Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo was buried under an avalanche of criticism on Sunday morning after she allowed Donald Trump to spew outrageous assertions about 2020 election interference unchecked in what one conservative called an "infomercial" chock full of unfounded claims.
With the president ranging far afield -- at one time saying the FBI and his own Justice Department was involved in the conspiracy to deny him a second term -- the Fox host sat by, occasionally encouraging the president on.
According to Amanda Carpenter, a former speechwriter to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Bartiromo's behavior with the president is a problem for the Fox News family.
"Let’s be clear. Maria Bartiromo is not interviewing the President. She is providing him a free platform to feed his base talking points uncontested. (Yum yum!) This is propaganda," she tweeted before adding she would be on CNN to discuss the Fox host. She then added, "Watching Maria is like watching an infomercial. 'Can you tell me more about how, how this blender could really make me a smoothie? Please show me how!' This is the level of questioning we are seeing here. Whew Maria went all in on at least three different conspiracies at the 10:42 min mark. She’s way off the deep end. This isn’t a Trump problem, it’s a Fox problem.'
Carpenter was not the only one to bury Bartiromo, as critics piled on after the interview as you can see below:
Watching Maria is like watching an infomercial. “Can you tell me more about how, how this blender could really make… https://t.co/uS5Vj3eals— Amanda Carpenter (@Amanda Carpenter)1606664275.0
Whew Maria went all in on at least three different conspiracies at the 10:42 min mark. She’s way off the deep end.… https://t.co/XG2TVxvqMO— Amanda Carpenter (@Amanda Carpenter)1606664631.0
Public reminder that Maria Bartiromo is a Trustee at New York University. How can NYU tolerate a Board Trustee who… https://t.co/8dGDDHv127— Kevin Collymore (@Kevin Collymore)1606664751.0
Maria Bartiromo indirectly hits her own network, among nearly all media outlets, for declaring Joe Biden President-… https://t.co/0aVXZ7vUYz— Mike Brest (@Mike Brest)1606669363.0
@kylegriffin1 Sounds like a good reason to never listen to anything Maria Bartiromo has to say, especially business advice.— Rather B Laughing (@Rather B Laughing)1606669392.0
@ErinRF @amandacarpenter @brianstelter They keep saying statistical impossibilities. What impossibilities? Are they… https://t.co/EzzqIwI6gN— Just Heather (@Just Heather)1606665607.0
Maria Bartiromo is doing a great impersonation of Goebbels. https://t.co/BItGIobA6P— Dr. HawaiiDelilah™ (@Dr. HawaiiDelilah™)1606664377.0
WTH happened to Maria Bartiromo? She’s crazy.— THE ACCOUNTANT (@THE ACCOUNTANT)1606667369.0
Maria Bartiromo isn't an actual journalist. She's an anti-democratic right wing propagandist.— Matt Murphy (@Matt Murphy)1606665482.0
"You're actually very brave" - Donald Trump to Maria Bartiromo, who allows him long, repetitive diatribes of repeat… https://t.co/vaoh1KZzDm— Chris Jansing (@Chris Jansing)1606663696.0
@atrupar Maria Bartiromo should be ashamed of herself--never correcting him and letting him lie. They are NOT dump… https://t.co/uFn23YL7W6— Snarky Kat (@Snarky Kat)1606669384.0
Maria Bartiromo is assisting Trump in taking massive dumps on our constitution. What kind of person does this?— 63 Blue Vet (@63 Blue Vet)1606669386.0
@MariaBartiromo I am full-blooded Italian-American; I believe Maria Bartiromo is also the same. That said, regardin… https://t.co/mkGM2EmaSS— Babzie (@Babzie)1606669284.0
I know Maria Bartiromo has always been part of the tv biz news culture which is very right wing. But was there a tr… https://t.co/xnuUcIpvYB— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1606659310.0
@realDonaldTrump This was not an interview just @realDonaldTrump in high wine with the usual #lies attempting to di… https://t.co/52328L2fTb— Hal Donahue (@Hal Donahue)1606669324.0
@amandacarpenter @brianstelter She says yup and nods her head. Still shocking 4 yrs later to hear the US president… https://t.co/xEtzWIkmf3— hope bardugoni (@hope bardugoni)1606664132.0
@amandacarpenter @brianstelter I agree. It’s pathetic and misinformation that any news organization shouldn’t allow… https://t.co/0SFfa1hw0k— Cindy (@Cindy)1606664354.0