• Chris Christie Loses Battle Against NYT Paywall

    Chris Christie opened himself up to some Internet mockery after he tweeted that he didn’t know how to get around The New York Times’ online paywall.

    The Times had taken a shot at Christie with an article by its editorial board Thursday urging him to drop out of the race for the Republican nomination, saying his campaign was nothing more than a “vanity project” for the New Jersey governor.

    Christie responded by saying he wasn’t going anywhere, and that he wasn’t able to read their article anyway because of their subscriber paywall:

    .@nytimes Can’t read the article because I don’t have a subscription, but I can tell you this – I am not going anywhere.

    — Chris Christie (@ChrisChristie) October 29, 2015

    As Twitter users were quick to point out, though, the Times’ paywall can be easily avoided, by opening an incognito browser, clearing cookies, or finding the article in Google News.

    @ChrisChristie @nytimes if you open it in a private tab you can read it fyi

    — S.P. Sullivan (@spsullivan) October 29, 2015

    Some had crueler suggestions for the New Jersey governor:

    @jbarro @ChrisChristie and if there’s one candidate who can clear out some cookies …

    — Matt Pierce (@mausmalone) October 29, 2015

    Another user, Huffington Post political reporter Jason Linkins, “helped” Christie by tweeting parts of the article at him in 140-character bits.

    @ChrisChristie you “emerged as a national politician because you put NJ first” blah blah Hurricane Sandy etc

    — Jason Linkins (@dceiver) October 29, 2015

    The Times, for its part, decided not to help out Christie and thereby expose the flimsiness of their paywall. Instead, they gave Christie a link to their subscriptions page:

    @ChrisChristie Here you go, thanks for reading: https://t.co/ZfTMfMzuaT

    — NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) October 29, 2015

    Christie had little time for that, though:

    .@nytopinion pic.twitter.com/jjC1ngz3P1

    — Chris Christie (@ChrisChristie) October 29, 2015

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