Revelations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration may have exacted political revenge by closing highway lanes has earned the 2016 Republican presidential hopeful some no-doubt-unwanted press.
Each of the 16 New Jersey newspaper front pages listed on the Newseum’s Web site—and even a handful of New York ones—featured the scandal—often in big, splashy ways. One shows Christie wearing a traffic cone as a dunce cap, others call the scandal a “bombshell” and yet another simply asks: “Do you believe him?” Many newspapers couldn’t resist describing the whole affair as a political jam. (Christie now has an 11 a.m. press conference scheduled for Thursday morning.)
Here’s a look at nine New Jersey front pages and two New York ones that take big swings at the Christie story: