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Brit Hume: ‘Old-Fashioned Tough Guys’ Like Christie Can’t Survive in Today’s ‘Feminized Atmosphere’
Mediaite ^ | January 12, 2014 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:24 PM PST by EveningStar

Brit Hume has himself a theory about why New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s got this nagging “bully” reputation hanging round his neck: it’s not his fault, see, he’s just a bull in the emasculated china shop of the world.

“In this sort of feminized atmosphere in which we exist today, guys who are masculine and muscular like that in their private conduct, kind of old-fashioned tough guys, run some risks,” Hume said on Sunday’s Media Buzz.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: brithume; chrischristie; christie; fortlee; hume; memebuilding; newjersey; newjerseyfatman; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; randsconcerntrolls; tpinos
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1 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:24 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Bump for LIKE even though I don’t like Christie


2 posted on 01/13/2014 12:26:47 PM PST by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: EveningStar

Nice try. No dice.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 12:27:24 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: EveningStar

Sorry Hume, Christie isn’t a “tough guy”.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 12:29:05 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: EveningStar

That explans why the RINO establishment threw Ted Cruz under the bus, right, Brit? /s


6 posted on 01/13/2014 12:29:06 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: EveningStar

I struggle to see the relevance.....


7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:30:01 PM PST by GotMojo
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To: Darksheare

Exactly. Brit is confusing “toughness” ie of principle and integrity with mafioso tactics.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:30:16 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: EveningStar

How about “they bring a knive, we bring a gun” Obama.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:30:52 PM PST by AU72
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To: EveningStar

What a silly load!


10 posted on 01/13/2014 12:31:46 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: EveningStar

The word brash comes to mind.

(No pun intended, bridge + crash = brash)

Caution: Objects may appear to be more solid until closely examined. Life and fame are vapour..and so is your pocketbook.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: EveningStar

12 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:05 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: EveningStar

“Old-Fashioned Tough Guys’ Like Christie...”

Whoa, whoa, whoa, back the train up... Krispy Kreme doesn’t even make my top 1 million tough guys list.

Actually he reminds me of the guy in Deliverance that gets violated by the hillbilly’s. And in the end isn’t that what is really happening to him by the liberal media...they are making him squeal like a pig.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:39 PM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: EveningStar

Brit, you have lost your mind.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:45 PM PST by mulligan
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To: mrsmel

What “mafioso tactics” are you talking about?


15 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:59 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: EveningStar

I think the main determinate to surviving these days is being white and being unable to pull the race card.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 12:33:16 PM PST by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: EveningStar

Brit Hume should go do something biologically impossible to himself. This goon went after Sarah Palin like a savage and is an addicted RINO Establishment type guy.

Sour grapes Hume.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 12:34:37 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: EveningStar

I can see why Britt Hume admires Christie,


18 posted on 01/13/2014 12:34:44 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: EveningStar

if richard J daley of chicago had shut down lake shore drive to punish a rogue alderman, i can only imagine the apology coming from the alderman would be barely heard over the hearty laughter of the press


19 posted on 01/13/2014 12:35:47 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: EveningStar

Definitely part of the problem...Ironic part is most of the women politicians who promote this feminized atmosphere are not too feminine themselves. Some are rough hewn like Jan Shakowski while other look like they belong to a dykes on bikes chapter like Barbara Mikulski

Hillary is non-feminine always has been except when she used to make an effort when Bill was president


20 posted on 01/13/2014 12:36:01 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: EveningStar

He’s got a point.

The metrosexuals are taking over our cities.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 12:38:33 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Darksheare

I agree. He tries to talk tough, but it comes through to me as a smart a$$, blow hard punk. It doesn’t work for him. A REAL tough guy doesn’t have to be bellicose and try so hard to be tough. . . he just IS, and everybody can see it and feel it. It is exuded in their “presence” . . . walk softly and carry a big stick.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 12:41:43 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: EveningStar

Used to be a HUGE Brit Hume fan, but he criticized Sarah Palin unfairly on at least one circumstance.

I have seen Sarah speak highly of him once since that, so if she can forgive him (assuming she even heard what he said) then so can I.

However thats not the only thing I have against him, he is not very conservative is basically the issue.

I still would have to consider him one of the better folks on Fox, but I heard him a few times dumping on Social Conservatives/Tea party folks to often.

I remember him especially fondly in the early days of Fox News, I heard him once on election night some years ago say...THIS IS GOOD FOR OUR SIDE, slip of the tongue, was speaking to Michael Barone on air.

Brit certainly had authority on Special Report during his run, to have Social Conservatives on his panel, but chose not to. I emailed him and his replacement Bret Baer on this issue multiple times.

Baer has actually answered my emails quite often, he does not agree with me that Special Report does NOT have Tea Party or Social Conservatives on the panel.

He wont admit that Tea Party Social Conservatives are only discussed in the third person on his program.

Fox latest moves are clearly moving farther left. The New Media guy, they got from CNN, his name slips my mind this moment, but feel like I am watching CNN when his show comes on

Like on CNN, the new show generally has 3 libs including himself with 1 moderate Republican for “conservative viewpoint??? Why did they ever agree to that?

As for Christie...I am rooting on the media dumping on him


23 posted on 01/13/2014 12:44:13 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: EveningStar

“muscular”?


24 posted on 01/13/2014 12:44:20 PM PST by Stingray51
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To: EveningStar
"...guys who are masculine and muscular ..."

Huh? He's a guy who looks like he never missed a meal.

25 posted on 01/13/2014 12:44:43 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of ObamaÂ’s America)
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To: EveningStar

I saw this live. I thought the woman next to him was going to fall off her chair.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 12:44:58 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: EveningStar

The thing about Crispie Donuts that almost none of the Marxist run press is talking about, is that ALL this crap coming out about him is a direct result of the Marxist regime in the WH. This is how the Kenyan works: He stabs his “pals” in the back to draw attention away from himself. I mean come on, the SAME week this stuff about Robert Gates comes out this happens? And the Marxist propaganda machine is going to stretch this out as far as they can.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 12:45:50 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: TheRightGuy
if richard J daley of chicago had shut down lake shore drive to punish a rogue alderman, i can only imagine the apology coming from the alderman would be barely heard over the hearty laughter of the press

And there you are. Essential distillation. Thank you.

28 posted on 01/13/2014 12:46:49 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: mrsmel

I should have said “hardball tactics”, the other word just came readily to mind because it’s New Jersey politics.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 12:47:34 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: RatRipper

Right on. Think about the meaning of the word “bully” vs words that describe true tough guys, no one would ever call “Dirty Harry” or even a real life figure like Dick Cheney a “bully”. That’s because they did hard things and stood behind their actions, firmly and politely.

I’ve said it several times on threads about Christie: the tone is set by the man at the top. Anyone who has ever worked for an executive or top management type knows that you don’t go around doing things without firmly knowing that your boss would approve of them. These people played “small ball” because that’s how their boss rolls.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 12:47:53 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: EveningStar
Brit Hume, Chris Christie, may I introduce to you Allen West
31 posted on 01/13/2014 12:48:31 PM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: dead

I should have said “hardball tactics”, the other word just came readily to mind because it’s New Jersey politics.


32 posted on 01/13/2014 12:48:43 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: EveningStar

Hume used to be pretty dead on. In this case, not even close.

Christie’s problem is with conservative base. And it has nothing to do with ‘Today’s Feminized Atmosphere’.


33 posted on 01/13/2014 12:48:48 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: EveningStar

Christie an old fashioned tough guy? No, I see him as a metrosexual girly-man.


34 posted on 01/13/2014 12:49:24 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: EveningStar

Vchristie should’ve said yeah, well thats the way we do things.

The feminists thrive in New Jersey so do
Tough guys

Republicans even traitorous ones like him, can’t survive in this media.

Brit won’t talk about the national and Obama scandals. He’s part of the problem


35 posted on 01/13/2014 12:50:42 PM PST by stanne
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To: EveningStar

On the flip side, Obama thrives in this feminized atmosphere.


36 posted on 01/13/2014 12:50:58 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: EveningStar

What a bunch of crap. Christie is a bully and a megalomaniac pure and simple. I’ve been around a VERY long time and have never lived through any American period/culture where Chrsistie’s behavior is acceptable. When is being a man defined as being a blustering, horrible, mean, charlatan? Cruelty and screaming has zero to do with being masculine. It is indicative of sociopathy.

Hume is a fool. Christie is bordering on sociopath.

What an insult to masculinity this was.


37 posted on 01/13/2014 12:53:38 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: EveningStar

Is Hume really this stupid, or does he just pretend to be so he can hide his RINO-Elitism behind Karl Rove’s considerable backside?


38 posted on 01/13/2014 12:53:56 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: EveningStar

Hey, Brit: There is a difference between being a tough guy, and being a bully.


39 posted on 01/13/2014 12:54:25 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: EveningStar

Phil Robertson...tough guy(sensible)

Christie...talk tough(sensationalist)


40 posted on 01/13/2014 12:55:06 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: EveningStar

There is no greater bully in politics today than Barack Obama.


41 posted on 01/13/2014 12:56:15 PM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: mrsmel

You were right. Mafia ‘Protection” works exactly like that.

“Nice traffic flow...shame were ta anythin happen ta it...”


42 posted on 01/13/2014 12:57:44 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: EveningStar
He's a weak RINO that gave up his principles in exchange for a photo op with the president.

More likely he never had an principles and was pretending at the beginning.

Christie = failure as a Conservative.

43 posted on 01/13/2014 12:58:09 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: EveningStar

I don’t think Christie is a masculine tough guy. He seems feminine, abrasive and he sports a big mouth—a bully. Though he would make a terrific feminist!


44 posted on 01/13/2014 1:01:00 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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An absurd perspective.


45 posted on 01/13/2014 1:05:13 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: EveningStar
The base will NEVER support Chris Christie.
46 posted on 01/13/2014 1:05:24 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Obama, Hillary and SNL are no doubt gearing up to make more political hay using their useful idiot, Chris Christie.

Lotsa cheering over at the DNC, I’m sure.

The masses will eat it up.

Hume is dead wrong. Chris Christie is a sellout. That much has been obvious for a long time.


47 posted on 01/13/2014 1:06:29 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: EveningStar

I have my reservations about Christie, but I like the guy. I like the way he says NO and sticks to his guns. Sure, the teachers’ unions hate him - he says NO and means it. Sure, the Dems hate him because he won’t re-up their Supreme Court pick. He just draws a line.

GAD, we so very much need people like that. I’ll take authentic and boundaried over a get-along appeaser any day of the week.


48 posted on 01/13/2014 1:07:39 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Gene Eric

The East Coast media Republicans LOVE Christie.


49 posted on 01/13/2014 1:07:54 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: EveningStar

Wow-Brit totally misses it.

This has nothing to do with being a tough guy/femi-nization etc.

The rino is a jerk and got busted. Sure, he’s getting more grief because he has an r in front of his name, but the r stands for rino and that why we love seeing him squirm.


50 posted on 01/13/2014 1:08:50 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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