Greta Van Susteren challenged her own Fox News colleague yesterday over his sexist attacks on Texas’ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. Although Van Susteren's smack down was on her Fox News blog, not on her Fox News television show, Van Susteren didn’t pussyfoot around. Her post is called, “What is wrong with this guy? He is such a jerk! He is a repeat offender!”
In her post yesterday, Van Susteren embedded several of Erickson’s offensive tweets about Davis, including one in which he called her “Abortion Barbie.” In another, he described her as an "alpha male" In yet another, he wrote, "She's so cute when she's lying." Van Susteren wrote:
This is about a man who has pattern of being disrespectful to women:
We are a big nation with different viewpoints. We won’t always agree…but a strong debate is helpful when we disagree. Sometimes if you are smart in your debate, you persuade someone who otherwise had disagreed with you.
And then there are the creeps who take cheap shots because they are too ignorant and small to engage in an important discussion. The best they can do is make themselves look really bad. No one should pay any attention to them – they are not persuasive, they are noise, and in some instances boorish and obnoxious. I suspect this guy feels that he makes himself relevant or even important if he says or tweets like this. I just roll my eyes and wonder what is going on in his head!
Several hours later, Erickson responded by defending his smears:
I have helped define Wendy Davis by a moniker that sticks, describes, and makes her the butt of jokes, while drawing out the shrill hysterics of her supporters. And there’d be more supporters of hers except for her and her supporters declaring open season on people under 40 weeks of age.
You may recall that Megyn Kelly had an epic (and undoubtedly pre-cleared by Fox News management) on-air confrontation with Erickson last year after he disparaged breadwinner mothers as unnatural and bad for children. I hope Fox gives Van Susteren the same opportunity.
In the meanwhile, good for her.
(H/T Media Matters)
Aparently Van Susteren is unaware of all the other JERKS that are fellow employees at Fox News.
Seriously Greta, get a clue!
I apologize if I’ve left any other Fox scumbags off the list!