Note to cable shows: Google your guests before they appear.
This apparently is something I have to tell Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo and the rest of her crew.
Yes, I know, Fox Business is the little brother of Fox News and more, well, business-oriented — but for those of you who have wondered about how standards are fairing over at the news division of the Fox Corporation, consider an unpleasant interview on Dec. 23 where host Maria Bartiromo thought she was interviewing the CEO of food processing giant Smithfield Foods, but was, in fact, interviewing an animal rights activist impersonating him.
So, first off, the incoming CEO of Smithfield, the world’s largest pork producer and processor, is named Dennis Organ; that’s an aptronym if I’ve ever heard one. However, Organ wasn’t appearing with Bartiromo, despite the fact she thought he was.
Instead, according to The Washington Post, the six-minute