The New York Post Made A Chris Christie Story Into One Giant Fat Joke

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Chris Christie is in Israel, so the New York Post decided to cover his visit exactly like it covers him in America: by saying he’s fat a bunch of times. Seriously. Let’s count all the ways straight news reporter Carl Campanile and the editors packaged together their story on Christie, who traveled to Israel on a “trade and diplomacy mission” while also probably laying the groundwork for a 2016 Presidential run. He visited the Western Wall — often called the Wailing Wall — the holiest site in Jerusalem.

So, naturally, that leads to this headline: 

The whale at the wall: Christie weighs in at Israel holy site
Because Christie’s, like, a whale. At the Wailing Wall. Weighing in on stuff. 

Oh wait. We haven’t even gotten to the story yet. Let’s take a look.

The lede:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a huge impression…

The second paragraph:

Christie, wearing a yarmulke with his name and title embroidered on it, brought his political heft…

The rest of the story is, like, all serious and stuff. About important business meetings, and talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran’s nuclear program. 

One would assume Chris Christie wants to “scale back” Iran’s nuclear program, no?

You missed that one, guys. Fourth grade was fun.

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