Bridgegate

  • Aired:  01/14/14
  •  | Views: 74,548

Chris Christie fights for political survival, and Jon ponders the media's tradition of assigning a "gate" to every scandal. (2:36)

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[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW" MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WE HAVE MADE A SHOW FOR YOU TONIGHT BY HAND.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT FROM THE LIFETIME SHOW "UNDER THE GUNN" ONE OF OUR FAVORITES, MR. TIM

GUNN WILL BE JOINING US A LITTLE BIT LATER.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

FIRST LIKE A CAR UNABLE TO MOVE FORWARD ON ITS WAY TO FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY, WE -- [LAUGHTER]

-- AS A NATION REMAIN STUCK IN THE NEWS TRAFFIC JAM THAT IS CHRIS CHRISTIE.

>> NEW EVIDENCE ON WHAT WILL BE COMING OUT ON WHAT MANY ARE CALLING BRIDGEGATE.

>> CAN THE NMG NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR RECOVER FROM THE BRIDGEGATE SCANNEDEL.

>> BRIDGEGATE PROBE.

>> Jon: BRIDGEGATE -- FIRST OF ALL BRIDGEGATE COME ON!

DOES EVERY SCANNEDEL HAVE TO GET A GATE.

WATERGATE WAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ANIMAL.

IT WAS A PETTY CRIME BY AN INCUMBENT CRUISING TO AN EASY REELECTION VICTORY.

IT WAS AN ENFORCED ERROR WHERE THE COVERUP WAS ACTUALLY MORE DAMAGING -- [LAUGHTER]

THIS IS NO WATERGATE.

THIS IS ABOUT A -- [LAUGHTER]

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BUT THE POINT IS: NOW THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT CHRIS CHRISTIE THE HUNT FOR CHRISTIE SCANNEDELS

IS ON.

THERE'S BLOOD IN THE WATER IN NEW JERSEY BUT THIS TIME IT'S NOT COMING OUT OF USED SYRINGES

OR DISCARDED TEAMSTERS.

>> JERSEY CITY CITY MAYOR, A DEMOCRAT, CONSIDERED ENDORSING CHRISTIE FOR REELECTION LAST

YEAR BUT DECLINED TO DO SO ON JULY 18.

OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS CHRISTIE APPOINTEES CANCELED UPCOMING MEETINGS WITH HIM.

HE TRIED TO RESCHEDULE BUT WAS IGNORED.

HE BELIEVES IT WAS PAYBACK.

>> Jon: HIS A SCHEDULED MEETING, REND YEAH VIEW AND IT WAS POSTPONED.

OH, THE PAIN.

LISTEN MAYOR, THAT MAY COUNT AS PAYBACK ON DOWNTON ABBEY -- [LAUGHTER]

THIS IS JERSEY PAYBACK IS WAKING UP DUCT TAPED TO THE ROOF OF HOLLAND OPPORTUNITY DURING

FRIDAY AFTERNOON RUSH-HOUR.

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