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Chris Christie Blasts Media for 'Careless, Awful Reporting': I Didn't Call the President, 'The President Called Me

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference outside the Joseph Bolger Middle School in Keansburg, N.J., where he spoke to residents Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, a week after Hurricane Sandy devasted New Jersey. Credit: AP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hold a press briefing on storm recovery efforts at Berkeley Elementary School in Westwood, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (Credit: AP)

New Jersey governor Chris Christie blasted the media during a news conference on Friday over "careless, awful" reporting regarding Superstorm Sandy and his interactions with President Barack Obama, CBS Philly reports.

When asked about a price gouging lawsuit filed in Bergen County, Christie set the record straight, telling reporters "you guys are starting to really misreport things. We were not part of the lawsuit.”

The New Jersey governor then took a swing at Bloomberg for reporting -- incorrectly -- that he called President Obama earlier this week to congratulate him on his election victory but only emailed GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

“Bloomberg had some incredibly careless reporting yesterday, saying that I called the president yesterday to congratulate him on his victory — absolutely careless, awful reporting,” Christie said. “Listen guys, people take the stuff you write seriously and I try to speak with real precision behind this microphone. So don’t report that I called the president when I didn’t; the president called me.”

"Christie set the record straight saying President Obama calls him every day and at the start of the call in question he did congratulated him and moved on to discuss the situation at hand," CBS Philly reports.

Presumably, Christie meant the president has called him every day since Hurricane Sandy tore through his state, but the CBS affiliate did not clarify.


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