Montel Williams Publicist Gets in Twitter War With Journalist

A nasty feud between a Washington, DC, journalist and Montel Williams’ publicist has spilled over onto Twitter.

The battle started around 18 months ago with Betsy Rothstein of the Daily Caller and Williams’ flack Jonathan Franks exchanging tense e-mails over a story the site wrote about his boss.

Since then the pair have exchanged barbs online, with Rothstein doggedly demanding Williams explain why he shills for the controversial “payday loans” industry and Williams himself even calling for Rothstein to be fired after she called him “the Uncle Tom of the 2016 presidential election” when he endorsed Gov. John Kasich in the primaries.

On Friday, hostilities resumed, with Franks fuming: “I think she’s an arrogant bitch who writes for a 3rd rate gossip blog.” (Franks claims Rothstein called him a “little bitch” first, on a separate occasion.)

When Rothstein responded, “I am only a bitch to you because you won’t answer a simple question [about the loans],” Franks parried, “Nope ur just a bitch.”

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