A woman who called the cops on a New York City birdwatcher appears to be at the center of an argument that enraged Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic, prompting him to throw his headset and scream at his producer on Tuesday's simulcast episode of The Mike Missanelli Show.
Below is more of the argument leading up to the headset throw where he tries to be contrarian for entertainment's sake (I suppose some people here know that game) but when he's shut down repeatedly with logical rebuttals, look out...
And my goodness… There seems to be a mood over at 97.5 The Fanatic:
PhillyVoice reached out to multiple parties in the aftermath of the incident, and employees at the station say there was no prior incident that led to the altercation between Johnson and Missanelli.
"Mike tried to pull the, 'I'm a lawyer' shit. Tyrone then read him the actual law," one station employee said to PhillyVoice on Tuesday evening. "Natalie is agreeing with [Tyrone], so now Mike has been embarrassed and has the rest of his show 'ganging' up on him. And he threw a temper tantrum because he's a fking child."
Sources say Missanelli, 50, hit part-time WIP producer Brian Robbins after the two men argued during a live remote broadcast Friday at Brownie's 23 East (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) in Ardmore.
Though I don't condone escalating things to that point with anyone you work with and I agree that it's the actions of a "fcking child", I'll also say I bet that, at least for tomorrow's show, the ratings will fly above WIP's like a set of Missanelli's headphones.