Kim Hill eviscerates Chris Christie on National radio

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This recent interview is a thing of beauty.

It involves Kim Hill interviewing former New Jersey Republican Governor and wanna be US President Chris Christie.

I was surprised when the interview was announced. I wondered why someone so high in American politics would want to be interviewed by a local journalist in little old New Zealand.

He probably thought it would be a patsy interview. After all how could someone living so far away be so prepared? And so cutting?

The Trump questions were interesting. At the end the onslaught of questions from Hill asking why Christie could still support Trump after all of the awful things Trump had done all Christie could respond was that at least Trump was not Hillary Clinton.

The questions about Bridgegate, where Christie was implicated in decisions to close some New Jersey bridges for a “traffic study” that caused traffic carnage in an area represented by one of Christie’s opponents, were really cutting. In very few words Hill is able to leave listeners with the very strong impression that Christie’s defence of his involvement was bollocks, to use the technical term.

The interview alone was worth the annual cost of Radio New Zealand.

Do yourself a favour. Set aside half an hour to listen to it.

54 comments on “Kim Hill eviscerates Chris Christie on National radio”

  1. Chris T 1

    Never heard of him, but a quick look at Wiki says he is pro choice on abortion, pro medical Marajuana, and even made it easier for kids to get it, anti recreational, and criticised the Republications slow handling of relief after Hurricane Sandy, so he can’t be that bad.

    Hitching up to Trump was probably just a miscalculated political move.

    And I imagine he took the interview as he is trying to promote a book.

    • Dan 1.1

      He was a republican governor in a very blue state. These things say next to nothing about his own values.

      Also, Wiki does not say that he is pro-choice, it say that he wasn’t going to force the issue in New Jersey (because, again, it’s a very blue state), but he described himself as a “pro-life governor”, and supported a ban after 20 weeks. These are not pro-choice positions.

      And he wanted more federal money for his own state after it was hit by a hurricane? What a fucking shock.

      He’s not among the worst republicans out there – that’s a very high bar – but he’s still pretty terrible.

      As for a “miscalculated political move”, anyone with two brain cells knew exactly who and what Trump was when Christie jumped aboard. It was only “miscalculated” in that Trump turned around and shafted Christie, and again, anyone with two brain cells should have known that Trump would do that sooner or later.

      Finally, “I imagine he took the interview as he is trying to promote a book”

      Wow, do you think so? You should be a TV pundit for these stunning insights you have! 🙄

      • Chris T 1.1.1

        I mentioned why he took it because of this in the actual op

        “I was surprised when the interview was announced. I wondered why someone so high in American politics would want to be interviewed by a local journalist in little old New Zealand.”

        But by all means, twist it into something it isn’t

      • Andre 1.1.2

        Trump turned around and shafted Christie…

        The Kush-kiddy has never forgiven Christie for tossing the Kush-daddy in the slammer. That’s what stopped Christie getting offered a big job in the administration early on.

  2. Wayne 2

    I think it entirely depends on perspective. I had a completely opposite reaction to Standardnistas.

    I thought Chris Christie entirely showed Kim Hill up. It was clear from the interview that he is a very smart guy.

    • mickysavage 2.1

      Wow.

      What did you think of his defence of Trump?

      • Stuart Munro 2.1.1

        Gnats consider lying a skill, only citizens consider it a vice.

      • Bewilderd 2.1.2

        What are all the horrible things trump has down Mickey

        • McFlock 2.1.2.1

          Thousands of kids taken into custody at the border have been sexually assaulted, including by the people supposedly in charge of their care.

          So there’s that.

        • left_forward 2.1.2.2

          Made healthcare unaffordable for millions of Americans.

          So there’s that.

      • cleangreen 2.1.3

        Plop!!

        Wayne Mapp is speechless you had the audacity to ask such a question Micky hoping that Christie fooled them all.

      • Wayne 2.1.4

        Well, he is a believer.
        I was essentially indifferent to his defence of Trump. Those who are core supporters like Christie will support him, and look past his many defaults.

      • Gosman 2.1.5

        He obviously is not a dyed in the wool Trump supporter but he won’t become an out right opponent until sufficient evidence is presented. In that regard he is being understandable cautious.

        • mickysavage 2.1.5.1

          But he said he supported Trump because of Hillary …

          I was intrigued, was it pizzagate or the server, which one was it. Shame Kim did not ask although I suspect she was busy collecting her jaw off the ground.

          • Gosman 2.1.5.1.1

            Just to go how polarising Hillary Clinton was.

            • left_forward 2.1.5.1.1.1

              Just to go on how Hilary Clinton is used by RWNJs (and some LWNJs FFS) to project upon as an excuse for the utterly corrupt Trump.
              Everything you think about her is a thousand times worse in Trump Mr Gos. Lift your eyes from the self-centred narcissism of the right, and wake up to the damage he and his supporters are causing to social democracy, truth, justice and the rule of law.

              • Gosman

                I had no major issue with Hillary Clinton. She seemed like quite a moderate Democrat as far as I can tell. However many, many people on both the left and right in US politics disliked her with a passion. I am sure Christie is not the only person who held his nose while voting Trump.

                You are much mistaken if you think I am a Trump supporter. I find him fascinating but agree he is damaging to the US body politic.

                • left_forward

                  I am pleased to hear that – but why then do you reflect pro Trump strategy (i.e. it’s all about Hilary – and ‘there is no evidence of collusion’) here in a discussion about a Trump supporter?

      • OnceWasTim 2.1.6

        The sad thing is he believes it.
        Fogies and Fuddy Duddies of the 21C kind.
        Wayne needs a long beard he can scratch as he pontificates and spouts forth with the ultimate words of wisdom.
        I wonder if he calls his wife “mother”

    • Gabby 2.2

      How about the bridge business wayney. That was fair enough was it?

    • Morrissey 2.3

      It was clear from the interview that he is a very smart guy.

      And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the kind of thinking that led to nine years of Key and English and their gruesome colleagues. Welcome to the world of National Party “judgement”.

      • woodart 2.3.1

        haha. yes. christie a smart guy. I think the correct phrase would be “fall guy”yet another doofus that fell for trumps lies, and got shafted. thought he was going to be in trumps inner circle,and went all in for the orange idiot, only for trump to not honor a commitment(what a surprise).for anybody to think that christies is,or ever was ,a smart guy, makes you wonder……….

    • mpledger 2.4

      I thought he handled himself pretty well given that what I had heard from people living in New Jersey that he is a lightweight and arrogant. He managed to fend off the tough questions but his excuses tended to ring pretty hollow.

      He jumped to be a presidential candidate too early but he probably fancied his chances against Trump.

    • Andre 2.5

      Well yes, he was smart enough to avoid getting a cheeto-tinged skidmark smeared down his CV when he declined the offer to become Chief of Staff. Dunno if that’s enough to push him up into “very smart”, tho.

    • OnceWasTim 2.6

      By the way Wayne, when are you next on the NZBC?
      I try to follow you on WNTV1’s Gallery …. or is it Q+A but I move about sometimes. I think Brigadier Gilbert is trying to sort out some sort of network thingy which should make it a lot easier to keep up with your words of wisdom

  3. Blazer 3

    I was waiting for the ‘evisceration’ too…never happened.

    Christie surprised me at how easily he batted her away.

    His defence of Trump was plausible.

    • Anne 3.1

      His defence of Trump is only plausible in the eyes and ears of the seriously gullible and ideologically deranged.

      Trump is a born liar, cheat, misogynist and sociopathic criminal. All of which have been satisfactorily proven correct beyond reasonable doubt. It’s just a matter of time before the lumbering US state justice system finally gets its act together and begins the impeachment process.

    • Gabby 3.2

      Batting away’s lying isn’t it blazy.

  4. Bewildered 4

    Had a listen I thought Christie did a good job and was quite impressive , basically trump was not his first choice, he was his first choice, however came down to a two horse race Hillary or Trunp, Hillary was corrupt and he was much more aligned to trump on policy (nafta, China, regulation, tax) Never claimed Trump is an angel but believes he has done good things for US, ie NAFTA , China, lowest minority and black unemployment ever, thriving economy .,.. His real beef is with Kushner not trump and basically considers trump a friend, however has emotional maturity that politics is politics and a friend can also be a competitor at times but you can still be both and separate the 2 I think he had more than Kim’s measure amd really struggling with Mickeys interpretation of this interview All Hill had was Comey and bus tape that he brushed off with out to much bother, similarly bridge issue

  5. marty mars 5

    He sounded ridiculous to me – a quick talking blowhard who could only get to ‘but Hillary’ . He showed the paper thin facade of politicians.

    • Bewildered 5.1

      Interesting how we interpret things, possibly really high lights the growing gulf by left and right to listen to each other as a result of confirmation bias and attacking the person rather than the message Both sadly irrational reponses

    • alwyn 5.2

      It is just confirmation bias. You think he is terrible because he is a Republican and you think they are all corrupt.
      Other people think that all Republicans are wonderful.

      It was just like the comments on this site before the 2014 election in New Zealand.
      Those on the left were convinced, and told us ad nauseum, that Cunliffe was a brilliant man and the Key was a clod. I remember the true faithful telling us that Cunliffe had an IQ of 160.
      Others, and apparently the larger part of the New Zealand voting population thought that Key was right on top of the job and that Cunliffe lived up to his nickname.

      No one then, and no one now was ever going to change their opinion.

      • marty mars 5.2.1

        Your construct has inferior foundations. I don’t think “he is terrible because he is a Republican and you think they are all corrupt.” You just made that up. I considered him terrible based on what he said and how he said it, having little knowledge of him beforehand. You, on the other hand, fawn over him simply BECAUSE he is a Republican. You’re proper naughty, you are.

        • alwyn 5.2.1.1

          There you are then.
          You complain that I am making up fairy stories about you and then you come out with lies about me.
          You claim, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary that I
          “You, on the other hand, fawn over him simply BECAUSE he is a Republican”.
          There, you see how it is?
          You are conditioned to say that I hold beliefs I don’t while I, on the other hand merely tell the truth about you.
          Or, as you would say, it is the other way round.

          ps. I just realised that I have given a comment about Christie on this site.
          It was yesterday and was in a reply to you on open mike 02/03/2019.
          I really don’t think that this could be construed as being “fawning” over him.
          I said, and I can’t seem to get a proper link to it.

          “Well, he might have been better than the one who did end up in the job. Or not.
          Tell me. Suppose you had to choose between Christie and Trump to be President?
          Which would you have chosen. Fleeing the country is not an option.

          I personally would have fled the country, but I’m not going to allow you the easy way out. I thought the best qualified person actually running was John Kasich, the then Governor of Ohio.”

          • Sam 5.2.1.1.1

            You can deny all you want. The moment You stick up for Chris Christie you’ll be educated.

            • alwyn 5.2.1.1.1.1

              I have just edited the comment as I remembered that I have, only once, commented on Christie.
              Do you still hold this view?

              • Sam

                Fine. If you want to change the subject then you concede.

                If you want to chat then we can chat about what ever you want. Civics, American civil war, Cotton Plantations, pop culture, Jazz, Vivian Thomas, basketball, what ever. You choose a topic and date you want to start your history. No research so no relying on other peoples reputation for an argument, that’s just group think. Just got to be quick fire so no bibles. Now what do you want to debate?

          • marty mars 5.2.1.1.2

            Probably fawning wasn’t correct sorry.

            • alwyn 5.2.1.1.2.1

              Thank you. I really didn’t think I was distinguishing Trump from Christie.
              I don’t think Sam is able to get over his conditioning though.
              He appears to be unable to read what I said. He (or she) seems to see my nom de plume and reacts to that. Quite what he does think when he says I am changing the subject is quite impenetrable.

  6. Sabine 6

    I think Chris Christie came here to show our loosing Party with no Mates who to be appropriately corrupt and duplicitous as a politicians and still get elected.

    Consider how far the influence of the US arm of the corporate right wing politics has.

    Who paid for his trip?

    • Bewildered 6.1

      I think it was a telephone interview ? For a book he has just released On duplicity and corporate influence, what’s your view on Trudeau and the duplicity of left and media?, controlling stories, op Ed’s, corrupting judiciary Suggest similar things going on in the US as well re media at least, ie politics dirty generally left or right Saying that Nz overall is better than most, none of them how ever practice what they preach so take them all with a grain of salt

    • joe90 6.2

      Most likely by phone as part of his publishing agreement to sell his book.

  7. Drowsy M. Kram 7

    Kim Hill is a superb interviewer, and Chris Christie gave a good full-length interview. He came across as generally quick-thinking, articulate, fairly calm (for the most part) and did a good job of blustering through internal inconsistencies. Occasionally Kim had him on the ropes and his ‘um-count’ spiked, but that didn’t happen often.

    For me, the most telling moment of the interview was towards the end (@28:45), when he was criticising former FBI director and fellow lawyer James (Jim) Comey:

    Um, because he’s, ah, he’s arrogant and believes he knows better than everybody else.

    Yet another former, and possibly future, politician with a self-awareness deficit. They’re everywhere, but that doesn’t mean we should give them a pass, and I’m glad Hill didn’t.

    • Bewildered 7.1

      Fair points but on Comey I don’t think he was much wrong,Muller has conducted himself much more professionally and impartially left and right ( just ask Hillary)

  8. Arthur 8

    This was the time he made international headlines.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/…/chris-christie-beach-new-jersey-budget.html

  9. Binders full of women 9

  10. You Don’t Mess Around With Kim

    You don’t tug on superman’s cape
    You don’t spit into the wind
    You don’t pull the mask off that old lone ranger
    And you don’t mess around with Kim

    And that’s the fair truth!

    Here’s the song anyways

    Jim Croce – You Don’t Mess Around With Jim – YouTube

  11. Peter 11

    Chris Christie will never be the Republican candidate for the Presidency. He might chuck his name in the ring but that’s about it.

  12. esoteric pineapples 12

    I thought this was a good interview with Chris Christie

  13. Doogs 13

    Wowee!

    Having seen the 2 posted interviews by Chris Cuomo and Larry King, and also having listened to Kim Hill interviewing Christie, I have to say as an overall comment that if I had done something really bad, and I was in a whole heap of shit, I would want Christie as my lawyer. He IS smart. He IS a quick thinker. He DOES present good arguments (thin in parts). However, the overall failing is that he is skewed in his thinking and completely captured by right wing ideology. Thus, he can become an apologist for the worst president in American history.

    King and Cuomo gave him room to breathe, room to expand his arguments, despite the strong emphasis by Cuomo on the obviousness of Trump’s lying. Kim Hill on the other hand smelt BS whenever it showed up, and she didn’t allow him to mitigate his assertions with ‘lawyer speak’.

    Chris Christie is a prime example of why Trump is where he is. He wouldn’t get away with in our country due to the large number of people born with a nose for BS. The closest we’ve come currently is M. Hooten et al.

    • Gabby 13.1

      The trick seems to be to keep spouting so people kind of forget the lie you led off with. Hootie Blowhard does it and screams at Kathryn Ryan when she tries weakly to stem the flow of shite. Maybe the Griff bunged a Leave Hootie ALOOONE clause in her contract.

  14. R.P Mcmurphy 14

    Kim Hill Is pretty damn good.

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