• 30 Oct 2008 at 4:41 PM

Update On Gasparino v. Ratigan (Clip Included)

We just spoke with Charlie re: whatever the hell went down on CNBC earlier. He said “no comment” but offered that he is in “zero trouble” with the network, which is a relief. No word on Ratigan. QUITE shadily, someone sent us a clip of the brouhaha, but within minutes it had been removed. Whoever is responsible: STOP SUPPRESSING THE TRUTH! We can handle it!
UPDATE: It works now, and it’s after the jump.


Comments (113)

  1. Posted by whatelseisgoingon | October 30, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Was “No Comment” up on the teleprompter as well?

  2. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Zero Trouble with The Network = In a World of Shit.
    This could be Gasbag’s final day.

  3. Posted by Investorcluzo | October 30, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    seriously, did he say “zero trouble”? that guy sounds like my 5 year old niece with that kind of talk. what a buffoon!

  4. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Why would he be in trouble, he’s been muttering the same incoherent babble for years.

  5. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Why would he be in trouble, he’s been muttering the same incoherent babble for years.

  6. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Why would he be in trouble, he’s been muttering the same incoherent babble for years.

  7. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Charlie is stressed from writting his new book. Chilax.
    -General M. Bison

  8. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    The situation is fluid.

  9. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    too long, what have i got?

  10. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    what do you mean removed? this is the internet! if you post it(somewhere) we will click

  11. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Fuck, I wanna see that clip!
    Bess, do it for Bella. Get that clip!
    Although without having seen it it sounds pretty inane.
    G-bag is a weirdo. Period. Maybe he just got done eating a lot of gobba gool and couldn’t think straight from all the sodium.
    – Commander Bear.

  12. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:55 PM
  13. Posted by FUNdamental | October 30, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    he just wants everyone to know he is awash in liquidity and his balance sheet is strong.
    For his next on air segment he will be reciting jaberwocky.

  14. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Yeah we can handle the truth. Where’s the fucking video. Sick of this shit.
    If it happened on TV it happened right?
    So where’s the f##$%@@ video!!

  15. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    “Each night when I return the cab to the garage, I have to clean the cum off the back seat. Some nights, I clean off the blood.”
    - Charlie Gasparino in two months

  16. Posted by diablo | October 30, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    OK, the guy is drunk.
    The guests are reacting WTF???

  17. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Ok, having seen the clip now I am absolutely, positively predicting a major bitch-slapdown tonight between The Gasbag and Ratigan. This ain’t over, no matter how much “zero-trouble” you are in, Charles.
    My money is on Ratigan.

  18. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM

    how stoned is he?

  19. Posted by Anal_yst | October 30, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Honestly from doing news before, it looks kinda like he doesn’t know he’s on-air and he’s just yapping atthe producer/director/etc
    bit of a stretch, but from what I can see its not outside the realm of possibility

  20. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Yeah we can handle the truth. Where’s the fucking video. Sick of this shit.
    If it happened on TV it happened right?
    So where’s the f##$%@@ video!!

  21. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    “Charles”

  22. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    thank you 12…
    G-bag is a d-bag…that’s what I GOT!
    HAS THE WHOLE WORLD GONE CRAZY!

  23. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    Cmdr Bear, its cavatelli, its pronounced ga-vah-deal, not gobba gool
    Guido

  24. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    I think that Gasparino will be a drop on Pops and Drops tonight

  25. Posted by Strabo | October 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    CNBC should put “Gasbag v. Ratigan” on the air! Think about the ratings!
    It should be followed shortly by a mud-wrestling match between all the CNBC money honeys.

  26. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    He should’ve just said, “Forget about it. Bah Fungoo!”

  27. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Interesting name, UWSBackyardigan

  28. Posted by diablo | October 30, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Anal – wrong, he’s looking straight at the camera, he knows he’s live. One he’s acting like he’s drunk and the CNBC censors had just scrapped his scoop. This should at least get him a 2 day suspension.

  29. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Eh, a little testosterone moment. Looks to me like CG felt a bit insulted at his intro. Had a moment, held himself together pretty good, and let it go. These guys are human too.

  30. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    damn right the guests are reacting.
    Where the pork and beans?

  31. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Best clip ever from CNBC. Looking forward to more of this in the future.

  32. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    He’s pissed off because he doesn’t like being hit with a blind pass. If you’re going to pull my story for fear of rumor mongering then don’t put me on the spot asking me what the fuck I got.

  33. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Does he really return calls from DB? Is that that vain and self-obsessed?

  34. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    @32 – Are you defending Gasbag because you are, in fact, Gasbag?

  35. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    @33- he’s given quotes to db multiple times.

  36. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    I was a reporter-at first he didn’t know he was on air, but that’s not possible after a few nano-seconds because the light is on the camera-then he realized he had his pants down and he was not able to go with the story because it was not confirmed yet. then radigan started being the arrogant bastard he really is and charlie decided to spurt a little-the producer at that point should have knocked them off the air. then again, he could have been on CRACK

  37. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Guido, I don’t know what provenza you’re from. The sandwich meat pronounce gobagool in Naples is spelled capicola.

  38. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Eh, what’s the big deal? Typical gabagool-ish behavior. Why is everyone acting so shocked?
    ANTI-GUIDO

  39. Posted by orcagirl | October 30, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    #32. totally lame excuse

  40. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    touche’ 37, i must be a sicilian

  41. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    #32, perhaps he was being cryptic with a story he could run with. Maybe he’s heard the BOA/MER merger was falling apart for whatever reasons. Trying to parse just what he said, “Shoot to the capitalist system,” was really strange. Maybe he had his arm twisted not to report such trouble so as not to shock the markets even more as we are rebounding. Or maybe he’s on crack.

  42. Posted by MarshallStack | October 30, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    These guys like to act like they’re traders. Yo Vito – not fer nothing – but get yer greasy ass on the ferry and get off my island.
    Like the “traders” from Boiler Room. I should rent that – its been months.

  43. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    What does “shoot to the capitalist system” mean? I have never heard such a phrase before…

  44. Posted by Investorcluzo | October 30, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    wtf! are they kidding? seriously, ge can’t be paying him good money for that childish banter. perhaps there is a reason the stock is down 50%…

  45. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Franks and beans.
    Mayo.

  46. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Franks and beans.
    Mayo.

  47. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Dylan vs. Charlie in Pay Per View fight. Cramer could be ref. Erin could be “round girl”. Lets get it ON!

  48. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Dylan vs. Charlie in Pay Per View fight. Cramer could be ref. Erin could be “round girl”. Lets get it ON!

  49. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Dylan vs. Charlie in Pay Per View fight. Cramer could be ref. Erin could be “round girl”. Lets get it ON!

  50. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    @43, he didn’t say capitalist system. He said capitalists, as in the guests that Ratigan had.

  51. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    Leave the media alone – except for CNBC:
    http://hobochili.org/chili/?p=89

  52. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Anybody have a non-youtube link? Blocked at work.

  53. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Ratigan says “I got a short amount of time but I got a capitalist system doing a lot of stuff” and gasparino tells him to go ahead and “shoot” to it–to cut to whatever segment the “capitalist system” has

  54. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    I take my laptop to the bathroom with me when I poop – But by this exchange I was truly mezmerized. Despite positions open and the day reaching its requisite crescendo – I left the computer behind- I walked quickly but quietly to the tv for a closer look – almost in a trance like state. My mouth was literally hanging open. I think I muttered “wtf” a few times. My girlfriend asked “what happened what happened”…. I couldnt speak, couldnt form words – after several seconds of my brain trying in vain to describe what took place – I slowly walked back to my chair – and slowly,stoically said “remind me to show you the video later I cant explain what just happened”

  55. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    As an unbiased observer, I would say that Ratigan really looked like the dick in that situation.

  56. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    @47
    Mmmm, Erin as ’round girl’…That would top this whole few months off beautifully. As a matter of fact, I doubt anyone would really be that shocked anymore.

  57. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    @54. Good explanation. Thanks CG.

  58. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:04 PM
  59. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    that’s amusing.. but what is happening at ML?

  60. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    @56- your girlfriend was there, ie you’re at home and are a day trader?

  61. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Charlie, where you at? What do you got? You don’t have “what do you got”? Later bro.

  62. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Charlie Gasparino looked like DeNiro in “Raging Bull”. Ratigan is the evil Peter Pan.
    Did you not hear that CNBC was switching to a “reality TV” format?

  63. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Meh it looks like he didn’t know he was on. Unprofessional but sober.

  64. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    @61 – My girlfriend is your mom, so why don’t you ask her yourself?

  65. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    he didnt know he was on? is that why he was talking and responding to q’s from ratigan from the start?

  66. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    it appeared that CG thought ratigan said “what you got you guinea cocksucker?”

  67. Posted by diablo | October 30, 2008 at 6:20 PM

    That just goes to show you that the CNBC producers have lost control of the prima donnas (on-air personalities including Charlie).

  68. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    @61
    At home yes. Mostly swing and neutral-arb. Yes, some quick scalps too but I generally fuck those up, get really agitated, sweaty – keep moving my mental-stops, then finally cover in a panic at market. Why do you ask? Isnt everybody doing it?

  69. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    i’m with 60. what’s the ML news he couldn’t report on?

  70. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    @65
    Chuck G, stop impersonating me and telling mom jokes.

  71. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    @ppl asking wtf the ml news is. COME THE FUCK ON. if charlie has an actual story he would’ve said it. you know whatever he was going to say was his typical regurgitation of the same story like he always does. the line they flashed at the bottom of the screen was the same one they used earlier today when he told us about the ‘turmoil’ among shuffling of thain, flemming and one other guy re: the boa merger. it’s obvious the reason he didn’t say it was b/c he was pissed that dr said “what have you got,” which is why he kept repeating that. that’s what set him off. fucking child.

  72. Posted by cy | October 30, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    72-
    Why would he be pissed that DR said, “what have you got?” That seems like a normal question.

  73. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    @73- just note his knee-jerk reaction to the question in the vid (and the fact that he wont get enough it).

  74. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    these CNBC talking heads are way out of control. you wonder why they keep on behaving badly and talking none sense, it’s because CNBC can’t do anything as they are the company’s “income earners”. even if erin whores with arab men, hey they contribute advertisements and you don’t know who else maybe nailing her or maria.
    some people said” CNBC is being held hostage by these talking heads” even if they misbehave badly, CNBC would put them on pedestal to be honored and adored by CNBC executives for simple reason: MONEY!

  75. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    # 75
    and RATINGS!

  76. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Hmmm. At least Charlie doesn’t repeat the same themes over-and-over-and-over again like Dylan does. Or take forever to communicate a basic idea or ask a question. Btw, Rattigan, I love your “Trade Schools”…they are so informative.

  77. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    BIG question???????????????????????????
    DID CNBC SUPPRESSED HIS WOULD -BE REPORTS?
    if,too bad he is neither Cramer or Burnett who would be allowed by CNBC even if the report was badder, disgusting or stupid.

  78. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    # 78
    I mean SUPPRESS (without ‘ed).

  79. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    lesson learned: dont f with people below you

  80. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    #78
    Did that happen before the actual closing bell?
    It’s hard to speculate but seems like that his report might negatively affect the stock markets. Everytime the markets go down so is the GE.

  81. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    doesn’t make sense that he would get so upset to such a simple question phrased in his own style of language. guy looks like a mafia hit man.

  82. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

  83. Posted by cy | October 30, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    82-
    “Looks like” a mafia hit man?! One time, I was eating dinner at this place called Louis. These two guys in suits and a police officer were eating at the table next to me. One of them got up to go to the bathroom or something, and when he came back, he shot them both in the face and walked out. I saw the guy’s face and it was Charlie Motherfucking Gasparino. True story.

  84. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    I can’t believe everyone calls him Gasbag and not Chuckamuck.

  85. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    The rants of a drug abuser????

  86. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 7:49 PM

    Dylan is not the smartest guy in the room, but he can run circles around the Gasbag. Plus he’s younger and better looking, who knows maybe he’s tapping a moneyhoney that GB wanted to hit.

  87. Posted by NotNasser | October 30, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    “Shoot to the capitalist system”? Was he trying in some half-arsed drug-addled way to propose that they “cut to the capitalist system” and maybe show footage of traders jumping up and down on an exchange floor or whatever visual would pass for “the capitalist system” these days?

  88. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    “No comment … and over all, I stand extremely well-capitalized to take advantage of these new opportunities” – CG

  89. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    CNBC got it all
    -Charles “Gasbag” Gasparino
    -MSH = Marked Senile Haines ( due to EOE, the main reason why CNBC is keeping him inspite of his absentmindedness most of the time)
    _Erin “Street Sweetie”
    -Maria “Money Honey”
    = Dylan Rant-igan
    -Joe” Speedo” kernen.

  90. Posted by NotNasser | October 30, 2008 at 8:45 PM

    84 — great story.
    One thing, though. If you ever start making movies, don’t let your daughter act in any of them, she CAN’T act and it’ll ruin the whole series.

  91. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    @47
    I think you’re on to something but…..
    Cramer would make a better warm up bag…and then we have Einhorny working the betting window taking odds on …what? I know…whether he can break the rules when the rule makers aren’t constrained by the rules.
    Bye Bye Einy…How are things on the bottom of the river?

  92. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    I remember when I had my first beer.

  93. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    84, next time you are there try the veal.

  94. Posted by Lowly Assistant | October 30, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    I’m not trying to stick up for Chuck G., but Dylan was a condescending dick, trying to humiliate Chuck. I respect Gasparino for not allowing him to do so. Charlie’s a great editor, and it boggles my mind why the majority of the DB readership carries so much disdain.

  95. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    CG starts off trying to be funny and gets cut off and told to get to the point, which pisses him off. He throws a fit and refuses to tell his story, so he tells them to “shoot to the capitalist system”, as in “If you want to speak like that to me, all you got is the floor behind you, shoot to that” He definitely hints he knows something about ML.
    Anyone else see it that way?

  96. Posted by Lowly Assistant | October 30, 2008 at 10:14 PM

    Dylan throws the “capitalist” phrase out first. Chuck gives him a “fuck you, then. Play it, asshole.” I’m sorry…Dylan’s always an ass. He brings nothing new to the arena, just playing self-important MC. I mean, CNBC sucks through and through, but I just don’t see Charlie as being part of the problem.

  97. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 10:37 PM

    # 96, How much did Gasparino pay you to post that? Or are you the Gas Bag himself?

  98. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 10:41 PM

    Gasparino is solid on Donnie Deutsche tonight. During this show at least, he seems to be one of the most rational, straight-forward speaking guy on TV. Steve Liesman is being a prick.
    Everyone should be in costume tomorrow for halloween… hoping to see some guinea-reporters on cnbc.

  99. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    Is it me or could Rattigan and Melissa Lee not figure out what the hell he was talking about?

  100. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 11:06 PM

    77
    numbskull

  101. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    First he murdered Dennis Kneale
    now he kills Dylan Ratigan
    Charlie’s the best …. even when he’s drunk

  102. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    @86:
    Drugs. He was either on them, or maybe worse…off them…

  103. Posted by guest | October 30, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    I saw that segment live on the air today. Gasbag was acting like a complete f*cking idiot, no big surprise.
    Gasbag was so idiotic and annoying, I chose to focus on Melissa Lee in that little skirt and wearing those f*ck me boots, she’s a nice piece of ass!

  104. Posted by guest | October 31, 2008 at 1:38 AM

    @104:
    She’s a pig… People call her “gummy”

  105. Posted by guest | October 31, 2008 at 2:02 AM

    I usually like Ratigan. I usually like Gasparino. I think someone told Gasparino he could not report what he wanted to report. Think Ratigan knew this. Notice Ratigan seemed out of it and that Chinese chick came over and picked up the ball, then they went to Gasparino and he refused to report the whatever it was. Ratigan couldn’t say whatever Gasparino was going to say, so it was left unsaid.
    My take is simple. He didn’t have enough confirming first party sources and he decided not to stick his neck out on something that might turn out to be just another dead end.

  106. Posted by guest | October 31, 2008 at 8:53 AM

    Charlie is just a very arrogant human being. I can’t believe the network puts up with his antics. He is very long winded and tends to repeat himself over and over. That’s why Ratigan said he only wants the good stuff.

  107. Posted by guest | October 31, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Melissa Lee is Korean-American.

  108. Posted by guest | November 3, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Commentator 54 is right. Gasparino repeatedly said, “Shoot to the capitalism” in response to Ratigan’s implied threat (as they started talking over one another) that if Gasparino did not start talking with his story, Ratigan would have to move on because he had “a capitalist system” to talk about (meaning, a lot of other business news/stories).
    That doesn’t excuse Gasparino’s belligerence before he started saying that, but it most clearly means he was NOT saying “shoot the capitalism”!
    If commentators are going to pile on Charlie Gasparino (which they are fully free to do; it’s a free country), at least get your facts straight before doing so, and don’t start making up things that didn’t happen. And if you want to be taken seriously, then avoid the juvenile potty talk and sexual innuendos and insinuations.
    And a CNBC producer has to take or at least share responsibility here. He/she HAD to have a mouth in each of their ear pieces, and had to have decided to put Charlie on the air. So if Charlie in fact could not go forward with a ML story at that time, then a producer is to blame for putting CG on the air (and on the spot), and then corralling neither him nor Ratigan once they each got childish.
    A CG acquaintance

  109. Posted by guest | November 3, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    gaspipe gasparino is not half the tough guy he trys to come off as on tv…hes a bully trying to intmidate corporate geeks..no doubt retribution for a childhood full of being bullied himself..what a tool!!!

  110. Posted by guest | November 3, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    at 109 thanks for the definition of capitalist system i was baffled prior…shocker ur a cg acquaintance

  111. Posted by guest | March 3, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Whatever it was it was ackward to watch and unprofessional. I might have to add him to my list of cnbc jackasses mainly kudlow and santelli.

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