Bartiromo blocks critics on Twitter after Trump comments
Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo blocked other people in the media on Twitter from viewing her tweets after she made comments on the air on Friday that President Donald Trump faces “no allegation” of sexual harassment, reports Jon Levine of The Wrap.
Levine writes, “Pundits and media watchers widely mocked the segment with former Obama administration deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu, generally labeling it a disaster.
“Now Bartiromo is hitting back, blocking major media figures on Twitter who had the temerity to comment. Over the weekend, CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ host Brian Stelter reported being blocked by Bartiromo after tweeting about the segment.
“Bartiromo also cut off her former Fox News colleague Gretchen Carlson, who has now become icon of the broader movement against workplace sexual harassment.
“Throughout the weekend, Bartiromo continued to shut down followers who criticized her. In addition to blue checks, the morning anchor unleashed the block button on random Twitter users as well.
“Multiple inquiries to Fox News and Fox Business from TheWrap on the matter were ignored.”
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