Everybody knows New Jersey Governor Chris Christie doesn't mince words and is not above calling out those who cross him in plain language. Well Christie picked on the wrong guy this time! After calling Daily News Jets' beat writer Manish Mheta an "idiot,” on the radio, the paper shot back on the front page calling Christie “fatso!"
Here’s how the story goes: After Jets coach (and Christy buddy) Rex Ryan put QB Mark Sanchez into Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter behind second-stringers, Sanchez got hit hard, injuring his throwing shoulder. After the game, Ryan and had to face some pretty tough questions from reporters, including Mehta, about why he made the risky move.
Next thing you know Christy is on WFAN defending his pal Rex and talking trash about Mehta saying, “The guy’s a complete idiot. Self-consumed, underpaid, reporter. The only reason he’s empowered is we’re spending all this time this morning talking about Manish Mehta who, by the way, I couldn’t pick out of a police lineup.”
So what do you think Long Island? Is Christy cool for standing up for his buddy or a baby for bullying a reporter for doing his job?