Developments in the scandal involving the September closing of toll lanes from Fort Lee, New Jersey onto the George Washington Bridge exploded in a major way Wednesday with the release of emails and texts implicating top deputies to Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) in a political retribution scheme. The news also presented a challenge for the three cable news networks, which had to make choices about how, and what, to cover.
Here’s how the three cable news networks, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN, handled those choices:
MSNBC: 142 minutes — CNN: 142 minutes — Fox News: 14 minutes and 30 seconds.
How Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC Covered Chris Christie ‘Bridgegate’ on Wednesday
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