What Just Happened on CNBC?

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By Chris Ariens Comment

CNBC_10.29.jpgThat’s what one, of several, emailers asked us after watching a bizarre exchange on CNBC’s Closing Bell just before 3:30pmET. We’ll post the video when we get it (hint, hint). But for now enjoy the transcript as Melissa Lee and Dylan Ratigan tried to bring into the conversation Charlie Gasparino.

Lee: I was thinking that we were going to go to Charlie Gasparino.

Ratigan: We’ll go to charlie first. What have you got?

Gasparino: What do I got? What do you want? What do you want?

Ratigan: I want your best stuff, Charles. I only want the good stuff.

Gasparino: “What do you got?” Now that is such a… that is almost zen-like. What do I got?

Ratigan: That’s where we are…

Gasparino: I have many things…

Ratigan: I know…

Gasparino: I have many things…I have many things in my arsenal. But what I got is not what I have. I don’t have what I got.

Ratigan: All right. What have you got?

Gasparino: I don’t have what I got. I don’t have what I got.

Lee: Oh gosh (laughs)

Ratigan: Are we done?

Gasparino: We’re done. I don’t have what I got.

Ratigan: All right

Lee: Let’s talk Merrill Lynch, Charles. What do you have on Merrill Lynch.

Gasparino: The Merril Lynch…oh, just on Merrill Lynch? Or the Merrill Lynch-Bank of America merger?

Ratigan (and Gasparino talking over eachother): Charles, I got a short amount of time and a capitalist system doing a lot of stuff. You can use the airtime to tell me some information or I’m moving on brother…You got two choices: information or I’m leaving.

Gasparino: No. You know what you got. That’s right.. you have… you have… You have one choice: shoot to the capitalist system. ‘Cause that’s what you’ve got.

Ratigan: Do what?

Gasparino: No. That’s what you got. That’s what you got.

Lee: Okay.

Ratigan: Shoot the capitalist system?

Gasparino: Shoot to the capitalist system. That’s what you got.

Lee: Okay. Thanks Charles.

Ratigan: All right. Thank you Charles. I’m not quite sure what just happened, quite honestly.

Lee: (laughs) Me neither.

>Update: The clip is after the jump (searching for better quality)…


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