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Greta Van Susteren Scolds Katrina Vanden Heuvel for Taking Cheap Shot at Fox News
NewsBuster.org ^ | November 11, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/11/2012 3:25:21 PM PST by Kaslin

Greta Van Susteren on ABC's This Week Sunday took exception with a cheap shot at Fox News from Nation magazine's Katrina vanden Heuvel.

This came after vanden Heuvel said of former CIA director David Petraeus, "Don't forget that over at your network at Fox, he was your candidate for a while" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Greta Van Susteren Scolds Katrina Vanden Heuvel for Taking Cheap Shot at Fox News

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: It could create complications for President Obama as he puts together his national security team though. I want to put up a chart right now. We already know that Secretary of State Clinton was planning on leaving. Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, planning on leaving. We know the Secretary of the Treasury is going as well. Perhaps the Attorney General and the White House chief of staff. Greta, this is one hole the president didn't expect to have in January.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS: But, yes, of course he didn't expect to have it, but this is also quite a serious matter. I mean, this is the guy who was in charge of intelligence. And this was, if you look at Benghazi, this was an act of terrorism on 9/11. And here is the most important person in our intelligence community, and everyone says, "Well, it's a personal problem, it's a personal problem." Well, the problem is it's a personal problem with someone who's extremely important, and we don't know to what extent it may have jeopardized or put him -- made him vulnerable.

I'm not the least suspicious he did anything wrong vis a vis the American government, the American people, but it is not unreasonable to be very suspicious that we don't have all of the information.

KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL, THE NATION: You know, I think, listen, I think the relationship between President Obama and General Petraeus has been a rocky one. Don't forget, that over at your network at Fox, he was your candidate for a while. I mean, he was going to be the Republican candidate. So I don't think--

VAN SUSTEREN: I don't think, wait a minute.

STEPHANOPOULOS: That may have been a factor in why he was made CIA director.

[Laughter]

VANDEN HEUVEL: You keep your foes close. But I also think that there are many people who can fill this hole, and I just wish that there was a different approach to foreign policy, a less militarized one, that emphasizes political solutions and diplomacy.

STEPHANOPOULOS: The problem may be with the president, though, and not with General Petraeus. Go ahead.

VAN SUSTEREN: Let me say one thing. For the many journalists at our news organization, we have very many world renowned journalists, Jennifer Griffin, Catherine Herridge, and when you say, "Your candidate over at your network," let me just say that there are a lot of people who work really hard, and I think you're probably speaking for some of our conservative people like Sean Hannity.

VANDEN HEUVEL: Yes.

Nicely done, Greta. Brava!


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1 posted on 11/11/2012 3:25:30 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The party of Bill Clinton, John Edwards, and JFK are hardly in a position to cast any stones.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 3:40:46 PM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Kaslin

Her response should have been:

“There are conservative commenators - not journalists - who have an openly stated bias for Republicans/conservatives. But we also who have real journalists who believe in ferreting out the truth, unlike YOUR employer where every person is supposed to carry water for this administration!”


5 posted on 11/11/2012 3:41:30 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: billorites

I’m right there with ya. Well, not “right there” but you know what I mean.....


6 posted on 11/11/2012 3:42:19 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: billorites
huh?


7 posted on 11/11/2012 3:44:09 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: billorites

I wouldn’t and you wouldn’t touch her with a ten foot pole.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 3:44:29 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: Kaslin

I wonder if her dad is still honoring the Black Panthers with fundraisers?


9 posted on 11/11/2012 3:47:32 PM PST by oblomov
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To: novascotianative
Banging her would be like tackling a skeleton.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 3:52:09 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: billorites

She is only somewhat attractive, and she should probably stay away from fluorescent lighting. I might be persuaded to use a 10-foot pole to dislodge the Carol Gilligan tome from her ladyparts.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 3:54:53 PM PST by oblomov
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To: Kaslin

Is Greta a leftist? Sometimes while interviewing on her show she hints at left-leaning opinions and angles. As well, her Scientology might make her side with the outcasts on the liberal fringe.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 4:04:17 PM PST by BlueStateRightist
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To: BlueStateRightist

The fact that you don’t know her leanings makes her a fair journalist.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 4:11:36 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda
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To: Kaslin

So dissing Hannity makes her OK again? Sorry. Pound sand, Greta.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 4:18:53 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Twotone

That would definitely have been a better reply


17 posted on 11/11/2012 4:27:05 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: novascotianative; JohnBrowdie

I am sure he meant that as sarcasm


19 posted on 11/11/2012 4:29:15 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: BlueStateRightist

Greta is a democrat. She seems middle of the road, & a friend (conservative) who watches her regularly says she’s very fair & goes after both sides. I don’t watch & couldn’t say what her opinions are on any given issue.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 4:35:10 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Lazamataz
Eww how gross


21 posted on 11/11/2012 4:39:20 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Lazamataz
Eww how gross


22 posted on 11/11/2012 4:39:37 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: sauropod

Scold? Pretty weak retort if you ask me, considering the POS just basically pissed on the people who give you your paycheck.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 4:45:58 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Flick Lives

The female Dennis Kucinich.


25 posted on 11/11/2012 4:53:20 PM PST by SuzanneC
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To: Kaslin

I would’ve had some different things to say, with ABC’s Stephenopolous sitting right there.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 4:54:09 PM PST by skeeter
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To: wastoute

I believe she was a big fan of Sarah Palin and treated her with respect


27 posted on 11/11/2012 4:55:16 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: billorites

Ewwww Seriously? So Gross

28 posted on 11/11/2012 4:56:51 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lazamataz

Looks like she was French kissed by a jackhammer.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 4:58:08 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: SuzanneC
The female Dennis Kucinich.

They could easily pass for twins, physically and politically.

31 posted on 11/11/2012 5:03:39 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Twotone

Whatever she is, I don’t detect her opinion much at all, (unlike a certain bitter queen who hosts Studio B). She’s a fair journalist. The fact that she’s a scientologist is a little weird though.


33 posted on 11/11/2012 5:24:14 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: billorites

34 posted on 11/11/2012 5:25:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Twotone

Greta fell into the typical role of becoming an instant apologist instead of taking it right to the snake and confronting her with the widespread coverup conducted by the liberal media at large.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 9:28:53 AM PST by Baynative
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