maria_bartiromo_sex.jpgWhile researching a story on taxes on private equity last night, we came across a startling transcript of an interview in which Maria Bartiromo appears to proposition a CNBC guest for more than just his tax knowledge.
Ryan Ellis, hired gun for some tax-cut outfit, was appearing on CNBC’s Closing Bell to debate taxes with the Robert McIntyre, a hired gun for a tax-hike outfit. According to the TV transcripting service TV Eyes, the debate was moving along predictably until Bartiromo interrupts with a seemingly unprovoked solicitation.

maria: ryan ellis what do you think sex.

The transcription then seems to breakdown completely.
We debated the meaning of this little bit of ungrammatical sex talk for quite a while. Was she simply asking his opinion of sex? Or was she implying that tax hikers want more taxes because they aren’t getting enough sex? We finally decided that this was a proposition, which could be more easily understood as. “Ryan Ellis. What do you think: sex?”
Then, sadly, we watched the actual video. No such proposition took place. It was just a transcription error.
And our dirty minds.
CNBC — Closing Bell [TVEyes]

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  1. Posted by Amos | July 25, 2007 at 1:16 PM

    Jeeezzzz….you had my heart pounding a minute there….I thought Maria was at it again. I think her marriage is the open kind in which whether it was a pre-nup of post-nup they financially better off that splitting. This is only an opinion thanks to the first amendment. I have always thought of Maria as a lovely creation of the Big Man upstairs…..we all have made mistakes……I really would be more comfortable knowing she is happy and treating her husband right. Sorry for the editorial. Dont know why this thing was published…..she would never suggest sex on the full network. Unfaithfulness is secretive.

  2. Posted by Amos | July 25, 2007 at 1:20 PM

    One thing to add: I always thought happily married wore their wedding band at least…….Most who are proud of their union cover the wedding band with the engagement ring. I dont like to see a pic like that of Ms Bartiromo. Just an aside.

  3. Posted by John Carney | July 25, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Don’t read that much into the picture, Amos. It’s an old one, and very possibly from before she was married.

  4. Posted by Becky Quick | July 25, 2007 at 1:38 PM

    That whore Maria made it on her back. She didn’t just suck cock, she to it doggie style and in the ass for her big stories.

  5. Posted by Zbignew | July 25, 2007 at 1:43 PM

    Thanks to that visual from the alleged Ms Quick, I’ll be getting nothing done for the remainder of the day.

  6. Posted by anon | July 25, 2007 at 1:59 PM

    “That whore Maria made it on her back. She didn’t just suck cock, she to it doggie style and in the ass for her big stories.”
    What big stories? She’s an anchor.

  7. Posted by "Sean" | July 25, 2007 at 4:32 PM

    I can’t tell which pic is hotter, this one of maria or the infamous Muffie Benson-Perella.

  8. Posted by John Carney | July 25, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    For those of you slow in the head, the “Becky Quick” above is not the woman who goes by the same name on CNBC.

  9. Posted by TVEyes Eyes | July 25, 2007 at 6:23 PM

    Apparently TVEyes noticed all the traffic to this page thanks to the DB link, and so they’ve removed the word “sex” from the transcript. Smells like a cover-up to me.

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    synonyms and thesaurus

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  13. Posted by The Utterer. | March 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Yes please Maria.