Chris Christie rips Jets beat writers

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, August 26th, 2013

New York Jets quarterback was injured after Rex Ryan tried to win a meaningless preseason game on Saturday night. After the game you knew Ryan would get question about this and there would be some fireworks. He didn’t let us down at all but surprisingly he’s got one defender in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie was a co-host on the Boomer and Carlton Show today and went off on the reporter, Manish Mehta, for the questions he was asking.

“Idiot. The guy’s a complete idiot. Self-consumed, underpaid, reporter. The only reason he’s empowered is we’re spending all this time this morning talking about Manish Mehta who, by the way, I couldn’t pick out of a lineup,” Christie said. “And no Jet fan really gives a damn about Manish Mehta.” (via CBS Sports)

I usually like Chris Chrisie but here he’s the one who sounds like a complete idiot. Mehta of the New York Daily News asked a question that just about EVERY beat writer would be asking after the third preseason game, who is your starting quarterback? The Jets haven’t made a decision yet so he was wondering what the chances are that Geno Smith starts.

Christie said his issue wasn’t necessarily about asking about Smith but not asking about the decision to play Sanchez.

Here’s a video of Christie.

“That’s my point. It shouldn’t be about that. It should be about the Sanchez decision,” Christie said. “We shouldn’t be giving this DOPE the amount of airtime we’ve given him already.”(via CBS Sports)

I can understand about wanting to hear about the Sanchez decision but to call one of the Jets best beat writers an idiot and dope over a valid question, well that’s almost as childish as Rex Ryan’s reaction to the question. Ryan deserves to be questioned about his decision to play Sanchez but there were more questions then just that one to be asked.

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