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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:47 AM
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Is Greta Van Susteren Delusional?
Is Greta Van Susteren Delusional?

FNC's Greta Van Susteren took time out from her busy schedule of "reporting" on Natalee Holloway to give the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz a couple of quotes for his Monday (7/25) column. In the process, she provided readers of that column with a couple of real howlers.


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Here's Van Susteren on Roberts himself:

"He's distinguished himself in his career, but there's no novelty associated with him," Van Susteren says. "We've had white men who've gone to Harvard and been at the top of their class and are smart."


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But wait! It gets better! Here's Van Susteren explaining why the Holloway case continues to get big coverage on her program while Roberts's SCOTUS nomination is virtually ignored:

"I see it as a lesson in how we collect evidence," says Van Susteren, whose ratings have soared since Holloway's disappearance in late May. "Far more people are going to be touched by trial courts and police investigations than by Supreme Court decisions. I would not be so arrogant to think that only the Supreme Court matters. More people now know about Aruban law than they ever did before."


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http://www.newshounds.us/2005/07/27/is_greta_van_suster...
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:49 AM
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1. great investigative work, Move over Sy Hersch and Greg Palast
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:49 AM
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2. Now, there's a masterpiece of dissonance reduction.
"Far more people are going to be touched by trial courts and police investigations than by Supreme Court decisions."

What a crock.
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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:56 AM
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4. Sounds like someone with a giant vacuum
damaged her brain. Doesn't even make sense. Did she have more surgery?
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:11 AM
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7. There's a great deal of truth there, actually. Trial court judges have
ENORMOUS power and discretion. What Scalia or Breyer think is not nearly as important as the judge who hears your divorce.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:56 AM
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3. "More people know about Aruban law than they ever did before."...
now there's an important function of journalism. Poor Greta, the only democrat at FOX news, I think the stress of making your living from a corrupt administration soap box masquerading as a news outlet has finally rotted her brain.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:11 AM
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10. She forgot Poland!
I want to know about Polish law, but no "news" personality will teach me...

:cry:
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:07 AM
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5. But look what else it says
"says Van Susteren, whose ratings have soared since Holloway's disappearance in late May."
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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:11 AM
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6. She'd better not leave town; that makes her a SUSPECT! nt
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sojourner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:20 AM
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8. Oh yes...and all that knowledge about Aruban law is going to be sooo much
use to all these Americans who learned about it from Greta! THANKS SO MUCH GRETA! What would Americans do without her?
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:21 AM
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9. No coincidence that Greta is a scientologist like Tom Cruise. n/t
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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:41 PM
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11. Not just a Scientologist. Her and her husband are lawyers for Scientology
and for the Tobacco industry.
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:44 PM
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12. that's the dumbest statement I've read in awhile
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 01:44 PM by Strawman
let me cancel that book I ordered on Aruban law now. I don't need it anymore. Thanks, Greta.
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