Election 2016 The Media

Christie Changes His Mind, You Should Keep Reading About Him

Written by SK Ashby

On Sunday Governor Chris Christie told NBC's Chuck Todd that people need to "stop reading the newspaper" but Christie protested on Fox News last night that they don't cover him enough.

When asked by host Megyn Kelly about Trump's popularity, Christie said Fox News should cover him more and Trump less.

“You have to be more exciting and then we would cover you more,” Kelly shot back. [...]

“Your ratings will go through the roof. Skyrocketing!” Christie said, adopting his best Trump impression. “You want ratings? Christie is ratings. Ratings, Megyn. Total ratings. Big! Very big!”

This is embarrassing.

It's telling that Christie barks at Chuck Todd and says we need to stop reading stories about him, but he begs Fox News to give him air time. It's as if he knows Fox News will give him preferential treatment while other outlets may be slightly more objective.

When Christie said we should "stop reading the newspaper," he should have been more clear and said we should stop reading liberal newspapers.

You don't actually have to visit a liberal news outlet to find negative stories about Christie, but I'm sure he believes you do.