Christie: Star-Ledger Newspaper Is ‘Like My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’


The Newark Star-Ledger was quick to trash New Hampshire’s top newspaper after it gave its coveted presidential endorsement to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R). But Christie and the New Hampshire Union Leader agree that the Garden State’s top paper objects too much.

Here’s Grant Bosse, the Union Leader’s editorial page editor, throwing out the phrase “crazy ex-girlfriend” when asked Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” about the Star-Ledger’s opposition to the endorsement:

Christie then repeated the phrase when he ripped into the Star-Ledger during a private conference call Wednesday among his campaign’s financial backers, as reported by CBS News.

“I don’t know why you were reading it or why you care,” Christie told donors. “The Star-Ledger is like my crazy ex-girlfriend who broke [sic] with me and is now running around town saying I am an awful person.”

He also called the newspaper a “liberal rag,” according to the report.

The Star-Ledger’s editorial page endorsed Christie’s 2013 re-election campaign but later said that it regretted at doing so.

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