Liberal comedian Bill Maher penned a Valentine’s Day letter to MSNBC, complaining that they have become so obsessed with the Chris Christie Bridgegate scandal that they’re forgetting the real news that matters to liberal Americans.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and I cannot go on any longer living a lie. MSNBC…we need to talk.
Whatever we had is not working any more. You’re obviously interested in another man: Chris Christie. You’re obsessed with him. So I wanted you to hear it from me first. I’m going to start seeing other news organizations. I’ll miss what we had. It was a rocket ship ride. We were both passionate flaming liberals and we didn’t care what the world thought of us. It was a glorious time. We finished each other’s Sarah Palin jokes. But now we never talk about any of the things we used to talk about: global warming, gun control, poverty… All because Chris Christie came along and put you under his spell.
Look at yourself. You’re turning into Fox News. Bridgegate has become your Benghazi, and this isn’t easy to say, but you and I are no longer on the same news cycle. Sure, you read me the results of a recent Gallup poll, but you never really ask me how I’m feeling. It’s not you, it’s… Chris Christie.
Maher is mostly right.
Fox News has covered the Benghazi issue at length, but it has been based on finding the facts on why we lost four American lives, unlike MSNBC’s obsession with Bridgegate, where no one died, and which is solely based on destroying a potential presidential run by Chris Christie before it gets started.
While there has been very little new information over the last month, Chris Matthews, who has already declared his support for Hillary Clinton in 2016, has devoted what seems like nearly half of his time on the air to bashing Christie.
This obsession was even too much for Maher:
You’ve stopped leaning forward. Look, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little lanes of traffic don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. You’re a young news channel. You’ll meet other viewers. It’s for the best. You can focus on your career. And we can still be friends. We’ll always have Obamacare.
Here’s looking at you, kid.
Maher will probably return to MSNBC when they ‘re done with their anti-Christie campaign, but based on how long they have been beating this dead horse, that may be a while.