Listen now | Just 2,000 copies sold
Be snooty with the legislature, shut down the government when you fail to negotiate a budget, close the beaches on 4th of July and get yr picture taken at the 'closed to the public' beach, waving arrogantly to the aerial photographer (ahh... the People). What a buffoon. He and trump deserve each other.
I think the media’s love affair with Christie is also evidence that they love bullies because they see them as real men. Mika B. was a huge Christie sycophant and she was also impressed by Trump.
As for his pathetic book sales, that not only tells me that the public isn’t buying the media hard sell this time, but also that the Republican power brokers aren’t either. If they supporting him they would have made bulk purchases of his book to make him appear to be popular and the media would then have gushed over Christie’s “successful” book. That is a tried-and-true Republican strategy that has worked with our compliant media for years. It is yet another way the media helps Republicans create false impressions of their chosen people.
Chris Christie’s book is published by Threshold Editions, which you might be surprised to learn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Simon and Schuster, which is itself a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS/Viacom. You can Google what other media properties CBS/Viacom owns; it’s quite extensive. CBS/Viacom has a reason to promote Christie and has enough market clout to make him a man of the moment, generate buzz, which in turn will make the other media conglomerates want to get in on him.
There’s a lot of log-rolling that goes on in the media, so I always look for who owns the log. This is another example of how media consolidation impacts the culture.
Well, SOMEONE had to succeed John McCain as a phony creation of the media, and Senator Huckleberry Adolf Pederasty of South Carolina blew his chance.
Even Bill Maher treated Christie with kid gloves. Christie is a bully and the media is either afraid of him or see him as a reasonable Republican. Of course he's not and even if he was, he has no shot at the nominee while Republicans continue their Jim Jones cult like spiral into oblivion.
In a similar vein to Christie not criticizing Fox, here's Nancy Mace (R-SC) appearing on Fox & CNN the same day! https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1465145531655548928?t=jmeC08IYUzKADEcKrRZyJA&s=19 You'll notice she's wearing the same outfit in both interviews.
I don't know why I'm seeing her everywhere as of late, but I assume it's because of things like this...appearing to be "moderate" when necessary to get in front of a different audience.
I heard Christie try to justify his fawning over Trump as patriotism. He insisted that even though Trump rarely took his advice, he kept providing it on the off chance that Trump *might* listen one day, and "do the right thing for the country." That was a blend of hubris and bullsh*t that would embarrass Don Rumsfeld (speaking of empty suits that the media loved). Another example of a media concoction was the hapless, spineless Paul Ryan, who we were endlessly told was a policy wonk. His policies were the political equivalent of cotton candy, but the media couldn't stop lavishing praise on him.
"How Christie was able to sell so few books after lining up so much national media attention during his marketing roll-out — “This Week” and “The View,” “Fox & Friends,” along with Fox News, Fox Business, the Daily Show, HBO twice, and CNBC — represents an extraordinary disconnect."
The former mortgage lawyer turned US Attorney (but allowed to actually run his office because of a near complete lack of relevant experience) was always far more supported by the mainstream media than the masses. So, to a degree, the book tanking is far more understandable than were he to have really good sales.
BTW, Karl's sales don't appear to be so great. That said, I don't care enough to check the actual numbers. I would guess, though, that the Woodward genre of sitting on important news to report til it's too late to matter isn't all that popular (Woodward excepted).
It was all over MSNBC too, but evidently soured on that after Nicolle Wallace took his lunch. OMG they gave him more airtime than the troposphere, and there are 15,575 more popular books out there. Does the New York Times have a worst selling list?
My biggest hope is that the crazy Rs turn on each other, eat their own. MTG is already attacking McMarthy. Lie down w/dogs=fleas Let the games begin!
I was surprised and disappointed that he was one of Bill Maher's 2 panelists/guests on the season finale.
Once again, Eric the Great NAILS IT!
Gee, I was wondering why his book wasn't showing up on The New York Times Best Seller List?
First of all, $ available for local newspapers is fabulous. The press laments the loss of local papers. Msm should be reporting about and hailing this great piece of BIF. As to Christie, msm seems to LOVE charming bullies in the R party. Moths to the flame.
As A Republican Christie was always a failure. 1) Romney asked this shining star to deliver a big speech on his behalf at the Rep. Convention. Christie made it all about himself. Hardly mentioned Romney.
2) ARC tunnel. Badly needed in the NYC area. Christie canceled the project to distract the public and press from a bad media story depicting him as having been played by the Dems.
3) When given the chance to appoint a US Senator, and give that “Senator” a running chance to beat Cory Booker in a special election, he choose a personal friend (an much better man than he) who didn’t even try to win the seat.
4) Repeatedly stiffed State Republicans to court Dems and never even tried to empower a successor (recently ignored the Republican Gubernatorial candidate). 5) Never engaged DJT in the primary because he was afraid of DJT’s power to motivate the faithful.
And much much more. But most importantly 6) said after 1/6 something like, if those actions aren’t impeachable, I don’t know what would be. AND NOW CAN’T RULE OUT VOTING FOR SOMEONE HE BELIEVED SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED!
So much like DJT, full of self love and zero integrity!!!
....Christie is one the dochiest crapholes out there, why believe this putz, both to Drumph and equally his constituents, he's one of the most toxic pricks that has ever existed, phkn him to Hades....