When Chris Christie was mired in political turmoil, he had a friend in "Morning Joe."
While everyone else on MSNBC gave critical, nearly round-the-clock coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal, Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and the rest of channel's sunrise crew readily provided cover to New Jersey's embattled Republican governor.
As Christie lost much of the goodwill he gained after Superstorm Sandy, "Morning Joe" remained his cable news sanctuary.
Scarborough and Brzezinski have taken thinly veiled shots at their MSNBC colleagues for giving so much attention to the story. They've repeatedly splashed cold water on reporting by the New York Times about "Bridgegate." Christie was their guy, and no traffic jam was going to change that.
But the alliance, like a forbidden romance between members of rival families, was always liable to get rocky.
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