In an interview at CPAC conducted by talk show host Laura Ingraham, Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took aim at The New York Times, accusing them of targeting him and saying he didn’t care what they said about him. (RELATED: Another Probe Finds No Evidence Of Christie Involvement In ‘Bridgegate’)
The elite folks from the media, who cover me every day– I mean, understand where I come from every day. I’m in New Jersey; I have The New York Times in my media gaggle every day. And when you do things like I’ve done in New Jersey to take on a lot of these special interest that they support, they just want to kill you. That’s what they try to do to me every day and here’s the bad news for them; here I am, and I’m still standing. I’m going to continue to do it, because what matters more is the fact that I wake up every morning knowing how to fight for the people of my state. That’s why I don’t care what they write about me in The New York Times. They can keep it. I don’t subscribe by the way.
Christie even got in a second shot at the Times at the end of the interview when Ingraham asked him what he had given up for Lent.
Well, Laura, I’ll tell you, as good Catholics we ought to give up something for Lent. I went to my parish priest and I said to him, ‘I’m giving up The New York Times for Lent.’ [laughter] No don’t cheer; it’s bad news. He said, ‘Chris, that’s not acceptable. You have to give up something you will actually miss.’