'Whale at the wall' comment makes waves around the world

EDISON - An article taking jabs at Gov. Chris Christie's weight is earning him supporters from across the aisle.

The New York Post published an article calling Gov. Chris Christie 'The Whale at the Wall.' It ran alongside a picture of the governor at the Western Wall in Israel.

Former Gov. Richard Codey, who has a longstanding political feud with Christie, says the paper crossed the line.

Codey tells News 12 New Jersey, "He's a man I don't necessarily get along with, but I respect the office and I certainly respect that site. I think the New York Post owes the governor and the people of New Jersey an apology for that headline because it was just outright disgraceful."

The governor says the comments are a distraction and says, "It is just unfourtunate The Post decided to go there." Christie also thanked Cody for his support.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One person was killed in a shooting on 1 At least 1 dead in Thursday night Newark shooting
Genesis Rincon was shot and killed by a 2 Man pleads guilty for death of 12-year-old girl
At least one person is dead and several 3 At least 1 dead, several hurt in separate shootings in Newark
Kane In Your Corner continues its investigation into 4 KIYC: NJSPCA no-bid contracts questioned
St. Joseph High School student Matthew Hall visited 5 Teen battling cancer thanks medical team as he prepares to attend prom

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.