “Hillary Special”?


32 posted on 12/27/2013 6:34:12 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: shepardspie33

Wh.tever, n00b....


33 posted on 12/27/2013 6:34:39 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: shepardspie33
The NYT may support him in the GOP primary but recall the fable of the scorpion and the frog! The NYT could watch a shaft of golden light and choir of angels descend upon a Republican candidate and they would say that he is insufficiently multi-cultural and offensive to the Satanists!

IT IS THEIR NATURE!

34 posted on 12/27/2013 6:39:21 PM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: shepardspie33

I truly believe Christie looks in the mirror and sees a handsome, sexy man.


35 posted on 12/27/2013 7:19:59 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: shepardspie33

The difference is, though, that Christie has a much bigger mouth than McCain or Romney and engages in thuggish behavior against his perceived enemies.

It will be interesting to see the Christie vs. the NYTimes show.


36 posted on 12/27/2013 7:29:05 PM PST by BusterBear
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To: shepardspie33; Old Sarge

37 posted on 12/28/2013 5:33:01 AM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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To: shepardspie33

If Christie runs at least he will be a fighter. There have only been a few Republican fighters who actually seemed to want to be president. I make no difference in the primaries but it seems Christie would be the republican approved liberal the RINOs would want. They know how to pick losers and liberals.


38 posted on 12/28/2013 5:55:25 PM PST by Organic Panic
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