A standard-issue promotional ad (right) declaring Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino Breaks the Business News Stories Nobody Else Does sparked an unusual and highly personal Twitter fight between Gasparino and CNBC’s Ron Insana.
When the FBN ad was shared on Twitter, Insana responded that it wasn’t Gasparino breaking business stories, but rather, CNBC’s David Faber: “David Faber breaks news… ALL others follow!”
And that, my friends, got the bruising ball rolling–at least thirty minutes of often below-the-belt back-and-forth between high profile talent. Later, Gasparino went on Liz Claman‘s show (video below) and piled on.
“Why are you being mean?” Claman asked Gasparino. “I’m not being mean. He was mean to me. He’s jealous of Fox Business … he thinks the world begins and ends at that crappy studio at Englewood Cliffs.”
@rinsana @SallyPancakes GFY fat boy
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) November 7, 2014
Not clear on “GFY”? Look here. But it got even more personal:
@rinsana @SallyPancakes you will always be a fat slob i’d smack u silly but it wld be considered child abuse — Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) November 7, 2014
is there any more unctuous boot licking kiss ass “journalist” than @rinsana? no one even close will discuss w @LizClaman 323pm @FoxBusiness — Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) November 7, 2014
@CGasparino Your broadcast is the sound of one hand clapping. Ad hominem attacks are a sign of intellectual weakness, not physical strength — ron insana (@rinsana) November 7, 2014
thats cause ur not just fat but dumb @rinsana @FoxBusiness — Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) November 7, 2014
The final word, from Gasparino, was this:
i promise this is my last one: ur a putrid balding disgusting fat-cat boot licking sycophantic douche @rinsana — Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) November 7, 2014