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Bartiromo’s Thain Interview: ‘She Strips Him Bare’

thainggg.pngNPR’s David Folkenflik had this to say about Maria Bartiromo‘s interview with recently-ousted (carpet purchasing) Merill Lynch CEO John Thain:

As we segue from the golden age of bashing the media to the golden age of eulogizing the media, I’d like to pause for a moment to admire an example of a journalist doing her job…Consider what Bartiromo does in this interview. She strips him bare.
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This wasn’t great investigative journalism. (Nor, for that matter, was the disclosure by CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino that Thain’s driver was making $230,000 a year in pay and bonuses, though it was a damning little nugget.) But it was a nice example of a television journalist simply doing her job.

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