Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.
The New Jersey governor now in the middle of a political scandal over George Washington bridge lane closures has a reputation for hardball politics.
He’s stripped a former governor of his police escort, he’s pulled funding for a political scientist who declined to endorse Republican redistricting plans, and his office has pressured prosecutors who were investigating a Republican sheriff and fundraiser.
The New York Times reports he’s also bought up what appears to be bogus ethics complaints against one Columbia University professor who’s questioned Christie’s plan for a gas pipeline through New Jersey. The pipeline comes up for a vote tomorrow.
Kate Zernike, who covers politics for the New York Times, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the governor’s history.