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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:17 PM

Fox News host excuses Clinton conspiracy theories ‘before she was hospitalized’



By David Edwards
Sunday, January 6, 2013 14:42 EST

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Sunday offered a defense of conservatives on her network who suggested that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have been faking a concussion in order to delay testimony on attacks in Benghazi, saying that the conspiracy theories were put forth “before she was hospitalized” with a blood clot.

In December, Republicans like former Florida Rep. Allen West and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton — and numerous other Fox News personalities — had repeatedly mocked Clinton by suggesting that her illness was a manufactured “diplomatic illness” or “Benghazi allergy” to avoid testifying before lawmakers.

After the Daily Beast published an article which incorrectly said that Van Susteren was also peddling conspiracy theories about Clinton, the Fox News host took to her blog to demand that the website “CORRECT THIS PRONTO — and do so in a BIG WAY.”

“Of course I will accept an apology but I’m more interested in the TRUTH getting out and that I did not make this crack about the Secretary of State,” she wrote, stopping short of also calling on conservatives to apologize to Clinton.

On Sunday, ABC News host George Stephanopolous offered Van Susteren another chance to appeal for a retraction from West, Bolton, Laura Ingraham and others.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 03:28 PM

1. Where's my violin?

Oh, here it is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:18 PM

2. So ...

I call out that homophobic, anti-gay Republicans are actually closet homosexuals.

I do this, because it's BEFORE they're arrested for soliciting gay sex from undercover police officers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:33 PM

3. How convenient ... Ignore the fact that their reporting was wrong

and politically slanted to degrade the Secretary of State ...

You LIED until your lie was proven to be a lie ...

Fox News ... proven to be liars over and over again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:36 PM

4. Trying to excuse assholes from being assholes. Fail.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:34 AM

5. She protests too much. She enabled their snark by giving a platform for it. That is almost worse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:38 AM

6. Scientologist twit

So, basically, Greta Van Xenu is saying that's it's OK to baselessly concoct lies and conspiracy theories about a person, as long as you do it before events prove you wrong.

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