During Thursday’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Joe Scarborough took The New York Times to task for its coverage of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after his Wednesday trip to New Hampshire.
Scarborough’s critique comes after the paper incessantly covered the Bridgegate scandal that has followed the potential 2016 candidate since late 2013.
“I want to show the headline and we just got this printed online. But, ‘Even in New Hampshire Bridgegate Dogs Chris Christie.’ That’s just — I mean, New York Times, you were doing some great work in a lot of areas and good on you,” Scarborough said. “I was just talking about what an extraordinary job the new editor is doing but they have had a naked agenda on driving this story from the very beginning and that is an embarrassing headline for The New York Times to write this morning.”
Recently, Christie made it clear that he does not read The Times during a Q&A at CPAC with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.
“I’m not defending Chris Christie, he may not run, he may get indicted, he may get 1 percent — we don’t know what’s going to happen,” Scarborough said. “But for that to be the headline, a major national figure going to New Hampshire is embarrassing for The New York Times and the article doesn’t back it up at all.”
“This is just embarrassing,” he added.