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NBC Goofs Up Christie Breathing Problems

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Could have been worse.

NBC Nightly News apologized for the following message on Twitter regarding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie being taken to the hospital for breathing problems related to asthma. They initially wrote, “NJ Governor Chris Christie taken to hospital for breaking problems.” Minutes later, they offered, “Apologies for typo it is breathing problems. Thanks to all who corrected.”

But not before the peanut gallery came roaring in. “Nice typo,” snarked Crooks and Liars Managing Editor and former FishbowlLA’s Tina Dupuy.

We don’t think this is a joke, but Potomac Flacks blogger Matt Mackowiak retweeted the news, with one word: “Praying.” Human EventsTony Lee, meanwhile, wrote this note of hope: “In all forseriousness, I wish Chris Christie well — no one should have to go thru breathing probs — here’s to no medical f–kups.” And we knew this was coming. One woman on Twitter wrote, “For what, inhaling a sandwich?” This just in from another: “Maybe Chris Christie had trouble breathing considering he’s 400 pounds.” And finally, there was this relevant Washington-directed message: “Chris Matthews is going to feel awkward for saying on Monday that none of the heavy-set GOPers were running for president.”

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