Yesterday, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo used an interesting strategy during a panel discussion on the Sen. Al Franken story. With the panel lighting up Franken over his behavior in the wake of the allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped Leeann Tweeden in 2006, a former Obama administration official reminded Bartiromo that there were plenty of allegations against President Donald Trump.
Nuh-uh, according to the Fox Business anchor.
“Just to be clear, there are no allegations against the President,” she said, adding that the more than dozen accusations that came out last year don’t count because Trump “said during the campaign that wasn’t true.”
Needless to say, Bartiromo’s comments were widely mocked on Twitter after they went viral last night.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 18, 2017
A literal alternate reality. https://t.co/puPYPTvI6c
— Charlie J. Johnson (@Charliemagne) November 18, 2017
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) November 18, 2017
I remember when Maria Bartiromo was considered a serious journalist. Would love to see her bring her nonsense and state tv sensibility to 4 pm on MSNBC
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) November 18, 2017
— shauna (@goldengateblond) November 18, 2017
1. Maria Bartiromo, who faced horrendous harassment when she was the first woman in tv history to report from the floor of the NY Stock Exchange, just erased sixteen women. https://t.co/N4S9VijQxg
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 18, 2017
Has @MariaBartiromo always been a lying conspiracy theorist, or is that a new schtick to improve ratings?
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 18, 2017
she's such a monumental hack; https://t.co/nKZHVEdV3N
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) November 18, 2017
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) November 18, 2017
One ex-colleague of Bartiromo’s also sounded off:
Crazy – uh – and what did u say about me? https://t.co/H1kgQiXKo6
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) November 18, 2017
Carlson was referencing the fact that Bartiromo came to Roger Ailes’ defense following Carlson’s sexual harassment charges against the ex-Fox News chief.
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