In what seems like a match made in trivia Heaven, Fox News' Greta Van Susteren recently sat down to play the Indecision Game. Let's see how she does…
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Everybody can relax. There's no need to panic. Greta Van Susteren does not need to go through with her threatened boycott of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner.
Thank god, right? I can't even imagine a Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner without pained smile of Greta Van Susteren staring up from the crowd. Or, to be more precise, I don't want to imagine…
The comedian Louis C.K. has withdrawn from his role as the host of a dinner for the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association in Washington, a press representative for the comedian said on Friday.
No further explanation for Louis C.K.'s cancellation was given by his press agent, but the announcement comes one day after the conservative Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren called for a boycott of the event.
What further explanation did he need to provide? That was clearly the reason. C.K. must have been feeling the heat from inside the industry. You know how they are. Do your very worst, but please, do not rob us of our Greta Van Susteren…
Tags: Correspondents' Dinner, Fox News, Greta Van Susteren, Louis C.K., Sarah Palin
Say what you will about Michele Bachmann, there's one thing you've got to admit: She's never said anything damagingly silly, patently wrong or laughably laughable…
Michele Bachmann: I haven't had a gaffe or something that I've done that has caused me to fall in the polls… And when it comes to the best Republican to take on Barack Obama and not have any clunker in my record to be able to take him on, it's me…
Greta Van Susteren: So you're talking about clunker — you mean the allegations — underline allegations, no proof of Mr. Herman Cain that there were two women who said that they were sexually harassed, and you had the Governor Perry's unfortunate 53-second gaffe at the — one of the debates — is that the clunker that brings people down?
Michele Bachmann: Those clunkers show that people — that that hurts candidates in the polls. I haven't had something like that. But what I've been…
Greta Van Susteren: Well, you've had a few — you've had a few little gaffes, maybe not recently, but you had the historic reference in Massachusetts, I think, and I think you had one…
Michele Bachmann: Well, I got Elvis Presley's birthday wrong, but I don't think that's a disqualifying factor for being president of the United States.
I guess maybe a statement does officially count as a "gaffe" (or "clunker," which, by the way, yuck) if it's months long and stretches across an entire campaign.
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Tags: Greta Van Susteren, Michele Bachmann, Primaries, Republicans
So, just to get you all caught up, first Karl Rove predicted that Sarah Palin would be jumping into the GOP primaries soon because — I don't know, because she's driving around in a bus with her face on the side of it acting like somebody who's getting ready to jump into the GOP primaries.
Then Sarah Palin got all huffy and was all like, How dare you speculate about me jumping into the GOP primaries just because I keep saying that I might be jumping into the GOP primaries?!
And now, Karl Rove — who I can only imagine is experiencing feeling of suicidal depression — decided to talk about Sarah Palin on a national news station! Well, on Fox News at any rate…
"I'm not privy to her thought-making process. But it is a sign of enormous thin skin that if we speculate about her she gets upset. And I suspect if we didn't speculate about her she'd be upset," Rove said, rebuffing the possibility suggested by [Greta] van Susteren that Palin herself wasn't aware of SarahPAC's response to Rove's remarks.
Rove referenced Palin’s "thin skin" twice during the interview and suggested she get thicker skin if she indeed makes the leap away from her Fox News role and into the Republican scrum, an unmade decision that has created unceasing speculation and the joking remarks of other Fox personalities who said they have "pulled punches" when discussing Palin the possible presidential candidate because they work with Palin the pundit.
"How's she going to react if she does get into the campaign and gets the scrutiny that every presidential candidate does get? I mean, that's not going to be a pretty sight," Rove said toward the end of his comments.
Oh my God! Is he aware that Greta Van Susteren's show is recorded? I've never been a big fan of Karl Rove, but I don't want to see the guy disemboweled and flayed alive.* While watching the actual clip (embedded after the jump) of Rove talking, I kept expected Sarah Palin herself to materialize Russell Edgington-style** behind him and reach through his chest brandishing his still-palpitating heart.
* No, seriously, I don't. Seriously.
** If you don't get this reference, then lucky you.
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Tags: Fox, Greta Van Susteren, Karl Rove, Sarah Palin
It's hard to imagine that anybody can actually have this many mutually-conflicting opinions on any one topic, but Newt Gingrich, once again, manages to impress.
Last night, he went on Fox News (where else) to talk to Greta Van Susteren and "clarify" his much talked about multiple stances on everything that Barack Obama is doing wrong in regards to Libya, and — in direct opposition to his statement two weeks ago, also to Greta Van Susteren, that "[W]e don’t have to send troops, all we have to do is suppress [Muammar Qaddafi's] air force, which we can do in minutes" — he said that…
"If they're serious about protecting civilians, you can't do that from the air. Qadaffi is going to use light infantry, he’s going to use his secret police. He’s going to be in the cities, he’s going to be inside buildings. You're not going to be able to do that with air power. This is a fundamental mistake. And I think is a typical politician's over-reliance on air power."
That's actually a valid argument. And his earlier argument was valid as well. They just happen to be completely at odds with one another and the sort of thing that should not come out of the same mouth within a fortnight of one another unless there was some sort of brain surgery that occurred in the middle time.
How does he explain away this cognitive oddity?
"I was responding in each case to changes in Obama’s position."
Yeah, we know that. That's kind of what everybody making fun of you for. Might as well have just said, "I was changing my opinion so as to continue criticizing the president when he unexpectedly did something for which I appeared to find no fault."
Tags: Barack Obama, Fox, Greta Van Susteren, Libya, Military, Muammar Qaddafi, Newt Gingrich