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Posts Tagged ‘John Thain’

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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Morning Media Menu: January 28

mornmm.gifToday on the Menu we talk to Fox Business Networks’ Liz Claman about what it’s like to report on the continually shifting economic crisis, as well as, what she would like to say to Merrill Lynch’s John Thain in an interview. Claman also confesses to being a newspaper “purist” but cautions that “Our industry…is under massive assault.” Her advice? “Constantly network and look for the writing on the wall.”

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