Reporters for New Jersey’s largest newspaper, The Star-Ledger , secretly photographed him and his family using the beach. When asked about whether he was on the beach that day, Christie denied it.
When confronted with photographic proof, Christie did not acknowledge and apologize for his lies and his abuse of power in using a closed public beach for the benefit of himself and his family. He instead attacked The Star-Ledger for its reporting.
Without the attacks on the media, the investigations of Christie and Bevin would have simply revealed the sordid affairs of corruption and abuse of power. Our democracy would have worked correctly with voters appropriately getting the important information from credible sources, the largest newspapers in Kentucky and New Jersey.
With these accusations, Bevin and Christie distract attention from the corruption and abuse of power, and instead present themselves as fighters against supposed media bias.