UPDATE: William Brown Apologizes to Chris Christie (Sort of)

Specifically, Brown told a Fox TV affiliate he apoligizes “if [he] came across [as] disrespecful to the Governor” during last week’s heated down hall exchange (click here to watch it if you’ve been living under a rock).

That’s sort of an apology. Whether it’s genuine is unknowable, Save Jerseyans. We’ve been covering Mr. Brown for years now, and I’m one of the only folks with a platform reporting on the extensive, ugly history between Mr. Brown and New Jersey Republicans. But does it really matter at the end of the day? This was kind of a non-story to begin with; it was fueled by a media that loves Christie soundbytes because they equate to ratings. Welcome to 2012.

Governor Christie, for his part, expressed regret for having called Brown an “idiot” while also stressing that Brown had no right to act like an “idiot” at the town hall in question. Fair enough! My main man Brian agrees with that sentiment.

Watch:

VIDEO SOURCE: Law student talks about being called ‘idiot’ by governor: MyFoxNY.com

73 thoughts on “UPDATE: William Brown Apologizes to Chris Christie (Sort of)

  1. “He acted like an idiot.” Christie said. “He’s an idiot. I don’t have any regret about it at all.” (http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/chris_christie_doesnt_regret_calling_law_student_an_idiot/)

    The governor also added “Just because he was a Navy SEAL doesn’t give him the right to be a jerk,” (http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20120313/NEWS01/303130026/Christie-No-apology-forthcoming-former-Navy-SEAL)

    I dont see the Gov. expressing any regret.

  2. Considering its now being looked upon as a Free Pass to Act However You Want Forever by Bill Brown, it sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

    Too bad it didn't work on the Civil Service Commission!

  3. We've all had family and friends serve and I know you have too, Jay. But like the Governor said… it's not an excuse to act stupid! Everyone needs to be judged by their own behavior and the substance underlying their positions. Everything else is circumstantial.

  4. Wow, you won't acept my sources cinitg they are biased and racist then you use the PEW Hispanic Center as a neutral source with accurate facts. That is funny!!!! Thanks for the laugh. Do you think they might want to down play the epidemic caused by their fellow countrymen? I also researched your other source, Newsmax and what I found when i read from that site is completely contradictory your asessment. For every story downplaying illegal immigrants I found 10 times the number of stories relating to my views. Seriously, I can't believe that you feel that children born here of illegal's should be citizens and their overwhelming crime rates should be discounted. Is it your position that the overrunning of our borders and placing a huge financial drain on the tax payer caused by them is not a problem? Take a trip to Arizona and spew your point of view and see how well you are received.

  5. A March 23, 2006 story in Newsmax estimates 17% of ferdael prisoners are illegal aliens, not the 30% that is claimed. Anchor babies are blamed for costing taxpayers $17 billion a year. Since anchor babies have been born in this country, they are citizens according to the constitution. They are not illegal aliens.I can find no official figures for sex crimes committed by illegal aliens. The one million estimate seems to have been arrived at by taking the percentage of sex offenders in the criminal population and applying it to the entire alien population. That is not just fuzzy math, that is intentionally dishonest.For what it is worth, even the conservative Center for Immigration Studies puts the cost of illegal aliens at the ferdael level at $10.4 billion a year, a far cry from that $338 billion total. Virtually all of the unflattering numbers listed are estimates, stated as fact by people who appear to have an agenda.

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