New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie compared the government funding of public broadcasting to the old Soviet Union before announcing a deal that will sell the state’s public broadcasting network to New York’s WNET, reported.

At a press conference in Trenton, Christie said the government ought to stay out of broadcasting, and the relationship in New Jersey should have ended decades ago.
“In my view, that should have ended with the Soviet Union,” he said. “It’s ending here in New Jersey a little later than the fall of the wall in Berlin. But we’re getting there.”

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