LA Times: Bartiromo losing the respect of other journalists
Stephen Battaglio of the Los Angeles Times also explores how Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo has been covering the false claims by President Donald Trump that the election was rigged.
Battaglio reports, “But lately Bartiromo’s former colleagues — many of whom admire her reporting skills and tireless work ethic — are wondering why she allowed her programs to become a vessel for President Trump’s last gasp efforts to overturn the election results. CNBC insiders and alumni often exchange texts with tweets or clips of Bartiromo and the question ‘What happened?’
“‘There is a lot of eye-rolling,’ said Ted David, a retired 20-year veteran of CNBC who anchored alongside Bartiromo. ‘Maria was always considered to be a principled professional. She’s losing a lot of respect from her fellow journalists.’
“The voting fraud claims made on Bartiromo’s program and other shows are now getting closer scrutiny as software company Smartmatic has demanded a retraction from Fox News and other conservative networks over potentially defamatory remarks made about its role in the election.
“Bartiromo insists she is not an advocate for Trump, despite the largely friendly interviews she has done with him. But she won’t dismiss the president’s claims that massive fraud at the polls robbed him of a victory in his 2020 race against President-elect Joe Biden.”
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