Fox Reporter Britt McHenry and ESPN’s Sarah Spain Get in Heated Twitter Debate

Spain and McHenry

Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry and current ESPN reporter Sarah Spain got in a huge Twitter fight on Monday over sexism, feminism, and what they did to get where they are.

The fight started after McHenry came to the defense of fellow former ESPN reporter Ed Werder, who had taken exception to a Sports Illustrated writer who posted about a job opening, preferably seeking female applicants.

After Werder came under fire for insisting that qualifications should be the only factor in determining whether someone gets hired — not their gender — McHenry defended her former colleague:

McHenry’s response brought a counter-response from ESPN reporter Sarah Spain:

Then things escalated, dramatically:

Spain then let loose her own flurry of responses:

Then Spain made things very, very personal:

McHenry decided to pick the mic back up after that one:

It’s just hard to believe that Ed Werder started all of this.

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