Media aggregation powerhouse Matt Drudge ripped into Governor Chris Christie’s appearance on Saturday Night Live last night (previously covered by Twitchy). He took issue with the governor appearing on the show while thousands of New Jersey residents still suffer without basic services in the wake of a massive hybrid storm that hit the state three weeks ago.
Some Twitter users think that Drudge is voicing his displeasure for the way Christie embraced President Barack Obama after “Frankenstorm” Sandy, just days before the U.S. Presidential election. Some Republicans viewed the interaction as near-treasonous.
getting the impression Drudge did not appreciate Christie's positive comments about Obama after Sandy http://t.co/MsRWbCu3
— Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) November 19, 2012
— Gregory Flap Cole (@Flap) November 19, 2012
— Obama Lies (@RWBNewsGracie) November 19, 2012
Astute observers have noted Drudge’s unparalleled power as a media force and suggest that his ire toward Christie could prematurely doom any chance the Governor might have at a 2016 President run.
Chis Christie has apparently drawn the ire of Matt Drudge. If Drudge has decided that he doesn't like Christie, his 2016 hopes are dim.
— Michael Brown (@mdavidbrown) November 19, 2012
In case you're wondering, a lot of conservatives are mad at Chris Christie. Check out Drudge. Affect his 2016 chances? http://t.co/GJVNaYvX
— Lou Raguse (@LouRaguse) November 19, 2012
Chris Christie has effectively lost the Drudge primary. It's over for him.
— Ryan Miner (@RyanRMiner) November 19, 2012
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