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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 01:43 PM

16. ANOTHER sign that the press no longer has Christie's back(side)

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They don't seem to have MRS. Christie's back(side), either.

NY Daily News (11/2/2017): A statewide crackdown on distracted (driving) ordered by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christieís attorney general earlier this year netted a surprising offender: First lady Mary Pat Christie.

Bernardsville Officer Timothy Richard...was among the officers tasked with specifically enforcing the stateís hands-free cell phone law...(he) had no idea that it was the governorís wife he'd spotted driving with her cell phone in hand...on April 10...She initially tells him she was simply holding her phone, not using it to make a call...

In May...(Mary Pat) appeared in court and pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone...(and) paid a $250 fine.

Once again, note the dates: the bust went down in April, the conviction went down in May, but we didn't get to read all about it until seven months later. If the media was worried about looking like they were "picking on" the governor's wife, why run the story at all, never mind during the week before Election Day?


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