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MSNBC, Christie, Face Public Severing Of Once-Cozy Bond

MSNBC's formerly positive coverage of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as "a Republican who cut against the party grain and lit up the screen with his everyman-ish, Springsteen-loving spontaneity" has, due to Bridgegate, "curdled in a spectacularly public fashion," writes Michael Barbaro and Bill Carter. "Detailed dissections of the case, and a rotating cast of indignant lawmakers from New Jersey, are now a staple of the network’s shows." Meanwhile, Christie cries foul, denouncing MSNBC as "partisan" and "almost gleeful" in its criticism of him.

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