Fox Business criticizes Twitter for not giving them interview
Liz Claman and Nicole Petallides of Fox Business Network went on the air Thursday afternoon to criticize Twitter executives for giving an interview to rival CNBC but not to them, reports Andrew Kirell of Mediaite.
Kirell writes, “Claman also slammed ‘another business network’ for, she believes, dictating how Twitter handles its press relations.
“‘We need to let you guys know something that we found disturbing,’ Claman opened the show. ‘Twitter refused to give us a Fox Business interview today. Were they afraid that we were the only business network that would ask tough questions? I mean, I don’t know, right?’
“She lamented how the snubbing came despite the fact that ‘we were the first business network to ever put [Twitter] on-the-air back in 2008.’
“‘Our producer was escorted away from [Twitter],’ Claman alleged before scolding the company: ‘So in their young life as a publicly-traded company, always claiming they think independently, did twitter allow another business network to tell them how and where they can get their shareholders’ message out?’
“She was obviously referring to rival network CNBC, who had earlier aired an ‘exclusive’ interview with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo in light of today’s IPO.”
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