Chris Christie slams Time's fat, 'mafia' cover picture

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted Time Magazine's cover picture of him, which he said makes him look like the fat fictional mafia boss Tony Soprano.

"I'm reporting Time Magazine to the like anti-Italian Defamation League," he told Fox Business Network's Don Imus show. "I mean look at that thing with 'The Boss' underneath it, I mean come on. I can't wait for that to come home for my kids to see it."

When asked by Imus if the media tries to make him look like Tony Soprano, the governor said: "Yeah, it's not kind...I guess they are trying to make some kind of point. I say what I think and I defend the people that elected me. That's my job. If that means going after my own party sometimes, I will. If it means going after the president, I've done that before too. The fact is I'll say what I think. Some people like it, some people don't. But that's who I am."