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The Worst Moments Of The Media’s ‘BridgeGate’ Hysteria


The media have been apoplectic for more than nine months about what New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew and didn’t know about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

And now, after nearly a year, NBC News is reporting that “The U.S. Justice Department investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has thus far uncovered no evidence indicating that he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the span.”

However, over the last eight months there has been no shortage of cable TV pundits, particularly on MSNBC, who’ve expressed their overwhelming certainty that the “BridgeGate” scandal would be the end of Chris Christie’s political career. Some TV talking heads, like CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, declared Christie’s career finished . . . even if an investigation eventually exonerated him completely.

Well, today, a federal investigation has exonerated Gov. Chris Christie, finding no evidence that he planned or plotted the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

Even MSNBC host Joe Scarborough wants MSNBC to cover Christie’s clearing, just as much as they did the investigation.

“I agree. There should be 24-hour coverage,” MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said.

Thankfully, the good folks over at Grabien put together  a video montage of the Worst Moments of the Media’s BridgeGate Hysteria.

Enjoy.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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