We don’t have the same problem here at Blue Jersey; most readers here are all wonky and serious-minded. But over at Blue Jersey’s Facebook, we have to police posts & comments for nasty-talk, name-calling and mocking people – including politicians, including Gov. Chris Christie – for things that have nothing to do with his work as Governor.
To put it plainly, fat-shaming Gov. Christie is not cool with us. Two reasons: (1) Size has nothing to do with why he sucks as governor (2) It’s just mean. To be clear, we don’t think our FB users are any meaner than anybody else (us included); it’s more about the nature of Facebook, where mean memes, skirmishes, and name-calling are common.
Today, the photos of Christie in a baseball uniform tested everybody. I had to lay down the law at Facebook, which most people got (beyond, uh, the guy with the big photo of Jackie Gleason). But you know who put it much better than I did? The Star-Ledger: Grow up, and lay off Christie for the baseball pants | Editorial:
Just because you are not a fan of Chris Christie doesn’t mean you should be body-shaming him.
Ask yourself: Are you still in fifth grade?
The baseball pants photos have gone viral, in the most cretinous way. Enough of this ghoulish feed fest. It was a charity event. Star-Ledger Columnist Steve Politi is right – lay off him.
If Christie were a female politician, would we tolerate this degree of nastiness? Are we really ok with counting the wrinkles on Hillary Clinton’s face?
We don’t love Christie. And when we criticize him, we’ll be specific. There will be links. I hope it’s not insubstantial or stoopid. If it is, call us on it. Meanwhile, relax, be nice, and go read the Ledger’s whole piece. It’s everything today.