8:32 pm Aug. 27, 2012
Governor Chris Christie posted this photograph of himself at the Republican National Convention earlier today "sitting down with some of the press who made the trip from home."
The key word here is "some."
One reporter who traveled to Tampa but was not allowed into Christie's media avail is Beth DeFalco of the New York Post who, not co-incidentally, co-wrote her paper's front-page story about why Christie did not become Mitt Romney's running mate. The other half of the byline was Josh Margolin, a former Star-Ledger reporter with sources close to Christie.
The Post story quoted an unnamed source saying that part of the reason Christie chose to take himself out of contention for a spot on the ticket is that he believed Romney would probably lose the election.
Christie, who is the convention keynote speaker, was not pleased.
In a pre-taped interview on "Morning Joe," Christie said the story was "completely shoddy reporting. Much of what was said in that story just wasn't true. And they never talked to me. Both of those folks know me, so if they wanted to talk to me, they could've."
A spokesman for Christie did not immediately respond to a request for comment.