Earlier today, Fox Business revealed a new print campaign it’s running, which takes the network’s previous tagline for reporter Charlie Gasparino– “Charlie Breaks It”– and adds “Others Follow.” The suggestion here is that Mr. Gasparino beats all other outlets on Wall Street’s biggest stories and at least competitor with a social media presence didn’t appreciate the insinuation: CNBC’s Ron Insana. So he did what anyone living in these times does when he or she believes something wrong is happening: took to Twitter. Here’s what Insana had to say:
As those of you familiar with Charles’s temperament and commitment to fact checking might have guessed, that statement didn’t fly. Naturally, instead of responding with a single strand of 140 characters, Gasparino unleashed a torrent of Tweets that would make a Word of the Day calendar quiver. Let’s take a look. Read more »
Wheatgrass Shots At Merrill Lynch Make About As Much Sense To Charlie Gasparino As A Cardio Workout On A Deadlifting DayBy Bess Levin
Charlie Gasparino is an old school kind of guy. He picks up the phone to chase down stories. He keeps in shape with wind sprints and pounding the speed bag. He types with two fingers and celebrates scoops by eating steaks with his hands. He describes public company CEOs looking “like the kind of guy[s] you’d beat the hell out of,” and he has zero qualms about calling people who question his reporting “friggen jerk[s]” and “dope[s],” in addition to telling them to fetch his dry cleaning. In short, he comes from another era, when men were men and women were referred to as broads. He has little time for sensitivity or a workplace that frowns upon pinching secretaries on the ass and so it should probably come as little surprise that a BofA Merrill exec’s new way of doing things at the once-vaunted brokerage does not sit right with CG. Read more »
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The situation is fluid. We’ll keep you posted.
Update: It involved sleeping in a pod on the sidewalk and taking a fairly gruff tone with the inventor of said pod. For future reference, Gasparino is not impressed with fancy looking sleeping devices. All this man of simple tastes requires is a place where he can take a three hour nap and rejuve for the gym. Read more »