Charlie Gasparino and Simon Constable (screenshot)

Fox News dissolves into on-air squabble about Ukraine plane crash: "You’re so goddamn dumb"

Fox News Business turned into a panel of name-calling when discussing the flight MH17 crash in Ukraine


Sarah Gray
July 18, 2014 1:13AM (UTC)

It has been a day of breaking news and wild speculation following the news that the commercial plane Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed along the border of Ukraine and Russia. Vice President Joe Biden just confirmed in a speech at an event in Detroit that the plane was indeed shot down.

When discussing the tragedy -- and who might be responsible for the crash, and the deaths of 295 people on board -- a Fox News Business panel dissolved into an on-air brawl. The two main aggressors were Charlie Gasparino and Simon Constable.

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Gasparino was blaming Russian president Vladimir Putin for the crash, and Constable was stating that it was still too soon to throw out speculation and accusations.

“You’re wrong, Charlie,” Constable exclaimed to Gasparino. “For once you’re wrong.”

The argument continued, and eventually devolved into petty insults.

“You’re so goddamn dumb. I can’t believe I’m hearing this," Gasparino said. "I’m sorry, but think about it: You have one of the most aggressive nations on earth invading another country and we’re supposed to say that it’s maybe someone else’s fault he has his troops in there?”

You can watch the entire segment via Mediaite below:

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h/t Mediaite


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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