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Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Apparently
Tried (And Failed) to Rejoin CNN

Accuracy in Media, by Don Irvine

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 7/5/2013 5:03:52 AM

Mediaite is reporting that sources have told them that Fox News mainstay Greta Van Susteren initiated several high level meetings with new CNN president Jeff Zucker, to explore the possibility of rejoining the network. Van Susteren, whose departure from CNN for Fox in 2002 raised eyebrows since she wasn’t considered to be a conservative, has been a fixture in the FNC primetime lineup, with her show finishing number one for 11 straight years. But her efforts failed, as CNN ultimately decided against bringing her back. So she re-signed with Fox. That doesn’t mean that Fox is completely satisfied

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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 7/5/2013 5:55:41 AM     (No. 9409505)

Roger Ailes can´t be happy with these shenanigans. I hope he kicks her can down the road.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 7/5/2013 6:17:18 AM     (No. 9409518)

I think Greta loves covering trials. She does a good job covering Congress, but gets frustrated that Congress can´t seem to do its job. Maybe she sees CNN as being a better fit for her. I think Greta does a good job.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pickle1, 7/5/2013 6:18:29 AM     (No. 9409519)

If Fox really wanted to make a good impression and, of course, do the right thing; they would send O´Reilly to CNN to make place for Megan and fire Greta to be replaced with Sarah.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 7/5/2013 6:29:28 AM     (No. 9409532)

Watch out, Greta...the knives are out for you and they are not necessarily coming from Fox!

I think Greta did a pretty good job at Fox for an out and out liberal. I didn´t detect bias either way most of the time altho I did get tired of that dead girl´s mother from Alabama whose daughter was murdered in Aruba...can´t remember her name. YOU remember, the family where everyone had a different last name???

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ivehadit, 7/5/2013 6:38:08 AM     (No. 9409541)

Hard to tell where this is coming from..could be the Lefties as Greta has been hard on them. They are a revengeful sort, donncha know.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: vwlarry, 7/5/2013 6:43:23 AM     (No. 9409546)

In a just world O´Really would be getting the broom to make way for Kelly, IMO. I like Greta´s show and her. She´s tough and smart and no-nonsense, and even if she is somewhat liberal here and there, she keeps a lid on it, and instead focuses on RIGHT versus WRONG, which is what some of us crave in our pundits today. O´Really has gotten sillier lately to the point where he is approaching self-parody. Time for him to go.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rod reese, 7/5/2013 6:43:53 AM     (No. 9409548)

Greta? I never liked her. Bill O´Reilly makes me sick. Nobody loves Bill as much as Bill loves Bill. Fox is OK but some of their people need to go.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 7/5/2013 6:46:13 AM     (No. 9409551)

It´s gotten to the point where Greta´s is the only show I watch on Fox´s evening line up. I hope she doesn´t leave, and she´s done a good job to be a liberal. At least you know she´s looking out for the taxpayer. I don´t care much for Megyn Kelly and would not watch her show.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ocjim, 7/5/2013 6:47:23 AM     (No. 9409553)

Typing ´´aruba lost dead teen´´ into Google returns ´´Natalee Holloway.´´

I find Greta frustrating. She is always asking pointless rhetorical questions about why is Congress, the Bureaucracy or the White House not more reasonable and more responsible on a given issue. She can´t seem to comprehend or even acknowledge the WH´s alternating mendacity and incompetence in their hellbent mission to radically change this country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/5/2013 6:51:05 AM     (No. 9409558)

I haven´t watched Bill O´Reilly in years and his is the only audiobook I have ever tossed in the trash. Greta van Susteren is fine when she isn´t tasked with a regular softball interview which is obviously irritating to her. (You know whom I mean). Megyn Kelly is good, but she is so intense, it´s tiring to watch. Shep Smith has trouble handling his news reader job and would never be able to handle analysis. Hannity is ok, but rarely comes up with anything original. My favorite of them all is Shannon Bream. She´s smart, incisive, extremely articulate and lovely to look at, too. I expect great things for Shannon.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: beca, 7/5/2013 6:54:03 AM     (No. 9409561)

so we have a bash oreilly comment section....why in the world would fox get rid of oreilly.......he has had the #1 show in the 8 pm times slot for like 13 straight years................i never miss his show....he has the best info out there......always.....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 7/5/2013 6:56:58 AM     (No. 9409563)

I´m sorry to hear Greta´s husband has cancer.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 7/5/2013 7:13:49 AM     (No. 9409573)

Agreed that Megyn Kelly is a fine choice.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Malia2012, 7/5/2013 7:38:46 AM     (No. 9409599)

What #11 said. When Greta VanSusteren comes out and agrees with what the article says I´ll believe it. Until then, our household likes Bill O´Reilly, even though he can be a blowhard. He has the most listened show on Cable TV, bar none. I guess that makes everyone except O´Reilly haters wrong....don´t think so.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Catherine, 7/5/2013 8:07:25 AM     (No. 9409645)

I watched O´Reilly for years. Then Obama happened. Bill sold out, big time. I can´t stomach the guy anymore.

As for Greta - I used to watch her a lot when I watched news on TV. I found her surprisingly fair, but that doesn´t mean she isn´t still a die hard liberal. I rarely watch Fox anymore so I don´t really care if Greta stays or not but what little I´ve seen of Kelly, I love.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: connor, 7/5/2013 8:16:48 AM     (No. 9409656)

Greta does a good job, and I have always thought she was fair. In fact, I didn´t know she was a liberal. That is the best compliment you can give any newsperson.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 7/5/2013 8:22:52 AM     (No. 9409665)

If Greta went behind Big Roger´s back, she´s toast.
She may be just angling for an extended leave so she can surgically redo her mug.
Nevertheless, if Megyn Kelly gets Greta´s time slot, I won´t miss those two dim bulb attorneys, Bernie and Ted, who so often appear on Greta´s show.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: toodles3956, 7/5/2013 8:25:44 AM     (No. 9409667)

I think Gretta started out liberal but after she was at FOX for awhile and actually heard what was really going on, she relented and I would now consider her an Independent.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Newtsche, 7/5/2013 8:31:16 AM     (No. 9409675)

Maybe Greta´s numbers at FNC made her think she had more leverage and marketability than she really has. I´m thinking it´s all about the Benjamins.

O´Reilly fans, a question. Beyond the regular meltdowns, what big stories come out of his show? I´m not talking about having a flunky chasing after some pervert, I mean important news. Yeah, number one at 8 EST but it´s FNC and any number of folks would dominate the time slot. Imagine if Fox actually stuck someone in that slot who fit the left´s characterization of the network.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: CEP, 7/5/2013 8:34:21 AM     (No. 9409677)

Maybe she will get Shep´s spot. He already has the afternoon and he just repeats himself in the evening.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 7/5/2013 8:35:37 AM     (No. 9409679)

I find Greta´s ´from the courtroom´ analyses - this time the Zimmerman trial - excellent and so informative, especially for non-legal folks like me. She´s smart fair, and neither her politics nor her religion gets in the way of her interviews or analysis.

Shannon Bream is great but I´m not sure how she would handle confrontation with a guest like Megyn does (think Jim McDermott, the Weiner, etc.)

Ailes´s stable is full to overflowing with talented people. I happen to like them all, even Shep, though have never understood why he deserves two shows.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: altoona, 7/5/2013 8:35:59 AM     (No. 9409680)

She does a good job and often asks questions I would ask. All of this may have to do with the husband´s cancer, and, if so, is understandable.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: chumley, 7/5/2013 8:37:59 AM     (No. 9409685)

Someone bought me Greta´s book some years ago. Not a bad read, but more than anything I got the feeling she is a grown up Lisa Simpson. Still hanging on to the idealism while having to grudgingly admit it may not be that simple.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/5/2013 8:38:42 AM     (No. 9409688)

When you´re trying to play ´both ends against the middle´, it usually doesn´t work out.

From a strictly ´business´ point of view, they should leave BO where he is and give Kelly Van Susteren´s slot.
Move Van Susteren to 10 am, where her show is currently re-run. If you think that´s crazy, consider this. More people stay up to watch "Red Eye´ at 3am, than watch "Morning Joe".
Numbers from Breitbart: http://tinyurl.com/loh5xef

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/5/2013 8:40:58 AM     (No. 9409693)

#24 should read, "Move Van Susteren to 10 am..."
Coffee hasn´t kicked in yet.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/5/2013 8:42:45 AM     (No. 9409696)

OK, it´s not me. Something didn´t translate.
One more time.
"Move Van Susteren to One A.M."
(Sorry for multiple posts, Staff.)


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Reply 27 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 7/5/2013 8:43:41 AM     (No. 9409697)

If I ran Fox News, Greta, Shep, and Bill would be gone replaced by Laura, Megan, and Greg. I like Sarah OK, but she makes a better pol than a broadcaster, IMHO.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bmw50, 7/5/2013 8:59:09 AM     (No. 9409726)

I like Greta and O´Reilley best, of all the Fox shows. Greta has been able to keep her liberalism under wraps to the point I was never sure of what she believed. That´s saying something these days. But if she is a liberal, then good luck finding a job on another network, after hosting a leading show on Fox.
I have watched O´Reilly daily for years. Not because he is that good, he drives me crazy sometimes, but because he is better than any of the alternatives. At least he brings up issues in a "fair and balanced" way, even though I do hate the 5 minute debates where little is accomplished. I wish Fox had a show where real discussion and debate ON ONE ISSUE could take place. But they don´t so I´m left with Greta and Bill which ain´t so bad.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/5/2013 9:10:47 AM     (No. 9409745)

After Special Report with Brett Bair (love him) FOX is turned off. We would love to see Megyn Kelly replace simpering Shep. Of course, we would turn FOX off after her show because we can´t stand the aggressive self-aggrandizing O´Reilly browbeat his guests and interrupt them constantly. He has a know-it-all attitude that is grating on your nerves much like the boy king. Hannity wears you out with his repetition of phrases. Greta knows how to ask a question and cut to the chase. I admire that and would hate to see her go. I believe that Megyn Kelly could give O´Reilly a run for his money. It would be a thing of beauty to watch a woman take it to him and make him cry like a baby.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: William1, 7/5/2013 9:31:09 AM     (No. 9409772)

Never have really taken to GVS. I watch her with apprehension, given her leftist philosophy. Sure, she´s done well keeping it under control, and is somewhat objective. But, given her latent leftism, I simply don´t trust her. I find it tiring awaiting her demons to emerge. I´d say Megyn or Sarah would be good replacements.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: zek, 7/5/2013 9:31:22 AM     (No. 9409773)

I sometimes get tired of Greta´s trail coverage, but still think she is the top show in prime time. She isn´t afraid to ask the questions, and she doesn´t need her ego pampered every minute like Bill. She also knows when to shut up and let the person she is interviewing hang themselves. Something Sean could take a lesson from.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: LZK, 7/5/2013 9:39:30 AM     (No. 9409789)

Okay -- what is happening? Is O´Reilly leaving Fox? I´m not understanding the posters.

Never liked Greta. She rode OJ´s coat/tails and it became irritating. I wish her luck in the future....

NOW -- is O´Reilly leaving or what?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Straitpath, 7/5/2013 9:42:06 AM     (No. 9409791)

Bill is the only t v show I watch. Hubby watches silly Shep and Bill. Bill keeps things interesting and articulates what is going on.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/5/2013 9:45:54 AM     (No. 9409796)

#32, to answer your question, we don´t know what Fox intends to do with Megyn Kelly, but it has been announced that she is being promoted and probably to a prime-time forum. So, either someone at night is being replaced or some major shuffling is going to happen. I haven´t read or seen anything to indicate Bill O´Reilly is going anywhere.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: coldoc, 7/5/2013 9:55:08 AM     (No. 9409810)

Greta comes across as a female jeraldo to me. Her infatuation with the sruba business was over the top. Sometimes a glimmer of "I am not as bright as I think I am" shines through. I quit watching billO and hannity after the election from hell but dvr redeye and the five every night. They seem to understand the courtesy of not screeching over the top of each other.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Analyn, 7/5/2013 9:56:11 AM     (No. 9409811)

I like Greta. I like her "no nonsense" style. I like Sean too, although sometimes he gets on a subject and stays on it too long, so it´s kinda like beating a dead horse. Which brings me to Bill O´Reilly - I´d rather watch a dead horse decay than watch Bill O´Reilly. I´ve never heard anyone say they liked him, so why is he #1? It´s got to be the 8pm time slot, and not the man.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Nan, 7/5/2013 10:01:33 AM     (No. 9409817)

Never cared for Greta Van Susteren. Watched her show a few times when she had Rush Limbaugh on.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Arby, 7/5/2013 10:04:34 AM     (No. 9409822)

Apropos of nothing in particular, I was on a plane once with Greta and she seemed to be a very nice person, talking to other passengers, smiling, and not retreating into herself or her celebrity.

She is not a conservative, but she respects facts and reality. I think she generally does a good job.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: msjena, 7/5/2013 10:05:26 AM     (No. 9409825)

I don´t like BO´R but I still watch his show. It can be interesting and even somewhat informative from time to time. He has the highest ratings of any cable news show, so he isn´t going anywhere.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/5/2013 10:17:47 AM     (No. 9409852)

Greta is an easy listen. No heroics, shouting, talking over. Things are discussed calmly, guests treated respectfully and her politics are not show boated.
Possibly the reason she made inquiries at CNN is because she was seeing the handwriting on the wall. Megan is coming aboard. Perhaps she senses replacement. Perhaps she will be downgraded to just covering trials with Megan being more in the political arena.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: strike3, 7/5/2013 10:27:36 AM     (No. 9409865)

The majority of the Fox people are sharp, strong personalities and generally do a good job. Their few irritating points are easy to overlook in the overall quality of their shows. They are all head and shoulders above the competition. Except for Juan Williams, the token liberal who can´t always convince people that he believes his own words.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 7/5/2013 10:30:49 AM     (No. 9409869)

Greta was rooting for Romney-Ryan because of her big Wisconsin connection (she is good friends with RP). I think she´s very good and attractive as well.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 7/5/2013 10:37:02 AM     (No. 9409876)

I like Greta, and her leftward leanings have not been so apparent lately, while covering all the democrat scandals. It is time for O´Reilly to retire and keep writing "Killing" books. I would prefer to see Laura Ingraham replace O´Reilly rather than Megyn. Shep´s leftward leanings do show, but he is an excellent reporter/journalist. I guess I´d put Megyn in to replace O´Reilly, if Ingraham is not available, or Shep. Sarah should run for President.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/5/2013 10:39:36 AM     (No. 9409881)

I don´t often get to watch great but she always came across as pretty fair and serious. Yes, she´s not a great beauty but I prefer her even temper to the shrilly Megyn: blonde curls and all. If anyone should have a show on Fox -it should be Monica Crowley: smart, professional and incisive.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/5/2013 10:40:03 AM     (No. 9409884)

That should be Greta not great...

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Reply 46 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 7/5/2013 10:41:54 AM     (No. 9409888)

I still listen (reluctantly), but O´Reilly lost me when, after all we´ve known about Obama´s intention to destroy America, BOR dismissed him as merely a "politician." Now, of course, he´s coming around to reality, but he might have had an effect the 2012 election.


Van Susteren´s show is on too late.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 7/5/2013 10:53:32 AM     (No. 9409905)

I like it when Greta puts Rush Limbaugh on. His wisdom needs exposure to the nation, and she provides it.

Hannity is a patriot, with a good heart.

Shep is all LGBTQ, intense, and boring. His big reveal was his over the top drama-queening at the Superdome during Katrina. I thought he was having a cow.

Bill O´Rielly is so sure of himself; his narcissism and O´Bama´s would be the "Clash of the Titans" if they ever disagreed. Maybe after their lovemaking, Barry might next slip in a joint between those two lips.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/5/2013 11:01:10 AM     (No. 9409912)

I think she did what anyone would do when their contract is nearing the end: check your prospects.
Go for more $ or re-sign (if offered).

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 7/5/2013 11:07:33 AM     (No. 9409921)

We have been watching FOX Business Channel lately and really like it. Love Cavuto, Stossel and Lou Dobbs. Bill O´ has become obnoxious with his guests. Why anyone would agree to be a guest on his show is a mystery to me. We started turning the channel every time Sean said "Republicans want dirty air, dirty water....". Greta at least lets her guest answer the questions she asks and she dresses professionally, unlike some of the FOX ladies who look like street-walkers.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/5/2013 11:17:00 AM     (No. 9409937)

How´s that Scientology working out for ya, Greta?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 7/5/2013 11:17:02 AM     (No. 9409938)

I have to admit I have developed a liking for Greta over the last few years. She seems to like facts and I like facts. She tries to keep people on topic and honest.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/5/2013 11:23:31 AM     (No. 9409957)

She will now be move to the slot after Red Eye.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: rmagnus, 7/5/2013 11:23:36 AM     (No. 9409958)

Greta is a class act. She was always fair to Sarah Palin and frequently plays clips from Rush Limbuagh without criticism. If she is a die hard lib as many are saying, I think she only adds to the Fox News brand of Fair, Balanced and Unafraid.

I hope she stays and the Snarky Shepard Smith get the flock out of there.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Talk2, 7/5/2013 11:36:09 AM     (No. 9409988)

Greta said she is going nowhere and blasted the cowards who post annonomous stories about things they know nothing about.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Sherlock1, 7/5/2013 11:36:38 AM     (No. 9409990)

The only reason I occasionally watch the BOR Show is to see Dennis Miller talk over Bill for once. And Bill did land a solid punch on Letterman when after DL called Bill´s show pure BS, he asked Letterman if he had ever watched it. When DL said no he hadn´t, Bill pointedly asked him how he had then formed such an opinion. That even got a scattered applause from the audience, which is the highest concentration of LoFos you are likely to find anywhere.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/5/2013 11:41:28 AM     (No. 9409994)

Greta is fair. Who was the reporter who stood with Sarah when those around her were throwing stones night after night? As to trial vs politics ....She is more than fair when covering politics and like the rest of America she gets frustrated (even though she might be liberal) She has had some news breaking stories in crime over the years. Aruba, DC Sniper, Anna N Smith, countless lost children, and she gives her all to the story

Agree with the poster who said enough of Ted and Bernie. Ted and his PO-lice were a bit tiresome during the DC Sniper drama.

As to CNN....why would GVS ask to sign on as first mate on a ship that is rapidly sinking. What is she thinking?...helping to bail? Not heard her DH had cancer, that is shame.

Whatever eventually happens will occur so I´ll sit back and watch the show if nothing else but seeing the ´winners/losers´

PS. as for BOR he showed what a donkey he was when he was so condescending toward a viewer who dared to write she was afraid obomba would destroy our America shoud he be re-elected. How´s that working out for you BOR?


Greta, sorry to hear about your DH. Prayers for you both

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Reply 57 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/5/2013 11:42:02 AM     (No. 9409995)

Although my sentiments have been expressed by other posters, I have to add my dislike of the oh so arrogant BOR - who is far too in love with his own voice and opinions. Anyone else would be better in that time slot - good suggestions abound . Agree that Greta manages to remain politically neutral focusing more on the merits of the issue at hand. Naturally, as a former attorney she is attracted to the big trials, but surely her producer could find some other than her regular stooges to hash out the legal aspects. We skip the nights when she has Mc Cain, but enjoy the other pols she has brought into the limelight such as Trey Gowdy, Jim Jackson, Mike Lee, Louis Gomert and Jason Chaffetz.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/5/2013 11:43:19 AM     (No. 9409997)

Sorry for the 2nd post but I just remembered this. Greta was mocking Sarah Palin at the 2008 Convention and Laura Ingraham had this to say to her...

INGRAHAM: And I spoke at this thing today, there was about 1,000 people at a pro-life event, huge, huge support out there for Sarah Palin. So I know they’re keeping her under wraps, and that’s fine, but tomorrow night, everybody’s hoping she shines, she stands for her own self, her own beliefs, her own principles. Why are you rolling your eyes? You’re for strong women, aren’t you?

VAN SUSTEREN: No, of course.

INGRAHAM: Why are rolling your eyes, Greta? You look bored with Sarah Palin. Most people aren’t. You look bored.

VAN SUSTEREN: Actually, no, because you told me the same thing during the break.

INGRAHAM: All right, you’re bored with me then. Karl Rove is around here. You can bring him on the set.

Even Susan Estrich was calling the left out for their treatment of Sarah. After this I noticed Greta "acting" more Conservative. In her heart, Greta is a Pro-Choice leftie.


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Reply 59 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/5/2013 11:43:40 AM     (No. 9409999)

Am amazed---I thought she was happy at Fox, and I have always considered her to be excellent..........even as a liberal, she is always fair and well grounded in the law. I wonder if she spoke to CNN BECAUSE she saw the writing on the wall?

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Reply 60 - Posted by: hontre, 7/5/2013 11:45:17 AM     (No. 9410003)

Agree #49 on Lou Dobbs at 7PM EST over Shep.
Can´t stand Hannity´s radio show but DVR his TV show to see Coulter, Malkin, etc and fast forward "...Republicans want dirty......". Still watch BOR, but still upset when he dissed the Swiftboat Veterans, as a Vietnam Veteran I saw many Officers like Kerry awarded Medals they did not earn!

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Reply 61 - Posted by: lylacat, 7/5/2013 11:50:30 AM     (No. 9410013)

I had hoped that Megyn would be replacing the dreadful and dull Shep Smith. How long will fox keep this dolt on the payroll?

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Reply 62 - Posted by: starboard, 7/5/2013 11:50:33 AM     (No. 9410014)



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Reply 63 - Posted by: starboard, 7/5/2013 12:10:23 PM     (No. 9410043)

I became suspicious of Greta a couple of weeks ago when she had Larry King as a call-in on her show. He ended the spot with "I´ve missed you Babe." When she left CNN she had nothing good to say about them. This could simply be a tactic to negotiate more when she renews her contract with FOX. I hope she stays.

As for BOR, he does what FOX pays him to do and he does it very well. He tends to straddle the fence to keep his audiance balanced. He recently raised $5 million dollars to buy tractor chairs for the wounded warriors. I doubt if FOX will ever replace him.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: jhboatwright, 7/5/2013 12:12:40 PM     (No. 9410049)

I still favor The Great One, Rush Limbaugh.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: annie xango, 7/5/2013 12:12:43 PM     (No. 9410050)

never was a BOR fan..cannot stand that he talks over his guests..he calls everyone by their last name( I think he loves doing that to the women)he is not as smart as he thinks he is...AND he dissed the Swift Boat Veterans.one of the more stupid things he has done..can´t stand Shep..Katrina did it for me.like Greta a lot...LOVE Megan..sic ´em Megan..sic ´em ,Sarah!!! and am a huge fan of Red Eye gang and Greg

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Reply 66 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/5/2013 12:34:24 PM     (No. 9410080)

Ms Kelly is going into prime time come Sept, probably replacing Mr o´Reilly, who, with a bevy of producers still could and cannot understand Obama´s policies and goals. Even Mr Beck, who had it right on, could not explain things to O´Reilly. It is past time for him to go. GVS should simply tell her viewers where she stands. I would suggest Neil Cavuto move to prime time´ however, he already has a nightly show on the FBN. I hardly watch any of it any longer. Infinitely
more factual information on the internet.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: Penney, 7/5/2013 12:40:40 PM     (No. 9410088)

The endless coverage & thus un-proportionate magnification of the PC media´s selected trials by FOX and the alphabets is too much, ´all things considered.´ While devoting hours & hours, day in & day out throughout months, even years, to certain designated trials, the entire media neglects coverage of other issues or national importance, both in this country and around the planet, which voters need in order to be informed. This misplaced emphasis on certain trials invades all programming no matter what each specific show´s focus is suppose to be, whether news, business, sports or entertainment. Greta isn´t the only one, but that is her special interest apparently.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: jofel, 7/5/2013 12:45:09 PM     (No. 9410094)

#47 On too late for me too, 9:45 is bedtime, now if Greg Gutfeld would be on @ 100 I´d keep my eyes open for another hour.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: loveUSA, 7/5/2013 12:46:39 PM     (No. 9410099)

What we like about Greta was her highlighting waste, fraud and abuse in the govt. and her obvious anger that it continues.
Hope that wasn´t an act.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/5/2013 1:07:51 PM     (No. 9410117)

I like Greta, but I can´t stand her "legal panel", especially of late. Not only the black guy who acts like a shuck and jive character from a 1950s movie, but the liberal moron red-headed guy with the "look at me, I´m an intellectual" glasses. That jerk actually asserted that when it came out that Zimmerman and a neighbor were talking about break-ins that a black man had been caught doing in the neighborhood, that Zimmerman intentionally planted that thought so that if he had any confrontations later with blacks he´d be covered.

That legal panel is a circus, and ripe for the SNL treatment.

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Reply 71 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/5/2013 1:16:23 PM     (No. 9410130)

Greta solid, but not an inspired freedom fighter, for sure. Greta is one step away
from looking like a network news actor.
B O´R has the over confidence, fake style like a carnival pitchman. His career will end suddenly when he anounces, KILLING OREILLY! He´s playing for laughs, has horrible guests, coing to the end of his effectiveness. Once dynamite comedy partner, Dennis, is not improving. Where´s PJ O´Rourke when we need him ? Nobody mentioned Judge Andrew Napolitano, who was removed from hour long spotlight. He is the most intelligent one of them all. The strength and knowledge of Napolitano is what FoxTV needs to be all about !! Michelle Malkin is my second choice for lightening truth, and she’s deservedly funny. Stossell is a magnificent teacher; he’s our “opener”. As for Sarah and Fox, she is the only lady to run against, and beat, the criminalized, horrifying socialist, EvitaRC. The whole load of Nobama failures in government make the perfect backdrop for the return of brilliant Sarah. (So far, there’s no deserving guy our there except for Scott Walker and maybe Rick Perry when he learns how to inspire. Union organizer Marco, is all time disqualified, Cruz a maybe, Bachman great but they buried her.) All of the FoxTV current hosts could change the tired Fox format: which is the host plus a few guests, one conservative, at least one disguised Juan or Alan socialist, and ALWAYS, issues never solved, just arguments with the host not caring about the outcome. Really time wasting.



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Reply 72 - Posted by: peterfleming, 7/5/2013 1:20:52 PM     (No. 9410138)

Statement of the year re Fox "panels" like the one described above: they are like going to a bad dinner party where socialists collide with free marketers, and nobody is willing to define even one word for understanding. That´s FoxTV´s weakness. Greta hides her socialism well, but never says anything inspiring because of it. Just coldly asks questions, not concerned with the answers. It´s way past time to see a lot more VoxPop intelligent (not stupid) citizen interview time. Rove, McCain, all those tired and corrupted insiders are painfully on the air seemingly every night. What a bore. Time for Roger to listen to a few of his young Tea Party guys in programming and take full advantage of his amazing accomplishments. Creative changes will remove the predictable, boring cliches.

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Reply 73 - Posted by: dman, 7/5/2013 1:51:09 PM     (No. 9410170)

IMO Greta is the best interviewer on FNC. While I don´t always agree with her, she lets her guests make their case before challenging them. That´s better than several other FNC hosts. Her recent crusade for a special prosecutor is only mildly annoying to me. I´ve never bought into the "fair and balanced" thing - it only gives libs yet another platform to ply their mischief. However, if that is Ailes´ chosen approach, then stay true to it and give Greta her due.

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Reply 74 - Posted by: TX2Step, 7/5/2013 2:21:03 PM     (No. 9410213)

If Shep is staying at his time, then I think Meghan should follow Greta. Then, the reruns would start an hour later. I have become a fan of Greta in the past few years. She has a solid show and travels to the action sites. Her analysis is compelling and calmly presented. I tend to get an overload of BOR and Sean´s hyper delivery. I really really hate the constant juggling of the anchors and their shows.

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Reply 75 - Posted by: ChazzPalm, 7/5/2013 2:26:00 PM     (No. 9410220)

Maybe Greta will do a big time expose´ of Scientology...?
Nah...!
Greta is NOT that interesting....but the absolute worst, most biased talking head on FOX is vastly superior to the VERY BEST that MSNBC or CNN (except Tapper) has to offer...

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Reply 76 - Posted by: veritas, 7/5/2013 2:32:17 PM     (No. 9410227)

The good news is we have FNC.

The bad news is we have FNC as the most-widely-available non-hyper-Lefty outlet.

IMHO, FNC´s three biggest points are: a. it isn´t CNN [that´s a big plus]; b. it´s loaded with on-air people who aren´t nearly as smart as they think they are [I won´t even start on their utter inability to reason with discipline, or use English well!]; and c. it wastes airtime on Leftist water-carriers [Juan; Beckel; Moira] to seem "fair and balanced" [yo, FNC: when what the Leftists offer is something usually found in dog parks and carefully avoided, why give them time? F&B doesn´t justify that.].

X or Y or Z is popular? "Most-watched"? So?

On a given weekend, which gets bigger crowds and audiences, the NBA [or your example here] or our 20 greatest museums? Still want to impute value from head-counts?

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Reply 77 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/5/2013 2:47:48 PM     (No. 9410239)

Thanks for the info about Greta´s Tubby Hubby, John Coale (spelling?)and his cancer.
I did not know that.

The Natalee Holloway coverage badly overdone eventually by GVS and Fox
was due to the "dead blond girl in a tropical paradise" syndrome.
Fun to cover a plum location (how many trips there?) and milk the grieving mom
for sympathy, I guess. Overdid it, though.

Eventually I e-mailed Greta that incessantly interviewing Urine Van Der Poop
(aka Joran van der Sloot), the suspected perp, was useless and counterproductive.
(Standard answer - "Yes... and No... and well, Maybe... but then... I don´t know"
just put that on a loop and repeat endlessly after every question... )

Otherwise Greta is often interesting, but I don´t like her pandering (panting after)
Billyboobboob Klintoon for interview... he´s a lying rapist...
What part of that does a female attorney not understand?

Guessing Greta recognized the opportunity to make bigger bucks and make more demands
at CNN since that network is now such a pathetic joke.

Heard also she wants to start her own line of clothing... passion for fashion...
Calling it "Greta Garb-O" since it´s always all about the "O" (just kidding...
I´ve always teased Greta about it since she brought her clothing up on-air once).


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Reply 78 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 7/5/2013 3:09:14 PM     (No. 9410264)

Do ANY of those foolish talking heads on FNC really speak for you?

O´Reilly? What a pompous horses ass!
Greta? A total liberal.
Shep Smith? Another horses ass!
Bob Beckel? A flaming left-wing idiot!
Juan Williams? A lunatic token moron!

That leaves Huckabee--he´s OK.
That leaves Cavuto- Sometimes tolerabe.
That leaves Hannity- Sometimes INtolerable.

RedEye host Greg Gutfeld is the best!He tells it like it is!...But that goofy broad on THE FIVE who used to work for George Bush is REPULSIVE! And I cant stand that pompous jerk Megyn Kelly!

I don´t watch fox news any more since the election...trying to find someone who speks for me ON TELEVISION is practically impossible! It´s all CORRUPT!

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Reply 79 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 7/5/2013 3:48:05 PM     (No. 9410307)

Roger, please replace Shepherd Smith with Greta. I can´t stand Smith since he and Geraldo were crying for George Bush to "do something" during the Katrina coverage. Please these two sounded like idiots. Get rid of Smith.

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Reply 80 - Posted by: bobn.t, 7/5/2013 4:04:11 PM     (No. 9410329)

Greta tried to jump ship - let her go, or change her schedule.
Shep needs to go - he´s a bleeding heart moron.
O´Reilly is full of himself. So arrogant he´s disgusting.
Megan is great - replace O´Reilly with her.
Hannity is a loudmouth with a pen stuck in his hand. He needs to go.

I´m beginning to move away from FOX and going to HLN.

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Reply 81 - Posted by: Mainely Steve, 7/5/2013 4:09:04 PM     (No. 9410333)

News Flash: Greta and Sarah are friends. Greta and her husband John Coale go to Alaska and go snow machining with the Palins. John Coale, Washington lawyer and Democrat, set up the Palin legal defense fund to combat the frivolous lawsuits against Sarah & created SarahPAC; Palins Political Action Committee. I bet in a few years it will be Greta VanSusteren, Press Secretary to President Sarah Palin. (Can´t you just hear the liberal butts puckering!!!)

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Reply 82 - Posted by: lencu255, 7/5/2013 4:33:51 PM     (No. 9410367)

greta, schmeta - this is showbiz, her and o´rilley. Both are sellouts with nothing substantial to say. I need the free press where nobody is licking the pompous a$$es and tells something resembling the truth.
I don´t care that greta is from Wisconsin and preibus is from Wisconsin and he is good because of that. He is a sellout and I want a journalist who can say it and explain all the shenanigans behind the scenes.

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Reply 84 - Posted by: jorgecito, 7/5/2013 5:04:20 PM     (No. 9410394)

I like Greta (now) and hope she stays. Shep Smith is the one I´d like to see go.

Greta has improved greatly over the years. I never liked the endless "missing girls" cases she used to cover. Sad as they were, they just were not of national significance.

The work Greta has done more recently, exposing ObamaCare, waste in Washington DC etc, has been fantastic.

Megyn Kelley, if she´s to be Greta´s replacement -- blechhh. She´s only so-so as far as brains and politics go -- and Kelly gets just too cloyingly cute.

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Reply 86 - Posted by: Chicagoan, 7/5/2013 6:12:00 PM     (No. 9410501)

I don´t watch Greta very often. Maybe, if she could ask a question in a single sentence it would be better. The multiple attempts either to explain what she´s trying to ask or to rephrase make it difficult to follow.

OTOH, if she´s a friend of Sarah Palin, I´ll give her another chance.



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Reply 87 - Posted by: lana720, 7/5/2013 6:50:44 PM     (No. 9410555)

I saw a huge change in Greta once she met Sarah. Her husband helped her set up her PAC. I believe her to be fair and not a panderer.
I am sorry her husband is ill and wish him a full recovery.


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Reply 88 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 7/5/2013 6:59:08 PM     (No. 9410564)

Have you ever noticed the way some posted comments on Ldotter threads like this one get more and more free and easy as “Happy Hour” approaches, gets well underway and becomes even more uninhibited as time staggers, I mean marches, on? Just wondering if you’ve ever noticed, that’s all. Oh, by the way… Cheers!



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Reply 89 - Posted by: Pinchem, 7/5/2013 8:11:06 PM     (No. 9410624)

Wow I´d sure hate to work for any of you folks. You are entitled to your opinions but business wise you must know little about financing a business. It sound like you´ll fire all your money makers and bring in losers that will bankrupt you.

Regardless of your opinions, Fox hosts/shows have been consistently in the TOP 10. You hate O´Reilly but he has been #1 for over 10 years, obviously bringing the most money. Hannity and Shep are in the top 5 so they must be bringing in the money. Grta and Megan are in the top 10 of all shows so go ahead and fire them and bring in the mediocre money losers like those at CNN and MSNBC.

It would be nice to know how everyone in the country hates O´Reilly, and state they refuse to watch his show, yet he comes out #1 consistently every year over all the others at Fox and all the other Cable Networks. Explain that to me.


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Reply 90 - Posted by: Butch, 7/5/2013 11:29:47 PM     (No. 9410776)

I´ll never forget how gracious Greta was during her visits with the Palin family. She trekked up to Wasilla and spent time with family. Great was respectful, friendly, and fair toward the Palins.

I suspect that Great´s a liberal, and who cares? She does a fine job of not inserting her own political leanings into every story she covers. I wish other journalists worked hard at that - like they used to.

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Reply 91 - Posted by: grundoon, 7/6/2013 3:32:26 AM     (No. 9410873)

O´Reilly is #1 because of his "fair & balanced" format of having both sides of an issue represented so you can get an better understanding of the issue. All you have to do is get by his ego and rude interrupting and concentrate on content. Hannity sometimes get a little shrill and sophomoric but means well and does a good job of blasting the liberals. Now Greta..I have to comment to #38 by saying that if she respects facts and is in touch with reality she IS a conservative. I just think she was respecting her husbands desires to find another work schedule that she apparently could not initially do at Fox so she explored doing it with her old employer. When that was not successful, Fox killed two birds with one stone by taking advantage of GV´s desire for a schedule change to promote Kelly. Win-win.

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Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

You´re on the clock:
Doctors rush patients out the door

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USA Today*, by Roni Caryn Rabin    Original Article
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Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/21/2014 5:19:02 AM     Post Reply
Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
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Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park


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