Christie Rolls Over Media As They Roll Over For Him

I do not blame Chris Christie for wanting to be president. I do blame him for looking to achieve that aspiration by pandering to a media establishment that seeks out and rewards ‘entertainers’ for ratings over serious debate of real issues.  As long as he brings a donut as a prop he gets a pass on the dodgy facts that tag along.  Stephen Colbert took notice of Governor Christie’s latest act:


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Apparently nobody on those programs chose to challenge whether 143,000 new private sector jobs was something to brag about when you consider that the national unemployment rate dropped from 9.8% as of January, 2010 to 7.3% while the New Jersey unemployment rate dropped from 9.7% to 8.5% ranking the state ahead of only seven other states and the District of Columbia.

You would think that the research departments of these media outlets consisted of a couple of interns trolling the internet and if it doesn’t appear on Twitter, Facebook, or Naked News it doesn’t get into the host’s notes but that still does not excuse lying down for a manufactured celebrity guest at the expense of journalism.

The strategy may well work for Christie and his crew of donors to get where they want to go…..which is why we get what we have come to deserve.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tough Love on November 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Amen !

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  2. Posted by Thomas H. Foregger on November 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    How does he focus on his job as Governor while visiting 4 different sunday talk shows?

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  3. Posted by denss dunigan on November 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

    John ,usually your articles are accurate but you have succumb to the Obama BS …take a look at the labor participation rate and say with a straight face our nations unemployment rate is 7.3%It measures the labor force participation rate amongst white males 20 and over. we are the lowest level in over 20 years .America have over 110 million people unemployed ,most of which aren’t even counted by the feds .
    Rather than claiming this is disingenuous notion that NJ’s high unemployment rate as compared to the nations how about the high taxes that drive out factories and workers .Do you believe the new min wage increase will have companies banging on our door to start a factory ……

    http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?id=LNU01300028,

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    • I am with you on the phony unemployment numbers and maybe I should have inserted that in the blog but the point was the comparison between New Jersey and the rest of the country. Assuming those numbers are stilted equally it means that NJ has done much worse than the rest of the country over the last few years under Christie and those 143,000 new jobs (wherever they might be) are nothing to brag about.

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      • Added ‘broken’ NJN news. New Assemby Speaker stated the NJ Pension funds will be balanced in just 3 or 4 years as the 1/7 payment added yearly is half way there.
        Compltely misunderstood!

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        • Posted by Tough Love on November 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

          Wow, I missed that comment from the new speaker.

          I suppose that either he doesn’t realize that the (financially absurd) 7-year grade in will ADD $15-$20 Billion to the underfunding, or simply thinks the underfunding “disappears” if you finally arrive at paying the full ARC.

          It’s so sad that our State is run by such incompetents.and charlatans.

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        • Posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

          Most of the “new” jobs created are either part time or retail. The biggest job growth has been seen in bar tending and waitressing jobs. Always a new restaurant or store opening

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