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Greta Van Susteren Attacks Colleague Tucker Carlson Over Mike Tyson’s Comments About BFF Sarah Palin

Reported by Ellen - September 19, 2011 -

For the record, I totally agree with Greta Van Susteren that Mike Tyson’s recent comments about Sarah Palin were disgusting. But in a lengthy blog post, Van Susteren went after not Tyson but her Fox News colleague, Tucker Carlson, proprietor of the Daily Caller website, for posting about them. (H/T Mediaite). Van Susteren wrote: I don’t like it when I see that my friends do disgraceful things – but we need to start calling out even our friends to stop this. Tucker has daughters and a wife and I would think he in particular would not want to be a purveyer of smut (and this is actually more, this is violence against women) and allow this to be posted on his website. OK, fine – admirable of Van Susteren, even. But where’s her outrage when the attacks are against Nancy Pelosi? Or Rosie O’Donnell? Or, for that matter, when violence is threatened against liberal men?

In case Van Susteren missed it, Nancy Pelosi is a regular target on Fox News.

Fox News contributor and “comedian” Dennis Miller joined other Fox News pundits in complaining about Pelosi using a military plane for her safety. Miller said, “The fact that somebody thinks this empty-headed Pashmina mannequin has to be guarded from people will show you how absolutely mad the world has gone.” In the same segment, Miller also joked about the plane coming back with a bad eye job on the cockpit. On another night, Bill O’Reilly said, when unenthusiastically anticipating watching Pelosi at the 2010 State of the Union address, “Let’s hope somebody freezes her tonight so she’s not bobbing up and down like a piece of driftwood.” Even worse, Glenn Beck joked about poisoning her.

Plus, I can’t forget Curtis Sliwa comparing Rosie O’Donnell to Jabba the Hut and saying he wished he had a bat “to take at her like a human piñata.”

Meanwhile, it was only a few weeks ago that Van Susteren dismissed as “a touch of Texas swagger” Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry’s comments that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s handling of the recession was “almost treasonous” and that he’d be treated “pretty ugly” in Texas if he were to print more money.

Finally, if Van Susteren thinks she should call out her friends to stop this kind of thing, where was she when Palin urged her supporters to “reload” and put that target on Gabrielle Giffords’ congressional district? Or how about when a bystander called out “kill him!” in response to Palin’s inflammatory comments about then-candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign? In this video from our friends at Brave New Films, Palin tells Van Susteren how much she enjoys hearing what the crowds say.

Let me know where I missed Van Susteren's outrage over any of that violent talk.

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