Over at Fox News, when they’re not reassuring the peeps on Jesus and stuff, the joint operates as a well-financed disinformation machine. If you watch Fox News, Fairleigh Dickinson research suggests you know less than people who watch no news at all. By contrast, MSNBC. The national news media has been eating little bits of Chris Christie for a month now, revelation by revelation. But maybe nobody’s taken a bigger bite than MSNBC. With Steve Kornacki TV’s Christie scandal newsbreaker and Rachel Maddow the best Christie scandal explainer, MSNBC rules Christie’s slow implosion on the teevee. A relief to watch facts drive the news, after 3 years of breathless coverage of Christie as little more than swaggering political celebrity. But that’s me; I like the news. Bill Maher likes the news, too, but humor more. From his blog:
Whatever we had is not working any more. You’re obviously interested in another man: Chris Christie. You’re obsessed with him. So I wanted you to hear it from me first. I’m going to start seeing other news organizations. I’ll miss what we had. It was a rocket ship ride. We were both passionate flaming liberals and we didn’t care what the world thought of us. It was a glorious time. We finished each other’s Sarah Palin jokes. But now we never talk about any of the things we used to talk about: global warming, gun control, poverty… All because Chris Christie came along and put you under his spell.