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Scarborough: Will a ‘Certain Network’ Cover Christie’s Exoneration as Much as Allegations?

Now that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has reportedly been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Bridgegate debacle, Joe Scarborough wants to know if MSNBC will spend as much time covering his apparent exoneration as the network did on the initial allegations and ensuing scandal.

On Morning Joe Friday, Mika Brzezinski reported on a leak from an ongoing investigation into his actions that shows there is “no sign” Christie interfered in the closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Following that news, Christie denounced the “absolutely partisan pursuit” against him.

“I think the governor has a good point,” Scarborough said, adding that this scandal isn’t quite on the level of Iran-Contra. After nine months, he asked, “How many witnesses do you really have to talk to to find out what happened?”

“You should continue the probe and you should see it to its conclusion,” the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein said of the investigation, “but if it turns out that it exonerates him, then I think we in the media owe to cover that as much as we covered the accusations.”

“I agree, there should be twenty-four hour coverage,” Brzezinski said, facetiously.

“12 night a row on a certain network,” Scarborough added, in a dig at his own employer’s heavy coverage of the incident in the early part of this year.

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