Christie calls reporter ‘an idiot,’ Contessa Brewer thinks he’s a bully

http://twitter.com/#!/contessabrewer/status/219375691144249345

Waaah! MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer isn’t a fan of Governor Christie and she also clearly doesn’t care for that whole “unbiased journalism” deal. She followed up her initial whine by retweeting this.

@contessabrewer He'll get away with it as long as the people around him chuckle when he does it. He sets a bad example for kids who bully.

— mikebny (@mikebny) July 1, 2012

For The Children ™. Drink!

How did this latest media-generated kerfuffle begin? At a press conference yesterday.

Christie totally just called the reporter standing next to me "stupid" & an idiot 😂 http://t.co/zLYZPf8f

— Jason Ellinger (@AJVideoJason) June 30, 2012

At the press conference, reporters were told that the governor would only be taking questions on the collapse of three water pipes at a water treatment plant, which resulted in a “boil water alert” for 22 New Jersey towns. More from NJ.com:

When the reporter said, “Governor, on Monday are you going to be addressing the legislature,” Christie interrupted and replied, “Did I say on topic? Are you stupid? On topic, on topic. Next question.”

The same reporter then said “Yes” and “No, I’m not stupid” to Christie’s questions and then began to ask, “How many days will you have them come back” before he was again cut off by the governor.

Christie said, “Thank you all very much and I’m sorry for the idiot over there. Take care.” before walking away.

Where is all the pearl-clutching like the breathless swooning over the reporter who dared to interrupt President Obama? In that case, the reporter was totally icky and other alleged journalists ran for their fainting couches and race cards. Now? Totally Governor Christie’s “bullying” fault and the reporter was just doing his job.

Lefties on Twitter whine.

Gov. Christie calls reporter 'idiot' http://t.co/95cnCliV WHY IS HE SUCH AN #asshole!

— Michael Farino (@rainboweventsny) July 1, 2012

Classy. Also, irony is not that guy’s strong suit.

Gov Christie calls @NJEA 'The Bullies of State St' but calls a reporter 'stupid' and an 'idiot' at a press conference yesterday.

— Marie Corfield (@mariecorfield) July 1, 2012

Gov. Christie calls reporter 'idiot. http://t.co/jMOlT3d8 do we want our kids talking like that?

— Carol Olson (@tgtechnj) July 1, 2012

Drink again! Of course, President Obama using “big effing deal” is totally cool.

If I called my students "idiot" or "stupid" I would be fired – but Christie does what he wants? What a role model!!!! http://t.co/7e2NtL7A

— Colum Whyte (@ColumWhyte) July 1, 2012

Oh, honey. Bless your heart.

@contessabrewer The only idiot is Christie. #bigot

— The Professor (@pianomcg) July 1, 2012

Ah, yes. The old bigotry against idiots: Idiots need not apply signs are everywhere!

wow. #civility@PoliticalTicker: Gov. Christie to reporter: ‘Are you stupid?’ – http://t.co/hyPEu27G

— RICHELLE CAREY (@RichelleCarey) July 1, 2012

Seriously, is she kidding? Want to talk civility? How about “new tone?” Or “tolerance?” Maybe some heightened public discourse?

Even this Christie non-supporter finds the kerfuffle to be nonsense.

@contessabrewer I'm not a huge Christie fan, but he DID say the water emergency only. Did the reporter REALLY think he was kidding?

— michaelre (@michaelre) July 1, 2012

Of course, common sense has never stopped Contessa Brewer before. She doesn’t need any stinkin’ common sense!

Nor does she need journalistic integrity, evidently.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/01/double-media-standards-gov-christie-calls-interrupting-reporter-an-idiot-contessa-brewer-thinks-hes-a-bully/