Jim Cramer
Maria Bartiromo and the problem with CNBC
Maria Bartiromo and the problem with CNBC

You would have thought news was slow on Wall Street last week, when the hottest item on the ticker was that television personality Maria Bartiromo was jumping from CNBC, her onscreen home for two decades, to the Fox Business Channel. Financial and media pundits struggled to place the event in cosmic context. Michael Wolff of the  Guardian called it a "tectonic shift," which was a bit of an overstatement even for him, though it's possible he was being facetious. (It's sometimes hard to tell.)  What was notable in all the turbocharged media coverage was how Bartiromo's journalistic chops were described. Virtually every article focused on one particular...