Chris Christie (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

Right-wing Twitter responds to Chris Christie's epic press conference

For conservatives on Twitter, Chris Christie's press conference proved one thing: Barack Obama sucks


Elias Isquith
January 9, 2014 11:36PM (UTC)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held a press conference on Thursday, his first public appearance since it was revealed that high-ranking members of his staff engineered a days-long traffic disaster in the town of Fort Lee. The press conference was very, very long. If you missed it, you can experience it all the same by reading a liveblog from Salon's Alex Pareene here.

While it's too early to know exactly what the mainstream conventional wisdom will be when it comes to evaluating the "presser" (the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza thought it went well, for whatever that's worth), anyone who was on Twitter while Christie was answering questions had the opportunity to see right-wing conventional wisdom form in real time. And that conventional wisdom, simply put, is the following: Yeah, Chris Christie may have messed up, but he's still better than the mainstream media, Democrats, Obama ... and did you hear about Benghazi?

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Elias Isquith

Elias Isquith is a former Salon staff writer.

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