Proving once again how out of touch the media is with the American public. Pretty much wall-to-wall covering on television bu tthe public yawns.
The national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Jan. 9-12 among 1,006 adults, finds that just 18% paid very close attention to Christie’s apology on Jan. 9 for the highway lane closures ordered by his aides. By contrast, 44% very closely followed news about the cold winter weather that gripped much of the U.S. and 28% tracked news about the economy.
The release of a book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates that criticized the Obama administration drew even less interest than news about Christie. Just 11% followed news about Gates’ book very closely.
The Gates story has been largely ignored, of course. How pathetic is the media obsession on the Christie story? This pathetic:
According to @ChrisLHayes, MSNBC is doing an hour-long 11pmET live special on the "Christie scandal."
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 13, 2014
Talk about jumping the shark.