What happened to Maria Bartiromo?
Sarah Ellison of The Washington Post writes about the transformation of Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, who has become an advocate for President Donald Trump.
Ellison writes, “Like many Trump allies, she speaks as though the fact the investigation led to no criminal charges against the president means the entire enterprise was bogus from the outset. Mueller made it clear that the investigation did not exonerate Trump, citing 10 incidents in which Trump potentially obstructed the investigation, a matter that Mueller said was Congress’s responsibility to pursue.
“Her conviction that the rest of the media is biased against Trump now extends to social media. Like the president, the newswoman herself has seen some of her tweets flagged by Twitter for promoting misinformation — such as the Federalist article she shared the day after the election headlined, ‘Yes, Democrats Are Trying To Steal The Election in Michigan, Wisconsin, And Pennsylvania,’ and her following day’s evidence-free claims of ‘AZ poll workers forcing voters to use sharpies thereby invalidated ballots’ and ‘4 am dumps’ delivering tens of thousands swing state votes for Biden.
“She decried the media’s role in calling the election for Biden. ‘The media’s role is to report the facts, and I think it’s up to the electors to report on who the president is,’ she said on her show long after all the major networks had called the election for Biden but before the electors voted on Dec. 14. Now that that vote has happened, Bartiromo told The Post that she acknowledges Biden as the president-elect. ‘That said, you still have a sitting president contesting the election, which I will cover as well. I will also ensure to cover any instances of fraud, not just for this election but for future elections.'”
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