Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
ask a reporter
"Are you stupid?"

The outspoken and refreshing Republican governor of New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie was holding a press conference in Monmouth County (New Jersey) addressing a water main break.  Around 185,000 residents in 22 towns were affected and advised to boil their water. 

Governor Christie held a press conference where the media was advised to stay on topic about the water main break.  Naturally the media ignored that request because it was made by a Republican.  Causing the Governor to ask and refer to the offending reporter: 

“Are you stupid?”
“I’m sorry for the idiot over there.”

It is wonderful to have a politician admonish the news media for their rude and disruptive behavior.  It is also selective by the news media since rarely do they treat a Democratic politician with disrespect.

Of course the news media is furious with the Governor for not succumbing to this rude reporter. 

Press conference video:

Longer version of the press conference:

Water main break news article:

Article about the press conference:

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