Ever since Bridgegate heated up last month, MSNBC has treated the Chris Christie scandal as a leading news event. The 24/7 coverage has turned off at least one famous MSNBC fan, liberal comedian Bill Maher.
On Valentines Day, Maher posted an open letter entitled MSNBC-Ya explaining he was "breaking up" with the news site because of it's almost non-stop Christie coverage.
It's Valentine's Day, and I cannot go on any longer living a lie. MSNBC...we need to talk.
Whatever we had is not working any more. You're obviously interested in another man: Chris Christie. You're obsessed with him. So I wanted you to hear it from me first. I'm going to start seeing other news organizations. I'll miss what we had. It was a rocket ship ride. We were both passionate flaming liberals and we didn't care what the world thought of us. It was a glorious time. We finished each other's Sarah Palin jokes. But now we never talk about any of the things we used to talk about: global warming, gun control, poverty... All because Chris Christie came along and put you under his spell.
Look at yourself. You're turning into Fox News. Bridgegate has become your Benghazi, and this isn't easy to say, but you and I are no longer on the same news cycle. Sure, you read me the results of a recent Gallup poll, but you never really ask me how I'm feeling. It's not you, it's... Chris Christie.
You've stopped leaning forward. Look, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little lanes of traffic don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. You're a young news channel. You'll meet other viewers. It's for the best. You can focus on your career. And we can still be friends. We'll always have Obamacare.
Here's looking at you, kid.