New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said during a radio interview on Tuesday that he believes the media pushes a liberal agenda, but refuses to be a conservative politician that complains about it.
The answer came in response a question from host Hugh Hewitt who asked about the treatment Hillary Clinton has received from the media.
"I mean, I just don’t believe that most of the mainstream media really wants to ask Mrs. Clinton tough questions," Christie said. "And listen, as Republicans, let me tell you, Hugh, we don’t get anywhere complaining about it. We’re not whiners or moaners. At least I’m not."
"We understand that the mainstream media in this country is liberal, and they put forward liberal causes, and they support liberal candidates," continued the governor, who may run for president. "And in light of that kind of atmosphere, we’ve elected Ronald Reagan. We’ve elected George Bush 41. We’ve elected George Bush 43. There is no reason we can’t do that when we have the best candidate. We can overcome that."
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"And I’m not going to be cone of those people who is going to whine and moan and complain about the media," Christie added. "Believe me, you’ve seen it, Hugh. I’ve gotten beat up by the New York and Philadelphia media more than anybody else in this country over the last year and a quarter, ridiculous, outlandish stuff that they’ve alleged against me. But I’m not going to be somebody who’s going to whine and moan and complain about it. Do your job every day, and the people of New Jersey supported me for reelection, and if it decide to run for president, I think I’ll do okay."
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made waves earlier this month when he became combative against a "Today Show" host and accused her of editorializing instead of asking straight questions. Paul later conceded that he grows frustrated when he feels he is being mistreated by reporters.
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