You might have missed it-- I did-- but Jamie Gangel's profile of New Jersey governor Chris Christie on the Today Show is strangely compelling. Link here.
NBC News is not a bastion of Republican thought. Its kid brother channel, MSNBC, leans very clearly toward the political left.
So, what are we to make of the fact that the Today Show runs what is essentially a puff piece about Gov. Christie, one that makes no real mention of his political opponents.
In a time of great political contentions and divisions, NBC trots out Chris Christie as someone who can get the job done while bringing all segments of the electorate together.
It's almost as though Chris Christie is what NBC and its friends on the left had hoped to find in Barack Obama.
Strange stuff. It's an episode in a story that is unfolding against the backdrop of the election, but one that we do well to follow closely.