Media Has Plenty Of Time For Christie’s Bridgegate, Not So Much For Obama’s Scandals


I don’t believe New Jersey Governor Christie is the guy who is going to save the Republican Party, or the republic. But in all fairness he did spend about two hours answering questions about the “Bridgegate” scandal rocking his administration, which is more than President Obama has done with his many scandals. And of course, the media has wasted no time in getting the news of the Christie scandal out to the public.

The Big Three networks, in a frenzy over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s traffic headache dubbed “Bridgegate,” have devoted a whopping 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage to the affair in just the last 24 hours.

So how much time did they spend on the IRS scandal, that’s still in the news because Obama has one of his donors investigating the IRS’s abuses?

By comparison, that’s 17 times the two minutes, eight seconds devoted to President Obama’s IRS scandal in the last six months, according to an analysis by the Media Research Center. (Read More)

And what have they been talking about when reporting on Bridgegate?

Yesterday (and this morning) members of the press were going on about what this scandal says about the “atmosphere” in Trenton where aides thought such behavior was OK.

Nobody in the media thinks IRS, Benghazi or Fast & Furious say anything about the atmosphere at the white house. (Read More)

Nope, they never question the atmosphere at the White House, or the State Department, or the Department of Justice, at least not while their chosen one is in office.

Update: Wow, this might take the cake:

In the headline and the story, it almost appears as if the [Washington Post] writers, Matea Gold and Robert Costa, are making a case that firing top [Christie] aides and people in an administration is a Bad Idea, because …..drum roll…. Obama has not fired anyone over his scandals, which are considerably worse than “Bridgegate”.

Read on for more and a partial list of Obama’s many scandals which are all but ignored by the media.