01/08/2014 10:26 BST | Updated 01/08/2014 10:59 BST

Fox News 'F*cksticks' Lambasted By CNN Anchor For 'Ignorant' Climate Change Headline

This May 2013 publicity image released by ABC shows Bill Weir of the ABC News magazine show "The Lookout," in New York. ABC News says Dan Harris is joining “Nightline” as a co-anchor, succeeding Bill Weir, who is headed to CNN. Weir had been a “Nightline” co-anchor since 2010 and is a former co-anchor of the weekend “GMA.” (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik)

Fox News was subject to yet another attack this week – this time from an anchor at the rival news broadcaster CNN.

After Fox ran a wilfully ignorant headline on an Washington Times article mocking climate change entitled, "Climate Doesn’t Cooperate With Al Gore’s Group’s Visit to Denver EPA Hearings," Brian Weir responded by tweeting "Weather is not climate, you wilfully ignorant f*cksticks."

That’s right – "f*cksticks". Fox News "f*cksticks"

The tweet, unsurprisingly, went quickly viral, and though Weir didn’t delete it he did later apologise, saying: "The glop of Midwestern guilt stuck in my chest prob won't go away until I apologize to @foxnation for name-calling. Dumb move. My bad."

The Fox News Channel has been embroiled in a high profile spat this week with Russell Brand, the British comedian targeting Fox News anchor Sean Hannity over the “Ken doll’s” handling of a recent segment on Gaza.