(CNN) – In more pushback, Gov. Chris Christie’s office on Monday will send to supporters a list of tweets and stories that highlight criticism of The New York Times' coverage of the latest development in the George Washington Bridge scandal that is roiling his administration, according to a source in the governor's office.
(See part of the list below)
On Friday, the Times was the first to report that former Christie appointee, David Wildstein, alleged in a letter that "evidence exists" the embattled New Jersey governor knew in real time about bridge lane closures in Fort Lee that caused massive traffic gridlock, contradicting what he had previously said.
Christie has long contended that he didn't know about the incident until after it occurred.
On Friday, the Times reported initially that Wildstein "had the evidence to prove" that Christie knew about the lane closures, which e-mails released by state legislative investigators suggest were orchestrated to punish politically the Fort Lee mayor for not endorsing Christie for reelection.
The newspaper quickly revised its lead to simply reflect what the letter written by Wildstein’s attorney actually said: that “evidence exists,” not that Wildstein was in possession of it.
The letter did not disclose the evidence, nor did it challenge Christie’s previous statement that he knew nothing about any political motive behind the lane closures, which Wildstein is said to have carried out as a top official at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the bridge.
On Saturday, Christie's office accused the Times of "sloppy" reporting, and the detailed list of criticism his office is sending out Monday includes the Times' Public Editor column.
"This change was more than a nuance. Acknowledging that could have taken the form of a straightforward correction," Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote. "The change also could have been explained in an editor's note or could even have been acknowledged in a sentence in the body of the article."
The column also included a quote from Metro Editor Wendell Jamieson.
"The Christie administration is attacking our story to change the conversation," Jamieson said.
The reporter on the story, Kate Zernike, acknowledged the mishap Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources."
"Could we have made this more clearer? Yes. Did we make it more clearer? Yes," she said.