Something rather remarkable happened a couple of nights ago. I’ve only seen one small report on this little vignette from the GOP presidential debate last Tuesday. To date I can find no YouTube video footage. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things it’s really not that important. However, it’s worth remembering that Fox Business News promised us an impartial debate, featuring the candidates, with no CNBC-style editorializing or discounting of the candidates’ credentials. Remember that?
The brief episode to which I’m alluding here was sufficiently glaring that Business Insider’s reporters Brett LoGiurato and Colin Campbell found it worthy of publishing a very brief report about former CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo’s venture into declaring what a highly qualified, impressive and worthy candidate Hillary Clinton is, when compared to the field of Republican candidates on the debate stage. Her little Hillary-campaign speech drew some booing from the audience. From the BI report:
Fox Business Network moderator Maria Bartiromo was briefly booed by a Republican-friendly debate crowd Tuesday night when she brought up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s résumé.
Near the end of the debate, Bartiromo was interrupted when she asked the candidates to compare their records against Clinton. Bartiromo said Clinton has an “impressive résumé,” provoking the audience reaction.
With Fox’s parent company now in the hands of Rupert Murdoch’s flaming leftist sons, I wondered how the FBN gang would ever be able to stay impartial through the entire broadcast. True to form, Bartiromo cleverly threw a crafty left jab at all of the candidates, in favor of Hillary. Apparently not too many reporters even noticed it. Or, if they did notice it, they didn’t bother to mention it later.
The moderator pointed out that Clinton has spent “more time in government than almost all of you on stage tonight.”
(Except for perhaps Jeb Bush? He’s long been the Fox News team’s odds-on fav for the nomination.)
“Why should the American people trust you to lead this country even though she has been so much closer to the office?” she [Bartiromo] asked.
Here’s a better question, Ms. Bartiromo. With Mrs. Clinton’s long history of brazen mendacity, why would the American people trust her to lead this country?
Anyone have a guess as to who will get Ms. Bartiromo’s vote next year?