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“I’m a guy who tells the truth, all the time. And if the pres­i­dent of the United States did some­thing good, I was go­ing to say he did some­thing good and give him credit for it. But it doesn’t take away for a minute the fact that I was the first gover­nor in Amer­ica to en­dorse Mitt Rom­ney, that I trav­eled lit­er­ally tens of thou­sands of miles for him, raised tens of mil­lions of dol­lars for him and worked harder, I think, than any other sur­ro­gate in Amer­ica other than Paul Ryan. He didn’t get enough votes.”

And so says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, ex­plain­ing why Mr. Rom­ney lost the elec­tion, to cu­ri­ous re­porters on Nov. 7. But some ob­servers in­sist the Christie ca­chet re­mains, and could ex­pand.

“Chris Christie: New Jersey gover­nor’s bro­mance with Pres­i­dent Obama ran­kled Republicans but Amer­i­cans love bi­par­ti­san­ship. Christie in 2016?” asks the New York Daily News.

And in fourth place, he says, was “the Beng­hazi black­out” on news that could ex­pose any ad­min­is­tra­tion’ short­com­ings in the ter­ror­ist at­tacks on the U.S. Con­sulate in Libya. And last but not least, the me­dia was most in­ter­ested in con­ve­niently “bury­ing the bad econ­omy.”

Mr. Noyes adds, “These five trends took the me­dia’s his­tor­i­cal bias to new lev­els this year, and saved Obama’s pres­i­dency in the process.” for Africa and the South­ern Hemi­sphere.’ ”

— From a news brief filed Nov. 7 by CBS, Wash­ing­ton Bureau, and the As­so­ci­ated Press

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