January 10, 2014

 

Pundits everywhere have spent the last two days analyzing the optics of the Fort Lee-George Washington Bridge lane closure crisis for brash New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Could he really have not known about this? Did he spend too much time at his press conference yesterday talking about himself, and not enough about the inconvenienced residents of Fort Lee? What does this all say about a man touted as a presidential challenger in 2016.

That last question appears to have been the focus of Barry Blitt, the talent behind next week’s New Yorker cover art, titled “Playing in Traffic.” And it says a lot more than you’ll find among cable TV’s analysts.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.