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“Liberal” Van Susteren Baselessly Demeans Biden's VP Role

Reported by Ellen - December 23, 2008 -

Greta Van Susteren, soon to be the only “liberal” in FOX News' prime time lineup, always seems to go out of her way to praise Republicans and criticize Democrats. My DVD recorder failed tonight so I took a virtual stroll around Van Susteren's blog. We've received numerous complaints about it and its hate-filled comments. Sure enough, it didn't take long to find this puzzling post in which Van Susteren suggests that Joe Biden is somehow being dissed by Barack Obama (amounting to a back-handed slap at both of them) because he's “only” working on expanding the role of the middle class. Yet she goes on to quote an AP article in which Biden says he asked for and received a commitment from Obama to be involved in every important decision. Biden also stated that Obama has adhered to that commitment.

Van Susteren says in her post:

Of course expanding the middle class is important….but it sure seems to me that VP Elect Biden is not getting the plumb assignments from President Elect Obama (see below.) It would not seem that way to me if I read that VP Elect Biden was also getting lots of other great assignments (maybe I missed it? maybe he is???)

By the way, Greta, the word is “plum” not "plumb."

Besides the fact that expanding the middle class is the heart of Obama's policy agenda, the very article Van Susteren quotes states that Biden had wanted, and says he has received, a broad role in an Obama administration, rather than specific assignments.

“I said I want a commitment from you that in every important decision you’ll make, every critical decision, economic and political as well as foreign policy, I’ll get to be in the room,” Biden said.

He said that Obama agreed and has adhered to that commitment.

“Every single solitary appointment he has made thus far, I have been in the room,” said Biden, who was elected seven times to the Senate. “The recommendations I have made in most cases, coincidentally, have been the recommendations that he’s picked, not because I made them, but because we think a lot alike.”

Just as I was warned, some of the comments were truly disgusting, even though they had nothing to do with the topic.

There was this one, posted 12/22/08 at 8:20 PM, for example:

Weed isn’t the only thing BO has partaken of, or probably currently too. Hides medical records… why? ———————————– Probably has HIV since he likes the ah ah ah guys too. =========== dangerous combo….uh uh uh the boys and the uh uh uh cra-ck pipe. ——– Probably had to stitch up a n a l tears.

And this one, posted 12/21/08 at 9:48 PM

what side of bo’s family are you from his brown or black side,YOU TALK BLACK

I know as well as anyone how hard it is to police a site for every single comment but this thread was replete with such objectionable, off-topic material.

By the way, I searched "Bristol Palin" on the site but found nothing on the drug bust of the future mother-in-law of Bristol Palin (Sarah Palin's pregnant teen-age daughter). Why do I get the feeling that if it was Chelsea Clinton's future mother-in-law, it would be a different story?