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Bartiromo Interviews Former Citi CEO

citifeb26.jpgSome eyebrows were raised this afternoon when CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo interviewed Sandy Weill, the Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup.

(In case you don’t remember the Bartiromo/Citi scandal, check Google.)

It was a “CNBC exclusive.” Bartiromo was joined in the questioning by her 3pm co-anchor Dylan Ratigan.

An longtime CNBC viewer wrote to TVNewser: “Have they lost all ethical thought and reason in Englewood Cliffs? I sat there with a stunned look on my face the whole time the interview was going on.”

“Why shouldn’t she do the interview? She did nothing wrong,” a CNBC insider responded…


> Update: 9:35pm: “Just the hint of scandal makes the interview stupid from a P.R. point of view. Why risk credibility with viewers by giving the interview to Bartiromo?,” an e-mailer adds…

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