Maria Bartiromo: Beyond Mere Incompetence. Legendary.
The woman, once known as “money honey,” abuses the privilege of not knowing her trade.
She got a 30-minute interview with the founder and CEO of the largest hedge fund on earth, Ray Dalio. He rarely gives interviews. She got it because the Council on Foreign Relations invited him. Then it invited her. Why?
She begins her introduction with the longest string of “uhs” and “ums” that I recall ever hearing. An interviewer should never resort to these verbal stutters. He or she is supposed to be mentally in control. It’s mind over tongue. Not in her case.
She asked a question. She would not let him answer. She thinks he needs her help in answering a simple question. She gets him talking, and then she interrupts.
Talking heads are supposed to be more head and less mouth. The key to this trade — I was in it for over 20 years — is to get the person being interviewed to talk cogently on important issues. If an interviewer can ask questions that the viewers would like answered, that is great. If the person interviewed gives cogent answers, the interview is a success.
When he said that he owns gold, that was news across the Web.
Watch this for five minutes. You will be appalled.