Check out how CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo treated Eliot Spitzer two days after the Krugman interview.
Bartiromo is offended that Spitzer says former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg committed fraud.
At one point, Bartiromo wags her pen at Spitzer and actually says this, “Some people say that the collapse of AIG lays at your feet, because if Hank Greenberg were there he would not have allowed some of that craziness and that risk being taken on,” in a way that makes it clear that she is one of those “some people.” Those “some people” would be The Wall Street Journal editorial page, naturally, and the idea’s insane.
The next minute she’s yelling at Spitzer, saying, “You can’t say ‘fraudulent’ because there is no indictment, you can’t just throw around the word fraud.”
You can also watch Eliot respond on his show following the CNBC interview…