Crazy Fight Between CNBC and Fox Business at Davos

The catfight between CNBC and Fox Business Network at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is out of control.

The final straw: Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo was caught on tape talking about CNBC’s production team nearby, saying, “Look what they’re doing … they’re embarrassing themselves.”

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Bartiromo — who last year left the position she held for nearly 20 years as CNBC’s “Money Honey” — was apparently just reacting to a CNBC employee’s comment to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan as he was about to go to an interview with Fox Business Network.

“Ooooohhh. That’s where you’re headed,” the CNBC employee said, according to TVNewser. “They’re no competition!”

Sadly, these are not the first punches that have been thrown between the two networks regarding this annual gathering of business, intellectual, and political leaders.

Last week, before anyone had even landed in Davos, Fox Business Network’s senior correspondent Charles Gasparino went on the air and said that CNBC managing editor Nick Dunn would be wearing his “ass for a hat” after seeing how superior Fox’s coverage of Davos would be to CNBC’s.

And all this week Fox Business Network reporters have aired grievances with CNBC’s behavior. They accuse CNBC of threatening guests, of telling them that if they don’t do CNBC first, they don’t do CNBC at all.

This made Gasparino, a former CNBC reporter, very upset. So he took to Twitter:

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Fox Business’ Liz Claman mentioned it on her show as well.

But here’s the thing: This complaint from Fox Business Network is hardly new. In fact, it’s common knowledge that CNBC is ruthless about getting guests first — not just in Davos but at every event, and at home.

The catfight between CNBC and Fox Business Network at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is out of control.

The final straw: Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo was caught on tape talking about CNBC’s production team nearby, saying, “Look what they’re doing … they’re embarrassing themselves.”

Bartiromo — who last year left the position she held for nearly 20 years as CNBC’s “Money Honey” — was apparently just reacting to a CNBC employee’s comment to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan as he was about to go to an interview with Fox Business Network.

“Ooooohhh. That’s where you’re headed,” the CNBC employee said, according to TVNewser. “They’re no competition!”

Sadly, these are not the first punches that have been thrown between the two networks regarding this annual gathering of business, intellectual, and political leaders.

Last week, before anyone had even landed in Davos, Fox Business Network’s senior correspondent Charles Gasparino went on the air and said that CNBC managing editor Nick Dunn would be wearing his “ass for a hat” after seeing how superior Fox’s coverage of Davos would be to CNBC’s.

And all this week Fox Business Network reporters have aired grievances with CNBC’s behavior. They accuse CNBC of threatening guests, of telling them that if they don’t do CNBC first, they don’t do CNBC at all.

This made Gasparino, a former CNBC reporter, very upset. So he took to Twitter:

Fox Business’ Liz Claman mentioned it on her show as well.

But here’s the thing: This complaint from Fox Business Network is hardly new. In fact, it’s common knowledge that CNBC is ruthless about getting guests first — not just in Davos but at every event, and at home.

Besides, we haven’t heard anything from Bloomberg TV about it

Besides, we haven’t heard anything from Bloomberg TV about it

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