Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Cheated by Animal Rights Activist Posing as CEO of Smithfield Meat Company

If you suspected that Maria Bartiromo would be easily fooled, those assumptions were confirmed Wednesday morning when the Fox Business anchor spent more than six minutes interviewing an animal rights activist she believes was the CEO of Smithfield Foods, who bills himself as “” The world’s largest pork processor and pig producer. “

According to Instant action everywhere, activist Matt Johnson could be booked on the Bartiromo show as the new CEO and President Dennis Organ of Smithfield Foods. During the interview, he warned viewers that factory farms like Smithfield’s could cause the next pandemic, without raising any suspicion from Bartiromo, who just plowed through with the segment.

Bartiromo started by introducing Johnson as Dennis Organ and asking him about the company’s South Dakota processing plant, which became the worst COVID-19 cluster in the country early in the pandemic. For the first few moments, he played it fairly straightforward, calling the coronavirus ‘devastating’ to his industry and acknowledging the ‘heroic’ efforts of the factory workers – some of whom have died of COVID.