Bartiromo posts, then deletes tweet that smears Clinton
Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo posted a comment on Twitter this weekend that smeared presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that was then deleted, writes Erik Wemple of The Washington Post.
Wemple writes, “The slime here couldn’t possibly be more complete. Instead of having used an epithet against a group of people, Clinton was expressing her interest in knowing more about the social, political and criminal dimensions of an important story affecting Israelis and Palestinians. Some unknown number of Bartiromo’s 200,000-plus Twitter followers came away with the slanderous impression. From what we know about Fox News and Fox Business, she’ll suffer no discipline for the retweets; few will write about it. But the episode is instructive, because bit by bit, this is how the country becomes ungovernable.
We are awaiting a response from a Fox Business rep. According to a Fox Business rep, Bartiromo has posted a tweet saying this: ‘not a smear traffic at all. I realized the retweet was wrong soonafter and deleted ASAP tensions high.’ The Erik Wemple Blog would normally post that tweet, but: