Fox News Blames Women For Chris Christie Being A Bully (VIDEO)

Fox News' Brit Hume Says Chris Christie Is A Bully Because Women Want Equal Rights

After years of being a bully, Governor Chris Christie is embroiled in a scandal of revenge and pettiness that could very well end his political career. – Photo by Luigi Novi – CC BY 3.0

After years of bullying others as Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie is embroiled in a scandal of revenge and pettiness that could very well end his political career. Fox News is busy making up excuses- any excuse- for Christie’s actions. And of course, women are one of the favorite scapegoats of the conservative network.

Fox News’ Brit Hume thinks the women’s rights movement is to blame for Chris Christie’s bullying.

Last week, it was revealed that high ranking members of Chris Christie’s administration deliberately ordered the closing of multiple lanes on the George Washington Bridge. The lane closure served as an act of revenge against the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Christie for re-election in 2012. Chris Christie claims he had no idea that this was going on, which is hard to believe considering his micro-management style.

Cue Fox News, the Republican propaganda machine. Since the damning revelations, the network has attempted to spin Christie out of trouble. On Sunday, Fox News pundit Brit Hume delivered perhaps the most outrageous excuse yet to explain Christie’s vindictive behavior. Apparently, women are to blame.

Hume blamed feminism for causing “tough guys” like Christie to be viewed as bullies.

“I have to say that in this sort of feminized atmosphere in which we exist today, guys who are masculine and muscular like that in their private conduct and are kind of old-fashioned tough guys run some risks,” Hume told a panel on Media Buzz.

His remark sparked an outburst of shock from fellow panelist Lauren Ashburn, but Hume continued:

“By which I mean that men today have learned the lesson the hard way that if you act like kind of an old-fashioned guy’s guy, you’re in constant danger of slipping out and saying something that’s going to get you in trouble and make you look like a sexist or make you look like you seem thuggish or whatever. That’s the atmosphere in which we operate. This guy is very much an old-fashioned masculine, muscular guy, and there are political risks associated with that. Maybe it shouldn’t be, but that’s how it is.”

Here’s the video via Raw Story.

This is another attempt by Fox News to spin Chris Christie out of trouble while smearing women.

So according to Fox News, if women would have just stayed home in the kitchen and forgotten about fighting for equal rights, Christie’s bullying streak wouldn’t be such a big deal. It wouldn’t even be considered bullying. Just a harmless prank committed against a Democratic mayor that caused traffic jams on the busiest bridge in the world and contributed to the death of a 91-year-old woman. Yeah, that’s just playful ribbing between the boys, right?

Wrong. This was a petty act of political retribution that played with lives and even cost one. Not satisfied with winning big in November, Christie and his team decided to punish Fort Lee’s mayor by purposefully blocking part of a major bridge. That kind of ruthlessness is the very definition of bullying. The women’s equal rights movement has nothing to do with it. This is just another outrageous effort by Fox News to absolve Chris Christie of blame while smearing women’s rights at the same time.

Chris Christie’s bullying has gone too far.

Political bullying isn’t anything new. It existed even before the women’s rights movement was a thought. So, the idea that women’s rights created the “atmosphere” for Christie’s own bullying is laughable. Women didn’t cause Chris Christie to be a bully. Chris Christie made that choice himself. His arrogance and Sopranos-style attitude makes him believe that he can do or say anything to anybody and get away with it. He wants to be seen as a “tough guy,” but this time, he crossed a line that shouldn’t be brushed aside. Fox wants to portray Christie as a “muscular” (Really, Fox News?) and “masculine” victim of feminism. It’s just another way to make women the villains of the story while making Christie look like an innocent good guy. Christie may want his image to be that of a wiseguy, but a wise man would have rejected such a revenge scheme in the first place. Such pettiness once again reveals why Christie is unfit to hold political office. Of course, if a woman like Barbara Buono had been in charge, New Jersey wouldn’t be a national joke.