Fox News is eating their own. On an episode “The Five” commentator Bob Beckel challenged conservative author Jason Mattera to a knife fight. Watch the provocation below.

They were discussing an ambush video Mattera had made pressing IRS official Lois Lerner on questions that she has failed to answer.

“You’re twice as young as I am,” said Beckel. “You’re a punk. You’re a coward. And my name is Bob Beckel. I would like you to call you any time, any place, and let’s let you and I discuss it ’cause you’re a coward, you’re a punk, you pick on people and you deserve to have your ass kicked. And I wanna do it, so get in touch with me.”

He was reacting to having just watched the clip below.

Too much? Yeah. But the 24-hour, constant hype cycle comes at a price. Now it’s eating itself.

Joshua is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire. You can follow him on Twitter @Joshual33.