Chris Christie forces Chuck Todd to shut-up he got his spin out
Chris Christie showed that he still has it. He still knows how to bully those who would let him do so. Chuck Todd was the recipient this morning in a segment of his interview with Chris Christie before he later slightly regained his footing as the one who should command the interview.
Chuck Todd was attempting to make Chris Christie take responsibility for his bad hires. When he invoked Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey David Samson, one of Christie's most important appointees, Chris Christie went into bully mode by finger pointing and hyperventilating.
"First of all," Chris Christie responded in an agitated manner, "You have absolutely no idea, you have no idea as you sit here today that he did anything wrong. Nor does anybody else. So let's stop just reading the newspaper. OK? Let's stop reading the newspapers and just blathering back what that is. OK? Here is the bottom line."
During that statement, what did Chuck Todd interject? "Fair enough ... stop reading the newspaper on this." Chuck Todd simply went quiet and gave the platform to Christie to tell the story his way. Chuck was neutralized. He asked no questions about the U.S. Attorney investigation of Samson nor the new subpoena nor any other important issues on BridgeGate that reflected at best poor Christie leadership or at worst corruption.
Inasmuch as Chris Christie is 11th among 16 Republican candidates he continues to keep his spunk and the media continue to fear him. CNN kept him in the 1st tear Republican Primary debates even though he fell from being a top ten candidate. How did they resolve that problem? They made it the top eleven.
I must repeat. The reason Americans are misinformed is because many in the media fear some politicians for several reasons. They fear an implied power that is only there because a feeble corporate controlled media allows them that power. Another reason was expressed in no uncertain terms by Chuck Todd a few months ago when he had this exchange with Lewis Black.
“I have watched you and everybody else where somebody comes on,” Lewis Black said. “I don’t know how you do it. Because I would be barking at them. Because they sit there and go ‘glib glib [blah blah]’ and you sit there.”
Chuck Todd then interjected. “We all sit there because we all know the first time we bark is the last time we do the show,” Chuck Todd said. “… All of a sudden, no one will come on your show.”
Many times the Sunday morning shows become a platform for politicians to set their narrative. Rarely is it probing enough to inform Americans objectively.